Daniel Horner of Team SIG took first place at the inaugural CompX Marksmanship Invitational to win the new CompX Marksmanship Cup. The CompX Marksmanship Invitational was held in conjunction with the 2021 CompExpo at Cameo Shooting and Education Center in Grand Junction, Colo., from Aug. 6-8.
The CompX Marksmanship Invitational hosted 10 elite competitors in a head-to-head match-up across four shooting events over three days. The four events were the NRL Hunter Series Grand Slam, USSL Multi-Gun Championship, Total Archery Experience and CompX Shotgun Challenge.
For Horner, the CompX Marksmanship Invitational was a rare match where he had no competitive experience in two portions (archery and shotgun clays). But as a true competitor, that aspect only made the opportunity more appealing to him and fueled his ambition to win. Here is what Horner had to say after the match.
“This was one of the most difficult competitions I have ever competed in, and it tested every aspect of my abilities from endurance to accuracy. The course and stages were outstanding and pushed me to perform at my very best both physically and mentally. While I had to add two new disciplines for this competition, I was able to fall back on the same training and mental strategies I use in my 3-Gun and NRL competition while relying on my SIG equipment to give me the edge I needed to be at the top of my game from start to finish. The CompX Marksmanship Invitational was an absolutely incredible experience, and I can’t wait to return next year to compete to defend my title.”
For the USSL Multi-Gun Championship, Horner used his P320 XFIVE LEGION 9 mm pistol with iron sights and SIG 147-grain Match Elite Competition ammunition. As for the long-range portions, Horner used his SIG M400 Competition rifle equipped with a SIG TANGO6T riflescope and .223 Rem. SIG Elite Match Competition ammunition.
For the NRL Hunter Series competition, Horner competed in the Factory Class with a SIG CROSS bolt-action rifle topped with a SIG Electro-Optics TANGO6T 3-18X 44 mm and 6.5 Creedmoor Elite Hunter ammunition. Throughout all portions of the competition, Horner used SIG KILO3000BDX rangefinding binoculars.
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