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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Court guns and BBQ guns

I know that Texas doesn't have a lock on court guns, or their kissin' cousin, the BBQ gun, but someone always asks me what they are. 

Unfortunately, I'm afraid they're a dying breed. At least in this part of the country. Back in West Texas every lawman worth his salt has a court gun. Around here, everyone has gone to polymer framed pistols, and I'm here to tell you, ain't no way this side of the Styx than you can turn a Glock into a court gun.
-WiscoDave

13 comments:

  1. "ain't no way [...] you can turn a Glock into a court gun."

    That's what gold-plating and cubic zirconiums (zirconia?) are for.

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  2. Our Constable is a big, big man and carries a nickel plated 1911 in a nice leather holster. That gun looks like a toy on this fellow. These guys serve warrants here in Texas and have been known to get in a scrape or two. It's a strange position, but everyone knows these guys are not to be trifled with. I've been told they are the only law enforcement in the state that have the authority to arrest a sheriff or county judge.

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    1. No the the parks and wildlife wardens and Rangers have that authority to do that and the wardens can go on your property any time no warrant needed to search or arrest you!!! grayman

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  3. Um, a Texas BBQ gun is almost always a 1911 with some degree of purty but mostly geared toward function in the event the brisket jumps off the smoker and tries to make a run for it.

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  4. If you purchase one let me know and I will go over and give it a thorough fondling before they ship it. http://www.novaksinc.com/novak-classic-custom-1911.html
    Daryl

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  5. Enjoyed the article, but didn't realize it was 15 years old. None of the links to pics in the article comments are valid anymore :-(. Pity, that. Always enjoy good gun pr0n.

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  6. Ask Phillip Schrier, NRA, if he has ever seen a BBQ gun. He will tell you he has.
    I showed him mine at the NRA PPC Nationals in Albuquerque back in '08.
    The slide was engraved by Leo Ferguson of Lubbock, Tx. He had a high blue finish and had recut the facets so they would reflect the sunlight. The lower was checkered on the front grip strap and the trigger guard undercut, a trigger job done, then hard chromed by Virgil Tripp. A Texas Ranger now owns that pistol.

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  7. Now that is some funny shit. Problem is unless you're in possession of a license to carry concealed or a cop you're in violation of Tx law open carrying your firearm, or in theme with the weapons mentioned in the article shooting irons.
    Dispite with you hear Tx is not that gun friendly.
    JD

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    1. No such thing as a license to carry concealed in Texas any longer. It is a license to carry and it appears that Texas will be another Constitutional carry state pretty soon (hopefully). As far as carrying open while not a LTC holder, you are only in violation while in a public space. Open carry is perfectly legal on your property or given permission to carry on someone elses private property. And, no, you do not have to be licensed to carry a firearm in your vehicle.

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    2. Andy I understand what you're saying but a license to carry is still a license. Good luck with getting the bill passed, your neighbr, the sometimes great state to the east, has several bills in congress as well but it's been an uphill fight working on get a good clean bill to the governor's desk.
      JD

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  8. A district court bailiff I knew in Texas in the 1990s carried an 1873 Colt Peacemaker in a non-stylized rig. Just keeping things simple.

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  9. Yeah. Law dog has been dark for some time. He was a good read. Not sure what ever happened there. Former South African. Read his account of growing up over there. Very funny.

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  10. Well, since I can't find the gun I want might as well spend my Covid Money on gun engraving and leather gear. This would be my COURT rig: https://www.westernleatherholster.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/BORDER-PATROL-ORIG-1.jpg
    This is be my BBQ rig (needs belt and ammo pouches to match): https://monsterhunternation.com/2012/08/27/another-mhi-625-and-matching-holster/

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