SFC Horner Dominates Fort Benning Multi-Gun Challenge

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Horner, formerly of the Army Marksmanship Unit and now a member of the Army Reserve, was the High Overall winner of the 2018 Fort Benning Multi-Gun Challenge held November 15-18 at Krilling, Shelton, and Parks Ranges, Fort Benning, Georgia.

Horner competed in the Tactical Optics, a popular equipment division with competitors using an optically-sighted self-loading rifle (commonly an AR-15), semiautomatic shotgun with an extended magazine, and high-capacity centerfire pistol. In addition to winning High Overall out of 248 registered competitors, Horner took first place in seven stages and was in the top three for nine of the twelve total stages at the event.

Multi-Gun competition involves competing with multiple firearms (commonly rifle, pistol, and shotgun) in action/practical shooting events. Shooters move through ever-changing courses of fire, engaging a variety of targets in differing arrays from multiple positions using Time Plus scoring. Multi-Gun events are held under the auspices of several organizations, notably 3-Gun Nation and United States Practical Shooting Association Multi-Gun, with a number of independent matches comprising a national circuit. The Fort Benning Multi-Gun Challenge sponsored by the Fort Benning Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Program is a notable annual Multi-Gun match among them.

“I started shooting at six years old when I would go to the range with my Dad,” said Horner.. “For basically my entire life I have been shooting competitively, and for as long as I can remember it’s been a lifelong goal of mine to shoot professionally.”

Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Horner is currently assigned to Army Reserve Careers Division and is a member of the Army Reserve Marksmanship Program. In his civilian career, Horner is a member of the SIG SAUER Professional Shooting Team, the company that makes the M17/M18 for our United States Armed Forces.


Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Horner has been a champion-level Multi-Gun/3 Gun competitor for years. Formerly with the Army Marksmanship Unit, Horner is now assigned to the Army Reserve Marksmanship Program and is a member of the SIG SAUER Professional Shooting Team.

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2018 Interservice Pistol

17 JUNE 2018 – 22 JUNE 2018 Fort Benning, GA

USARCMP Service Pistol shooters competed against the best competitors from all branches of the DOD throughout a five-day competition consisting of Precision Pistol (NRA and CMP) using accurized .22, CenterFire, .45, and Service Pistols.

The overall Team consisted of 13 USARCMP members. USAR Black was the primary six-person element for Team matches.
USAR Black:
LTC  Patrick Sleem (Service Pistol Team OIC), SGM  George Greene (Service Pistol Team NCOIC), LTC Mitchell Rosnick, MSG  Christopher Taylor, SSG  Jonathan Rosene, and SGT  Nickolaus Mowrer.

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USAR Black poses with some of the awards won during Interservice. From left, SSG Rosene, MSG Taylor, SGT Mowrer, SGM Greene, LTC Sleem, and LTC Rosnick.

The rest of the USARCMP roster included LTC Luis Garcia, MAJ Thomas Bourne, SFC Brenn Combs, SFC Joshua Rosendorn, SFC John Buol, SGT Robert Farrell, and SGT Matthew Elliot.

Results:

  • – USAR Black was High Reserve and 2nd Overall
  • – USAR Black finished in the top three of all Team matches, including, .22, CenterFire, .45, Service Pistol, 2700 Team Agg, and Overall Team Agg
  • – SSG Rosene was 1st Place Reservist, 2nd overall .22, and 2nd Director’s Match
  • – LTC Sleem, LTC Rosnick, SSG Rosene, SGT Mowrer had multiple top ten overall finishes
  • – A USARCMP Team shooter made the top ten of all individual matches fired.

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.22, 2nd Overall agg
SSG Rosene

Top ten .22: LTC Rosnick, LTC Sleem, SGT Mowrer

USAR Black
.22 Team, Third Place
LTC  Rosnick, SGM  Greene, SSG  Rosene, SGT  Mowrer

CenterFire Individual
SSG Rosene and SGT Mowrer had multiple top ten finishes

USAR Black
CF Team, Second Place
LTC Sleem, LTC Rosnick, SSG Rosene, SGT Mowrer

.45 Individual
SGT Mowrer and SSG Rosene had multiple top ten finishes

.45 Team
USAR Black, Third Place
SSG Rosene, SGT Mowrer, LTC Rosnick, LTC Sleem

Service Pistol (“ball gun”) Individual

Top ten finishes from LTC Sleem, SSG Rosene, and SGT Mowrer.

Service Pistol (“ball gun”) Team
USAR Black, Third Place

Director’s/EIC
SSG Rosene 2nd Overall

Overall Individual
SSG Rosene top ten 2700 NRA and Overall Individual aggregate

Overall Team
USAR Black 2nd Place 2700 agg
USAR Black 2nd Place Overall agg
1st Place Reserve Component team

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