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Oh, no! New TV Gun Show Season

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by DukeNukem, Jul 12, 2011.

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  1. DukeNukem

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    ...or Oh, yeah!, depending on which side of the divide you are on.

    The new season of Sons of Guns starts tomorrow night. I enjoy the show, but I also enjoy reading the snarky comments about it here on THR.
     
  2. *NOVA*

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    Two reasons to watch:
    1. I might learn me a thing or two
    2. The daughter is kinda cute. If i had a daughter, she'd make a good one. She lets the father keep his $1,500.00 grenade launcher after he makes a big sell of door buster shotguns mounted on AR platform

    Its a cool show!
     
  3. Nushif

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    What *is* the show about?
     
  4. oneounceload

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    It's a "reality" show like Orange County Choppers, and the other 500 shows on TV
     
  5. JTHunter

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    It is about a private gunshop in Louisiana that does custom work on many different kinds of firearms. They have made rocket launchers for a shipping company that has had problems with some of those "pirates". They have restored antique firearms, cannons, a WW2 flamethrower, etc.
    For those of you who like to mod your guns, it might give you some ideas (or make you jealous!).
     
  6. Carl N. Brown

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    It is a reality show about how Red Jacket (http://redjacketfirearms.com/ a Louisiana shop that builds Title II NFA firearms) handles various special products.

    My wife forces me to watch it. ;)
     
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    In the current edition of the American Rifleman, there is an article about Sons of Guns.

    Bottom line, like them or hate them, it is entertainment.
     
  8. ZCORR Jay

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    It's cool to see some of the things they do and the innovative thinking they have. It's not a show I set aside time every week to watch but if I'm flipping through the channels and it's on I'll watch it for a while.
     
  9. Sig88

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    I wish I had cable. I'll have to catch annepisode hear and there on line if they post their episodes.
     
  10. hardluk1

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    Glad there are other shows to watch on tv. Just another time slot filler.
     
  11. M-Cameron

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    the show wouldnt be half bad......IF.....they didnt act like they invented the wheel every time they made something(because most of what they do on the show has already been done before...)

    and, if that apprentice of theirs( Kris?), stated taking his Ritalin.....dude works in a gun shop....and acts like he won the lottery, found a cure for cancer, and discovered the fountain of youth all in the same day.....every time they do a build.

    -"y'all-right guys....today were going to build a machine gun for the sheriffs dept."

    "WWHAAAT!!!??....this is totally crazy!!!..............."

    (ranting continues on for another 10 min.)

    "..........THIS IS NUTS!!!....I cant believe were building a machine gun!!!"
     
  12. youngda9

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    I wish I had that sort of excitement about my job...yet I find myself typing on THR from my office :)
     
  13. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    Actually she let him keep a $300 flare gun. If you look at it, it has a charging handle on it which makes it a Cobray 37mm flare launcher.
     
  14. Dimis

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    I like the show I really do but I get this impression from Will like they are making him act like "Jesse James"
    remember how Jesse just knew everything in the world about fabrication all the time?
    I think thats what they are trying to do with Will... only problem is he comes off as an even bigger jerk the Jesse did
    The daughter is just out there 99% of the time with daddy in her eyes
    the one apprentice seems like he is a nice enough guy but hes got "daddy in his eyes" too
    and the gunsmith they have gets treated like hes an idiot when im sure the guy has at least SOME idea of what hes doing
    the new guy that was hired at the end just comes off as a hobbyist that will get fired soon
    and the rest of the crew are more Will butt kissers and yes men
    I know a good chunk of this is editing but some is not
    this show just like American Chopper Miami/LA/NY ink and many others would be great if they actually focused more on the projects and less on the drama that supposedly makes "good TV"
     
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    Good TV, NO. Popular TV, maybe.

    Survivor and American Idol have set back television for many years. Producers trying to emulate their popularity is ruining the Discovery Channel and the History Channel.
     
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    It's about strange and often obnoxious people doing things for no apparent good reason, making guns that are probably overpriced, under-needed and over-rated. Much ado is made about deadlines and much drama is manufactured for good effect. Presumably, these people are paid a lot of money for unknown reasons as well. The whole shop is run by one individual with a pretty high opinion of himself, who employs his family and cronies regardless of their effectiveness.

    No, wait, that's the US government.

    But the show is a lot like that too.
     
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    Boy..you ain't kiddin! I'm doing the same!
     
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    Sad, but thats thats what we have become. No I dont watch it.
     
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    It's bittersweet...this could be such a good opportunity to show firearms and specifically NFA weapons in a positive light. And it's totally wasted. I could think of a lot of words to describe the problems...but mostly it's just unprofessional. They pretend everything is going to blow up, put themselves downrange...fire a bunch of lead into a pond, start a fire with tracers, etc. And if you think the daughter is hot you need your vision checked.

    Yeah, I'll probably watch it anyway...sad I know...just hoping they make some improvements this season.
     
  20. Valkman

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    I watched it once - meh. Nothing to see.
     
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    I'd much rather see a series where they go through actual firearms manufacturers. Maybe a few custom shops. But keep it more like a documentary than this "reality" garbage, sort of like "How its Made".

    When I watched this show, I kept getting the feeling they really didn't know what they were doing. At least from a studied perspective. That is why they look like they are re-inventing the wheel --because they actually are!

    Truth is, you have to find people like this to make a show out of it. If you find a real custom shop, they are boringly professional. Not good "reality" tv. Personally, I'd never pay money for anything they make, especially the marked up prices (check them out some day --they really do think highly of themselves-- when all they do is "convert" Saiga shotguns! 99% of the people who own them on here have done the same thing!).

    That said, I do watch it sometimes when the tv is on, mostly because I am tired of Casey Anthony (news) or it isn't Wednesday and the Outdoor Channel isn't playing THEIR shooting shows (which are sponsored by real outfitters and manufacturers). Not top notch poductions, but better than "reality" swill.
     
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    Dimis jesse james IS a very good fabricator, he can do it with out help. To bad all these show are so full of sh,, poop.
     
  23. Bojangles7

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    I like the show.
     
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    I watch it sometimes.

    In any case, I really think that whether you like the show or not.....we as gun owners and enthusiast should be thrilled any time a "pro-gun" program is produced as a TV show. Frankly, there aren't enough of them.

    The more people (GOOD people, hopefully) that come into the shooting sport because of TV the better for us all.......even if the particular show can be lame at times.

    just a thought.

    Russ
     
  25. DoubleTapDrew

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    I like it. Much rather watch that show than Judge Judy or American Idol. It's not perfect by any mean but it does (usually) involve guns and it's on a major network. It's not a documentary or a how-to show so I don't waste my time counting mistakes or rolling my eyes.
    Until someone produces a version of TheHighRoad in TV Show format it'll have to do.
     
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