Chris Cheng

Chris Cheng is History Channel’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.


  • primus sucks

    Couldn’t all these entries be combined into one?

    • gunslinger

      I’d say no.
      each post is about a specific topic. i mean, that’s a general as saying ALL articles on here should be just one post. they are all about guns, right?

  • NoOneCaresAboutKnobCreek

    I wouldn’t call this a “round”. And it’s missing the fuze at least. Why is this posted here?

    • I think your username negates any hope of a relevant comment. I don’t know what else you would call it.
      They were fired in volleys as anti-submarine weapons in WWII. It’s posted here because it’s a part of and displayed at Knob Creek.

    • We also don’t allow fake user names so one post can be made

      • mp

        cute, Phil has discovered the intente.

        • You mean intent? If so I’ve understood this for a long while. I have banned those who have done it over and over.
          They seem to think using a fake name hides the true identity but I promise you it doesn’t.

  • Blaine

    I’m more interested in why that box of Lake City 5.56 in the upper right corner say “100 rounds for $70.” I mean, come on, wouldn’t they figure anybody who is into firearm enough that they went to Knob Creek would know you can get Lake City for way cheaper than 70 cents a round?

    • I wont pay it but somebody wil

      Blaine, there are people here in KY paying .16-.18 cents a round for .22LR right now. I have seen some really crazy prices on ammo and watched people buying them.. Granted with Lake City I haven’t seen any under .48-.65 cents a round lately and I am guessing they marked it to .70 just to see if people would pay it.

      • Blaine

        Here in NC, the price or .22 is random. CCI Mini-Mag is typically the highest target ammo, at about 20 cents a round. It obviously depends on what store you stop in, but most of my local stores try to keep prices down as best as they can.

      • That could be after all anyone involved in this sport has a good deal of money in a lot of cases.

    • DiverEngrSL17K

      A captive audience, perhaps?

  • Steve (TFB Editor)


    • neoconfection

      “And this is for shooting down police helicopters.”

      “Oh, I don’t think I need anything like that…yet.”

    • Yea I see them all the time on the Missouri river:-)

  • Geoff a well known Skeptic

    Hey it’s an example (hopefully the last) of a spigot mortar round! The Brits replaced hedgehog with the Depth Charge Mortar which delivered more power to the target. Geoff Who notes these are news bulletins from the front!

  • Vincent

    So, where’s the anti-submarine rifle?

  • Doom

    200$ to cover the NFA stamp and 90 for the shell itself? would this be a DD?

    • QuietTexan

      Inert round… demilled

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    The Hedgehog Anti-Submarine Projector was developed by the Directorate Of Miscellaneous Weapons Development for the Royal Navy early in World War Two. It was officially accepted for general service in corvettes, frigates, destroyers and other dedicated anti-submarine vessels in 1942 and was intended to supplement conventional depth charges. Each individual Hedgehog was actually a very simple, low-cost navalized 7.2″ spigot mortar round designed specifically to detonate only on direct contact with a target, and was not fitted with a pressure-detonated pistol, a magnetic pistol or any of the actuation devices one would normally associate with proximity detonation of a depth charge or torpedo. Instead, the Hedgehog was launched in multi-projectile salvos into the general vicinity of the target submarine ( as determined by echo-sounding, i.e., sonar detection ), and depended largely on this “spread” to achieve significant hit probability, much like a shotgun firing 00 buckshot. While the explosive charge was relatively small compared to a full-sized depth charge, it was sufficiently powerful to breach the pressure hull of a U-Boat and cripple or sink her if a direct hit was scored.

    This “scattergun” approach using the Hedgehog A/S Projector was highly successful, and soon Allied vessels, including those of the United States Navy, were similarly equipped. Over time, Hedgehog was supplemented or replaced in RN service by more sophisticated derivatives such as the Squid and Limbo A/S mortar systems ; the U.S. Navy continued with its own developmental line and came up with the Mousetrap and Weapon Alpha systems. Mousetrap was either a 4-railed ( Anti-Submarine Projector Mk.20 ) or 8-railed ( Anti-Submarine Projector Mk.22 ) device that could fire Hedgehog projectiles fitted with 2.25″ Mk.3 solid-propellant rocket motors. This modification enabled smaller, lighter ASW vessels, such as sub-chasers, to take advantage of the benefits of the multiple projectile launch system without the risk of structural or hull damage from the considerable recoil of the original Hedgehog mortar system. Mousetrap was designed and developed in a relatively short period of time ( thanks to the pressures of war ) by the euphemistically-named National Defence Research Committee at CalTech beginning in late 1941.