Musical Targets: Mary Had a Little Lamb (VIDEO)

I’ve been waiting many moons to get my hands on a set of Musical Targets and I finally received them and built a homemade stand. The Musical Targets system is a set of steel plates cut thusly so that each plate emits a musical tone when shot. I received a two octave set which allows me to shoot in C and G Major, since I have an F#. They are considering adding more sharps and flats but this is a great start.

In my first song, Mary Had a Little Lamb, I’m just warming up and plan to shoot more complex songs in the future. Also, I think the Musical Targets system is a great way to get more kids involved in the shooting sports since I found that shooting songs is a really fun challenge.

In this short video I’m shooting a Volquartsen Superlite 10/22, Leupold Deltapoint red dot scope, and .22LR ammo by Winchester. If you have any song requests, please leave them in the comments!

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.


  • Noir

    It would work better with silencer..

    • Random Disabled Person

      Then that begs for “Silent Night” to be played, especially at the holidays.

      The hard challenge will be playing songs by the band of Rush.

      *In before “Stairway …..”

      • 1911Junkie

        Yes, YYZ please! Oh, and La Villa Strangiata too!

  • David W.

    Freebird! but seriously. You should play chopsticks with twin ruger mark 3’s.

  • Chris, I already told you I want Kashmir by Led Zeppelin! Come on man!!!

  • Lol, awesome.
    Now get a belt fed and crank out some dubstep!

    • Tassiebush

      Yeah a squirrel rifle can’t quite cut it for skrillex!

  • ShootingFromTheHip

    Hahaha, i saw what you did there — a little trick editing on that last note! I don’t blame you, it must have sucked to get all the way through and miss on the last shot!

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Shot through the heart and you’re too blame…

  • Budogunner

    Truly awesome, original content with a well made video. This is what I love to see here at TFB.

  • Tom of Toms

    Get out the .44, and turn it up to 11.

  • allannon

    That could make for some interesting stages:

    “Cross the vehicle, take out only the orange targets, play the first first 8 measures of Beethoven’s 5th…”

  • Nashvone


  • YS


  • uisconfruzed

    DANG IT!!
    Thanks! I was content not having these, now I know they’re out there.

  • mon

    You gotta do the first few notes to dixie!

  • Tassiebush

    I reckon Chris Cheng would succeed where others failed if he did “uptown funk”

  • Mathew

    Scuttle Buttin’ By Stevie Ray Vaughan. Lol

  • desert

    Why did they take off “Top Shot”? It was one of the more interesting programs…guess thats why, if it isn’t mandatory profanity and unnecessary sex, it doesn’t play huh?

  • thetruth


  • thetruth

    Book buy scam…waste of video and ammo..