Posted: 1/9/2003 6:29:09 AM EDT
I was reading an article about Para-Ord LDAs and found out that in 1999 the 14.45 LDA won the HOTY, in 2000 the 7.45 won the HOTY, and in 2001 the 6.45 won the "Innovation of the Year".
Anyways first of all that's really impressive of Para-Ord, but mostly I was interested in what else has won the above 2 awards from G&A over the years. For some reason though I can't find any listing at all on the internet, so I was wondering if anyone did know of one. Or if there are any die-hard G&A readers they could tell me what's won what.
FWIW, According to Shooting Industry.com:
Handgun of the Year for "1992 - 2002"
1992 Glock Model 21 .45 ACP
1993 Ruger Vaquero
1994 Smith & Wesson Sigma series pistol
1995 Colt’s .22 Target heavy barrel pistol
1996 Glock Model 26 9mm
1997 Ruger Bisley-Vaquero .45 LC revolver
1998 Taurus Raging Bull Model 454 Casull
1999 Smith & Wesson Airlite Ti revolver
2000 Taurus Model PT-111 Titanium Millennium pistol
2001 Ruger Super Redhawk .480 Ruger
2002 Kimber Eclipse Series .45 ACP
::Looking at the list::
In other words they award it to whoever runs the most full page ads during the year.
I think its based on reader votes. IIRC it's only been around a few years.
My problem is: What do I care what other people think is the "best (???)" new handgun out there? It means absolutely nothing to me.
Thanks, but I'm looking for the G&A list.