- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Taya Kyle, the widow of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle, defeated the reigning National Rifle Association 2015 global shooting champion in a charity competition Saturday. 

Mrs. Kyle faced off against Bruce Piatt in a series of battlefield-simulated shooting challenges. The contest was a fundraising event for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation and brought in $1 million for the charity, Fox News reported

TrackingPoint, the company whose smart scope gave Ms. Kyle the advantage in the shoot-off, put up the $1 million to prove its Precision-Guided Firearms can transform novice shooters into world-class marksmen, according to Fox. 

Mrs. Kyle managed to complete all 29 targets in the competition without a single miss while Mr. Piatt, using traditional sights, hit 58.4 percent of his shots. 

“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,” Mrs. Kyle told Fox. “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 percent of us they choose to give their life for.”

The Chris Kyle Frog Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to helping military families acclimate to life after deployment. It aims to help veterans cope with the kinds of issues the Kyles faced after Chris’s deployments. 


• Kellan Howell can be reached at khowell@washingtontimes.com.

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