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I write over one million words per year for TTAG. No biggie. I love my work. What’s really impressive: our readers’ output. While less than one percent of our readers comment, they do so with intelligence, passion, experience, wit and wisdom. There are too many regulars to cite by name, but they are all as important to this site’s health – and integrity – as anything our editorial staff produces. Equally, the readers who chime in once in a blue moon make TTAG what it is: a community of like-minded Americans dedicated to firearms freedom. You have my respect and thanks. To reflect our appreciation, the person writing the one millionth comment will get a gun of their choice up to a value of $700. As of this writing, we’re at 996,595 comments. Have at it!

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  1. I love me some TTAG! I sure hope I’m the lucky #1,000,000. I never win any contests like this.

    • I’m guessing a month or so. God has a sense of humor so it’ll probably be one of the occasional trolls too… or the folks who rite Like THIS and say racist stuff.

      • “… it’ll probably be one of the occasional trolls too …”

        Oh, that would totally suck!

        TTAG staff: please update the rules (all one of them) to exclude trolls.

        Thank you!

    • I definitely read more often than I post. That being said, I appreciate all of the work that goes into running this site. It’s always interesting to read the variety of opinions and backgrounds expressed by others. Keep up the great work.

  2. Finally, a giveaway I can get behind. Awarding an ar muzzle break to an avowed ar hater isn’t much incentive.

  3. I’m a visitor at least two or three times a day. Farago and crew, keep up the great job. Hopefully this pistol is on the CA roster. =(

    • Up to 700 bucks for a gun of our choice. I would put it on a Smith or ruger revolver. Living large in CA.

      • For your sake I hope that’s not $700 MSRP, that’s going to really cut it down with both Smith and Ruger. Also, not all of the Ruger revolvers are CA legal. Earlier this year I picked up a stainless 6″ GP100 because I liked my 3″ Wiley Clapp model so much. The 6″ is CA legal the Wiley Clapp is not. I’m guessing the Smiths all are because of the Hillary hole.

        • And since we’re running up the comment count;

          I went out the other day and worked on my draw and shoot skills (which I usually ignore) with the WC and the Double Tap hot loads I carry. I set up a target at 10 yards and another at 25, drew and shot double action at the 10 yard target and then 2 single action shots at the 25 yards as fast as I could, with predictably disappointing results. So I did the same thing taking my time with the other 3 rounds. The DA shot was about 4 inches directly below the bullseye and one of the SA shots hit directly in the bullseye with the other about an inch high. At 25 yards standing unsupported.

          You can’t go wrong with the GP100.

        • My Sigma, which cost a lot less than 350, is my least favorite gun. It does everything it’s supposed to, everytime it’s supposed to. Without fail.

          But it has the personality of a Glock brand Glock. I’ve seen mud pies that had more pizzaz. I keep it cause it works. Period.

        • I love my wife’s Sig Mosquito. It’s the perfect gun for malfunction drills. No need to slip in a snap cap.

  4. $700!!!!!

    But I could buy like 15 guns for that! Sheesh you guys are a bunch of elitists a who only review expensive guns.

    All of my guns have a purpose, I wouldn’t take a $700 gun if someone gave it to m… Oh wait, nm.

  5. Now my fingers are tripping over one another, like my tongue getting tangled sometimes..

    A free gun! Who can’t use another gun around nowadays?! Go for the million!

      • Glock – not Flock – autocorrect.

        A new flock of sheep would probaby be worth more than a Glock though.

        • Goats seem to be the money right now. Every other farm around us has goats instead of the usual sheep and cattle. We started noticing about the time our dairy herd returned to the pastures. But, a flock of Glock brand Glocks would be worth something. They would go nicely with my truck boat truck.

  6. Thank you, TTAG, for such a generous gesture!
    Best of luck to all in this contest but a win by some lucky resident of a blue, liberal, socialist gun grabber’s paradise would maximize the flow of liberal tears.

    • It’s gonna have to be some other thread. Even if this article got 400+ comments, they’d still be 3,000 short.

      My guess is that it’ll take about 2 weeks to hit the magic number (unless the comment volume increases exponentially for some mysterious reason).

    • I’ve got 2 M&Ps, a .40S&W police trade in off CDNN and a near-as-makes-no-difference-to-new C.O.R.E. 9MM with an RM05 dot that I picked up from Cabelas Gun Library. Love em both. I’m looking into Apex triggers/sears for both of them. The police trade in especially, as it’s got some pronounced feeback through the trigger. Pad of my index finger tingles after a few magazines through it.

