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doc2rn
July 14, 2009, 04:53 PM
Who does the best artwork, and which weapon would you put it on? I am thinking I really want one of these before the next Obama scare! :banghead: Any pics would be appreciated.

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RoostRider
July 14, 2009, 05:04 PM
BBQ??????

I mean seriously..... what does that mean aside from Bar-B-Que????....

Tim the student
July 14, 2009, 05:07 PM
You know when dogs cock their heads and look all puzzled? Yeah, thats how I looked when I read this.

I have no idea what you are talking about.

As far as art goes, I can tell you that I like Dale Chihuly. I am fairly certain that he doesn't do anything with guns though.

Hillbillyz
July 14, 2009, 05:26 PM
I might be wrong but I believe BBQ guns are highly decorated handguns. During big BBQ's and family get togethers out west they show off their fancy shootin irons.

CoRoMo
July 14, 2009, 05:27 PM
http://i344.photobucket.com/albums/p328/feedwagon/Barrett416007.jpg

RoostRider
July 14, 2009, 05:30 PM
I might be wrong but I believe BBQ guns are highly decorated handguns. During big BBQ's and family get togethers out west they show off their fancy shootin irons.

Hmmmmmmm..... now...... we were supposed to just know this?... I've never heard of such practices....

Wish my family had BBQ's like that..... but more off I wish posters asking questions would be more articulate.... (not jabbing you doc.... since that apparently was the universally accepted use of BBQ?)

EDIT- YES, now that is what I was thinking of when I heard BBQ gun CoRoMo..... lol... I'd feel a little intimidated driving behind the guy hauling that!!!... glad I'm not the only one who doesn't get it.....

Mikil
July 14, 2009, 05:31 PM
Thats what I call a BBQ grill, where can I get one? Be great for shoots and gatherings.

TexasRifleman
July 14, 2009, 05:39 PM
mean seriously..... what does that mean aside from Bar-B-Que????....

BBQ guns are guns that you wear openly and are usually highly decorated with engravings, or some nice shine of some kind. Usually in a leather holster with some embossing.

Nice looking stuff, like you wear to the neighbors BBQ cookout. Sunday best as it were.....

Hmmmmmmm..... now...... we were supposed to just know this?... I've never heard of such practices....

What state are you in? Pretty common term here in Texas, not sure about the rest of the country.

Kleanbore
July 14, 2009, 05:40 PM
I might be wrong but I believe BBQ guns are highly decorated handguns. During big BBQ's and family get togethers out west they show off their fancy shootin irons.

I once heard the term while watching an episode of Cowboys, and I think you are right--plated, engraved, fancy grips, fancy belt and holster. Kinda like what Gene and Roy wore, and Hoppy.

Probably applies more to CAS-related social events than to just "out west."

A quick trip to the Colt website shows that they still do it. May cost more than a car, but if you want a real Persian rug you don't contract with someone in Viet Nam.

Model P, of course.

Darn, it would be nice to get one.

I saw a Colt Woodsman with Colt engraving for sale the other day for more than $3,000. Gone in less than a week.

TexasRifleman
July 14, 2009, 05:43 PM
Here's mine, wore it on the Fourth....

Not too fancy really. Not like some I've seen. Some people get carried away.

http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=100803&d=1246648954

Pine Knob
July 14, 2009, 05:45 PM
I thought he meant a flame thrower.
http://i376.photobucket.com/albums/oo203/iluvpyrostuff/26jun14-lawn-mower-flame-thrower.jpg

rduckwor
July 14, 2009, 05:45 PM
Fancy guns with nice grips and a nice tooled holster. Also known as "court" guns. What you would wear to the courthouse when it's your day to testify or supervise a defendant/prisoner.

You boys need to get to Texas more often., You'd know these thangs.

Avenger29
July 14, 2009, 05:51 PM
I can't stand engraving on firearms, but I like a nice revolver, either high polish blue or stainless steel with wood grips in a nice leather holster. Single or double action.

