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josiewales
April 16, 2012, 09:34 AM
Ok so I've just heard that Colby Donaldson said that season 4 is gonna be the last season of Top Shot.:(:cuss: So here's what, we need to start sending emails to Bass Pro Shops, Colby and anybody else that has anything to with it. Start complaining like crazy and maybe, just maybe they'll listen to vox populii.
Even if Colby doesn't have anything to do with stopping the show maybe he show the emails to someone who can,:)


Ok ,got that off my chest so now I can talk proper. Whats your thoughts on Season 4? And who do you think will win?

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Elkins45
April 16, 2012, 09:54 AM
That's a bummer. Where did you hear that?

nosmr2
April 16, 2012, 09:55 AM
Did you hear it was cancelled or just had not been renewed yet and where did you hear that?
According to Colby's Twitter (yeah, I follow him, don't judge) 4 Days ago he posted "Let me be clear: #TopShot has NOT been cancelled. Ratings were strong last night & we need that to continue in order to get green light on S5."

It looks like History channel is doing well:
NEW YORK, March 27, 2012 – Continuing its phenomenal ratings success – HISTORY secured its best quarter ever in key demos in 1st Quarter 2012, with key adults and total viewers. Leading the charge are Pawn Stars, American Pickers, and Swamp People, as well as Top Tuesdays (Top Shot/Top Gear), Larry the Cable Guy and Ax Men.

Johannes_Paulsen
April 16, 2012, 09:58 AM
Leading the charge are Pawn Stars, American Pickers, and Swamp People, as well as Top Tuesdays (Top Shot/Top Gear), Larry the Cable Guy and Ax Men.

Remember when the History Channel showed documentaries about history? ;)

shuvelrider
April 16, 2012, 10:02 AM
I've tried watching that show, the premise of a "Top Shot" based on the idiocy of the host and the canned team rivalry, leaves a lot to be desired for a true competition. The only they haven't done yet it sit down and shoot marbles in the dirt for their first test of skill, not impressed and will skip it. Needs to be terminated.

Madcap_Magician
April 16, 2012, 11:31 AM
Remember when the History Channel was the Hitler Channel? All Nazis, All The Time?

Ryanxia
April 16, 2012, 12:42 PM
Looks we don't have anything to fear. Ratings are good.

I miss Tales of the Gun. :(

Dr.Rob
April 16, 2012, 01:19 PM
I'm watching it every week.

Bobson
April 16, 2012, 01:24 PM
I've tried watching that show, the premise of a "Top Shot" based on the idiocy of the host and the canned team rivalry, leaves a lot to be desired for a true competition. The only they haven't done yet it sit down and shoot marbles in the dirt for their first test of skill, not impressed and will skip it. Needs to be terminated.
I agree that the host is somewhat over-dramatic, and the "reality tv" aspect of the show is annoying at best, but I love every competition bit they've done on the show. In all fairness, I've only seen the first two seasons, but I can't think of a single competition that didn't fit in with the main point of the show, which is simply marksmanship - with any type of weapon.

I really enjoy the show overall.

303tom
April 16, 2012, 01:54 PM
I very seldom ever watch it, so won`t make no big diff to me..............

kenken
April 16, 2012, 02:00 PM
I like it alot and record/watch every episode. I would hate for it to be canceled. I ain't got my entry sent in yet...

kenken

Dmitri Popov
April 16, 2012, 02:02 PM
The thing you have to remember is that TS has to appeal to a wider spectrum of people than just the established shooter. Sure they could just film an IDPA or three gun event, but that wouldn't appeal to nearly as many people. I love Top Shot, so does my wife. But theres no doubt that she wouldn't be nearly as interested if it were more "bland". Just enjoy having 3 big shows based around firearms on during primetime on major channels.

Elkins45
April 16, 2012, 02:03 PM
I've tried watching that show, the premise of a "Top Shot" based on the idiocy of the host and the canned team rivalry, leaves a lot to be desired for a true competition. The only they haven't done yet it sit down and shoot marbles in the dirt for their first test of skill, not impressed and will skip it. Needs to be terminated.
Last week they shot a 338 Lapua Magnum at a target 1500 yards away. That's hardly shooting marbles.

I would rather watch that than another dumb sitcom or cop show.

Certaindeaf
April 16, 2012, 02:05 PM
Isn't there a History Channel 2? I've noticed that they advertise that they run a disparate Top Shot there. Maybe they mean that they'll just go there..

lotus
April 16, 2012, 02:08 PM
I watch it off their web site on Wednesdays (still has commercials, oh well) and have no problem fast forwarding out of the drama parts and right to the shoot outs.

allaroundhunter
April 16, 2012, 02:13 PM
Isn't there a History Channel 2? I've noticed that they advertise that they run a disparate Top Shot there. Maybe they mean that they'll just go there

Yes, there is a H2, however they do not air a "Top Shot" there. The show is similar, hosted by Colby Donaldson, but it is "Top Guns".

I like it for the fact that I get to see a few more guns on television, but I do not expect it to make it more than one season.

hulu.com has episodes from both Top Shot as well as Top Guns for your viewing pleasure. (free to watch)

Certaindeaf
April 16, 2012, 02:14 PM
^
Interesting. Thanks.

hermannr
April 16, 2012, 03:53 PM
Top Guns is on H2, on Wed. Colby, himself, and the couple of "experts" get to shoot the weapons used on Top Shot that week. Lot more history of the weapon there on Top Guns.

