American Guns: Typical Suburban Family, Aside From Their Booming Firearms Business

American Guns: Typical Suburban Family, Aside From Their Booming Firearms Business
New Series ‘American Guns’ to Feature Colorado Family’s Business Dealing with Historic, One-of-a-Kind and Downright Cool Guns.

American Guns
American Guns: The Wyatt family, from left to right: Kurt, Paige, Renee and Rich.
GunSmoke's American Guns
GunSmoke's American Guns

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- The Wyatts are your typical suburban family… who just happened to own one of the premiere firearms facilities in the world.

Rich Wyatt and his wife Renee own Gunsmoke, located outside Denver, Colorado, where they buy, sell and trade guns – from hand canons to hunting rifles.

And if you don't see what you want, they'll build one for you – from nothing more than a block of metal. Gunsmoke has the largest and most experienced group of gunsmiths in the state.

When the Wyatts aren't building or selling guns, they're shooting them. No gun leaves their shop without being test fired by the family first. They – and the one-of-a-kind and historic guns they make and sell – are featured in the all-new series AMERICAN GUNS, premiering Monday, October 10th at 10PM ET/PT.

The Wyatt family takes their guns very seriously. For 18 years they have owned Gunsmoke, turning the small business into a firearms enterprise. Rich is a master firearms trainer and former police officer with more than 22 years experience in law enforcement. He is one of only six people in the world certified by Colonel Jeff Cooper, a master firearms instructor and one of the 20th century's foremost experts on the use and history of small arms. And Rich is an extremely talented gunsmith. Give him a block of steel and he'll create art.

Renee is the matriarch of the Wyatt clan. She runs the household and the business. And she doesn't go anywhere without her pistol in her boot. Kurt, 21, is the son of Rich and Renee. He qualified as a pistol expert at the age of 13 and is a gifted engraver, doing all of the engraving jobs that come through Gunsmoke. He hopes to one day own the shop his father has built up. Daughter Paige is a 16-year-old high school senior and works in the shop summers and nights/weekends. But don't let her looks fool you. She knows more about guns than most men who walk into the shop. And before you know it, you'll be buying one from her.

Guns to be featured in the premiere season of AMERICAN GUNS include:

Knuckle Duster – This gun, built in the late 1800's, was both brass knuckles AND a firearm. It was used for ‘close combat' because it was small and easily concealable. It's no surprise it was the weapon of choice for many card cheats, thugs and prostitutes at the turn of the century. When a customer brings one in that can't be repaired, Rich does what he does best – builds him an exact replica from scratch.

‘Colt' Single Action Army – This is THE quintessential gun of the American west, carried by outlaws like Jesse James and lawmen like Wyatt Earp. Rich builds a one-of-a-kind Single Action Army from scratch for, proving the widespread appeal of the weapon, a Baptist preacher who wants a specialized and extremely fast six-shooter to help him win Cowboy Action Shooting competitions.

Hand Cannon – Before there were handguns, there were cannons. The Hand Cannon is the first cannon that could be held in a soldier's hands and fired. Some argue that this is THE first firearm, the predecessor to everything we today know of as “guns.” Rich and his team build one from scratch for Rich's friend Gary, an explosives fanatic who owns every type firearm built to blow things up…except this one.

Adaptive Hunting Rifle – A young Colorado man lost most of the use of his right arm when his Humvee struck an IED while on patrol in Iraq. As a right-handed shooter, his injuries have made it difficult for him to hunt with his father, the thing that will make him feel normal again. Rich boldly steps up to the challenge to build this American hero a rifle that adapts perfectly to his physical limitations and helps him feel whole again.

AMERICAN GUNS is produced for Discovery Channel by Gurney Productions, where Scott Gurney and Deirdre Gurney are executive producers. For Discovery Channel, Anna Geddes is executive producer.

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  • 26 thoughts on “American Guns: Typical Suburban Family, Aside From Their Booming Firearms Business

    1. I see when people are jealous,they say terrible things about people.We need more people like this family especially now that gun are under attack more than ever before!

