Convicted rapist and ex-"Sons of Guns" reality TV personality Will Hayden was sentenced Thursday to life in prison, plus 40 years, for sexually. The father/daughter team starred on Sons of Guns together, and now she is accusing him of sexual Stephanie married Kris Ford in Sons of Guns is a reality television series that aired on the Discovery Channel between In a settlement, William Hayden and Stephanie Hayden surrendered their Since the cancellation of the show, Kris Ford was arrested on child abuse charges Hayden was represented by a public defender at a later court date.
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One of the Boys: She knows more about guns than most of the customers, is a better shot than most of the other employees, and refuses to use handguns because "they're a way up to a real gun". When Will is vehemently against actually firing the flamethrower they fixed, Steph has this reaction. As it turns out, Will is deathly afraid of fire. Also Will and the threat of wild dogs. He has his reasons. Will sports this more often than not.
While no one at Red Jacket is particularly mean, it was really sweet when Will had them build a shotgun mount on an ATV for a retired Marine who had his right arm paralyzed, and then gave it to him for free. Steph takes off in this direction with an easy shooting, lightweight rifle wearing a coat of white paint.
Then, over her father's objections, plays it laser straight and promises to offer it in pink. In addition to the bayonet of his anti-zombie M16 in the season 3 finale, Will also smashed the hell out of several "zombie" targets with the butt of the rifle.
A lot of the custom guns they build use Magpul accessories. Hornady's Zombie Ammo pops up every now and then as well. Will does this when talking to Joe about Joe purchasing a new building to house Red Jacket in without Will's knowledge. I mean, we're committed How Steph convinces Will to fire the flamethrower.
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Vincein the April 11, episode, gets an earful when he calls Kris "Boy Wonder: Call me another fucking name on my property again and I'll beat the fucking shit out of you. Almost once an episode, a customer shows up with a rare firearm that someone at the shop gets over-excited about. Most of these guns wind up repaired and fired, with interesting results.
Some of the older pistols can get downright scary to shoot, because they're unpredictable as to whether or not they may simply explode in your hand. Also inverted, as they've had several guns come across that, while sometimes still rare, are not as rare as thought or outright fakes; see the Coffee-Grinder rifle and the pair of Lugers.
Averted when an owner brings in a family heirloom shotgun that was partially destroyed in a fire.
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Despite Will stating it was a common mail-order shotgun with minimal value, the gun was fixed up and made to fire. Will notes that the value of a gun was outweighed by the family history of the gun itself, which was important to note. The custom guns are frequently prone to malfunctions during the design and construction phase; the worst being the gatling shotgun and desert AR. Revolvers Are Just Better: Epitomized by the Lefaucheux; an incredibly rare French double-barreled revolver that held twenty rounds.
When the crew had a dispute about who got to shoot the flamethrower, they go to the shooting range and have a best-of-5 shoot-off, "Red Jacket Style. Bait and Switch, above.
This is bound to happen anytime firearms and firearms rules, regulations and laws are even mentioned. Every so often, a client comes in with an idea or firearm that is dubious in its legality, and Will has to come up with a way to make it work legally, or come up with an alternate solution that IS legal.
They can and most certainly didbut he could only fire them under Red Jacket's supervision and couldn't actually buy or take the exploding arrows with him.
Secret Test of Character: Will has a sort of hazing ritual for new or potential employees. He makes them do terribly demeaning grunt work like cleaning out the toilets or picking up the dog kennel, because he says that the surest way to tell someones work ethic is to see how well they do a bad job.
Unknown if Flem had to do any of this, as he was the only person who came in with welding experience and actually brought guns he had made to the interview; he was shown going pretty straight from interview to some basic welding, no poop in-between.
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What Will ends up doing to Kris when Kris wants to start dating Steph. Kris had to decide which he wanted more, to work at Red Jacket or ask Steph out. He was willing to give up what he loved to go after Steph.
Will admits that he didn't know if he wanted it clear to Kris or to himself, but Kris passed. This is almost never brought up, but Will is a retired Marine. Will is also very supportive of military projects which may wind up being used in the field, and military members often appear on the show.
