ALERT: Send TFB stuff to shoot out of the X Products Can Cannon

    Hello Dear Readers,

    I was just as excited as you were when TFB posted about the X Products Can Cannon a few weeks ago. A refresher, it’s a modified AR-15 upper that’s rigged up to shoot out soda cans via blanks. I’m getting my hands on one right after the holiday break here, and I am going to make a video showing this in action. However, instead of shooting cans I’m going to shoot whatever readers send me in the mail. Based on the comments in the hyperlinked article above, I’m anticipating some pretty hilarious stuff.

    TFB readers, please do not disappoint the internet. 

    Here are the parameters to make sure the item(s) you send me can fire out of the Can Cannon:

    • The inside diameter of the tube is 2.62 inches
    • The effective length is about 5.4 inches before you hit the blank barrel

    From the company owner: “In order for something to effectively shoot out of the cannon you need to have a good near net fit, that’s why soda cans launch out of it. In order to launch an odd shaped object you’ll need a wadding with length, that slides easily. We found that some spray paint caps are a perfect fit.” If you can provide wadding for your item, that will help me a lot. Otherwise, I’ll scour the earth for spray paint caps or something similar and jerry-rig it.

    Mail your items to:

    Chris Cheng
    PO Box 14363
    San Francisco, CA 94114

    Finally, if you’d like a shoutout I’m happy to read the following items on camera:

    1. Your first name
    2. Your city+state
    3. Any short commentary (Why do you want your item shot out of the Can Cannon? etc)

    If your item is getting mailed directly from Amazon or wherever and you want to email your details, I can be reached at [email protected]. Please have your item arrive by Saturday, December 6th. I’ll film the week after that and hopefully have the video up around the same time.

    I’ll leave you with this video of the Can Cannon in action, and again, let’s not disappoint the internet. Send me some cool/fun/funny stuff to shoot!

    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.