Discovery Channel's new series "American Guns"

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Series starts October 10th at 10pm

Saw the commercial tonight while watching American Chopper. Looks pretty interesting. Hopefully it doesn't disappoint like "Sons of Guns" turned out to.

via press release from Discovery said:

- New Series "American Guns" to Feature Colorado Family'sBusiness Dealing with Historic, One-of-a-Kind and Downright Cool Guns -

(Silver Spring, Md.) - The Wyatts are your typicalsuburbanfamily... who just happened to own one of the premiere firearms facilities in the world. Rich Wyatt and his wife Renee own Gunsmoke, located outside Denver, Colorado, where they buy, sell and trade guns - from hand canons to hunting rifles. And if you don't see what you want, they'll build one for you - from nothing more than a block of metal. Gunsmoke has the largest and most experienced group of gunsmiths in the state. When the Wyatts aren't building or selling guns,they're shooting them. No gun leaves their shop without being test fired by the family first. They - and the one-of-a-kind and historic guns they make and sell - are featured in the all-new series AMERICAN GUNS, premiering Monday, October 10th at 10PM ET/PT.

The Wyatt family takes their guns very seriously. For18 years they have owned Gunsmoke, turning the small businessintoa firearms enterprise. Rich is a master firearms trainer and former police officer with more than 22 years experience in law enforcement. He is oneof only six people in the world certified by Colonel Jeff Cooper,a master firearms instructor and one of the 20th century's foremost experts on the use and history of small arms. And Rich is an extremely talented gunsmith. Give him a block of steel and he'll create art.

Renee is the matriarch of the Wyatt clan. She runs the household and the business. And she doesn't go anywhere withouther pistol inher boot. Kurt, 21, is the son of Rich and Renee. He qualified as a pistol expert at the age of 13 and is a gifted engraver,doing all of the engraving jobs that come through Gunsmoke. He hopes to oneday own the shop his father has built up. Daughter Paige is a 16-year-old high school senior and works in the shop summers and nights/weekends. But don't let her looks fool you. She knows more aboutguns thanmostmen who walk into the shop. And before you knowit,you'llbebuyingone from her.

Guns to be featured in the premiere season of AMERICAN GUNS include:

Knuckle Duster - This gun, built in the late 1800's, was both brass knuckles AND a firearm. It was used for 'close combat' becauseitwas small and easily concealable. It's no surprise it was theweaponof choice for many card cheats, thugs and prostitutes at the turn of the century. When a customer brings one in that can't be repaired, Rich does what he does best - builds him an exact replica from scratch.

'Colt' Single Action Army - This is THE quintessentialgunoftheAmerican west, carried by outlaws like Jesse James and lawmen like Wyatt Earp. Rich builds a one-of-a-kind Single Action Army from scratch for, proving the widespread appeal of the weapon, a Baptist preacher who wants a specialized and extremely fast six-shooter to help him win Cowboy Action Shooting competitions.

Hand Cannon - Before there were handguns,there werecannons. The Hand Cannon is the first cannon that could be held in a soldier's hands and fired. Some argue that this is THE first firearm, the predecessor to everything we today know of as "guns." Rich and his team build one from scratch for Rich's friend Gary, an explosives fanatic who owns every type firearm built to blow things up...except this one.

Adaptive Hunting Rifle - A young Colorado man lost most of the use of his right arm when his Humvee struck an IED while on patrol in Iraq. As a right-handed shooter, his injuries have made it difficult for him to hunt with his father, the thing that will make him feel normal again. Rich boldly steps up to the challenge to build this American hero a rifle that adapts perfectly to his physical limitations and helps him feel whole again.

AMERICAN GUNS is produced for Discovery Channel by Gurney Productions, where Scott Gurney and Deirdre Gurney are executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Anna Geddes is executive producer.

From what I've read and seen the guy knows his shit. So thats a plus. Haha I'm cautiously optimistic.


And now what I'm sure you want to see.

But now what you don't want to hear, she's 16 y0! But as these are Discovery's release photos, it doesnt look like they mind even with the age issue.
Did the father get a deal on mother/daughter tit jobs?
I wouldn't count on it not sucking, TV has gone straight to shit since "Reality TV" became the norm. It's pretty hard to fuck up a show about guns, but I am sure they will.
Its a reality show about guns. So chances are it will have some jarring sequences of blinding stupidity. I watch Sons of Guns each week and will probably watch this show unless its just air head bimbo shit the whole time.
With him actually machining a real working revolver from a block of aluminum I have higher hopes than for the dissapointment that is the southern retards from red jacket. There they build nothing I couldn't with the right resources.
With him actually machining a real working revolver from a block of aluminum I have higher hopes than for the dissapointment that is the southern retards from red jacket. There they build nothing I couldn't with the right resources.
You're that skilled of a machinist? Impressive. I personally like the show a lot.
You're that skilled of a machinist? Impressive. I personally like the show a lot.

I'm not a pro or anything, but did some light armory work in the Army, and I haven't seen anything super exciting come out of their shop :shrug2: Some cool shit, but nothing mind blowing.
That skilled? Where have they shown impressive skill really? I too enjoy watching it, but because I just like guns. The fact that anyone with a little work on a lathe schematics of a particular firearm, and micrometers (like I said, the right resources) could do what they've done remains. Their suppressor work with both the shotgun and integral AK are about all I'm impressed with. Just about everything else is nothing extraordinarily different from what ANY shop could do.
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IDK, I really enjoyed the AK sniper, the Katana, and the remote control M16. I don't think it's their machine skills that got them the show, its them living up to their motto (If you can dream it, we can build it) and putting out some very off the wall stuff.
The Glenn dude knows his shit. I mean building three mg 42 in a few days is damned impressive. Ive never known anyone with any of their AKs so i cant attest to the quality of their stuff but good gun smithing is an art rather than a job.
I was impressed with the AK sniper til I found out it was a saga chambered in .308. Pretty much a long range round. All they really did is add a heavy barrel, tweak trigger pull, and add an AR style stock. If they made one perform like that in 7.62x39 then id be impressed.

Flem definetly knows his shit. And they brought him in late probably for that reason. The tatted up guy knows his assault rifles as well. It's Will and that retard Chris that bring the show down. Will is seeming to get a real big head and acting like a dick. But that may be the editors fault. They could be "spicing up the story" by creating a Paul Sr-esque villain. TV is the best and worst thing for these shops.

Edit: oh and the one that made the rockets and stuff for the anti tank gun is awesome with this stuff too.
Show starts in 15 minutes on the east half. Who's watching? I almost forgot.
I think it has good potential. Revolves around the rest of the shop a lot more than Sons of Guns, but they are still doing builds. I kind of think its like a mix of Sons of Guns for obvious reasons and some not so obvious ones as well (pay attention to the wife,) Pawn Stars ( :eek: due to some buying/selling "history lessons" they show) and I'd almost throw American Chopper in there for the family aspect, but not quite.

And of course, who doesnt love jailbait? :eek:ph34r::D
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she'll be doing porn in less than 6 months.

and i'll download it.....
Shes 16 so I give her -2 years. haha Right there with you. lol Wonder if her moms in anything yet... Supposedly Rich, the owner, isnt their real dad.