The History Channel’s Top Shot Season 3 Premieres Tomorrow

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…

Meet Both Top Shot Winners In Pittsburgh

Iain Harrison of Crimson Trace just sent out this release this evening.

Crimson Trace announced today that the winners of both Season One and Two of the History Channel’s hit shooting show, Top Shot, will be appearing in their booth at the NRA Meetings in Pittsburgh, PA, on Saturday April 30th. The celebrities will be on hand to sign autographs and give away merchandise to promote the new Crimson Trace Lightguard™ weapon mounted light between 10:30 – 11:15 and again from 1:30 to 2:15.

Show visitors are invited to stop by the Crimson Trace booth to meet both winners – Iain Harrison from Season One – and (TBD) from Season Two – shoot the breeze and get a little inside information on the competition.

The final episode for Top Shot: Reloaded (Season Two) will air on Tuesday, April 26th at 10/9c on the History Channel.

UPDATE: And the winner of Top Shot: Reloaded is Chris Reed of Franklin, TN.