"Top Shot" (SEASON #3 2011)

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:07 pm
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The use of weapons of all types have changed the course of history. The best marksmen from around the country compete in challenges that put their skills to the test to determine who is the best using a variety of different weapons. The show features 16 contestants, split into two teams of eight, competing in various types of shooting challenges. One by one, the contestants are eliminated until only one remains. The winner will walk away with $100,000 prize and the title of "Top Shot."


The third season of Top Shot ( Tuesday 10pm EST History Channel ) has commenced. The purpose of this thread is to have an official forum to discuss the shows challenges & challengers...so let the discussion begin !!


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http://www.history.com/shows/top-shot/bios/

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 12:23 am
EPISODE #1

The Gauntlet

Premiere Date: 08/09/2011

The Season Three premiere begins with a shoot off between 8 pairs of contestants using what many consider the most powerful hand gun in history, the S&W 500 Magnum. The winners of this challenge go on to form the BLUE team, and the losers the RED team.

The first team challenge is a race where each team must carry a 16 foot pole weighing 220 pounds between four 8 foot tall firing platforms...then two team members fire at two targets placed at 75 and 100 yards in front of each platform with the LaRue Tactical OBR (AR platform).

WINNER: BLUE team


The elimination challenge is inspired by the stagecoaches of the Old West. The two contestants competing to stay on the show have to master the extremely difficult skill of shooting 10 targets with 10 cartridges while bouncing up and down in a stagecoach using the 1873 Winchester lever action carbine...with the loser being sent home.

ELIMINATION PICKS: Mark & Amanda

WINNER: Mark
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:15 am
I like this thread.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:21 pm
Thanks stags...did you watch it ?!

How about the last two seasons...?
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:42 pm
So, what did everyone think of the firearms used in episode one :?:

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S&W 500 Magnum revolver... ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.500_S%26W_Magnum )

LaRue Tactical OBR... ( http://larueosr.com/ )

Winchester M1873... ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_rifle )

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:25 am
I watched all but the last 10 min or so. How was the ending?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 11, 2011 12:14 pm
The last ten minutes was mostly the elimination round between two contestants from the losing RED team...all in all, a good start to the 3rd season series.

Link to full 45 minute video of Episode #1

http://www.history.com/shows/top-shot/v ... e-gauntlet
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:28 pm
Episode #2

Down & Dirty

Premiere Date: 08/16/2011

Teams get down and dirty with one of the worlds most influential firearms, the legendary AK-47. They face an extreme obstacle course with mud pits, barbed wire and exploding mortars. In the elimination challenge, two shooters face a friend or foe challenge with a S&W military & police .45ACP pistol.

The first Team Challenge turns out to be an obstacle course shooting an AK47 prone with two targets set out to 50 and 75 yards at each of four stations with both the BLUE & RED Teams running head to head through a series of pipes to a pit of water and logs, crawling through a mud pit, and then crawling into a pit of sand covered with barb wire. Both teams run neck and neck till it's down to the wire...with Chris of the RED team inching out Jake of the BLUE Team to take the win.


WINNER: RED Team

The BLUE Team now goes to the Elimination...with two members being picked to shoot head to head. The Challenge consists of friend / foe targets...each foe target awards a point and each friend target subtracts a point until the person hitting the most foe targets on a rotating barrel within a minute using a S&W Military and Police .45acp pistol wins, sending the other home.

Elimination Picks: Dustin & Sara

WINNER: Dustin

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:12 am
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So, what did everyone think of the firearms used in episode two... :?:

Arsenal built AK47 ( Team Challenge )...
( http://www.arsenalinc.com/usa/product.p ... t=8&page=1

Colt SAA ( Elimination picks )...
( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colt_Single_Action_Army )

Smith & Wesson M&P45 ( Elimination Challenge )...
( http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/ ... rrorView_Y

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2011 11:22 am
And for those who missed Episode #2...here's the link to the History Channel site video:

Link:

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http://www.history.com/shows/top-shot/v ... -and-dirty

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 12:25 am
EPISODE #3

SLUG IT OUT

Premier Date: 08/23/2011

Shotgun skills are tested with a head-to-head speed shooting challenge. Leaders on both teams emerge and tension escalates. And an elimination challenge unlike any before...featuring an elaborate machine, a Glock 34, and a line of non-stop cannonballs.

The practice for both teams has them being shown the shotgun by Taran Butler...an IPSC, IDPA, USPSA and 3 Gun championship winner.

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http://www.taranbutler.com/

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The first Team Challenge involves shooting a Benelli M4 Super 90 12 Gauge semi-auto shotgun loaded with Remington 1oz slugs at a big rack of 50 mason jars set out at 40 yards. Both the RED and Blue Team members have to run up and shoot 5 slugs each at the jars then run back, then the next member of each team runs up and shoots 5 more slugs until one team wins by shooting all the jars on their rack.


WINNER: BLUE Team ( 50 to 31 )


The nomination picks for the Elimination challenge for the RED Team are Drew and Cliff.


