At Smith & Wesson’s new headquarters in Maryville, Tennessee, on Friday, October 6, iconic pro shooter Jerry Miculek set the NRA World Record for hitting six steel plates with a 9 mm revolver from the draw at seven yards after a blazingly fast 1.88-second run. Watch the video above.
The six steel plates were eight inches in diameter and set on a plate rack.
Additionally, that same day Miculek shattered the NRA World Record for hitting six steel plates with a 9 mm handgun from the draw at seven yards with an equally impressive 2.01-second run. The previous record for the fastest time for 9 mm handgun shooting at six steel plates was 2.05 seconds, which was set in 2017 by pro shooter Max Michel.
NRA Deputy Director of Competitive Shooting Aaron Farmer was present at Smith & Wesson headquarters in Tennessee to certify the records and give Jerry Miculek his NRA World Record certificates.
The NRA World Record attempts by Miculek served as the kick-off for the grand opening of Smith & Wesson's new headquarters in the Volunteer State after departing its longtime home in Massachusetts. The following day, the new Smith & Wesson headquarters in Maryville, Tennessee, made its big debut with a star-studded ribbon cutting ceremony. Among the dignitaries present at the grand opening was Sen. Marsha Blackburn, the first woman to have been elected senator for Tennessee. More details about the grand opening of Smith & Wesson's new headquarters are forthcoming.
For more information about the NRA Competitive Shooting Division, go to competitions.nra.org.