Billed as the shootout of the century, Taya Kyle will use TrackingPoint’s Precision-Guided Firearms to take on reigning NRA World Shooting Champion Bruce Piatt in the inaugural American Sniper Shootout. If the champ wins against Taya and the TrackingPoint system, he will take home the $ 1 million prize.
The landmark event is set for Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015 in Mason, Texas, with proceeds benefiting the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation. Sponsors are already planning to make the American Sniper Shootout an annual event.
The American Sniper Shootout is the first of its kind to pit a novice shooter armed with yet to be announced military-grade TrackingPoint systems against the best in the world in a head-to-head competition featuring the types of shots routinely encountered by soldiers in battle. TrackingPoint’s new products will be announced on November 4th. World Champion Bruce Piatt will compete using current military squad-level and sniper firearms.
“I am a novice shooter,” said Taya Kyle, wife of Chris Kyle, the most prolific sniper in American history. “When I shoot TrackingPoint guns, I feel Chris’s spirit in my hands. Chris would be proud to know that every soldier now has the power to dominate any adversary, and it’s even better that this event benefits military service men and women, veterans, first responders and their families through the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.”
TrackingPoint’s Precision-Guided Firearms instantly transform inexperienced shooters into world-class marksmen, and the competition will validate the claim, staking $1 million on Taya out-shooting the champ. “This is all about helping our veterans and their families,” said Bruce Piatt, “This may be the most exciting competition ever and if TrackingPoint guns perform as advertised our soldiers have a dominant overmatch capability.”
Chris Kyle had an early influence on the development of TrackingPoint guns. In a chance encounter with the American Sniper in 2009, TrackingPoint Founder and CEO John McHale and Kyle explored the nuances of precision shooting and the possibility of building a gun that would change the face of war.
“Chris and I went back-and-forth on how to make everyone an extraordinary shooter,” said McHale. “We were both excited, realizing it was entirely possible to give our troops insurmountable squad-overmatch capability. We knew we were on to a world-changing idea. That was the day TrackingPoint was born.”
The American Sniper Shootout is comprised of a series of common shots encountered in war at unknown distances on static and moving targets. Shooting positions include prone, off-hand and blind shots in which the shooter is completely hidden and unable to directly see targets. Scoring is weighted based on degree of difficulty.
“We want people to know that TrackingPoint Precision-Guided Firearms can save our soldiers’ lives and protect our nation,” said McHale. “And, this event is designed to let our enemies know what’s in store for them when they come up against American forces.”
The day-long event in Mason is open to the public and includes a music festival featuring country superstar Easton Corbin, nine time Grammy winner Asleep At the Wheel, the Scooter Brown Band, and Donica Knight, a rising country star with pure southern style.
To purchase tickets, go to www.americansnipershootout.com.
About Chris Kyle Frog Foundation
The mission of the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is to serve those who serve us by providing meaningful, interactive experiences that enrich family relationships. The CKFF achieves this through experiences that provide time and space to reconnect after deployment without the distractions of everyday life, power to return to the “family unit,” and new common ground after military involvement. For more information, visit www.chriskylefrogfoundation.org
7 thoughts on “Taya Kyle v. NRA World Shooting Champion Bruce Piatt for $1 Million”
I am a super NRA supporter, but in this venue, I support Mrs. Kyle!!! I hope Chris’s spirit, hands, and shooting ability take control of this fine lady! GO TAYA! thank you for your sacrifice! Kyle is and always will be a hero!!
GO TAYA! Shoot your a– off girl! You have the “FORCE” (CRIS) WITH YOU!
I just wish Taya the best in this, for all that she has had to endure with her husbands service and his death. Good luck Taya.
This is a wonderful competition our thoughts and prayers are with her [Taya]
Kaya you can do this.i wish I could afford that system.It would be Awesome.Takem out Girl .You Rock. Tony Fawcett
Will someone be singing the Ballad of John Henry at the event?
Taya, I’m backing you, Good Luck in the shootout and may God be with you.