Shooting The Star Spangled Banner with Musical Targets

Who’s ready for the 4th of July weekend? Celebrate our nation’s independence by watching me shoot the Star Spangled Banner with an integrally suppressed Ruger 10/22.

Song requests? Hit the comments section for song+gun combos.

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.


  • Anonymous

    Great work!

  • Giolli Joker

    Were the editing cuts needed to match the rhythm of you finding the proper note with the proper rhythm of the song?
    Nice idea and cool gun.

    • Axel

      The last time he made a video, he had a stop so he could reload. So I imagine they were either that, or perhaps a few misfires and mistakes. This seems like it would be pretty hard, even with that rifle.

      • Giolli Joker

        Sure, to be perfect it takes someone that is at the same time shooter and musician… or practicing for a quite long time.

  • USMC03Vet

    Land of the free. Home of the brave!

    Disappointed there weren’t any U.S. Flags flying. Next year 50 foot flags on either side with Michael Bay explosions in the background!

    • Giolli Joker

      Musical tannerite…

  • Tassiebush

    Impressive skill crossover!

  • Budogunner

    100 times better than any pre-Super Bowl performance I’ve ever heard. I hate all the warbling they do, and how the singers try to use the moment to show off. It’s about honoring the country and those who came before you to secure your freedoms.

    In this case, using constitutionally protected freedoms (Amendments 1&2) to perform the Anthem is particularly profound. Well done, Sir.

  • jcitizen

    Very entertaining, and such a good 4rth of July idea!