Last year I was faced with a tough choice. I was running for public office, and I was wanting to go on Top Shot. The producers made me choose one of the other. I could not be running for office if I was going to be on the show. I had to pick. From the support I had for my campaign, there was no way I could turn my back on that. So I chose to take a pass on the show.
Tonight I just watched the 1000 Yard episode. A .50 cal rifle to 1000 yards? Are you kidding me? Love that. However watching what happened after the challenge… I am very glad I picked to keep my run for office. At times I had regretted not going on the show – but after this episode, I know I made the right choice. I wouldn’t want anything to do with the show after that. I don’t want anything to do with it now.
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.