Accuse us of favoritism all you want, but our fingers were nowhere near the scale on this one. With just over 20% of the vote, SIG SAUER’s P320 has been duly elected as our reader’s favorite new handgun of 2014. The striker fired offering from SIG SAUER features a unique chassis system that allows just about every feature of the gun to be changed out and customized, and all of the replacement kits can be sent straight to your door including new grips. Plus, the steeper grip angle and typical SIG SAUER craftsmanship make it a pleasure to shoot.
For those interested in such things, the full results for this year’s awards can be found here. Keep in mind that respondents were given the option to vote or skip each section individually, and items which were not released (or announced, or started production, or were “new” in any way) for 2014 have been removed from the top of the list. As you can see, with the P320, it wasn’t even close — people seem to really like it, getting nearly three times as many votes as the GLOCK 42. And 10 times as many votes as the Remington R51. No matter how much money Remington and GLOCK pumped into their marketing campaigns, SIG SAUER beat out the competition with a solid product.
TTAG Readers’ Choice Awards methodology
The poll was conducted using a custom polling application which presented each respondent with a list of options for each category. Respondents could either select from the list, choose not to respond, or add an additional option at the bottom. Any added items would be displayed to all subsequent respondents (any item worthy of “Item of the Year” would, in theory, be added fairly quickly by respondents). Items which were not relevant (outside the time frame or irrelevant responses, like “my homemade ammo” for best ammo of the year) were periodically removed, and all associated votes for that item in that category were eliminated as well. Respondents were discouraged from voting multiple times by having their IP address recorded and banned from making subsequent responses. The polling period lasted 7 full days and elicited 1,104 responses.