The inaugural American Sniper Shootout took place over the weekend in Mason, Texas. Taya Kyle, Chris Kyle’s widow, outshot NRA champion Bruce Piatt with a TrackingPoint rifle raising $1 million dollars for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.
TrackingPoint sponsored the inaugural shootout and bet $1 million dollars that Taya Kyle could beat NRA champion Bruce Piatt in a shootout.
Taya Kyle, novice shooter, made 100 percent of her shots at target in a staged war scenario, from prone, sitting, and from cover. Piatt made 58.4 percent of those same shots.
TrackingPoint rifles set out to prove that their Precision-Guided Firearms can turn novice shooters into perfect marksmen. Kyle shot the competition with TrackingPoint’s new M600, M800 and Xs1 firearms. Piatt was using current military rifles M4A1, M110, and M2010.
Kyle truly believes that TrackingPoint, with their precision tracking “RapidLok Target Acquisition,” rifles can save military lives.
“The technology of the gun was developed based on conversations with Chris [Kyle] about what factors a marksman has to consider on with every shot,” Kyle told FoxNews.com, via email. “The end result is technology that I know would have saved lives of friends we have lost and will save life and/or limb of those who put it all on the line for the 99% of us they choose to give their life for.”
The money that TrackingPoint put on the table, $1 million dollars, went to the Chris Kyle Frog foundation that helps military families.