      • I bought 2 trade-ins from Bud’s for $710 shipped. Put an Apex in 1 left the other stock. Difference is Night & Day. I don’t know why but the ones for LE sales seem a lot cheaper made than commercial. I know they come off the same line but, assembly seems more hurried with less care. 357Sig trades are starting to show up.RUN from them 2 local pawn shops have purchased them for the sale case. Called me when they came in and asked for a checkout, frames had cracked on 9 of 10 #10 had the striker fall out into my hand soon as slide cane off. Just to pressured a round for that polymer pistol. What’s really amazing all were purchased in 2012 have had approximately 300 rounds fired, armorers cleaned & lubes them returned back to the officer holstered until next qualifying.

  7. I’m thinking this contest will be done before next week is out. 😉 I probably won’t win, though. ;(

  8. Wont do me any good. Only thing I’ve ever won was the Mexican Lottery. I get one dollar every year for a million years!

  9. At the end of the day this is all about good marketing to drive traffic even higher. Not it’s not going to happen now, but it’s effective

  10. Does it have to be a gun? Or could it be 700 clams worth of other gear. Or was that answered in the article anyway and I just didn’t see it. No matter. You all know why I’m commenting right now.

  11. And the chances of my winning the gun are about as slim as the sharp edge of a razor blade. And speaking of Slim (Pickens) I can only feel like his character in the movie Blazing Saddles when instead of Bart (the black hero) being hung like he hoped, had been made the new sheriff of Rock Ridge. When he said, “I am depressed”. ~Taggart (Slim Pickens)

  12. This is a great idea. I read the comments to every story and usually find them to be just as good as the story itself.

  13. Only one percent? Geez, it’s not even needed to become a member. Just put down a name, a website, and Viola! More people must have something to say.

    Hmm, $700 on any gun. Well, I have a Colt Delta Elite 10mm on lay away. Could it go for that?

  14. I can’t count the number of posts I’ve show ir emailed to family, friends, or neighbors….but your site has spread the real TRUTH about us people of the gun. Thank you for the “Should have been a defensive gun use” posts and any of the truths about the civilian disarmament thugs an their nonesense.

  15. I probably won’t win. I comment very seldom but love reading several times a day. Congratulations to whoever wins!

    On a different note… I was watching From Dusk Till Dawn today for probably the millionth time and am currently listening to the Selma Hayek dance. I came to 2 conclusions. The first is that someone should open up an actual strip bar called the Titty Twister and the second is that TTAG should do a review of the revolver concept gun that Sex Machine uses in the movie. I know it wouldn’t probably be a very effective firearm but would be interested to read someone’s review. Definitely would bring a new meaning to the term blue balls

  16. I tend to keep low profile in terms of commenting under my own name on political websites, but the chance at a new gun has smoked me out. Well played, Robert. Well played.

  17. Of course, what’s to stop the TTAG boys from just picking one at random and calling it the millionth?

  18. Hey I’m in Massachusetts, so if I win make sure it has been deemed “safe” by the AG. No Glock, Springfield, Kimber, etc, etc, etc……..

  19. i do enjoy this website, I check multiple times a day. This is my go to site for reviews and news. Keep it up guys I’m happy to be one of the armed intelligencia

  20. So how many people are sitting here refreshing the page and watching that little red number in the lower right change?

  21. At current rates it’ll be several days to a couple weeks before hitting the big one. That said, some comments will be deleted for various reasons, usually related to spamming. So you can never be too sure just HOW close they’re getting anyway. Don’t worry too much and enjoy the discussion is all I got to say. Somebody’s gotta win, ya know.

    If it happens to be me, I’d probably put that 700 down towards a new Super Redhawk in .454 with a 9.5″ barrel if I can find one. I had one with the 7.5″ barrel, sold it back to a friend and regretted it ever since.


    • I would lean toward the shorter end of that spectrum you gave. That said, I don’t think it’ll happen before I get out of Age of Ultron tonight.

      • Correct, but the WordPress backend shows the comments coming in in strict sequential order, newest at the top, regardless of what post the comments are left to. Given the timeframe involved, I’d place a strong bet that the millionth comment will not actually be in this post.

    • It’s not necessary to create an account to leave a comment. You can, but it’s not necessary. The account you’re creating doesn’t allow you any more access, it just creates a cookie that saves your login name and email address, so you don’t have to continually fill out the fields below.

  22. Well, I guess this is one way to force us dust bunnies out from under the sofa. Gaaahh, the light, it burns my eyes!

  23. Guess I’ll have to start showing up more often. 🙂

    Regardless, 1M comments is impressive. Congrats to TTAG for the traffic and activity and congrats in advance to the lucky soul who posts the magic post. I’m curious about what gun gets picked and where it ends up going.

