Military Channel set to release “Triggers”

The Discovery Communications network will air the six-part series exploring the evolution of firearms beginning November 30.
October 27, 2011

Discovery Communications’ Military Channel will premiere Triggers: Weapons that Changed the World, a six-part series exploring the evolution of firearms, on November 30, at 10 p.m. EST/PST.

The series, hosted by former Army Ranger and Air Force pararescueman Wil Willis, will examine the range of weaponry throughout history, from the early days of gun duels to the high-tech battlefields of today.

Willis has also hosted The Military Channel’s Special Ops Mission.

“As an expert on weaponry, coupled with his inside knowledge of the military, Wil Willis brings unique insight into how the development of each of these weapons has changed history forever,” said Ed Hersh, SVP of content strategy for Military Channel. “Triggers allows our viewers to get up close and personal with powerful and historical weapons they might not have the opportunity to otherwise explore.”

Triggers: Weapons that Changed the World is produced by MorningStar Entertainment for Military Channel. For MorningStar, Gary Tarpinian and Paninee Theeranuntawat are executive producers, and Gary Benthin is series producer. Ron Simon is exec producer for Military Channel.

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