Saw this episode online. I must admit, I wasn't as excited about this episode as previous ones, in consideration of the fact that the IRA and the Taliban are still topics of controversy and are still associated with terrorism. Still, i appreciate the fact that the show's producers didn't outright depict either group as being "evil, bad guys." I think that the historical and cultural situation surrounding these groups is very complex and should be properly understood before making any bold claims.
That being said, still liked the weapon demonstrations. Really impressed with the ruggedness and durability of the AK-47. Even caked with mud and soaked with water, that gun performed beautifully. Seeing Geoff go a llittle postal with the guns was pretty cool as well. Also liked the IRA slingshot. Though a small and simple weapon, it was able to fire projectiles w/ such velocity. Furthermore, I appreciated the demonstration of the PMN landmine. You always hear about civilians, like women and children, who are ravaged by undetonated landmines, but never really understand the extent of such damage. Seeing that gel dummy's leg utterly mutilated by the mine was a very vivid depiction of the lives which are ruined b/c of such weapons. I commend the show for showing the website for the "Adopt A Landmine" program and having made a contribution.
Anyway, hope this isn't the last episode of Deadliest Warrior. There are still many other match-ups which are possible, and many pig carcasses and gel torsos that can be stabbed, slashed, bashed, and shot at.