Top Shot

Ended Wednesday / 7:00pm History US 45 min.
Sixteen skilled marksmen compete for the title and a $100,000 prize package in this first-ever competition series from History. Each week one contestant is eliminated as they face both individual and team challenges that involve not only modern-day firearms but muzzle-loading muskets, throwing knives and slingshots. Special high-speed, high-definition cameras capture the action for a slow-motion replay.

Season 5

12 Episodes

The final four must crawl through a tunnel, dodge barbed wire, and slither through mud with an AK-47. With the title of Top Shot All-Stars at stake, various weapons from the season test the speed and precision of the last two competitors in this fast-paced showdown.
Aug 28 2013
In a blast from the past, marksmen fire the Browning M1919 from a rolling Army Half-track. Competitors call the shots in a game of horse, where one all-star fails to keep pace and is sent packing.
Aug 21 2013
In the most daunting challenge to date, marksmen are strapped to a mechanical arm and sent soaring with the SP89. While rotating in a large circle they must shoot out a series of targets or face elimination. Two competitors zoom down a zip line course, putting their recoil management and rapid transitioning skills to the test.
Aug 14 2013
With the half the competition eliminated, the remaining eight marksmen continue to vie for the top spot. In a season first, competitors blast clay birds mid flight with Benelli Shotguns. In the elimination challenge, the cross bow pits two competitors against each other. But this season there's an All Star twist and contestants have to put up or be shut down–permanently.
Jul 31 2013
Split into squads of three, the nine remaining competitors face the most extreme and exciting trick shots of seasons past. Their talents are put to the test as they open capped bottles, blow cotton swabs to bits, and knock soda cans out of the air. Transported to the battlefields of yore, two players on the verge of elimination must successfully man Hotchkiss Cannons or be sent home.
Jul 24 2013
A returning challenge receives a daring makeover, literally throwing contestants for a loop. The spin of a wheel determines their bodies' angle as they aim with the Rutgers Security Six Revolver. But two veteran marksmen do not deliver, sending them to the elimination round where they must cleanly fire a bullet through a narrow tube. Failing to shoot on the straight and narrow will unseat one and preserve his opponent for another day.
Jul 17 2013
Long-range sniper shots are a Top Shot staple, but a challenge of this magnitude has yet to be seen. Marksmen are put to the test with the Barrett M-Rad. But the wind sends their bullets astray and two flunk out, forced to face elimination. Credited with killing off the Wooly Mammoth, the prehistoric Atlatl will lead one competitor's future to extinction.
Jul 10 2013
The fate of twelve rests on a roll of the dice. The competitors break into squads for a fierce side-by-side shoot out with the 1875 Remington Pistol. But fortune doesn't favor two, who must fire against the clock with the Ruger 1022 Rifle in an old-fashioned shooting gallery challenge. One will fall short and one will continue on to battle it out for the ultimate prize.
Jun 26 2013
In a challenge best suited for a British battlefield in the Middle Ages, contestants test their skills with the Black Widow Long Bow. But as they fire arrows toward targets set up like ski-ball, the marksmen realize the challenge is more than they bargained for. Two confront the prospect of elimination and must adapt to the revolutionary Gatling Gun to stay in the game.
Jun 19 2013
Fourteen remaining marksmen face an old challenge with a new twist. Players must pick a rival to shoot against in a head to head, high-speed showdown featuring the Sig Sauer P229. However, when two buddies head to the elimination round, friendships are put to the test. Nothing short of perfection will allow them to edge out their competition and guarantee their futures.
Jun 12 2013
For the first time in Top Shot history, trick shots will determine who stays and who goes. Reminiscent of a Wild West Show, three teams of five perform the Annie Oakley shot; knock back bowling pins, and shoot pipes out of mannequins' mouths. Showy shots challenge two marksmen sent to elimination, where only one will progress while the other is sent packing.
Jun 05 2013
Many have fallen short of the title; now sixteen All-Stars compete to become the next Top Shot. In the first challenge, marksmen climb ropes to fire the SVT 40, shimmy up a pole to shoot the Larue Tactical OBR and balance on an unstable platform with the FAL ISS. Two face elimination, where the fierce M32 Grenade Launcher threatens to knock a player out of the running.
May 29 2013

