OF AWARDS, GUNS, AND COOL CARS
At Gun Tests, there’s only one award that ultimately makes a lot of difference to us, and that’s your subscription. If you or a friend subscribe, and later renew, because you like our special brand of call-it-like-we-see-it product reviews, then we’ve done our job.
Still, I occasionally enter Gun Tests work in contests, mainly to get what I call a “fresh read” on the execution of the material. Having other professionals backstop our work can show me holes in what we do, and perhaps show me how to make the magazine better.
In March, I attended the Texas Outdoor Writers Association (TOWA) annual meeting in the friendly southwest Texas town of Uva...