So after watching a few episodes of "triggers"...


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TwoWheelFiend
January 9, 2012, 01:22 PM
i think if I hear "weapon system" or "center mass" one more time i might snap. The show was pretty disappointing but i guess its a good day when you can turn on the TV and watch a gun show. I do like watching stuff blow up so there is that factor even if it is littered with untrue facts.


The AK episode when they showed the FAL as an M14 cracked me up. It also gave me a warm fuzzy feeling to know that i know more about guns and can shoot better than an ex army ranger / para whatever he is. :)

When i was watching it I had to keep reminding myself that it was meant for Joe Schmoe who knows little of firearms. Any opinions anyone would like to share?

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MtnCreek
January 9, 2012, 01:27 PM
It could be worse. When I was growing up, the closest thing to a gun show was watching the A Team. That’s where I learned that No One ever gets shot in a firefight.

TwoWheelFiend
January 9, 2012, 01:31 PM
Exactly. At least there are gun shows. I just wish there was an accurate non BS one. The comparisons on triggers is the worst part.

Buck Kramer
January 9, 2012, 01:31 PM
I'm tired of the "blowing things up" in general. A grenade doesn't make explosions as big as the discovery channel makes a 9mm "explode."

TwoWheelFiend
January 9, 2012, 01:42 PM
I think FPS Russia needs his own show. Thats my vote

Stophel
January 9, 2012, 01:49 PM
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kdf101
January 9, 2012, 04:13 PM
I liked it. Keep in mind that the average viewer is probably is probably not a gun person. I'm sure that on some forum, someone is saying how unrealistic and inaccurate Pawn Stars is over some detail.

Bobson
January 9, 2012, 04:27 PM
I liked it. Keep in mind that the average viewer is probably is probably not a gun person.
Agreed, and I enjoy the show too. I don't expect TV to do anything other than entertain me when I'm in the mood to lose a few brain cells, or I wouldnt even own one.

As for the host's knowledge of firearms... using this show (or any show, for that matter) as a measure of his knowledge is a gross injustice. He isnt ad-libbing on camera, pulling his lines and/or (mis)information from his own head. Its scripted. He says what he's told to say.

As for his military service record... showing some respect would not be out of line. At the risk of sounding like a jerk or fanboy, realize that earning the title of Army Ranger or Air Force Pararescueman is something the average individual can't even begin to dream of doing. Furthermore, as a Pararescueman, his job had comparatively little to do with firearms, and an immense amount to do with savings lives on the battlefield. The show could be complete crap and the man would still deserve our respect.

Strykervet
January 9, 2012, 04:30 PM
Exactly. At least there are gun shows. I just wish there was an accurate non BS one. The comparisons on triggers is the worst part.
There are a few good ones. Really good ones. My favorite is "Impossible Shots" and I like "Stories of the Gun" on one of the NRA shows and the NRA show that covers competitive shooting. I like the SHTF show the least, but it is better than most SHTF stuff I suppose. They come on Wednesdays on the "Outdoor Channel". All shooting shows all day that day. The rest of the week is all about hunting. If you are into shooting AND hunting, you are really missing out if you haven't found this channel.

Sobel
January 9, 2012, 04:33 PM
What channel is triggers on ? I only ever seem to catch the one with Red jacket company

Wes Mantooth
January 9, 2012, 05:26 PM
A good drinking game would be to drink a shot every time he says "when I was an Army Ranger and Air Force Pararescueman". Yea...we get it.

I have the utmost respect for those that serve. Myself 5 years in Uncle Sam's Army. But he tends to toot his own horn a lot. He doesn't seem that knowledgeable for someone with that much experience. And he seems uninformed or misinformed on occasion.

Sometimes they start the show talking about one particular firearm and go way out in left field talking about several others. I guess there's only so much you can say about the AK.

TwoWheelFiend
January 9, 2012, 05:36 PM
What channel is triggers on ? I only ever seem to catch the one with Red jacket company
The Military Channel

TwoWheelFiend
January 9, 2012, 05:37 PM
A good drinking game would be to drink a shot every time he says "when I was an Army Ranger and Air Force Pararescueman". Yea...we get it.

I have the utmost respect for those that serve. Myself 5 years in Uncle Sam's Army. But he tends to toot his own horn a lot. He doesn't seem that knowledgeable for someone with that much experience. And he seems uninformed or misinformed on occasion.

Sometimes they start the show talking about one particular firearm and go way out in left field talking about several others. I guess there's only so much you can say about the AK.
add in "weapon system" and "center mass" you would be hammered before one show was over, hahah excellent idea

hardluk1
January 10, 2012, 08:35 AM
Some of you guys that did serve and know where to look ,see what you can turn up on him. Info on him is very thin and mostly what he wants someone to see and then reather vague when it is found. He seems to be mainly an actor for the last 7 years with lots of short stays in different branch's of the service before that.

stoney1666
January 10, 2012, 10:09 AM
I dvr it and zip thru a lot of the BS

ErikO
January 10, 2012, 10:16 AM
I miss 'Mail Call'.

