Chris Kyle Joins 5.11 Tactical Thriller Panel at SHOT

posted on January 13, 2012
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After its first selling week Kyle's autobiography, "American Sniper," holds the #2 bestseller spot on Amazon's Top 100 list, just behind "Steve Jobs," by Walter Isaacson.

Kyle joins several NY Times best selling authors on the exclusive panel that will unveil insights into their storylines, choice of genre, characters, the use of realism in their writing and upcoming projects. Panel includes a Question and Answer session and autographs.

Author Panel Participants:Chris Kyle, "American Sniper"Jeffery Deaver, author of James Bond's "Carte Blanche"John Gilstrap, "Threat Warning"Andy Peterson,"First to Kill" and "Forced to Kill"Steve Tarani, "Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight"Kyle Lamb, "Green Eyes and Black Rifles" and "Staying in the Fight"Andy Harp, "A Northern Thunder"Paul Barrett, "Glock - The Rise of America's Gun"

Chief Chris Kyle (USN, honorably discharged in 2009) served multiple combat tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Chief Kyle's service in combat earned him two Silver Stars, five Bronze Stars with Valor, one Navy and Marine Corps Commendation with Valor, and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals with Valor. Additionally, he was awarded the Grateful Nation Award, given by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs. Following his combat deployments, the Navy assigned Kyle to be the chief instructor for training Naval Special Warfare Sniper and Counter- Sniper teams prior to operational deployments. He is also the author of the Naval Special Warfare Sniper Doctrine, which is the first Navy SEAL sniper manual. Today he is president of Craft International (, a world-class leader in security.

About 5.11 Tactical Located in Modesto, California, 5.11 Tactical creates innovative, user-required products that enhance the safety, speed and performance of law enforcement, military, fire and EMS professionals worldwide. Built on a foundation of durability, quality and value that began with the authentic 5.11 Tactical Pant, 5.11 Tactical's team of over 300 employees leads the industry in delivering the world's most innovative gear, head to toe. By working directly with end-users and utilizing the expertise of highly qualified subject matter experts, all 5.11 Tactical products exceed rigorous and exacting standards. Learn more about 5.11 Tactical's best-selling tactical clothing, uniforms, station-wear, outerwear, footwear and accessories at


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