Top Shot - Season 1 Cast (2010)
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The following weapons were used in Season 1 of the television series Top Shot:
Pistols & Revolvers
The Beretta 92FS is used for the voting challenge in every episode.
Episode 2: "Zipline of Fire" had a focus on the Beretta 92FS, and it was featured in every challenge.
Beretta 92FS 9x19mm versus the 92F below. Notice how the 92F has a more reflective grip than the 92FS.
Beretta 92FS used in during the voting event in the first episode. Note both the slide markings, identifying it as a civilian 92 and not the military version, and the non-reflective grip identifying it as a 92FS.
Frank shooting the Beretta 92FS. Notice both how he's a lefty, and how he uses the old "stacked thumbs" grip. He also manages to keep both his eyes open. Seeing as he was trained as S.W.A.T. during the 70s and 80s, all of this makes sense.
Bill using the "overlapping thumbs" grip. Notice hammer almost dropped on the firing pin.
Mike using the "thumbs forward" grip. This is considered to be the most modern technique, achieving maximum recoil control. Note Colby Donaldson
in the background who does a good job of hosting the show, without filling it with stupid statements about firearms and their usage.
CGI animation from the second episode. Notice how it is identified as a 92F, but every 92 in the show is a 92FS. The host also introduces the firearm as the Beretta 92F.
Ben Stoeger holding the Beretta 92FS during practice. The non-reflective grip proves that this is a 92FS.
Chris shooting the Beretta 92FS during the first voting challenge for the blue team.
Beretta 92FS Inox
The Beretta 92FS Inox is shown with a suppressor in the opening credits.
Beretta 92FS Inox - 9x19mm
The Beretta 92FS Inox seen in the opening scene. Notice how the suppressor obstructs the sights, making it very hard if not impossible to aim.
Beretta 92FS Inox being aimed by Mike in the opening scene.
Single Action Army
Several Single Action Army's are seen in the opening scene. In Episode 6: "Wild, Wild West", Single Action Army revolvers are seen where they are called "Peacemaker"s.
Colt Single Action Army w/ 7.5" barrel known as the "Cavalry" model.
CGI animation of the "Peacemaker".
Spencer Hoglund shooting the SAA.
The SAA shown in the opening scene.
Denny firing yet another an SAA.
Spencer character holding a Single Action Army.
Single Action Army laying on a table.
Smith & Wesson Schofield
Used in Episode 7: "Trick Shot Showdown".
Smith & Wesson Schofield Model 3 with blued finish - .45 Schofield. (left side)
Unknown character firing a Schofield.
A Tressitu TZ99, a South African produced copy of the Zastava CZ99, is shown shooting in slow motion during the opening scene. This handgun is also used in Episode 4: "Friend or Foe?", for the elimination challenge. In the challenge it is described by Colby as "a TZ99: a South African made 9mm handgun."
Zastava CZ99, the gun on which the TZ99 is based - 9x19mm
CGI animation of a SIG-Sauer P226
. Notice the decocker, slide release, and takedown lever, showing it is a P226..
The TZ99 being fired in slow motion during the opening scene.
The same shot less than a second after the first.
A closeup during Jim's introduction to the pistol. Visible in this shot is the TZ99 slide markings confirming that this is the Tressitu produced copy. The frame markings refer to the importer of the pistol, the Southern Ammunition Company
based in Loris, South Carolina.
Iain shooting the TZ99 during practice.
Craig Sawyer shooting the TZ99 in slow motion. Notice the bullet in motion. This screen is from the fourth episode, while the two above are from the opening scene.
Desert Eagle Mark VII
The Desert Eagle Mark VII is shown used by Andre in the opening scene.
Desert Eagle MK VII - .357 Magnum w/ brushed chrome finish.
Desert Eagle being held by Andre during the opening scene. The fact that it lacks scope rails evidences that this is not the XIX version, but the VII. Note also the fact that it's in .41/.44 magnum.
Desert Eagle being held by Andre.
Smith & Wesson Model 10
A Smith & Wesson Model 10 is shown in Episode 7: "Trick Shot Showdown".
Smith & Wesson Model 10 Revolver - .38 Special
Smith & Wesson Model 10 laying on a barrel.
Unknown person shooting the Smith & Wesson Model 10.
An Uzi is shown in the opening credits.
J.J. aiming the Uzi during the opening scene. Notice the characteristic magazine inside the grip.
A marksman unfolding the stock of the Uzi. Notice the very characteristic folding stock.
Beretta Xtrema 2
The Beretta Xtrema 2 is used in the Elimination challenge in the latest episode, trick shot challenge, to shoot clay pigeons.
A Sharps Carbine is seen in Episode 2: "Zipline of Fire" laying while the sun passes over it.
Sharps 1874 Cavalry Carbine - .45-70 caliber
Sharps Carbine with lighting changes to simulate the rising sun.
