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  • 2010
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.6  (1,564)

Top Shot was an American reality TV show that aired on the History Channel. The show premiered on June 6, 2010, and lasted for five seasons, concluding on May 29, 2013. The show was created by Brian Catalina Productions and produced by Original Productions. The show was hosted by actor and television personality Colby Donaldson. Other notable cast members included Jamie Franks and Brian Zins. The show featured sixteen contestants who were skilled shooters from various backgrounds, including military, law enforcement, and civilian marksmanship.

Each episode of Top Shot was designed to test the marksmanship skills of the contestants in various challenges. Some of the challenges included shooting while moving, shooting from a helicopter, shooting with various types of guns, and shooting at different targets. The contestants were eliminated one by one until the final showdown, where the two remaining contestants battled it out for the title of Top Shot.

The show was praised for its unique concept and successful execution. Top Shot was able to appeal to a wide audience due to its combination of action, competition, and education. The show not only showcased the contestants' abilities, but it also offered viewers insight into the history of different firearms and shooting techniques.

In addition, the show was able to provide a new perspective on the world of shooting. It was able to capture the attention of those who had never been exposed to shooting sports and educate them on an often-misunderstood topic. The show was able to highlight the importance of safety, discipline, and accuracy within the shooting community.

Overall, Top Shot was an entertaining and informative show that showcased the skills of some of the best shooters in the world. The show was able to educate and inspire viewers while also providing an exciting viewing experience. The show was a testament to the skill, discipline, and dedication required to become a top marksman.

Top Shot is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (62 episodes). The series first aired on June 6, 2010.

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Last Man Standing
12. Last Man Standing
August 28, 2013
In the season finale, the final four endure a rigorous challenge. With the title of Top Shot All-Stars at stake, various weapons from the season test the speed and precision of the last two competitors in this fast-paced showdown.
A Game of Horse
11. A Game of Horse
August 21, 2013
The competitors fire the Browning M1919 from a rolling Army Half-track, and later call shots in a game of horse, where one all-star fails to keep pace and is eliminated.
Zip or Ship
10. Zip or Ship
August 14, 2013
Marksmen are attached to a mechanical arm and sent soaring with the SP89. While rotating in a large circle they must hit a series of targets or face elimination.
Big Boom
9. Big Boom
July 31, 2013
With half of the competition eliminated, the remaining eight marksmen continue to shoot for the top spot. In a season first, competitors blast clay birds mid flight with Benelli Shotguns.
Familiar Foes
8. Familiar Foes
July 24, 2013
The competitors compete in a variety of trick shot challenges.
Thread the Needle
7. Thread the Needle
July 17, 2013
A past challenger returns with a makeover that throws everyone for a loop. Using a Rutgers Security Six Revolver, the wheel spin decides their body angles to be used while aiming. Two veterans are off their mark resulting in being sent to the elimination round where they are challenged with cleanly firing a bullet through a narrow tube.
The Mile Shot
6. The Mile Shot
July 10, 2013
Long-range sniper shots are standard for the competition, but a challenge of this magnitude has yet to be seen. Marksmen are put to the test with the Barrett M-Rad. But then the wind comes into play.
Shooting Dice
5. Shooting Dice
June 26, 2013
Luck determines fate as the marksmen compete in a side-by-side shoot out with the 1875 Remington Pistol.
Crank Trigger
4. Crank Trigger
June 19, 2013
The marksmen participate in an archery competition.
Pick Your Poison
3. Pick Your Poison
June 12, 2013
The fourteen remaining marksmen face a classic challenge with a new twist. Players must pick a rival to shoot against in a head to head, high-speed showdown featuring the Sig Sauer P229.
Tricks of the Trade
2. Tricks of the Trade
June 5, 2013
For the first time in Top Shot history, trick shots will determine who will remain in the competition. Reminiscent of a Wild West Show, three teams of five perform the Annie Oakley shot; knock back bowling pins, and shoot pipes out of mannequins' mouths.
Best of the Best
1. Best of the Best
May 29, 2013
In the fifth season premiere, 16 All-Stars return to the competition that features challenges using an SVT-40 rifle, a LaRue Tactical OBR battle rifle and an M32 grenade launcher.
Where to Watch Top Shot
Top Shot is available for streaming on the History website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Top Shot on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, History, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Hoopla, Apple TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 6, 2010
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (1,564)