It turns out Taya Kyle, the widow of American Sniper subject Chris Kyle, might actually be a better shot than her husband. That or she at least picked the right gun for a shooting contest. Kyle took down an NRA champion shooter this past weekend using a weapon that had her husband’s seal of approval, all while raising some money for charity. Everybody’s favorite patriotic news network was there with the news:
To win, both competitors also had to shoot in a range of positions, including prone and off-hand shots. They also had to tackle blind shots when the shooter takes shots while completely hidden without a direct line of sight to the target. The competitors also emulated Chris Kyle’s famous long-distance ‘Sadr city shot,’ which was featured in the film American Sniper.
And Kyle emerged the victor – by a lot. She made ALL of her shots from prone, kneeling, sitting and from cover…as in every single one – 100 percent.
How did the NRA champ fare? Piatt made 58.4 percent of the shots.