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American Guns (New show on Discovery Channel)
discovery.com ^ | October, 2011 | Discovery Channel

Posted on 10/17/2011 6:39:39 PM PDT by dynachrome

The Wyatts are your typical suburban family except they just happen to own one of the premiere firearms facilities in the world. Rich Wyatt and his wife Renee own Gunsmoke, where they buy, sell and trade guns. They -- and the one-of-a-kind and historic guns they make and sell -- are featured in the all-new series AMERICAN GUNS.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Hobbies; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: discoverychannel; gunshop; gunsmoke; realitytv
I am biased. I hang out there once in awhile. They have always treated me right. (I hid out in the backroom while the filming was going on one time LOL) Lot's of cool old milsurps and quality guns

New episode in 1/2 hour.

1 posted on 10/17/2011 6:39:48 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

Saw the first episode. Don’t plan on watching any more.


2 posted on 10/17/2011 6:41:06 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

I know. reality tv. The people that work there are good people if you are ever in the area. It’s different when off cmera.


3 posted on 10/17/2011 6:44:02 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

I have always found the place a bit snobby.


4 posted on 10/17/2011 6:50:39 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: dynachrome

Red Jacket Firearms - Sons of Gunswww.redjacketfirearms.com/Cached - Similar
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5 posted on 10/17/2011 6:53:38 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: MileHi

I don’t see ‘em as snobbish, but I just kind of blundered in there one day and found an error in one of their tags on a rifle they had for sale. A dangerous error if the difference between a Khyber Pass - enfields mostly - and a Chinese knockoff mauser can be called an error as both are dangerous to shoot. (rifle listed as Afghani,but had Chinese markings. not a real mauser,so who knows what the metal was like). Other than that they will dicker on milsurps and I am happy with the ones I have bought. Slow day and the workers will BS with ya.


6 posted on 10/17/2011 6:59:00 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: WellyP

Red Jacket is ok, but I don’t like the fantasy weapons they do. gimme some original beater Mosins!


7 posted on 10/17/2011 7:00:41 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

The little Blonde looks quite hot but what’s the difference between this show and the other son of a gun show?


8 posted on 10/17/2011 7:05:08 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: qam1

Not much diff, but I have actually been in there several times, and the difference between how they act in real life and on camera amuses me. (and I told one of the guys that)

now whether they will act differently if the show is a hit, who knows.


9 posted on 10/17/2011 7:10:53 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: WellyP

LOL If one show is successful, there will be a copycat!


10 posted on 10/17/2011 7:13:12 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: qam1

“little Blonde”

Her yappy dog is friendly, but gets stepped on once in awhile.


11 posted on 10/17/2011 7:14:52 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

They did good work on a few minor items I needed done. They seem bothered if you aren’t there to spend big money.


12 posted on 10/17/2011 7:23:06 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: dynachrome
Her yappy dog is friendly, but gets stepped on once in awhile.

Oh boy, she looked nice far away but she just had her 1st close up and she looks about 14. So I guess if the show makes it 4 years, I'll come back when she is legal

13 posted on 10/17/2011 7:30:03 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: MileHi

I would say I have spent approx. $1000? in the last year over 7 rifles (one $50 1919 NRA .22 is the cheapest I bought. It is a $300 gun, if I put $300 into it haha)

I am cheap and look for bargains! All milsurps. All have been shot at the range.


14 posted on 10/17/2011 7:32:29 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: qam1

She is of age to sell guns any way. (18?)


15 posted on 10/17/2011 7:34:26 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

Now if I could get Discovery interested in the day to day operations of a saltwater store with a maintenance department (think tanked with out the ego’s, million dollar tanks and poor fish keeping)

I’d have it made! My wife calls me a smart a$$ all the time. Might be good for tv. ya never know.

I do like the idea of them making guns out of blocks of iron though.

I learned long ago that they remove all “reality” from reality shows. Ever been to a storage locker auction???


16 posted on 10/17/2011 7:36:32 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: cableguymn

“Ever been to a storage locker auction???”

