Posts by Chris Cheng

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.

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H&K UMP45 x-ray by Nick Veasey, courtesy of the artist.

X-rays of guns

Photographer Nick Veasay used a number of x-ray machines to capture multiple images, many of which are firearms. Upon contacting the artist, he provided the following photos to TFB. Naturally, I had some questions regarding some of the equipment and such, but Nick [Read More…]

IMG_0442 Tiffany Piper accepting the 2013 Bianchi Cup Junior National Championship title. At left, MidwayUSA Founder and CEO Larry Potterfield. The big silver button swings the blade open, and it must be depressed in order to close the knife. The locking tab is underneath it. IMG_0761 IMG_0525 imageedit_3_6358663506

Knob Creek ’13- A German MG 34

The Maschinengewehr (MG) 34 is a historic machine gun that was introduced to the German army in 1934. Recoil-operated and air-cooled, the MG34 shoots the 7.92×57mm Mauser cartridge. Now, you have to be careful when shopping at the Knob Creek Machine Gun shoot [Read More…]


Knob Creek ’13: An $80,000 rifle

While the Knob Creek Machine Gun shoot is known for all the machine guns here (which I’ll get to in subsequent posts), I had the pleasure of holding the most expensive gun I’ve ever held and so I wanted to write about it first. Appraised at $80,000, this [Read More…]

The GG&G rear sling attachment on a Benelli M2 shotgun.

GG&G Sling Attachments

Based out of Arizona, GG&G makes all of their products in America, which is up front and center on their website. They make a number of shotgun sling attachment points, from fixed attachments, to QD (quick detach), to looped. Below are some technical specs: Benelli [Read More…]

prd_307 IMG_0084(2) Photo courtesy of YouTube and SmarterEveryDay 20130722_143007 Author Chris Cheng with the United States Marine Corps Shooting Team at Leupold HQ. Photo courtesy of Leupold & Stevens, Inc.

Leupold Factory Tour

Editor’s Note: The author is sponsored by Leupold. He was not paid by Leupold to write this post. Leupold is headquartered in Beaverton, Oregon where I was given a factory tour to see the magic happen. I also happened to be there the same day as the U.S. Marine [Read More…]

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