Anyone watch Pawn Stars?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mr_Shamrock, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. Mr_Shamrock

    Mr_Shamrock New Member

    May 24, 2012
    I know it is fake, but at least there is something to be learned from the history lessons. I was just wondering if anyone saw the recent episode when they bought an older .22 rifle? The young son bets his dad that he can't hit a .50 piece within 3 tries. He misses the first 2 by over a foot and then nails the 3rd. This was with iron sights and only his 3rd time firing the gun. I am calling BS on this one for sure. I think it was at 50 yards. Any thoughts?
  2. Double D

    Double D Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jul 16, 2009
    North Florida
    I did see that one and I call bull too. If he was that far off the first two shots, no way he drills it on the third. I do like the show, mainly because of what people bring in and not the drama.

  3. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    Same here. I have seen them take other guns out that are new to them and very old and these guys seem better than Annie Oakley. I just laugh.
  4. watsisname

    watsisname Member

    Jan 24, 2010
    Chumlee is the smartest one of the bunch :rolleyes:
  5. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2009
    Texas Hill Country
    And my wife's favorite.....................
  6. langenc

    langenc Active Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Montmorency Co, MI
    on 269-Direct TV--I just wish they give a little variety-every night.

    One night Pawn Stars 3 or 4 times, next night-restorers then Swamp people. Split em up a little-yuk.
  7. Deputy Dawg

    Deputy Dawg Active Member

    I watch it for a good laugh.
  8. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2009
    Central, Ohio
    Yep, I too said BS to that .22 shot. Seems those that script these shows just can't let the truth be enough and have to add what they think spices up the presentation but it just destroys their credibility on the rest of the show.
  9. dons2346

    dons2346 Well-Known Member

    Yep, I saw it. I don't think I could see a 50 cent piece at 50 yards. Plus the fact that he was shooting off hand,, no way.
  10. ryan42

    ryan42 New Member

    Jan 28, 2012
    marion indiana
    I like the show but I also think some of it is BS.I had a friend that went there and the only guys that were there was chumlee and the Old man.
  11. Ledslnger

    Ledslnger New Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    One guy told me that they must use wide angle lenses or something to make the place look bigger because it is actually really narrow.

    He said there was only one of them there too, can't remember which one. I bet the only time they are all there is for like 2 hours of shooting the actual show.
  12. gunslinger69

    gunslinger69 New Member

    Jan 7, 2012
    The first shot looked like it keyholed to me, I thaught wow he got ripped off.
  13. CJ_56

    CJ_56 New Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    SE Ohio
    Chumlee is the only honest one of the bunch for sure. Those guys give pawn shops a bad name and that's not easy to do.
  14. Crawdaddy

    Crawdaddy New Member

    Aug 22, 2011
    I noticed on an older pawn stars episode the other nite, Rick buys a coke machine from Ron, Rick's (from Rick's Restoration on American Restoration) brother. He then proceeds to take the machine to Rick's Restoration to have it fixed up.
    I told the wife if I didnt know it was staged before, I do now.
  15. Mr_Shamrock

    Mr_Shamrock New Member

    May 24, 2012
    That is exactly what made me start to question it. He gave the pawn shop some story about how it had been in the family for a very long time blah blah blah. The sad thing is it is still better than 90% of the other crap on TV these days so I still watch it to see the interesting things they bring in (or should I say the things the producers give people to bring in). From what I understand many of the items are just given to people off the street by the producers to come in and act like it belongs to them. They then are schooled on all the facts before filming. Either way I do learn a thing or two watching it so I guess it is better than watching crap like Hardcore Pawn - that show gets on my nerves in about 2 seconds!!! There is supposed to be a new one coming out just about a gun shop - I can't wait for that one!!!!
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