Top Shot Season 4: What Kind of Crazy Competitions Will the Show Feature?

The Doctor Chris Mueller@@BR_DoctorFeatured ColumnistJanuary 13, 2012

Photo: history.com
Photo: history.com

Top Shot is a competitive shooting reality show which premieres its fourth season February 14, on Valentine's Day.

How symbolic that a day associated with arrows from cupid and a legendary shootout would be the day a show about archers and marksmen would debut.

Last season had its fair share of drama to go along with the shooting. The most controversial contestant was Jake Zweig, who I had the pleasure of interviewing for this site.

This year we have been told that the stakes will be even higher as the competitions will get more wild and the level of competition will be raised even higher.

Last season's winner Dustin Ellermann won the show after surprising everyone the entire season with his incredible accuracy and ability to stay cool under pressure.

This season's contestants are sure to be in for a treat as these competitions are like carnival rides for gun nuts sometimes.

Last year saw Mike Hughes win an elimination challenge which saw him strapped to a chair which was pulled backwards at 15 mph while he had to shoot at targets on either side of the track. Talk about daunting.

Another of the more entertaining competitions from last season saw each man strapped to a platform which spun like a large clock while they had to aim at circles of targets.

This season has been amped up considerably. The challenges will be more difficult and more diverse as they are sure to explore a few weapons never before used on the show.

Rumors of a 1,500-yard shot have been circulating since the end of last season while the rest of the competitions have been kept rather hush-hush.

Tune in February 14th to the History Channel's Top Shot, and check back weekly for my recaps of the show.

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