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Discovery (channel) Renews 'Sons of Guns' for Fourth Season
Hollywood Reporter ^ | 3/29/13 | Kimberly Nordyke

Posted on 03/30/2013 7:19:50 AM PDT by envisio

Discovery Channel has given a fourth season to its reality show Sons of Guns.

The show -- which centers on Red Jacket Firearms, a custom gun-making company in Louisiana -- is set to return at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Friday, April 19.

Will Hayden, his daughter Stephanie, Joe, Kris, Charlie, Flem and the rest of Red Jacket staff are returning for season four, which will see the crew handling major firepower, including a rare handheld WWII PIAT, a Russian cannon and a M36 tank.

Meanwhile, Vince, a former employee, resurfaces, and his reappearance as a possible competitor could spell trouble for Red Jacket. The Hollywood Reporter has an exclusive look at the premiere.

Sons of Guns and other shows including History's Top Shot and National Geographic's Doomsday Preppers came under scrutiny in the wake of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., in December.

A similarly themed series on Discovery, American Guns, was canceled months earlier, mostly because of its ratings performance.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; redjacketfirearms; secondamendment; sonsofguns; willhayden
Good show. Whether real or not, scripted or not, people could argue all day long. I don't really care. Its the subject matter that interests me. Being a VERY ameture gunsmith and armourer, I love to see/smell/touch/be in the presence of anyone with a gun and associated tool in their hand. This is pr0n to me....
1 posted on 03/30/2013 7:19:50 AM PDT by envisio
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To: envisio
Red Jacket always has a nice display at our localgun shows here in Louisiana.

I think Magpul should set up shop right next door to them.

2 posted on 03/30/2013 7:21:49 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: envisio
--disgusted that Top Shot apparently isn't back again--IMHO, it was the best of bunch---
3 posted on 03/30/2013 7:23:53 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank

Yep, I always take time to watch that show or “look back” on cable.

Of course, if you miss a weeks episode, they always replay it, usually right before the next weeks episode.


4 posted on 03/30/2013 7:27:09 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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To: Joe 6-pack
I think Magpul should set up shop right next door to them.

There are several big warehouse spaces on Mammoth but I don't think any are big enough for Magpul. I think one next door was an auto body or tire shop.

5 posted on 03/30/2013 7:30:30 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: envisio

Good, I love that show.

Frankly, I’m surprised that any show about guns would be anywhere on TV considering the current idiotic, anti- American behavior of some in this country.


6 posted on 03/30/2013 7:34:45 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: mnehring
Well, Magpul indicated they were probably going to break the operation up amongst a number of states, so there's certainly something there for a branch office or small, Magpul customshop that could work in concert with Red Jacket :-)

It would be great marketing for both, kind of like the Eddie Bauer-Ford Explorers...

7 posted on 03/30/2013 7:36:09 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: envisio

Its the subject matter that bugs me most. They are horrible at what they do.


8 posted on 03/30/2013 7:39:48 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: chris37

James Yeager has had a nice series of videos from Red Jacket on Youtube. He talked with Will, Zach, Kris and Glenn etc.


9 posted on 03/30/2013 7:42:53 AM PDT by Stentor (Shhhh!)
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To: chris37

“”””Frankly, I’m surprised that any show about guns would be anywhere on TV considering the current idiotic, anti- American behavior of some in this country.””””

I have come to the conclusion that is really not the sentiment in this country.
Oh yeah, if you listen to MSM’s 24/7 negative coverage of guns and gun culture, sure, anyone would get that idea. The media WILL NOT report on positive gun attitudes.
They simply WILL NOT do it.
So anyone that listens to media of course gets only negative stories.
But the market decides, and people want to see this stuff, despite whether a few hipsters and liberals like it or not. People spend money and markets flow to the money. Advertisers pay to advertise on shows that people watch.


10 posted on 03/30/2013 7:43:35 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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To: SampleMan

I don’t see how someone that is horrible at what they do can have a succesful business. So successful that they make a TV show about it. How is that possible?
I can understand if someone sucks at what they do, they barely stay in business... go out of business... end up bankrupt. They not only stay in business but THRIVE. Doesn’t make sense.


11 posted on 03/30/2013 7:48:50 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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To: envisio

Yeah, I had to agree, but watching what has happened in Colorado is really sad.

I am very happy that I did not move there when my brother was pressuring me to do so.

It does seem that a number of people in this country do realize that if you cannot effectively defend your rights, then you do not have any rights.


12 posted on 03/30/2013 7:52:49 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

I’ll tell you what, if they do move down there, I’ll be visiting Cajun country a lot more often. Baton Rouge could rename Mammoth Ave ‘It’s A Cannon Road’.


13 posted on 03/30/2013 7:55:07 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: mnehring

Both Will Hayden (Red Jacket) and Richard Fitzpatrick (Magpul) are both USMC vets. Would be nice to see them team up.


14 posted on 03/30/2013 8:04:20 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: envisio

I once knew a girl if you smelled of Hoppe’s you weren’t safe.


15 posted on 03/30/2013 8:20:07 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: IMR 4350

I love that smell.
That and Bondo. I love the smell of Bondo.

My wife is more turned on by the smell of gasoline, grease, or smell of the woods on a man than any cologne.

Now, if I’m right out of the bath... or getting ready to go out for dinner, sure, she expects me to smell good.

But after a day’s work, a man should smell like a man. (not rank body odor but you get my point)

Wait, how did this conversation end up here?