The RED Team now moves to the Elimination event...which involves shooting a Glock 34 semi-auto 9mm pistol at cannonballs set to roll down a descending track with five steel plates set up at different intervals that must be hit in order for the balls to complete the route to the end and be counted as a point. Drew is a Glock pistol champ and Cliff is a revolver champ, but it's anyones game as they take turns shooting the challenge. Drew goes first and shoots well to drop 8 balls for as many points. Then it's Cliff's turn...smokin' the plates and dropping 18 balls for as many points to win the elimination event.


WINNER: Cliff


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 11:00 pm
So...what did everyone think about the firearms used in Episode #3...

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Benelli M4 super 90 12 gauge

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Glock 34 semi-auto 9mm

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http://www.benelliusa.com/shotguns/benelli_m4.php

http://www.glock.com/english/glock34.htm

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:34 pm
EPISODE #4

The Bulldog Gatling


Premier Date: 08/30/2011

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The legendary Bulldog Gatling gun is introduced. But first the competition travels back to the Old West for a team challenge with a historic pistol...the Remington 1875 Outlaw. To stay in the competition two marksmen will shoot it out with a firearm considered by many to be the world's first practical machine gun.

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The first Team Challenge involves firing a Remington 1875 revolver with both the RED and BLUE Teams going head to head shooting at die faces at 35 feet, the first one to hit the number of dots first drops a door on the others target thereby ending that round. Point for point and dot for dot, the team with the most cumulative targets hit and points scored before all the doors close wins the challenge. The BLUE Team wins the first round, the RED Team wins the second, the BLUE Team wins the third and fourth round, and the RED Team wins the fifth and six rounds...but in the end...the BLUE Team wins with the most points accumulated...with Dustin of the BLUE Team again outshooting his head to head opponent, Cliff, of the RED team at the end of the round.


WINNER: BLUE team ( 18-16 points )


The nomination picks for the Elimination challenge for the RED Team are: Mike & Mark


The RED Team members now move on to the Elimination event, which involves using a Bulldog Gatling Gun to literally chop down three 4" telegraph poles at 15-20-25 yards. Mike chops down the 15 yard pole first, with Mark a close second...then both Mike and Mark chop down the second post at 20 yards at the same time...then the final pole at 25 yards is shattered by Mike to win the competition.


WINNER: Mike


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:39 am
Thanks for all the updates Shooter.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 3:38 pm
Hey, no problem stags !! I post all across the boards...

What did you think of that Gatling Gun...nice huh ?!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:01 pm
Very Very nice, i wish i could shoot one myself though........One day :D
PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:24 pm
The only time I was even close to one was at the National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, VA...where the NRA is HQ'd
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:05 pm
EPISODE #5


Throwdown Showdown


Premier Date: 09/06/2011

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Competitors endure some old school playground dynamics as the teams call each other out with primitive weapons...namely the tomahawk and knife. Also included is one of the earliest weapons known to man...the rock. In the elimination challenge, two shooters compete head to head with the largest, most powerful weapon ever used on Top Shot...the Hotchkiss Mountain Gun.


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The first Team Challenge involves calling out players from the other team to go head to head at six stations. A coin is tossed and BLUE Team wins...with Jake calling out Chris using a tomahawk thrown at a pendulum blocked wooden target 13 feet away...3 tries per competitor...first one to get the most targets out of three tries wins a point for their team. Chris of the RED Team hits two out of three targets to win a point for the RED Team. Then it's Gary of RED calling out Jarrett of the BLUE Team and using the tomahawk again Jarrett misses three times and then Gary of the RED Team steps up and throws once to win another point for the RED Team. Then Gary of the RED Team calls Billy of the BLUE out using knifes thrown at targets 11 feet away with Billy of the BLUE Team hitting once and Gary missing all his throws to give the BLUE Team 1 point. Then it's Mike against Mike using the knife again...with Mike of the RED Team missing all of his shots and Mike of the BLUE Team hitting his last shot to score another point for the BLUE Team. Now it's tied up...2 points RED and 2 points BLUE. The last part of the challenge involves throwing rocks at 9 panes of glass...with any three panes touching to win the points. First up is Phil of RED Team versus Bill of BLUE...it goes back and forth until finally Phil of the RED Team wins the points. Then it's up to the last two contestants...Cliff of the RED Team and Dustin of the BLUE...both throwing rocks at six cans on a rail.
Dustin throws alot and misses more, but Cliff steps up and knocks can after can down until all six are gone and he wins it all for the RED Team...the points score is RED 8 and BLUE 3.


WINNER: RED Team ( 8 to 3 )


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The nomination picks for the Elimination challenge for the BLUE Team are: Jarrett & Mike


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The BLUE Team members now move on to the Elimination event which involves firing the historic Hotchkiss Mountain Gun...a breach loading 42mm cannon that fires a 2lb projectile of zinc...at six water towers, three for each team...at distances between 180 and 220 yards. Both Jarrett and Mike have 15 rounds each to hit their targets downrange. Jarrett is the first to hit a tank...then Mike hits his first...then Jarrett keeps missing and Mike keeps hitting until all his towers are blown away...and Mike is saved from elimination.


