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Top Shot All-Star Gary Quesenberry

Competitive Shooting

Top Shot All-Stars — Zip or Ship

In this episode, they brought back the Wheel of Fire challenge from TS3. This was a good display of skilled shooting, in challenging conditions, and now that only five remain, it really is coming down to the wire. Read this to learn who zipped and who shipped.

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Top Shot All-Stars — Threading the Needle

This week the competition for the remaining 10 shooters was to spin a wheel with a (as Adam noticed) Colby-esque silhouette on it. Whatever orientation the silhouette was in when the wheel stopped was how that shooter had to make his shot. Each competitor was strapped onto a large wheel, spun a few times, and stopped in a position matching the silhouette.

Top Shot All-Star Jamie Franks

Competitive Shooting

Top Shot All-Stars — Long-Range

Okay, now THIS is why people watch Top Shot! It was nice to see the producers mix it up last night by introducing a long-range rifle challenge. With only 11 competitors left, this was a good event to test their marksmanship skills. Let me set this up; Marines complete their marksmanship training at the 500-yard line, with iron sights, and no bipod. That’s a hell of a long shot, and small errors easily throw the round off target. I’ve never shot at a target a mile away, but I know that even with a scope and bipod, the slightest deviation will cause a miss of several feet. Make no mistake; this was a high-level marksmanship challenge. Long-range shooting is half art and all science.

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Top Shot All-Stars — Shooting Dice

Who will stay, who will go? Top Shot Season 5 All-Stars “shooting dice” — Chris and Brian are the big hitters, like King Kong and Godzilla. Brian lost a little focus, and Chris knocked em’ down, 6 – 2. Proof that nerves can affect anyone.

Competitive Shooting

Top Shot All-Stars: Medieval Challenge

In Top Shot All-Stars episode 4, they chose a primitive weapon, the longbow. I love primitive weapon challenges on Top Shot, because they prove a shooter’s versatility, and level the playing field. Upon seeing the longbow, Chris Cerino called it “the great equalizer,” and it definitely was. For anyone not familiar with shooting bows, and particularly primitive bows, there is an art to it, and it takes a lot of practice to be really good.

Competitive Shooting

Let the Games Begin! Top Shot Returns

The first thing Top Shot viewers will want to know is, who made the cut for All-Stars? Not a single winner is included among the cast, and only two runners-up, Chris Cerino (TS1) and Brian Zins (TS2). Some of the fan favorites aren’t there either, but before anyone screams boycott, let me explain. Many TS competitors have gone on to more diverse experiences, and may actually be even better this time around. This will be a real competition, and I expect to see some amazing shooting. In my opinion, this could be the best season yet.

Competitive Shooting

The Evolution of Shooting

Why do you own a gun? Do you shoot for a living? Are you a sponsored hunter, marksman or competitive shooter? Maybe you are in law enforcement, or the military? If not, then you probably own a firearm for two simple reasons: Personal protection and the pure joy of shooting!