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Top shot Season 5

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by t.huynh, May 30, 2013.

  1. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Started today! Any predictions?
     
  2. CrossHairs

    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    That it will be edited to highlight conflict, the only good bits will be the shooting and that TiVo fast forward will ensure I can watch it in 20 minutes or less and be able to miss the forced drama!

    This whole 'reality' format is tiresome. Lets just have a good shooting show and skip all the other nonsense.
     
  3. speeddemon94

    speeddemon94 The Rogue Well-Known Member

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    I predict that whoever is scripted to win, will win, with much drama and nonsense.

    Reality TV is more than tiresome. It is completely fake.
     
  4. BadMotel

    BadMotel Bellingham Active Member

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    I don't know if this one is totally fake. A few seasons back, Mike Hughes was on the show and since he was a local guy he had a viewing party at a local bar every week where he'd come and talk about what was going on during commercial breaks. He definitely said they edit everything to make it as conflict oriented and dramatic as possible, but I don't think anyone is "scripted" to win.
     
  5. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Geez, you bunch of old grumps. I only saw one season where there was truly some dramatic crap going on. The rest of the season everyone got along pretty well, especially last session. I find it pretty hard to script out skill based shooting, but hey, what do I know?

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  6. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Watched it last night and it was pretty good. No more teams and more emphasis on shooting rather than personal drama. Best of all, Gabby is back!
     
  7. Dapapadon

    Dapapadon Gladstone, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Spripted or drama highlighted I still like it. Glad it's back! Season 3 got me back into shooting. Got to admit I DVR it so I can fast foward too.

    Predictions would be hard for me. Some of the guys from early shows I don't remember that well. Toughest shooter I remember is William Bethards. But moving and shooting usually gets him. Kelly & Phil may go far but I don't think either will win. I hope Gabby sticks around for a while. Cute little gal. Long range rifle will put her out.

    The All-star, no teams format with no "picking" the elimination pair changes things. Should be an interesting season!

    Didn't mind seeing who went home first. If it's spripted they picked the right one IMO.

    Surprised to not see George from season 2. I still think he threw the final.

    Don
     
  8. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    I said the same thing about George last night. If anyone deserved a second chance it should definitely be him.

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  9. jrprich

    jrprich PNW Well-Known Member

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    During the shoot out with the Colt 45, I liked that they used a sheet metal target........looked so clean when each round hit. But a grenade launcher seemed a bit over the top
     
  10. Dapapadon

    Dapapadon Gladstone, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Yeah but it got rid of Littlejohn and he was an "expert" with it. And at least it was firearm related. Way better than that spear thing thrown from a sling in season 4.
     
  11. t.huynh

    t.huynh vancouver, wa Active Member

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    Littlejohn is a wimp. Gabby has more balls than him.

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  12. CrossHairs

    CrossHairs Tigard Active Member

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    Hey, I resemble that remark! Just call it as I see it :)
     
  13. MrBlack

    MrBlack Portland, OR Active Member

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    I feel like they have done a good job thus far cutting out the BS from the last seasons. In fact, I havent seen hardly and footage from the house as of yet, which is a huge relief. I know the keep emphasizing it on the show, but I do really think the skill level this season is shaping up to be much higher than seasons past. So far so good, no teams, no BS, and better shooting!
     
  14. peetar

    peetar Kitsap County Active Member

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    Hey, t.huynh
    Were you in troop E 303rd cav? Or in the Army at some point?
     
  15. bellarum

    bellarum beaverton Well-Known Member

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    I found a better show on the outdoor channel (406 out here) called "Tactical Elite Unit: SWAT" No drama. The Outdoor channel has a ton of great firearms related shows. Even the commercials are cool! (I mean cool if you like guns and outdoors:)) Do yourself a favor and check it out.
     
  16. DeanfromOregon

    DeanfromOregon Wilsonville Amateur Ascended Master Platinum Supporter

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    Jay Lim needs to be there! And Jake! I'm waiting for "Top Shot - Outcasts"
     
  17. clambo

    clambo Vancouver, Wa. Well-Known Member

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    I kinda liked Jay the golfer.......:) Not a big fan of Jake the whiny almost SEAL. Or whatever you call a guy with a Trident that no one wants to deploy or be deployed with. He got his commission with his football skills. I've seen it happen before. My former C.O. used to brag that he was at West Point for 6 years. Hmmmm. He wasn't real bright but I here he was a hell of a ball player.
     
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    dwaineshort Vancouver WA Active Member

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    I worked, and shot with last years winner Chris Cheng. He's a pretty dam good shot. This show's not as fake as some of the others.
     
  19. RBid

    RBid Wilsonville, OR Well-Known Member

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    I expected Littlejohn to go out first, when I saw the field. I think just about everyone at home believed that Greg was the weakest competitor. I was FLOORED that Blake Miguez went packing in Episode 2... until I stepped back, and realized exactly how cometetive the field is. When I try to think about who the also-rans are in this season, I'm not even sure where to look. Some people will look at guys like Jamie in that way, but the guy did great during Season 2, despite repeatedly being sent to elimination, he has been shooting 3 gun*, and he clearly rocked out in the trick shot competition.

    A lot of the guys we saw during the first 3 seasons went away from the show with increased interest in a variety of disciplines, and have increased their skill level across the board. Kelly is my favorite example. Going into Season 1, he was a small bore, precision rifle competitor. While he showed impressive ability to adapt to handguns and other weapons, he was "less strong" in those disciplines. I can't recall where, but I seem to remember hearing that he has become a very confident pistol shooter since S1 wrapped. Similarly, Peter Palma (sniper) moved to Louisiana, and has been shooting with Blake Miguez (IPSC world champion pistol shooter).

    With a few of these guys having become stronger all around performers, the field may look a LOT different as we watch the show than it initially appears.



    *interestingly, Ashley Spurlin says that he and Jamie shot on the same 3 Gun team. This is the guy who seemed to be Jamie's primary antagonist during Season 2.
     
  20. teflon97239

    teflon97239 Portland, OR Well-Known Member

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    Disgusted with the usual theatrics, I let a couple episodes stack up on my DVR before I finally watched #1 out of morbid curiosity.

    I was pleased to see the no-team structure, every man (or attractive young lady) for themselves. I also liked the business of no voting. And I don't see any "Omorosas" that I recall, those arrogant loudmouth instigators you can't help but despise for simply breathing.

    But the season is young. Having not watched #2 yet, I suppose they'll build the drama somehow, so we'll see. I'm envious about all the cool weps they get to experience. Would love to try it myself.