Horner Wins Tactical MultiGun Nationals Shooting Competition, Again
SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. –-(Ammoland.com)- Daniel Horner of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit made it two in a row as he successfully defended his Tactical division title this past weekend in Las Vegas at the U.S. Practical Shooting Association’s (USPSA) 2010 DPMS MultiGun National Championships.
The Army shooter stationed at Fort Benning, Ga. won five of the 12 stages in the match, taking top honors on the second, third, fifth, tenth and twelfth stages. Horner claimed the lead after the second stage and held it through the remaining stages to finish with a final score of 2075.0824 – a margin of more than 218 points over his nearest competitor.
This is the third time in his shooting career that Horner has won the title.
“Daniel is hands down one of the strongest shooters in MultiGun’s Tactical division. He’s won the title three times now and I’d be hard pressed to bet against him winning a few more time in the future,” said Michael Voigt, USPSA president.
Winning four stages – including the first which made him the only other shooter to lead the match – was Keith Garcia of San Ramon, Calif. who finished second with a final score of 1856.9040. Third place went to Chris Sechiatano of Pleasant Hill, Calif. with 1847.2757.
Finishing fourth and fifth were Rob Romero of Hoschton, Ga. with 1845.9131 and Ted Puente of Milwaukee, Wis. with 1802.8130.
Tasha Hanish, a Team FNH USA shooter from Cave Creek, Ariz., won the Women’s Tactical division title for the second year in a row her final score of 1252.3448.
Among the senior shooters, Kerry DeMatos of Oxnard, Calif. finished 16th overall and claimed the Senior Tactical division title with a score of 1557.8230 while Randy Askins of Ione, Calif. won the Super Senior title with a score of 858.3089.
More than 150 top shooters from 26 states, as well as Canada, competed in the 2010 DPMS MultiGun Nationals putting more than 19,000 rounds downrange during the competition. The format of the MutiGun Nationals tests a shooter’s skill with three types of firearms – the rifle, the shotgun and the pistol.
The next major competition on the USPSA calendar is the 2010 USPSA Handgun National Championships scheduled for October 8 through 16 in Las Vegas, Nev. For more information, visit www.USPSA.org or follow @USPSA_Shooting on Twitter.
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