Ballistic's Best 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards, reup

Last Thursday we announced the 2020 edition of Ballistic’s Best Magazine. With that comes the Ballistic’s Best 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards, and a Mossberg 500 ATI Tactical Shotgun along with it. If you’re unfamiliar with how this process works, let us explain.

For our 2020 issue, our professional staff of contributors evaluated 69 (nice) different firearms, across nine categories, with more than 12,700 rounds fired. We used a full scoring system and focused on things like trigger control and accuracy. From there, we picked the very best from each group. It’s that simple. We didn’t cater to advertisers. We simply picked the best gun from our testing. So now it’s your turn to vote on your favorites.

The Ballistic’s Best 2020 Reader’s Choice Awards

Readers can vote on the same categories our group of pros tested on the range. Also, anyone who votes (see below) is eligible to win a Mossberg 500 ATI Tactical Shotgun. Make sure you say “thank you” to Mossberg for being so awesome. We’d picked that shotgun as the giveaway gun because it’s nominated in the “Best Tactical Pump-Action Shotguns” category. While we’re on the topic of categories, let’s look at the full list:

  • Full-size semi-automatic handguns (non-1911)
  • Compact semi-automatic handguns (non-1911)
  • Model 1911
  • AR-15 pistols (5.56mm)
  • Revolvers (DA/SA .357 Magnum)
  • Tactical pump-action shotguns
  • AR-15 rifles
  • AR-10 rifles
  • Bolt-action rifles (6.5 Creedmoor)

Don’t wait any longer and start voting below. Voting is only open for one month, starting Dec. 8 and ending Jan. 7. So be sure to share this with your family and friends — maybe one of you will take home the Mossberg 500 ATI Tactical Shotgun. Once we tally up the votes in 2021, we’ll announce all of the winners here on Vote below and best of luck!

If you can’t see the survey below, then please visit:

Also, if you want to see all of the official winners, grab a copy of Ballistic’s Best 2020. Both print and digital subscriptions are available now at

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