The following is a press release from PROOF Research:
Daniel Horner, a Staff Sergeant from the U.S. Army Marksman Unit (AMU), battled 32 of the nation’s top 3-Gun competitors for the National Champion title, including two exciting final man-on-man elimination matches against fellow AMU Shooting Team member, Sgt. Matthew Sweeney.
The 2014 3-Gun Nation (3GN) Pro Series Championship Finale was the culmination of a six-event series held throughout the year, in which shooters competed in the same division, Tactical Optics, in a heads-up points race to qualify for the season-ending finale and a shot at the crown.
After having switched from a 12.5-inch steel barrel just weeks before, Horner used a 16-inch PROOF Research carbon fiber barrel to dominate the rifle portion of the match.
“We are incredibly excited for Daniel,” stated a PROOF Research representative. “Competition at this level is decided in 10ths of seconds and one point at a time. For Daniel to have chosen our barrel for the Finale is a real honor.”
Horner’s win makes him the only competitor to have won two 3GN Championships since the series began in 2010. In addition to his title, Horner took home a $50,000 check courtesy of Leupold Tactical Optics and NRA Sports.
The Championship was filmed for broadcast later this year on Sportsman Channel and Pursuit Network.
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