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Barbecue rig on a Weber budget

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

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  1. hmphargh

    hmphargh Member

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    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

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    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

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    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.

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    Gun, engraved, with gold hammer, trigger and cylinder, nickel frame and barrel $360:
    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...t20817&parentType=index&indexId=cat20817&rid=

    If you're not a nickel guy, blue/cch/brass here $320:
    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...t20817&parentType=index&indexId=cat20817&rid=

    Alternative nickel/gold $390:
    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...t20817&parentType=index&indexId=cat20817&rid=

    Tooled belt $48:
    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...&parentType=index&indexId=cat20819&hasJS=true

    Matching tooled holster $53:
    http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/t...&parentType=index&indexId=cat20819&hasJS=true
     
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  4. Quoheleth

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    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.

    Q
     
  5. huntsman

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    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

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    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

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    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
     
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    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.

    William
     
  9. pikid89

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

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    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

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    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
    http://www.ruger.com/products/vaqueroSASS/models.html

    http://www.ruger.com/products/vaqueroDE/models.html

    http://www.ruger.com/products/newModelSuperBlackhawkDE/models.html
     
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    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

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.

    -Jenrick
     
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    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.

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    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.
     
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    Glock 19 with Trijicon night sights in a Blackhawk SERPA holster =) Nothing say attractive like pure utility.
     
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    Wouldn't a shoulder rig be more convenient for a gun to be worn whilst BBQing?

    Oh, and it makes me wonder if a black powder pistol that close to a hot grill is a good idea.


    -Matt
     
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    I guess i am the only person around that thinks the idea of a bbq gun as one of stupidist things to do ever. Is there a bbq watch or pickup that only comes out for bbq day? Just don't get it..
     
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