Sons of Guns
Sons of Guns is a reality television series that airs on the Discovery Channel. The series centers on Red Jacket Firearms LLC, a Louisiana-based business that manufactures and sells custom weapons. Will Hayden is the founder and owner of the shop, while his daughter and business partner Stephanie manages the office. As on the Discovery Channel series MythBusters, this show practices a degree of self-censorship and safety-consciousness. Each episode begins with a staff member warning viewers not to try anything demonstrated on the show at home. In addition, during scenes of catastrophic failure, the crew will remind the audience not to try anything at home. The program also makes a noted point to avoid showing specific detail of how weapon modifications or fabrications are performed.
Where to Watch Sons of Guns
Below you'll find every episode from all 5 season of Sons of Guns.
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Season 1Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jan 27, 2011
Civil War Cannon / Shotgun Silencer Will and his team of gunsmiths are hired to do the impossible — build a shotgun silencer. In the meantime, Will's friend Glenn shows up with a rare Civil War cannon worth $250,000 that the owner wants to fire 150 years after it last saw action. Daughter Stephanie keeps the shop running as Will does the research to see if the cannon can be fired safely.
S01 E02Jan 27, 2011
Master Key Will and his firearms team have to combine two different weapons — an M16 machine gun and a shotgun — to build a Master Key "door breaching" gun for a SWAT team. For inspiration — and extra fun — Will and daughter Stephanie buy and fire a Grenade Launcher.
S01 E03Feb 3, 2011
The Flamethrower On a visit to the National World War II Museum in New Orleans, Will and Stephanie meet Woody Williams, a WWII Marine veteran who won the Medal of Honor on Iwo Jima As a tribute to this hero, Will and the team work to restore Woody's flamethrower, but Will has to conquer a childhood fear of fire just to ignite the weapon.
S01 E04Feb 3, 2011
Browning Machine Gun / Stephanie's Big Bet Will rallies the Red Jacket Firearms team to transform a 'Ma Deuce', a 1941 Browning M2 .50 caliber machine gun from a box of parts — into a fully automatic weapon. But daughter Stephanie must sell $25,000 in inventory to pay for Dad's new pet project.
S01 E05Feb 10, 2011
Coffee Grinder Gun / Katana Firearms expert Tiger McKee asks Will, owner of Red Jacket Firearms, to build a gun that Tiger calls the samurai sword for today's warrior - the lightweight AR-15 Katana rifle. Also, Historian Glenn finds a rare Civil War Coffee Grinder gun, but is it real?
S01 E06Feb 10, 2011
AK-47 Silencer Will, owner of Red Jacket Firearms, is asked to do something that's never been done — build an internal silencer for an AK-47. The AK is put through sand and ballistics tests. Also, Will builds an 18th century swivel gun replica and fires it from a boat.
Season 2Rent or Buy
S02 E01Jul 14, 2011
Anniversary Bash 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.
S02 E02Jul 21, 2011
AK-Sniper Rifle Will and Vince are shooting an AK 47 and a sniper rifle at the range when Will gets an idea: combine the parts of each gun to make the first 1000 yard AK sniper rifle. Meanwhile, to fulfill a childhood dream, world champion archer Chris Bracket wants Will to build him an arrow gun and some arrows that explode. And Will thrills a customer by restoring his mint condition WWII Japanese Arisaka Rifle and getting it to shoot for the first time since the customer has owned it.
S02 E03Jul 28, 2011
American Chopper Gun 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?
S02 E04Aug 11, 2011
The Meat Chopper 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.
S02 E05Aug 18, 2011
Grenade Launcher Silencer The Red Jacket crew tackles the nearly impossible - taking a fully automatic Mk 19 Grenade Launcher, and converting it into a silenced, single shot select fire weapon. Meanwhile, Kris tries to make a hunting rifle float for a customer, while Will builds a version of a knife that shoots.
S02 E06Aug 25, 2011
Flying Guns and Uzis 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.
S02 E07Sep 1, 2011
Taser Shotgun 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.