This is a discussion on 'Sharp Shooters' on History Channel within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Just finished watching a fun show. Lots of stunts and sharp shooting, including old footage of Annie Oakley, Bill Cody and others, and legends about ...
Just finished watching a fun show. Lots of stunts and sharp shooting, including old footage of Annie Oakley, Bill Cody and others, and legends about John Wesley Hardin and Wild Bill Hickock. Great stuff. Look for it.
Wild Bill Hickok. John Wesley Hardin. Buffalo Bill. Doc Carver. Annie Oakley. Some of these skillful shots used their talents to survive in a hostile and lawless American West. Others honed their abilities onstage to make a living performing for audiences. But it turns out their legends might be the least accurate thing about these shooters. So famous are these historic gunslingers, it's hard to separate the truth from the myth...until now. We stack up some of today's greatest sharpshooters against the legendary feats of the past. Bill Oglesby, Jerry Miculek, and Tom Knapp demonstrate attempt to recreate famous gun-slinging achievements. We also cast a skeptical eye at many stories culled from newspaper accounts and pulp fiction novels. Along the way, we'll meet some of history's greatest shots. In the process, we might just blow a hole in some of those treasured old legends. So keep your eye on the target, because you won't believe your eyes.
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I liked that special and DVR'd it. Good show and demonstration of skills.
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