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BBQ guns

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by doc2rn, Jul 14, 2009.

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  1. doc2rn

    doc2rn Member

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    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.
     
  2. RoostRider

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    BBQ??????

    I mean seriously..... what does that mean aside from Bar-B-Que????....
     
  3. Tim the student

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    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.
     
  4. Hillbillyz

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    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.
     
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    BBQ?????

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    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.....
     
  7. Mikil

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    Thats what I call a BBQ grill, where can I get one? Be great for shoots and gatherings.
     
  8. TexasRifleman

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    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.....

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

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    Here's mine, wore it on the Fourth....

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

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  11. Pine Knob

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    I thought he meant a flame thrower.
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Reminds me of the line...

    You show Colts and Kimbers to your friends. You show your Glock to your enemies.​
     
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    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....
     
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    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.
     
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    This would be a BBQ gun!
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    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...
     
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    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.


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  21. 2RCO

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    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.
     
  22. DRYHUMOR

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    I wish I had a BBQ gun. :(
     
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    I wish I had some BBQ!
     
  24. Lou McGopher

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    BBQ + Fancy Guns = Win
     
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    CoRoMo, that is awesome. My BBQ is either my .44 Mateba or my V12 .45 Super.

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