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Old April 14, 2012, 09:48 AM   #1
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BBQ gun

What is a BBQ gun? I have seen the term in some posts, but not sure what it means. Not in my vocabulary. Thanks.
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Old April 14, 2012, 11:20 AM   #2
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A BBQ gun for a gun owner is like a huge gold necklace to a rap singer. Bling and Ca-Ching.
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Old April 14, 2012, 11:27 AM   #3
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So a BBQ gun could be anything that is shiny and expensive rather than practical? Perhaps even a gaudy looking piece?
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Old April 14, 2012, 11:29 AM   #4
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From the best I can tell the term came out of the Law Enforcement Family of South East Texas. The gun you carry day to day will show some wear and tear and dings and knocks. Now, when you go to a party, usually in those parts a 'Bar Bee Que', you put on a nicer gun, something with maybe a little engraving, and nice finish and some grips that draw attention. When I moved to San Antonio about 23 years ago they weren't familiar with the term, they are now. Anyway, after the BBQ, the nice looking gun goes back in the case and the working gun comes back out.
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Old April 14, 2012, 07:48 PM   #5
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It's your fancy gun,,,

Usually highly engraved,,,
The one you wear to a fancy barbecue,,,
You also wear it in your fanciest tooled leather holster.

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Old April 15, 2012, 09:03 AM   #6
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BBQ gun = the fancied up gun you wear just for attention. :roll eyes:

Kinda the equivalent of this:

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Old April 15, 2012, 09:24 AM   #7
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A barbeque gun is any gun that you consider "fancy" or special and usually wear open carry to party. Aarond is spot on about the fancy leather holster as well.

I don't have a barbeque gun per se. I do have a S&W Model 25 Mountain gun that I wear to weddings and funerals because it goes well in a shoulder holster and conceals under my sport coats. I call it my conversation starter.

In Wyoming the variant of the barbeque gun is the "4th of July Gun". Which traditionally has to be a stock service rifle, older the better. The festivities start with Jimi Hendrix's version of the Star Spangle Banner (Youtube video) and a mad minute of firing. Then the barbeque may begin. (it really helps if you have worked in the oil fields to put this into perspective).
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Old April 15, 2012, 09:45 AM   #8
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It could also be something like a 44 Magnum and above... anything that puts out enough flash and flame to almost cook with.
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Old April 15, 2012, 09:52 AM   #9
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It could also be something like a 44 Magnum and above... anything that put out enough flash and flame to almost cook with.
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Old April 15, 2012, 05:11 PM   #10
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Gaudy to some, artwork to others. [IMG][/IMG]
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Old April 15, 2012, 06:15 PM   #11
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BBQ Gun



Mind you if I ever saw anyone carrying a gun like this I think I'd fall over with laughter.
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Old April 15, 2012, 06:41 PM   #12
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Old April 15, 2012, 06:53 PM   #13
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fancy barbecue
Isn't that a contradiction in terms?

I had not heard the term before, but now I'll know.
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Old April 15, 2012, 10:38 PM   #14
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dayman- That's because you are from the northeast (as am I) where a BBQ is a laid back more spur of the moment affair usually involving plenty of beer and your most comfortable t-shirt. My understanding (and maybe someone from that area could enlighten us) is that in the southwest they can be far more formal affairs.
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Old April 15, 2012, 10:53 PM   #15
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Ya mean it isn't one of these from Bass Pro?

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Old April 15, 2012, 10:54 PM   #16
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Sharpdressedman That is a real fine example of a true Barbecue Gun.

Most Barbecue Guns will be either Single Action Colts, or Colt 1911's. Add an engraved S&W revolver now and again, or something rare and collectable.

My Barbecue Gun would be my Colt 1911 XSE with lots of extra Custom work done to it. Front Strap Checkering, Custom 2 Tone Laminated StarBurst Grips, Lots of Wilson Combat Bullet Proof parts added. My holster is a Rafter S Avenger in Black Shark Skin, with matching Single and Double Magazine Pouches.

Im am not into Engraving. I like functional modifications. The old Colt 1911 has about everything done to it that I think needs addressed.

My brothers Barbecue Gun is a Blued Wilson Combat 5" 1911. It would cost over $3,500 to order one like it today. This is as good as a 1911 gets. He also has a Rafter S Avenger in Black Shark Skin for it, and Shark Skin Magazine Pouches with matching belt.

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Old April 16, 2012, 01:58 AM   #17
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BBQ gun term....

I'd say the post Shotgun gave here is what I'd call a "BBQ gun".
Or a pistol/revolver that may have custom upgrades or features like wood grips, engraving or nickel plate work.
I'm not a big fan of firearm engraving or artwork but I've seen a few examples of good work.
In the mid-1990s, I remember a limited ed run of a L frame stainless steel S&W revolver in .45acp that had bank-note type scrolls on it.

That S&W .45acp wheel-gun was a real BBQ-gun!

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Old April 16, 2012, 03:37 AM   #18
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Old April 16, 2012, 07:33 AM   #19
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My BBQ gun, least it was til my little sister claimed it. LOL

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Old April 16, 2012, 10:06 AM   #20
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As others have said it's a gun for special occasions. Might be something fancy or rare something you'd show off with pride. Some might even have a main gun backup combo like a stainless Python and a DS-II wearing matching Badgers.
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Old April 16, 2012, 12:24 PM   #21
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That is funny, and I want it!
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Old April 16, 2012, 12:52 PM   #22
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To me, it's just a nice looking, somewhat dressed up, gun I might choose to wear to a nice, social function -- especially if open carrying. There's no reason a BBQ gun can't also be practical. I'd probably use this one as a BBQ gun, and it's both accurate and completely reliable.



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Old April 16, 2012, 01:05 PM   #23
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Guess this would be my BBQ gun

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Old April 16, 2012, 03:30 PM   #24
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The law dog BBQ gun

http://thelawdogfiles.blogspot.com/2...-bbq-guns.html

The above link will answer all your questions as to what BBQ and court guns are. Just do a copy and past to your browser if needed. Enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old April 16, 2012, 04:57 PM   #25
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That was an awesome link lol.

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