Unless you live in Pahrump, NV., you will not know these interesting tidbits about Pawn Stars.
First, the "Old Man", Richard Harrison, just turned 70 on March 4th.
When the Pawn Stars go to the shooting range, they don't go to Las Vegas and shoot, they go to a private shooting range in Pahrump (about 60 miles west of Las Vegas).
From the Pahrump Valley Times: The commands were straight from a Civil War battlefield.So were the guns.“Forward march.”“Halt.”“Make ready your weapon.”“Take aim.”“Cock your weapon.”“Fire when ready.”The “soldier” in this display, though, looked anything but the part. Nope, it was just the tattooed comic foil, “Chumlee” from the History Channel’s popular Pawn Stars television show.Austin “Chumlee” Russell joined cast mates Rick and Corey Harrison, the father and son Las Vegas celebrities of pawn, who along with the “Old Man,” Richard Harrison, own Gold & Silver Pawn Shop on Las Vegas Blvd. along the downtown Strip. The local celebrities were in Pahrump on Friday filming a segment for an upcoming episode involving Civil War era guns pawned in Las Vegas.About 10 people, cast and crew, invaded Pahrump’s Lone Wolf Range, a members-only gun club, to test the firearms.Rick said cast and crew love coming to Pahrump on filming field trips. “We’re out here all the time,” the star said. “We probably come out about once a month.” http://pvtimes.com/news/pawn-stars-invade-local-gun-range/
Also from the article: “It’s his 70th birthday today,” said Rick, “so that’s why he’s not out here with us.”But, joining the stars was the show’s gun expert, Sean Rich, who has done more than 50 episodes of Pawn Stars and has a following of his own. Rich is also President and CEO of Tortuga Trading, Inc. and was the weapons consultant for Pirates of the Caribbean.
So, you learn something new every day.
Happy belated birthday, Old Man.
picture from vegasnews.com http://www.vegasnews.com/ and Scott Winn