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Top Shot Is Not Run By Gun Guys

 
 
Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 08:11 am

I find it annoying that most of the time,
Top Shot fails to tell us the bore diameters
of the guns that thay use.

Thay leave us to GUESS what is being shot
at the targets; no CLUE, most of the time
to indicate the ammunition. That Smith & Wesson 686 (was it??)
had a massive frame, leaving us to infer that maybe it was .44 magnum,
but it coud have been possibly .357 magnum. Who knows??
 
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 09:25 am

Having Googled the Smith & Wesson 686,
I see that it was probably either .38 special or .357 magnum.

Top Shot chose to withhold this information.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 09:39 am

Top Shot is also disingenuous
in representing to the audience
that its winner is the Top Shot,
when in fact, he won by being a
faster runner in foot races
or in loading magazines.

That has NOTHING to do with accuracy.





David
Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 12:05 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
top shot is run by the media.

to make money off of gun nuts. i mean guys...
roger
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 01:32 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I haven't seen Top Shot, but I'll share another annoyance. Works of fiction in which the writer very clearly thinks a 28 gauge shotgun is larger that a 12 gauge. Also, there are way too many of them thinking that common, non museum type revolvers have a safety that must be released before shooting.

Sheesh! Would you write about bicycles without knowing more than that they had two wheels?
George
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 01:47 pm
I thought that show was about bartenders.
(Dontcha hate it when they don't tell ya what proof the bourbon is?)
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Questioner
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 01:52 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
*GASP* You mean there are television shows out there that aren't 100% accurate nor bother to portray events as they occur in real life????

You should write a letter!
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 08:29 pm
@Rockhead,
Rockhead wrote:
top shot is run by the media.

to make money off of gun nuts. i mean guys...
Of course, that 's true of all shows,
but in this case, thay 've left out information that is central
to what is going on.

As I remember, in the first seasons of the show,
thay DID tell us the calibers of the guns
and what ammunition was being used.

Withholding this information is ALMOST like a slap in the face to the audience.





David
Rockhead
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 09:36 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
well then, do as questioner suggested...

write them a letter.

I might advise that you forgo the phonetic crap.

they would most likely consider you a crackpot if you spell as you do when you are with us...
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Wed 21 Sep, 2011 09:48 pm
@Rockhead,
I tried to email them with an audience-complaint,
but I have not found an email address in their website; not yet, anyway.
( I suspect that thay don 't wanna hear from us. )

Additionally, as a member of the audience,
I find it offensive that I am expected to accept
that at the end of the season thay 'll reveal the TRUE
top shot, when actually, guys who have won footraces
or been faster at loading mags have been the winners.

Long before the show began,
the top shot always meant the most ACCURATE marksman,
not the fastest runner.





David
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Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2011 12:16 am
@OmSigDAVID,
What in the name of Sam Colt is "Top Shot"?
Lustig Andrei
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2011 12:22 am
@roger,
roger wrote:

I haven't seen Top Shot, but I'll share another annoyance. Works of fiction in which the writer very clearly thinks a 28 gauge shotgun is larger that a 12 gauge. Also, there are way too many of them thinking that common, non museum type revolvers have a safety that must be released before shooting.

Sheesh! Would you write about bicycles without knowing more than that they had two wheels?


Know just what you mean, Rog. One of my favorite old time writers is Raymond Chandler who, along with Dashiel Hammet, virtually invented the hard-boiled private eye story in the 1930s. His writing is so good, it's almost worthy to be considered "literature." Yet Chandler obviously knew nothing about firearms. He has a character spinning the cylinder on a pistol which he has just described as an 'automatic' and, in another story, refers to a round in the chamber of a revolver!!!
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2011 02:01 am
@Lustig Andrei,
Lustig Andrei wrote:
What in the name of Sam Colt is "Top Shot"?
That is the name of a TV program, a weekly series,
on the History Channel. 16 marksmen were selected
from applicants. Thay compete for $1OO, OOO
and the title of "Top Shot" purportedly that
thay have shot more accurately than their competitors.
Many different weapons are used in the marksmanship competitions.





David
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Thu 22 Sep, 2011 02:06 am
@roger,
roger wrote:
I haven't seen Top Shot, but I'll share another annoyance. Works of fiction in which the writer very clearly thinks a 28 gauge shotgun is larger that a 12 gauge. Also, there are way too many of them thinking that common, non museum type revolvers have a safety that must be released before shooting.

Sheesh! Would you write about bicycles without knowing more than that they had two wheels?
Right; people shoud write about what thay KNOW
about. Then maybe thay will not make fools of themselves.





David
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