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BBQ Guns!

It was perhaps 20 years ago that I first heard about Barbecue Guns.

A Barbecue Gun is a sidearm or handgun that has a pleasing appearance.  Not just s tool of self-defense, but a work of art.  Sometimes engraved, jeweled and emblazoned with custom wood stocks, made of rare or exotic woods.  In a custom holster.  Ostrich?

Something a gentleman (or lady) would wear to a barbecue, with their nicest snakeskin boots.  A showpiece.

Now, back-in-the-day, when I owned a small collection, I had one or two guns that might have made the cut.

An electroless nickel Colt Gold Cup, with Colt rosewood stocks.  Elegant in her simplicity.

A Smith & Wesson Model 39, in bright nickel, also with smooth rosewood stocks.  A beautiful presentation, but approaching passing BBQ gun into the realm of pimp gun.

A Smith & Wesson Model 24, 3 inch barrel, round butt.  with standard smooth, finger-grooved S&W stocks.

S&W 24

As I had rare occasion to O.C. at  any BBQ, I never got to get all gussied up and carry one of them.  And, of course, now they are gone.  😦

I imagine it’s not unlike getting to arrive at the BBQ with a tricked-out 1957 Cadillac for all to see.

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

6 thoughts on “BBQ Guns!

  1. In high school, I had a friend whose father had a fully restored 57 Caddy. I still remember to this day being allowed to open the door and stick my head in it. It had “Class” all over it.

    Posted by Matt | May 23, 2013, 8:10 am
  2. I’ve not had a BBQ gun, but did have a ’68 Super Bee. That got some attention.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | May 23, 2013, 8:33 am
  3. Yep, especially out West… I’ve seen some ‘amazing’ BBQ guns over the years (mostly Texas Rangers, old time cops!

    Posted by Old NFO | May 23, 2013, 2:58 pm

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