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Old June 19, 2006, 11:49 AM   #1
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BBQ Guns

I don't have a lot of friends who are as enthusiastic about the wonderful world of firearms as I. Usually in a social setting no one knows I'm even carrying. Although I have an idea I would love to hear from you guys your definitition of a BBQ gun. Some pics, too if you like. I'm guessing it's a more fancy gun, maybe a rarity or in particularly great shape; something like a Rolex or nice pair of shoes or something.
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Old June 19, 2006, 01:28 PM   #2
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My definition of a BBQ gun, is one that's too pretty to shoot. My S&W M66 no dash, high polished stainless steel, with faux ivory grips is my BBQ gun. Regards 18DAI.
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Old June 19, 2006, 02:50 PM   #3
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Gotcha. That's about what I thought. I have a nice mid '80's model 29 six inch (or 6.5, can't remember) in nickel that would probably do, but I shoot the heck out of that.
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Old June 19, 2006, 10:04 PM   #4
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Desslock, . . . ask me that question again in a couple of years.

Ever since I first heard about BBQ guns, . . . I've had a hankering for one that I could really enjoy.

A friend of mine is getting a computer controlled laser engraver later this year and I got a sneaking hunch that we will work on some 1911 slides, grips, etc.

Then I'm going to polish up (pardon the pun) on my bluing technique, . . . add a handful of rhine stones, . . . voila, . . . Una Pistola Primorosa .

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Old June 19, 2006, 10:30 PM   #5
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My BBQ gun would be my SA black stainless 1911. She is a beauty! I do shoot her, though not regularly and I never carry her or leave her in the truck. Shoots great too. My glocks and Kel tech on the other hand are taken everywhere and I never worry a bit about them. This is the reason I did not buy one of the 9/11 92FS' that are SO beautiful! No reason to buy a gun you can't shoot IMO.

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Old June 19, 2006, 10:31 PM   #6
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hey guys, how do I post a picture inside a post? Not a link.
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Old June 19, 2006, 10:31 PM   #7
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"...add a handful of rhine stones..." Not even a N'Orleans pimp would do that.
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Old June 21, 2006, 09:16 PM   #8
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Put "[img]" and "[/img]" on either side of the link. Like this:

[img] http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/...9&d=1150774183 [/img]

[Edit: I'm thinking rxrick was trying to demonstrate the image tags. I've taken the liberty of sticking a couple of spaces just inside the tags, so CC4me can see the method. Take the spaces out when posting the image. - Bud Helms]
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Old June 21, 2006, 09:29 PM   #9
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Dat thang look like a skunk.
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Old June 21, 2006, 09:55 PM   #10
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C'mon, . . . O'Heir, . . . it's a BBQ gun, . . . made to wear on them fancy striped britches, tucked into them Ostritch leather pointy-toed boots, under the shade of that 10 gallon light tan cowboyhat, . . . while stuck into a hand engraved, personalized, custom leather holster with ermine lining.

Rhinestones did wonders for Glen Campbell and Elvis, . . . figure they won't look too bad on an old redneck while he's shucking down the West Texas BBQ, even if it is in central Ohio.

Not much different than any other piece of jewelry, . . . except this one will be loaded and if necessary could defend the owner.

Anyway, . . . it'll look better than this one (see image)

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Old June 21, 2006, 10:08 PM   #11
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I would have to consider this my BBQ gun, as it is my most prized and beautiful. I dont have a holster for it yet, but plan to get a really nice one worthy of holding my baby fairly soon. Its a Colt Trooper MK III nickel finish I given to me by my father. He bought it in 1974 3 months after I was born. It was also his favorite gun. I'm not a very good photographer, but here it is anyways.
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Old June 21, 2006, 10:14 PM   #12
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Here is the best definition I ever found.
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Old June 22, 2006, 09:46 AM   #13
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Thank you rxrick!

Shelby, please tell me your grandchild wrote that and not someone of your age? You are entitled to your opinion. Opinions are like @$$holes, everyone has one. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I love my beautiful 1911.

Dwight, Those (comments and picture) were funny!

jrfoxx do you ever shoot your colt trooper? My grandfather has one that I have shot on rare occasion. I am not a big revolver fan, but I do think it is a nice looking gun.
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Old June 22, 2006, 10:43 AM   #14
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I try to shoot all my guns regularly - but the holsters I like to get fancy...

K & D Holsters (anaconda)


Donner Gun Leather (alligator)


Milt Sparks (shark)


K & D Holsters (ostrige)


Black Hills Leather (stingray)
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Old June 22, 2006, 01:11 PM   #15
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I just ordered a nice tooled holster and mag carrier for my Beretta 92FS from The Sportsman's Guide. My wife just called and it came in today. We have a community fish fry next month, I'll be wearing it then.
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Old June 22, 2006, 02:34 PM   #16
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Wait! It all depends if you are BBQ-ing with charcoal or propane.
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Old June 22, 2006, 02:36 PM   #17
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Hey Bulbboy that is some serious holster collection.
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Old June 22, 2006, 05:45 PM   #18
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Found this one on GA the other day. Looks perfect.

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Old June 22, 2006, 07:52 PM   #19
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That is OBSCENE!







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Old June 22, 2006, 08:04 PM   #20
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CC4me,

Just had to say it. It is a beautiful weapon. I do like the tutone.
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Old June 22, 2006, 08:10 PM   #21
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Thanks Shelby. My ex didn't like it, she says guns should only be black......could be part of why I love it so much. LOL :-)
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Old June 22, 2006, 08:52 PM   #22
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So its not something you can easily conceal at informal social occasions like a barbeque (which actually does make sense to me)? Where did this expression come from?
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Old June 23, 2006, 06:46 AM   #23
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From what I heard, it came via

the texas rangers or some other group of 'western' law enforcement officers. They wore their better dressed up guns for both group BBQ's as well as when having to go to court. It became the 'standard' to have a dress gun just like a dress suit or uniform.

who ever did that to that smith & wesson should be shot with a 22lr in the foot.
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Old June 24, 2006, 11:32 AM   #24
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That Trooper and SA 1911 are SLICK! I gotta learn how to download pics.
I'd love to show off my model 29. Real nice holster collection, too. Makes my "Uncle Mikes" look like a burlap sack!

Regarding that red Smith---it's definitely ugly but it's still a sweet gun--maybe it's a great candidate for a Glock-style durability test. Or for those of us who would love a beater revolver.
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Old June 24, 2006, 02:05 PM   #25
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For my 50th BD my wife sent an old, retired cop gun I had (a 2" S&W M10-5 from 1969) off for Class A engraving and purchased a set of elk stag grips. She added an El Paso Saddlery hand tooled holster and belt combo with a pair of double speed loader pouches.

I felt the plain stainless steel buckle was a let down on this fancy leather so I dug around and found a gold and silver buckle with a silver dollar mounted in the center my mother gave me about 25 years ago. Our tastes in jewelry don't match and I had no use for this big, gaudy buckle... until now. It was way over the top on a dress belt but looks great on this fancy gunbelt.

I found the grips as delivered to be clunky and too thick. They also didn't fit the frame perfectly and I prefer to have the emblems on my grips to finish them off. So I reworked these, fitting them and thinning them to feel better in my hand. Then I installed the emblems and polished them to a high luster. You can compare the grips in the top two photos. They are the same set before and after my reworking them. I am pretty happy with the way the whole thing turned out.



After:



Here's a better shot of the engraving. Again, the grips are as they came before my working them.



Here's how the gun looked before the engraving. A classic but uninspiring revolver.

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