Tailgating with one customized "pistol grill," three tents and one television. Serving up bratwurst, steak kabobs and Italian sausage. Sipping on Miller Lite, Bud Light in orange cans, Shiner Bock and Boulevard Wheat.
Dave Pittman knew something was up when his uncle told him he'd have to come to Stillwater to see his wedding gift. When Pittman, a 2005 OSU graduate now living in Houston, got there after his May wedding, he found himself staring down the barrel of a gun. A five-foot-long, 100-pound, propane-powered six-shooter, to be exact. The gun fires barbecue, not bullets. The grill lid is fashioned to look like a bullet chamber. When the lid is closed, smoke pours out the end of the pistol's barrel. The propane tank is stored in a cabinet shaped like a pistol handle. Pittman's uncle, an Enid welder, spent six months making the custom grill for his nephew, who has been an OSU tailgater since 1999 and travels from Houston to every Cowboy home game. Saturday's home opener was Pittman's first time to use the pistol grill on game day. It quickly became a fan favorite, with many tailgaters stopping to take pictures with the grill. "Believe it or not, it grills pretty good, too," Pittman said.