"Top Shot" (SEASON #3 2011)

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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.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:21 pm
Thanks stags...did you watch it ?!

How about the last two seasons...?
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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?
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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
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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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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:

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

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