NEWINGTON, N.H. — SIG SAUER team captain Max Michel reclaimed his title as the world’s fastest speed shooter with a pair of titles and a new world record at the World Speed Shooting Championships, held July 18-20 in Frostproof, Fla.
Heavy rains and winds added an additional level of difficulty to the match, which attracts the world’s best steel challenge competitors. Michel began the weekend with a world-record setting time, winning the rimfire pistol event by almost two seconds with his 61.84 second time.
Michel paired a SIG SAUER 1911 MAX lower with a .22 conversion upper to take the title. A long-time supporter of Steel Challenge shooting, SIG SAUER returned as a platinum sponsor of the event.
“We could not be more proud of Max and his accomplishments,” said Jarrod McDevitt, Rifle Product and Competitive Shooting Program Manager. “From the West Coast Steel Challenge to the Pro-Am to the World Speed Shooting Championship, Max has been unstoppable.”
Michel’s 75.58 total time brought home the main match title with a commanding 7.5 second lead over the runner-up finisher. This is Michel’s fourth World Speed Shooting Championship, which places him in a tie for the most titles at the event.
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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 four World Speed Shooting Championships (2013, 2009, 2007 and 2005), six USPSA National Championships (2011, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004), four U.S. Steel National Championships (2013, 2011, 2009 and 2008), more than 40 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.
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