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Barbecue rig on a Weber budget

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by hmphargh, Feb 4, 2010.

  1. hmphargh

    hmphargh Well-Known Member

    While, it is a bit cold still, it is starting to be the season when people start thinking about barbecuing around here. I was wondering what you guys would suggest in a show off handgun and holster.

    Now here is the challenge: $500. Yes, for the gun and holster.

    I know this might be absolutely insane, but barbecue guns are all about what people want, and I want to give this a shot. I know I'm not going to get a gun with tons of scroll work and a gold trigger and hammer. I'm guessing there won't be any autoloaders in the mix at this price, and I'm open for unusual suggestions. I could go out and buy something quite a bit more expensive, but I like the idea of this challenge.

    Any suggestions are welcome, and feel free to ask any questions if you want, I look forward to hearing your suggestions.
  2. David E

    David E Well-Known Member

    Best value in a good and holster that "look" good are the single action revolvers. Get a vintage Lawrence holster to fit and you're good to go.
  3. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    Given that you probably don't need to shoot the thing too often, here's one way to do it for between $421 and $491, plus shipping, all brand new, and you could have it in your hands tomorrow if you really needed it and paid extra for shipping. No FFL required, either.


    Gun, engraved, with gold hammer, trigger and cylinder, nickel frame and barrel $360:

    If you're not a nickel guy, blue/cch/brass here $320:

    Alternative nickel/gold $390:

    Tooled belt $48:

    Matching tooled holster $53:
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2010
  4. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Well-Known Member

    CZ 82 and have it high-gloss re-blued or nickled by Springfield, or another quality armorer. Put some mother-of-pearl grips on the blued gun, or a nice mesquite burl on the nickled gun and show it off.

  5. huntsman

    huntsman Well-Known Member

    My question was going to be what but now I have to ask WHY? Am I missing something in the frozen tundra of Ohio?
  6. hmphargh

    hmphargh Well-Known Member

    You're probably not missing too much, people like to bring guns to show off on occasion, often at barbecues or picnics. I know there are people out there that would go out and buy an old museum quality Colt SAA, get some scroll work on a minty old S&W, or have a 98% Colt 1911 from 1911, throw it in a holster, and like to show it off. I'm thinking about that, but I want to see what you could get on a budget.
  7. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

    Maybe that's what happens when your state doesn't allow open carry, there's essentially no public land hunting, and people want to have their guns out in the open air sometimes.:D
  8. wlewisiii

    wlewisiii Well-Known Member

    Century has cheap Mk IV Webley's right now. Get one and an old military flap holster, add a whip & you've got Indiana Jones' rig from "Last Crusade". Do a nice high gloss reblue on it & it'll be a good conversation starter.

    Make it an early S&W M&P for the "Raiders" look.

  9. pikid89

    pikid89 Well-Known Member

    get a ruger blackhawk .357 or a single six convertible...both functional and awesome looking
  10. hmphargh

    hmphargh Well-Known Member

    I've already got a blued single six convertible, I was thinking something a bit bigger, the blackhawk came to mind when I wrote the post, it is definitely on my short list.
  11. huntsman

    huntsman Well-Known Member

    Ok got it, do they have shooting competitions or just for show? Think nickel plate or polished stainless. Maybe that birdshead model Ruger used to offer or something like these:
    Ruger SASS Vquero


  12. ArmedBear

    ArmedBear Well-Known Member

  13. Robert

    Robert Moderator

    BBQ guns are a very "Texas" thing, are generally limited to SAA, though a Walker would look nice too, and 1911s. They are normally heavily adorned with gold plate and scroll work. Almost never shot and purely for show. And as for it being too cold to grill. I fire up my Weber kettle grill about once a week. Grilling in the snow is great. Only time I do not light it is if there is too much wind.
  14. Kingofthehill

    Kingofthehill Well-Known Member

    Im in the process of a BBQ gun... its a 1911 Dan Wesson 10mm that i had bobbed and im looking at laser scroll work and my grips are being made...

    Still haven't shelled out the $$$ for an equivalent quality Holster yet.
  15. c3prret

    c3prret Member

    I don't have a weber, but do have a BGE. A BBq gun, although nice to have the really fancy ones, is whatever you want it to be. have a 1943 mixmaster 1911. snadblaster it, cold blued and looks gray. Hammer, beavertail and slide release arestainless buffed to a high polish, along with the sides of the front sight. Square trigger and different grips for different occasions. Carry it at functions in a yaqui holster.
  16. Carne Frio

    Carne Frio Well-Known Member

  17. Jenrick

    Jenrick Well-Known Member

    Anything nitre blue'd gets a vote in my book. Far as good leather, check out any local saddle shops, lots of times they have good stuff for reasonable prices. Now that you mention it, it's time for me to dig my rig out since the weather may finally be warming up.

  18. C-grunt

    C-grunt Well-Known Member

    I picked up a very good condition Smith model 15 blued for 400 bucks. Came with some nice wood grips as well. Not a very good picture, but its my BBQ gun.

  19. kd7nqb

    kd7nqb Well-Known Member

    Ok so I might be in the group that some would classify as "sick bastard" but I would love to see you get an old LEO trade in Glock and get it engraved even just a little and make THAT your BBQ gun.
  20. Ragnar Danneskjold

    Ragnar Danneskjold Well-Known Member

    Glock 19 with Trijicon night sights in a Blackhawk SERPA holster =) Nothing say attractive like pure utility.

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