Top Shot

New twists, fiercer competition and bigger prizes lie ahead for 16 master marksmen vying for another chance at bragging rights in the fifth season of HISTORY’s hit competition series, TOP SHOT.

In Top Shot All-Stars, elite sharpshooters from previous seasons face off in the most explosive season yet. This time, though, it’s all about skill. There are no teams and no nomination range.  Politics and alliances are things of the past. Competitors will also face a brand new high-stakes challenge: “The Proving Ground.”

Ranging from 24 to 53 years old, these shooters come from all walks of life: a federal police officer who served with the Air Force in Operation Iraqi Freedom; the first female member of the Venezuelan Olympic Shooting Team; a video producer who taught himself to build and shoot weapons; a Homeland Security agent; a construction worker who holds 26 state titles; a plumber who graduated at the top of his class at the Marine Corps Sniping School; and the NRA’s 11-time pistol champ.

Returning Top Shot champions Iain Harrison, Chris Reed, Dustin Ellerman and Chris Cheng will take part in the All-Star season. Colby Donaldson also returns as the host of the elimination series.

Season Five comes fully loaded with formidable, history-inspired challenges and an incredible array of weapons. The first episode calls for mastery of a Soviet semi-automatic rifle, which was used in the 1941 Nazi invasion; a Tactical OBR with 20-round magazines; the Milkor M32A1 grenade launcher; and an FN-FAL self-loading selective-fire battle rifle, popular among NATO troops. In addition, competitors must conquer a mortar-rigged barbed wire fence, an unstable platform and a bull’s eye target, where elimination is just a fraction of an inch away.

Challenge winners will receive coveted prizes, such as sporting equipment and Bass Pro Shops gift cards. But only one Top Shot All-Star will take home the Grand Prize: $100,000 and a TOP SHOT special edition Tahoe Q5i Speedboat, provided by Bass Pro Shops.