Max Michel Places First at US Steel National Championship

NEWINGTON, N.H., (April 19, 2019) –SIG SAUER, Inc. congratulates Team SIG Captain, Max Michel for his first place finish in the Open Division at the 2019 US Steel National Championships held April 3-6, 2019 at the South River Gun Club in Covington, Georgia. 

Max Michel Places First at US Steel National Championship

“It’s great to see Max add to his legacy as the greatest steel shooter in the history of the sport and take first place in the Open Division at the 2019 US Steel Nationals,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc.  “As a professional shooter, Max has the most wins in steel shooting history, and we are very proud that he has added another title from this year’s competition to the record books, while representing Team SIG.”

To claim his first place finish at the 2019 US Steel National Championship Michel competed through 8 courses of fire with 5 steel targets, varying in size from distances set at 7-35 yards to claim 1st Place Overall in the Open Division.  Throughout the competition Max used his SIG P320X5 or SIG1911MAX pistols, both equipped with the SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO3MAX, and the SIG SAUER Match Elite 9mm Competition Ammunition.   

“The US Steel Nationals gives you an adrenaline rush like no other sport I have competed in.  It’s one of the few action shooting sports where the best of the best go head to head with similar equipment,” added Michel.  “The performance and accuracy of all my SIG equipment really made a difference in a competition that comes down to hundredths of a second to determine the winner.”

The SIG SAUER Match Elite Competition Ammunition used by Team SIG Captain Max Michel at the 2019 US Steel National Championship is available for purchase at  The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO3MAX will be available for consumer purchase in July 2019.

About SIG SAUER, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, airguns, suppressors, and training. For over 100 years SIG SAUER, Inc. has evolved, and thrived, by blending American ingenuity, German engineering, and Swiss precision. Today, SIG SAUER is synonymous with industry-leading quality and innovation which has made it the brand of choice amongst the U.S. Military, the global defense community, law enforcement, competitive shooters, hunters, and responsible citizens. Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instruction and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy – a world class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility. SIG SAUER is headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire, and has more than 1,700 employees across eight locations, and is the largest member of a worldwide business group that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany. For more information about the company and product line visit:



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