    Also, could you choose, say, 2 S&W shields if you find a seller for under $350? 😉

  24. WordPress tells me I’m posting comments too quickly. And what did they think was going to happen?

  25. WOOT! I can always use another gun! I’ve been a daily reader for the past three years. Love all of your insight, and always check here for firearm reviews before I buy.

  26. I’ve been lurking on this site for about half a year and I love the articles. The brutally honest gun reviews are something that no in else does and I enjoy reading the comments. I’m really glad to hear that TTAG is doing something for the readers.

  27. Could sure use a new Glock since all my local Blue Box dealers have grown a pair not giving them 4473 info. I don’t get a basic for $400 but they still do paper 4473’s worth the $250 per extra.

  28. Oh, and for the record, though I’ve been “not a writer” for this site longer than I was a writer, I’m not in the running for this. I’m not leaving all these comments because I’m trying to win, it’s just because I’m bored and this thread is interesting. If by some chance my comment is the one that breaks 7 digits (it won’t be), I’m passing. The fix is most assuredly not in.

    • I am really curious what the winner will pick. I also would like to know how much this increases comments.

  29. It has to be me.

    I haven’t bought a new gun since January because “Her Worship” is hanging onto all of the disposable income.

    Expect more stupid comments like this on every single new thread that is started because seriously, this is my only hope of getting anything new that is shootable for the rest of the year.

    On to the next thread!

  30. BTW have it on good authority that those that are sending DIGs back for $129 refurbishment specials are getting a special deal. A retest fired bullet & record keeping. Personally I’m redoing my springs & I use big dot 24/7 sights anyhow. Just something too think about.

  31. Here’s to a great site to which I’ve been pleased to contribute ever so slightly! And here’s to getting in line trying to be the millionth!

  32. Hello from the San Francisco Bay Area. I’m glad that I found this thread you all keep me sane. Thanks

  33. We all don’t always agree but that’s the beauty of the constitution, not just the 2nd amendment but the entire document we can all have our say. Generally without worrying about being stoned.

  34. I comment a ridiculous amount. My luck it wouldn’t post because of one of the glitch times. Which is way too often…

  35. I’d be curious when this is all finished how long it took from the posting of this contest to the 1,000,000th post

  36. $700 I really REALLY could use that. hrmmmm, just what to pick if i get it
    HRMMMM, what to get, if i even get it that is.

    • I found you, Tom. Also Congrats to TTAG. From equipment reviews to current events, you present a rational person’s perspective in an irrational, politically-correct, god-forbid-we-step-on-your-toes, world

  37. That’s pretty cool, guys! I’ve been debating the purchase of another handgun and this’ll take care of that nicely. Question: if the winner decided could he add cash to the amount to make a larger purchase? Either way, this is pretty awesome.

  38. I like the free stuff. and a new gun would be great, and let,s not forget the free ball caps or coffee cups or tee shirts that some gun groups give you (cost 14.95 ) shipping well that’s not real free. well is free no longer free?? FREEDOM was never free. so keep fighting for 2A… and LOL

  39. New to both this blog and guns (moved out of NYC), and I think my head is going to explode trying to review this sites old blog history.

  40. I gotta say; this is the best gun site I have ever visited. keep it up for another 1 million comments guys.

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  42. Duplicate comment my ass!

    Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns.Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns. Can’t stop, need more guns.

  43. Just waiting for the flashing banner that says, “Congratulations! You are the 1,000,000th commenter on this website!”

  44. Since my life has turned into a bad country song I can guarantee I have to win. We had to put our 13 y/o dog the other day, I have had a child rapist that just did 14 years move next door in a neighbourhood of young children. He found out I was a cop & still have arrest power. In the middle of euthanasia a car next to the vet caught fire I called 911 the dispatcher tells me to have them push towards the c-stores gas tanks. The pet mortuary can’t pick up the remains so had to bring him home pack in bags of Ice, with a crying child & dogs & cats trying to wake him up. Not to mention death threats against white cops even retired. Like I said a country song. God what next.

  45. It figures there’s a massive number of comments on this one. Mr. Farago, you need to do a follow-up later to ensure the winner makes a purchase.

  46. I could hope it would be Shannon W just for irony and hipocracy. It would be a fun read of RF’s or Nick’s handover coverage.

  47. Pacquiao vs Mayweather fight “lagging” for anyone else?

    I read TTAG 3-4 times everyday — one of the best sites on the internets.

