I like watching the shooters on the History Channel's Top Shot. I think the challenges are interesting and they would be a hell of a lot of fun to replicate and shoot with friends. This week's competition would be especially fun. Line up 100 plates, pre-load your favorite handgun's/magazines/speed loaders and tear into it for a couple minutes. The loser buys lunch.
The elimination challenge was not a mystery. The trainers told both shooters to get used to shooting in a circular pattern. Before the commercial break, I could have told them they would be shooting moving targets with that incredible race gun. The actual shooting of the elimination was choppy. Thank you editing department. We could only see who had the lead when the camera pulled away before yet another boring commercial.
The worst component of this show is the way it is edited to focus on the ridiculous drama. Even my wife was disappointed by it. From her perspective it seems stupid that the team challenge where everyone shoots takes up less than half of the airtime of the entire program while the elimination challenges, involving only two shooters, take the other thirty-minutes. Add to that, the "bachelor" style dramatic emotional BS and the whole episode just leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
Hey History Channel, if you're reading this or taking comments, how about less drama and more shooting? The show is called "Top Shot," after all, not Top Trash-Talking Drama Queen. As a regular viewer and an enthusiast I'm quickly losing my desire to wade through en entire episode. My only other complaint is that Colby's teeth are FAR too white to be taken seriously. Real men don't have teeth that can light up the night sky. Real men drink coffee, some smoke, some dip, most all of us eat. I have never met any man with teeth that freakin' bright. It's an obnoxiously obvious thing to see on camera. Make the boy drink some coffee. Now less talkie-talkie and let's have a little more BOOM!