Taya Kyle, widow of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, isn’t the marksman her husband was. But that didn’t stop her from defeating NRA shooting champion Bruce Piatt Saturday in the first ever American Sniper Shootout.

According to Fox News:

TrackingPoint says that its Precision-Guided Firearms can transform inexperienced shooters into world-class marksmen. To prove this claim, the company put $1 million on the table in an ultimate shootout. If the NRA champion Bruce Piatt could outshoot novice shooter Kyle then he would take home the hefty prize.

… Piatt competed with the current military rifles M4A1, M110, and M2010.

Taya Kyle opted for TrackingPoint’s new M600, M800 and XS1 firearms. TrackingPoint touts advanced technology to enhance the accuracy of first-round shots at any distance.

In the end, Armed with TrackingPoint precision-guided firearms, Taya made 100 percent of her shots for a total of 10,140 points.

“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,” Taya told “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 American Sniper Shootout raised a total of $500,000 for the Chris Kyle Frog Foundation.

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