GCMkc
April 16, 2012, 05:15 PM
Remember when the History Channel was the Hitler Channel? All Nazis, All The Time?

Man do I miss those days. Remember Tales of the Gun? Such an awesome show. I could watch the same episode a hundred times, especially the German small arms of WWII episode. When it comes to Nazi stuff I just switch it to the Military Channel.

9mmepiphany
April 16, 2012, 07:59 PM
Also bear in mind the there would still be a Season 5 if they are not renewed. They filmed the next season in the Fall of 2011.

Season 4 was filmed during the Spring/Summer of 2011...that is why it is 100+ degrees when they are shooting.

scaatylobo
April 16, 2012, 08:41 PM
I've tried watching that show, the premise of a "Top Shot" based on the idiocy of the host and the canned team rivalry, leaves a lot to be desired for a true competition. The only they haven't done yet it sit down and shoot marbles in the dirt for their first test of skill, not impressed and will skip it. Needs to be terminated.


THANK YOU FOR SEEING THIS SHOW AS I DO.

loose noose
April 16, 2012, 10:06 PM
I really like the show, the only bad thing is it doesn't come on out here until 10PM and being an old fart I'm usually sound asleep.:mad:

Ryanxia
April 17, 2012, 12:50 PM
loose noose - if you have a computer you can watch the newest episode at history.com

Kingofthehill
April 17, 2012, 04:46 PM
I like the show, it is FAR and I mean FAR better than the 2 gun family owned shops that build absolute junk and act like idiots.

Capybara
April 17, 2012, 08:48 PM
Take a look at the bigger picture. Regardless of if you like Top Shot, Sons of Guns or American Guns, how can having three prime time cable series focused on guns be a bad thing? Does each show have issues? Sure, but if any of three shows are causing people to want to learn how to shoot or get into guns, isn't that a good thing? The more shooters we have, the better for all of us.

loose noose
April 17, 2012, 09:02 PM
Ryanxia, Thanks I never would have thought of that. Just go to History.com, believe me I'll try it.:D

HankB
April 17, 2012, 09:24 PM
I've tried watching that show, the premise of a "Top Shot" based on the idiocy of the host and the canned team rivalry, leaves a lot to be desired for a true competition.I view Top Shot as a half-hour shooting show crammed into a one-hour time slot.

I tape it and watch it later, fast forwarding through the commercials and the clubhouse malarky; viewed in that manner, it's not bad at all.

One thing that struck me first season . . . people are shooting guns that someone else sighted in. I strongly suspect that in some of the head-to-head shootoffs, the guns were not sighted in identically. (I believe one of the competitors from Season 2 or Season 3 made a comment along those lines, too.)

Ben86
April 17, 2012, 09:29 PM
Remember when the History Channel was the Hitler Channel? All Nazis, All The Time?

Oh, and Ancient Aliens!

A lot of what's on there is crap, but Top Shot is one show I routinely watch. I hope they keep it up, and maybe ditch the primitive weapons.

Gtimothy
April 17, 2012, 10:34 PM
Watching right now...I WANT an FN Five seveN!!!!! Last week I wanted a .338 Lapua Mag!!!! I just turn the volume down during the DRAMA parts!

sgtstryker
April 17, 2012, 10:46 PM
Last year,I was waiting on the SEAL and the other guy duke it out, but that would have been too real, even for a reality show. I haven't seen but one episode this year. Even with the TiVo, I just couldn't get into it. If it's over, it's over.

EmG
April 17, 2012, 11:44 PM
I find this very hard to believe considering they just started the new show top guns that gives the details of the guns that have been shot on top shot!

9mmepiphany
April 18, 2012, 01:35 AM
It hasn't been canceled, that was bad info...refer to post#20...they are still holding steady at .6%

Shuler13
April 18, 2012, 04:54 AM
Best way to watch: DVR + fast forward through drama + play the competitions.

twofifty
April 18, 2012, 11:49 PM
I enjoyed the first season in spite of its flaws, but the host's repetitive lines really got to me by Season 2.

Beautiful country, ideal for what they're doing, great winds and fog. Is this somewheres in the California Coast Range? Interesting to see how the burnt out "Selection" draw greened up between S1 and S2 - it now looks much less forbidding.

Peeves: The editors have some shooting parts out of sequence, esp. wrt bullet holes on paper targets. I wonder who gets to reset the targets and who picks up the broken glass - there must be a big crew working behind the scenes. It must be a huge drawn out day for the competitors, with conditions changing quite a lot between attempts.

Trigger and muzzle control seems to be consistently good, with just a few exceptions. Eyes and ears are always in use.

Overall, I think Top Shot presents firearms use in a positive light, and certainly shows how much fun and variety there is to shooting. Cool how well the civvies and self-taught types can do very well. Hopefully Top Shot gets new writers and cans the over-the-top shouted commentary.

9mmepiphany
April 18, 2012, 11:59 PM
Beautiful country, ideal for what they're doing, great winds and fog. Is this somewheres in the California Coast Range?
It is filmed in the foothills just east of Santa Clarita (Southern CA) on a private ranch.

They rent the ranch house and the grounds. The crew does a lot of picking up between relays...each show takes 3 days to shoot. The current season is shot in the late Spring (last year) and the next is shot in the late Fall

Kingofthehill
April 19, 2012, 02:59 AM
Yup, Santa clarita... But agua dulce is more accurate. I'm here in Santa clarita where I'm from visiting family and drove by to check it out but nobody there.

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