It’s the hip thing for all the super serious “Real Shooters” out there to dis on Top Shot. You can look in pretty much any Gun Forum and find the same general vibe. They hate Top Shot because of the Drama, yet they admit that the shooting stages look like a lot of fun.
The first season had one elimination trial that stood out… the Zip Line. In fact, that looked like it was so much fun, I’ve seen it recreated by some shooting Trainers… hanging students from a harness and letting them fly. I’m not sure what training purpose that accomplishes, but it’s probably a blast.
This season, so far, it’s the Tommy Gun Challenge that looked awesome. But there will probably be cooler challenges coming. I really liked the Archery episode.
This is the season that I could have been on. Part of me is sorry that I missed it. The Show wanted me on and was ready to get me going… but due to my failed campaign run, I was forced to make the choice. Drop the Campaign, or drop Top Shot. I chose to drop Top Shot as I felt I had an obligation to those who had shown me support in my political effort. It was the honorable choice.
For those Super Serious Shooters that are Too Cool and Serious for Top Shot… consider this. Those that have made it onto the Show… they all got a good bump in their careers. The Brit that won season 1 is now working for Crimson Trace and Caleb Giddings got a huge bump in his work with his Podcast and sites. Serious shooters getting serious benefits from being on Top Shot. How many Shooters out there say to themselves that they would love to work in the Industry? There’s the doorway.
Sure, the drama is there… and we would personally like to see more shooting and less emo crap. But guys – you’re missing the big picture. It’s a Shooting Show… on TV… and it’s not Anti-Gun. It’s showing Shooting as FUN. It’s showing Shooting in a Positive Light. And yet there is disdain? Here’s a thought to all you Nay-Sayers… Please, just shut up. Okay?
At least it’s not a Musical.