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The Gundie Awards Nears One Million Votes

In only its second annual year, The Gundies — the firearm community’s “awards show” (P.S. vote for me!) — is really coming into its own. As of yesterday, December 28th, The Gundies hit 872,184 votes, and votes don’t close until midnight on the 31st. I see a million votes in their future, and perhaps you (yes, you) can help.

What are The Gundie Awards, you ask? Well . . .

Created by PR/marketing firm Forge Relations, “The Gundies are the firearm community’s first and only community-voted awards spotlighting the top creators and upcoming talent in the community.” It’s a riff on The Dundie Awards, for fans of TV show The Office.

As nearly everyone else has, I’ve found The Gundies to be a fantastic way to find out about new companies and new content creators. Somehow they’ve managed to put a spotlight on truly great talent, both well-established and up-and-coming, in all 15 of their awards categories, and in many ways it really brings the industry and the community together for some shared fun and recognition.

Then again, last year the company I co-own, Black Collar Arms, was nominated for “Most Innovative Brand” and this year I was nominated for “Influencer Turned Entrepreneur,” so perhaps their taste is questionable after all.

Each of the awards categories has a firearm industry sponsor, and that sponsor has offered up a great prize to be given at random to one lucky voter in each of those categories. The more you vote, the more entries you have for a given category’s prize.

Some prize examples include a custom Aero Precision AR15 with optic for voting in the “Most Influential Female of the Year” category, an FK BRNO pistol for voting in “Breakout Creator of the Year,” a Desert Eagle for “Best Crossover Creator,” and so much more. Complete list HERE. (Hopefully you have a pickup truck, because I know y’all’re voting in my category if only for a chance to win the Diamondback HD Truck Bed Cover)

Furthermore, each vote enters the voter for the grand prize, a trip to DriveTanks in Uvalde, TX to join the top four nominees in each category and all of the sponsors for The Gundies Range Day & Award Ceremony. There’s all sorts of new and awesome stuff to shoot on the range, some African safari animals to see, and an awards party with open bar. Plus an open bar. And free booze!

Hats off to Forge Relations for hatching such an awesome concept. It’s fun, it’s effective at bringing the firearm industry and community together, and it’s continuing to gain massive traction. Nicely done.

Now go vote! There are only ~48 hours left.

comments

  1. avatar Brian Souza says:

    I like the concept, but “Gundies” sounds a lot like guns in your underwear.

    1. avatar Mad Max says:

      What, you don’t keep a BUG in your underwear?

      1. avatar Tim says:

        Hey kid, you’ll shoot your bowls off.

    2. avatar CentralVirginian says:

      Do a quick search on the internet, an underwear gun is a thing, but it mostly seems to be a misnomer referring to an ultralight pocket pistol you can have with you at all times.

        1. avatar CentralVirginian says:

          I could have actually used these. I went to quite a few concerts in cities where the concert venue gave me the cursory waste, pocket, leg, and ankle pat down.

        2. avatar Ing says:

          Same here. That’s why I started clipping my pocket knife to my undies, right behind the fly of my pants. Concert carry. But I always put it back in a pocket after getting through the gate, because it’s kind of uncomfortable to sit down that way.

          After the Bataclan terrorist attack, every venue in my neck of the woods started doing metal detectors instead of a patdown — as if that’s going to stop terrorists with rifles from busting in after the show starts. That’s when I stopped crotch-carrying my pocketknife and started carrying a polymer push dagger.

          It’s an endless game of cat and mouse. I might be interested in those special undies.

  2. avatar enuf says:

    I vote for Slow Joe and Camel Toe to appoint Beto gun czar.

  3. avatar possum says:

    I painted a D8 Cat green and mounted a single shot shotgunm to the blade, BOOM,clackity clackity clackity. Sometimes yah just can’t make Texas

    1. avatar FormerParatrooper says:

      Good stuff right there.

  4. avatar napresto says:

    Good luck and sounds fun, but I can’t wait for the day we retire the word “influencer.”

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      You’ve got my vote.

  5. avatar Jimmy Beam says:

    Wow! Another award for narcissistic celebrity wannabes to clamber for to pad their resumes.

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      Yes but a FIREARM industry one! 😆

      …and hey there are people making legit, awesome, interesting, and/or helpful content in most of those categories. How-to stuff, news, reviews, historical pieces, etc. Also there’s some boobies.

  6. avatar John Boch says:

    Gundies?

    Yeah, I submitted my email address to a metric buttload of spam to vote for you Jeremy.

    Pretty much all of the topics I was like, “Who?” “What?”

    And eventually, “Why?”

    Didn’t even make all the categories. Pillory me for saying this, but I prefer watching police bodycam videos than these “content” creators. Just don’t have time to spend 20 minutes watching some guy (or gal) tell me something I can read in 13 seconds.

    1. avatar Craig in IA says:

      “Just don’t have time to spend 20 minutes watching some guy (or gal) tell me something I can read in 13 seconds.” This. In spades.

  7. avatar Dude says:

    I signed in after you let us know about this thing. Oddly enough, they added some names days after voting had already started.

  8. avatar Lunknard says:

    My sources tell me the USPS is backdating ballots as we speak. They are also delivering to polling places ballots arriving in containers from facilities of unknown origin.

    1. avatar Miner49er says:

      My sources tell me that your sources are less than credible.

      1. avatar Ing says:

        My sources tell me that you’d have to be a special kind of stupid to believe nobody cheated. If it matters, it’s worth cheating — and nothing has higher stakes than controlling the US government apparatus. Hell, people cheat even at things that *don’t* matter. It’s just what humans do.

        There are only two questions: How, and how much. Oh, and a third question: who’s better at it.

        Refusing to entertain any of those questions (lalalala fingers-in-ears can’t hear you…if I don’t let you look, nobody will see it) is not the same thing as proving it didn’t happen. But go ahead, keep telling yourself this election was clean. Just don’t expect the rest of us to believe you.

  9. avatar Catboss says:

    Another password to create, enter, keep, store, etc.
    No thanks

  10. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    Voted.

    Kinda got sucked into other categories too. So I voted more…

  11. avatar ORCON says:

    Fine, Jeremy! I love you, hate you, love to hate you. Take my vote. Wish you the best.

    1. avatar Jeremy S. says:

      😆

  12. avatar Michael Gary Scott says:

    My last Gundy was hurled at my $200 plasma screen Tv during a dinner party whilst my lady and I were arguing over her former assistant’s musical talent.

    I’m still waiting for her to pay me back on her zero dollars a year salary plus benefits.

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