Max Michel Wins Area 7 Title at SIG SAUER Academy

Max Michel
Max Michel Wins Area 7 Title at SIG SAUER Academy

NEWINGTON, N.H. –-( If Max Michel felt any additional pressure by competing in front of colleagues and sponsors, his performance showed no evidence of it. Michel won the Open Division and the high overall title at the United States Practical Shooting Association’s Area 7 Championships, held Sept. 12-15 at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, NH.

Michel, SIG SAUER team captain and a frequent instructor at the manufacturer’s training academy, took the top spot with a margin of more than five percentage points over the runner up. A wet and sometimes muddy range did little to break the multiple-time world champion from his game plan.

“Winning the Area 7 title at the SIG SAUER Academy meant a lot to me,” Michel said. “I’m proud to be the ‘SIG guy’ and when I hear shooters talking about how much they enjoyed the event and how great the facility is, I couldn’t be happier.”

The SIG SAUER Academy, one of the nation’s premier training facilities for military, law enforcement and responsible citizens, welcomed competitors to the site.

“It was great to see a full range of competitors all weekend,” said Adam Painchaud, SIG SAUER Academy Director. “From adults to the junior shooters, action pistol competition is an activity the whole family can safely enjoy, and we’re big fans of that.”

Next up, Michel is off to Utah to take on the top USPSA Open Division competitors at the Open National Championship, where Michel is a six-time winner.

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.

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 with more than 800 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy^(SM), log on to

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