Anyone watch Pawn Stars?

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

  1. Mr_Shamrock

    Mr_Shamrock New Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2012
    Messages:
    138
    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

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2009
    Messages:
    10,660
    Location:
    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

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    3,209
    Location:
    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

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2010
    Messages:
    539
    Chumlee is the smartest one of the bunch :rolleyes:
  5. jedwil

    jedwil Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2009
    Messages:
    3,209
    Location:
    Texas Hill Country
    And my wife's favorite.....................
  6. langenc

    langenc Member

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2009
    Messages:
    702
    Location:
    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

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2005
    Messages:
    2,375
    Location:
    Central Texas Gulf Coast
    I watch it for a good laugh.
  8. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2009
    Messages:
    3,000
    Location:
    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 Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Aug 21, 2009
    Messages:
    1,723
    Location:
    Move between WA and points south
    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

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,665
    Location:
    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

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2011
    Messages:
    555
    Location:
    IA/IL
    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

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2012
    Messages:
    84
    Location:
    maine
    The first shot looked like it keyholed to me, I thaught wow he got ripped off.
  13. CJ_56

    CJ_56 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2012
    Messages:
    391
    Location:
    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

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Messages:
    174
    Location:
    Virginia
    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

    Joined:
    May 24, 2012
    Messages:
    138
    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!!!!
  16. JUNKKING

    JUNKKING Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2009
    Messages:
    1,920
    Location:
    Just East of Pittsburgh PA
    A friend was in Vegas the wait to get in the store is hours. A television man asked them if they wanted to be on the show they said no but the person behind them said yes. They told him to take these dueling pistols in and pawn them. They gave the guy a whole scenario what was going to happen.
    Definitely call BS on the 22 shooting.. Another thing is Chum always tests the guns to see if they are safe. Of course they are or they wouldnt let him fire them. They are checked well before anything goes bang.
    As mentioned the history is good on some things on other things they are way off.
  17. old semperfi

    old semperfi New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Messages:
    1,514
    Location:
    i live in southern indiana,old country boy at hear
    yuuuuuuuup i watch the show and i know a lot of it is b.s.however who in gods green would ever watch snookie,this shows what may be happening to america.when you say reality and its about some stupid kids and slut girls why not watch the test screen instead.yes i know i got off the subject but at least pawn stars is some entertainment.i also know that as far as the american restoration that guys rips people off bad.............. old semperfi
  18. 3/2 STA SS

    3/2 STA SS Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2010
    Messages:
    1,581
    Location:
    Tampa Bay Area, FL
    It's like the storage auction/wars/hunters/ guys too... that don't happen in Florida. The person that owns the storage place has first dibs on everyting and you will never find a gun in a storage unit...not around here.
  19. CJ_56

    CJ_56 New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2012
    Messages:
    391
    Location:
    SE Ohio
    the whole show. All those reality shows are a joke. They should call them unreality shows. I guess the worst one is that Lizard Lick Towing show. It makes me want to gag the stuff they portray as true. Those guys would go to jail 5 times a week if half what they said was true. Same goes for the truth on the pawn shows. If there was that much money in antiques everyone in my area would be filthy rich. Instead they're filthy poor. ;) You don't just run onto 3 Civil War collectables and a pair of ruby slippers every week like they do on those shows. What a joke. I guess comedy comes in many forms these days.

    +1 on Chumlee not getting his head blown off every other show. The guy is clearly way smarter than his character on the show (and it is a character in a play). Not even idiots pick up 400 year old guns and shoot them to see if they work. Well if they did do it they're probably dead by now.
  20. dad2thebone

    dad2thebone New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2011
    Messages:
    1,357
    Im with most of you. Just a show to watch and just as stupid as all the rest of the unreality shows on these days.TV has gone to hell.
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
General Discussion Anyone watch Storage Wars? Nov 26, 2013
General Discussion Anyone watch Showtime's shameless? It's wild, to put it midly. Feb 10, 2013
General Discussion Anyone watching PUPPY BOWL 9 on Animal Planet SB Sun. starting 3pm? Jan 31, 2013
General Discussion The Voice on NBC, anyone watch it? Oct 8, 2012
General Discussion Anyone going to watch BO/MR Debate #1? Oct 3, 2012

Share This Page