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Max Michel

Max Michel



EXETER, NH --( SIG SAUER Team Captain Max Michel, Jr., put in a little extra time on the competition circuit this weekend, picking up two titles to show for his effort.

At the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Area 6 Championship, Michel refused to let travel delays and a short night of sleep stand in the way of his winning performance. Against a field full of Grandmaster-level competitors, Michel posted 1099.5918 match points, putting him almost seven percentage points ahead of the runner-up.

Before his Area 6 appearance, Michel dominated the competition at the Oilfield Classic. Michel’s 1535.0000 match points gave him a more than 15 percentage point advantage over the rest of the pack.

“Not a lot of competitors could shake off the fatigue and stress of delayed flights, late arrivals and early morning starts,” said Jarrod McDevitt, SIG SAUER Product Manager, Rifles & Competitive Shooting Program Manager.

“But in addition to being one of the technically best shooters in the world, Max is also one of the mentally toughest as well.”

As a major sponsor of the Oilfield Classic and a long-time supporter of the USPSA, SIG SAUER is proud to support the shooting sports. In addition to the spirit of competition and sportsmanship, SIG SAUER believes that competition shooting is a great tool for teaching safe gun handling and responsibility.

Michel will be on hand in the SIG SAUER booth (#3652) at the National Rifle Association Annual Meetings and Exhibits, April 25-27 in Indianapolis, IN.

About Max Michel, Jr.
By anyone’s account, Max Michel, Jr. is one of the best shooters in the world of competitive shooting. A four-time World Speed Shooting Champion, seven-time USPSA National Champion, five-time US National Steel Champion, nearly 50 USPSA Area Championships and more than 100 Major Championship wins under his belt, Michel is a dominant force in the pistol shooting sports. Born and raised in New Orleans, Michel joined the famed U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) Action Pistol Team in 1999 where he served for 10 years as an Army shooter and trainer. Today, Michel is recognized worldwide as a top tier athlete in the practical shooting sports, a world class firearms trainer and a television host for Hot Shots Presented by Cheaper Than Dirt and Trigger Time TV.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
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 with more than 1,000 employees.  For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy℠, log on to

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