Dear Readers (and anti-gunner lurkers looking for prngomeone to SWAT),
Welcome to the first weekly post designed to keep you up-to-date on TTAG’s past, present and future. As the site’s Managing Editor, I’ve been tasked with clueing you in on meta material, updating you on various contests and competitions and
pimping previewing upcoming content. Let’s start with the spring content contest. The response has been good, but we’re all Oliver Twist over here. We need more! In case you missed it, the current prizes are . . .a REXzero 1 pistol and a BLACKHAWK! range bag stuffed with more NSSF Fantasy Camp-sourced gun swag than you can shake a cleaning rod at (not included).
If TTAG selects your prose, you’ll see it here in all its glory, perched above Armed Intelligentsia attaboys. You can then send your friends and family a link to the post, confirming all the worst fears they’ve always had about you and your, you know, “gun thing.” And maybe even win a new gun to show them. Or not. Show them, I mean.
The winner of last weekend’s photo caption contest was DH34. He or she will be receiving a set of ever-so-stylish SIG SAUER lapel pins — just as soon as he or she discloses their home address to us. OpSec be damned. The winner of this week’s contest will receive a Telor Tactical Comfort-Air ankle holster. So hop to it (so to speak).
You may notice we’ve added a banner at the top of the site for our friends at Lucky Gunner. If you’d like to support TTAG and its ongoing effort to END AUTOPLAY AUDIO ADS (our ground-up site design should cure that once and for all), click on the Lucky Gunner link and buy yourself something nice. A small but insignificant portion of the sale comes to us. For which we are eternally grateful.
As always, we’ve got gun reviews in progress that are sure to float your firearms boat. On its way here to the Live Music Capitol of the World: a Remington V3 shotty. Also headed toward TTAG’s super-secret above ground bunker: an IWI X95 carbine. Kahr’s promised us some arms, and Bond Arms has promised us a car. I mean, a derringer, for a boot carry test. STI’s sending us their new 3-gun pistol — which RF will do well to hide from Nick.
Now that Jon Wayne Taylor’s written up the 9mm version, I’m reviewing the Springfield Armory XD Mod.2 in fo-tay. Speaking of my honeydew list, I once again tried and failed to get to Capitol Trap and Skeet to give the Tri-Star TT-15 unsingle trap gun a good workout and write-up. Turns out RF’s flu is no fun for him or me.
[Speaking of which, our Dear Leader apologizes to the NSSF for not writing up the Fantasy Camp earlier. He’s now almost back amongst the living, so this week it is. As well as a look at Atlas Defense’s live fire training.]
Our endlessly comprehensive Jeremy S. is busy compiling one of his patented roundup posts, this time of drop-in AR triggers. Not to be outdone, Tyler’s beavering away on a McMillan stock measuring kit, as well as reviewing a brace of new silencers. Not to mention the Bergara LRP Elite rifle.
Now that’s Spring’s springing (in its own special way), TTAG’s tooling up for the annual trip to the NRA Convention. Nick, Jeremy S. and I will be making the journey to Louisville next month, with RF holding down the e-fort and single-parenting in Austin. Meanwhile, feel free to add your comments, criticisms and suggestions below. Thank you for your time, attention and patience.