Traffic is spiking right now, and I get the feeling I know why: Sons of Guns is on. It happens every time the show airs. Viewers start Googling for more information about these guys and slowly cone to the same sad realization that the rest of us did after episode one. Namely, they’re a bunch of chuckleheads. But if you’re really interested in the Gilligan’s Island level parade of B and C list celebs that are rotated through this staged little tragedy then make the jump for Discovery’s press release about the new season . . .
THE ‘RED JACKET FIREARMS’ CREW RETURNS SEPTEMBER 12TH FOR ALL-NEW EPISODES OF DISCOVERY’S ACTION-PACKED HIT SERIES ‘SONS OF GUNS’
Will Hayden and his team of gunsmiths at Baton Rouge-based Red Jacket Firearms are back with all-new episodes of Discovery Channel’s hit series SONS OF GUNS, returning Wednesday, September 12th at 9PM ET/PT. Coming up, Hayden and crew amp up a gun thought to be used in the bin Laden raid and put a former Navy SEAL to the ultimate test. They also restore and repair a black powder Lyle cannon owned by rock legend Joe Perry, who then uses it to sink a pirate ship – Jed Jacket style. And the crew takes on a life-saving job by building an avalanche gun.
“The Gun That Killed Osama”
Wednesday, September 12th at 9PM E/P
What gun did the Navy SEALs use to take out Osama bin Laden? It’s a hot topic in the firearms community. Chris Kyle, a former Navy SEAL and considered to be one of the deadliest snipers in the U.S. military, asks Will Hayden to modify a civilian H&K 416 for a veteran’s charity. Will agrees to modify the charity gun IF Chris will help the Red Jacket crew amp another gun up to the specs required for the SEAL raid on Osama. Honored to have a true American hero in the shop, Will pulls out all the stops. Red Jacket replicates Osama’s compound and Chris, the top sniper in America, fast ropes from a helicopter to take it out. Meanwhile, Joe is challenged with a unique project: concealing a gun so that it can be hidden in plain sight.
“Three Cannons and a Rock Star”
Wednesday, September 19th at 9PM E/P
Owner Will Hayden missions the Red Jacket crew to restore and repair an antique, black powder Lyle cannon. The twist: it’s owned by rock legend Joe Perry from Aerosmith! As if one cannon isn’t enough, Will takes on another project and suddenly has two more cannons in the shop: a German PAK 36 and an American 37mm, much to cannon-loving Kris’s delight. With the legendary WWII anti-tank guns briefly under one roof, Kris and Flem seize the day and go head to head to test which cannon is better. When Joe Perry and his family arrive at Red Jacket to pick up their Lyle cannon, the crew shows them some Southern hospitality. They rock the bayou with gunfire, shooting an array of weaponry from machine guns to Revolutionary War black power rifles. But that’s just a warm up for Joe Perry’s solo performance: sinking a pirate ship with his Red Jacket restored Lyle cannon.
“The Red Jacket Snow Blaster”
Wednesday, September 26th at 9PM E/P
An avalanche expert challenges the crew at Red Jacket: find and reactivate a 57mm Recoilless Rifle for mountain rescue teams in the Pacific Northwest. They need a shoulder-portable, accurate and powerful weapon to safely dislodge back-country avalanches to help save lives. Will agrees, but questions the safety of firing a cannon shell from a gun made of rebuilt old parts. Will and Flem face off when Will questions his welds. Meanwhile, a client wants his de-militarized full auto Bren gun converted to .308 semi-auto. The shop is really busy, so Will has to assign the project to Charlie, who’s never touched a Bren gun. To top it off, a favorite employee has to be let go and Kris has to build a mountain of snow… in the Bayou!
SONS OF GUNS is produced for Discovery Channel by Jupiter Entertainment. Stephen Land is executive producer, with Patrick Leigh-Bell as co-executive producer. For Discovery Channel, Dolores Gavin and Anna Geddes are executive producers.
Here’s some more press stills from the coming season:
Yeah, pointing a gun at the camera guy looks REAL safe…
I feel SO sorry for that KRISS Vector…
Passing that doobie…
I really have no idea how they haven’t figured out my login info for the Discovery press site and yanked my credentials yet.