  48. QUESTION. GUYS Have a Ruger Security Six 4″Bel. Fellow wants to trade me a Savage 110 in 30-06 & Bushnell scope the guns good, cosmetics has a few scratches Have a S&W 19 snub & Taurus 608,+A 629 .44mag 4″bbl.
    Is it worth trading have a .308 Hauser, no son 91/30 full length and an AR. would a 30/30 Winchester 94 be better choice. We are moving West possibly PA,OH,WV unless. Something major happens no further North or West than TX

  49. Imagine the # of posts you’d get if you did this OH…once a month? You’re welcome RF…besides I need a new gun after the boating mishap.

  50. That’s crazy you write a million words a year. Just seems like so many. Well either way I love coming here every night to see what’s going on in the firearms world. Just keep it up I guess. Thanks

  51. Thanks for all the typing – you’ve helped teach me the proper approach to weapons & our culture. Here’s to a bajillion more words!

  52. Nice! Thanks for the generosity, and congrats to whomever gets the prize (It won’t be me. Luck I don’t have, I have to rely on skills alone). 😀

  53. I could really use a free gun. These salary cuts in the oilfield are hurting quite a bit. And if I free gun I can let the wife pick it or have it so she’ll quit drooling on my XDM.

    • It has to be overall because of the quote from the article (below) and Matt or someone in these comments verified that it’s overall.

      As of this writing, we’re at 996,595 comments.

  54. “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.”

  55. If only 1% comment, and only one in 100 are witty, and of those only one in 100 are actually intelligent, then this comment must truly be one in a million.

    • Well then, most people won’t have a gun because some sort of mental problem, however slight, is common at some point in a person’s life. If the individual is truly incompetent then that might be another matter.

  56. FREE gun? The democrats are going to flip and call it “gun welfare”. That’s the only kind of welfare I can respect.

  57. Instead of one $700 dollar gun, could I have 7 – $100 dollar guns? (I’m looking at you, Hi-Point)

  58. Now that the site is in a giving mood i would like to comment 😉 A Glock 21 I must have… 🙂

  59. I hope I’m not late to the party. I’m thinking I’d like a new rifle in .30-06… or a handgun…. or a shotgun….

  60. I’m in. If I win, you can keep the gun provided you raffle it off with proceeds going to a good pro-2a cause.

  61. Ooooh. Sounds nice!

    I’ll take a Cobra 380! (I’m kidding, I won’t take one of those. If brought to my doorstep, I would refuse delivery)

  62. It sure would be nice to win a nice new firearm. Anyone have their eyes on something specific?

  63. Heck, I’m in. 8^) I’ll throw in a comment a friend said last week. He knows I conceal carry and remarked how most CCW folks give in to laziness and stop carrying. He asked if I occasionally left my weapon in the safe. I said “never” because I never know when the time will come when I need it. Even when watching TV it’s on my hip, and on the window where I can grab from the shower if need be. Guess I surprised him with my answer.

  64. Somewhere out there, some guy is doing his best to figure out exactly when to post based on the authors comment count, while not taking into account all of the other comments in other threads.

  65. There’s a few more comments here than on the other articles. Hmmmm…….I wonder what the draw is???

  66. so Robert looks like you may set a record is the amount of comments , still this is good for t.t.a.g. and keep up the good work for 2A.

  67. Ad a minority I.e. White, Male, Christian, Gun Owning, Believer in the Constitution, American on a Broken Income I have my fingers crossed. I say broken as the POTUS sure didn’t fix Social Security Disability. Plus the Communist Chinese are buying the entire city I live in.

  68. You know, the wife was rather irked her essay didn’t win her that FN pistol.I’m sure she’d be happy if TTAG made it up to her:p

  69. Robert, What is your take on the coming ( not legal ) JEDE HELM military training stuff in Texas to start this July 15, with road blocks , train box cars with chains to lock up people closed Walmart stores to be used as FEMA CAMPS, etc, etc, and if stopped and they want to take your CCW pistol to check it out …come on what do you THINK???????????

    • Last I know you asked for Robert but the particular” exercise” will affect us all. I personally forsee:
      Gold Stars on clothing, tattoo numbers on arms they may not have names like Dachau or Auschwitz but the United States has precedent with the Japanese.
      My area has roughly 90 operating Golf Courses since Christmas the Communist Chinese Government has purchased 52. They have purchased 19 square miles of 46 in the county. 3 of the largest hotels the amusement park and countless small motels (excess of 60). They are planning similar hurricane disaster drills locally.