Nope, but I imagine they are overrun by fans of the two shows now. (I do have my eye on one facility that is between a national guard base and a minimum security prison, figuring there might be something off the wall there)


17 posted on 10/17/2011 7:42:22 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: cableguymn

Do you have a hot blonde sales woman like they do on Tanked? If you give her more than the 30 seconds per show they do on Tanked I’ll vote for your show!

Seriously, on Tanked all those fish must die within a week or two after the show ends. You can’t add all the fish at once to a new tank, you have to add them slowly over weeks to a new tank so the bacteria that breaks down their waste can establish themselves. You add fish to a new tank as fast as they do on Tanked the tank will foul quickly and the fish will die.


18 posted on 10/17/2011 7:49:25 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: dynachrome

Yup, I have gone on and off over the past 10 years. Use to be me and 3 other guys..

Now it’s me and 400 other people with screaming kids in tow gabbing on their cell phones trying to find the value of things they see in the locker.

I still buy a few, but for every newbie that buys a unit for 1000+ bucks and gets burned there are 4 more to replace them with their life savings.

Weather does not even keep them away any more.


19 posted on 10/17/2011 7:50:19 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: dynachrome

I prefer Sons of Guns. But I admire anyone who can make something out of a hunk of metal.


20 posted on 10/17/2011 7:52:31 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: rabidralph

Well, am watching it now.. and to be honest the owner may have gotten more business by doing the show.. but I would avoid his shop from the attitude and rather.. cavalier gun handling from time to time

His elitist “custom is always better/faster etc” is a bit over the top. Custom often just means more expensive not a lot better

Using a Bible (even if fake) as gun storage is a bit..umm wrong.


21 posted on 10/17/2011 7:57:36 PM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: qam1

Nope, mine is a brunette ;)

Shes not here much. Unlike the one on tanked. I expect my sale person to meet with my customers. Not call them.

And yes, they kill TONS of fish. The rumblings about them on the wholesale side are amazing. I am surprised ERI has not dropped them like others have.

The phone booth tank.. Shessh, a cleaning nightmare. 2’ wide, 2’ deep and over 6’ tall! It was on e-bay not long ago. It crashed, and crashed hard killing everything.

Skateboards on a tank? don’t get me started. I have had fish jump out of a tank because someone dropped a bucket of salt (50 lbs) on the floor.

Tanked is the new finding nemo. They bring people in to my shop with unrealistic ideas who won’t take no for an answer.


22 posted on 10/17/2011 7:58:22 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: cableguymn

so how do you get rid of bristle worms, bout ready to go get a gun and shoot the nasty things


23 posted on 10/17/2011 8:05:42 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rabidralph

It may be tv magic, but the guy’s son looks like a darn good engraver.


24 posted on 10/17/2011 8:09:18 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: driftdiver

Honestly, I leave the little ones. They are great cleaners. just don’t touch them (use vinegar if you do, melts the stinger)

You can pull the rock out and let it sit in the air for a bit. After 10-15 minutes they will start falling off the rock.

I’ve pulled some 24” long ones out of a guys tank using a 3ft long 2” wide PVC with the top of a 2 liter bottle at the end. Cut the top off, stick the cap end in the pipe and tape it on. Put some bait (food) in the tube.


25 posted on 10/17/2011 8:11:30 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Bidimus1

About $7000 will get you a Linbaugh on a Ruger frame, and it won’t be their first one.


26 posted on 10/17/2011 8:12:54 PM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: Bidimus1

“Using a Bible (even if fake) as gun storage”

Ah, heck,what was the movie that used that one? with Clint Eastwood?


27 posted on 10/17/2011 8:15:02 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: cableguymn

perhaps the cute blonde from that show will come over and help me with it.

then I could go buy a gun from another cut blonde?

I don’t really get these gun shows. The Top Shot one is ok though.


28 posted on 10/17/2011 8:15:39 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: rabidralph

“admire anyone who can make something out of a hunk of metal”

Yup, some darn good skill there. I can’t do it.


29 posted on 10/17/2011 8:24:07 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: dynachrome

“2 Mules for Sister Sarah” or something like that?


30 posted on 10/18/2011 10:04:14 AM PDT by WOBBLY BOB (See ya later, debt inflator ! Gone in 4 (2012))
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