Ditto--I stated that as well earlier in the thread. And its host, Joe Montegna, is not only a great actor but a big Second Amendment supporter which in Hollywood is quite rare indeed.Gun Stories is one of those shows that does not act as an advertiser for anything. Best gun show out there!
While to us it seems he is ripping folks off, there are some people who like to brag that they spendt $2K on a gun that we would not touch at over $600.
This wouldn't surprise me and I'm ok with it. Buyer likely gets to spend what he intended to spend and Discover channel chips in the rest so that an opportunity exists to showcase a custom build."I have to wonder if they REALLY pay those big numbers, OR the show just uses those big numbers to impress the viewers???
Could be that the buyers really don't what the show says, for those guns they halfazz build.
It's allready been mentioned, but we know for certain that at least some of the prices they are throwing out there are total bull. They claimed that one shooter was having them make a custom single action Colt clone and the cost was $10,000 although they said they really should charge more. The "buyer" talked about his experience on another forum and said that he never really made a deal for the gun and never had any intention of paying that kind of money for one. Not only that, but they claimed to have a handfull of more orders for similar guns. Someone from the show approached him because they liked his western preacher look and they just manufactured a story line to fit. He did not come into the store looking for the ultimate single action revolver as presented on the show. Mark
here is the link to the preacher's comments on the SASS forum:
His post is pasted for your reference:
Thanks for the kind words that have been written. The experience on the Discovery Channel was a fun one for me. Certainly an experience I have never had and may never have again. I suppose that I could report a few things that could embarrass parties involved but I won't. Just keep in mind that reality and TV should probably never be used in the same sentence.
I didn't get to keep the gun and never had an ability to pay that much (or much less for that matter) for it in the first place. Casting producers saw me at the Rocky Mountain Regional Raid last summer and were interested in my character and background. As things moved forward they asked me to come to Colorado and film for the project. Again I certainly had a good time, and got to see some behind the scenes stuff that makes shows come to be. Hopefully cowboy action shooters were portrayed in a positive way.
My family and I have enjoyed many years of shooting cowboy action and those are some of our best memories.
I trust that I will see many of you on the trail in the months ahead. Keep shooting straight, true, and fast.
May God Bless us all!
Fort Hays Preacher
He is a cowboy action shooter. There was more discussion but this was his original post on the subject. Mark