The Truth About Guns prides itself on telling the truth about guns. If a gun is good, we say so. If it’s a dog, we let loose the dogs of war. We understand that these are tools you may use to defend your life some day, God forbid. For many of our readers they represent a significant slice of their hard-earned income. That’s why we work with writers who are honest, informed, passionate and fearless. Just like our readers. In fact, all but one of our writers – the jefe himself – started as TTAG commentators. So when Nick told us that new gun reviews were the best way to get off our current stat plateau, and RF said he wanted new blood, we decided to reach out to our Armed Intelligentsia. While our door’s always been open to reader-contributed reviews, we’re looking for more brilliant writers. To do that, we’re offering a little incentive . . .
Namely, a pig-slaying machine. That’s right, pen the best gun review and you’ll win an Underground Tactical Bacon Maker Six 5 Ultralight rifle in 6.5 Grendel (actual rifle pictured above).
Here are the specs on this marvelous pork poker:
- 6 lb. 5 oz. weight
- Forged upper and lower receiver mil-spec with indexing marks and M4 feed ramps
- 416R stainless steel 18″ light contour stress-relieved barrel
- Mid-length direct impingement gas system
- FDE Cerakote finish
- Underground Phantom Twist flash hider
- Free-float Keymod hand guard system
- Magpul CTR carbine stock, grip, trigger guard and MBUS sights
- Underground Tactical adjustable flat adjustable (2.5-4 lbs.) precision trigger
- Underground Tactical charging handle with tactical latch
- Underground Tactical 25-round 6.5 Grendel magazine
To take that bad boy home, write an honest, thorough and entertaining gun review that follows our general review format. We have a style guide and a set of guidelines. Looking through our back catalog should give you an even better idea of what we’d like to see come over the electronic transom (see here, here, here and here for examples).
Choose any firearm you’d like, but a writer who critiques a gun or guns we haven’t reviewed stands a better chance of bringing home the bacon. Cover the gun’s basic functionality, takedown and maintenance, ergonomics, accuracy and reliability. Include a selection of (focused) photos (video is fine, too) that show the gun’s bits and pieces (don’t forget to include shots of both sides of the gun).
Again, follow the template. Include a specification section (including MSRP) and full star ratings (5-star scale) for style, ergonomics (shooting AND carrying, if appropriate) customization, reliability and an overall rating. Each rating must have a sentence or two explaining the stars you awarded. Again, see the examples linked above.
Photos can be included in their intended spots within the review in the Word doc, but are best when sent as separate attachments to your email. Multiple emails are fine if you have a lot of photos. If you don’t include your pics in the body of your review, please note where you intend them to appear (though we reserve the right to place them where they make the most sense).
Email your review or reviews in the body of an email or (even better) as a Word document to email@example.com. Put the words GUN REVIEW – (GUN MAKE AND MODEL) in the subject field (e.g., GUN REVIEW – FNH FNX-9). Your email submission must be date-stamped by midnight Friday, December 19. I’ll choose the best review by December 31.
Think you have the right stuff to write for TTAG? No c.v. required. Just the best damn gun review on the internet.