Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channelā€™s Top Shot Season 4 champion and author of “Shoot to Win,” a book for beginning shooters. A self-taught amateur turned pro through his Top Shot win, Cheng very much still considers himself an amateur who parachuted into this new career.

He is a professional marksman for Bass Pro Shops who shares his thoughts and experiences from the perspective of a newbie to the shooting community. He resides in San Francisco, CA and works in Silicon Valley.


  • Anonymoose

    >full-auto 10/22
    Aside from lulzy plinking, WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT?!

    • ChuckyTee

      why not?

    • Because you can šŸ™‚

    • Masoo2

      If I could have any full auto weapon (Whether pre 86 or not), it would be a 10/22.

      • David Sharpe

        Same here.

        Either that or an AR lower with an upper that allows you to use American-180 magazines.

        • Masoo2

          Forgot about A-180’s, very nice .22’s

      • Esh325

        I wonder why something like a fully automatic .22 LR was never taken seriously as say at least a police weapon? A 3 round bust from a .22 LR would be super controllable and it would probably kill you just as dead as a 9mm sub gun.

        • Karina

          I suggest you look at the American-180, which was marketed to LEAs. It is a .22 LR submachine gun proper, which can accept a pan magazine; several, of various sizes and capacities between 170 and 240-something rounds, were made.

          • Esh325

            They weren’t very successful though, unfortunately.

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  • Tenacious221

    dibs on the 1022…

    • Michael

      At least you could afford to shoot the 10/22

  • 1leg

    Altough a full auto 10/22 would make for cheap, renewable fun, id have to go for the iconic mp5.

  • V1scera

    Man, I would sell one of my neighbors for an MP7

  • Suburban

    Can you link the photo shown to a larger copy? It’s only about 3×3.5″ on my screen.

  • BillyBadfish

    I wonder, assuming that these guns were capable of being handled and test fired by attendees, what they’d think of a person keeping a couple rounds of spent 4.6x30mm brass.

    • These ones here were for looking only, but there is an area where you can rent and shoot a lot of different machine guns. I’m sure you could arrange to keep a few pieces of brass.

    • hami

      4.6×30 is commercially available