Housekeeping: TTAG Turns Three

When I launched The Truth About Guns three years ago (to the day), I imagined the site as an electronic gun magazine: a tell-it-like-is blend of news, reviews, tips and rants. As the months rolled by and our traffic increased, I began to suspect that TTAG was becoming something more important than a simple gunzine. While no-holds-barred firearms reviews are our staple, firearms-related news and editorials started doing the heavy lifting. And then Newtown. Suddenly, TTAG became the canary in the Constitutional coal mine. We asked you, our readers, if that was OK. You said yes. And so here we are, posting hourly updates from the firearms freedom front, helping you defend and extend your Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. It has been—and continues to be—our honor and privilege to do so. Thank you for reading.

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About Robert Farago

Robert Farago is the Publisher of The Truth About Guns (TTAG). He started the site to explore the ethics, morality, business, politics, culture, technology, practice, strategy, dangers and fun of guns.

57 Responses to Housekeeping: TTAG Turns Three

  1. avatarJames1000 says:

    Thanks for what you guys do. Keep up the fight.

  2. avatarNS says:

    TTAG is a great site. I came for the gun reviews, stayed for the commentary. Good group of writers and readers

  3. avatarWilliam says:

    Many thanks for being there when we needed you most. Keep up the excellent work. TTAG is the best, period.

  4. avatarLance says:

    Happy B-day RF!!

  5. avatarjuliesa says:

    For me, it’s a win-win deal. I came here for the gun rights stuff, but you’re turning me into a gear geek.

  6. avatarTexanHawk says:

    Thanks RF.

  7. avatargloomhound says:

    And Thank You for this site.

  8. avatarCameron S. says:

    Keep up the good fight. Thanks for all you do. And Happy BDAY TTAG!

  9. avatarBob says:

    One of the best things about the site is how you ask for feedback from the readers and actually listen to it. Thanks!

  10. avatarjwm says:

    Came for a gun review. Watched for a while then had my wife show me how to post. Mostly, it’s been fun. Thanks RF and crew and commentators.

  11. avatarMisSki says:

    Kudos to RF and the gang. This is a great place to hang out.

    • avatarKat says:

      Ditto that.
      As a chick I get a lot of variety of information about weapons, ammo, shooting technique, gun issues. Wishing you and support team many more years of success. Best gun site on the web!

  12. avatarMatt in FL says:

    Don’t forget gun stuff! It can’t all be politics. You’ve been doing OK the last couple weeks after a pretty depressing couple months, so keep it up!

    • avatarjwm says:

      Ditto Matt. Plus all the gun stuff doesn’t have to be about AR’s. Pellet guns, crossbows, muzzle loaders, there’s a whole world of topics out there that would appeal to the varied crowd we have here.

    • avatarIn Memphis says:

      What about the Israeli women?

      • avatarMatt in FL says:

        I have no doubt those will continue. I thought it went without saying.

        • avatarJan says:

          That’s why I came here for, stayed for the gun and gear reviews, and now keep coming back for the political updates.

          Is there a chance of seeing knife reviews in the future? I like them and have as many knives as firearms, just don’t have pricey ones yet.

  13. avatardarkstar says:

    Happy Birthday!!!! Keep it up. Always enjoy checking in several times a day.

  14. avatarNick says:

    Tell Foghorn to get the damn M&P9 review done.

  15. avatarHanover Fiste says:

    I too originally began visiting because of the reviews and have stayed for the community. There are some great comments on this site and I have learned quite a bit from some of the fine folks who frequent TTAG (I am talking to you Dypeptic Gunsmith. I got your gun lube recipe saved.)

    Thanks for being here.

  16. avatarJavier says:

    It’s been three years? Time sure flies. Thanks RF for the idea. And may it continue to flourish.

  17. avatarHazzard Bagg says:

    I discovered TTAG by sitting next to RF at a bar. And that was that.
    Happy bidet, TTAG!

  18. avatarMatt in FL says:

    HEY! We should celebrate by having Ralph reveal his Cornbread Sage Stuffing recipe!

    RF, you have the gold, you make the rules. Make it happen.

  19. avatarMike in NC says:

    Congrats RF and to the whole TTAG team!

    First found you thanks to an Insta-launch link for the ATF Death Watch series.

  20. avatarJoke & Dagger says:

    Outstanding site and commenters. Don’t go Deadspin on us.

  21. avatarIn Memphis says:

    Congradulations RF and staff. Thank you all!

  22. avatarscooter says:

    Keep it up! TTAG’s birth came about just about the time I recognized the joy and utility of firearms and found a new way to spend the money I had been spending on racing stock cars. I just got a CZ75D Compact recently, my third CZ. Now it will be my TTAG 3-year Commemorative 9mm!

