2021 saw the return of the Fort Benning Multigun Challenge, one of the premiere matches of the season in 3 Gun competition.
Daniel Horner of Team Sig successfully defended his title in Tactical Optics division, taking home another win at the Army sponsored 3 Gun match.
Fort Benning Multigun Challenge Divisions
For 2021, the match recogizned four divisions: Heavy, Open, Tactical Optics, and Tactical Irons. Tactical Optics was the deepest division, with 135 shooters completing the match. Open division was the second largest, coming in strong with 61 shooters. 2021’s Open Champion is Mike Whitesides. Aaron Hayes won Tactical Irons, and Matthew Kalisch rounds out the winners, taking home the Heavy division championship.
Fort Benning Multigun Challenge Stages
The FBMG match is well know for clever stages, and also frequently includes the use of military weapons, since the match is sponsored by the US Army Marksmanship Unit. The AMU designs the stages for the match and takes pride in creating some truly tough shooting challenges. Past stages have involved shooting a low flying clay target with a handgun, full auto M249s, and shooting from vehicles. This year one of the stages included shooting from a pedal powered kayak. It’s a good bet none of the contestants had ever faced that kind of shooting scenario before.
Fort Benning Multigun Challenge and the AMU
Obviously, the Army takes marksmanship seriously, and the AMU’s committment to the shooting sports makes that evident. AMU shooters also participate in USPSA, Bianchi Cup, and traditional rifle and pistol bullseye shooting. Their purpose is taking the best practices from civilian marksmanship and apply them to training soldiers to be better marksman. AMU veterans are all over the shooting sports, and include notable champions like KC Eusebio, Max Michel, and this year’s Tactical Optics winner, Daniel Horner.
100% of the proceeds from the FBMG Challenge go to help to keep Fort Benning’s Recreational Shooting Complex an affordable option for Soldiers, their families, and veterans. For the full match results, please visit Practiscore.