A classic auto, like a 1911, Browning Hi Power, or one of the older Sigs also works. Something with nice lines and good looks.

CoRoMo
July 14, 2009, 05:52 PM
Nice looking stuff, like you wear to the neighbors BBQ cookout. Sunday best as it were.....

Reminds me of the line...

You show Colts and Kimbers to your friends. You show your Glock to your enemies.

RoostRider
July 14, 2009, 05:53 PM
What state are you in? Pretty common term here in Texas, not sure about the rest of the country.

We probably couldn't be much further apart and still be in the contiguous 48.... I'm in MN.... lol..... but we still like a good BBQ here too you know.... :)

Interesting tradition.... gotta give the kudos to Texans for that one I guess...... since around here people would freak on you all armed up at a BBQ.... and you can't even go into a courthouse with a large belt buckle on.... lol...

Thanks for the heads up...... back to the original post.... I have NO IDEA where you could get a good artist to do that kind of work....

CWL
July 14, 2009, 05:59 PM
Wayne D'Angelo, if you want engraving done right.

http://dangeloengraving.com/

BBQ guns aren't just for Texans. You are either young, or you live in an area where traditions have become so politically-correct as to lose this meaning.

mbt2001
July 14, 2009, 05:59 PM
+1 Rifleman

Also worn by SO's during court duty or some other "formal" type event. As far as who does the engraving, you might check out Jim Downing's website. Just remember to get an engraved holster from El Paso Saddlery to go with it.

http://thelawdogfiles.blogspot.com/2006/03/court-guns-and-bbq-guns.html
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=103034

http://jrfrenchgunengraver.com/db4/00329/jrfrenchgunengraver.com/_uimages/Elcenweb1.jpg

Cougfan2
July 14, 2009, 06:02 PM
This would be a BBQ gun!
http://www.geminicustoms.com/Pics/home/center4.jpg

Robert
July 14, 2009, 06:09 PM
Normally a highly engraved, very flashy SAA or 1911 is a nicly tooled leather rig to be worn for all to see... and be jealous of. Now me, I wore my Lithgow No1 MkIII at the BBQ on Sunday...

SaxonPig
July 14, 2009, 06:25 PM
A BBQ gun is a fancy, showy sidearm worn to events (such as a BBQ) where you can show off and maybe even do some actual shooting.

This is the quintessential BBQ gun. Engraved, ivory stocks, fancy tooled leather belt and holster with a gold buckle and inset silver dollar.

I can smell the ribs now.


http://www.fototime.com/EB89C32F7D30AAA/standard.jpg

2RCO
July 14, 2009, 07:22 PM
Dale Chihuly

I'm a big fan of Chihuly glass (sorry guys art not optics) but I'd suggest some other guys for gun work as well!

I must admit the first time I ever heard the term BBQ gun was around some Texas LEO's. There are some specially requested red 2RCo grips somewhere down there on a really nice engraved Colt or two.

DRYHUMOR
July 14, 2009, 07:25 PM
I wish I had a BBQ gun. :(

jhco
July 14, 2009, 07:37 PM
I wish I had some BBQ!

Lou McGopher
July 14, 2009, 07:58 PM
BBQ + Fancy Guns = Win

Working Man
July 14, 2009, 07:58 PM
CoRoMo, that is awesome. My BBQ is either my .44 Mateba or my V12 .45 Super.

I might be wrong but I believe BBQ guns are highly decorated handguns. During big BBQ's and family get togethers out west they show off their fancy shootin irons.


Or just unusual.... somthing fun and unique.

smee781
July 14, 2009, 08:04 PM
It's ok guy's just because you dont know what something means dosn't mean you need to go off on the OP, I knew what a BBQ gun is, I'm from TX and mabye it's just a TX thing. Your not perfect but that's ok. We like you anyway.

