Taya Kyle, Wife of Chris Kyle, Takes on $1 Million Shooting Challenge

Taya Kyle, Wife of Chris Kyle, Takes on $1 Million Shooting Challenge

Taya Kyle, Wife of Chris Kyle, Takes on $1 Million Shooting Challenge

It is hard to disentangle Taya Kyle from her husband’s legacy. Seen by many as one of the greatest marksmen of the current era and the most deadly sniper in US history, Chris Kyle casts a long shadow. Since his death in 2013, Taya has tried to uphold his legacy. She founded the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation in 2014 to provide support for military families, and she’s worked as a tireless advocate for those who have lost fathers, brothers, sons, and husbands in war.

This December, she will find herself behind the scope of a rifle, facing one of the best competitive shooters in the world. Her opponent will be Bruce Piatt, who is still fresh off his win in the NRA’s 2015 World Shooting Championship.

The event is billed as the American Sniper Shootout, and if its organizers are correct, it could change the face of long-range shooting as we know it. How is Taya, a novice shooter who has no experience in competitive shooting, going to go barrel-to-barrel with a seasoned competitor? Or perhaps more importantly, why?

The first question is easier to answer. Taya will be equipped with state-of-the-art rifles from TrackingPoint, a company famous for its patented Precision-Guided Firearms (PGFs). The company says that its sophisticated optics and rifles will make just about anyone as accurate as a master sniper, and that hitting a target is as simple as marking it and pulling the trigger.

 

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