The Best Episodes of Sons of Guns
Last Updated: May 17, 2019
SONS OF GUNS centers on Will's Red Jacket shop, located in the heart of the Louisiana bayou. When Will isn't rebuilding a "bring-back" rifle from the Vietnam War or using his wealth of weapon history knowledge to determine if a pistol found in the attic is an antique or not, he can be found in his shop with his daughter Stephanie and the rest of his team, swapping gossip with his customers. Whether it's having a lunch break shooting contest, going on a nighttime bayou bow fishing trip or field testing a fully automatic M2 .50 caliber machine gun, viewers will catch the Red Jacket team always finding time to have some fun on SONS OF GUNS.
#1 - The Meat Chopper
Season 2 - Episode 4
A customer asks Will to build a quad MG 42 that he can take to a gun show that weekend. Will is hesitant given costs and timing but the customer is persistent and has the money to get the job done. Will can't say no. Meanwhile, a gun collector brings in a 19th century French Palm Pistol. Will, who has a sweet spot for historical firearms, can't help himself and buys the gun... even though it doesn't fire. Will tells Vince to fix the gun so it will fire and triple the gun's value. And a customer walks in with a right-handed AR 15, but he is left-handed shooter. He wants the action of the gun changed to fit his left-handed needs. Of course, Will and his team are just the guys to get all this done.
#2 - Taser Shotgun
Season 2 - Episode 7
Will brainstorms combining a shotgun and a taser for the police, but someone in the shop will need to be tased for the demonstration. The Red Jacket team revives a demilitarized WWII-era anti-tank gun to honor a veteran, while Will lays down the law for Kris who needs to back off on the front office flirting.
#3 - Free Fall Shotgun
Season 3 - Episode 16
Someone from Red Jacket must jump out of a helicopter after a special services contractor asks the team to build a tight quarters Para-shotgun. As things get hot, Will takes a call that may change Red Jacket forever...
#4 - Anniversary Bash
Season 2 - Episode 1
It's been ten years since Red Jacket Firearms first opened its doors and Will celebrates the only way he knows how: with a seemingly impossible build. Will calls his mentor Tony Rumore who invented a Siamese: a double M16, which shares its gas tube system. Will wants to one-up Tony for fun and build a Triamese: 3 M16's joining in a triangular formation, also sharing the gas system. While Will works on the build, his daughter Stephanie plans the ultimate surprise anniversary bash for her dad, inviting some of Red Jacket's biggest clients.
#5 - Last Round
Season 4 - Episode 8
In this season finale, Will is asked to build a sniper rifle for the sheriff but RJF isn't the only shop in the running. Will is faced with overcoming much more than a gun build. The contract and prides are at risk, when a key part doesn't arrive on time.
#6 - Flying Guns and Uzis
Season 2 - Episode 6
Will and the RJ crew are now building guns for helicopters! Red Jacket is building a complete Mag 58 weapons system with a unique twist -- a swivel arm. Will takes a stock Uzi and makes it competition ready. Then, Stephanie goes on a wild ride.
#7 - Nine Guns and a Shootout
Season 3 - Episode 15
When two clients order 3-gun competition sets for their dads, Kris decides to secretly make a third set to honor Will. The gunsmiths agree to the overtime, but late nights lead to rookie mistakes that embarrass Will when he test fires before the client.
#8 - Red Jacket Challenges Mythbusters
Season 3 - Episode 13
The Red Jacket team attempts to un-bust a busted myth from Mythbusters. Tory Belleci and Kari Byron come out to Louisiana to help the team break the famous James Bond myth. Will Red Jacket be able to blow up a propane tank with a single gunshot?
#9 - Russian Roulette
Season 4 - Episode 4
Flem modifies an MK-7 for a sub-machine gun champ’s upcoming competition. In the meantime, desperate for revenue, Will agrees to overhaul a rusted out anti-tank cannon. Tempers flare between Joe and Kris as the missing SOCOM barrels put everyone on edge.
#10 - Total Recall Vector Submachine Gun
Season 3 - Episode 9
Inspired by the new "Total Recall", Kris builds a Red Jacket version of the Vector submachine gun used in the film. Sony surprises him by sending out the film's hovercars, synths, and more. Will surpises Kris even more with some secret-agent training.
#11 - The Gun That Killed Osama
Season 3 - Episode 10
A former Navy SEAL sniper asks Will to modify a civilian H&K 416 for charity. Will agrees on one condition: that he helps the Red Jacket crew recreate the gun believed to be used to take out Osama Bin Laden, fast rope out a heli, and test their theory.
