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Top Shot Casting is Underway

With Season 3 now over and production of Season 4 gearing up, the History Channel is NOW CASTING THE NEXT SEASON of its electrifying marksmanship competition show.  Producers are looking for anyone with unrivaled shooting skills and a big personality to take on exciting physical challenges with multiple guns and mystery projectile weapons.  If you are skilled with a pistol, rifle or any other firearm, you could win $100,000 on TOP SHOT 4.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a professionally trained shooter or a self-taught average Joe or Jane.  As long as you’re in good physical shape, have mastered a firearm and can adapt to new weapons and demanding physical situations, you could be America’s next Top Shot.


This is an ongoing casting call. Currently there is no deadline for submissions or schedule for the final casting process and production of the next season. Still, they’d like to hear from you!

To apply, email TopShotCasting@gmail.com with your name, city/state, phone number, a recent photo of yourself and a brief explanation of why you should be on the show.  For more information, visit PilgrimStudios.com and click on “CASTING” or call 818-478-4570 for more information TODAY!

* Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, a resident or citizen of the United States and reasonably proficient with shooting and marksmanship

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Has “Top Shot” Turned Into a Popularity Contest?

This last episode of Top Shot gave me mixed emotions. On the one hand, watching them get to shoot the .50 caliber Barrett M107 was envious.  It is one serious weapon that shoots the large .50 caliber BMG projectile a long way down range.  To make it even better, every time they sent a round down range that hit its mark, the target, which was an incendiary target, would explode.  But in the end, George’s arrogant parting comments, left me with a bad taste in my mouth and a desire to see him gone.

Their task for this episode was to be the fastest at shooting a target that was 1000 yards away.  Brian “Gunny” Zins ended up winning that task with a time of 26 seconds, but it took him 3 shots to hit the target.  George, who has suddenly become even more cocky than he was before, did hit target in one shot, but his time was longer than that of Gunny.  Jamie got it in 4 shots but actually beat George’s time.  Joe Sarafini missed every shot and timed out without ever hitting the target.

So if this competition were based on shooting ability demonstrated at the challenge event you might think that Joe, who didn’t even hit the target, would be going to the elimination round, along with Ashley who took 1:40 to finally hit the target.  But, the good ol boys club of ex-military has been dying to get rid of the last “civilian” contestant – Jay Lim.  So Jay received the most votes for the elimination round.  But, what about Joe Sarafini?  He couldn’t even hit the target.  Nobody voted for Joe.  Instead, they voted for Jamie, who came in second in the challenge.  This has now become a ‘popularity contest’, more than a shooting competition.  Jay has always done respectably well in nearly all of the competitions, in spite of having no formal gun training and some unorthodox shooting habits.  And Jamie’s second place finish in the competition event should have counted for something.

The Last Civilian

In the end, Jay lost out to Jamie and was sent home, leaving only military alumni in the house.  But even though Jamie won the elimination round, he feels that he was seriously disrespected by the others. I, for one, don’t blame him. And George’s arrogant, condescending comments showed us his true colors; that he is a “Top Jerk”.


Note:  If you think you like to audition to be a contestant on “Top Shot”  click here.


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Top Shot Begins Today on History Channel

The History Channel’s surprise hit “Top Shot” begins it’s second season today.  Gun Enthusiasts discovered this sharp shooting series last season that pitted ordinary shooters against one and other with different weapons, in different scenarios, competing to win the title of “Top Shot”.  What made the show interesting was all of the different types of guns they got to use each week to test their ability.  From muzzle loaders, to early lever action rifles, early revolvers and state of the art semi automatics and full automatics, they shot in different scenarios at different distances, losing at least one competitor each week.  

This season looks to be even better with even more challenging competitions and some great firearms that are sure to please the Gun Enthusiast.  From what I saw, some of the guns will include a 1911, the first military sniper rifle – the Sharps Falling Breech load rifle, a Thompson sub machine gun, ARs and many more.  Sixteen competitors from different walks of life will compete until one is left.  

Top Shot is on the History Channel Tuesday nights at 10 PM Eastern, 7 PM Pacific.  I am looking forward to it.  Let me know what you think.


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