Internet “yeets” all over Ohio gun manufacturer’s pistol-naming contest

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MANSFIELD, OH (WCMH) — A Mansfield-based gun manufacturer is crowdsourcing the name of its new nine-millimeter pistol, and the internet has responded.

Beginning earlier this month, Hi-Point Firearms urged social media followers to submit names for its new pistol, and the Yeet Cannon (YC-9) came out on top with 556 entries, according to the manufacturer’s Instagram page.

According to dictionary.com, “Yeet is an exclamation of excitement, approval, surprise, or all-around energy, often as issued when doing a dance move or throwing something.”

Also among the entries are two pro-gun websites, welikeshooting.com and studentofthegun.com.

Among the 7,880 entries submitted to Hi-Point, the top submissions are:

YC-9: Yeet Cannon — 556 entries

WLS-9: We Like Shooting — 360 entries

PS-9: Problem Solver — 306 entries

SOTG: Student of the Gun — 121 entries

From June 18 through the 24th, Hi-Point will be accepting votes among those four choices, according to its website.

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