Top Shot has been on the History Channel for two seasons so far. So far it’s been about taking the shot that changed history. The final was the best show yet, and here’s why.
Being in the firearm industry, I’ve grown very tired of the villainies that firearms have been portrayed in movies, tv shows, and daily in the news. When the History channel wanted to host a reality show about marksman, I was concerned about how and if would portray so many as uneducated rednecks who just wanted to blow things up. The show has shown great care in safety, and really has shown people from all walks of life in the competition. The one characteristic that has been true throughout both competitions is the testosterone, and just desire to win at all costs. George in season two is a man’s man. He is in the Air Force, extremely buff and has the skills to back up his cockiness. He makes it to the top three, and knows the red team’s captain, Chris Reed won’t make it if he makes his next shot. Being that Chris Reed, has had an amazingly hard few years and is need of cash, George throws the competition, which puts Reed into the final two, and ultimately winning it all.
To see such sportsmanship, honor, and loyalty not to a competition, but to a man that became a role model, and ultimately a friend for life it was touching. This is what makes for great TV. If the History Channel can repeat what was on this last show, throughout season 3, I believe they will start to gain more viewers that ever before. Congrats to all those that made it on last season, best of luck to those in season 3, and good luck to those trying out for season 4!