And the Winner Is…

August 29, 2013

After a long season that was relatively free of drama, one contestant showed he had the skills, speed, endurance and drive to become History’s Top Shot. He also won $100,000 and a Tahoe Q5i Speedboat.

Surprising, Yet Predictable

August 16, 2013

Producers brought back the Wheel of Fire, which sent one competitor packing at its close, and then zipped two shooters down line to see who had the skills to continue the quest.

Paired-up With Shotguns

August 01, 2013

The shooters of Top Shot use two Benelli shotguns to bust steel and clays, and a high-tech version of a crossbow to see who continues in the quest for $100,000.

Historic Elimination

July 25, 2013

Competitors are once again grouped together to try their luck against trick shots, and the youngest shooter is sent home after firing a historical piece that actually served in combat.

Only 10 Are Left

July 19, 2013

The remaining 10 contestants continue to show why they are the All Stars of Top Shot.

High-Tech to Primitive

July 11, 2013

Top Shot competitors take the longest shot ever shown on the show.

Dirty Dozen

June 27, 2013

By Paul Rackley

With only 12 shooters left in the house, Top Shot producers brought back a popular challenge from Seasons One and Two. In what I’m calling dropping dice, the competitors split into teams captained by two of my favorite shooters—Kelly and Jamie—to compete head-to-head with the Remington New Army 1875.

A Great Way to Go Home

June 20, 2013

By Paul Rackley

This season’s Top Shot continues to be all about the shooting at the range, rather than the drama in the house, or in Colby’s words: “All star, all skill season.” That’s fine with me, and pretty much everyone I’ve spoken to about Top Shot recently agrees. Who cares about how these people get along? Just show me some really cool firearms and make the competitors take some crazy shots.

Match Up Among Friends

June 13, 2013

By Paul Rackley

The producers just couldn’t stand it anymore, I guess. This week’s Top Shot entered the house multiple times to show the competitors discussing various issues—I still only want to see shooting—and even baking brownies. It was probably to show that two people who actually got along well were going head to head to send one home. At least they didn’t try to invent drama for the sake of drama, and nobody has shown signs of being a queen.

Making the Trick Shot

June 10, 2013

By Paul Rackley

This season, Top Shot producers introduced the trick shooting a little early, and it threw an interesting twist into the show, sending home a strong shooter.