Complete TTAG’s Annual Reader Survey and You’re Automatically Entered to Win a GLOCK 19

Glock 19, c Nick Leghorn

The Truth About Guns is the world’s largest firearms related publication. Our articles are read by roughly three million people all over the world every single month. We like to think we have a good idea of who makes up our audience and how we’re doing in terms of keeping our readership happy. But there’s nothing like the smell of fresh data to better focus our editorial content and make sure that we are catering to y’all as best as possible. To that end . . .

every year we like to take the pulse of our readers to find out a little more about them. That time is now! Please click here to take our 2016 TTAG Reader Survey. To sweeten the pot we’re giving away a brand new GLOCK 19 handgun to one lucky person who completes the survey and provides their email address.

Remember: your input today helps us shape the future of TTAG! And please note that TTAG does not share your information with any third party without your express consent. Thanks for your help.

[Click here to fill out the survey!]


  1. avatar Gunsplain says:

    Generation 4?

    1. avatar Gunsplain says:

      Also, already done.

    2. avatar OODAloop says:

      Geez, you could have made it a real score and made it a GEN4 19 MOS….

      1. avatar NineShooter says:

        Seconded. G17 MOS as second choice.

        Longslide MOS models are so last year…

        1. avatar Rokurota says:

          It’s free. Don’t like it, I have a Bernie yard sign for you.

        2. avatar NineShooter says:

          “You’ll take what you get and LIKE it!”

          Hmmm, sounds like that sign is coming out of your yard…

    3. avatar Sail Hatan says:

      Does it matter? Free Glock! I could care less if it’s a Gen 1 with 10,000 rounds on it, no sights and a busted mag, free Glock is still free Glock aka a win!

    4. avatar Dan says:

      As a CA resident can it be a gen 3 if one of us win?

  2. avatar Texheim says:

    A glock…. I guess i can sell it

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      That’s what I was thinking.

      1. avatar NineShooter says:

        [YodaVoice]Afraid of the dark side, you are…[/]

        1. avatar Tom w/a Glock says:

          “Afraid of the dark SLIDE.”

        2. avatar jwm says:

          Thass rayciss.

        3. avatar Joe R. says:

          You can get a freekin threaded barrel for those damn things cheaper than anything else except a 1911.

          : )

      2. avatar Jim says:

        +1 here as well. Glocks are good reliable guns but they just don’t suit me.

    2. avatar alex says:

      I can’t bring myself to sell a piece once it enters the stable. But it could definitely be used for trading stock

    3. avatar Rick says:

      I’ll break it in then alternate carry so as to not rub the finish on my current Glock brand GLOCK off, or at least not as quickly.

    4. avatar JohnF says:

      I was thinking, “Is there a second prize?”

      1. avatar JP says:

        2 Glock 19s

        1. avatar LarryinTX says:

          Thass rood.

    5. avatar Another Robert says:

      I figure if I win it, I’ll trade it to my son and get my Makarov back 🙂

    6. avatar Joseph Quixote says:

      I would sell it for sure. Junk.

  3. avatar Tim U says:

    You know you want to send me that G19.

  4. avatar jwm says:

    CA resident. Put up something that’s CA legal. Like a flintlock.

    1. avatar notalima says:

      Assault Flintlock:

      • Has bayonet lug
      • Has the ‘shoulder thing that goes up’
      • More than .50cal

      1. avatar jwm says:

        I’m boned.

        1. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

          Dang dude. I keep looking at hog hunts near the Bay Area or a bit north. I’ve got my solid copper ammo loaded. But I’m still nervous. I’m afraid to get arrested just for having a bolt rifle…

        2. avatar jwm says:

          In CA that’s what’s called a “Sniper Rifle”.

        3. avatar CRF says:

          They do call it a sniper rifle, but you left out the part about it being high powered with specially designed baby seeking bullets.

    2. avatar PeterW says:

      +1 or equivalent cash value of Gen 4 G19 in CA which is about $950

    3. avatar Katy says:

      Raises a question. If the winner cannot take possession, is the prize still given out? Maybe to the first person to drive over to AmShoot in celebration of your first date or whatever it was that I can’t find the post of? As long as it’s after regular business hours, I’d be in for that.

    4. avatar Hannibal says:

      I hope you include a 10-round mag for NY!

