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 [email protected] 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”
Zastava has to be the last word in barbeque…
Dual M85s are more my style…
I like the holster on that Glock brand glock
Tat S&W Outdoorsman is da bomb.
I would say less than half those pictured are considered bbq guns
Agreed, I got the feeling this was an “all time” barbecue gun sort of thing. Not to say that I would turn down the chance to shoot anything on here (again in some cases), however I expected something different.
TTAG, since a knockout BBQ gun can cost knockout amounts of money, how about a separate category for best BBQ theme for the pic or most creative or humorous or whatnot?
Give the poorer POTG a chance…
There’s a Glock 29 in an entry. Can’t get much more common than a Glock, unless it’s a Glock 19…the unique choice of millions.
How ’bout a GLOCK18? Anybody got one?
I live in an apartment. So I guess I’ll have to wear my Sig 2340 while I use my George Forman.
This, right here. 🙂
Just doing what I can with what I got man. ^,,^
Same here, man. You gotta do what you can with what you got. I’m just grillin’ with my Glock 17 on my Lodge grill pan.
This post went over many people’s heads.
“I live in an apartment. So I guess I’ll have to wear my Sig 2340 while I use my George Forman.”
This speaks to me. I didn’t even know BBQ guns existed. 🙂 I’ll sit around my George Foreman, too, and think about my next range time with my H&K. 🙂
Oh, [email protected]#$ just got real. That 38/44 raises the bar pretty high. It’s pretty damn hard to compete with a Hamilton Bowen, although I am no fan of ivory grips.
Is anyone else thinking TTAG should throw and ACTUAL BYOBBQG BBQ?!!! I thought so…Robert!!!
Clearly some people don’t know what a BBQ gun is.
Gotta go with the .38/44 or the Luger. Two great conversation pieces while the meats are smoking.
Go with both. Wear them in a sash cross draw style.
How it there not a custom colt python on here..maybe ill have to post a pic of my colt diamondback or something…
It looks like the dude with the Yugo Flame Thrower has a great interpretation of a BBQ gun and has my vote.
I thought a BBQ gun was one that was used to provide meat for a BBQ.
This is the first time I’ve heard the term BBQ gun/church gun/wedding gun, and I just had myself a grand old time on Google. Wow, a beautifully polished 1911 with ivory or classy wood grips really does something for me.
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For me it is a Sig P220 Elite in stainless. The stainless finish contrasts nicely with the black leather Don Hume holster. I love the wood grips also. The only problem is it is a little on the heavy side! Makes shooting 45 real easy though.