      I found wal-Mart with Sig ammo, .40 & 9mm+ .308 and spam cans of. 223 & 7.62x54R ammo cheap. Picked all of it up they had. I’m vacuum packaging it today along with med supplies that came in and prepping PVC storage casings with dessicant packs. Also spare springs, pistol mags etc…in a load of grease

  70. Robert,
    Congratulations on another successful website. I’m here almost everyday, and I enjoy the comments as much as the articles. Keep up the good work.

  71. A little late to the party but whatever, thanks for giving me something to waste time with everyday 🙂

  72. Winner! Winner! ChickenDinner! Ooops, my bad. Just practicing my acceptence speech. Didn’t realize I was talking out loud.

      • My retirement speech, in it’s entirety. “Phuck you, phuck you and especially phuck you.” Imagine me saying that whilst pointing at different individuals.

  73. I suspect it’ll actually happen at 4am or so, maybe even a couple of days from now as 4,000 comments is alot considering most here generate around 200 or so comments. Even with the boost from this thread it will take some time.

  74. Still here and hoping to get a Sig P320 since I didn’t win that contest or just as good, an FNS-9 since I didn’t win that contest either


    I am beginning to see a pattern emerging

  75. I don’t think the winner will pop up THAT quickly. I just hope it’s a meatier post than “+1” or “^ this.”

  76. Are we there yet?

    Oh and the wife is REALLY wanting a new gun. And I don’t think she’d run with “I’ll get a new one and give you the XDM. Cause you know, I’ve touched it already, so it’s not ‘her’s’.


    you can stop now, I think I won.

  78. So, I’m thinking, I will give Ryan’s technique a try here….

    anonymous email…check.
    small blog…check
    catchy story….Mom submits to billionaire’s domination by obeying his every PR spinning order…
    catchy title…50 Shades of Nanny

    • RIA budget 1911 here I come!

      i’d take a G43, but already have a Kahr CM9, which came out first. But one can never have too many 1911 variants. A 1911 is living history that still works great.

  79. Does the millionth comment have to be on this thread? How do you know which one is the millionth? Do replies to other comments count? What some people will do for a free gun. Get a job, slackas.

      • Yeah, I’d be genuinely surprised if the millionth post actually hits in this thread.

        Are we there yet? I need to use the restroom. Can we stop at McDonalds? Robert won’t stay on his side!

  80. Ill throw my name in the hat.
    Starting a new job and will need to switch to something smaller for EDC. Was thinking a subsidized PM9 would be pretty slick.

    • 9mm is better than .45…for CC if flat is important to you. .45 ball is way better than 9mm ball. High quality 9mm and .45 hollow points are about equal. 9mm is much lighter (the bullet weighs 1/2 as much). If I had to shoot ball and didn’t have to carry a 100lb rucksack, .45 is my choice. If I carry a pistol as secondary armament, or thickness matters, 9mm is my choice.

      HK, Glock, meh

      manual safeties vs trigger safeties..a trigger safety isn’t a safety, because you have to depress the trigger to fire anyway. If you are ok with that, then that’s your choice.

  81. Buds has a Henry in 45/70 for $643…so much want! Question how about a 300 dollar pistol and 1500 rounds for it 😉

  82. one last submission before bed? – final exam in Macroeconomics will be interesting tomorrow. maybe i should tell my hyper-liberal, propaganda-spewing, professor why i was tired for the final… TTAG!!!

  83. Annnnnnnnd here goes, please let this be the millionth comment because my wife won’t let me spend money on more guns!

  84. I diddn’t read through all the above comments, nut if thos is one mil, glock 20 in 10mm perhaps? Or a 1911? :0

  85. This is fun. Keep writing folks. I hope the cop from Garland wins it. What a handgun sharp shooter he is. Don’t know what brand of gun the police in Garland run.

  86. Can I get the gun in black, I’d hate to have it clash with my wardrobe!
    Oh and 9mm since I’m dreaming!

  87. The Garland policeman who stopped both terrorists used his 45 caliber Glock. I’d like one of those.

  88. To. Whomever is the official winner congratulations and if your near where I’m at in SC once get through with both my May motorcycle weeks I’ll buy you a congratulatory cup of coffee at Starbucks as long as we conceal carry & then someplace with good coffee afterwards. If it’s me I promise to pick up a Sig 229 DAK and buy anyone else close same deal just to tick off Starbucks.

  89. I’m using part of the bucks if I win as a marker for my sons best friend. We really did have to have him put to sleep Thursday. Pic is on block fall Buddy Theodore (teddy bear). In the Woof Corner.

  90. A Sig P320 with a built-in Sig Romeo 1 red dot sight would be perfect, but a bit over $700. I’d be happy to pay the difference though.


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