Rather than Top Shot's game show competition, this program focuses on the firearms themselves. The history and development of each firearm is discussed. Guest experts will evaluate each of 3 different firearms in similar classes but different eras in each episode. Each episode will end with a mini marksmanship competition between the host and the guest experts.
Top Guns began airing on February 15, 2012, the same week as its parent begins airing season 4.
This program features examples of:
- Bullet Time: This is a spin off from Top Shot. Of course it feature this trope.
- Gun Porn : To a certain extent, the whole point of the show.
- Hoist by His Own Petard: In the first episode, one of the guest experts decides that the competition will proceed without spotters. Afterward, he lampshades this trope when he performs the worst.
- More Dakka: Multiple episodes with automatic weapons.