Yesterday TTAG launched a contest wherein the reader who sends in the best pic of the best barbecue gun – the fancy pistol (or rifle) carried for special occasions – receives a $220 Handgun Minutemen cabinet 21″, an excellent secure place to keep a hidden firearm for emergency deployment. We’ve received a large number of drool-worthy pics, such as the one above – PC’s 1950s-vintage S&W .38/44 Outdoorsman, converted to .45 Colt by Hamilton Bowen “with gold-inlaid cylinder, and monogramed ivory grips by Paul Persingerand” – and the ones below. The contest is open until October 21. Send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org with BBQ in the subject bar. Click here for the Facebook gallery . . .
ET’s custom single-stack 1911 built on an STI frame, his 45th birthday present to himself.
KF’s Kimber 1911.
MD’s Browning BL-22 with “flamed” Maple stock.
TG’s Erfurt 1917 (Luger) “with 100% matching original parts down to the grips and magazines.”
AS’s Smith & Wesson revolver
CL’s S&W M&P-15T
JT’s Smith & Wesson 686 “with custom leather holster branded with the Army Special Forces Crest”
RMH’s SIG Sauer P226 Extreme
BZ’s Ruger Blackhawk .357 “with black and white ebony grips I made myself.”
“Here is my ‘BBQ’ gun at night. It is nothing fancy, just a Zastava “Yugo” M92PV AKM Pistol with a Krinkov style muzzle break. It works best for searing steaks before putting them on the grill. It is also handy for getting that final ‘crust’ on a rack of Russian boar ribs. Either Red Army Standard or Wolf ammo work best. I’ve been told that my ribs have a distinct flavor.”
DG’s GLOCK 29 10mm “with a fiber optic front sight and a Laserlyte RL-1 rear sight laser”