January 24, 1944
Garry James is a historical weapons expert residing in Los Angeles, California. He has made an appearance in Top Shot Season One as an expert for historical rifles, in Season Three and Five for a Gatling gun, and in Season Four for the M1 carbine.
In Week Five of Season One, Garry James appeared as an expert for the sixth Practice Session, where he gave the remaining eleven contestants guidance with using the Kentucky long rifle. The Red Team's practice went very smoothly, but during the Blue Team's Practice Session, the rifle kept producing hang fires, which annoyed some members of the team. The following day, Garry was present at the Team Challenge. In the middle of this challenge, the original rifle had been producing constant hang-fires, which led the contestants to using Garry's personal Kentucky long rifle. He then witnessed as the Red Team defeated the Blue Team by a large margin.
The following day, after the Blue Team had nominated Adam Benson and Caleb Giddings for the Elimination Challenge, they returned to the Shooting Range for another Practice Session. Here, Colby Donaldson, the host of the competition, stated that the two would have to get accustomed to shooting the Winchester Model 1873 under guidance by Garry, by shooting at the rungs of a ladder. Adam was first, and during the practice, Garry observed that he had adjusted the sights on the firearm, to better his shots with the weapon. Caleb, on the other hand, had used Kentucky windage to establish a point of aim. Later that day, Garry witnessed the Elimination Challenge, in which Adam came out victorious, sending Caleb home.