      1. avatar NineShooter says:

        Nice guy that I am, if you win, I’ll be happy to swap your new full-capacity mags for my Clinton-era 10-rounders on a one-for-one basis.

        1. avatar Hannibal says:

          haha can’t even accept the box in NY with those evil ‘high capacity’ things in there without becoming a felon.

        2. avatar Joe R. says:

          You see how that’s so terribly wrong, don’t you. Somebody in NY let some a-hole f-up a part of my country. I have to contact my state reps to get them to protect me from yours. I’m being taxed because of some piss ant small state’s (D)head is fing up America.

          Work on that, hunh? Either way

    5. avatar Bill B says:

      Oh, you mean something like a rock?

    6. For what it’s worth, the gun pictured is a Gen3 which is Cali-approved.

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        I’ve got 50 cents says 90% of CA cops couldn’t tell the difference. Most probably also don’t care. And if worse came to worst, you could always claim you found it, didn’t know it was evil.

    7. avatar Oblamo binLyen says:

      Sorry, but Newsom is banning them and assault rocks. You can only have pebbles under .22, you must have a license to purchase the pebbles and then you can only purchase 5 pebbles a month.

  5. avatar William says:

    I’ve never owned a glock, just could never seem to find the money. I’d sure like to win this.

  6. avatar John says:

    The title of the article should be “Complete TTAG’s Annual Reader Survey and Enter to Win a Free Gun!”. The current title implies that you win the gun for completing the survey. Of course I like that outcome better. Where’s my new gun!?

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      D’oh! Headline amended.

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        Too late! Where shall I pick it up?

  7. avatar Jeremy in AL says:

    When is the winner announced? I hate waiting periods.

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      The contest closes when we have 2k responses. The odds aren’t great but someone has to win and it could be you!

      1. avatar John P. says:

        1 in 2000 are way better odds than a lottery ticket

        1. avatar LarryinTX says:

          The cost is better, too!

      2. avatar Geoff PR says:

        “The contest closes when we have 2k responses. ”

        Will you announce when the 2000 responses happen?

        (IE, did my entry now make it?)

      3. avatar Smoke Jensen says:

        Go ahead and shut ‘er down RF. I’m pretty sure I’ve already won.

  8. avatar MiniMe says:

    Just completed the it and find it interesting that the survey’s creator apparently thinks there are no hispanic/latino gun owners, as per the choices on the “ethnicity” question. Funny that, considering that the POTG are trying very hard to move beyond the OFWG stereotype.

    1. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      Damnit, I knew I forgot something. I followed the language on the ATF’s 4473 form and forgot that they spliced out the Hispanic answer into its own question. Added it in now, thanks for the feedback!

      1. avatar MiniMe says:

        No problemo.

      2. avatar Matt Richardson says:

        There are a few oddities/annoyances in a few questions…

        Not the end of the world, Leghorn, just something to grumble about. You know some of us will do that no matter what

        My personal favorite was the “carry” question… Open carry wasn’t an option even though the following question asked me if I was for/against OC. whoops?

    2. avatar William says:

      But are they “white hispanics?”

      1. avatar NineShooter says:

        Only possible if Nick enables multiple answers on that question…

        1. avatar rosignol says:

          Might need to do that pretty soon. Seems like my generation has decided that miscegenation is a lot of fun if you do it right…

        2. avatar Swarf says:

          I enter Mutt whenever possible, because that is the truth.

        3. avatar LarryinTX says:

          I have always selected “native American” wherever possible, for decades now, encourage all others to do the same. I was born in SC, after it became a state. Therefore … But Foghorn ruined my fun.

      2. avatar Ralph says:

        But are they “white hispanics?

        Only if they shoot some guy in a hoodie.

        1. avatar jwm says:

          Hey! I’m some guy in a hoodie!

        2. avatar notalima says:

          Damn, beat me to it.

      3. avatar jwm says:

        Are they “white hispanic jews” ?

        1. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

          Where’s my new gun? Are Sephardic Jews white???

        2. avatar jwm says:

          There’s white jews and then there’s Sammy Davis Jr. Where do sephardic jews fall on that scale?

        3. avatar LarryinTX says:

          They’re taller than Sammy.

        4. avatar jwm says:

          Larry, that’s a low bar.

      4. avatar CarlosT says:

        A fair number of them are. “Hispanic” is a cultural heritage category, “white” is an ethnic category (and a really vague and broad one at that.)

