Hot Shots is a shooting reality show the likes of which television has never seen. Its fresh, raw, reality driven style gives viewers an unprecedented glimpse into the lives of the world's greatest shooters.
Hot Shots chronicles the exploits - both on and off the range - of an astounding roster of talent, including the legendary Jerry Miculek, Xtreme shotgun shooter Patrick Flanigan, world record-holding archer Randy Oitker, and world champion pistol shooter KC Eusebio.
While their shooting is the draw, it's the personalities of these elite athletes that's the real attraction of Hot Shots.
"This is a show the whole family will love," says Emmy-winning producer Brian Speciale, who's producing the show alongside his wife, Jodi Jones. "You don't have to be a gun nut to understand what we're doing. We want you to get to know these guys, see their ups and downs, the personal struggle and sacrifice that's molded them into champions."
"Hot Shots is as real as it gets."
Jerry shoots at a world class level with just about every firearm ever made, a talent that runs in the family. Jerry's wife, Kay Clark Miculek, is perhaps the most accomplished female shooter ever, with multiple world championships to her name. The Miculeks' 15-year-old daughter, Lena, is also a budding competitive shooter.
The Miculeks live on their family compound in Princeton, Louisiana. Their personal shooting range is just a couple of hundred yards from their front door, at the far end of the aptly named Shootout Lane.
KC Eusebio burst upon the shooting world like no one ever had, and likely no one ever will again. Already the youngest Grand Master in the history of the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), it was at the 2003 Steel Challenge that the Diamond Bar, Calif. native - a 15-year-old high school sophomore at the time - out-shot the biggest names in the game to capture his first World Speedshooting Championship. Two more have followed, making KC and Max Michel the only competitors to win Steel Challenge three times.
After high school, KC was recruited into the prestigious US Army Marksmanship Unit.
Today, KC's competition and training schedule take him to places all around the world. He and his fiancee, Sarah, live in Las Vegas.
Patrick Flanigan is a revolutionary shotgun shooter who has forever changed the definition of exhibition shooting. While names like Wild Bill and Annie Oakley are synonymous with traditional exhibition shooting, Flanigan has set out to be the exhibition shooter for a new generation. Combining pyrotechnics, music, a high-energy personality, world class athleticism, and unimaginable shooting routines, a Patrick Flanigan show is an introduction into the game he's created: Xtreme Sports Shooting.
Known as the fastest shotgun shooter alive, Flanigan currently holds eight world records, including shooting - individually - seven hand-thrown clay targets, with one hand, from the hip.
When they aren't driving to his next performance, Patrick and his wife, Jenna, split their time between his hometown of Oshkosh, Wisc. and property they own in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Randy Oitker is among the most accomplished archers alive, and counts four entries in the famed Guinness Book of World Records among his proudest achievements.
Randy began shooting at the age of eight, winning the first tournament he ever entered. By the time he was 12, he'd won two world championships and three Shooter of the Year awards.
Randy soon retired from competitive shooting - yes, retired - to focus on a career as an exhibition shooter. By the time he was 14 he was performing at events all across the country.
In 2009 Randy flew to London to set a new world record in front of a studio audience on the Guinness Book of World Records TV show. Randy calmly pulled off the shot: bursting six balloons, with six arrows, with one shot. He's since upped that mark to seven, which he set a year later in front of a national television audience on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
When he's not traveling, Randy and his dad can be found tending to the family farm in Plainville, Illinois.