TTAG Content Contest: Win A Free FNS-9 Handgun!

TTAG has a lot of time for FNH USA. As regular readers no doubt know, the Belgian-born gunmaker’s embedded our man Leghorn in their 3-Gun team. RF calls his SCAR-16 and SCAR-17 his favorite outside toys. While we haven’t reviewed FN’s FNS-9, we’re offering you the chance to do so firsthand. For-eva. All you have to do: generate a little original (never before published) content. Good content. Great content. The best content out of all the people generating content to get an FNS-9. We’re thinking a self-defense tip, gun review, editorial or feature. (Anything gun-related, really.) No word limit. Write it up, paste it into an email and send it to us at [email protected] We’ll publish the finalists here. All writers retain copyright, if such a thing exists (/sarc). Ace editor Frank Williams will choose the winner who will receive a free handgun. More rules? Sure . . .

The contest starts now. It runs through midnight on Sunday, June 23. We’ll announce the winner and publish their piece the following day. The winner will be required to have their local gun store (or similar) provide a copy of a valid FFL to FNH USA in order to ship their firearm.


  1. avatar JoshinGA says:

    Cool. I was thinking about picking one of those up. Suppose I better get to writing then…

  2. avatar Roll says:

    What kind of content?

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      Self-defense tip, gun review or editorial. Or anything else gun-related, really.

      1. avatar Roll says:

        Ah, can do

      2. avatar Frank Williams says:

        Might I add we’d prefer something that is original and has heretofore not been published on another site?

        1. avatar Robert Farago says:

          You might and I have.

        2. avatar Will says:

          Understandable. We are better than the big boys of the media so we should avoid plagiarism anyway.

  3. avatar ceowens says:

    Can you folks cut about an inch and a half off the bottom of the grip so I can have it in upstate New York?

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      Can’t have it here in California either.

      1. avatar Ipe says:

        Love to win it, but even if I did I’m pretty sure the People’s Republik of Suckachusetts wouldn’t let me take possession.

      2. avatar AlphaGeek says:

        Single-shot exemption.

      3. avatar 5spot says:

        Sure it’s not CA legal?

  4. avatar Joke & Dagger says:

    Sigh. The way I butcher the written word, I have not a chance.

    1. avatar mediocrates says:

      I agree with J & D. Can we have a contest for dummies? like post a comment here and YOUR IN? LOL….

    2. avatar jwm says:

      Just remember to end each line with Bitchez. It’s worked so well for you in the past.

      1. avatar Joke & Dagger says:

        Butchers don’t win, bitchez.

  5. Haha, I shoulda saved my gay e-mail for this one. That got a heated debate going on in the comments section.

    1. avatar Joke & Dagger says:

      You’re pretty emo aren’t you?

      1. Oh yes, totally emo. Just want to cut right deep into my wrists and listen to Depeche Mode all day.

        1. avatar Accur81 says:

          I’m completely straight and I dig Depeche Mode and Anberlin.

  6. avatar DisThunder says:

    Nice! I’ve been wanting to try my hand at contributing here since I signed up, but now that there’s a prize on the line, my crippling performance anxiety will no doubt make it much more interesting!

  7. avatar Bob says:

    Are images allowed, what would the restrictions on them be?

  8. avatar In Memphis says:

    I guess I will have to go renew my library card and get on the computer.

  9. avatar Brian says:

    Are there particular criteria that the article will be judged on (e.g. most insightful, most practical, most likely to drive a bunch of rage clicks) or just what strikes Frank’s fancy the most?

  10. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

    Cool. The thinktank is usually flowing with ideas but never much to put them into an email. I wouldn’t mind having to replace one of my firearms that magically disappeared on that last fishing trip.

  11. avatar chunkielamb says:

    Man, you guys are disappointing, that pistol isn’t even on the CA approved safe pistol roster list!!!


  12. avatar PhoenixNFA says:

    Hmm. Always wanted to actually write a legit gun review. What’s there to lose? I even have some nice guns here to review!!

    I want dat FN.

  13. avatar tony says:

    Entry sent 🙂

    How many can we send per day?

    1. All you can write. As long as they’re well done and insanely entertaining.

  14. avatar Tim U says:

    Submitted. Hoping for the best, and maybe stir the pot a little.

    1. avatar Brian says:

      Please tell me it is an anti-gun screed and you want to win the gun to then destroy it. If you are going to stir the pot stir it all the way.

      1. avatar Tim U says:

        Not that sort of pot stir, sorry.

        More of a political realities and how to preserve the 2A pot stir.

        1. avatar Brian says:

          Got it. Looking forward to it.

  15. avatar Kittenfists says:

    Entered. I’ve done so much worse for a shot at a free gun.

  16. avatar Killercod says:

    Done…might send a couple more!

  17. avatar Zebulon Pike says:

    Contest ends midnight June 23–of what time zone? As writers, you should know very well that an hour or two before deadline can make all the difference. 🙂

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:


      1. avatar Ing says:

        Dang. I was afraid of that. I have the double misfortune of living on the Vampire Central version of Pacific Standard Time…looks like my effective deadline is first light on Saturday, then.

  18. avatar Brian says:

    Who retains the copyright to losing (or winning for that matter) entries? Can those of us who don’t win go post the article somewhere else without having to worry that TTAG’s team of IP ninjas will find us in our sleep?

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      You retain copyright. But we will publish the finalists’ copy. A fact which I’ll add to this post. Thanks!

  19. avatar ErrantVenture11 says:

    Does a rather intelligent Facebook conversation count? I wrote a very lengthy response to a friend’s question…perhaps I could just paraphrase the content of the question and provide my answers?

    1. avatar ErrantVenture11 says:

      I’ll just rework the post as a stand-alone piece, shouldn’t take much effort. I’m also working on another original piece regarding critical thinking and the gun debate, hopefully I can have it done by the 23rd.

  20. avatar Taylor says:

    hello everybody,

    i just want to say, i love FNH-Guns, they are the best. the second best would be Ruger. i love how it shoots- accur. the best grip, light weight. And lots of safety too.

    You can’t go wrong with this.

  21. avatar Greg Goodrich says:

    Haven’t tried it yet but wouldn’t expect it not to be a great shooter. Their others have been!

  22. avatar Will says:

    I held one for a little while. Not bad in the hand.

    Now… what format is best? plain text? Word? PDF?

  23. avatar Bad Matt says:

    The next contest should be for something on the California roster — or a nice .270 or 30-06.

  24. avatar the last Marine out says:

    Sounds Like the gun that i need to have ? For the day of the ZOMBIE ! how do i know? BRAND NAME says it all… and as Boston tea party says the the FN/FAL may be the best ever battle rifle… FN has the highest standards too.. USA made and a top hard hitting round..and again Boston says give them the bullets first…….

  25. avatar Don Allred says:

    I just now read this and saw the deadline of Sunday, June 23, 2013. I’m surely sorry I missed the deadline. Any more opportunities like this in the near future? BTW, TTAG has definitely become, in the last few months, my most oft-read gun blog — by far. Keep up the great work.

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