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Pitmasters and Blaster BBQ Brisket with a Winchester

What is
Pitmasters and Blasters BBQ

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Nestled at the crossroads of two passions, the Alpha Dog Arms Pitmasters and Blasters BBQ event was forged from a shared love for precision and flavor. Born out of the camaraderie between firearms enthusiasts and barbecue aficionados, this unique gathering marries the art of marksmanship with the culinary mastery of pit cooking. Originating from the idea that enthusiasts could indulge in discussions about their shared passions while savoring mouthwatering barbecue, the event seamlessly blends the aroma of slow-cooked meats with the thrill of firearm discourse. Here, attendees forge connections over grilling techniques with local firearms goods and services providers, creating an atmosphere where smoke signals rise alongside spirited conversations, making the Alpha Dog Arms Pitmasters and Blasters BBQ event a one-of-a-kind experience that unites firepower and flavor in perfect harmony.

You're invited!
Sunday June 2, 2024 10am - 4pm

Cavanna Farm : 80 Woodland St. S. Glastonbury, CT 06073

Event details...

On Display
Alpha Dog Arms M1026

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When you arrive to Pitmasters and Blasters BBQ the Alpha Dog Arms M1026 HMMWV will be on display with its M2HB .50 cal machine gun perched up top.  

The M1026 and M1026A1 HMMWVs are Armament Carrier configurations of the HMMWV family.

Fully-loaded M1026 and M1026A1 armament carriers will climb road grades as steep as 60% (31°) and traverse a side slope of up to 40% (22°). The vehicles ford hard bottom water crossings up to 30 inches (76 centimeters) without a deep water fording kit and 60 inches (152 centimeters) with the kit.

Transportation via
Gray Granite Railroad

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Travel to the Pitmasters and Blasters BBQ site will be in style and comfort aboard the Gray Granite Railroad. Sit back and enjoy a luxurious short journey via rail, offering a blend of elegance and efficiency. As you glide along the tracks, relish picturesque landscapes through windows while the scent of BBQ bliss wafts through the atmosphere, a tempting tease for taste buds.   Be sure to check out the train schedule for our event.

All you can eat
Kickass BBQ!

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By the time you arrive at the Pitmasters and Blasters event site, your nose will be greeted by the mouthwatering essence of BBQ, a fragrant prelude to culinary delight which awaits. Smoked brisket, pulled pork, Carne Asada, Al Pastor Tacos, Mexican Street corn…and more. Come hungry because our Pitmasters won’t disappoint.

Engage with the
CT Firearms Community

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Lock and load for an unforgettable fusion of firepower and flavor at our Pitmasters and Blasters BBQ! Join a community of like-minded enthusiasts, firearms dealers, manufacturers and service providers as we blend the thrill of firearms camaraderie with the sizzle of mouthwatering barbecue. This event is a melting pot of expertise and taste buds. Engage in lively conversations, discover local businesses, sample new grilling methods and relish the smoky symphony of BBQ. It’s an explosive mix of firepower, friendship, and finger-lickin’ good times!

Vintage Machine Guns
on display!

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Step into the past at Pitmasters and Blasters BBQ by viewing the Vintage Arsenal Exhibit! Amidst the aroma of sizzling barbecue, immerse yourself in the historical allure of pristine original vintage machine guns on prominent display. Witness the meticulous craftsmanship of these iconic firearms that once echoed through history. Each relic tells a story, and as you indulge in mouthwatering BBQ delights, you’ll also feast your eyes on a captivating collection that brings the nostalgia of firepower to life. 

Night Vision Demo Courtesy of
Nocturn Industries

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At high noon the lights will go out at Demonstration Station’s cabin while our good friends at Nocturn Industries provide night vision demo’s.  Attendees will be given the opportunity to test Nocturn’s latest Ultralight Articulating Night Vision Binocular (UANVB Katana).  The Katana’s remains the lightest night vision binocular on the market, with on board power, weighing in less than 15 oz fully built. The articulating design allows for individual pod shut off, enabling the user to use one or both eyes while utilizing weapon mounted, non-passive aiming systems.  Be forewarned, the Katana’s will change your life! 


