SIG Captain Max Michel Continues Winning Streak at U.S. Steel National Championship

Team SIG Captain Max Michel Has a Banner Year
Team SIG Captain Max Michel Has a Banner Year

Newington, N.H.-( SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG Captain, Max Michel, on continuing his award-winning 2018 competitive shooting season at the U.S. Steel National Championship. Michel took home the grand prize of overall Main Match National Champion at the 2018 U.S. Steel National Championship in Covington, Georgia, March 28th through the 31st. Additionally Michel took second place in the carry optics division, and third place in the rimfire division.

To claim the 2018 National Championship title Michel completed eight courses of fire, with five steel targets ranging in size and distances, in 78.28 seconds using a 9mm SIG SAUER 1911 outfitted with a SIG ROMEO3 optic. “With limited time to train for this event I decided to enter into three divisions. I felt shooting in the rimfire and carry optics divisions gave me the opportunity to get into the match mindset leading up to the overall main event,” said Max Michel on his 2018 U.S. Steel National Championship performance. “My strategy proved to be effective. While my score in the overall event wasn’t my fastest, I was very happy with the way I battled mentally to bring this title to SIG SAUER.”

The 2018 title is Michel’s sixth overall main match U.S. Steel National Championship title. Team SIG Captain Michel also owns seven World Speed Shooting Championships, and is the “most-winning” action shooter in steel challenge history. “We are extremely proud of Team SIG Captain Max Michel and his accomplishments. His commitment to his sport is exemplary of the SIG SAUER brand and our mission – to never settle for our past successes. Together, Max and SIG SAUER will continue to set the bar in both sport and industry,” added Tom Taylor, chief marketing officer and executive vice president, SIG SAUER, Inc.

Team SIG Captain Max Michel will compete next at the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Area 6 Championship in the carry optics division in Okeechobee, Florida from the 13th through the 15th of April, 2018.


SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) airguns, and suppressors. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with bar-setting quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany, and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. For more information about the company and product line visit:

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Bruce Bryant

I bought a Max Mitchell 1911 in 45 cal. & love the piece. Max has done a great job in promoting Sig & NH was my stare of birth. Although I don’t shoot as much as I did years ago, still like owning quality product’s. I hope to get done to Okeechobee Fl. to watch Max shoot this month.

Thanks for building such quality product’s in my home state.
Bruce Bryant


Congrats Max! Can’t wait to see on Jim Scoutten’s “Shooting USA”