        Charlie Sheen (born Carlos Estevez) is a white Hispanic. Alberto Fujimori, former president of Peru, is an Asian Hispanic. Roberto Clemente was a black Hispanic.

        I answered Hispanic because it’s kind of the best fit, eeven though it’s not really accurate. I’m of Brazilian and Japanese ancestry and Brazilians aren’t “Hispanic” in that their culture doesn’t tie back to Spain or Spanish language, and I’m not really Asian either. But of the categories, Hispanic is probably closest.

  9. avatar Vhyrus says:

    Under ‘why do you own a handgun’ home defense is an option and concealed carry is an option, but open carry is not an option. Y U NO LIEK OPEN CARRY TTAG?!!

    1. avatar Matt Richardson says:

      I made a gassy face at one too. The following question was even whether or not I supported OC… THAt was a serious WTF moment

  10. avatar matty9 says:

    Free gun, hell!!! I won’t look down my nose at it, plus how many cops feel comfortable with glock brand Glocks? Gimmme gimmme!!

  11. avatar Mike D says:

    There wasn’t an answer for “why do you own a modern rifle” that included possible defense against a tyrannical government and/or complete collapse of society and/or civil war. So I selected “home defense.”

    1. avatar Vhyrus says:

      If you think about it, fighting against an unjust state authority would, in fact, fall under home defense.

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        Homeland defense?

    2. avatar notalima says:

      I wanted to make multiple selections:

      Defense, target, because I can.

      1. avatar Swarf says:

        Strongly agree.

      2. avatar LarryinTX says:

        I found several of those, but the one I liked best was the type of guns you own, pistols, rifles, shotguns, and “other”? Escuuse me? Would that be cannons? Fighter jets? I want me some “other”!!

    3. avatar Jeremy in AL says:

      My thought exactly

    4. avatar Oblamo binLyen says:

      Why do I own a ‘modern rifle’ because I can’t get rounds for a 105, which is lucky for my neighbor with the HilLIARy sign.

  12. avatar Jon in CO says:

    Done. Hopefully I’ll be sending you some FFL info in the near future.

  13. avatar alex says:

    A ruger rpr in 6.5 creedmore would be the sweetness. I would trade my left pinky finger for one. And that’s the sinus squeegee. A very important finger I must say

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Sinus squeegee? Phuck, I’m glad I wasn’t having a beverage when I read that.

  14. avatar Paul53 says:

    Had to answer “over 60” in the survey. Are you sure I’m not too old and feeble to use such a huge weapon? Hate, hate, hate when I’m in the last age group mentioned in a survey. Would it have killed you to put 60 to 80 and 80 to 100 in the survey. Dang kids these days. You’d think they invented the world instead of showing respect for we who built it for them. Personally, I think nobody under 50 should be allowed anything more than a cap gun! Have a nice day! Horses patoots.

    1. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

      I feel your pain. The only thing good about being over 60 is a gubmint check…he he

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        The bride and I get *3* gubmitt checks, for more gunz.

    2. avatar Swobard says:

      And keep that damned kid off my lawn!!

  15. avatar Tom w/a Glock says:

    I really ~need~ this Glock 19, because I don’t have enough of them already.

  16. avatar Rob C says:

    Need multiple selection boxes on questions “where do you shoot?” And “what competitions do you participate in” .

  17. avatar 357M28 says:

    Done. I do not own anything in 9mm so, I need to go out and buy a box for good luck.

  18. avatar Nate in the land of townships says:

    I’m 18, am I eligible to win? Would it be possible to have the firearm transferred to my friend instead of me?

    1. avatar jwm says:

      Straw purchase! You’re on their radar now.

      1. avatar Nate in the land of townships says:

        Lol, i don’t want it to be a straw purchase. I just want to be able to shoot a handgun for the first time.

        1. avatar jwm says:

          I’m guessing that you live in PA? If you was closer to the bay area in CA I’d be happy to take you for a range day with sidearms.

        2. avatar Nate in the land of townships says:

          I’m from Michigan… I wish I could take you up on that offer.

        3. avatar jwm says:

          Anybody in Michigan wanna help a brother out?

        4. avatar alex says:

          How far from the Ohio border are you brother? I’m down by bowling green if you want to take a road trip. es_ist_mir @yahoo if you want to set up a time.

