ShootingUSA Revisits TV Special Skins Game

ShootingUSA Revisits TV Special Skins Game

The Speed Match from our past returns to TV – 15 years Later. Phil Strader recreates an TV special event from the first year of American Shooter TV.

Shooting USA – The USSA Pro Am

The top pistol shooters are blazing away under the blazing sun in Tulsa. It’s the United States Shooting Academy’s Pro Am Match, a skins game, with money on the line for each stage of fire, and with a different way of scoring. Knock down as many targets as you can in the time limit and that’s your score. Phil Strader recreates a match out of our past, 15 years after the first TV Skins Game Shooting Event.

Sighting In with Shooting USA – Taran At The Movies

We’re Sighting In with the firearms instructor and pro shooter who’s working to improve the realism of Hollywood movies. Taran Butler has been teaching the stars to shoot, with real guns, so their shooting on the big screen will look like real-life live fire. Imagine seeing recoil, and magazine changes, and you’ll understand his intent. He’s helping create reality for the directors and actors who want to be authentic in their work.

Shooting USA’s Impossible Shots – The Gift from Smith

Bob Munden receives a commemorative Smith & Wesson 1911 and immediately puts it to work cutting up playing cards. Then Byron Ferguson figures out how to pull off the Annie Oakley shot with his longbow. And Jerry Miculek has targets way down range for his AR. Brian Speciale anchors our coverage of the world’s best pro shooters.

Join us Wednesday on Outdoor Channel at the following airtimes:

Shooting USA’s Impossible Shots airtimes:

  • Eastern Time: 3:00PM, 10:30PM, 2:30AM (Thursday AM)
  • Central Time: 2:00PM, 9:30PM, 1:30 AM
  • Mountain Time: 1:00PM, 8:30PM, 12:30AM
  • Pacific Time: Noon, 7:30PM, 11:30PM

The Shooting USA Hour begins at the following times:

  • Eastern Time: 4:30 PM, 8:30 PM, 12:00 Midnight
  • Central Time: 3:30 PM, 7:30 PM, 11:00 PM
  • Mountain Time: 2:30 PM, 6:30 PM, 10:00 PM
  • Pacific Time: 1:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 9:00 PM

Schedule Note:

This is the last week of this season of Shooting USA’s Impossible Shots. The series will be off the air for three months while Brian Speciale prepares a second season of shows that will return to the Outdoor Channel Schedule the first week of July. Expect to see new additions to our Impossible Shots Pro Team.

Ammo Issue Resolved:

Thanks to the quick intervention of the two Montana Democratic Senators, the Department of Defense policy of destroying once fired brass has been reversed. Sales to commercial reloading companies are again underway. The reversal means ammo supplies will not be further restricted in this time of heavy consumer demand.

Springfield Armory Rumors are False:

There’s been some internet chatter about closing down the Springfield Armory Historic Site, restricting public access, and generally making our firearms history less available. The chatter has suggested the rumors are another government assault on firearms. None of this is true. I spoke with the Superintendent, Michael Quijano-West, yesterday about his continuing work to expand the armory exhibits, hours, and research capabilities. Superintendent Quijano-West has been in charge of the historic site for about two years and has been charged with modernizing the climate controlled security and availability of America’s historic firearms collection. He’s made good progress, however some of the personnel working there apparently don’t like the changes. We believe the rumors of the past week have come from disaffected employees who object to the changes. As always on the internet, question what you read. There are no principals of journalism operating with bloggers that would require confirmation of information passed by anonymous sources. No rules. Just noise.

The Travel Schedule – Busy!

John, Carlos, and Greg left today for the US National Steel Championships in Titusville, Florida. Later this week, Brian and Chris depart to meet Greg in California for a session of Impossible Shots with one of the new Pro Shooters who will be appearing in the second season. Then we’ve got a weekend Cowboy Action Shoot, and then Impossible Shots with Byron Ferguson, then a charity shotgun event for St. Jude’s in Memphis… whew!

Behind the Scenes – How to write a TV Script.

For those who want to know more about television, I’ve posted a recent script, along with an explanation of how to read it. It’s a story on the S&W Performance Center and the new Pro Series guns, that will air on TV in about a month. If you’re interested in our process of writing for TV, you’re welcome to have a look.

Have a good week,

Jim Scoutten –