Team SIG’s Max Michel Takes Gold Medal Overall in 2009 IPSC Pan American Championship

Team SIG’s Max Michel Takes Gold Medal Overall in 2009 IPSC Pan American Championship

Team SIG’s Max Michel
Team SIG’s Max Michel

SIG Sauer
SIG Sauer

Exeter, NH –-(AmmoLand.com)- Team SIG Champion Shooter, Max Michel, competed in the prestigious Level IV sanctioned IPSC Pan American Championship on July 6 – 11, 2009 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Max competed with his custom SIG SAUER 1911 and won 20 out of the 24 courses of fire, taking the Gold Medal Overall.

After the competition and before the awards ceremony, International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) has a tradition of taking the top shooters from the event and putting them up against one another in a man-on-man steel shoot-off event. Max worked his way through the ladder of competitors and won the Open Division shoot-off as well.

The IPSC Pan American Championship consists of 24 grueling courses of fire, but Max had competed in Ecuador in 2005 and was physically and mentally ready to meet the challenge. Max took home his first Level IV Championship Gold Medal, while demonstrating the many solid benefits of competing with a SIG SAUER pistol.

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About Max Michel:
Max Michel first gained prominence in the competitive shooting arena with four USPSA® National Championships beginning in 2004 and two World Speed Shooting Championships in 2005 and 2007. Max has completed nearly 30 USPSA Area Championships and, as a representative of the United States, Max has competed in the last three International Practical Shooting Confederation® (IPSC) World Shoots, returning home with team gold medals. Max has been a top recruit for the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU) since 1999 and has been an active Army shooter and trainer. Max was also the Military Coach of the Action Pistol Team. Max Michel is currently the SIG SAUER Manager of Competitive Shooting Activities.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes J.P. Sauer & Sohn and Blaser GmbH 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: 2000 certified company with over 350 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER or any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy, log on to www.sigsauer.com.