What is a "BBQ gun"?


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Drjones
August 5, 2004, 05:54 PM
I've seen this phrase several times now, including recently; "that gun is pretty enough for a Texas BBQ."

Does many in America make their BBQ's into gun shows/parades/contests too?

:)

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tlhelmer
August 5, 2004, 06:01 PM
I took it to mean a conversation piece.;)

Drizzt
August 5, 2004, 06:05 PM
nope... your BBQ gun is the nice shiny piece you wear when your needin to look all civilized, and such, as opposed to the gun you wear daily. Some LEOs might also call it your 'Court Gun'.

sm
August 5, 2004, 06:07 PM
A picture is worth a thousand words...until folks post pics...

Bacically - YES . Folks do have Real Working Guns for such occaissons. Ivory Stocks, Hand engraving, personalized. BBQ Gun is the simple name given for the genre...applicable to ...

Sunday go to meeting , Weddings, Funerals, Divorces, Shrimp Boils, Crawdad Festiivals, Crab Bakes, Fish Frys ( salt or freshwater), Birth of a Newborn, Retirement Parties, Asking The Daddy for his Daughter's hand in Marriage, Meeting the Momma of said daughter, Chili Cook-offs.....

Zundfolge
August 5, 2004, 06:24 PM
This here is a BBQ gun

http://www.morriscustompistols.com/Engraved%20Gun%20Photo.jpg

(its a large image at 2048x1536 pix so I just posted the link)


Even Glocks can be BBQ guns :neener:
http://www.thegunzone.com/glock/engraved19.html


And you can go "Tactical BBQ" as well
http://www.thegunzone.com/gaudy-mp5.html

sm
August 5, 2004, 06:42 PM
Z-
Those are "gaudy" not BBQ guns. You are gonna scare Drjones doing that. :p

I don't have pic...I showed up with Model 64 3" HB RB with Herrett Custom Stocks. My other - all Steel Combat Commander - with Herrett Custom Stocks.
Hey - I got class if I need to use it - besides , BBQ sauce shows up easier on steel , than Blued guns :D

Josh
August 5, 2004, 07:13 PM
Anybody know who to see about getting a Glock slide engraved with a bit of Kanji?

Mike Hull
August 5, 2004, 07:16 PM
What's the defining difference between a "BBQ" and a "Pimp" gun??;)

sm
August 5, 2004, 08:01 PM
BBQ gun has Ivory Stocks

Pimp gun has mother of pearl grips :D

JPL
August 5, 2004, 08:03 PM
A flame thrower.

A 2 second burst and those burgers are seared and done to perfection.

3 to 7 seconds for steaks, depending on the cut.

sm
August 5, 2004, 08:05 PM
...hell on marshmellows tho'.....:p

Moparmike
August 5, 2004, 08:22 PM
Only a pimp in a cheap New Orleans whorehouse would have...;)



The trigger on that Series 80 is ghastly. The person that made it should be shot for thinking up such a thing...:eek:

Azrael256
August 5, 2004, 08:34 PM
sm, there is actually some debate about the "pimp gun." We're all aware that only a pimp in a cheap New Orleans whorehouse would have a pearl-handled pistol, however, I have seen some other designs that rival the pearls. One was a Hi-Power with yellow and white gold grips (solid gold, too, family crest of some sort), gold plated trigger and front sight blade, and, of course, the rest of the gun is teflon coated. While all of that might be tastefully done (although I don't know how), it was pushed over the edge by the pearl plugs that covered the screws in the grips.

sm
August 5, 2004, 09:15 PM
I agree.

Being serious.
To me a BBQ or Court Gun is defined as a being a true combat weapon, proven by the user in actual use. I don't mean the firearm has actually been used in a gunfight [ granted, some have] - I mean the owner has practiced, and used them enough to know the gun runs with the ammo he has selected.

Some are "then" customized , others are built with reliablity based off a similar firearm and the intent is to have the BBQ gun made.

Simple - but elegant. Clean crisp lines. Tasteful engraving. Stocks that compliment - still functional. This is where "Less is More" often comes into play. Perhaps a Theme, LEO, Military Branch of Service, Tribute to a fallen father , son or buddy lost in harms way.

Too much stuff , just to have "on it" is gaudy and tastless IMO.

There are Four - 18K yellow gold Zippo Lighters, each having a special 14k white gold emblem of a certain bunch[ lets just say unit] that served in 'Nam.

Their leader was named Ed. 10 guys went in , 4 made it out alive. Ten names are engraved on these lighters, The style of engraving denotes whom made it - whom did not.

There is one more inscription: We damned near licked them Ed

I knew Ed , I made these, and 3 months after Ed was put to rest, I was with the 4 guys that survived at his marker. Those were real tears when I presented them, those were real tears I rec'd in return .

Some called them BBQ lighters...if they only knew....

Ian
August 5, 2004, 09:16 PM
Take a look at this thread:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=6653&highlight=barbecue+gun

45R
August 5, 2004, 09:21 PM
Finger licking good :)

XLMiguel
August 5, 2004, 09:40 PM
sm seems to have it down, overall.

Basically a tasteful dress piece & rig.

YMMV.

Muzzleflash
August 6, 2004, 03:06 AM
One was a Hi-Power with yellow and white gold grips (solid gold, too, family crest of some sort), gold plated trigger and front sight blade, and, of course, the rest of the gun is teflon coated. While all of that might be tastefully done (although I don't know how), it was pushed over the edge by the pearl plugs that covered the screws in the grips.

