A few years back, Chris was running one of the most popular gun stores and firing ranges in the Queens area of New York. Many customers would come in setting down orders for specific weapons to be shipped in, allowing him to get a good feel for many different types of weaponry. He became knowledgeable on a large variety of both new and old weaponry as well as attachments, munitions, military surplus clothing and other gear which was stocked within the store. Every year he would tour several conventions which occurred around the States in order to select new stock and browse for future additions. A large convention was held in the region of South Zagoria, Chernarus and Chris could not miss out on the opportunity to sample the wares being displayed. He booked a flight to Chernogorsk and stayed within the town for a week, sampling the local culture before moving inland to Zelenogorsk where the convention was taking place. Before he could arrive at his destination, the coach was turned round after reports of people attacking eachother throughout the countryside began circulating the radio stations. Once they arrived back in Chernarus the military began to round the civilian population up and relocate them to a "safe haven", however the convoy never arrived due to a group of opportunistic criminals attempting to make a profit out of the ensuing chaos. Chris was able to sneak away from the ensuing gunfight and headed inland towards the more forested areas of Chernarus in search of other misplaced survivors like himself. Eventually he came across a small group made up of varying nationalities, all wishing to leave the country by any means necessary, therefore they agreed to support each other until they were able to flee the region and find out what had become of the rest of the world.