I was recently contacted by the folks over at the History Channel about a new show they are putting on called “Top Shot”. From historychannel.com:
Sixteen of the nation’s most skilled marksmen have been carefully selected to compete for the title. Some have professional shooting experience, some are amateurs–and all will showcase breathtaking timing, speed and accuracy in their quest to win the $100,000 prize package and the title of “Top Shot.” The winner will ultimately have to be skilled in everything from muzzle-loading muskets and modern pistols to slingshots and throwing knives.
Each week, contenders will face both team and individual elimination challenges until one winner remains. Every challenge will focus on the weapons, technologies and techniques of different historical eras as hi-speed HD cameras capture the skillful execution of each test in extreme slow-motion.
Contestants vying for “Top Shot” include professional shooters–like the first woman in the history of the Chicago Police Department to become “Top Gun” of her graduating class–and world-record holders, but there are also amateurs like a Wild West entertainer, a historical firearms collector and a radio gun show host. From a 22-year-old rifle prodigy to a 47-year-old retired city cop, they’ll need skill, toughness and nerves of steel to claim the Top Shot title.