We don’t know where Tim Going lives, but we sure hope there are feral hogs there, pests though they may be. It would be a darned shame not to put his new Underground Tactical Bacon Maker Six 5 Ultralight to its highest and best use. Then again, we’re sure the 6.5 Grendel gun will be ever so effective on Bambi and his brethren, too. After a lot of very stiff competition and much consideration, Tim took the grand prize in our first ever reader review contest for his take on the Mossberg 715T rifle. Here’s an excerpt:
I will be the first to admit that sometimes, a cheap gun is a cheap gun. Don’t even get me started on the SIG Mosquito, my life lesson that when ALL the reviews you read say something is bad, it probably is bad. But if you think that any gun less than $300 is not even worth wasting your time, well I find your lack of faith disturbing. My Mossberg Maverick, GSG 1911-22 (purchased after the review of the gun on TTAG) and my SCCY CPX-1 all stand as testament that a reliable, accurate, and fun gun can be had for less than three bills. However, the biggest proof of this point is my Mossberg 715T . . .
There were a lot of excellent efforts turned in. In fact, there were so many that we’ve also chosen a few additional notables to receive special recognition. They are:
That fantastic four will each receive a CMC Triggers Tactical 15/10 Trigger Group for their efforts. And an invitation to submit more reviews to TTAG for the honor of truth, the glory of excellence, free ammo, access to T&E guns and yes, maybe even cash money.
Please note: TTAG remains an open door to new talent. If you didn’t win the gun or a trigger, you can still submit a gun review (or rant or blog post) to email@example.com. One caveat: all non-contest entries may be edited for length, coherence, accuracy, snark infusion, etc.
We hope you’ve enjoyed these reviews as much as we have. It’s extremely gratifying to know that our readers share our unflagging commitment to telling the truth about guns, and literary excellence. Thanks for playing. Next up (after a suitable pause) another editorial contest with another wicked awesome gun as a prize.