SIG SAUER team captain Max Michel reclaimed his title as the world’s fastest speed shooter with a pair of titles and a new world record at the World Speed Shooting Championships, held July 18-20 in Frostproof, Fla.

Heavy rains and winds added an additional level of difficulty to the match, which attracts the world’s best steel challenge competitors. Michel began the weekend with a world-record setting time, winning the rimfire pistol event by almost two seconds with his 61.84 second time.

Michel paired a SIG SAUER 1911 MAX lower with a .22 conversion upper to take the title. A long-time supporter of Steel Challenge shooting, SIG SAUER returned as a platinum sponsor of the event.

“We could not be more proud of Max and his accomplishments,” said Jarrod McDevitt, Rifle Product and Competitive Shooting Program Manager. “From the West Coast Steel Challenge to the Pro-Am to the World Speed Shooting Championship, Max has been unstoppable.”

Michel’s 75.58 total time brought home the main match title with a commanding 7.5 second lead over the runner-up finisher. This is Michel’s fourth World Speed Shooting Championship, which places him in a tie for the most titles at the event.

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