Los Angeles, CA – June 5, 2011 – In an exciting season finale tiebreaker of rock-paper-guns, long-shot contestant Tom McHale, renowned author of MyGunCulture.com, took the coveted title of Top Shot for the wildly successful shows second season.
Beating a field of 16 distinguished markspeople, McHale clinched the title in the final event which required finalists to fire night vision equipped slingshots at camouflaged Chia Pets while descending a watery Slip’n’Slide. “I started training for this event on my 38th birthday.” stated McHale. “Who would’ve thought that getting a Chia Pet gift set would prepare me for this?”
McHale was convinced that a more well rounded shooter could be competitive in the diverse series of events. “I may not be a Grand Master Champion in any single specialty, but I’m easily 78% as good as they are in that discipline. Moreover, I have the advantage of being well versed shooting on multiple platforms such as pistol, marbles, revolver, spitballs, black powder, rifle, rubber bands, and shotgun. I thought that a well rounded shooter had a great chance of winning this competition, so I entered. That, and my family wanted me out of the house for a while. I guess they got tired of my running around yelling ‘Bang, bang, bang!’ every time Top Shot was on.”
McHale’s entry into the competition was born of frustration from watching Top Shot, season one. “I was watching some of the best action pistol shooters in the world completely fall apart when trying to adapt to new shooting platforms such as old, iron-sighted military rifles. It was amazing to see them miss easy targets at ranges as short as 100 yards. That’s nearly paper-football field goal range. Well, almost.”
Described by fellow competitors as the “jester de la muerte,” McHale was able to befriend his opponents with frequent bribes of Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts. “Who could vote me out and risk missing out on the free breakfasts?” McHale wondered.
Asked how he intends to spend the $100,000 grand prize, McHale replied “I tore up my Slip’n’Slide pretty good training for the show, so I’ll probably replace that. And maybe buy some Snuggies for my wife and kids.”