Illinois Man on History Channel's "Top Shot" Could Probably Kill You With His Bare Hands


Gergory Littlejohn of Waterloo is on History Channel's Top Shot and can hurt people just by staring at them. - IMAGE VIA
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  • Gergory Littlejohn of Waterloo is on History Channel's Top Shot and can hurt people just by staring at them.
Before we introduce you to Gregory Littlejohn, who's from Waterloo, Illinois and looks terrifying, we should explain what the History Channel's "Top Shot" is.

It's a reality show, for those whose reality consists of:
navigating back alleys, rappelling down buildings and hitting moving targets from a speeding World War II-style motorcycle sidecar.
Wow. So like using handguns and stuff? Oh you're adorable! Try again:
This year's arsenal features an M32A1 grenade launcher, a massive 1898 cannon from the Spanish-American War, a semiautomatic FS2000 bullpup rifle and a 1919 vehicle-mounted Browning machine gun.
Gulp. Let's bring in our local guy who's made it on the show.

According to the show's website, Gregory Littlejohn is not little at all. He's a 6'5" federal police officer who was in the Air Force for nine years. Other deets:
He served three years in the Air Force Security Forces and six years as a weapons instructor, and is a veteran of both Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Shooting competitively with the Air Force, he served on two separate teams and was the World Champion Grenadier in 2003. In an IPSC competition, he placed second in the open class with a 9mm Beretta. This father of two young children was taught to shoot by his own dad. Greg is intimidating in stature but endearing in person--a giant of a man with outsized skills to match.
Endearing in person? We'll take your word for it and stay clear and very camouflaged.


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