EXETER, NH --(Ammoland.com)- Max Michel, Jr., SIG SAUER’s competitive shooting champion, got the 2013 season off to a fantastic start with dominating performances at the Florida Open and Texas Open matches.
Michel is off to a dominating start to the season, winning the Florida Open by more than 110 match points and the Texas Open by almost 16 percentage points over the runner up. Michel now begins preparations for the U.S. Steel National Championship, which attracts the world’s best speed shooters.
This year marks the beginning of a big competitive year for SIG SAUER. Already a regular sponsor of shooting matches around the country, SIG SAUER is increasing its already high level of participation. In addition to United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA), Steel Challege, Bianchi Cup, and NRA Police competitions, the firearms manufacturer will also expand its participation in the International Defensive Pistol Association and multigun/3-Gun competitions.
“SIG SAUER is proud to support the whole spectrum of shooting disciplines,” said Jarrod McDevitt, SIG SAUER Rifle Product and Competitive Shooting Program Manager. “The shooting sports are growing stronger every year and we want to help foster that growth in any way we can.”
With the advice of Michel, a multiple-time world champion, SIG SAUER has developed competition specific products as well as designed match-oriented courses at the SIG SAUER Academy.
“Competition, first and foremost, stresses safe gun-handling and marksmanship skills,” McDevitt said. “We fully support any effort that emphasizes these two key components of responsible firearm ownership.”
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About Max Michel, Jr.
By anyone’s account, Max Michel, Jr., is one of the best shooters in the world. With three World Speed Shooting Championships (2009, 2007 and 2005), six USPSA National Championships (2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004), three U.S. Steel National Championships (2011, 2009 and 2008), 39 USPSA Area Championships, and nearly 100 Major Championship wins, Michel has become a dominant force in the pistol shooting sports. Michel also owns multiple World Speed Shooting records as well as the only Action
Shooter to win all USPSA Area Championships in the same season (2010). As an international
competitor, Michel has represented the United States in the last five International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) World Shoots and returned home each time with team gold medals.
About SIG SAUER
SIG SAUER, Inc. is the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. This global network of companies gives SIG SAUER a world-class firearms knowledge base, unparalleled design expertise, and extensive manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and the needs of its military, law enforcement, and commercial markets worldwide. SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company more than 700 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy℠, log on to www.sigsauer.com