Every year, the editors of the various firearms publications meet in the inky shadows of their boardrooms to decide which products should be chosen for their annual “Best Of” awards. Best rifle of the year, best shotgun of the year, all chosen by a handful of people behind closed doors. It always seemed a little… cabalistic to me. I like it more when the people themselves – those who have bought and used the products – have a chance to make their voices heard, and choose for themselves what products they think are the best. Vox populi vox dei and all that. In that spirit, we present the second annual TTAG Reader Choice Awards. Here’s how it works . . .
Embedded below is the voting system. I have pre-populated it with all of the new guns and gear from 2014 that I can dig up. It will guide you (yes, you!) through the process of selecting which firearms and accessories you think are the best for 2014, and record your answer. If you don’t see something listed that should be considered (as long as it was first released in 2014), you can enter it. If you don’t like any of the choices, click “No Preference” and move on. Simple! Just be aware that you only one vote and we will remove any items entered that weren’t released in 2014.
The contest will run for the next week, and we will announce the winners here shortly thereafter. As we did last year, we’ll present the winners with their awards at SHOT Show 2015. That’s the plan — now get voting!
Can’t see the voting system? Click here!