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New Style of Firearms Television

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by FirepowerTV, Jun 19, 2006.

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  1. FirepowerTV

    FirepowerTV Member

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    Hello people,
    We are trying to get the word out about a show that we have been working on for the past few years. It is called FirepowerTV.
    FirePower TV is a dynamic program designed for every shooting enthusiast. FirePower TV takes state of the art production capabilities, industrial music, and couples them with good old-fashioned firearms fun. Elements like the "target cam," plus constant safety and target tips on the screen are just a few things that put the show way ahead of its time.
    I wanted to see what you all think about what we are doing.

    Here is a couple of clips from the show on youtube.com

    FirepowerTV at Knob Creek Machine Gun Shoot

    Sigarms Torture Test
     
  2. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    Other than full-auto shooting, what's the concept/hook of the show?

    What differentiates your show from other shooting shows, like, say, Michael Bane's Shooting Gallery?

    *edit*

    Watching the second clip...
     
  3. Justin

    Justin Moderator Staff Member

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    Your second clip is much stronger. Tighter editing, and there's a definate storyline. Much better, overall.
     
  4. Ukraine Train

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    Is it on TV or is this an internet-only thing?
     
  5. FirepowerTV

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    currently we air in Louisville, Southern Indiana and Nashville. We are looking to continue to expand our market. We created the show for something we wanted to watch. A show which dealt with the bigger machine guns that we saw in the movies, and how they really perform in real life. We have done two shows where we tested the durability of glocks and Sigs. We have done shows that spotlight guns of vietnam and WWII. We are trying to show that not all gun shows are hunting shows. Also, to show off many of the guns that many states or this country will not allow you to use.

    We hope to have the episodes on the web for download in the future or to be purchased as DVD.

    2006 Highlight video

    2006 Shot Show blackhawk booth
     
  6. Cosmoline

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    Just FYI "The Gun Guys" were a notorious anti-gun hack site. My alarm went off when I saw that, though there appears to be no connection. Otherwise the scalping knife and hanging rope would be out right now :D
     
  7. Sgt Stevo

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    Cool stuff. I have some vid of a night shoot at camp Roberts a couple of years ago.

    240s, 50s, ats, tows, 203s, etc. I pull it out at partys.

    Good to know a sig can be thrown out of chopper,frozen. Cause that happens all the time.


    You are in Alaska, NO! siberia, and you drop your sig in the creek while running from rabid snow bunnys. Then you retrieve it. Only to find it is frozen. But you dont want be molested by Sibererian big foot, so you make your getaway in a chopper.
    As you fly away. the fuel freezes. So you throw your frozen sig out and jump to safety. siberian bigfoot is intent on having his way with you, so he gives chase!

    You melt the ice off the gun with your little blow torch and shoot him just in time. But here come the rabbid snow Bunnys! Luckliy, you have a lava incased daisy red rider.:neener:
     
  8. FirepowerTV

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    I will be honest, I not sure who these other "Gun Guys" are. Yeah, if they are anti-gun, as you can see by the video, we are not in the same boat.

    I think the main jist of the show is that it's REAL. Real guns that you would never see on any other show - Michael Baine would only dream of having some of what we have, plus we DESTROY things with those real guns people usually only see in video games, tv, or movies. This show is the monster garage of guns. We do what most guys or gals wish they could - shoot machine guns, blow up cars, set stuff on fire, and generally whatever we want, because we got hardware that would allow us to start ourown war on terrorisim if we need to!

    Now we do this all in a very safe conditon, always preaching safety!

    We are not your dad's gun show!
     
  9. kwelz

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    The really big guy on the show (Wes) and some of the people behind the scenes are buddies of mine. These are all great people. I watch the show when I get the chance. But I spend at least a couple days a week in Kiesler's where they work.

    These are good guys and I am glad to see them reaching out to the internet community. I think I may even know who wrote the original post. And if I am right he is a really great guy and a good friend.
     
  10. FirepowerTV

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    Yeah, the Sig out of the heli in ice, I think protected it better than dropping it straight on concrete. But, it was also to show that a sig can be frozen, dropped out of a heli and than still fire.

    With the glocks, we ran over it with a hummer, than parked on it. Ran over it with a tank, dragged it behind the hummer, dropped it out the helicopter, stuck it in mud, froze it.

    The sigs fared better than the glocks, most of the glocks broke on us( all could be repaired), all the sigs survived, except one, because we dug it dip in the earth with the industrial jack.
     
  11. Dr.Rob

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    I'm a little leary of the mall ninja headband camera rig but the Sig test was pretty cool. Over the top to be sure.

