Firearm Programs on TV

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by SHOOTER13, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    How many of you watch firearm programming on TV...?!

    I just realized as I was reviewing my Comcast ( local cable provider ) DVR recording list that I compiled over the past few days to watch at a later time and realized how many I actually tune into on a regular basis...

    Here's the list:

    American Rifleman
    Guns & Ammo TV
    Personal Defense TV
    TAC TV
    Guns & Gear
    Gun Talk TV
    Shooting USA
    The Best Defense: Survival
    Three Gun Nation
    Field & Stream: The Gun Nuts
    Midway's Rapid Fire
    Gallery of Guns
    Ruger: Inside & Out
    Impossible Shots
    Ted Nugent: Spirit of the Wild
    World Of Beretta

    then there is...

    Top Shot
    Top Guns
    Family Guns
    Sons of Guns
    American Gun

    and the list goes on...

    I mean... some are obviously self serving ( Ruger / Beretta...Family, Sons of, and American Guns ), but others really do inform and entertain.

    Do you guys watch any of these shows !?

    If so, which ones do you prefer...?!

    Which ones do you hate...?!

    And why...?!
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2012
  2. opaww

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    I don't watch TV
     

  3. Pancho_Villa

    Pancho_Villa Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I watch the second group you have listed most of the time.. Only get a few of the others.
     
  4. stanger1944

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    shooting usa, tac tv, guns & ammo tv, personal defense tv, impossible shots and sons of guns.
     
  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    Seems that most people are turned off by the whole "reality" thing...as am I.

    But this thread did stir up some comments on the lack of good firearm programming on

    mainstream TV. I myself DVR the above episodes...then skim through them to the heart

    of the matter...or see how the first few minutes start out and delete if not interested.

    I really wish there was something with substance...and a few of those shows above do

    actually have some credibility ( Guns & Gear with Gresham for example...or Shooting USA with

    Scouten ) do keep me abreast of the goings on in the firearm industry and competitive circuit, so I

    do watch them with interest.
     
  6. Shooter

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    I see all TV as reality TV (it's all based in reality) and instead like to think of it as "cheep TV" as it requires alcohol more than it does writers.
     
  7. SHOOTER13

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    And there ya go...:D
     
  8. zekest

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    Here's my list:

    American Rifleman ~Interesting, but the intro is way too long, so I zap through it.
    Guns & Ammo TV ~I liked last seasons cast better, beating up that XD(M)
    Shooting USA ~Good show but too sloooow...come on guys, speed it up.
    The Best Defense: Survival ~I really like Michael Bane!
    Three Gun Nation ~I don't shoot IDPA or IPSC, but sometimes interesting.
    Gallery of Guns ~Boring if not what I want...She is hot and she can shoot!
    Ruger: Inside & Out ~Interesting but gets old, so investment cast is good...

    then there is...

    Family Guns ~I want to like it but found out on Facebook it is all phony. Too bad.
     
  9. Owl

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    I liked Top Shot, showed skill in a competition setting. Not like that explosion-filled Sons of Guns where you need good weather-proof boots to wade through the "drama"... and yes, I DID watch that new Ted Nugent show a few weeks ago. Uncle Ted is alright in my book, but I think he should stick to the studio and stage, jmho. The other shows mentioned, I haven't tuned into.
     
  10. Shooter

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    Any new ones to add to the list?
     
  11. SHOOTER13

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    Shooting Gallery with Michael Bane...