Mike OTDP
January 10, 2012, 10:38 AM
I'm at the point of wanting to break out the video camera and doing some decent videos for YouTube. I'm tired of the drivel.

MikeRussell
January 10, 2012, 11:18 AM
I'm at the point of wanting to break out the video camera and doing some decent videos for YouTube. I'm tired of the drivel.

Watching "Sons of Guns" makes me feel the same way. I watched one episode of "Triggers" and that was enough...it was the 1911 episode where they only talked about the 1911 for 10mins max.

Dnaltrop
January 10, 2012, 02:18 PM
All the new Discovery shows have taught me that EVERYTHING explodes violently when shot. I apparently have been doing it the wrong way.

I Like Gun Stories... Hope they get a few more seasons out of that one. Shooting USA and Impossible shots too, at least when it's not Reruns.

DoubleTapDrew
January 10, 2012, 03:44 PM
I miss 'Mail Call'.

+1. The gunny can make anything interesting or exciting.

Freedom_fighter_in_IL
January 10, 2012, 04:45 PM
LOL I miss hell out of Mail Call myself. He was always good for a giggle.

ErikO
January 10, 2012, 04:57 PM
The gunny and I may not be on the same side on the political scheme of things but he always struck me as the kind of guy to discuss things over cigars and a beer after doing some group therapy at the range.

I really hope to have a discussion with him some day over cigars and beers after putting a bunch of lead downrange. :)

cooldude14
January 10, 2012, 05:34 PM
Maybe one day Hickok45 can have his own show, that would be a pretty good show...one day

pearsonm
January 11, 2012, 07:14 PM
I liked the episode where the explained the Thompson submachine gun and BAR (god, what a monster!). No doubt there’s more ‘entertainment’ than information.

TwoWheelFiend
January 11, 2012, 07:22 PM
my favorite parts is the high speed camera of stuff getting shot. If i had a high speed camera i would never leave my house. just shoot stuff and record it

Plan2Live
January 11, 2012, 07:27 PM
Maybe one day Hickok45 can have his own show, that would be a pretty good show...one day
Highly disagree. First, the show would run entirely too long every episode would have to be a mini-series and Second, every gun would be a "really good shooter" or a "fun gun to shoot".

Informative? Maybe, but definately too long and lacking in critical analysis.

For shear entertainment, if we could get Click and Clack the Tappet Brothers to drop their automotive show on NPR and take up firearms, that might be entertaining. Or maybe the Southern Gal from the Youtube clips that posts under "Juggers". she's a hoot to watch when she shoots. And you can't help but like a woman who can look at the camera with a straight face and say "I like a big boom".

zonzin
January 13, 2012, 10:38 AM
I think FPS Russia needs his own show. Thats my vote



This,, and make it raw and unedited. :D

jsimmons
January 13, 2012, 11:40 AM
I think they need to come up with a show about buying guns in a pawn shop, taking them down to inspect/clean/check functionality (and repair them if necessary but only to make them functional, as opposed to making them "better"), and then shooting them at the range.

They do three guns per show, three shows per city (buying guns from different pawn shops) all over the country.

If they want to add drama, they can have Repo Men try to repossess their truck while they're at the range.

TwoWheelFiend
January 13, 2012, 11:42 AM
I think they need to come up with a show about buying guns in a pawn shop, taking them down to inspect/clean/check functionality (and repair them if necessary but only to make them functional, as opposed to making them "better"), and then shooting them at the range.

They do three guns per show, three shows per city (buying guns from different pawn shops) all over the country.

If they want to add drama, they can have Repo Men try to repossess their truck while they're at the range.
Thats a combination of every reality show on TV, haha.

fpgt72
January 13, 2012, 01:21 PM
i think if I hear "weapon system" or "center mass" one more time i might snap. The show was pretty disappointing but i guess its a good day when you can turn on the TV and watch a gun show. I do like watching stuff blow up so there is that factor even if it is littered with untrue facts.


The AK episode when they showed the FAL as an M14 cracked me up. It also gave me a warm fuzzy feeling to know that i know more about guns and can shoot better than an ex army ranger / para whatever he is. :)

When i was watching it I had to keep reminding myself that it was meant for Joe Schmoe who knows little of firearms. Any opinions anyone would like to share?
I agree...but what I think will make me snap a little faster is all these people that say well it is a good show because it is not bad....we need positive shows. My doG people just because it is not sooooo bad does not make it good.

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