Newington, N.H. (December 3, 2018) – SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG member Daniel Horner for his impressive performance in his first competition representing Team SIG. At the 2018 SIG SAUER Fort Benning Multi-Gun Challenge held November 15th through November 18th at Krilling Range in Fort Benning, Georgia, Horner claimed the titles of “High Overall,” and “Tactical Optics Champion.”
“We are thrilled to see Daniel win his first match as a member of Team SIG, and to do it at Fort Benning where he spent his military career as the captain, and member, of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit is very fitting,” said Tom Taylor Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. “Given that this was the first time Daniel had used his SIG equipment in competition it really demonstrates his impressive skill, and we look forward to watching his career as a professional shooter and member of Team SIG unfold.”
To claim his first match win at the 2018 SIG SAUER Fort Benning Multi-Gun Challenge Horner competed through 12 stages, against 247 competitors, shooting a total of 547 rounds in 553 seconds. The competition required at least three firearms (pistol, rifle, shotgun) to compete and targets throughout the stages ranged from 2 to 250 yards. For long-range competition Horner used his SIG SAUER M400 Competition rife with a SIG SAUER Electro-Optics TANGO6 riflescope, .223 REM SIG Elite Match Competition Ammunition, and a SIG KILO2400ABS Rangefinder. For pistol competition Horner used his P320 XFIVE pistol with iron sights and SIG 9mm Match Elite Competition Ammunition.
“It was very exciting to compete for the first time as a member of Team SIG, and to compete alongside my teammate Lena Miculek was a huge help in stage planning and gear preparation,” added Horner. “In rifle competition the combination of all my SIG equipment really gave me a massive advantage over the competition on any long range or low percentage targets. In pistol competition the handling and accuracy of my P320 XFIVE provided me the edge I needed to win the pistol stage against everyone in the competition including the open pistols that were allowed red dot sights and compensators.”
The SIG SAUER equipment used by Team SIG Pro Shooter Daniel Horner including the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics TANGO6 riflescope, KILO2400ABS Rangefinder, .223REM SIG Elite Match Competition Ammunition, and 9MM SIG Match Elite Competition Ammunition can be purchased online atsigsauer.com/store or retailers everywhere.
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SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit: sigsauer.com.