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New Nat Geo show with one of our members

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hso, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    http://channel.nationalgeographic.c...lleries/meet-the-cast/at/larry-harley-225998/

    I like what Larry told me when I stumbled across it and called him -
    "It's like Antiques Road Show meets Top Shot."

    Now that we're besieged with Anti legislation and retailers and TV running from firearms it is nice to see something new actually get on the air.

    Perhaps we can get Larry to provide some commentary on how "real" the show was.

    Anyway, Larry knows his way around knives and swords and antique weapons and a thing or two about hunting "hawgs" with a knife.
     
  2. Dr.Rob

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    Wild West Guns has a show airing on Animal Planet of all places.

    It would seem while the networks got squeamish over pro gun programming, the cable outlets they control are still putting out these shows.
     
  3. hso

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    I stumbled across that the other night. I was surprised to see a show talking about hunting game on Animal Planet.

    It did look a lot like an Alaskan version of the typical reality gun show where the customers and guns are found by the producers for the show. There has to be some pre production work where they see a customer with something interesting and then have to get them to recreate their issue/question/work after the paperwork is signed, but I dislike the obviously faked over the top stuff like we've seen elsewhere.

    Let's hope these two shows avoid those pitfalls and get a good audience from people that are deciding whether to support or oppose an AWB and it shows us in a good light.
     
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    They put out a casting call in the local paper looking for interesting characters, and describing what they were after. Nothing but a scripted joke.

    http://community.adn.com/node/160830
     
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    Jim Green is a friend of mine and has been for a long time. I'm looking forward to watching this. I think he shows up on THR from time to time.
     
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    Dang awesome looking knives.. Do High Road members get a discount? :D:D:D If ammo prices ever drop, I may want to buy one of those one of these days.
     
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    My sympathies to anyone who has their personal dignity destroyed by appearing on NatGeo. Do people even look at that channel's programming before they volunteer to be on it?
     
  8. larry harley

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    Boy u r a nice guy lol
     
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  9. larry harley

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    Jim green is a jewel!! Gun savant!!!proud to call him friend
    and u could never call him fake!!!
     
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    Put out calls

    Our show puts out casting calls too but not for people but for stufffffff
    u got neeeeaaaattt stuff u wanna auction off get in touch
     
  11. larry harley

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    i promise u that when we r haveing a shoot out its real i wanna beat those other guys bad.. Reall badd they got it out for me cause i always win
    i remind them often
    ant no dawg like an old dawg........:)
     
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    In many cases the loss of those shows was not a great one.:rolleyes:

    I think I saw a couple of those Wild West shows last season? Were those the ones about the Rock Island Arsenal auctions?

    I watch a lot of Nat Geo and Animal Planet. I'll keep an eye out.
     
  13. larry harley

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    FISHSLAYER
    we try our best!!!!
    it has to be formatted or it would b e chaos
    and


    the guys on the crew deserve most of the credit for the show
    they are professionals big time. im a t.v. virgin these guys were awesome
    and now i,m proud to call the camera guy Ethan Perez and the sound guy Duston Edo and the head p.a. Tyler Maler and josh Weizmann the director was Chris segulia nd of course my buddy who kept me in line guy fiorita. these men were as obsessive compulsive about what they did as what id been doing all these yrs. we got along famously
    from the time this thing started till it ended we became more than a team.
    we were bros. we could call each other SOB and mean it in that loving brotherly way:)


    and someone else was buying the bullets!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. hso

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    Larry,

    The criticism for many of the shows is that they're completely fake and scripted. While some here won't believe anything to the contrary tell us how scripted the show may be (I know you and the other experts have scripts to one extent or the other) and whether the producers are going out and finding "stuff" in antique shops and bringing it in for people to pretend to bring in for evaluation (notorious issue with staged making/appraising with American Guns and Sons of Guns).
     
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    I can tell you from experience that real life ain't the same as a tv show. The history and stories behind the items are real. We skip past some of the boreing stuff in the show. Because, well, it's the boring part of what we do. The cool part is the history behind the items we look at and using some of them... the amo was free!!!!

    i never knew there were so many rusty ww 1 and 2 bayonets, and every one thinks they r worth way more than they are.
    It broke my heart to see all those rusty katanas from ww2, and most folks ain't too happy when you tell them it could be worth something if they would spend $100 bucks an inch to get it re-polished.. You can't script that stuff.
    Hope youall watch and enjoy, but ....... remember......
    I screwed up yesterday!!
    Already screwed up today, and tomorrow dont look too good!!
    If you are lookn for perfect I ain't.
    What I am is pretty much what you see on tv.
    I cant act any way but what I am:)
    The same goes for the others guys.
    I ain't on tv cause I,m a pretty face lol
     
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    Jim Green is a friend of mine as well. He's a helluva nice guy, the genuine article, definitely one of the most knowledgeable gun guys I've ever met.
     
  17. larry harley

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    fox hole

    If you was in a fox hole Jim Green is the kinda fellow you would want beside you!!!!

    p.s. Jim is not on t.v. because he's a pretty face either lol:)
     
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    He's sure prettier than you!:neener:

    I know Larry and he's pretty much a "what you see is what you get" guy.

    If he's telling us that some production staffer isn't out scouring antique shops for the items seen on the show then we can believe it.

    Might be nice to see a show where things are actually brought in by folks like us!

    BTW, the rusty katana tale is one of the most heartbreaking for those of us that collect swords and knives. I've personally handled swords hundreds of years old that were used by kids and left to rust that would cost more than they were worth to restore (if they could be) and that had a value in the thousands of dollars before they were abused and neglected. I've seen the crushed or angry look on people's faces when I've told them. It makes you a little sick, but it makes them very sick.
     
  19. larry harley

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    cant say

    my "handlers" wont let me say much more than i already have. as a matter of fact ive probabley already said more than i should have

    but..........

    the greatest thing i saw in episode one did not go boom or cut, brought in by a little ol granny lady!!!!!!!!
     
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    You got that right...(but don't tell that ol leatherneck I said that...okay?). He was hunting coyotes with ARs today and having a blast!
     
  21. larry harley

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    i,m greeneyed

    i wanna play too:(
     
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    Harley,

    That's all you ever do.

    Somehow you made a life of it and got a couple of talented boys out of it too.

    I'd say that you're pretty darn good at it.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing the show at 9 tonight so I can criticize it brutally here tomorrow!
     
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    Congratulations Mr.Larry, I am excited about the show. Bristol,TN huh? I am right across the NC line from you. Well, I can tell you reguardless, I will tune in. Again congratulations...
     
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    That was fun.

    Now I know what item you were talking about being the most valuable and it didn't even go to auction.

    I was surprised that a youngster would even bring a Yugo SKS in not having researched the value on the errornet. It was nice of Jim to tell him he had a nice truck gun.

    I liked the reaction of the dad and son when the wheel lock worked.

    I hope it stays honest looking.

    BTW, how many shots with that rifle did everyone get to get a feel for how it shot or did you just lay back like an old snapping turtle and let them show you how high or low it shot?
     
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    I love it. Great show..... I always liked watching Sean when he would make appearances on Pawn Stars. I look forward to having a new show to watch on Wednesday nights.. Mr.Larry, keep up the good work.


    Also wanted to say I loved the map and hearing about it and also hearing about you father. You sir are right, that is the best generation of men and women from this nation.
     
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