Season 3 of Top Shot premieres Tuesday night at 10pm Eastern on the History Channel. According to a release sent out by their publicist, there are 14 men and 2 women competing for the $100,000 top prize. They will also be firing some of the largest and most powerful weaponry to date:
Contestants will employ some of the biggest munitions ever featured on TOP SHOT, including the Gatling gun, the Hotchkiss mountain gun and the CornerShot. In addition, they must endure extreme physical tests to stay in the game. High-speed HD cameras capture the skillful execution of each test in extreme slow-motion.
The premiere of season three begins with a gauntlet of extreme challenges. 16 marksmen immediately pair off and duel with one of the world’s biggest handguns. Teams are then divided into winners and losers before facing off in a surprise military challenge. In the elimination challenge, two competitors get the ride of their life on a horse-drawn stagecoach as they shoot to stay in the competition.
Cam Edwards of NRA News interviewed Colby Donaldson, the host of Top Shot, about what to expect in this season.
While I don’t like everything on the History Channel, it is good to see them evolve beyond the Hitler Channel. Now if they would just do something about those UFO shows…