Paul Marinaccio

Top Shot, Paul

Age: 31
Hometown: Fairfield, NJ
Occupation: Detective

“I’m never the best person in the room, but I’m always the most competitive,” says Paul Marinaccio, his accent betraying his Jersey roots. “I’m the guy who doesn’t give up. Ever.” This seasoned marksman learned to shoot from a childhood friend’s father and has since gained experience with nearly every gun used in World War I and World War II. A former high school wrestler who now does mixed martial arts and extreme sports, Paul rose through the ranks of his police department to become a detective. “I love how marksmanship training is so closely related to martial arts training,” he says. Boisterous, determined and a relentless competitor, Paul is married and the proud father of a 5-month-old baby boy.