Parents' Guide to

American Guns

By Matt Springer, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Macho but mild reality series set in a gun shop.

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American Guns belongs to a specific subgenre of reality series -- the family business show. Whether it's baking cakes, building custom motorcycles, or buying and selling firearms, the real story on each series is the family dynamic that fuels these unique businesses. American Guns actually strikes a good balance between moments of interfamily drama and the actual business they run.

When it comes to the business of their store Gunsmoke, there's no question that these are people who live and breathe firearms. Knowing the very real violence that is often committed with guns, it can be hard to relate to their enthusiasm. Fortunately there are angles explored beyond just the glorification of weaponry, whether it's the historical background of classic guns or the engineering challenges involved in building custom guns. Whether you're a pacifist vegan or a meat-eating hunter, the Wyatts' passion and knowledge for their business makes American Guns a compelling watch.

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