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    I gotta say, Long Rider. That avatar is beautiful. I can't tell if it's a mushroomed hollow point or some kind of exotic flower.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDS View Post
    There seems to be some confusion:
    bbq gun
    The type of aesthetically pleasing or impressive-looking firearm that you might show off at a BBQ or on other social occasions, but may be less than useful.
    To clear up any confusion. This is a carry gun not a safe queen or display gun. Any gun I carry must be reliable and accurate 100% of the time. As far as appearance. Yes I want one that is hot looking one that gun people will apprechate I am thinking I want a case hardened finish with some accent engraving along the lines of Von Dutch pin striping with some nice Mastodon grips. Maybe a Nickel Black slide. The Case Hardened Finish with Mastodon grips will give the gun a kind of ancient antique mad max look. Nickel Black will make a bit more modern looking. That is pretty much it for cosmetics. What I am really looking for is what the best 1911 parts are, the best barrel, extractor, hammer, trigger etc and a smith that can put it all together for best performance I can afford. Than an excellent engraver and some one who can give me a top quality finish. Yes, I want an awesome one of a kind appearing gun, but not loud or gaudy. A Sophia Loren not Maddona. BUT the number one priority is performance. I want a gun that Jeff Cooper would be proud own or happy to have when his life is on the line shoot. Hope that helps with what I need as I am looking forward your all advice and opinions.

    Wolfhunter I get the impression that NDS is saying that is a Texas Rangers gun, as you said they do not need an ego boost. They are entitled to whatever gun suits them, IMO. That one gun is not my style but I sure can respect the owner wearing it. Each to his own. That said if you can help me with the topic and have any suggestion for the gun I am building that would be greatly appreciated
    Last edited by LongRider; 02-01-2009 at 10:04 PM.
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    wolfhunter Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by LongRider View Post
    To clear up any confusion. This is a carry gun not a safe queen or display gun. Any gun I carry must be reliable and accurate 100% of the time. As far as appearance. Yes I want one that is hot looking one that gun people will apprechate I am thinking I want a case hardened finish with some accent engraving along the lines of Von Dutch pin striping with some nice Mastodon grips. Maybe a Nickel Black slide. The Case Hardened Finish with Mastodon grips will give the gun a kind of ancient antique mad max look. Nickel Black will make a bit more modern looking. That is pretty much it for cosmetics. What I am really looking for is what the best 1911 parts are, the best barrel, extractor, hammer, trigger etc and a smith that can put it all together for best performance I can afford. Than an excellent engraver and some one who can give me a top quality finish. Yes, I want an awesome one of a kind appearing gun, but not loud or gaudy. A Sophia Loren not Maddona. BUT the number one priority is performance. I want a gun that Jeff Cooper would be proud own or happy to have when his life is on the line shoot. Hope that helps with what I need as I am looking forward your all advice and opinions.

    Wolfhunter I get the impression that NDS is saying that is a Texas Rangers gun, as you said they do not need an ego boost. They are entitled to whatever gun suits them, IMO. That one gun is not my style but I sure can respect the owner wearing it. Each to his own. That said if you can help me with the topic and have any suggestion for the gun I am building that would be greatly appreciated
    That's what I thought. And, whoever currently owns that Pancho Villa .45 probably has it on display, never carried. Give yours a personal touch so it doesn't look like every other 1911, but pour the real money into accuracy and reliability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfhunter View Post
    Why? Do they need their egos boosted?
    I don't know, I've never met one that I know of; I have been told they have a reputation of swollen egos.
    Do they carry guns with more spent on decoration than function? I doubt it.
    Must be nice to go through life knowing it all. The Texas Rangers are, according to what I've read and been told, the original makers and carriers of gaudy show-off firearms they call 'bbq guns.'
    Engraving or otherwise decorating a gun to personalize it is one thing. The kind of embellishing you pictured turns the gun into artwork. If it commemorates someone, or an event, it should be on display. If it's embellished this far just for decoration, it's tacky and should be hidden.
    Got it! It's all a matter of taste as long as it agrees with your aesthetic values. Could you post your cell number so we can all call you to make sure no one will offend your sensibility by buying something you'd consider improper.

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    Fourteen posts four on topic. How about starting another thread "Pissing match over whether or not BBQ Guns suck" Than maybe I can get some of the assist I was asking for. I am sure there are many members here with a wealth of knowledge about 1911 and who makes what part the best. That know which smiths, engravers grip makers and finishers do good quality work. I would really appreciate some intelligent input from those folks that know and appreciate a good BBQ / Court gun is.
    Last edited by LongRider; 02-02-2009 at 02:24 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NDS View Post
    There seems to be some confusion:
    bbq gun
    The type of aesthetically pleasing or impressive-looking firearm that you might show off at a BBQ or on other social occasions, but may be less than useful.
    Urban Dictionary: bbq gun
    For examples here's a thread:
    BBQ Guns - TheFiringLine Forums
    I wouldn't show off anything unless it was during an open carry function. Even then I'd keep it in the holster. Start playing around with it outside of the holster and you're asking for a ND.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongRider View Post
    Fourteen posts four on topic. How about starting another thread "Pissing match over whether or not BBQ Guns suck" Than maybe I can get some of the assist I was asking for. I am sure there are many members here with a wealth of knowledge about 1911 and who makes what part the best. That know which smiths, engravers grip makers and finishers do good quality work. I would really appreciate some intelligent input from those folks that know and appreciate a good BBQ / Court gun is.
    LongRider, my apologies. Didn't mean to hijack the thread.

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