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What is a "BBQ gun"?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Drjones, Aug 5, 2004.

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  1. Drjones

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    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?

    :)
     
  2. tlhelmer

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    I took it to mean a conversation piece.;)
     
  3. Drizzt

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    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'.
     
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    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.....
     
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    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
     
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    Anybody know who to see about getting a Glock slide engraved with a bit of Kanji?
     
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    What's the defining difference between a "BBQ" and a "Pimp" gun??;)
     
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    BBQ gun has Ivory Stocks

    Pimp gun has mother of pearl grips :D
     
  10. JPL

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    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.
     
  11. sm

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    ...hell on marshmellows tho'.....:p
     
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    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:
     
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    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.
     
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    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....
     
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    Finger licking good :)
     
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    sm seems to have it down, overall.

    Basically a tasteful dress piece & rig.

    YMMV.
     
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    POST PICS.
     
  19. Azrael256

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    It's not my gun, but I'll see if I can get a pic of it. This thing is fan-tastic.
     
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    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.
     
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    re that glock

    Wow, you really CAN gold-plate a fecal dropping. JK. :)
     
  22. Sisco

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    I tried to BBQ a gun once, didn't come out well. Real tough and greasy tasting.

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    I love it when this subject comes up! :D
     
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    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.
     
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