Taya Kyle Kicks Butt in Shooting Competition
Taya Kyle, the wife of American Sniper Chris Kyle, is no slouch in her ability to shoot. She kicked the butt of the Bruce Piatt, World NRA Champion, in the Inaugural American Sniper Shootout in Mason, Texas on December 5. The meet was meant to raise money for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation, and raise awareness for the needs of military members, veterans and first responders.
Taya’s aggregate score was a cool 10,140 points. Piatt was a distance second with 3,080. The shooting competition featured real-war scenarios with explosions, simulated fire and other battle stressors. But there was a reason why a novice shooter beat one of the worlds best: special guns.
NRA World Shooting Champion Bruce Piatt only hit 59% of his shots in the competition, but he was shooting with three guns that most of our military use in combat. Bruce Piatt is a world class sniper- but his guns were a poor second to Taya’s special ones.
Taya Kyle used three guns with Tracking Point technology and hit 100% of her shots.
“If you put us on equal guns, any shooter probably could beat me and take home the million dollars. I’m nowhere near a world class marksman. I don’t even think I’d consider myself a marksman at all.” Taya Kyle
The guns Taya used were precision guided firearms.
Precision Guided Weapons
From the Tracking Point website:
A TrackingPoint Precision-Guided Firearm ensures never-before-seen precision at extreme distances and high target velocities. Here’s how:
- TriggerLink™ connects the tracking optic with a guided trigger.
- Tag-and-Shoot™ technology lets you designate an exact target impact point.
- The tracking system then guides the trigger release.
Basically, the Tracking Point firearms have “fire control,” which is similar to the technology on an F-35, an M-1 Abrams Tank, or even a Cruise Missile. They are expensive- ranging from $7,995 to $27,500.
“I am passionate about getting the TrackingPoint guns into our warrior’s hands. They are willing to give their lives for us; the least we can do is give them our very best in that fight.” Taya Kyle
So do we need such lethal fire power? Of course we do. The guns would save lives in the long run by making it difficult to screw up a shot. On that note, I’d like two. Christmas is coming, you know.