    2. The American Guns bashers are nothing but jealous retards and LOSERS! The bashers would never approach the Wyatt family and say the same nasty printed words. No No, you know why? Because haters hide behind their little computers and got balls when typing only! HAHA!

    3. Rich and family you have a great show. Keep up the good work because you and your show had me entertained when I was in the hospital. When I got out I started to shoot again. I felt very sorry about myself because of a heart attack your family pulled me out of a mess.

      Thank you,

      John Fiorella

    4. dear rich i love your progam i would like buy one of your guns but in irland it we are not alowed by law so how do i get a hand gun? my spelling is not the best but i hope your under stand what i am saying i am 36 years of age so what do i do to gat my hands on a hand gun?

    5. TO Nicholas Anderson:

      Hey Nicholas, How do you know that we don't know any of the Wyatts. There is information about them all over the the internet. I have been in thier store. This guy is a genuine, walking, talking rectum. But this is not the point. My comments are reflect how upset I am that these people are reflections of us guns lovers, as the rest of the world sees us. Instead of showing us as intellegent, hard working people, with strong family ties and values, they portray us as the stereotype redneck hillbillies who have sex with our daughters and is also probably humping the son. Your comment about "if i had such a beautifful pretty eyed gorgeous daughter like that id be showing her off to…" tells me that you are not represetative of our gunowner's community, but instead sir you are a pervert just like Rick is. Its obvious that you and Rick must be related, firend, or at least exchange daughters on Saturday nights. Its okay for you to think that this is the best show on television, it just goes to show how simpleminded you are. And then you call me stupid? You consider this the best show on Tv and you say that I am stupid? Really???

    6. I am looking for a part for a J. Stevens MDL. 520 shotgun. The part that I'm lookin for, I believe is called "slide lock release". When the gun is fired, it unlocks the "slide lock", so that the fired round can be ejected. email – – davidandjenelle(at)verizon.net

    7. The wife has the most awful boob job I've ever seen. Those suckers are like 18" apart! She needed a face/neck lift before stuffing some plastic into her chest. Speaking of- the daughter has an obvious boob job too. Who lets their kid that age get fake tits?

      These people are just plain TRASH.

    8. ithink most of you guys are wrong first off american gun is the best show on tv it interests me and fun to watch and i love guns second you dont know anyof them unlike them ur spending ur time hating and they spending their time having fun ok wow ur gonna make fun of his wife and thier mom because she has a lil cross in her eyes big whoop and how do uk she has a boob job and second bud they know wht there doing and let em dress paige how she wants shes like 22 maybe older but shoot if i had such a beautifful pretty eyed gorgeous daughter like that id be showing her off to let her do what she wants on top all tht i think u guys are just stupid u think u know more bout guns please and plus you could never make a show better then them wht do some of u do stay home and judge everyone tht comes on tv get a life i love guns i have a passion for them just like gun smoke does so all i gota say gunsmoke keep it up amazing show actully my favorite by way ur daughter looks sexy dont listen to all these no life bums who have nothing better to do gun smoke i promise u once i can drive thts first place im going they know what they are doing and they are smart for doing it so i applaud them for all they done once again amazing show keep it going

    9. Well, alltho this show isn't on any channel here in the Netherlands, I gotta say it's just about as useful to me as that show "Sons of Guns". The name and advertising appealed to me, because it made me think these people are a bit more skilled in the area they work in. And as that may be true, Discovery has again failed to amuse me in any way OR shine a brighter light on the firearms industry.

      I am calling this another excellent product of reality tv. And I hate reality tv.

      In my opinion, they owe me money for each burned down, now useless braincell. Not being in America, I'll probably not sue them ghehehe

    10. Tammy Gross is GROSS. Tammy, you sound like an angry bull-dyke. Kick off your Timberland WorkBoots and chill the **** (edit by admin) out. Im sure there are alot of responsible women who own guns for personal protection, but this "pornstar" of a woman was asking for a pink gun with sparkles—making it seem like all big **** (edit by admin) bimbos should go to thier local gun shop and do the same. Its just a bad example.

