VOTE NOW: TTAG’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards

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Every year around this time, the editors of the various firearms related publications retreat to their respective back rooms to count their receipts and determine which companies paid them the most money. I mean…which products were the best of the year. TTAG doesn’t play that game. Instead, we ask you, our gentle readers, to tell us what you like. We tabulate the results, order the plaques and run around the SHOT Show handing them out to the worthy recipients. Well, it’s that time again . . .

Use the system below to enter your vote in the 2015 TTAG Reader’s Choice Awards. You get one vote per IP address. PLEASE only vote for products that came out this year. Great guns like the IWI Tavor, SIG SAUER’s MPX, as well as any other products that were intro’d in prior years are disqualified and will be removed from the results.

I’ve populated the system with some of the new products that came out for SHOT Show and the NRA Annual Meeting this year, but feel free to write in anything that I missed. You get one vote per category, and once you’ve voted the system will lock you out from doing it again (3rd party cookies might also need to be enabled in your browser). Your additions will be presented as options to all subsequent voters. Cast your vote before December 18th — we’ll tell you the results after Christmas. And thanks!

comments

  1. avatar John Thomas says:

    i not voting this year. whats the point? my picks never win anyway…

    1. avatar Gatorgrabber says:

      No offense but that sounds like most of today’s voters!

      1. avatar John Thomas says:

        that just means you got the joke.

        1. avatar Gatorgrabber says:

          😎

  2. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    Ummm you missed the Savage A17!!! I know you guys have a lot to keep up on a lot, but please don’t ignore cool rimfires.

    1. avatar Jon in CO says:

      I voted like 2 weeks ago, and it was on there. They removed it! Rigged!

  3. avatar Timmy! says:

    Didn’t the PPQ .45 come out this year? If not, I guess my write-in handgun vote is getting tossed out, dag-nabbit!

    1. avatar David PA/NJ says:

      It was an option IIRC

  4. avatar foo dog says:

    Nice work, again TTAG on some great reviews, all year long.
    Quality and consistency, thats not easy to do on the wild wild west of the innertubz.

  5. avatar Paelorian says:

    Can I vote for guns like the IWI Galil ACE and Desert Tech MDR next year after they’re released to the public and people can actually buy and review them? I’m not voting for unreleased guns as “best of the year”. I’d be voting for hype, expectation, and potential. I’ll be voting for a gun introduced to the market in 2015, even if I’d probably rather have a Galil or MDR.

    1. avatar Paelorian says:

      “PLEASE only vote for products that came out this year.” I was still tempted to vote for the D-EVO, far more exciting and innovative than the 1-6x scope I voted for. I’m also looking forward to the Magpul 60-round drum when it actually is released (and as a new drum magazine design I probably won’t fully trust it’s reliability for a few years). I voted for Elftman’s AK trigger. It’s exciting that there’s now a high-end “commercial off-the-shelf” drop-in (-ish, it’s for AKs) trigger for AKs. Kinectic Development Group’s SCAR stock is excellent, but what would probably get my vote if had already been released and tested by the public is their upcoming quick-detach MLOK rails showcased in a recent Military Arms Channel video. They snap right on and off with a little release button. It’s cool to know Midwest Industries has a less expensive Tavor replacement ejection port cover, but there are already similar products on the market so it’s not an “accessory of the year” item. I also voted for the Silencerco Omega, since it’s a known product. The only third-party information on Delta P BREVIS II comes from Jeremy S’s preview here on TTAG. Without a review or reputation, I can’t ethically vote for it, even if it is on the market (but not long enough for the public to legally purchase and possess it due to the NFA wait). However, if the hype is true it’s a revolutionary product and a leap forward from all the other conventional cans. I can’t vote for that kind of hype without the public actually having and fairly reviewing the product. I know the Omega is good. The BREVIS II talks a great game but has yet to prove itself. One preview at a manufacturer event does not prove the product works as advertised.

    2. avatar Paelorian says:

      I voted for the DP12 even if I think the Versamax is a better gun, because there are a lot of similar semi-automatic shotguns. The DP12 is the innovator that improves it’s category. It’s a more combat-effective pump-action shotgun. It’s a leap forward for people who can’t own semi-automatic shotguns due to government tyranny gun control laws. Or for people who use pumps for other non-recreational reasons, like riot control with less-lethal ammunition. While it’s heavy, it’s useful wherever quick follow-up shots are desirable and a semi-automatic isn’t an option. That is, if if the early word that it works decently pans out.

