SIG SAUER Issues “The 365 Challenge” with $25,000 Prize Opportunity

SIG SAUER Issues “The 365 Challenge” with $25,000 Prize Opportunity
SIG SAUER Issues “The 365 Challenge” with $25,000 Prize Opportunity at Upcoming USPSA World Speed Shooting Championship in Talladega, AL

Newington, N.H.-( SIG SAUER, Inc. has announced The 365 Challenge during the 2018 USPSA World Speed Shooting Championship (Steel Challenge) at the Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, AL. The 365 Challenge is set to occur during the competition.

“Come one, come all and I challenge you to compete against Max and I in The 365 Challenge,” quipped Phil Strader, SIG SAUER Pistol Product Manager. “Seriously, I am looking forward to this event and competing with some of the greatest shooters across the country with the SIG SAUER Everyday Carry P365 pistol. I believe in the performance of this firearm and I know that when put to the test, it can compete with any full-size competition pistol. This is precisely why I issued The 365 Challenge.”

The details of The 365 Challenge are as follows:

Registration: Shooters must register for The 365 Challenge on-site at the Talladega Marksmanship Park at the Steel Challenge registration. Participation is limited to the first 10 entries, and participants are limited to one entry. Registration at the 2018 USPSA World Speed Shooting Championship is required for participation in The 365 Challenge.

Competition Days: The 365 Challenge will be held only on June 15th – June 17th.

Equipment: Registered participants for The 365 Challenge are required to use a SIG SAUER P365 pistol, SIG SAUER 365 FMJ ammunition, and a Comp-Tac International Holster. All equipment will be supplied at no charge and must be returned following completion of the challenge.

Challenge Description:

Any participant whose qualifying time is lower than Phil Strader’s fastest center-fire match time will win a $2,500 cash prize. Strader will be using a stock P365 in Production and Limited divisions.

The one (1) participant with the lowest qualifying time that beats Max Michel’s center-fire match time will win The 365 Challenge $25,000 grand prize. Michel will be using his standard competition equipment in Open and Carry Optics divisions.

No purchase is necessary to enter or win The 365 Challenge, however, participants are still subject to USPSA/SCSA entry fees for the World Speed Shooting Championship/Steel Challenge.

Complete rules for The 365 Challenge are available at


SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) airguns, suppressors, and training. 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. Additionally, 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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Nota Socialist

Kinda odd… The Sig 365 is STILL not generally available, to the shooting public. Been waiting 4 months now, and STILL waiting…

Lawrence Benson

I bought the 365 and have fired 1027 rounds with no malfunctions. I have had “0” problems with the gun with the exception of the striker drag. I purchased the gun for a primary carry weapon. With self defense in mind I cannot feel confident that the firing pin will not break at the most critical time. Is Sig going to recall or is there going to be aftermarket parts to fix the problem. I love the gun but as of now it is the gun safe waiting for further word on some kind of fix for “striker drag”.

J Taylor

I wonder whether Sig will use the stock firing pin and striker that they use in the production guns that most of us have sent back and are waiting on repair. Or if they will use a reliable replacement part for this competition.

I’m a long time sig owner of multiple guns but the initial beta release of this firearm has left much to be desired.


My guess would be that the 365’s available at the competition are not the same as an off the shelf version. Those guns will probably actually run.


I have 2 sigs 380 and 40 jus want to say thanks for the great workman ship and I will be getting more


Do your research, guns got a lot of problems. Who wants it?

Richie C

It would be nice if you could actually find a P365 in stock anywhere (aside from price inflated auction sites) to actually touch the gun before competition day.

That should be Sig’s challenge, ramp up production to meet demand and stop wasting time with impossible competitions!
Get back to work Mr Strader!

Pete L

Do they really think there is someone out there who can take an unknown, gun, ammo and holster and beat Max shooting his personal race equipment? I think the $25,000 is safe.

Tim Reynolds

Yes. Exactly. Wtf.


What happens if none of the guns run to the end of the challenge?

Ton E

Good question!

Donald Fortune

Serious pr problem for sig, would be my guess?