American Guns - Discovery Channel

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  1. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    He usually rides in the left seat. Unlike planes, helicopter pilots typically fly in the right seat.
     
  2. RandomTask

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    In the episode I watched he traded a rifle worth $3500 for a sword and a bowie knife he knew nothing about. That's idiotic.
     
  3. Gary McCoy

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    The Bowie Knife turned out to be worth $5500 and the sabre $600, so he made out like a bandit...
     
  4. Tivortex

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    Bandit. Very good anology.

    You assume way too much.

    Most of the complaints have to do with guns taken in for repair or upgrade that are 1) not actually repaired, 2) take months longer than promised, 3) have a huge ugly Gunsmoke logo engraved on them without the owners permission.

    Mr Wyatt once donated a pair of black powder pistols, with custom action jobs, to a local shooters organization. Oh Gunsmoke took a lot of credit for the big donation they made. My friend won the guns and so began the 2 year saga to actually get the guns. Wyatt offered every excuse in the book. So many lies were told it staggered the imagination. Only after the threat of getting law enforcement involved did the guns magically appear.

    I won't even get into the fact that he is a convicted criminal and did time for contempt of court. Look it up, it's quite public.
    No one should admire this -----nozzle.
     
  5. Hansky

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    Because, as we all know, if it happens that way on a reality show it must be the gospel truth. You really fall for this, especially with the way you through around the word "fact" and other absolutes.
     
  6. RandomTask

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    Right. Cause he knew he was buying a reverse, left handed bowie knife. Assuming that even exists.... Please. This guy pimps out his daughter for a show. He's just a poorer version of the Kardashians....
     
  7. pmyers

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    I saw this is getting ready to start up again.
     
  8. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Cynical old guy

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    :up: +1
     
  9. pmyers

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    Pretty good first episode. That 1911 was pretty awesome!
     
  10. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    I really like Sons of Guns, but I can't seem to like this one. Main character is way too obvious with the self promotion. It's just too in my face. Plus he seems like a bit of a skeeve. In other words, I have an inherent mistrust of the guy. He seems to be doing the show for one reason only. To promote himself. ;)
     
  11. Frylock

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    I enjoy both. I completely get not liking Rich. But how can you like the guy on Sons of Guns? He seems like the biggest jerk in the world IMO.
     
  12. snowjay

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    Rich is a big self promoter, no two ways about it. He as some haters and might have a sketchy past but he's obviously successful so more power to him. I'm not really a fan of all the over the top money scenes and ridiculous transactions but I do enjoy learning and seeing some of the guns he sells, makes or that walk into his shop. I'd love a show that is less drama and more actual gunsmithing but shows like that may not sell. That custom 1911 was really nice. The punt gun was a bit ridiculous in size (I thought the retro paint was cool) but I wouldn't mind shooting one. ;)
     
  13. bareyb

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    I don't mind people being "jerks" on TV per se. I just can't shake the feeling that I'm watching a commercial. ;)
     
  14. pmyers

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    It was wierd seeing a zombie episode on Sons of Guns and then seeing a zombie episode on American Guns the very next week.
     
  15. Frylock

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    I agree that both gun shows could have less "drama" and more gunsmithing, and I would enjoy it more. But then it would also lose a lot of viewers most likely.

    I wonder how long before Discovery tries to get a build-off between the two shows. I'd love to see that!
     
  16. pmyers

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    but but but...I wanted to see if the boy actually goes to Italy for engraving!!! lol
     
  17. tvmaster2

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  18. DouglasPHill

    DouglasPHill Cynical old guy

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    Maybe another channel will pick it up.
     
  19. Donbadabon

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    Dang, that sucks. I really enjoyed this show.
     

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