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Can you shoot? Are you in shape? Are you a character?

If you can answer “yes” to all three, you might be the contestant Pilgrim Productions is looking for to appear on the History Channel’s upcoming “America’s Top Shot.”

Pilgrim – producers of “Ultimate Fighter”, “Dirty Jobs” and “Ghosthunter” – needs to cast 16 shooters. One will eliminated each week in a marksmanship challenge until the last man or woman standing claims the $100,000 prize. Because this is a History Channel show, weekly competitions could feature any projectile weapon ever made, from atlatls to assault rifles.

Pilgrim’s Semi Aboud – casting producer and fellow Lebanese-American – says: “The kind of person who will do well will be an expert in one type of shooting, but will be able to pick up other kinds quickly.” In addition he says: “Contestants will have to be physically fit. Some of the challenges will involve running, climbing, and lifting heavy objects and shooting.”

Finally, Aboud notes, “You will need a big personality. I hesitate to use the word “character” but this is is TV after all and we want people who are interesting to watch and root for. You will have to be able to express yourself when interviewed about your feelings about the other contestants.” Having read the comments to this blog, I have no doubt all of you are well-qualified in the “big personality” and “expressing feelings about others” departments.

Not all the details are final. You may shoot these events in historical costume. You may wind up living in a house with 15 other shooters during the filming. At any rate, it will be an adventure, and how cool would it be if a Gun Nut reader appeared on the show?

Application deadline is Jaunaury 18. Click here for your chance.