9mm BBQ Gun?


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tguil
March 7, 2010, 01:35 PM
What would make a good looking and not too expensive (around $1000 or a little less) 9mm BBQ gun and holster set. I've been thinking Browning HiPower and an El Paso Tom Threepersons holster. I definitely want a gun with a quality blued or brushed stainless finish. Absolutely nothing "tacticool". This gun would be carrying a little, shot a little and looked at a lot. :D

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KenW.
March 7, 2010, 01:40 PM
Is this for open carry at a BBQ or something? :confused:

Perhaps you are carrying for the wrong reason if you are that concerned about looks. Just get a pistol you can shoot well and carry it. Looks are secondary.

PT1911
March 7, 2010, 01:46 PM
bbq gun is a show off gun.... lets start with that to avoid confusion.. it isnt a gun that is meant to be carried for any practical purpose other than to show it off.... IE... engraving, inlays,and highly polished.... ETC..

bg226
March 7, 2010, 01:56 PM
1911 in 9mm. :)

earlthegoat2
March 7, 2010, 02:02 PM
I firmly believe a 9mm BBQ gun will have to be either a BHP or a 1911. That is just how it is. You may be able to get by with a highly polished Beretta 92. Maybe.

Just stick with the HP.

The HP with the polished chrome finish or the Renaissance model.

Something like this would be a start.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=160093124

Browning and FN both offered limited runs of some super shiny and inlaid guns. Some of which are pretty gaudy but would make for a great BBQ gun.

doc540
March 7, 2010, 02:29 PM
9mm Commander

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Colt%20Combat%20Commander%20II/DSCN0939-1.jpg

SharpsDressedMan
March 7, 2010, 03:00 PM
"bbq gun is a show off gun.... lets start with that to avoid confusion.. it isnt a gun that is meant to be carried for any practical purpose other than to show it off.... IE... engraving, inlays,and highly polished.... ETC.. "




Speculation!:D My engraved Colt has won a local combat match, and a beautiful trophy. I carry it when it suits, but it goes to BBQ's, too. All of my "pretty" guns get carried. Life is too short to leave them in a vault. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05335.jpg

boricua9mm
March 7, 2010, 03:25 PM
My choice would be an HK P7 in Brushed Hard Chrome with a set of wooden grips, but I have a soft spot for European handguns.

That being said, as of late my BBQ gun is usually a hand-polished S&W Model 65 3-inch, but that discussion belongs in the Revolver section. ;)

w_houle
March 7, 2010, 03:33 PM
Steyr GB? (http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=159929244)

angel1216
March 7, 2010, 04:14 PM
glock 23. with 9mm lone wolf conversion barrel.best of both worlds. reliability and pretty!!!

Quiet
March 7, 2010, 04:33 PM
In 9x19mm...

First choice: H&K P7M8 with NP3 finish and Nill grips. :D

Second choice: Browning High Power Standard 75th Anniversary. :cool:

Third choice: DaeWoo DP51 with NP3 finish. Because people will be suprised to find out that DaeWoo has been making firearms longer than they've been making cars and electronics. :neener:

TIMC
March 7, 2010, 04:39 PM
My choice would be this little Kahr MK9 Elite. The little gun is small, elegant, and a great shooter if the need arises; just right for social events. ;)


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/KahrMK9Elite.jpg?t=1267994122

9mmepiphany
March 7, 2010, 04:49 PM
how about a Springfield Armory EMP

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n79/9mmepiphany/DSC_1644.jpg

if you don't like the Coco Bolo, i'd add a set of G10 "Horned Lizard" or AlumaGrips.

you could pack it in a elephant of elephant trimmed holster

MikePGS
March 7, 2010, 04:50 PM
Nickel polished CZ-75

ATBackPackin
March 7, 2010, 05:07 PM
Like this but not crazy about those grips.

tguil
March 7, 2010, 05:10 PM
Thanks for the suggestions so far.

