Sons of Guns

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  • TV-14
  • 2011
  • 5 Seasons
  • 6.0  (1,524)

Sons of Guns was a reality television show on Discovery Channel which first aired in 2011. The show was centered around William Hayden, the owner of Red Jacket Firearms, a custom firearms company based in Louisiana, and his team of gunsmiths as they designed and built unique and customized firearms.

Each episode of Sons of Guns followed the team as they worked on a new firearms project, with a focus on the design and engineering aspects of the process. The team would often consult with clients to understand their specific needs and requirements before beginning work on the new firearm. By utilizing the latest technology and working closely with their clients throughout the process, the team was able to create one-of-a-kind firearms that met the exact specifications of their clients.

One of the unique aspects of Sons of Guns was its focus on the history and culture of firearms in America. The team would often delve into the history and significance of particular firearms or designs and discuss their use in various historical contexts. This helped to provide an educational element to the show while also giving viewers a deeper appreciation for the artistry and craftsmanship that went into each firearm.

Throughout the series, viewers also got to know the team that worked at Red Jacket Firearms. In addition to William Hayden, the show featured his daughter Stephanie, who served as the company's accountant and marketing manager, and his son Vince, who was a lead gunsmith. The show also had a few recurring cast members, such as Joe Meaux, who worked as a weapons tester, and Charlie Watson, who served as the company's resident machinist.

While Sons of Guns primarily focused on the design and engineering of firearms, there were occasional moments of drama and conflict among the team members. For example, there were some episodes where disagreements between team members led to setbacks in the design process, causing tensions to rise. However, these conflicts were always resolved by the end of the episode, with the team coming together to finish the project and deliver a quality firearm to their client.

Overall, Sons of Guns was a unique and entertaining show that showcased the incredible craftsmanship and engineering that goes into designing and building custom firearms. With an emphasis on history and culture, the show provided an educational element to viewers while still delivering plenty of drama and excitement. Fans of the show will undoubtedly miss the unique energy brought about by William Hayden and his team, but the legacy of Red Jacket Firearms and the amazing firearms they created will live on.

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Seasons
Red Jacket Rises
8. Red Jacket Rises
May 16, 2014
Red Jacket finally finds a new home. During the moving chaos, Will works on mounting the only known functioning Hispano-Suiza to a motorcycle sidecar. Joe recruits Flem to help with a forgotten weapon that fires suppressed darts!
Red Jacket Reloaded
7. Red Jacket Reloaded
May 9, 2014
Will considers where to place Red Jacket; Kris gets hurt; Charlie develops a suppressor.
Bone-dry .50 Cal
6. Bone-dry .50 Cal
May 2, 2014
Will is skeptical of the way a rare, water-cooled, 50 cal Browning machine gun is shooting.
The Throwdown
5. The Throwdown
April 25, 2014
The crew mount a long-range rifle on a vehicle that can drive deep into the swaps. Will wants to debut a prototype of RJF .308, but Joe has different ideas, which leads to a little competition.
Master Blaster
4. Master Blaster
April 18, 2014
Joe keeps trying to sell Will on making his building Red Jacket's new home. Will gets commissioned to attach a Mac 11 machine pistol to a Saiga-12 shotgun. Kris snaps and Joe is at the center of his rage. Will finds out about the AK-47 deal with Vince.
Scorpion Strikes
3. Scorpion Strikes
April 11, 2014
Will works on a tank from World War 2.
Mobile MAG-58
2. Mobile MAG-58
March 28, 2014
A snowmobile is decked out with machine guns; Charlie works on a rare Japanese rifle.
Will Power
1. Will Power
March 21, 2014
In the fifth season premiere, Joe puts a flying drone to the test. Later, Will receives devastating news.
Loaded Up
0. Loaded Up
March 21, 2014
An an exciting preview of season 5 and shocking revelations of what happened after the cameras stopped rolling last season.
Description
  • Premiere Date
    January 26, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    6.0  (1,524)