December 9th, 2009

New 'Top Shot' TV Series looking for Ace Marksmen

Are you a crack shot and want to be a Hollywood Star? Pilgrim Films (producers of American Chopper, Dirty Jobs, Ghost Hunters, and The Ultimate Fighter) is casting a new television show about marksmanship for the History Channel. If you are skilled with a pistol, rifle or any other firearm, you could win $100,000 in prizes on Top Shot, a new marksmanship competition TV show. The History Channel is looking for anyone with “mind-blowing shooting skills and a big personality” for the new show. According to the producers, “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 first ‘Top Shot’.”

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To apply, email TopShotCasting@gmail.com with your name, city/state, phone number, a recent photo of yourself and a brief explanation of why you are America’s “Top Shot”. For more info, call 818-728-3729. Deadline to apply is January 18, 2010.

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December 9th, 2009

Bolt-Guns Beat Semi-Autos in Norwegian Rapid-Fire Match

In Norway, the annual Landsskytterstevnet (Rifle Country Fair) is Norway’s largest shooting tournament. One of the most popular Landsskytterstevnet events is a rapid-fire competition. The objective is to achieve the most hits on multiple targets in the alloted time period (typically 25 seconds or less). In some stages, all targets are at the same distance, while in other stages the shooters engage targets at 3 or 4 different distances.

You would think that a semi-automatic rifle would dominate the rapid-fire matches, but that isn’t the case. In the video linked below, civilian shooters with mag-fed Sauer 200 STR bolt-action target rifles outpace Norwegian army personnel using HK select-fire rifles in semi-auto mode. You’ll be amazed to see how fast the civilians can shoot their target rifles. It’s a great video… be patient and let it load from the Norwegian server.

CLICK HERE to load MATCH VIDEO (May take 30 seconds or more to load page).

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Equally amazing is the size of the crowd and the spectators’ enthusiasm. We’ve never seen anything like this in the USA. Over 1000 Norwegian fans are clapping, cheering, and singing during the match. You’d think this was a Big Ten Football game! Obviously the Norwegians love their shooting sports. Electronic scoring and big display screens allow the crowd to follow the fast-paced action.

Thanks to Gary Eliseo for finding this video. Gary says: “Check out how the boltgunners manipulate the bolt and operate the trigger, also how the gas gunners struggle to keep up! Looks like great fun, were going to try to put on a ‘Stangshoot’ like this at BRRC (Burbank Rifle & Revolver Club) next year.”

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December 9th, 2009

TomTom WideScreen GPS just $89.99 — Today Only

UPDATE: This was a “Deal of the Day” on 12/9. Amazon’s Price is now $124.49.

A modern, GPS vehicle Navigator that provides spoken, turn by turn directions is handy to have. For those who do a lot of traveling, a GPS might be considered a necessity. If you’ve been waiting for prices to drop before buying your GPS, here’s your chance. The TomTom XL 325 widescreen (4.3″) GPS Navigator is now on sale as Amazon.com’s “Deal of the Day” for just $89.99 with FREE shipping. That’s $60.00 the regular price!

Best Price: CLICK HERE for TomTom XL 325 4.3-inch Portable GPS Navigator

TomTom GPS Navigator

Just $89.99 instead of $150.00
The TomTom XL 325 is a top-selling unit at Amazon and elsewhere, with most buyers very satisfied with this piece of navigation technology. Better act quick or this special $89.99 price may go up. Normally the TomTom XL 325 is priced around $150.

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