Working Man
July 14, 2009, 08:07 PM
smee781 taking over SC for us eh? :D

hso
July 14, 2009, 08:07 PM
geniusknowit has the sense of it.

I don't agree that it has to be engraved or otherwise heavily embellished.

Instead of, but just like watches, a BBQ Gun has to be dressy. Classic gunsmith high art or heavily embellished it would be the dress gun to wear to be seen and admired. Some will take the approach that gilding the lily is gauche while others think the more fancy work the better.

SharpsDressedMan
July 14, 2009, 09:35 PM
The Wife's Colt Super .38, by Ron French, Irving, Texas ..........................................................................................................http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05257.jpg......................................................................................................................................

SharpsDressedMan
July 14, 2009, 09:38 PM
Mine...............................................................................................................................................................................http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05276.jpg

vogski
July 14, 2009, 09:40 PM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_XCkTSf0swcQ/SBRE74PY6zI/AAAAAAAAB04/4iP2MMVF_q4/s400/TEJASuglyRIGHT713.jpg

ezypikns
July 14, 2009, 10:49 PM
But I'm currently lusting after a BBQ rig from Tucker Gunleather.

But how do I justify spending 300.00 on a rig no one will ever see.

Hillbillyz
July 15, 2009, 12:12 AM
I believe I need to get over to Texas more often. Good food and fine guns, ont me in.

Lone_Gunman
July 15, 2009, 12:49 AM
Where does Pimp Gun end and BBQ Gun begin?

HK G3
July 15, 2009, 01:03 AM
So basically, BBQ guns are the RKBA equivalent of bling-bling? :neener:

fireman 9731
July 15, 2009, 01:10 AM
This one isn't mine... but it is for sale on the forums here right now.

http://thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=99273&d=1243959922

Not the fanciest... but fancy enough, IMO.

ClickClickD'oh
July 15, 2009, 01:20 AM
Just to clear things up, there are court guns and there are BBQ guns, but they are not the same.

Think of it as a three grade system. Work gun, Court Gun, BBQ gun.

Your work gun is the one that gets the daily wear. It's the one that's going to have holster wear, well worn grips and generally be the most utilitarian of your guns. No room for junk here. Keep this gun business. May be carried in a nylon rig.

The court gun is a step up from the work gun in terms of fancy, but should still be utilitarian in apperance. Blued, black or matte stainless is fine. Put some aftermarket grips on it, nothing gaudy though. The rig should be black or brown leather, plain or basketweave. Sometimes also called a church gun. They key here is that the gun is more dressed up than the daily carry piece, but is still fashionably respectable.

The BBQ gun is where things get shiny. Get some really good custom grips on there. Something that gets attention. Go for ivory, mother of pearl or some fancy wood none of your neighbors knew existed. Get some engraving on the gun and on your rig too. If you can get some inlay in the engraving even better. That rig better be leather. The trick here is to get a gun/rig combo that is very flashy without breaking the pimp barrier.

shooterfromtexas
July 15, 2009, 01:22 AM
Am I the only one who thinks BBQ guns are ugly?

doc2rn
July 15, 2009, 01:57 AM
I was thinking of something in polished stainless steel then adding silver grips and engraving the whole thing. Probably gonna go with a 3" S&W. I want the rig to be black to offset the weapon.

Tomahawk674
July 15, 2009, 02:03 AM
Isn't that Colt up there the gun from Titanic? ;)

loop
July 15, 2009, 06:22 AM
Guess I've lived in cowboy country too long. I have at least three bbq guns, more church guns and a couple of working guns.

Working guns are often more interesting. They have to be able to bang up against fence posts, horse pens and pickup doors and still be reliable and shoot straight.

For edification, a bbq gun is the best you have and one you want to be remembered for toting. Mine are clean. They ride in fully hand-tooled holsters with grips that cost more than a Rock Island. The finishes are pristine and they have all the upgrades. But, they are NEVER engraved. I'm not fond of engraving.

