Only 10 Are Left

posted on July 19, 2013
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With only 10 contestants left, Top Shot producers couldn’t help but try and introduce a little bit of drama into the show. They weren’t successful (I’m guessing that this is a great group of shooters who don’t want to bash one another), but they did show that fan-favorite Kelly doesn’t really hang out with the other shooters in the house.

I don’t care if the people like each other or not. I just want to see some cool shooting activities, which is exactly what was shown in the episode called “Threading the Needle.” First, all of the competitors had to use a Ruger Security Six in .357 Mag. to punch a bullseye target with a single shot. While this isn’t all that difficult in itself, these shooters had to perform this feat after being strapped into a wheel that spun them upside down three times before stopping in a position previously determined by a smaller spin of the wheel. Set up in clock fashion, each shooter had the potential of firing from any position from 1 o’clock to 12 o’clock.

Still with only one shooter measuring over 2 inches from the bulls, this wasn’t too difficult for the competitors. Chris won a Bass Pro Shop rod and reel with an awesome shot that was only .1 inch from the bullseye, barely edging Kelly who measured .3 inches. Jamie really pulled his shot and the hole 3.5 inches from the bullet’s intended point sent him to the Proving Ground. Gary, Brian and Adam joined him to use a Colt Peacemaker to hit another bullseye target 40 feet away, and for the second time that day Gary made the worst shot of the group.

Jamie joined Gary in the Elimination Competition, which consisted of firing through seven Plexiglas tubes with ranging diameters that started at 4 inches and ended at 1.5 inches. Though it was a close match, Gary hit his last target before Jamie, who received the dreaded line: “You have fired your last shot.”

While Jamie didn’t earn the title of History’s Top Shot, once again he competed with class and skill, honoring himself and the United States Navy.

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