Shameless Request for Your Votes: Jeremy Has Been Nominated for a Gundies Award

Frankly, without a SHOT Show Gundies party this year and the booze that I can only assume flows freely there, my motivation to win a 2021 award is severely depressed. But it isn’t so low that I won’t shamelessly request your votes. Please click HERE and vote for me, Jeremy S., for “Influencer Turned Entrepreneur.”

Presumably I was nominated for this because:

As you’re likely aware, I’ve been writing for TTAG since late 2012 and have been Testing & Reviews Editor for many years, recently becoming Editor or Deputy Editor or some such thing.

While I really dislike the term “influencer,” obviously I’ve been on the media side of the industry for quite a while focusing on in-depth gun and gear reviews, posting to TTAG’s Instagram feed, mostly ignoring my crappy YouTube channel (though it’s close to 50k subscribers now, so there are some masochists out there with nothing better to do), and sometimes acting as the worst gun bunny perhaps ever.

In 2019, Chris H. and I launched Black Collar Arms. So now I’m also on the other side of the firearm industry as a manufacturer, running and attempting to grow this little, bootstrapped start-up.

So, “Influencer Turned Entrepreneur?” It’s fair to say I’m at least giving it a go. Now that I’ve been nominated for The Gundies Awards I hope at least not to embarrass myself, so I’d appreciate your vote (or votes? You may be able to vote multiple times on different days).



  1. avatar former water walker says:

    Sure…if you quit referring to anyone as “the poor’s”. Lot’s of folks entering that epitaph during the Scamdemic!

    1. avatar Case says:

      “The poors” refers to a state of mind, not a state of finance. Someone without a lot of extra money might scrimp and save to afford a decent mid range optic, a poor buys a cheap knockoff on Wish and says it’s just as good, while patting himself on the back for outsmarting everyone who just “paid for the name”.

      1. avatar . says:

        I didn’t know scopes could be mounted on a HiPoint until my friend poored me a drink and handed me a role of duct tape.

    2. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      LOL if I’ve said “the poors” before it was in jest. It’s an HK joke. Being “a poor” would be an upgrade for me, though! πŸ˜†

  2. avatar Biatec says:

    I really really don’t like the new layout. Not trying to be mean. You look like every other site now. Please change it back.

    1. avatar . says:

      It sucks.
      Being mentally challenged( one reason why I visit TTAG) I do not like change, and this one sucks.

      1. avatar d says:

        Visually, the new design is TERRIBLE

    2. avatar Andy Cox says:


  3. avatar Jh says:

    I was all in until they wanted a sign in. Sorry but I’m not going to set up any new accounts.

    1. avatar . says:

      On account of setting up accounts I do not have to count out two of the girls with guns. That was turning into a real conundrum.

  4. avatar Ralph says:

    Yeah, I’ll get right on that.

    1. avatar former water walker says:


  5. avatar Me says:

    Why a pistol brace and a bipod?

    1. avatar LarryinTX says:

      Pistol brace? Looks like an SBR to me.

  6. avatar MB says:

    What’s an influencer? Is that like a lobbyist, or knee breaker for the mafia?

    1. avatar American says:

      Or maybe a fluffer?

      1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

        Lots of fluffing.

        1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

          Too many gun mags survive by extensive ‘fluffing’…

  7. avatar . says:

    Nice looking girls with guns or Jeremy, ?,?,?,? , Sorry dude.
    No a thong won’t help either.

    1. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

      Hell, I’d rather give Jeremy a full case of ammo just to *not* go ‘Full Borat’ :

  8. avatar Vic Nighthorse says:

    You used to where better sunglasses and coats:-|

    1. avatar Captain Spellzgood says:

      β€˜Wear’ did you learn English?

      1. avatar Vic Nighthorse says:

        I am making a voodoo doll of you for that! I do some pretty damn weird things to voodoo dolls.

        1. avatar Miner49er says:

          Please make one of me while you’re at it! The weirder the better!!

  9. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

    My vote has a lot better chance of happening if a case of 115 gr. 9mm arrives on my doorstep.

    The esteemed Mr. Daniel Z. has my contact info.

    (“Bribery” has such an ugly taint to it. Do it anyways… πŸ˜‰ )

    P.S. – Dan gets half of the case for his troubles. πŸ™‚

  10. avatar jwm says:

    You’ve gone democrat on us? Trying to steal an election?

    And the new look for ttag sucks.

  11. avatar MtnDewey says:

    no… website sux ass.

  12. avatar . says:

    I think no matter who votes for who, Biden will win it.

  13. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

    Buddy, you’re up against Gun Jesus.

    Even if he loses, he’ll just come back and win three days later. He’s undefeatable.

  14. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Hmm. I’ll vote for you.
    As many times as allowed…..

  15. avatar ahil925 says:

    You want a vote? Get the site reverted, this new look is garbage. Otherwise no dice.

  16. avatar dph says:

    What happened, this is an abomination?

  17. avatar Ing says:

    Sure, I’ll do it.

    You have to figure that somebody who looks good in a bikini is bound to win this one, though…

  18. avatar Rincoln says:

    Jeremy S., shown here with his pork sword on the table.

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:


  19. avatar The Crimson Pirate says:

    Sorry, dude. As a C&R junkie I have to stick with Gun Jesus (Ian McCollum, Forgotten Weapons).

    I feel bad for all the easily lead suckers just voting for pu**ie. πŸ˜‰

  20. avatar Old Guy in Montana says:

    Dan et al,

    New Site: Too much white space! It’s rather gawkish to look at.


    Back in college (we still used stone tablets and chisels – rock dust mixed with Elmer’s glue to fix mistakes) I took a class (Policy Lab 3400) which was a business class on designing and conducting feasibility studies. My only question is: Which demographics are you trying to appeal to? I’m up for change…but, meaningful change, not change just for change’s sake.

    If I remember correctly, this format appeared a few months ago for about a day…was that an oops or part of an early beta test release to generate feedback?

    As far as Jeremy…yea, most of your articles are pretty decent, straightforward and with a touch of humor…a style that earns my vote.

    EDIT: maybe not. You have to create an account on some rando site…giving them your info for them to spam you with later on. Have to think about this one.

  21. avatar Paul says:

    It seems that I’m not especially “well informed” when it comes to the gun scene today. I registered to vote, and failed to recognize anyone in some of the categories. Geez, Louise!

    I noted there was only only one black person – I gave him a vote. I also noted the number of women. Call me a sexist, but I did NOT vote for women in bikinis. If she doesn’t even look like a serious shooter, she should be in the running at a modeling contest, I guess. How many guys go to the range in a pair of Hanes briefs?

    That little girl – sorry, I’m bad with names – but I’ve watched a couple of the Youtube videos. I like, and voted for her.

    The rest of the votes were tossups. If I recognized a name I voted for him/her. Random choice for the remainder.

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