16 posted on 03/30/2013 8:28:25 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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To: envisio
I love to see/smell/touch/be in the presence of anyone with a gun and associated tool in their hand.

Stop by any weekend.

17 posted on 03/30/2013 8:54:20 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: IMR 4350

I use Hoppe’s for after-shave.


18 posted on 03/30/2013 9:02:30 AM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: rellimpank

Yes, I loved Top Shot! Sons of Guns is my close second.


19 posted on 03/30/2013 9:12:30 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: IMR 4350

Safe from what.....?


20 posted on 03/30/2013 9:23:01 AM PDT by njslim (St)
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To: njslim

“Safe from what.....?”

The best time of your life.


21 posted on 03/30/2013 9:29:06 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: envisio

I do respect that Will is trying to do everything he can to prevent his family turning into the Teutels from American Chopper.

But the Hollywood-esque explosions and cheesy soap opera personal drama have rendered it unwatchable. The crap with Vince is just irritating. Just send him packing and get another gunsmith who isn’t a drama queen. There are plenty of skilled professionals around to fill his shoes without causing hate and discontent.

Lastly, I disagree with them making fully automatic weapons and grenade launchers for LEOs. We have too many para-militarized cops already.


22 posted on 03/30/2013 9:32:39 AM PDT by EricT. (The Republican Party is a friend to conservatives the way Pakistan is an ally in the War On Terror.)
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To: EricT.

“””Lastly, I disagree with them making fully automatic weapons and grenade launchers for LEOs. We have too many para-militarized cops already.””””

I have to disagree with you on that. If criminals have full rock and roll weapons, then the police should match. And the grenade launchers were to be primarily used for tear gas.

As far as Vince... yeah it steered away from the subject of guns (just like the drama of Stephanie and Kris seeing each other). But I have to admit, I was anxious to tune back in to see what was happening with Vince. I am sure the producers knew that and I am sure I wasn’t alone. The producers would have put a dancing chicken on the screen if they thought it would bring ratings. Just like many viewers were tuning in to see the drama between Paul and Paul Teutel JR.

“” There are plenty of skilled professionals around to fill his shoes without causing hate and discontent”””

I agree. But thats boring television.
Actually, I think Will owed Vince and Vince felt he was owed more because for a while the company was riding on Vince’s FFL. Will had lost his FFL and was doing business on Vince’s. But yeah, Vince is a drama queen.

I see where the producers mentioned that Vince could possibly be competition for them this season. That is unnecessary for the subject matter but that is producers of a TV show doing what they do best.


23 posted on 03/30/2013 9:54:01 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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To: njslim

Imagine the older chick in Oceans 13....


24 posted on 03/30/2013 9:55:44 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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To: carriage_hill

Ha.

Seriesly... I use Pinaud Clubman.

Its that smell men had only after immediately leaving an old fashioned barber shop.


25 posted on 03/30/2013 10:00:00 AM PDT by envisio (Its on like Donkey Kong!!)
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To: envisio

Mmmmmmm, good. I have a bottle of that, Grey Flannel, Old Spice and Agua Lavanda Puig, too, as back-ups.


26 posted on 03/30/2013 12:17:21 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The most insidious power the news media has, is the power to ignore.)
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To: envisio
I don’t see how someone that is horrible at what they do can have a succesful business.

Are you familiar with who a television producer is and what they do? The business you see on the show may very well be "provided" by the producer. They want something exciting to show and they have a narrative to tell. Producers seed the crop they want to reap. Whether it is Pawn Stars or some auction show, remember its being produced for entertainment and the producer is going to ensure that interesting things happen.

Secondly, I see lots of businesses that are very good at self-promotion, so they are capable of bringing in a larger than average share of first time business. However, their actual work is below par and they get very little repeat business. After a while, business dries up and they start something new and repeat the cycle.

I've never seen them put out any truly quality work on the show, but I'll admit that I quit watching after a few episodes.

If you watch it and enjoy it, power to you. Its just a TV show. Each to his own tastes.

27 posted on 03/30/2013 1:12:43 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: envisio
They not only stay in business but THRIVE.

What percentage of that revenue would you say is coming from the TV show? If it is the show as I imagine, then what business are they in? I didn't say they were bad at the reality star gig.

28 posted on 03/30/2013 1:14:37 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: envisio

well i may be picky about reporters but i suspect it’s a soviet cannon unless it’s post ‘91 and an M36 is not a tank.
may be feeling petulant today.


29 posted on 03/30/2013 4:55:10 PM PDT by bravo whiskey (We should not fear our government. Our government shoud fear us.)
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To: chris37; rabidralph

Have you seen Wild West Alaska. ? (The gun shop’s name is Wild West)

On Animal Planet !!! Almost identical to American Guns, with hunting thrown in.

Yeah, I know what you’re gonna say, YES Animal Planet.

Just checked, last week was the last show of the season.
Might check reruns, or APL channel videos.


30 posted on 03/31/2013 12:00:40 PM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Vinnie

No I have not, but I will look into this, thanks very much^^


31 posted on 03/31/2013 1:24:39 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Vinnie

Had not heard of it. I will look for the new season. I do like the gun hunting shows on Outdoor Channel.


32 posted on 03/31/2013 2:03:35 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.cafepress.com/westernwis)
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To: rabidralph; chris37

Check Animal Planet, Fridays

I think they are starting reruns of Wild West Alaska.


33 posted on 04/12/2013 7:01:13 PM PDT by Vinnie
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