WINNER: Mike


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 9:10 pm
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HOTCHKISS MOUNTAIN GUN

Model 1875... 42mm Rifled Barrel... 2 lb Projectile


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The 1.65-inch (42 mm) gun and accessories could be packed on two mules. The gun was introduced as a modern replacement for the aging twelve-pound mountain howitzer. The first gun purchased by the U.S. military from the French arms firm of Hotchkiss was employed against the Nez Percés in 1877. Over the next twenty years the U.S. would purchase only 56 of the guns. They were used at the Wounded Knee Massacre in 1890, and again in Cuba for the attack on San Juan Hill in the Spanish–American War.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 11:41 pm
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HOTCHKISS TECHNOTES:

Total Weight: 362 pounds
Range: 3500 yards (2miles)

GUN TUBE
Material: Steel
Total length of tube: 3.83 feet
Length of bore: 3.43 feet
Travel of projectile: 3.10 feet
Calibre: 1.65 inches
Weight: 121 pounds
Grooves: 10
Twist of Rifling, uniform: 1 in 29.83 cals.
Muzzle velocity: 1298 feet per second

CARRIAGE:
Material: Steel
Weight, complete: 241 pounds
Height of trunnion axis above ground: 27.55 inches
Diameter of wheels: 37.4 inches
Track of carriage: 2.46 feet

AMMUNITION:
The 1.65” Hotchkiss Mountain Gun fired two types of projectiles. A common shell, either base fused or nose fused or a canister. The common shell would explode on contact showering the enemy with jagged shell fragments. The canister would rip open at the muzzle spraying the enemy with a fan shaped pattern of hardened lead ½ inch balls. This projectile was used at close range. The early cartridge case did not have a primer. Instead there was a hole in the center covered internally with a diaphragm. The gun was fired by a friction primer inserted into the back of the breech housing.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:54 pm
EPISODE #6


Turn the Corner


Premier Date: 09/13/2011

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Contestants are shocked to see two Top Shot champions return as honorary captains for the team challenge. First Season Winner Ian Harrison guest captains the BLUE Team and Second Season Winner Chris Reed guest captains the RED Team, with each team sponsoring a designated charity who will stand to win $5000. BLUE Team's charity is the Wounded Warrior Project, and RED Team's charity is the Make A Wish Foundation. The Marksmen will compete with a just-released, ultra modern assault rifle and an Israeli made special forces gadget. Tensions flare when an argument erupts between two competitors on the same team.

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The first Team Challenge involves using a newly released AR platform from VLTOR...the TS3. The competitors must run and shoot under stress between 5 platforms 16 feet apart, connected by ropes of various design...shooting at two targets set at 75 and 100 yards in front of each platform. The team that hits all their targets and transitions the fastest between the platforms ( fastest time total ) wins the challenge. RED Team goes first and burns up the course, finishing in 2 minutes and 27 seconds. The BLUE Team has a slow start when Billy takes 14 shots to hit the first two targets...then they pick up the pace a little and finish with a time of 3 minutes and 12 seconds. RED Team wins the challenge and the Make a Wish Foundation wins the $5000 prize donation.


WINNER: RED Team


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The nomination picks for the Elimination challenge for the BLUE Team are: Jake & Paul

( And Jake is pissed !! )


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The BLUE Team members now move on to the Elimination event which involves using the Israeli made "Corner Shot"... which uses a platform designed to hold a Glock 18 in a frame that pivots around corners and uses a heads up video display to let the user stay hidden behind cover while negotiating the shot. The two contestants go one at a time as they run to 3 separate stations and engage 3 targets ( jars ) set at 35 feet around barriers...first left...then right...then through a opening above...the first contestant to hit all 9 targets the fastest wins the challenge. Paul goes first...runs to the first stage and hits the first target with the first shot, then hits the second target with the third shot and then the third target with the fifth shot. Then he scrambles to the second area...hitting his three targets in six shots...then runs to the third area and hits three for three...finishing with a time of 2:34.

Now it's Jakes turn...he scrambles up to the first stage and hits all 3 jars with just 3 shots...goes to the second stge and does the same...3 for 3...and then repeats it again 3 for 3...using unbelievable skill to win the challenge in only 48 seconds.


WINNER: Jake ( who takes out his frustrations on being nominated on his BLUE Teamates )


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VLTOR TS3

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ISRAELI CORNER SHOT

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 5:54 pm
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So, what did everyone think of this weeks show ?!

They did say they got the very first VLTOR TS3's to use for the 1st team challenge...a flat top M4 platform setup with BUIS's.

And the Israeli made Corner Shot platform, holding a Glock 18 was an interesting design that I had first seen last year on the Military Channel.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:12 pm
Anybody watch last night...!?

Anybody even care ?!

I watch the series to see the weapons and the competition...not the hype. Hell, I guess you could just go to the History Channel and look up the results...

If I'm wasting my time posting this event every week, just let me know...!!

I got plenty of time...but none to waste ! 8-)
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 14, 2011 5:29 pm
I care and i read these posts every time you post them, I am unable to watch the show so you are a big help.
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 11:18 am
OK...thanks Stags...Just didn't want to waste my time !
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