Tonight’s episode of Top Shot never explained why ex-Navy SEAL Jake Zweig quit the program. Host Colby Donaldson went out of his way NOT to provide any details about the incident. Looking at Zweig’s Tweets, all is revealed. Well, it is if you read the above Tweet and its predecessors . . .
Seems the History Channel cut out the bits where the SV Infinity Sight Tracker 1911-style race gun wouldn’t run.
According to Jake’s Tweets, the competitor had more than his fair share of failures (seven). Referring to his colleagues: “No malfunctions 31 targets”; “4 malfunctions 22 targets”; “3 malfunctions 23 targets.”
During Jake’s go, we see the football coach banging on the top of the gun and trying to fire it with the safety on—implying Zweig was clueless about clearing a malf. An impression underscored by a competitor’s diss.
To really understand what happened we’d have to see Jake’s entire string. That ain’t gonna happen. Nor, it must be said, would that video rival the Zapruder film for historical importance. Still . . .
“Everyone does understand that it is a TV show and not a real,” Jake Tweets. For those who don’t, now you do.