Are You Ready for Tonight’s Top Shot Season 4?

The newest season of Top Shot begins tonight, and it looks like they’re back to their old tricks in terms of ridiculous challenges and competitors that make you say “wait… who?” Make the jump for the teaser for tonight’s episode…

Season Four begins with the biggest twist in Top Shot history: two competitors are sent packing immediately after a surprise shoot-off in the opening minutes of the first episode. Later, two shooters get a taste of WWII combat as they fire an M1 Carbine from a motorcycle sidecar and attempt to stay in the game. Colby Donaldson returns as host.

Oh yay. Colby is back. Time to grab the sunglasses.

Here’s the list of contestants. Anyone care to make a prediction? First out? Final four? Challenges?


  1. avatar Robert Farago says:

    I’m going with the Grass-Fed Cattle Farmer Keith Gibson. Anyone who can live off grass has got to be a tough competitor.

  2. avatar OnlyKetchup says:

    I’m just glad there are shows about firearms on tv, especially when they apparently are quite popular (4 seasons already). This show was honestly a motivator for me to research and buy my first gun.

    As far as first out, probably one of the females. That seems to be a trend.

  3. avatar Chaz says:

    Craig Buckland’s shooting experience seems particularly appropriate:
    “Competitive Shooter, 3x World Champion and 4x National Champion, IDPA 5-Gun Master.”

  4. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

    Craig Buckland seems to be the guy to beat, but considering how well Brian Zins did that doesn’t seem to matter much in this competition.

    Honestly, I really want to see Frank Melloni do well. High school janitor against the best in the world would make a great story.

    1. avatar Robert Farago says:

      He’s a high school janitor like Casey Ryback’s a cook.

      1. avatar Mr. Lion says:

        Obscure reference of the day award goes to…

  5. avatar bontai Joe says:

    I’ll go out on a limb and say Gabby Franco has the credentials to win it all (actually on an Olympic team), but I also give Keith Gibson a shot at first place and Terry Vaughn as the dark horse.

  6. avatar Tarrou says:

    Females = first out. I really didn’t predict that the first season, but it’s held pretty well. I think only one woman has survived her first chance at elimination.

    1. avatar RightYouAreKen says:

      The female cop from season 1 went pretty far. I think they key was that she got along well with the guys.

      1. avatar Gossven says:

        She also didn’t get eliminated, she took her self out of the competition because her terminally ill father was down to his last few days. So she gets extra points in my book for putting her family first.

  7. avatar adam says:

    the janitor is totally going to clean up the competition (I know this joke HAD to be made… it was crying out for it…)

    1. yep ! And it got me on the show! It was the last thing I said to the producers as I walked out the door.

      Thanks for the support guys , follow me on facebook , and if anybodys local (long island or PA) I’m giving lessons on usind WWII weapons, rifles , pistols and reloading .

      contact me on facebook or through my website

  8. avatar Totenglocke says:

    I had no desire to watch this show, but seeing this douche on the promo makes me want to tell everyone I know not to waste their time on it.

  9. avatar Henry Bowman says:

    How can you be a “former US Army veteran?”

    1. avatar huck says:

      He fought with Shirley MacLaine at Gettysburg (in a past life).

  10. avatar Matt in FL says:

    I get sorta interested from your comments here, but then I read “two shooters get a taste of WWII combat as they fire an M1 Carbine from a motorcycle sidecar and attempt to stay in the game” and I remember my comment from a month ago.

    I have no interest in wading through the unrealistic, overhyped, overdramatized bullshit to get to the guns, no matter how cool the guns are. If I could somehow see a version with all the drama edited out, leaving only the things that go bang and bullets hitting targets, that might interest me. Except then I remember that from what I’ve learned, there’s a pretty good chance that the bullet hitting the target is not actually the bullet you see Competitor X fire. If you take the unreal bullet strikes out, you’re left with a show about watching some dude shoot a gun. When’s the last time you went to the range to watch someone else?

    1. avatar ChrisM says:

      “If I could somehow see a version with all the drama edited out, leaving only the things that go bang and bullets hitting targets, that might interest me.”

      That’s what DVR’s are for. I usually watch an episode in about 20-25 minutes.

  11. avatar mike says:

    I’m gonna go with the Royal Marine winning it all.

  12. avatar Ralph says:

    A “surprise shoot-off in the opening minutes” sounds more like a pesky medical issue than a competition.

    No wonder the ladies go home disappointed.

  13. avatar Austin says:

    Every time Top Shot comes up, all the “manly-men” are first to pipe up and say how much they hate the drama. Well, my wife loves the show and incidentally, she also eats up all the drama. And then they shoot guns and she gets excited about shooting sports again. I’m sure she’s not the only viewer like this (this being Season 4 would lead me to believe that there are quite a few like her).

  14. avatar Jwhite says:

    This show is horrible. I cant watch it. You couldn’t pay me. Just because it has guns in it doesn’t make it any more worth watching than BS reality TV. Same clever editing, same pompous douche bags, same ridiculous situations. Theres only one show worse… Sons of Guns. “Ney been done befo” *Eye Roll*

  15. avatar Jim Barrett says:

    I’m hoping that they break with tradition this year and stick with guns. Bow and Arrow is kind of pushing it, but the rocks, blowguns, hatchets, and knives from prior years are just stupid. I usually skip those episodes entirely.

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:

      Hey, I actually learned how to improve my slingshot skills by watching that episode. But throwing rocks? Yeah, I gotta agree, that was really lame.

    2. avatar Nick Leghorn says:

      Bad news: one of the contestants is a knife expert.

    3. avatar CarlosT says:

      Just wait for the spitwad challenge.

    4. avatar Chaz says:

      Occasionally they invent a really interesting target, something I’d like to try. For example the balls rolling down a slot where after a ball passes a drop gate a shot has to close that gate before the next ball.

      Another one, a large round disk, where small round targets are exposed briefly and then hidden, requiring scanning the big disk and moving quickly to acquire each new target.

  16. avatar McKlint says:

    I could care less about the show and shooters.
    I DVR it and skip the commercials to see what weapons are used.

  17. avatar DonWorsham says:

    Just let me say this. I have not watched since season 1.

  18. avatar Ralph says:

    I’m waiting for the reality version of “The Running Man.” That I’d watch.

    1. avatar Gossven says:

      Book version or movie version?

  19. avatar james says:

    1st out is the young girl with a big rack. Sex sells and thats the only reason she got casted. Augie Malkovich will win this season

  20. avatar JOSH says:

    The Red team chic killed those small plates… WOW..!! I DID not expect that!!!

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