  6. avatar Mike says:

    Out votes don’t count cause we aren’t paying for advertising

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      We take this very seriously. The awards come directly from the results of this survey, and there is no interference whatsoever from the staff. The only thing we do is prune out products that were released prior to this year.

      1. avatar JT says:

        “The only thing we do is prune out products that were released prior to this year.”

        Try harder at that part. You have the CZ-75b on there under handguns, along with M855 and Hornady SST under ammo.

    2. Look back at the companies that have won the awards the two years we’ve handed them out.

      http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2013/12/daniel-zimmerman/ttags-names-best-of-2013-readers-choice-awards/

      None of the 2013 winners had advertised at the time. Springfield has since advertised here a little in 2015.

      https://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=thetruthaboutguns.com/+%22TTAG+2014+Reader%E2%80%99s+Choice+Award%22&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8

      None of the 2014 winners have ever advertised here. Not even the editors’ choice winner.

      Facts…it’s nice to know them.

  7. avatar Tim U says:

    Wanted to vote for the Galil Ace under rifles, but nobody has them yet so that’s going to 2016 against whatever comes then. I gave the MCX my vote for 2015.

  8. avatar Benny the Jew says:

    Mosin Nagant: a true perennial!

    1. avatar sagebrushracer says:

      can’t kill em, they dont break, ammo is cheap and the muzzle flame is real. They are acceptable substitute for a oar, tent pole or pike.

      Mosin Nagant, destroying ceiling fans and overhead light fixtures since 1891.

    2. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      The one rifle that has enough power to kill large game, a bayonet large enough to skewer said game and a muzzle flash hot enough to roast it – all at the same time.

  9. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    I’ve tried my iPad and a PC. It’s not letting me vote.
    I get the “lets try that again” message.

    1. avatar LKB says:

      Me too . . . .

      1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

        Some browsers have a problem with 3rd party cookies, required to use the system. If you get that error try going to the voting system directly.

        http://notaserver.net/TTAGRCA/

        -Nick

        1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

          Thanks Nick. Going to try now.

        2. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

          That worked. Thank you.

        3. avatar LKB says:

          Yup, that works. Thanks.

        4. avatar Tom396 says:

          Thanks! Without that work around, I would not have been able to vote.

  10. avatar JohnF says:

    I realized most of the stuff I like is not new!

  11. avatar Cloudbuster says:

    Boomstick!

  12. avatar AR says:

    Ruger BX-Trigger? Is that circa 2015? If not, please to delete my “Accessories” write-in.

  13. avatar Nate H. says:

    Rifle write in:

    Manufacturer: ghost gun

    Model: AR15

    I know it’s not really new, but I had to because if all the attention they’re getting recently.

    1. avatar Tony Tbone says:

      Ditto. Good choice.

  14. avatar Tony Tbone says:

    Rifle write in: Daniel Defense DD5v1

    How could you leave this one out?

  15. avatar James in Houston says:

    I obviously voted for Ash’s boomstick.

  16. avatar Dave in VA says:

    I’d like to participate, but everything I click on the link it tells me to try again. I am trying to do this off of my iPad.

    1. avatar NineShooter says:

      Dave, see the workaround listed by Nick in the Tom in Oregon’s comment chain, above.

  17. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    When taking these surveys, it is truly depressing to see these products in consideration for any award of “best of the industry.”

    In British parlance, there’s a concept called a “best gun.” Putting aside the linguistic restriction of how the term referred to a SxS shotgun and keeping the level of quality and attention to workmanship that was conveyed by the term “best gun,” we see that no gun in any of these surveys could be remotely considered a “best gun.” Nothing in any of these surveys approaches the level of quality we used to see in pre-WWII Winchester rifles and shotguns even. Or even pre-WWII Remington products. Since WWII, the quality of American gun products has been in a long, downhill trend, to a point where now gun manufactures are bragging about a fit, finish and furniture today that would have been an embarrassment to produce only 50 years ago.

  18. avatar Vv ind says:

    Is the shooter not wearing ear protection?

    1. avatar WRH says:

      There’s a suppressor on that shottie. No hearing protection needed.

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