New Gun News Show: The Second Scoop

I’ve been in the firearms industry for 2.5 years now, and I’m always paying close attention to what’s going on in the world of firearms. There’s clearly no shortage of interesting things to follow, but therein lies a problem:

There’s too much information.

There are great sites for updates on firearms and gear (hat tip slash self-promotion to TFB. Steve approved this message), there are other great sites for gun politics, then there’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so many other sites to get these piecemeal snippets of gun news. There are some longer form news programs which are great, but for the busy person who wants the critical news of the week in a brisk-paced 4-6 minute video, where do you go?

If you are left with the same big question mark I had, then perhaps I’ve something right up your alley.

I’ve created a gun/2A news show I’m calling The Second Scoop. The format as of now is as such:

  • 2-3 big news stories of the week
  • A segment called a “Good Guy with a Gun” / “Good Gal with a Gun” where I cover a successful self-defensive use of a firearm
  • Gun Video of the Week: Something cool, fun, badass, etc.

It comes out Tuesday night and I plan to film from some different locations since I’m often on the road. I’ll be in Nebraska in two short weeks and so I’ll most likely be filming from a duck blind. Quack.

Here’s my fourth episode for your enjoyment. Happy to read about any suggestions/criticisms/etc you may have in the comments. Enjoy this delicious episode of The Second Scoop!

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.


  • Very cool Chris, I like the format. Well done.

  • Excited to see what’s coming next Chris! Looks great

  • DiverEngrSL17K

    Very good commentary and sensible advice about Ferguson and any other similar situations — it is when the voices of reason and civility are thrown out the window and / or co-opted by parties with vested interests ( and this applies to ALL sides, left, right and all else in between, regardless of ethnicity or creed ) in favor of reactivity that none of this will end well for ANYONE.

  • noguncontrol

    here are a few suggestions 1. show people how great and effective full auto SMGs ( with 8 inch barrels )are for home defense and in vehicle self defense, especially for women and older kids. and tell people they should push for the abolition of all NFA laws 2. Tell people how the liberals are trying to ban all ammo, first by banning all the so-called “armor piercing” ammo made from non-lead stuff and now by banning lead to please their eco-zombie base, then tell people that there is nothing wrong with bullets made from steel , brass or any other so-called “armor piercing” handgun bullet. and that the ban on “armor piercing” handgun ammo should be repealed. 3. tell people about the tactics and strategies of the gun grabbers, especially with the “sporting purpose” nonsense, and remind people about their God given right to keep and bear arms. 4. show all best technologies, new and old, like that round trigger or like the 8×41 CETME cartridge.

  • Roger V. Tranfaglia

    Since we are talking about firearm news sites. Can any one give me a quick rundown on why -thegunwire- was down for a month or two……
    BTW yay Chris!

  • gunslinger

    wow. keep up the good work!