VIA| Taya Kyle, the widow of legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, shocked onlookers at the American Sniper Shootout when she beat champion marksman Bruce Piatt, one of the top professional shooters in the world, with a perfect score. The competition not only marked Kyle’s first foray into professional shooting, but also pitted TrackingPoint’s Precision-guided Firearm (PGF) technology against the skill and experience of an expert shooter. The result was noticeably one-sided.
“Congratulations to Taya Kyle—American Wife on winning the American Sniper Shootout on Saturday!” TrackingPoint wrote on Facebook. “Armed with TrackingPoint precision-guided firearms, she nailed the competition and made 100% of her shots for a total of 10,140 points! We also raised $500,000 for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation! Special shoutout to Bruce Piatt for being such a gracious competitor. This would not have been possible without you!”
Fox News reported that Kyle used TrackingPoint’s new M600 and M800 firearms during the competition, along with the TrackingPoint XS1. Piatt used current military rifles such as the M4A1, M110, and M2010. The firearms were chambered in the same calibers—5.56x45mm, 7.62x51mm, and .338 Lapua Magnum—but TrackingPoint says its firearms had a huge advantage over traditional rifles due to its targeting system. TrackingPoint firearms allow their user to designate a target and let computers inside the weapon to calculate the best firing solution based on factors such as wind, temperature, and bullet drop.
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