Barbecue Gun Contest – The Best of the Rest

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TL’s COLT SAA, .45 Colt 7.5″ BBL, Fully Engraved, One-piece ivory grips in an El Paso holster and belt with nickel rounds

When we announced the winner of our barbecue gun contest, a few commenters bitched about our posting the rest of the pics on our Facebook page. Let’s be clear – no one takes a backseat in Zuckerberg antipathy to me, but the book of faces is a thing and lots of our readers follow us there too as we run posts there that don’t make it to the main page. Still, don’t let it be said that we don’t aim to please. For our Facebook averse friends, here’s a selection of the best of the rest of the entries we received. Enjoy.


JC’s Custom Officers Model with Caspian titanium frame, stainless steel slide and ivory grips



CH’s Vaquero .357 mag



JS’s Talo Ruger SP101



HK’s Sig Sauer 1911 TTT, 45 ACP in an El Paso Saddlery custom holster



WB’s Ruger Blackhawk in .45 Colt with genuine hand carved ivory grips

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  1. avatar jwm says:

    Great pics. Facebook sucks.

    1. avatar Joe R. says:

      + / +++

    2. avatar Gunr says:

      I call it “Butt book”

      1. avatar SteveInCO says:


        1. avatar nynemillameetuh says:


      1. avatar BigDinVT says:

        Invoking Bruce Schneier! My hat’s off to you.

  2. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    Oh, look… lots of revolvers.

    And I notice a distinct lack of compressed cheez-whiz.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Polymer has its place. Just not in anything involving “bragging rights”.

      1. avatar Tommycat says:

        I say this as a 1911 fan: Composite has it’s place, and that’s on anything that you want to carry a lot.

  3. avatar Jonathan - Houston says:

    “a few commenters bitched about….”

    I don’t care either way about FB, myself, but I think you meant to write “some of our loyal readers/contributors, whose patronage of TTAG keeps the lights on, our bellies (and magazines) full, and forfends my having to get a real job, provided the constructive feedback that….”

    Let’s chalk the, shall we say, typo, up to auto correct, and move on with the understanding that disrespecting the assemblage is bad form.

    1. avatar John in Ohio says:

      Damned autocorrect!

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  5. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Looks like a call to El Paso Saddelry is in order. That’s some nice leather to wrap around a deserving piece.
    I also like those personalized ivory grips. Nice touch!

  6. avatar Former Water Walker says:

    All very nice!

  7. avatar Fuque says:

    I’m not rich enough to buy safe queens, But if i was I wouldnt mind having those in my harem.

    1. avatar Kapeltam says:

      Same boat. I couldn’t afford the custom work. That’s why my BBQ gun is also a work horse Ruger.

  8. avatar Ralph says:

    “Barbecue guns” sounds like something that Hillary would like to do.

    1. avatar AR says:


      You Sir win the Intrawebz for the day!

  9. avatar TrucksNCoffee says:

    Thanks for the photos. I washed my hands of Facebook over a year ago, don’t want nuthin’ to do with ’em ever again.

    1. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      You’ll be happier and more productive for having done so.

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