Colt Government Model HBAR
The Colt Government Model HBAR, the civilian version of the M16A2, was used in the fourth episode, "Friend or Foe", during the team challenge. The CG animation for this weapon depicts an M16A4 however.
Colt Government Model HBAR - 5.56x45mm
CGI Animation of the AR-15.
Close-up of the AR-15 lower receiver. Notice the two position fire selector confirming that this is the civilian variant of the rifle.
Chris shooting the AR-15 during practice. Notice how the rifle is firmly placed in his shoulder, he leans forward aggressively and how his elbow is tucked into his body making for a very stable platform for rapid fire shooting. This is probably the best stance for combat shooting.
Tara shooting the AR-15 during practice. Notice how the rifle's stock is only minimally touching her shoulder and she simply stands upright. This position would do little to tame the recoil of bigger rifles, but for the 5.56 it's fine, and Tara manages to hit almost every target with relative speed.
Blake shooting the AR-15 during practice. Even though he claims his experience with the AR-15 is "seen it on TV", he has a pretty good stance and manages to hit every target very quickly.
Jim shooting the AR-15 during practice. Notice how he doesn't even shoulder his weapon and his body is very bladed. This stance is normally used for long range competition shooting. This stance is not good for this kind of up close fast shooting, as it provides very poor recoil control. Had the targets however been 150 yards further back, this would probably be the technique you would utilize.
Brad shooting the AR-15 during the team challenge. Notice how he is slightly bladed, his left pointer finger is pointed at the target and how his elbow is tucked in as much as it is needed. This is probably the best stance for up close fast shooting in a competition environment.
Jim shooting the AR-15 again, this time during the team challenge. This time he has the stock inside his shoulder, but is holding the magazine for some reason.
A M1903 Springfield is used during the first challenge in the first episode when the teams were shooting explosive reactive targets at 50 and 100 yards.
Springfield M1903 Mk 1 - .30-06
CGI animation of the Springfield. Notice the extremely large trigger and trigger guard.
Mike during his infamous 30+ round missing spree at 100 yards with the Springfield.
Mosin Nagant Rifle
A Mosin Nagant Rifle is used along with the Springfield during the first challenge in the first episode.
Full-length, Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R.
CGI animation of the Mosin Nagant. Notice the left handed bolt.
J.J. with the Mosin Nagant during the first challenge. James working as a spotter.
A Tokarev SVT-40 is used along with the Springfield, the Mosin Nagant and the M14 during the first challenge.
CGI animation of the SVT-40.
SVT-40 used by Craig Sawyer when he demonstrates the course of fire.
A M14 is used along with the Springfield, the Mosin Nagant and the SVT-40 during the first challenge. This is most likely just a civilian M1A instead of the fully automatic M14.
CGI animation of the M14.
M14 used by Bill during practice. Mosin Nagant resting in the background.
The Remington 700P is utilized by Mike and Kelly during the first elimination challenge where they had to shoot explosive reactive targets at 200, 400 and 600 yards.
Remington 700P 7.62x51mm NATO with Harris bipod.
CGI animation of the Remington 700. Notice the again oversized trigger and trigger guard.
Kelly using the Remington 700P during the practice session. Notice how Kelly uses a grip prevalent in the long range competition shooting world which he competes in, while Mike chooses to wrap his thumb around the stock.
Mike shooting the Remington 700P during practice. Notice how he chose to utilize the bipod folded on top of the sandbags.
Kelly shooting the Remington 700P during practice. Notice how Kelly utilizes the bipod instead of the sandbags. Ex-Navy SEAL Craig Sawyer spots for both Kelly and Mike during practice.
Henry 1860 Lever Action Rifle
Several Henry rifles are shown on gun racks throughout the series.
Brass-framed Henry 1860 - .44RF
Receiver area of the Henry .
Two Henry rifles and a Sharps Carbine on the bottom.
Henry rifles against the night.
The shadows of the Henry Rifles. Note the iron frame of the center rifle.
A Kentucky Rifle, also known as the American Long Rifle, was shown in the preview for the fifth episode, and used during the team challenge of the fifth episode. The actual rifle used is a full length version, however a CG animation depicts the carbine length "Plains" rifle.
Kentucky Plains Rifle - .36 caliber
Kentucky Rifle - .36 caliber
CGI animation from the show.
Kelly shooting the Kentucky Long Rifle.
Unknown person from the blue team shooting the Kentucky Long Rifle.
Blake shooting the Kentucky Long Rifle during practice.
Winchester Model 1873
A Winchester Model 1873 was used for the elimination challenge in the fifth episode.
CGI animation of the 1873.
Gary James shooting the 1873.
Gary James holding the 1873.
Heckler & Koch HK 93
H&K 93-A2 Full Stock Rifle with 25 round magazine - 5.56x45mm