Who is Paige Wyatt?
Paige Grewcock was born in Wheat Ridge, Colorado USA in 1984, and is a former reality television personality, best known for being one of the stars of the Discovery Channel reality show entitled “American Guns”. The show aired from 2011 to 2012 before it was canceled by Discovery, apparently because of recent events affecting the country.
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The Net Worth of Paige Wyatt
Paige Wyatt has a net worth estimated to be over $1 million as of late 2019, earned through success in business and reality television.
She has several small businesses, selling merchandise and lines of clothing through websites as well as other companies.
Life, Career, and American Guns
Paige is the daughter of Renee Wyatt, the matriarch of the Wyatt family during her previous marriage to Charles Grewcock from Connecticut. She grew-up with brother Kurt from that marriage, who would also feature in “American Guns”. After her parents divorced in 2007, her mother had two more children with Rich Wyatt – the two married in 2010.
A year after the marriage, Paige became more involved with her stepfather’s business, a gun store called Gunsmoke Guns owned by Victor Rodriguez, who left the store to be managed by her stepfather. It proved to be lucrative for some time, and attracted the attention of several television producers.
The family was then hired to become cast members of a new reality show called “American Guns”. The show focuses on the blended family as they handle business and life in Wheat Ridge.
The family specializes in teaching about firearms, trading, manufacturing, and customization of guns.
Family Roles and Cancellation
An episode of “American Guns” would typically involve the entire family. They gave reviews of guns, and shot them in tests. They also helped each other when it came to manufacturing or customization. Paige’s brother Kurt is seen as the engraver in the family, having been training since he was 19 years old. On the other hand, Paige was responsible for sales, and interacting with third-party companies or workers.
She did not handle the main production, but loved guns as well and herself owns a private firearm collection.
They also used their skills with shooting to help attract more sales, challenging collectors and also looking for rare firearms they could re-sell to collectors; a lot of people were interested in memorabilia from the era of gun popularity, such as during the times of the Wild West. The show also incorporated special guests, including “The Bachelorette” star Jesse Csinsack.
In 2012, Discovery decided to abruptly cut the show from their programming following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. A 20-year old man went on a rampage in the school, killing 20 children and six staff members, having killed his mother before driving to the school. It is considered the fourth-deadliest mass shooting in US history. The incident led to the question of gun violence, safety, and gun restriction. At the time the show had increased its ratings, and had a successful second season before the news hit.
Rich Wyatt’s Arrest and Other Endeavors
Following the end of the reality show, Paige’s stepfather Rich lost his Federal Firearms License (FFL) due to a violation of regulations and firearm laws. Despite that, he continued to operate his store using another person’s FFL license. The following year thieves broke into his store and took two rifles and 12 handguns; the incident was reported to federal agencies, and subsequent investigations lead to the discovery of some financial inconsistencies.
— Ben Howarth (@benahowarth) September 3, 2012
The store was shut down two years later when the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) team raided it. Wyatt was arrested for instructing store employees to continue selling firearms, despite not having the proper license. He also failed to report over $1 million in personal income, filing a false tax return. A year after he was arrested he was found guilty of 10 felony counts, and sentenced to 78 months in prison and three years of supervised release. He tried to apologize, but the judge felt that his apology was only because of the consequences, not because of actual remorse for his actions.
Paige Wyatt is single, and there has been no evidence that she is in a relationship. Taking advantage of the fame she gained through television, she started a merchandise line that was sold through a website called Paige Wyatt Merchandise.
She also took a business career to heart, and collaborated with the company Hughwear to create a line of clothing. It is not known if she remains in the firearms business, but she still has her gun collection.