POST PICS.

Azrael256
August 6, 2004, 06:37 AM
It's not my gun, but I'll see if I can get a pic of it. This thing is fan-tastic.

Wingshooter
August 6, 2004, 10:55 AM
Here's a pic of one from the Texas Ranger hall of fame in Waco, Tx.

http://www.texasranger.org/dispatch/3/Graphics/Guns38Supa.jpg

The ones I usually see are similar to that, but usually have Ivory grips.

My dad has a cousin that's a retired Ranger, next time I go visit I'll see if I can take some pics of his gun. I remember seeing it as a kid and it was beautiful.

GunGoBoom
August 6, 2004, 11:06 AM
Wow, you really CAN gold-plate a fecal dropping. JK. :)

Sisco
August 6, 2004, 01:26 PM
I tried to BBQ a gun once, didn't come out well. Real tough and greasy tasting.

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=119560






I love it when this subject comes up! :D

chevrofreak
August 6, 2004, 01:27 PM
This would be my definition of a BBQ gun.

http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=21300999

Carried crossdraw in a modified Yaqui slide type holster made from ray skin.

Matt G
August 6, 2004, 01:47 PM
Sisco, what's up with the screw for the mainspring housing retention pin on the Sistima 1911?



Also, it's red onions for a blued pistol. White go on nickel.

jdege
August 6, 2004, 01:58 PM
http://www.dentrinity.com/ClarenceLai/Img/mg07.jpg

Sisco
August 6, 2004, 05:35 PM
Sisco, what's up with the screw for the mainspring housing retention pin on the Sistima 1911?

That would be 'cause it's not a Sistema. You're probably right about the red onions though.

Matt G
August 6, 2004, 07:38 PM
Okay, okay-- I took a shot in the dark. The photo's reduced and not high-enough resolution for me to read the tiny slide stampings. Is that an old military Colt? And whuzzup with the screw? :)


Also, jdege, that Hello Kitty IPSC gun ain't gonna be showin' up at any babecue I've ever been invited to. . . unless I start gettin' invites to barbecues with tofu dogs on the grill next to Gardenburgers (they're actually not bad, so long as you don't try to think of 'em as "meat."), Boca Burgers, and garnished with sashimi. :)

jdege
August 6, 2004, 07:55 PM
What?

You don't like "Hello Kitty"?

http://thumb9.webshots.com/s/thumb2/6/44/89/64664489BUdrYY_th.jpg

Matt G
August 7, 2004, 06:35 AM
Actually, I think it's pretty funny, and have far less problem with H.K. than most gun-totin' straight Texans.

No, my objection was to the proposal that a pistol with a big glass sight, big sight mount, and extnded compensator/muzzle weight would be carried at a barbecue. As mentioned previously, a Barbecue gun is supposed to be a dressed-up practical firearm, preferably worn in a nice-looking holster that compliments it. (At which point you have what is known as a "barbecue rig.")

The barbecue rig of one of our Moderators:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=1166752

sm
August 7, 2004, 07:05 AM
:D
Now that's a BBQ Gun.

Lemme guess , the owner is in TX and BBQ is gonna be REAL Meat , most likely beef, the fire is wood with mesquite chips....if not just all mesquite wood.
There will be long neck beer and straight bourbon whiskey. No blends, and for darn sure no stupid drinks with little umbrella's ...

Now while the Real Beef is cooking....folks munch on sausage links, dove breasts, deer jerky....open the small side of the cooker....over there....yeah that thing about the size of a Airstream [tm] put there to keep warm...

Keg has to float before sunrise...it is a TX State Law I do believe. ;)

There is usually at least one SAA Colt, at these "gatherings"....yep - the fellow knows how to use it too...

The ladies....now the ladies if a "black tie" BBQ affair ....nothing sexier than a engraved , hard chromed Colt .380 Gov't , and a lady in a little black dress....
Jeans affair....She uses the matching Commander instead...

Sisco
August 7, 2004, 10:50 AM
Matt G
It's a Llama 'Extra' in 9mm Largo. Don't know whats up with the screw. My Dad bought that thing many years ago and I keep it around.

Matt G
August 7, 2004, 03:28 PM
Lemme guess , the owner is in TX and BBQ is gonna be REAL Meat , most likely beef, the fire is wood with mesquite chips....if not just all mesquite wood.
There will be long neck beer and straight bourbon whiskey. No blends, and for darn sure no stupid drinks with little umbrella's ...

Good call. That particular gussied up Gvmt Model was commisioned by a Texas Ranger, back in the day. Of course its owner is a Texan, through and through, too. :) Its owner has a taste for good bourbon, and more than a taste for well-smoked beef brisket. (Truth be told, while the man enjoys the former, he's downright involved with the latter!) Don't underestimate the number of chunks of Texas meat that get smoked over hickory, too. It's a native tree, found along many a Texan creekbed.

Only problem I have with it is the silly seguaro cactus on it. It's a Texas rig (has the state in gold, with Fort Worth prominently noted, on the other stock panel), but has that dadgummed caracature of a plant on it! Dumb. There's not a seguaro cactus growing in the wild in the entire Lone Star State, nor has there been one. They're all in Arizona and Mexico. It's a small pet peeve, but it's real.

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