      This show sucks. His wife looks like she **** (edit by admin). He should go back to Mexico and get a refund for that **** (edit by admin) gap-job. His daughter looks underfed—which im sure is her own fault(pressure of being on national TV). **** (edit by admin)

      I like "Sons of Guns" alot better. You dont see Will, flying around in helicopters with a bag of money, trying to show how "rich" he is.

    11. Well, let me tell you something stupid. You just bashed the american woman by stating on national television that you only make guns for men in america. Pissed at your wife,you yelling about her selling a pink 45 to a lady that came into your shop.A 45 is american as i am the american woman. Your stupid, and you just lost our family as viewers of your show. And you lost another sale from my husband and myself. My family will personally tell all our friends and co workers about your views on guns and weman. I will make sure i tell personally all my co workers in the morning on my road construction site. As i am a proud american skilled laborer, who puts in water mains, builds the roads you drive on. And wow I'm a american woman. I have been a hell of a shot since i was a young teen. Railroad tracks and my gun. No matter what color it was or is. You have just bashed the american woman. I believe your show will fail. You should never said what you said. I am writing a letter to Discovery with my family's personal complaint on you personally and your show. Mrs. Tammy Gross

    12. Message to John Smith:

      Almost any wife can look like that if you give a plastic surgeon enough money. Hell, they made Michael Jackson seem Caucasian.

      Message to Kdog:

      I thought that the purpose of these posting is to share openly our opinions about the program. I am concerned about it because my family have been aropund guns all our lives. Our guns are a big part of our lives. Now, pleople who do not know us will form stereotype opinions about us based on what this program says about us. Thats pretty sad.

      Its obious that you take pride in being from California ( about ten year ahead of the rest of us). You State is so far ahead of us in banrupcy, Foreclosures, debt, unemployment, high school drop outs and so many other fields. Its probably nothign that you may want to mention again.

    13. If you don't have anything nice to say then say nothing at all didn't your mamas teach you anything like we say down here in California where we are about 10 years ahead of all of you…. HATERS GONNA HATE

    14. you guys WISH you had a wife that looks like that after 2 kids and got paid to make guns. I DO! in alabama we love our guns and i love me some hot ladies with guns! beats the boring stuff on the outdoor and sportsman channel about guns…

      yeah – you guys are right – lets kick out the hot chicks and bring in fat guys? are you high?????

    15. Hey this may be really interesting. Its like "married with children…" with guns. You have the Al Bundy guy, hated by his neighbors and community. A failure as a person with no social skills. Then there is the wife, who goes around showing off her boobs and who cannot be trained for anything except in this case she has been trained in the skill of firing a gun since it does not require any form of intelligence. You have the Kelly Bundy girl who dresses like she is ready to sleep with any guy that is breathing, and might even sleep with some not breathing as long as the body is not too cold. There is no way to know if the boy is going to be able to fill Bud's shoes, but he is probably as disfunctional. Sure, this program is really going to make it. ARE YOU NUTS?

    16. This program sounds really stupid. An ex cop, now gunsmith. He should move from Colorado and start fresh somewhere else. From what I hear and read, almost everyone there hates him. I suppose the program will serve to get him hated on a national level, and not only a local one.

      The wife must have been having a bad day when the picture was taken.

      Make the show about the daughter, but don't let her talk. Just have her stand there and pose.

    17. Just what we do not need, a gunsmith none of the local shooters have any use for, a wife with a bad boob job and chemical enhanced lips. Parents that dress their daughter like a whoe and parade her on TV.

      The young man looks normal but comming from these parents he can't be.

      Firearms engraving as a masters are and he is doing it at 21. I think not.

    18. Like we all need another reality TV show making gun owners look like idiots. The Parents should be ashamed letting there 16 year old daughter dress like that on public television she looks like she should be standing on the street corner. The mom looks like she has been hit between the eyes by a rifle scope from the recoil. One eye looks north and the other south. Looks like another waste of time on television.

    19. Looks like the producers are hoping that sex will sell this program for them. Both women look like they have had boob jobs. I don't think this show will be watched by real gun enthusiast's. I would guess this show is going to be a flop.

    20. I filmed for this show a couple months ago as a customer. Rich Wyatt is a creepy dude, and he has a pretty horrible reputation in Denver. This show is going to suck.

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