TTAG Reader’s Choice Awards 2013 [Make the Jump to Vote]


This is the time of year that firearms publications award their “Best of 2013” prizes, recognizing the gun companies that gave them the most money made the best products. While TTAG shares our colleagues’ desire to reward product excellence, we wanted to do so in a way that took our bottom line biases out of the equation. So we’ve decided to put our very first annual awards in your hands. Make the jump to use our super awesome voting system to make your voices heard. Feel free to lobby for your choice below. We’ll tally up the results some time after Christmas and announce the winners in the New Year, just in time for SHOT Show schmoozing. [ED: I added that word.] See you on the other side . . .

Can’t see the voting system? Click here!


  1. avatar John Boch says:

    I may now go away?

    Merry Christmas to you too!

  2. avatar HKfan says:

    larue predatobr and it’s not even close (now shipping)
    S&B 1.1-8 if they would ship the thing already. Or SWFA SS HD 1-6x.

  3. avatar Swarf says:

    I vote you stop saying “make the jump.”


    1. avatar Robert Farago says:


      1. avatar Swarf says:

        “Here’s the link”?

        I dunno, “make the jump” is just so 1999, the-Internet-is-so-space-age-and-exciting! Web 1.0-ey.

        And yes, I’m being persnickety and unconstructive.

      2. avatar JAS says:

        “Thru the Wormhole…..”

    2. avatar 505markf says:

      I like “make the jump.” Makes me think of interstellar travel.

      1. avatar Right II Defend says:


      2. avatar Don says:

        I like make the jump too. That’s what its called most often in blog-land. If you change it, I recommend, “Engage” or “Punch it”

        1. avatar Marcus Aurelius says:

          “Have Scotty give you all she’s got…”

        2. avatar Sheepdog6 says:

          or “let’s kick this pig!”

  4. avatar ShaunL says:

    Once you put it in list form it seems like slim pickings in the “new” department. Most of the new stuff is just an update or mod of a much older product. I wish there were more originality in the firearms or that the market would support it at least.

    1. avatar Jeremy S says:

      Yeah I had to laugh when I saw the Remmi 870 and such on there 😉

  5. avatar PhoenixNFA says:

    glock 30S left off the list.

    had to write it in.

    1. avatar Tim U says:

      I saw the 30s on the list just fine under the handgun section.

      It wasn’t my vote, but I did see it there.

      1. avatar Matt in FL says:

        I’m pretty sure the system adds anything that anyone inputs manually, so it’s there for future voters.

        1. avatar Swarf says:

          Oh, reeeeally?

        2. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

          It does, and it took forever to lock that down.

  6. avatar Matt in FL says:

    “I’m not givin’ you my IP address!”

    Joke’s on you, you do every time you leave a comment!

    1. He’s right. You do. And we do absolutely nothing with them. Merry Christmas.

      1. avatar neiowa says:

        But you can but Obuma and his minions/wenchmen at NSA/ATF store it.

        1. avatar Matt in FL says:

          Shrug. Either you live your life in fear or you don’t. I own guns, I buy accessories, I buy ammo, and mostly all of that is done on plastic and/or with paperwork.

        2. avatar Anonymous says:

          If you want to make a really radical comment – use a new name, a new email, and send it from like … a Panera bread or something and use a removable network PC card you can throw away if you need to later (for the disposal of MAC addresses). Purchase your network PC card with cash. If you have a fancy laptop you can basically… make up your own MAC address in the BIOs. Then you don’t have buy a “panera bread PC card.” Never forget to ensure you are using the right MAC address.

          Congratulations, now you only need to worry about eye witnesses, surveillance cameras, and satellite imagery. Like in the movie “enemy of the state” – don’t look up, wear a hat, keep your head down. Wear glasses and clothing to mask your identity. If you don’t want to wear a hat, wear a rug like hickenlooper. Never go to the same Panera bread twice.

          Haha 🙂

        3. avatar Gyufygy says:

          Or just use TOR.

          Unless they did actually compromise that. 🙁

  7. avatar Foredom says:

    M&P 40c is a new handgun? Or am I seeing what others wrote in?

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      It’s likely you’re seeing someone else’s entry.

  8. avatar rawmade says:

    Jeez people, if youre gonna add a gun to the list at least make sure its kind of close to being a 2013 gun

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:

      Yeah, I’m guessing anything that’s obviously not a new-for-2013 item is going to get thrown out. Way to make your votes count! Heh.

    2. avatar Oddux says:

      Oh cmon, the Remington 870 totally deserved to be on that list. You don’t get any newer than that.

    3. avatar SteveInCO says:

      So much for an 1891 model Mosin Nagant.

  9. avatar ZM 1306 says:

    “You may now go away.”


    ..!., to you too

    (no hard feelings, just could have been “have a good day.” or something)

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      If you spent your Saturday debugging this damned code you’d be surly too.

      Merry Christmas.

      1. avatar ZM 1306 says:

        The only coding I have done was on VB 2008. I can only imagine writing a program and imbedding it on a website to be used by different platforms.

    2. avatar S.CROCK says:

      i liked it and thought it was funny.

  10. avatar Oddux says:

    Submitting vote for best Firearm Accessory… FAILED.

    Apparently it didn’t like my vote for “Any of the CZ model girls”.

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      It went through, your text was just too long and it got truncated. The error is what you saw, but your cheeky entry lives on.

    2. avatar DJ says:

      Too bad, because that might have been a winner.

  11. avatar TTACer says:

    Browning A5? Did they mean best new shotgun of 1913?

    1. avatar Backyardsniper says:

      Its talking about the new A-5 its a different system and doesn’t kick as hard.

  12. avatar Thelma B. Hilton says:

    all guns are best

    1. avatar HKfan says:

      I know a few Del-tons who might take issue with that characterization 🙂

  13. avatar CA.Ben says:

    Best new firearms accessory?

    A 3D printer.

    Wish I had thought of this before finishing the survey.

  14. avatar dwb says:

    best accessory… Failed. I wrote in the 5 star bedside block and speed loader. maybe not new for 2013 but it was new for me. It quenches my OCD nicely.

    Best knife… I bought a limited edition Havalon for deer season and its awesome. I loved it so much I bought them as gifts.

  15. avatar Vhyrus says:

    If some AR wins best rifle over the Tavor I am going to burn down the internet.

    I put winchester whitebox as the best new ammo. for those who say its not new, it sure as hell didnt exist for most of THIS year!

  16. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    By the way, that picture at the top is some serious gun p0rn.. Wow.

  17. avatar dwb says:

    our records have indicated you’ve already voted..

    sheesh. how rude. you know some places they let me vote twice now, or more, if its for an approved outcome. Democracy is so 18th century.

    1. avatar Gyufygy says:

      “Majority rules, and I made the majority of the votes!”

  18. avatar Samuel Suggs says:

    so if I put March 1-10×24 in the open feild will my vote be counted?

    1. avatar Hkfan says:

      Excellent choice. Do you have this scope?

      1. avatar Samuel Suggs says:

        No, however it is an aspiration of mine. Where we only supposed to provide opinions on it seems we owned?

  19. avatar miserylovescompany says:

    Ammo selection…….FAILED!????

    Nooooooo…….this cannot be allowed to happen (runs to his laptop)

    I’ll make my voice heard yet 🙂


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