I simply want a nice looking, good shooter in 9mm. I am leaning towards a blued HiPower with custom wood grips. A 9mm on the 1911 frame would work too. Something the size of a Commander. I have read a lot of great stuff about the CZ's and the 75b Limited Edition would probably be OK. I have several "practical' handguns that are great for handgun hunting or self-defense if necessary. The only thing that I carry regularly is a Ruger Mark II when I walking or working on my acreage. In my situation I don't see the need for concealed carry or open carry unless I am hiking or hunting in isolated areas.

In my part of the country we really don't carry at BBQ's. I guess that I just want to show off a bit at the range. :D

SharpsDressedMan
March 7, 2010, 05:10 PM
Polished stainless 9mm. http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05540.jpg

KenW.
March 7, 2010, 05:13 PM
bbq gun is a show off gun.... lets start with that to avoid confusion.. it isnt a gun that is meant to be carried for any practical purpose other than to show it off.... IE... engraving, inlays,and highly polished.... ETC..

Pure silliness. Just take the money and pin it to your belt loop.

The Lone Haranguer
March 7, 2010, 06:14 PM
Pure silliness. Just take the money and pin it to your belt loop.

Oh, come on. Men have embellished or decorated their personal weapons for thousands of years.

For some fancy gunleather, check out http://alfonsosgunleather.com .

SharpsDressedMan
March 7, 2010, 06:35 PM
You could always invest your money in the stock market and give 1/3 of it away............

bullturkey
March 7, 2010, 07:41 PM
Pretty in pink maybe, pretty in polymer ? Never!!!

Jeff23
March 7, 2010, 07:47 PM
RG .22 with a busted firing pin? :)

RobMoore
March 7, 2010, 07:48 PM
http://www.fishkind.com/collection/images/cz75sp01_7.jpg

SalchaketJoe
March 7, 2010, 08:20 PM
+1 more on the CZ 75 in satin nickle. Just plain sexy, and can do cocked and lock so you fit in with the 1911s

w_houle
March 7, 2010, 09:21 PM
Oh come on... a BBQ gun is suppose to be unique and/ or special
Eve this http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=160086489 would be better than a standard CZ 75

engravertom
March 7, 2010, 09:30 PM
Having engraved a couple of BBQ guns, I would say that the term usually refers to a heavily engraved gun, which is meant to out do al the other engraved guns at that particular social event. So far, I have only done revolvers, and two derringers, all for the same client. The first was a restoration of an old Colt SAA, the others were copies of the same gun. The derringers were derived from the same design.

A BHP would pretty up real nice, but the engraving would likely run more than a grand itself.

A Glock would be tough to engrave, what with the polymer frame. I think the slide coating is pretty hard too!

I'm supposed to have an opportunity to cut a nice 1911 soon. We'll see how it comes out.

Take care,

Tom

easyg
March 8, 2010, 01:03 PM
bbq gun is a show off gun.... lets start with that to avoid confusion.. it isnt a gun that is meant to be carried for any practical purpose other than to show it off.... IE... engraving, inlays,and highly polished.... ETC..

I think the more commonly accepted term for a show off gun is "A SAFE QUEEN", which is a gun that seldom leaves the safe, only making appearances to try and impress friends who are impressed by "purdy guns".


"BBQ gun"???
This just makes no sense to me whatsoever.

Did you just coin the phrase or did you hear it somewhere?

WC145
March 8, 2010, 01:59 PM
I believe the term originated in Texas but it's been around a good long while. Try Googling it and you'll be surprised by what you find.

cskny
March 8, 2010, 02:11 PM
I think you should check out this thread: ;)

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=510190

millertyme
March 8, 2010, 02:20 PM
This would be prefect.

http://lundestudio.com/photos/bhp-renaissance-nill-fn0258-top.jpg

19-3Ben
March 8, 2010, 02:59 PM
glock 23. with 9mm lone wolf conversion barrel.best of both worlds. reliability and pretty!!!

Wait.... c'mon.... really?
That may the first time that I've ever heard anyone accuse a Glock of being pretty.

Millertyme- I'm not a fan of engraved guns, but that may be one of the most beautifully done guns I've ever seen.

GForceLizard
March 8, 2010, 04:17 PM
SVI Personal Defense Pistol. All business, performance is sexy.

gordy
March 8, 2010, 04:29 PM
Sharpeddressedmans Colt is real nice:cool: but that highpower is SWEET.
Mine is less most of the blue and is a fine gun. But I do think I am in love with the browning.

