Top Shot season 2 now casting!

History Channel is now casting for season 2 of the hit show Top Shot!

If you are skilled with a pistol, rifle or any other firearm, you could win $100,000 in prizes on season 2 of History Channel’s hit competition show TOP SHOT. Producers are looking for anyone with mind-blowing shooting skills and a big personality to take on exciting physical challenges with multiple guns and mystery projectile weapons.

It doesn’t matter if you’re a professionally trained shooter or a self-taught, average Joe (or Jane!). As long as you’re in good physical shape, have mastered a firearm and can adapt to new weapons and demanding physical situations, you could be America’s next “Top Shot.”

To apply, email with your name, city/state, phone number, a recent photo of yourself and a brief explanation of why you should be on the show. Deadline to apply is August 12, 2010. For more information, visit and click on “CASTING” or call 818-478-4570 for more information TODAY!

  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, a resident or citizen of the United States and reasonably proficient with shooting and marksmanship

Steve Johnson

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  • SpudGun

    ‘It doesn’t matter if you’re a professionally trained shooter or a self-taught, average Joe (or Jane!). ‘

    Please correct me if I’m wrong, but weren’t all the contestants in the last series all ex-military, ex-police, ex-competition shooters surrounded by medals and trophies? I’d hardly call them average Joes (or Janes!).

    I’m going to start my own competition called ‘Pot Shots’, for people with pot bellies or who are just plain lazy. The first task will be the SpudGun Challenge which involves showing up at the outdoor range on a hot day at 8am after spending the night before drinking a case of beer, eating three burritos and playing COD4 until 4am. Let’s see your hand / eye co-ordination then.

    Challenge 2 is an endurance classic involving driving an hour and half to an outdoor range, opening the trunk of your car and then realising that you brought your guns but left your ammo on the kitchen table at home.

    Challenge 3 involves bragging about your brand new firearm, taking it to the range for the first time, it jamming after 5 shots and then having to humbly beg your friend to use his gun which you previously spent the week dissing.

    Not as thrilling but certainly more realistic.

  • Frank

    So Steve did you apply?? 🙂

    • Frank, I prefer to lurk behind the camera 😉

  • B Woodman

    Sorry. I won’t be watching season 2, unless the format is changed.
    As the show is currently, it should be labeled “Survivor, with Weapons”.
    And I HATE “Survivor”. Adding weapons doesn’t help.
    I expected more professionalism and camradrie, not whining and back-stabbing.

  • JD

    Good to know it’ll be back on next year, I enjoy the show.

  • Lance

    I know and shoot with Ian from this season.

  • reed

    spudgun, i figure the reason they want people with le/mil/competition background is so they have some assurance you can shoot, if you’re entirely self taught and don’t compete they can’t really make sure you aren’t going to show up and not know how to use a gun.

    i’m down for potshots, though.

  • SoulTown

    Spudgun, that Challenge 3 sound realistic… devastatingly so.

  • Canti

    While the challenges themselves would be a blast to participate in, that show is more about the drama than the competition. The cameras show a lot of bickering at the house, and only short clips of the actual stages. I understand TV has a 3-second-attention-span rule, but can’t they film a shooter longer than one trigger pull? Even worse though, is that making friends seems to be more important than the individual’s skill. How can we honor the “Top Shot” if he/she only got there by charming teammates?

    Oh, who am I kidding.. I want the money. Where do I sign?

  • Jusuchin

    It’s American Idol with firearms. Drama and whatnot. I’m all down for potshots though. Considering I only handled a .22 LR rifle in scouts and an M16 (A2 I think) in ROTC. It’d be a much more realistic competition. XD

    I certainly qualify for average joe/gun-otaku. XD

  • jazcat

    Spudgun: Pot Shots, I love it! My suggestion for Challenge 4. Showing a stranger (or, to be more interesting, a significant other) who has never handled, or wanted to handle, a firearm to shoot. Winner will be the team that lasts the longest before the stranger either a) walks off the set screaming or b) violates one of the four rules.

    That should be a quick challenge.

  • drewogatory

    I’m torn on this. On one hand, more shooting positive television. On the other… More firearms sensationalism. I for one wouldn’t mind a more realistic representation,showing that gun geeks have alot more in common with other hobby geeks than weekend warrior wanna be’s. An hour of hand loaders talking lubes, chamfers and neck tension would go a long way to reassure the nitwits that we are about as dangerous a bunch of model train guys…

  • Cymond

    I agree with the complaints re the typical reality show dramatizations. I watched the premier and never went back. I’d like to believe that any pro shooter who watches season 1 won’t participate in season 2.

  • SpudGun

    @jazcat – very good suggestion sir, it’s going on the list of challenges.

    Including the Reloaders Carousel of Excuses for bad ammunition and the Keep Smiling Challenge where a brand new shooter picks up a gun for the first time and wipes the floor with you on the range.