    I'd be more impressed to see all the guns fire after each test rather than the host just racking the slide.
     
  12. PaladinX13

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    Other than the motion graphics, my only nitpick is the heavy use of industrial music. I don't mind it in smaller doses (ever watch Spike's The Ultimate Fighter?) but playing almost constantly seems too much. I honestly wouldn't mind seeing more of the guys and hearing irreverant narration/thoughts vs. explosions w/ rage-rock.

    I really look forward to the "Pimp My Gun" feature, something you'd never see seriously on a hunting show... I wouldn't mind seeing a feature on gadget or gimmick guns.
     
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    I agree with dropping the industrial music and increase the commentary and the SOUND of the guns. Or at least tone it down to background music, very faint background music.

    While I happen to like industrial music, if I wanted music I'd watch MTV.

    Like myself, true gun enthusiasts that don't get to fire these guns highlighted on this show, I want to HEAR them fire. We're tuning in for a gun show, not a concert. "nuff said.

    I agree that responsibility and safety is the message that should be portrayed. Last thing we need is irresponsibility -- and a show like this WILL be scrutinized by the anti-gun lobby.

    Also it would be cool to see guns that FAIL to work. Failures are almost NEVER featured in movies. I"m certain they happen on film. Let's see 'em
     
  14. Zak Smith

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    Suggestion--

    Make it available as a video podcast, or otherwise available on the 'net. With commercials if you have to. It'll expand your audience. I don't have time to sit around and watych TV often (nor do I have cable/satellite).

    We could use more "gun" TV shows, especially constructive ones!

    -z
     
  15. TX1911fan

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    I prefer gun shows to be more educational than just destroying things. Tell me what you are shooting, what it is capabable of, how it fires, maybe some history behind it, then go destroy stuff! The Sig piece was great. Good explanations of what was being done, and then showing what you are doing.
     
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    I'm with TX911Fan, I like shooting shows that are more educational in nature. Jim Scoutten's shows were my favorite but OLN seems to have dumped them and the Outdoor Channel runs only American Rifleman and Shooting Galley which seem to rehash the same stuff. American Rifleman seems obsessed with US weapons and new products whereas Shooting Galley seems to focus on pistols and pistol compeitions. It would be cool if things were a little more rounded and dealt with firearms history, collecting, gunsmithing and reloading which is what more shooters would like to know more about. Frankly the majority of us will hopefully never have to clear a room or confront an armed adversary but will probably have to detail strip a gun and learn to reload.
     
  17. FirepowerTV

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    We did do a show called Pimp my gun, where we showed different add ons and crazy colors that you can get for you rifle or handgun. In the episode, the AK-47 kicked off all the gear that was loaded on it while shooting it. Very funny stuff!

    The show is setup with a explanination of each of the firearm that we will be shooting. We talk about the design, caliber, what is best used for. Than we take it out to the field and test it out.

    The current video that you see on youtube is not a full repsentation of the show. But I do have a clip that might help.
    Glock 18 full auto test

    The podcasting might be very do able in the near future.
     
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    How do I get to watch this here in Nashville?
     
  19. JJ Hiryuu

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    I'm in Clarksville, and I've been watching as much of this show online as I can.

    Really fun to watch, and way better than any other shooting show I've managed to catch on TV.

    Also, I rather like the music. Needs more White Zombie though. Maybe some Prodigy. Ministry also makes some damn fine "exploding things" music, New World Order in particular.

    Keep up the good work! Should you ever have just way too many loaded magazines, and not enough trigger fingers to unload them, I'll make the drive! :evil:
     
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    Tannerite, you need more Tannerite. That and some BBM's.:evil:
     

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    agree with zak. get on google video, and set up podcast stuff. i don't even subscribe to cable or satellite TV.
     
  22. FirepowerTV

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    I was incorrect about Nashville. The papers have been signed, they have not been sent out. So very soon for Nashville.

    The next episode we are planning is our Zombie survival Guide! That should be very funny. We will post video as soon as we get!
     
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    Gosh Wes;

    I'm still trying to figure out what you're shooting that I can only dream about, unless, of course, you're shooting with Sarah Michelle Geller.

    Michael B
     
  24. FirepowerTV

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    Here is an update on some of the videos that we have added to youtube.

    The first a segment from the 2006 new products showFirepowertv 2006 new products

    The Second is a full episode of Guns of Vietnam show. We hope to get a better bit rate for viewing.
    Guns of Vietnam on youtube

    Thanks for all that have checked it out!
     
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    Woah, got some high-elbow syndrome there :p Great show though.
     
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