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Daniel Horner Wins All Army Championship Using SIG SAUER M17 Pistol

Recently the United States Army held its U.S. Army Small Arms Championship (also known as All Army) in Fort Benning, Georgia. Sergeant First Class Daniel Horner, a U. S. Army Reservist and Team SIG Shooter, took the match by storm claiming multiple individual and team wins.

With an already impressive career, Horner made the move to Team SIG in October 2018 and has continued to dominate the competitive shooting scene. Horner used the M17 pistol during the All Army Championship, making this match the debut of the M17 as an issued competition pistol, a memorable achievement for SIG SAUER.

Daniel Horner at the 2019 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship (U.S. Army photo courtesy of Michelle Lunato).

Daniel Horner at the 2019 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship

Here’s what SIG SAUER had to say:

NEWINGTON, N.H., (March 21, 2019) –SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG professional shooter, and U.S. Army Sergeant First Class, Daniel Horner for multiple first place finishes at the 2019 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship (All Army Championship), hosted by the Army Marksmanship Unit (AMU) held March 10-16th at Fort Benning, Georgia. SFC Horner placed first in the Multi-Gun Competition, National Match Rifle Course of Fire, and was the Overall Individual Match Champion. Horner also competed as a member of the Army Reserves Career Division (ARCD) Team that won the Overall Team Championship. The All Army Championship is a week of non-stop, sun-up to sun-down competition of 400 scored rounds using U.S. Army issued equipment, including the U.S. Army’s M17 pistol. The competition is only open to Active Army, Army Reserves, U.S. Army National Guard, Military Academy, College ROTC Cadets, and OCS candidates. Horner is currently enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserves.

“Daniel’s win at the 2019 All Army Championship is a very meaningful win on many fronts,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales. “First, this was Daniel’s first win to kick-off his 2019 competitive shooting season for Team SIG, and we are very proud of his accomplishment. Second, this was the first issuing of the M17 pistol by the Army for competition, and to have Daniel, shooting on behalf of the US. Army Reserves, win using the issued M17 pistol, makes it a very memorable win that will certainly be marked in SIG’s history.”

To claim his multiple first places finishes Horner fired the National Match Course of Fire for both pistol and rifle competition, multiple team and individual matches, and the culminating event of multi-gun competition, designed to simulate combat style shooting on a course of fire that is weighted for both accuracy and speed. Pistol shots were fired at targets from 7-50 yards using the M17 pistol, and rifle shots were fired from 7-500 yards.

“The 2019 All Army Championship was an extremely challenging competition that tested both my shooting skills and my endurance. It was an honor to be one of the first competitors to run the U.S. Army’s newly issued M17 pistol in competition, and it was very satisfying to use it to win the match,” added Daniel Horner, Team SIG professional shooter. “The pistol ran absolutely flawlessly and was extremely accurate. Everyone on my team commented that they shot better with the M17, and that the pistol’s performance contributed to our victory. I also utilized the 21-round magazines to gain an advantage over the handful of competitors that were still using the M9 pistol which definitely worked in my favor.”

To learn more about the M17 pistol used by Horner in competition, and view the features of the civilian version of the U.S. Army’s M17 pistol, the P320-M17, visit sigsauer.com.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.

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.


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Photos credit: U.S. Army photo courtesy of Michelle Lunato


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