Daniel Horner Nabs First Place Win at ExCommunicado 3-Gun Match

Daniel Horner M400

Daniel Horner takes aim with his Sig Sauer M400 Competition Rifle at the ExCommunicado 3-Gun Match in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo: Sig Sauer)

Daniel Horner took first place in the Tactical-Optics Division at the 2020 ExCommunicado 3-Gun Match held in Arizona.

Horner competed in seven stages against a total of 147 competitors Feb. 22 and Feb. 23. In total, he fired 320 rounds. The Phoenix match saw Horner using his P320 XFive Legion with iron sights and Sig 147-grain Match Elite 9mm Competition Ammunition. The P320 XFive Legion features a full-size design with an 8.5-inch overall length and a 5-inch barrel. The XFive Legion offers Dawson Precision Adjustable sights, an M1913 rail for accessories, a skeletonized flat-faced trigger and TXG Full-Size XGRIP Module grips.

Horner also used a Sig Sauer M400 Competition rifle topped with Sig Sauer’s Tango6 riflescope for long-distance shots alongside Sig 40-grain .223 Rem Varmint and Predator ammo. The M400 sports a 16-inch barrel and a bevy of proprietary parts from its adjustable stock to its handguard.

To better help gauge distances, Horner also opted for the Sig Kilo2400ABS Rangefinder. Horner said the match was challenging but a fun one to tackle.

“This was a great match and every stage presented challenges that required on-the-spot tactical adjustments in order to put myself in a position to place at the top of the field,” added Horner. “This match required significant strategic adjustments depending on what equipment I was shooting and helped me further develop the mental aspect of my competition. This was a really fun match, the staff was great, and I can’t wait to return next year to defend my title.”

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