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SIG SAUER Set to Host Inaugural Archery Rifle Challenge Invitational in Montana

NEWINGTON, N.H., (May 28, 2024) – SIG SAUER, Inc. excited to announce the inaugural hosting of the SIG SAUER Archery Rifle Challenge (ARC) this June in the majestic mountains of Montana.  ARC is an industry-first event that will test teams of competitors’ skills in archery, marksmanship, observation, and target detection on a course designed by world champion and Team SIG Professional Shooter Daniel Horner, with a $50,000 grand prize donation to the winning team’s charity of choice. 

“The SIG Archery Rifle Challenge answers the call of what is possible when leaders across industry come together to showcase capabilities through a friendly competition to benefit a good cause,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “Knowing the skill and talent each captain brings to their team, I have no doubt that this will be a hard-fought competition with every competitor’s endurance, skill, and will power put to the test.”

ARC Teams consist of three member teams, captained by individuals representing leading hunting brands and ARC Challenge partners; each team is named for one of the award-winning SIG SAUER Electro-Optics products lines.  Inaugural ARC industry partners and team captains include:

Team KILO lead by Janis Putelis executive producer Meat Eater TV and podcast.

Team TANGO lead by Brady Miller writer and editor representing GO HUNT.

Team ROMEO lead by Lance Banning, former Green Beret representing KIFARU.

Team WHISKEY led by Dustin Diefenderfer athletic trainer and founder of Mtn Tough representing Mtn Tough.

Team ECHO led by Josh Smith bladesmith and owner of Montana Kinfe Co. representing Montana Knife Co.

Team ZULU led by Mark Healey professional surfer and co-owner of PROTEKT representing PROTEKT supplements.

Team SIERRA led by Mike Herne writer and content creator representing Born Primitive Marketing

The Inaugural Rifle Challenge Invitational consists of two-days of competition on a 5-mile Daniel Horner designed course with seven required stages each day.  Stages will test a range of skills utilizing SIG SAUER Electro-Optics, SIG SAUER rifles and pistols, SIG SAUER Ammunition and competitor-preferred archery equipment.   

Official ARC SIG SAUER Electro-Optics equipment includes: KILO series rangefinders, ZULU series binoculars, ROMEO red dot optics, and Tango and Whiskey riflescopes. 

Official ARC SIG SAUER firearms equipment includes: SIG CROSS bolt-action rifle, MCX-SPEAR with SLX suppressor, P320 series pistols.

Official ARC SIG SAUER ammunition includes: SIG SAUER Elite Match and SIG SAUER Marksman Elite Ammunition.

The Inaugural Archery Rifle Challenge Invitational event will kick-off on June 10 with competition days June 11 – 12.  You can follow the SIG SAUER Archery Rifle Challenge Invitational exclusively on all SIG SAUER Hunting social media channels and on the ARC Challenge industry partners (Meat Eater, GO HUNT, KIFARU, Mtn. Tough, Montana Knife Co., PROTEKT Supplements, and Born Primitive) social media channels.

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