Season 4

12 Episodes

From the Kentucky Flintlock Pistol to Crossbows and Grenade launchers--an epic assortment of weapons are featured. Four marksmen gear up to blast their way through the home stretch with hopes of becoming History's next Top Shot. After a series of elimination challenges, only two competitors enter the final showdown which comes down to the very last second.
May 01 2012
Armed with a belt fed Browning 1919 machine gun mounted on an authentic World War II half track, shooters blast their way through an explosive individual challenge. After coming up short, two competitors are selected to compete for the right to stay in the game. An unconventional elimination challenge tests marksmanship, strength and memorization. Only one will have what it takes to land the last spot in the final four.
Apr 24 2012
The competition features two challenges inspired by real life SWAT team scenarios. A physically demanding individual challenge leaves three shooters exposed for nomination. And, in an extreme elimination showdown, competitors race the clock as they breach doors with the Mossberg 500 Chainsaw Shotgun to take out targets with the FN FS2000 assault rifle.
Apr 17 2012
Shooters reach the individual stage of the competition and immediately face an incredible challenge with the Accuracy International AWM Sniper Rifle--taking the longest shot in Top Shot history. Top Shot veterans Kelly Bachand and George Reinas return and get in on the action.
Apr 10 2012
Top Shot season one winner Iain Harrison returns to school the competitors in British weaponry. The team challenge introduces a surprising twist, and one team bands together to conquer the task. For the losing team, it's off to the elimination round where two shooters compete in a high-stress precision challenge.
Apr 03 2012
Contestants take aim at bowling pins, bottle openers and other specialty targets in an episode full of dazzling trick shots. One team's quarreling over strategy translates to a poor performance at the team challenge. And after a controversial nomination range, two shooters must go head to head to avoid elimination.
Mar 27 2012
A mighty 3.2 inch bag gun cannon forces each team to work together; a heated grudge match pits two shooters against each other using the fast-flying prehistoric atlatl throwing dart.
Mar 20 2012
Teams employ pirate tactics in a challenge; a high energy battle that requires coordination and focus; two marksmen use one of the most durable pistols on the planet.
Mar 13 2012
As the field of marksmen narrows, one team holds an urgent meeting in an attempt to reconcile their differences. The team challenge features an ultra-modern, high-power crossbow that fires bolts at a stunning 350 feet per second. In the aftermath of a nail-biting archery duel, the elimination challenge is a fight to the finish with what many consider the "Perfect Pistol."
Mar 06 2012
Top Shot season 2 champion Chris Reed returns to instruct the shooters on several modern shotguns. One team crumbles in the team challenge, leading to a tense nomination discussion. The final challenge is a head-to-head shotgun battle that sends one contestant packing.
Feb 28 2012
Teams grapple with an explosive obstacle course and endure trench warfare conditions while firing the legendary Browning Automatic Rifle. And in a Top Shot first, two competitors duke it out in a fierce battle with a multi-shot grenade launcher.
Feb 21 2012
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.
Feb 14 2012

Season 3

12 Episodes

Finale 3x12
The Final Four marksmen set their sights on the $100,000 prize and the title of Top Shot. In a series of intense challenges, one shooter attempts an unprecedented shot with the AK-47, and contestants are eliminated one by one until there are only two left standing. The final challenge pushes two marksmen to their limits and a new champion is crowned.
Oct 25 2011
The five remaining marksmen face one of the most difficult challenges in Top Shot history. Shooters will use the powerful and compact SP89 semi automatic pistol while moving through the air upside down. With the last spot in the final four up for grabs, one competitor amazes the group with a stunning performance at the elimination challenge.
Oct 18 2011
Competition speeds up when marksmen fire one of the fastest shooting handguns on the market. The vote at the nomination range provokes a drastic reaction from one of the shooters and a shocking turn of events leaves competitors stunned.
Oct 11 2011
Stacked 3x09
The individual stage of the competition kicks off with the highly accurate McMillan TAC-50 Sniper Rifle. Taking aim at targets 500 yards downrange, one marksman has a meltdown and struggles to complete the individual challenge. In the elimination, it's all on the line for two competitors as they duke it out with a notorious WWII handgun.
Oct 04 2011
Contestants must master the Recurve Bow and nail a target by skipping an arrow off a ramp. One team goes to the brink of self-destructing when two teammates almost come to blows during a dispute of a previous elimination decision.
Sep 27 2011
A world famous pistol champion teaches teams some extremely difficult trick shots including shooting while blindfolded. The Blue Team is in disarray after a team member vows to go it alone. The elimination challenge features the classic cowboy skill of shooting from the hip.
Sep 20 2011
Contestants are shocked to see two Top Shot champions return as honorary captains for the team challenge. Marksmen compete with a just-released, ultra modern assault rifle and tensions flare when a fight erupts between two competitors.
Sep 13 2011
Competitors endure some old school playground dynamics as the teams call each other out with primitive weapons, including one of the earliest known to man. In the elimination challenge, two shooters compete head to head with the largest, most powerful weapon ever used on Top Shot.
Sep 06 2011
The legendary Gatling gun is introduced. But first the competition travels back to the Old West for a team challenge with a historic pistol. To stay in the competition two marksmen shoot it out with a firearm considered by many to be the world's first practical machine gun.
Aug 30 2011
Shotgun skills are tested with a head-to-head speed shooting challenge. Leaders emerge and tension escalates on both teams. And it's an elimination challenge unlike any before, featuring an elaborate machine, a Glock 34, and a line of non-stop cannonballs.
Aug 23 2011
Teams get down and dirty with one of the most influential firearms, the legendary AK-47. They face an extreme obstacle course with mud pits, barbed wire and exploding mortars. The Blue Team employs unusual, divisive training methods and the Red Team remains unimpressed. In the elimination challenge, two shooters face a friend or foe challenge with a military and police pistol.
Aug 16 2011
The Season Three premiere begins with a shoot off between pairs of contestants using what many consider the most powerful hand gun in history. The winners will form one team and the losers the other. The first team challenge is a race where each team must carry a pole weighing over 200 pounds between eight foot tall firing platforms. The elimination challenge is inspired by the stagecoaches of the Old West. Skilled sharp shooters armed with shotguns and rifles were recruited to ride atop the coaches and protect their cargo. Hence the term "Riding Shotgun." The two contestants competing to stay on the show have to master the extremely difficult skill of shooting while bouncing up and down in a stagecoach with the loser being sent home. Colby Donaldson hosts.
Aug 09 2011