#12 - One Man Army
Season 4 - Episode 6
In an exciting challenge the crew modifies a PKM from a three man to a one-man combat unit. Will restores a Lefever rifle destroyed in a tornado. Kris makes a deal hoping he'll save Red Jacket but when Will gets bad news, he's ready to close RJF forever.
#13 - Oh My God, a Cannon!
Season 2 - Episode 9
Things get crazy when Will tackles a WWII-era 57mm cannon. Meanwhile, Vince gives an AR-15 the Red Jacket treatment for Super Bowl champion and New Orleans Saints kicker Garret Hartley. Then, things between Kris and Stephanie take an unexpected turn.
#14 - The Gatling Gun and Dueling Pistols
Season 2 - Episode 8
Will's motto "If you dream it, we can build it" is put to the test when a local scrap yard owner challenges him to build a modernized Gatling shotgun. The Red Jacket team repairs a set of antique dueling pistols, and Will is challenged to a duel.
#15 - American Chopper Gun
Season 2 - Episode 3
Kris gets the idea to do a chromed out, 1919 machine gun with a dragon painted on it. Vince loves the idea and wants to add to it a handlebar trigger system. Will realizes they need experts in chrome and handlebars to pull this one off: the boys from Discovery's American Chopper. And, of course, that means an invite to Baton Rouge for Paul Jr. and team to test the tricked out gun. Meanwhile, world-class speed shooter Jerry Miculek walks into Red Jacket looking to alter a Bulgarian Krink. Will shows off his integrally suppressed AK47 when Jerry challenges Will to a bet: if he can fire this AK in single fire mode faster with his finger than someone pulling the trigger on a fully automatic AK, Will owes Jerry a custom Red Jacket gun free of charge. But can he pull it off?
#16 - Red Jacket Reloaded
Season 5 - Episode 8
Will faces some big challenges as he chooses Red Jacket's new home and works on the 155mm Russian D20, which is the largest civilian owned gun in the world; Kris sustains an injury; Charlie works on a suppressor for a very fast gun.
#17 - Will’s Monster
Season 4 - Episode 3
With the SOCOM order still on hold Will is on edge so he decides to clean house. He builds a hybrid gun out of Red Jacket spare parts. Will keeps the boys busy on an R & D project, and has an explosive confrontation with Vince.
#18 - Mobile MAG-58
Season 5 - Episode 2
A snowmobile is fitted with machine guns; Charlie works on a rare Japanese rifle.
#19 - Sniper Rifle Silencer
Season 3 - Episode 2
Jon Weiler of Professional Marksmen Inc. commissions the Red Jacket crew to integrally suppress a .50 caliber sniper rifle. This is one of the largest caliber gun rounds — and gun — in the world. And they only have a week to do it. Will, Joe, and Kris work through the night to come up with a plan.
#20 - Hangfire
Season 4 - Episode 2
Will and Joe head out to Jordan for some high level meetings and leave the SOCOM order still hanging in the balance. Kris takes on a stubborn Solothurn without Will’s permission. Will comes back to face a harsh reality.
#21 - Steel Tornado
Season 5 - Episode 3
Will is commissioned to make a triple-barrel shotgun.
#22 - Misfire
Season 4 - Episode 7
As the SOCOM order finally gets completed, Tom's unpredictable ways put his job on the line. Will and Flem have a heart to heart about his future at RJF. The crew is challenged when a client brings in an Oerlikon that sent him to the hospital once before.
#23 - Shotgun Superstars vs. Red Jacket
Season 3 - Episode 14
A Benelli M4 shotgun is redesigned for competition shooting.
#24 - This Time It's Personal
Season 3 - Episode 1
Officer David Liang of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) wants to transform a Ferret armored scout vehicle into a crowd control/riot control vehicle and turns to Will Hayden and the Red Jacket crew for help. The team travels to New Orleans so Will can do a ride along with Officer Liang while the rest of the crew goes into the French Quarter to have some fun. They never expected that one of their own would witness a murder in the streets only 40 yards away. This project just got personal.
#25 - Behind the Scenes Special
Season 3 - Episode 4
Find out what it takes to make Sons of Guns - with interviews and behind the scenes footage from the Red Jacket team and the film crew. From dangerous near misses and melting cameras to practical jokes and shooting contests, we reveal it all.