9mmepiphany
March 8, 2010, 04:48 PM
I think the more commonly accepted term for a show off gun is "A SAFE QUEEN", which is a gun that seldom leaves the safe, only making appearances to try and impress friends who are impressed by "purdy guns".


"BBQ gun"???
This just makes no sense to me whatsoever.

Did you just coin the phrase or did you hear it somewhere?

i remember this term from back in the 70s and i do believe it originated in Texas. the idea was to strap on your fancy hand-tooled holster and belt and slip in your latest "blinged out" handgun to show off when you went to a BBQ at your friends ranch.

if not from Texas, it is certainly from the South West

a Safe Queen is a gun you keep in your home and bring out to show the "guys" after dinner. it would trace it's American roots to monied households where the gentlemen would retire to the study for brandy and cigars and handle their Purdys or Holland & Hollands

anyone who would even suggest a utility pistol as a BBQ gun, just doesn't understand the concept

TXHORNS
March 8, 2010, 05:03 PM
Blued HP with wood grips is about as pretty as a 9mm can get for me. I like engravings on some rifles or shotguns but they dont do it for me on pistols.

Fishslayer
March 8, 2010, 05:18 PM
What a co-in-kee-dink...:D

Here ya go. 1 left in 9mm, but ya only have 3 days left.

http://v2.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=160000812

FWIW, if I wanted a gun for BBQ it would be an early M29 .44 Mag w/8 3/4" barrel in nickel finish with Target stocks in some kind of fancy wood.

Edit: hehe... I see cskny has beaten me to it. Well played, sir! :D


Oh, come on. Men have embellished or decorated their personal weapons for thousands of years.

I was gonna make some remark till I remembered that just a couple days ago I was looking at a 96FS & already making plans for a set of checkered wood grips for it. I guess it's all a matter of degree...

SharpsDressedMan
March 8, 2010, 07:18 PM
There are two philosphies regarding the wearing of ornate guns. The first is the practical. Most guys that would even shell out the money for a decked out gun would tend to want to baby it, to protect their investment. Even a nice Browning "Renaissance" Hi Power (like the beauty shown above) would lose a little value if the silver plating got rubbed by a holster. Hence, most high end, engraved, or otherwise decked out pistols would be safe queens. On the other end, there are a few who own them, and feel that to use, carry, shoot, or put some wear on them is just part of treating themselves to the best. I think it funny that trap shooters will buy and use a Perazzi costing over $3000, but laugh at someone with a $3K engraved pistol on their hip. Same with the tac rifle crowd. Plain black rifles can go $2.5K and up, and you'd better believe that some of them are going to get shot, and some even drug through tough combat courses, or fielded in harsh places. There goes the nice black finish! I do not want to go through this life leaving my guns unfired, uncarried, in a vault, for my descendents to sell at a garage sales. My Colt Government started life as a plain ol' used gun from a gunshow, got a set of Bomars, trigger job, and tightened up barrel from Accurate Plating & Weaponry. I had them add a match hammer, trigger, etc, and leave the finishing to my engraver, who hammered on it for quite a few hours, and even surprised me with a gold inlay. All in all, my Colt came in way under a Perazzi, or a high end AR. The pistol shoots well, and has a trigger under 3 lbs. It was MADE to be shot, so why not carry it too? I do not wait for BBQ's; they are too few and far in between. If you want to see a LOT of BBQ type guns that got carried, and carried a lot, try the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco, TX. Those boys were proud to carry their guns; you can see the bluing wear or the finely scratched nickel or gold plate. You only live once.

Skillet
March 8, 2010, 07:31 PM
How about this?

http://i48.tinypic.com/140yzpw.jpg

Sorry, couldnt resist.

