Max Michel, Jr., Rides SIG SAUER 1911 MAX to Area 6 Title

SIG SAUER 1911 MAX Pistol
SIG SAUER 1911 MAX Pistol

EXETER, NH –-( Max Michel, Jr., SIG SAUER’s competitive shooting champion, used his signature pistol to put his name atop the United States Practical Shooting Association’s Area 6 Championship leaderboard.

Using the 1911 MAX model he helped design, Michel dominated the Single-Stack division at the Ancient City Shooting Range in St. Augustine, Fla. With 1178.3447 match points, Michel topped the competition by a mere 0.474 percentage points.

The 1911 MAX is the culmination of a joint effort between SIG SAUER and the champion shooter. Designed to meet the needs of a world-class shooter, but built to the demanding specifications of SIG SAUER, the 1911 MAX is designed from the ground up to be the champion’s choice for action pistol competition.

“The 1911 MAX encompasses everything a single-stack competitor needs to win right out of the box,” said Jarrod McDevitt, SIG SAUER Rifle Product and Competitive Shooting Program Manager. “As a proud supporter of the shooting sports, we built this with the insight of a world champion.”

This year is shaping up to be 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 Challenge, 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.

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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, 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 more than 700 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy℠, log on to

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