Jamie Franks grew up in a rural area outside of Raleigh North Carolina with a family of hunters and shooters. He spent his childhood exploring, hunting, and roaming the backwoods of the Southeastern United States and, even as a child, aspired to a career in the military.

Jamie Franks shooting from seated positionI grew up pretty much in the middle of nowhere near a small town in North Carolina, a suburb of Raleigh, that was about 30 miles southeast of Raleigh. I grew up on my family’s tobacco farm.”

“From a really early age, my dad would let me shoot all of his guns, once I was old enough to handle them safely. When I was about 6 years old I got my first BB gun, and where we lived I was just free to roam the area and go off into the woods by myself and shoot stuff with my BB gun. A couple of years later I got my first .410 shotgun and then a .22 rifle, and then up and up from there.”

Navy Career

Jamie Franks is a US Navy Veteran with over 15 years of service. Check out more about Jamie Franks’ Navy career.

Top Shot Contestant

In 2010 Jamie was recruited to compete on History Channels hit reality television series “Top Shot.” He competed in Season 2 and was invited back to participate in Top Shot All Stars.  To read more about his time as a Top Shot competitor, Click Here.