BBQ gun - where did the term originate?

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    Question BBQ gun - where did the term originate?

    The title says it all. I think I know what the definition is, a handgun that is shiny, very decorated, etc., right? But where did the name come from?

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    somewhere , when someone was BBQ'ing I'll bet.
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    I imagine a big BBQ out in the open space of somewhere - a place maybe where folks carry a lot.

    While gathered round the good food and a beer or two - the guns maybe get discussed and admired - so - the guy with the most ''bling'' maybe gets the prize
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    Where's Bud, he's gotta have a comment on the origination of the term.

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    After a little research (that's what reference librarians do), it appear that the term originated with the Texas Rangers. They used the term to describe a fancy gun and holster that they would wear to parties, parades, and other festive occasions. Political barbeques are festive occasions all over the South.

    Here is a quote from a story about the famous Texas Ranger Charlie Miller.

    [Charlie] Miller was one of the first Texas Rangers to start carrying a Colt 1911 .45 semiautomatic pistol and may have begun to do so as early as 1920. His first .45s were the 1911 Commercial Models that were made from 1911 to 1925. The Colt 1911 differed from the later 1911A1 in that it had a flat mainspring housing, a long trigger, and no relief cut on the frame behind the trigger. Throughout his career Miller's everyday working pistol was a standard, blued gun with plain walnut grips. However, Charlie also owned at least one Colt 1911 that had been gussied up with engraving and a silver overlay that was quite attractive. It was what the Rangers called their "barbeque gun," a fancy pistol for wearing to parties, parades, and other festive occasions.
    You can read the rest of the article at the link below.

    http://www.shootingtimes.com/gunsmok...730/index.html
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    George - thank you - you never fail to amaze and impress me.

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    Somehow I knew that the term barbecue gun HAD to originate in Texas...

    Thankyou dr-cmg...
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    Your flashy Sunday best handgun with the correct leather holster.
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    Way to go George!
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    Good work, George. Had no idea, but am glad to know it. Wish we had been good friends when I was in college.
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    Well we know the term wouldn't have been created in NEW YORK CITY!!! haha get it?

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