Max Michel: First Carry Optics Shooter To Win Overall

by
posted on September 18, 2020
max-carry-1.jpg

The accolades keep stacking up for Max Michel in 2020, this time for achieving a remarkable shooting sports first. The Team SIG shooter became the first ever Carry-Optics competitor to take the Overall Championship title at the 2020 USPSA Area 5 Championship, held Sept. 13 at the Blue Grass Sportsmen’s League in Wilmore, Ky. His final score was 1,241, which was 89.98 percent of all available points.

At the 2020 USPSA Area 5 Championship, Michel faced a talented field of 244 competitive shooters through twelve difficult stages. What's more is that he outright won 10 of these stages. The monumental achievement of Michel topping the overall leaderboard at this match, especially against especially against Open division pistols that are specifically built and tuned to win major matches, has raised the bar for all competitive shooters.

“Throughout my professional shooting career I have earned several National and World Championships, and set World Speed Shooting and Guinness World Records, but taking the Overall title in an Area Championship against the competition I faced at this match, across all divisions, was both unique and special, and I am proud and honored to have done it on behalf of Team SIG,” said Michel.

Michel was using his SIG Sauer P320 X-Five Legion, with a Romeo3 MAX red-dot optic and SIG 147-grain Match Elite 9mm competition ammunition. He was quick to give credit to his equipment for the dual Carry Optics and Overall win in Kentucky.

“It has been a unique year for competitive shooting, and due to the Covid restrictions and limited match schedule I was able to really focus on my training and it’s paying off. This achievement is also a credit to both the quality and accuracy of my SIG equipment that continues to run flawlessly and outperformed all the competitors at the Area 5 Championship, including those in the Open Pistol division,” said Michel.

Learn more about Max Michel.
Learn more about SIG Sauer.


See more: Max Michel Takes First Place at 2020 USPSA Alabama Sectionals

Latest

Cross PRS SIG 1
Cross PRS SIG 1

New: SIG CROSS-PRS Rifle

SIG Sauer says its CROSS-PRS precision rifle “delivers an extremely capable long-range shooting experience that scores big on the range, right out of the box.” 

Kentucky Wins 2022 NCAA Rifle Championship

Back-to-back NCAA rifle championships for the Kentucky Wildcats

President Donald Trump To Speak At 2022 NRA Annual Meetings & Exhibits

President Donald J. Trump will address NRA members for the sixth time at the 2022 NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Houston, Texas

Return Of 3-Gun: 2022 USPSA Multigun Nationals

With a venue chosen and updated rules, this year the stage was set for USPSA to bring Multigun back

New: Federal Ammunition 100th Anniversary Coffee Table Book

As part of its 100-year anniversary celebration, Federal Ammunition releases a hardcover retrospective

2022 USPSA Red Hill Tactical Alabama Sectional

Rough weather challenges competitors at this year's USPSA Alabama Sectional, held in March at Dothan Gun Club in Midland City, Alabama

Interests



Get the best of Shooting Sports USA delivered to your inbox.