Top Shot
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Top Shot
First Aired: June 6th, 2010
Status: Continuing
Genre: Reality
Air Time: Wednesday, 10:00 PM
Network: History
Summary: Sixteen skilled marksmen compete for the title and a $100,000 prize package in this first-ever competition series from History. Each week one contestant is eliminated as they face both individual and team challenges that involve not only modern-day firearms but muzzle-loading muskets, throwing knives and slingshots. Special high-speed, high-definition cameras capture the action for a slow-motion replay.
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Season 5
Best of the Best
Episode 1: Best of the Best
Air Date: May 29th, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: Many have fallen short of the title; now sixteen All-Stars compete to become the next Top Shot. In the first challenge, marksmen climb ropes to fire the SVT 40, shimmy up a pole to shoot the Larue Tactical OBR and balance on an unstable platform with the FAL ISS. Two face elimination, where the fierce M32 Grenade Launcher threatens to knock a player out of the running.
Tricks of the Trade
Episode 2: Tricks of the Trade
Air Date: June 5th, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: For the first time in Top Shot history, trick shots will determine who stays and who goes. 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. Showy shots challenge two marksmen sent to elimination, where only one will progress while the other is sent packing.
Pick Your Poison
Episode 3: Pick Your Poison
Air Date: June 12nd, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: Fourteen remaining marksmen face an old 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. However, when two buddies head to the elimination round, friendships are put to the test. Nothing short of perfection will allow them to edge out their competition and guarantee their futures.
Crank Trigger
Episode 4: Crank Trigger
Air Date: June 19th, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: In a challenge best suited for a British battlefield in the Middle Ages, contestants test their skills with the Black Widow Long Bow. But as they fire arrows toward targets set up like ski-ball, the marksmen realize the challenge is more than they bargained for. Two confront the prospect of elimination and must adapt to the revolutionary Gatling Gun to stay in the game.
Shooting Dice
Episode 5: Shooting Dice
Air Date: June 26th, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: The fate of twelve rests on a roll of the dice. The competitors break into squads for a fierce side-by-side shoot out with the 1875 Remington Pistol. But fortune doesn't favor two, who must fire against the clock with the Ruger 1022 Rifle in an old-fashioned shooting gallery challenge. One will fall short and one will continue on to battle it out for the ultimate prize.
The Mile Shot
Episode 6: The Mile Shot
Air Date: July 10th, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: Long-range sniper shots are a Top Shot staple, but a challenge of this magnitude has yet to be seen. Marksmen are put to the test with the Barrett M-Rad. But the wind sends their bullets astray and two flunk out, forced to face elimination. Credited with killing off the Wooly Mammoth, the prehistoric Atlatl will lead one competitor's future to extinction.
Thread the Needle
Episode 7: Thread the Needle
Air Date: July 17th, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: A returning challenge receives a daring makeover, literally throwing contestants for a loop. The spin of a wheel determines their bodies' angle as they aim with the Rutgers Security Six Revolver. But two veteran marksmen do not deliver, sending them to the elimination round where they must cleanly fire a bullet through a narrow tube. Failing to shoot on the straight and narrow will unseat one and preserve his opponent for another day.
Familiar Foes
Episode 8: Familiar Foes
Air Date: July 24th, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: Split into squads of three, the nine remaining competitors face the most extreme and exciting trick shots of seasons past. Their talents are put to the test as they open capped bottles, blow cotton swabs to bits, and knock soda cans out of the air. Transported to the battlefields of yore, two players on the verge of elimination must successfully man Hotchkiss Cannons or be sent home.
Big Boom
Episode 9: Big Boom
Air Date: July 31st, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: With the half the competition eliminated, the remaining eight marksmen continue to vie for the top spot. In a season first, competitors blast clay birds mid flight with Benelli Shotguns. In the elimination challenge, the cross bow pits two competitors against each other. But this season there's an All Star twist and contestants have to put up or be shut down–permanently.
Zip or Ship
Episode 10: Zip or Ship
Air Date: August 14th, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: In the most daunting challenge to date, marksmen are strapped to a mechanical arm and sent soaring with the SP89. While rotating in a large circle they must shoot out a series of targets or face elimination. Two competitors zoom down a zip line course, putting their recoil management and rapid transitioning skills to the test.
A Game of Horse
Episode 11: A Game of Horse
Air Date: August 21st, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: In a blast from the past, marksmen fire the Browning M1919 from a rolling Army Half-track. Competitors call the shots in a game of horse, where one all-star fails to keep pace and is sent packing.
Last Man Standing
Episode 12: Last Man Standing
Air Date: August 28th, 2013, 10:00 PM
Summary: The final four must crawl through a tunnel, dodge barbed wire, and slither through mud with an AK-47. 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.