Season 2

12 Episodes

The final four contestants compete to determine the winner of the $100,000 prize and the title of Top Shot. They face the most intense series of challenges of the competition.
Apr 26 2011
Marksmen shoot while hanging from a 125-foot crane, then shoot from the back of moving jeep. In the last episode before the finale, the final five marksmen face the two biggest challenges of the competition.
Apr 19 2011
The competition shakes up literally, as the final six marksmen are forced to shoot from unstable platforms. Season One winner, Iain Harrison, returns to lend a steady hand. Meanwhile, tensions among the final competitors come to a head.
Apr 12 2011
Marksmen face a supreme long-range test, the iconic 1000 yard shot. They will use the biggest gun ever used in Top Shot competition -- a Barrett 82A1 .50. Teams dissolve and it is every marksmen for himself.
Apr 05 2011
Competitors face an extreme shooting gallery. With only eight remaining, it's back to marksmanship basics. The marksmen face off with a firearm they're all familiar with, a .22, and the level playing field allows them to see who really excels.
Mar 29 2011
It's a Trick Shot Showdown! Contestants split a bullet on an axe, shoot with both hands and upside down as they attempt iconic shots from exhibition shooting history. Some marksmen step up to the extreme challenge while others fall short.
Mar 22 2011
Marksmen compete with legendary primitive weapons: the tomahawk and blowgun. One of the most intense challenges of the season allows us to see who has natural skills and adaptability -- and who doesn't.
Mar 15 2011
It's all about speed as marksmen face off in a head-to-head speed-shooting showdown. Using a Colt .45 and a rarely-seen Razorcat Racing Gun, contestants also get surprise visitors to help them with their training.
Mar 08 2011
Using a modern compound bow, contestants' archery skills are put to the test. Contestants must rank themselves before competing in a tubular team challenge. Meanwhile, tensions with team leadership threaten to unravel the group.
Mar 01 2011
In this military-themed episode, teams try to blow up an ammo dump. Using the legendary M1A rifle, they face a literal uphill battle. One contestant's shocking mistakes put his team in jeopardy. In the elimination challenge, marksmen face an obscured targets challenge using the Glock 17 pistol.
Feb 22 2011
For the first time on Top Shot, contestants will be able to shoot ... each other! Using prohibition era weapons, teams will have to hit their targets, all while the other team tries to shoot them with paintball guns. In the elimination challenge, two contestants face off with the iconic "Tommy Gun".
Feb 15 2011
14 men and 2 women arrive from around the country to compete for the $100,000 prize and the title of Top Shot--only to face a surprise right from Civil War history: exactly 150 years ago, soldiers had to pass a test to get into the first sharpshooting regiment. Using the same weapon, marksmen will face the same challenge and find another surprise. The two marksmen who had the best shots, two amateurs with dramatically different personalities, now have the opportunity to choose their own teams, a situation that sets the entire competition in motion. After choosing teams, they face a team challenge of extreme billiards and an elimination challenge which ultimately sees the first marksmen sent home. Colby Donaldson returns as host.
Feb 08 2011

Season 1

10 Episodes

The final four contestants compete to determine the winner of the $100,000 prize.
Aug 15 2010
The teams dissolve, as everyone competes for him or herself, and three people are ultimately sent home; In the first of two surprise challenges, everyone has to shoot a lit fuse sending the shortest fuse home.
Aug 08 2010
Contestants compete with throwing knives and slingshots; in addition to the elimination challenge, another contestant suddenly goes home.
Aug 01 2010
The contestants face off at legendary trick shots including shooting backwards with a mirror, hammering nails into a board with bullets and throwing multiple targets in the air to shoot.
Jul 25 2010
Targets fly in an extreme shooting gallery; halfway through the competition a rule change forces contestants to start evaluating their own teammates.
Jul 18 2010
Using muzzle-loading weapons, contestants compete in an old-fashioned frontier face-off; a heated conflict on one team plays out in the elimination challenge.
Jul 11 2010
The remaining 13 contestants' ability to tell a friend from a foe is tested; rising tension threatens the strength of the teams.
Jun 27 2010
Contestants compete with longbows; a team wins immunity; two competitors face off in a William Tell elimination challenge.
Jun 20 2010
The slide-action Beretta puts the contestants' pistol skills to the test; team accuracy is ranked; two compete in a zip-line elimination challenge.
Jun 13 2010
Using unfamiliar rifles/weapons of different eras, 16 sharpshooters compete in an obstacle course; two participants compete in a long-distance sniper challenge, with the loser to go home.
Jun 06 2010