Sons of Guns

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Sons of guns is a weekly reality show in which a custom gunsmithing shop in detailed in each episode a specific project is viewed typically a high performance, highly customized firearms modification or one-of-a-kind hands-on or rifle is built for the discerning customer or the military to show takes the viewer through the design and conception process for a firearm through the build and construction process. All the way to the final product and which find the product is demonstrated by presenting the weapon to the client and allowing him or her to test fire the weapon in a unique setting, such as obstacle course or interactive targets scenarios often times It targets the client is presented with are rigged with explosives making for an exciting finale to each episode.

For the most part, the reality portion of this show is not unique to most of the other reality shows available on television in details. The working relationships and personal lines of the employees of a small company and the issues that they deal with as part of their daily existence and all the drama that coincides with being a member of humanity what is unique to this television show however, is the advanced weaponry as well as the refurbishments of historic weapons that are conducted on a weekly basis. One episode may be demonstrating how to refurbish a BAR from World War II (Browning automatic rifle) or watching the employees of the company build a machine gun that is designed to be mounted to a vehicle and fired via remote control. The intriguing part of the show is getting an inside look into the mind of a mechanical engineer, and seeing the step-by-step process of how the mind works, from conception to reality and all the things that need to be considered when constructing a completely customized piece of weaponry.

Everything from weight to trigger pull to recoil as well as seeing how all the complex pieces of machinery that go into making a high-performance rifle or pistol, and how all the pieces interact with one another and become one cohesive piece of machinery that can be manipulated (most often) by one man. The viewer does not have to be a gun enthusiast to appreciate all the aspects of mechanical engineering that are shown in this particular television show they only need to have an interest in mechanical devices.

Wednesday 9:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
5 Seasons, 66 Episodes
January 26, 2011
Cast: William Hayden

Sons of Guns Full Episode Guide

  • 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!

  • Will considers where to place Red Jacket; Kris gets hurt; Charlie develops a suppressor.

  • Will is skeptical of the way a rare, water-cooled, 50 cal Browning machine gun is shooting.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Will works on a tank from World War 2.

  • A snowmobile is decked out with machine guns; Charlie works on a rare Japanese rifle.

  • In the fifth season premiere, Joe puts a flying drone to the test. Later, Will receives devastating news.

  • An an exciting preview of season 5 and shocking revelations of what happened after the cameras stopped rolling last season.

  • A former pro football player turned contractor hires Will to have a triple barrel 12 gauge demolition shotgun made. Joe's closed-door meetings and secret phone calls have everyone wondering what he's up to, and his new policies anger Steph and Kris.

  • The season closes with Will creating a sniper rifle.

  • As the SOCOM order finally gets completed, Tom's chaotic behavior puts his job on the line. Will and Flem discuss his future at RJF. The crew is challenged when a client brings in an Oerlikon that sent him to the hospital once before.

  • The team transforms a PKM from a three man to a one-man combat unit. Will restores a Lefever rifle destroyed in a natural disaster. Kris makes a deal hoping he'll save Red Jacket but when Will gets bad news, he's ready to close RJF forever.

  • The crew build an MG-34 machine gun.

  • Flem modifies an MK-7 for a sub-machine gun champ's upcoming competition. In the meantime, Will agrees to overhaul a rusted out anti-tank cannon, to bring in some revenue. Tension flares between Joe and Kris as the missing SOCOM barrels put everyone on edge.

  • With the SOCOM order still on hold, Will feels nervous so he decides to clean house. He constructs a hybrid gun out of Red Jacket spare parts and keeps the boys busy on an R & D project.

  • Will and Joe head to Jordan on business.

Sons of Guns News

'Sons of Guns' Canceled After Alleged Rape of Minor

The Discovery Channel has shut down production of the show following horrific allegations of rape and child abuse.

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