Team SIG Captain Max Michel won the overall Area 5 championship competing out of Carry Optics division.

Team SIG Captain Max Michel picked up another USPSA Area Championship recently. Of course, the pistol pro has racked up numerous such titles in his storied career. But Michel nevertheless wracked up yet another first. Michel became the first ever Carry Optics Division competitor to win an Overall title at the recent 2020 USPSA Area 5 Championship in Wilmore, Kent., Sept. 13.

Max Michel Wins Overall Shooting Carry-Optics

Held at the Bluegrass Sportsmen’s League, Michel bested 244 competitors over 12 stages of fire. Michel used a P320 XFIVE LEGION topped with a ROMEO3MAX red dot sight. For ammo, he ran SIG 147-grain Match Elite 9mm Competition.

“A huge congratulations to Max Michel on his multiple wins as the Overall and Carry Optics champion at this year’s Area 5 Championship,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, “It is truly a monumental achievement for Max to come away from a competition of this level, especially against the Open Division pistols that are specifically built and tuned to win these major matches, with the Overall title.”

Championship Pedigree

Michel owns several impressive titles, including a IPSC World Open Championship in 2014. He has won multiple national championships, and even won every Area Championship in the same season. Michel also set two speed shooting championships using the ROMEO3MAX.

“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.

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