        5. avatar Nate in the land of townships says:

          Thank you for offering to take me shooting. I’m about 2 hours from Toledo. I do have friends with handguns. I’ve handled one friends glock 23 and another inherited a 1911. Getting together to go shooting is a just bit tough with work and school schedules.

        6. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

          Macomb County resident. Let me know when a good range day in early March would be, I’ll chec, my schedule.

        7. avatar peirsonb says:

          You ever end up on the left side of the state let me know.

    2. avatar Removed_californian says:

      In the event you win I would just ask the staff to send the pistol to “x” FFL and have your dad or mom fill out the 4473 and then hold it for you until you’re of age and transfer it to you at 21 (or however it works in your state. I think pistol ownership varies in certain states.) (or sell it for a couple bucks and put it towards something you really want)

      1. avatar LarryinTX says:

        OK, somebody who knows please tell me why that would not still be a straw purchase? Filling out the 4473 to obtain a handgun for someone who cannot himself buy one under the law. I realize it makes perfect sense, and has zero evil intent, but ATF rules do not make sense, it still sounds illegal.

  19. avatar PeterW says:

    Is a 10/22 modern? Has replaceable magazine (free states get 25 or so but limited to 10 here) I say close enough, and sometimes .22LR ammo is on par with .223 in cost, at least it has been

    1. avatar The Original JohnO says:

      My favorite .22 is a Browning Semi Auto Rifle, which I believe was introduced in 1907. The design is more than 100 years old, but still plenty “modern.”

  20. avatar Roy says:

    Can you change the prize to a Glock 9? I want something less traceable.

    1. avatar jwm says:

      I thought that was a Glock 7. Costs more than an airport cop captain makes in a month.

      1. avatar AR says:

        Yippie Yay Kay Ayy Mothertrucker!

        Reck’d for “porcelain gun”!

    2. avatar Sian says:

      .9mm ghost gun!

  21. avatar Billiam says:

    Done. So, why should I win the Glock? Because I’m not a delicate snowflake, and I don’t own a Glock!

  22. avatar CJ Minnesota says:

    I have a kid getting out of the Army that is looking for a pistol, I think this will make a great one for him. Good luck to you all…

  23. avatar ATTAGReader says:

    Well, I did not like the Glock 19 when I rented one and I have another 9mm, but I did like the survey and would take the gun and trade it off if I were so lucky to win it. Would I be one of those illegal dealers if I did not shoot it before trading it/sarc?

    1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

      Per the law, your allowed to trade to better your personal collection! ***goes through cut and paste files***
      “18 U.S. Code § 921 (a)(21)(C) defines “engaged in the business” as:

      “a person who devotes time, attention, and labor to dealing in firearms as a regular course of trade or business with the principal objective of livelihood and profit through the repetitive purchase and resale of firearms, but such term shall not include a person who makes occasional sales, exchanges, or purchases of firearms for the enhancement of a personal collection or for a hobby, or who sells all or part of his personal collection of firearms”

  24. avatar Spenser from Colorado says:

    FYI: If you do give me that G19, you’ll save me the trouble of buying one myself and my “next gun purchase” answer might change a bit…

  25. avatar NoNamesOnTheNet says:

    I mean, considering pretty much all of the Glocks are roughly the same price (unless you get a sexy Grey Frame)(Humble Brag), can I switch out that 19 for a 29?

    My 20 needs some company on my nightstand…

    1. avatar SteveInCO says:

      From one “nightstand G20” owner to another (I give free demos at 2AM–no appointment necessary, just drop in):

      With the shorter barrel on the 29, it’s pointless. You might as well be shooting 40.

      Unless you like watching your money turn into muzzle fireballs.

  26. avatar OneOfTheGoodGuys says:

    What time today did you reach the 2000 mark?

  27. avatar Julio says:

    Great idea. My only gripe is that you only have two options for concealed carry? Very surprised that you would limit the choices (sometimes people choose to arm themselves with more than one gun too). It happens–though most would just choose to carry more ammo.

    1. avatar Ardent says:

      I’m with you, while I know in theory it’s not good to switch pistols too often, I habitually carry a .380 body guard AND either a Glock 19 OR a .45 1911. Makes that caliber question a little hard to answer.

