Brian Zins
 Personal information

Poland, OH


Independent security contractor

 Competition information

Season Two
Season Five


2nd (Season 2)
4th (Season 5)

Episode eliminated

"Season Two Finale"
"Last Man Standing"


Brian Zins was a contestant of Top Shot that participated during Season Two and Season Five.

During Season Two, Brian was originally a member of the Red Team, but became part of the Green Team during the last half of the competition. He was eliminated after losing the Final Challenge of the Season Two Finale against Chris Reed.

Brian was brought back for Season Five, but was eliminated during the Season Finale after losing the first Elimination Challenge.

Personal lifeEdit

Brian Zins is an independent security contractor from Poland, Ohio. He is NRA's 12-time National Pistol Champ. Brian was a member of the U.S. Marines and was a shooter for their pistol team. He has set numerous national records with the NRA. Brian recently retired from the Marine Corps.

Top Shot: Season 2Edit


Brian Zins Season Two promotional picture

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According to Behind the Bullet, Brian is producing his own line of ammunition called Gunny Zins Ammo.

Top Shot: Season 5Edit

In 2013, it was announced that Brian would be a contestant in Season Five, Top Shot All-Stars.

Week OneEdit

In the episode Best of the Best, Brian was sent ot the proving grounds. However, he remained safe after being the closest to hit the bullseye.

Week TwoEdit

In the episode Tricks of the Trade, Brian Zins was chosen to split a bullet on an axe head with the Colt Peacemaker. His squad was not sent to the Proving Ground.

Week ThreeEdit

In Week Three, Brian competed with Alex Charvat in a speed shooting contest. He defeated Alex and remained safe from the Proving Ground.

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