  23. avatarBruce says:

    Found the site when I was researching the Ruger SR9c. Liked the review, and love my SR9c, which was the first gun I purchased in 45 years. Now I spend to many hours reading the site each day, but feel I am learning a lot from reading it. Thanks Robert.

  24. avatarLarry2 says:

    Thank you for continuing to be a great source of education.

  25. avatarpk in AZ says:

    Much appreciated RF!

  26. avatarRon Mexico says:

    Robert, your ‘Fast and Furious’ coverage was second to none. I hope y’all keep up the good work in the future for the other gov’t screw-ups, cover-ups, and abuses that are sure to come.

  27. avatarRandy Drescher says:

    The efforts of everyone is much appreciated. Sometimes patriotism takes the form of typing, Randy

  28. avatarJay Dunn says:

    I came here because I was upset RF left TTAC.

  29. avatarensitu says:

    In as much as the abomination of Slavery created President Lincoln
    the abomination of Obamanation has created TTAG, and for all the same reasons.

  30. avatarBrad says:

    I appreciate you efforts and your site. You’ve opened my eyes to a wider world.

  31. avatarBilly Wardlaw says:

    I’m really surprised to so no one wearing gloves in these scenarios. What does a simunition round do to a bare finger or back of the hand?

  32. avatarSwobard says:

    Congratulations on your 3 year milestone! While I missed roughly the first 2-1/2 years, I quickly learned that TTAG was a unsurpassed resource for gear & gun reviews. The political coverage has consistently been top flight, and I’ve come to expect insights and wisdom to be regularly mined from the comments. “Armed intelligentsia” indeed!
    Thanks for the vision and work behind TTAG.

  33. avatarElliotte says:

    Congrats keep up the good work

  34. avatarFreeFor-TN says:

    TTAG plays a central role as a gathering point for defense of individual freedom in the form of defending 2A native rights in these United States.
    The U.S. is the last place on the planet essentially for this level of freedom. Every other country follows the U.S. lead – towards more freedom, or towards more fascism. (To wit – scanners now world wide, etc.)
    By carrying the flag for the U.S. pro-2A community, you have hoisted the flag representing freedom for those currently suppressed, and those who already died fighting this same battle.
    Your performance has self-selected you for this mythically important task. May you continue deserving this heroic responsibility.

  35. avatarSue says:

    I’m like juliesa… I found TTAG searching the internet for intelligent credible info regarding the post 2012 election gun/ammo sales surges but am digging the gun reviews. I also read the comments of each article because some really great minds reply and they help this new shooter out. Thanks TTAG for consistently being a beacon in the fog of all things gun.

  36. avatarCharlie says:

    I thank you heartily! Of all the gun sites I visit (OK, it’s just two) TTAG is by far the best. You guys are right there on the cutting edge defending freedom in a sane and rational way! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate that.

    The reviews are good too!

    Charlie

  37. avatarFrankw says:

    Thanks y’all!!! Keep up the fight

  38. avatarJustLeaveLawfulGunOwnersAlone says:

    Thank YOU for keeping us informed.

  39. avatarAccur81 says:

    I’ve lost countless hours posting and drinking scotch which could have otherwise been used in a productive manner like weeding, washing the dogs, or watching sh!tty American Idol episodes with my wife. I can’t thank you guys enough.

    • avatar16V says:

      Missing out on dog washing and Duhmurrican Eh-hole?

      In other places people would pay money for this treatment.

  40. avatarSilver says:

    Great site. And, let’s be honest, with how violent and sociopathic progressive fascists and gun-grabbers are, and how tyrannical our government has become, you guys are putting your lives on the line by keeping this site up.

  41. avatarChad says:

    Everyone and everything evolves. TTAG has evolved into a great place, to find all things of the gun and in a lot of ways, the people of the gun. The fun stuff, the gear, the guns are all great. The politics, extremely important too. Because as we see, we are in the fight of our lives today. If you don’t sleep with toothpicks under your eyes, the anti gunners will catch you napping and take it to you. Keep up the great work!

  42. avatarjbarr says:

    As a relatively new gun owner and CWP holder, I can’t thank you enough for the content you have provided on this site. The gun reviews are most helpful, and the news and 2A commentary have strengthened my resolve and understanding of MY rights as a United States citizen. Bravo!

  43. avatarJohn says:

    Thank you for writing. This blog is a bastion of sanity.

  44. avatarPedro says:

    Congratulations!! & Happy Birthday! Happy Anniversary! About the school simulation video above. I’m from NYC & almost all the elementary & high schools I have been to; about half of the classrooms have 2 doors and all of them have a 6″x6″ safety glass window on them. And colleges can be mixed either 6×6 or 4×24 safety glass. Just my observation. Again All the best to the site…

  45. avatarMy Name Is Bob says:

    Happy bday! Keep on preaching and fighting the good fight! We’ve lost some ground in states with “newtown inspired” AWBs and mag cap limits, so we dearly need to recover that in the states that have lost it.

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