    2. There’s a space to write in another caliber.

      1. avatar Jeff the Griz says:

        I wrote in 3! Same as above, If I am open carrying it’s safe to assume I have a .380 concealed. I also have 9mm and 40 depending on which gun I grab that day (again same manual of arms)

  28. avatar PeterK says:

    I got all excited then I realized what my chances of winning probably are. :p Still I always fill this out anyway. So here’s hoping at least my data is useful.

  29. avatar Carl in Alaska says:

    Why no Mutt category under Ethnicity?

  30. avatar Chris says:

    Done, but, ewww, a G19. I’ll take it though, and sell it. It’ll get me half way to a M11-A1.

  31. avatar Julian says:

    I would love the Glock 19! Would become my new CC.

  32. avatar paulWTAMU says:

    I’d take it. Sell my SR9, get another 19 and my wife and I could have matching handguns

  33. avatar alseg says:

    I want me some free gun.

  34. avatar Tom in Georgia says:

    I’d be more than delighted to win a G19, of any generation. As it is, I carry a Smith&Wesson M&P40 compact in a Ken Null OWB holster, and have been very satisfied with it. So much so, that…you guessed it, I want to get a G19 and have him make me an OWB rig/mag carriers for it too!

    What’s the best option for a 3.5# trigger (or thereabouts) on a G19 at a reasonable price ($50 tops)?


  35. avatar George Mcfly says:

    A Glock…..well….I could use a “truck” gun?.

  36. avatar foodog says:

    Hit 2000 yet?

  37. avatar int19h says:

    On one hand, I don’t have a Glock yet, and my CZ could use a mate.

    On the other hand, if I get a Glock, I’ll also have to get a matching Sub-2000 gen2 next. And that’s another $500.

    Choices, choices…

    1. avatar jwm says:

      CA resident here. Be gratefull, you have those choices.

      1. avatar int19h says:

        I had some opportunities to choose where I would be in US, since I came here as an adult, and my location is largely driven by job prospects – and there are plenty all over the country. This sort of thing is one of the numerous reasons why I don’t even consider any job offers from CA (and NY, and most of East Coast, really).

  38. avatar Dave says:

    Dang some of you people would complain if you were hung with a new rope!

    1. avatar jwtaylor says:

      It’s itchy.

  39. avatar FormerWaterWalker says:

    Are you doing multiple entries guys???

  40. avatar The Pontificator says:

    G19 is one fine piece.

  41. avatar James69 says:

    I’ll buy that for a dollar!

  42. avatar Marz says:

    Long time reader, read every day, Glock Please?

  43. avatar London says:

    Screw everyone whining about free stuff. The G19 is a great, proven gun and I’d love to have one.

  44. avatar stuartb says:

    Long term reader, love the site, but you have to do something about the pop-up ads and videos! They swamp my phone and make sure I cant log on at work on my PC, please, please, please fix this

    1. avatar RLC2 says:

      Palemoon browser is a Firefox forked, open source, stable, fast, light with cross-scripting protection built in, with compatible add-ons like Ad Block Latitude that block popups, that you can customize per website, to allow whatever you want to see at TTAG).

      Been reading TTAG for years with this, and much less worried about privacy than while using Chrome or IE.

  45. avatar RLC2 says:

    Who won? Surely you have 2000 surveys by now…?

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      We do. But Nick decided to let the survey run to get even better data. We’ll be adding prizes to up the odds. Thanks for your participation!

  46. avatar James B says:

    Nice try NSA!

  47. avatar Rimfire says:

    Changing the rules on the fly?

  48. avatar Nate H. says:

    So will I be getting my Glock before the April GSSF shoot?

  49. avatar LarryinTX says:

    Seems like I’ve seen this before! Whassup?

  50. avatar iambtoo says:

    Ok, I re-read, saw where you changed the terms of the sweepstakes to up the numbers of data collection points. While we are all waiting to find out that I won a new Glock, I thought I’d share this for entertainment.

  51. avatar Nate Wright says:

    hey. Who ever wins this should give it to me! I have nothing to go to the range with! I am just a broke Medical Grad Student!

    1. avatar Nate H. says:

      You’ll be able to outspend most of us here on all the guns you want soon, why would I send you my free gun??? The other problem is, as a doctor, you won’t have much time to shoot it, so it’ll go unloved in your safe! No thanks, I’ll keep it for myself 😉

  52. avatar CameronB says:

    what is the email going to come under? I know it’s a small chance to win.

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