:D:D:D

lions
March 8, 2010, 07:34 PM
IMHO

http://lundestudio.com/photos/bhp-renaissance-left-full.jpg
http://lundestudio.com/photos/bhp-renaissance-left-front.jpg

w_houle
March 8, 2010, 08:15 PM
How about this?
Hmm... not meant to be shot much, not common, and if you buy one that's not a repro; an NFA item to boot!
If you want to go for things of that nature, the only thing that would beat that is http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=160128700
this, although the $8,459.75 price tag excludes rather handily, but how often do you see a working M-79?

tguil
March 8, 2010, 08:58 PM
Guess I meant "court gun". http://thelawdogfiles.blogspot.com/2006/03/court-guns-and-bbq-guns.html

engravertom
March 8, 2010, 10:35 PM
This has turned into an excellent thread! Thanks for the pics and the lawdog link. Great stuff!

Tom

CPshooter
March 9, 2010, 02:48 AM
Never heard of a BBQ gun before, but at least now I know what the term means. Very nice pics so far..those guns are beautiful!

KAK
March 9, 2010, 03:26 AM
I can think of a few.

Rohrbaugh R9
Sig p226 line up
Kahr
And I love the BHP idea too

earlthegoat2
March 9, 2010, 11:21 AM
lions has the BBQ gun concept firmly in hand

I likey.

BBQ have to be atrociously gaudy. Nickel, gold, pearl please. There are exceptions to this rule but I like nickel and pearl to be sure. Need to get a BBQ gun.

Court Guns and BBQ Guns (http://thelawdogfiles.blogspot.com/2006/03/court-guns-and-bbq-guns.html)

^Required reading about BBQ guns and Court Guns which are similar in idea but different in form.

SharpsDressedMan
March 9, 2010, 11:51 AM
NOT a BBQ gun..................................................................................http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m247/matquig/DSC05300.jpg

Mp7
March 9, 2010, 12:09 PM
... being german, iŽd bring a Luger .. and spend the afternoon explaining
how soooo not nazi i am :-)

a nice Blackpowder Colt ...

a S&W Topbreak revolver ...

a broomhandle Mauser ...

a chromed Mp7 ...


of course u could always outdo
everyone by bringing a Mosin,
and offering Shishkebabs off your bayonet :)

alienbogey
March 9, 2010, 01:38 PM
HK P7. Plum slide. NP3'd frame. 9mm, per the OP.

millertyme
March 9, 2010, 02:09 PM
lion - same gun, different grips. Definitely what a BBQ gun should be.

rattletrap1970
March 9, 2010, 02:22 PM
I completely understand it. It's a show piece, something with "Oooo" factor. You know, you look at it and go "Oooo". I think it would be pretty cool to have a show piece. It's kinda like having one good suit, or an expensive pair of boots.

I'm working on one now. It's an MAB model D. It will have Niter blued non essentials, the frame and slide will be charcoal blued. The custom barrel is over length and threaded for an AAC suppressor. The suppressor will be sand blasted, polished, then acid etched with a vine pattern then satin clear coated.

Just something to do.

bsctov
March 9, 2010, 05:34 PM
I'd imagine a Glock 19 with a bit of sweet baby rays applied with a brush would taste good, you would have to buy some coleslaw if you went this route, however...:o

Mr.Davis
March 9, 2010, 11:34 PM
The "Barbecue Gun" is the three piece suit of the gun world. In the south they sometimes have "barbecues" which are usually fancy dinners, and the invitation will say something along the lines of "come heeled", meaning, come packing. Wearing a Glock in Kydex would be a serious Faux Pas...a beautifully engraved 1911 in leather would fit right in.

At such an event, the Barbecue Gun is more of a status symbol than it is a self-defense arm...but a criminal would be remiss to assume those safe queens aren't loaded :D

tguil
March 9, 2010, 11:36 PM
If we have a really nice gun, no one needs to tell us. We already know it.

IMTHDUKE
March 10, 2010, 12:20 AM
The first two here are black tie bbq, the bottom a more casual affair:)
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww2/imthduke/GUNS/trio.jpg
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww2/imthduke/GUNS/62520996551619.jpg
http://i700.photobucket.com/albums/ww2/imthduke/GUNS/62520996593739.jpg

Chimbarazo
March 10, 2010, 01:05 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v717/Guevera/DSCN0183.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v717/Guevera/DSCN0140.jpg

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