However, they will outshoot anything from anybody's custom shop. They have to. I may have to justify those hand-carved grips and the hand-tooled holster to some fool showing off a Glock.

If you don't know what a bbq gun/church gun/court gun is, you need to work on your education - or move to **********.

hso
July 15, 2009, 08:58 AM
To get a "feel" for the whole idea think of it like dress watches or cars or boots. Some folks go for understated while others go for flashy embellishment.

Flyboy
July 15, 2009, 09:05 AM
LawDog explains:
http://thelawdogfiles.blogspot.com/2006/03/court-guns-and-bbq-guns.html

DAVIDSDIVAD
July 15, 2009, 09:29 AM
To be honest with you, I think this:

http://dangeloengraving.com/DSCF2918.JPG

is far more beautiful than this:

http://dangeloengraving.com/DSCF2930.JPG


( pictures from http://dangeloengraving.com/in_process.htm )

ezypikns
July 15, 2009, 09:54 AM
Am I the only one who thinks BBQ guns are ugly?

But I'm with you on a few of these. Sometimes with engraving you can have too much of a good thing.

doc2rn
July 15, 2009, 11:38 AM
I think I want it more like Sharpsdressedmans wife's .38 super than the uber engraved. Maybe some laser etching would be more appropriate. I still think I want an all stainless look with brushed silver grips. Lest I forget thank you all for your ideas and pics thus far.

ThePunisher'sArmory
July 15, 2009, 11:43 AM
CoRoMo that is a sweet pit is that yours or a pic found on the net?

possom813
July 15, 2009, 11:48 AM
For edification, a bbq gun is the best you have and one you want to be remembered for toting.

I like that definition. I finally got a bbq gun, and I figure it's to each his own on the engraving art, I don't particularly care for it. I'm going with the Ruger Super Blackhawk, blued, with white stag grips and 7 1/2" barrel.

mcdonl
July 15, 2009, 12:14 PM
I would rather brag about my groupings. The one that I shoot best is my BBQ gun.

DC300a
July 15, 2009, 12:36 PM
Where does Pimp Gun end and BBQ Gun begin? :D


AMEN! Plan, good lines, nice metal... too much embellishment is just plan ugle!:barf:

TexasRifleman
July 15, 2009, 12:41 PM
Where does Pimp Gun end and BBQ Gun begin?

Not sure where the line is, but the gold plated Desert Eagle is over the line for sure :)

armoredman
July 15, 2009, 12:45 PM
This is as fancy as I can get.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/PICT0272.jpg

maskedman504
July 15, 2009, 12:50 PM
TexasRifleman, you forgot the tiger stripes!

http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/zombie/images/7/74/De23awi8.jpg

mcdonl
July 15, 2009, 03:53 PM
Thats fancy enough for me armoredman.

Dimis
July 15, 2009, 11:44 PM
Ok i think we need more clarification here

BBQ gun is now obvious but just to reitterate its a highly decorated "flashy" sidearm worn to family outings almost as an accessory to ones outfit

a Pimp gun has to be a highly ornate gun that most wouldnt deam worthy of all the flash (read bling) i.e a desert eagle in gold tiger stripe or a glock with jewels set in the frame (yea ive seen that) oh and the decoration is more than likely considered "tacky" not tastefull

EDC (every day carry) guns are obviously workhorses that dont get the fancy polish etc and get beat up and banged in there daily use

Church guns are the not so embelished firearms that are not as highly decorated as a BBQ gun but still done in a tastefull manor

anyone else think of one add it on

.38 Special
July 15, 2009, 11:56 PM
S&W actually does some very high quality custom engraving. I would consider them if you have an S&W that you want done. Prices start at almost $1100 for 25% coverage, and can exceed $8000 for full coverage on their biggest frames...

FireArmFan
July 16, 2009, 01:21 AM
This is my BBQ gun

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z112/firearmfan/DSC00235.jpg

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