Our Charity Partner is
Brady's K9 Fund

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We’re thrilled to announce a dynamic partnership between Pitmasters and Blasters BBQ and Brady’s K9 Fund, a dedicated charity committed to equipping police K9s with life-saving ballistic vests. At Pitmasters and Blasters BBQ, we believe in giving back to our community, and this collaboration exemplifies our commitment to supporting our brave law enforcement K9 units. Together, we aim to ensure the safety and well-being of these loyal and courageous companions who serve alongside our officers every day. A portion of our proceeds will be donated to  support Brady’s K9 Fund’s noble mission.

Beverage service courtesy of
The Mobile Pub

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The Mobile Pub has vintage caravans that travel to events all over New England. The Mobile Pub’s skilled bartenders will be serving up alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at Pitmasters and Blasters BBQ. The style of service they are committed to will help our event make memories that will last a lifetime.


Spirit tasting with the Batchers from
Litchfield Distillery

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You asked and we listened!  Pitmasters and Blasters BBQ is proud to have partnered with Litchfield Distillery, who will be providing our attendees with an exclusive tasting of their locally made spirits.  Litchfield Distillery is committed to distilling the finest spirits in small batches and sourcing the best ingredients our local farmers have to offer. The taste of that commitment can be found in every sip of their award-winning spirits.

Celebrity Guest Appearance
Don as Tony Sopprano

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Donald Metzger who is the winner of The Sopranos Look-alike Contest held by HBO and was James Gandolfini’s photo double on The Sopranos will be joining the Pitmasters and Blasters BBQ in character as Tony Sopprano. Many of Tony’s maladaptive psychological issues and personality disorders like his pervasive anxiety, chronic depression, anger management issues, narcissistic tendencies, and unresolved childhood traumas will likely be on display. 

Live Musical performance by
Jordan Oaks

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New England born and raised American singer-songwriter, Jordan Oaks, has accumulated over 290 thousand streams and 13 million active listeners on just one single in just two years of its release date. Jordan will be performing some of his hits like “He Bleeds Blue”  LIVE at Pitmasters and Blasters BBQ!   

You're invited!
Sunday June 2, 2024 10am - 4pm

Cavanna Farm : 80 Woodland St. S. Glastonbbury, CT 06073

Our Diamond Sponsors

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Our Platinum Sponsors

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Our Gold Sponsors

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Our Silver Sponsors

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Gregory J. Miller Esq

Our Bronze Sponsors

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Our Supporters

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Blue Cord Firearms (Southbury)

Southbury Trading Post (Southbury)

111 Elite Firearms  (Monroe)

Blue Line Firearms (Monroe)

Rathskeller Restaurant and Bar (Southbury)

Sportsmans Outpost (Wolcott)

The Gun Store (Waterbury)

The Gun Guys (Waterbury)

Bridgeport Shooting Range (Bridgeport)

Delta Level Defense (Stratford)

Stratford Guns & Ammo (Stratford)

Tom’s Firearms (Naugatuck)

Lock and Load (Southington) 

CT Gun LLC (Middletown)

Vantage Point (Salem)

Firearms LLC (Groton)

New England Arms & Ammo (Quaker Hill)

AZ Pawn and Firearms (Norwich)

Joey Guns LLC (Plainfield)

CT Carries Guns & Ammo (Sterling)

P&G Firearms (Watertown)

Wolfs Indoor Range (Bristol)

Tactical Arms & Indoor Range (Torrington)

The Tactical Boutique (West Hartford)

Tobacco Valley Gun (East Windsor)

JP Firearms Corporation (Torrington)

Jose’ Carlos Coffee (Mystic)

DJS Firearms (New Milford)

Hoffman’s (Newington)

Newington Gun Exchange (Newington)

CT Firearms Training (New Milford)

M2 Tactical (Norwalk)

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Fresh off the Grill

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