== Top Guns == History Channel

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  1. SHOOTER13

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    Just going through my DVR to clean up space when I came across a show that I recorded but forgot to watch...

    Top Guns...with Top Shot host Colby Donaldson. It was on the History Channel Wednesday night @10pm EST. The show I just watched was pretty good...comparing apples and oranges...and bananas.

    It featured the M14...the M1 Carbine...and the Mosin-Nagant. Gun rag writer and historian Garry James was also on board, as was another guy who had an impressive resume'.

    Anyway...long story short...they gave a brief history of each firearm then shot them to give each a "report card" on accuracy, and things of that nature...then at the end the host and his two guests each picked a rifle and had a small contest.

    The next show will be airing this Wednesday...looks to be another good one.
     
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  2. Shooter

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    They put it on Netflix recently so I will be checking it out.
     

  3. SHOOTER13

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    Top Guns (Episode #2)

    Well, just watched episode #2 of Top Guns on H2 ( History Channel ) which premiered Wednesday at 10pm EST on my DVR.

    This week's firearms were the Browning Automatic Rifle, the Steyr AUG, and the FNH PS90. A pretty diverse selection...

    Same premise...have two guests ( Navy SEAL Sniper and another equally proficient marksman ) and host Colby Donaldson rated each one and then select one firearm per man and they shoot for bragging rights. Informative is the word I would use...

    Good show...anyone else watch ?!
     
  4. axxe55

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    i do watch it from time to time. not a bad show, and i like some of the firearms they use on the show.
     
  5. SHOOTER13

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    Top Guns (Episode #3)

    Just watched episode #3 of Top Guns and showcased this week were the shotguns just used in episode #3 of Top Shot, the Benelli M4, Vinci, and Nova...

    Colby was joined by Chris Tucker and Jay Lim...both who were challengers on Top Shot in the past seasons. Chris and Jay put all the shotguns through their paces and then each was used by the host and two guests to have an informal shoot-out.

    Anyone else see the show...?!
     
  6. axxe55

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    shooter, they are going to use flintlock pistols in the new episode next i think! that should be interesting.
     
  7. SHOOTER13

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    Just watched episode #4...featuring the guns of Smith & Wesson... the M&P 40, the M625, and the SW1911.

    And yes...next weeks Top Shot will feature a flintlock...with Top Guns to follow suit with what they use on that show.
     
  8. Shooter

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    I'll have to make an exception and watch the flintlock episode.
     
  9. SHOOTER13

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    Finally watched episode #5 of Top Guns...featuring the Kentucky Flintlock pistol, the Colt SAA, and the H&K USP Tactical 45.

    Pretty good show...I personally own a Colt SAA, and it is a pleasure to shoot.

    Anyone else see the "Pirates & Patriots" show on Wednesday 3/14/12...?!
     
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    Episode #6

    Got a chance to watch Top Guns episode #6 called Blades of Steel, where Jack Dagger, the King of Fling, brings out the knives and tomahawks to show Colby and a NY cop how to stick a target. The prehistoric Atlatl gives everyone a challenge...and in the final contest Jack throws knives and hawks blindfolded.

    Does anyone here ever practice with throwing knives and axes...!?

    I myself do it regular...got a few choice log slices that I sanded and sealed, put a few eye hooks in to hang from a nearby tree, and toss my throwing knives and axes, and even a sharpened shovel at it at different intervals ( feet / yards ) away.

    The trick is to use the same spot for the amount of revolutions needed to hit & stick the target at a given distance. Good eye / hand coordination training...

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    Episode #7

    Just viewed episode #7 of Top Guns...

    Eleven time national shooting champion Robert Vogel gives a master class on three .22 caliber weapons: the Browning Buckmark, the Volquartsen 10/22 and the Ruger Mark II. Marksman and former federal air marshal Chris Cerino gets some trigger time, and host Colby Donaldson faces stiff competition in the final shoot off.

    Anybody here own any of these fine .22's...?!

    I myself own a Browning Buckmark...it's spot on for tack drivin' !!

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