Shoot Out the Lock: So he took an M16 and mounted a shotgun on it. He called it a Master Key, because it can open any lock. It's not really an original ideabut having a semi-automatic shotgun mounted below hasn't been done before.
The only existing examples were either pump or pull-bolt action. Small Girl, Big Gun: Steph often qualifies, often seen behind a. One episode had a girl with a. Which, because of editing, caused some minor controversy with fans, many of whom didn't believe that Steph actually fired a Desert Eagle.
Taken Up to Eleven when Steph got to shoot a Solothurn; a millimeter semi-automatic anti-tank gun roughly as big as she was! Small Name, Big Ego: Tom in Season 4 It ends up costing him his job in the end. The guys and gal at Red Jacket know their stuff.
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Several throughout the series; Mikey, Paul, Jr. Ted Nugent was bound to wind up on the show. He was given Red Jacket's prototype pistol as a gift. Later on, Vince and Garrett had a contest where Garrett would attempt a field goal and Vince had to shoot the ball before the kick reach the uprights. Vince lost the contestand thus all of the work on Garrett's guns was on the house.
Professional exhibition shooter Tom Knapp visited the shop in the 3rd season; he holds the record for shooting the most clay disks 'pigeons' as they're known in skeet shooting out of the air and performing various other feats with shotguns. He commissioned the Red Jacket crew to build him a blunderbuss for another trick shot he had planned.
Though he didn't specifically ask for a blunderbuss, simply something that would allow him to break the record for most pigeons shot from a single fire gun. Even he was surprised when they showed him his new gun. Jessie James visited the shop in season three, and worked with the crew to build a custom Browning Automatic Rifle.
A preview of Jesse's own Discovery Channel series was played during a commercial break as well, and he appeared a couple episodes later to take depivery of the gun after it returned from an engraver.
One season three episode had the crew procure a revolver owned by Elvis Presley for Joe Perry from Aerosmithand in another episode restored a naval cannon for him. Kari and Tory from MythBusters showed up when the crew attempted to prove it was possible to blow up a propane tank with a single round.
Quite frequently, especially when the crew is firing automatic guns. Stay in the Kitchen: Steph mans the front of the shop, and many times ends up surprising the hell out of most of the customers about how much more she knows about guns than they do. Often the boys at the back of the shop are doing something that requires Steph's attention in addressing testosterone-fueled idiocy, to the point where she'd probably wishes for just one day where she can stay in the front office. The show often uses this when showing weapons in action on the battlefield, often with Will giving a brief rundown of the history of said weapon.
Possibly the biggest reality TV explosions this side of MythBusters. As Charlie notes in the MythBusters Crossover episode: One episode had the Red Jacket crew get their hands on a WW2-vintage M36 tank destroyer; many of the cast members frequently calling it a "tank".
Although not often seen, the Red Jacket crew have a pit bull terrier named Grover kept in the garage. A prospective new hire's willingness to clean up after him is usually a deciding factor as to whether or not they get a job there. Designs to help them with a dragon-themed machine gun design.
Guns, which aired following the season 4 finale episode. In a settlement, William Hayden and Stephanie Hayden surrendered their gun-making licenses and were allowed to choose a licensed individual to control Red Jacket. Initially, that person was Vincent Buckles, but Buckles has left the company and now two other individuals control the company.
Instead, one or two guns were stolen during — Davidson claimed the rest of the missing guns were receivers that were thrown away or destroyed when gunsmiths made mistakes.
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Although Davidson characterized the lost weapons as "simple bookkeeping errors", the ATF requires serial-numbered parts to be tracked. When Davidson was asked why Hayden was not an officer, Davidson stated the reason was a "confidential business decision".
An executive of the production company said he regretted the incident and blamed it on "a simple yet colossal error in judgement by a member of our staff. Stephanie Hayden-Ford, who is the mother of the child from a previous relationship, was also arrested for assault charges on Friday October 17,