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Team SIG’s Lena Miculek Becomes First Female to Capture an Overall PCC Championship in Competition

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Team SIG’s Lena Miculek Takes Overall PCC Title at Florida Open&nbsp

NEWINGTON, N.H., (February 23, 2021) – SIG SAUER congratulates Team SIG professional shooter Lena Miculek for a remarkable career first for taking the Overall Championship Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) division title at the 2021 Annual Florida Open.  Additionally, Miculek earned the High Lady title and First Grandmaster for the competition.     

“Congratulations to Lena on this historical win and earning the overall championship title for the PCC division at this year’s Florida Open,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales.  “We are extremely proud of Lena for this monumental achievement, and for being a trail blazer for females in the industry.  This is just the start of the 2021 competition season and knowing how dedicated Lena is to her training, and her unmatched skill as a PCC competitor, we can’t wait to see what her achievements will be as the 2021 season continues to unfold.”

To earn her multiple titles at the 2021 Florida Open, Lena competed through ten stages using her MPX PCC 9mm with a ROMEO3XL red dot reflex sight.  

“This match was a difficult one, but my goal throughout was consistency and I managed to come away with a personal achievement that I am very proud of,” added Miculek.  “In 2021 I set some lofty goals for myself which included taking my PCC competition to the next level and proving, through wins like this, that females in professional shooting sports can consistently move past the high lady title and win it all.”

The SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO3XL red dot reflex sight used by Team SIG Pro Shooter Lena Miculek can be purchased online at sigsauer.com/store or retailers everywhere.

The 2021 Florida Open was hosted by Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida, February 18 -21, 2021.

SIG Custom Works Collaborates with Team SIG’s Max Michel to Develop the P320MAX

Thursday, February 18th, 2021

NEWINGTON, N.H., (February 18, 2021) – SIG SAUER is pleased announce the continued expansion of the SIG Custom Works series of pistols with the introduction of the P320MAX. The SIG Custom Works P320MAX has been concepted and designed with Team SIG Captain Max Michel and is optimized for Carry Optics competition.

“The is a highly anticipated SIG Custom Works release because it incorporates the extensive Carry Optics competition experience of Team SIG Captain Max Michel into both its function and design,” began Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, SIG SAUER, Inc. “The P320MAX is a high-performance pistol built with the exclusive TXG grip module that infuses tungsten into the polymer material providing the weight of steel with the flex of polymer. Additionally, for the first time in a SIG Custom Works build, we have incorporated a factory-installed red dot optic using Max’s competition optic, the ROMEO3MAX, making this pistol a great choice for the competitive shooter, or anyone looking to take their game to the next level.”

The SIG SAUER P320MAX is a 9mm striker-fired pistol, built around the TXG tungsten infused heavy XFULL grip module with a flat skeletonized trigger. The SIG Custom Works P320MAX features a completely redesigned slide with custom wrap-around serrations for ideal side and top manipulation and is fit with a 5” match grade bull barrel, one-piece stainless steel guide rod, and both a 14lb. and 12lb. 1911-style recoil spring, allowing for an easily customized shooting experience. The pistol comes standard with a SIG SAUER Electro-Optics 6MOA ROMEO3MAX, and (4) 21-round steel magazines.

The SIG SAUER ROMEO3MAX is an open reflex sight featuring a 30mm wide, round lens design for superior field-of-view, a special red-notch filter for vivid red dot and unrivaled optical clarity, available with a 3 or 6 MOA dot size for rapid target engagement, twelve illumination intensity levels, MOTAC activation, and up to 20,000 hours of runtime.

“From the first time I held the P320 I knew it was a game changer, and it has been an incredible experience to work with the SIG product team to provide input in the development of the P320XFIVE LEGION which led to the creation of the P320MAX,” added Team SIG Captain Max Michel. “The P320MAX provides the perfect performance pistol setup beginning with the TXG grip module which softens the recoil and stabilizes the dot so you can get on target faster. The newly designed upper adds functionality for better pistol manipulation during competition, provides a direct mount for the ROMEO3MAX, and looks great with the wrap around serrations. I can’t wait to begin my 2021 competition season using the P320MAX.”

SIG Custom Works P320MAX Specs:
Overall length: 8.5 inches
Overall height: 6.8 inches
Overall width: 1.6 inches
Barrel length: 5 inches
Weight (w/magazine): 43.5 oz.

SIG SAUER Electro-Optics ROMEO3MAX Specs:
Overall length: 2.1 inches
Overall height: 1.4 inches
Overall width: 1.3 inches
Dot Size: 6 MOA
Battery: CR2032
Weight: 1.5 oz.

The SIG Custom Works P320MAX is now shipping and available at retailers. To learn more about the SIG Custom Works P320MAX or watch the product video with Phil Strader and Max Michel, visit sigsauer.com.

The SIG Custom Works series of pistols includes theP320MAX, P320 AXG Scorpion, and the limited edition Nightmare and Equinox classic pistols.

Team SIG’s Lena Miculek Earns The Gundies Most Influential Female Award

Monday, February 1st, 2021

NEWINGTON, N.H., (February 1, 2021) – SIG SAUER, Inc. is proud to announce Team SIG Pro Shooter Lena Miculek received the Gundies Most Influential Female Award. The Gundies is an annual community voted award that spotlights the world’s best firearm-centric content creators and influencers.

“It’s an incredible honor for me to receive this recognition from the fans and enthusiasts in the firearms industry. Shooting for me is not just a pastime, hobby, or even passion, it’s my life. I am a third-generation competitive shooter following in the footsteps of my grandfather and both parents and have spent the vast majority of my life training on the range,” added Miculek. “I turned pro eight years ago and I made it a goal of mine to break barriers for females in professional shooting. I am the first woman to set an NRA World Speed Shooting Record and make Grand Master Class in the USPSA PCC Division. There’s still so much more to do and prove that women are the future of professional shooting.”

As a professional shooter, Team SIG’s Lena Miculek has over 135 major wins and 8 world titles in five different disciplines. While Lena is regarded as one of the top female 3-Gun competitors in the world, she now focuses her competition shooting on pistol caliber carbine (PCC) where she defines the competition and dominates the leader board. In addition to being named The Gundies Most Influential Female, Miculek also received a SHOT Business 40 Under 40 Award which recognizes young leaders in the firearms industry.

“We are incredibly proud of Lena for these recognitions and her influence as a female, not only in professional shooting sports, but our industry, and congratulate her on this accomplishment,” added Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, SIG SAUER, Inc. “Lena is incredibly disciplined and has set lofty goals for her future and we are honored to support her.  She’s a driving force behind Team SIG and we know this is just the beginning and the sky is the limit for the Lena.”

Shoot Like A Girl Reveals New Mobile Shooting Range Truck Wrap for 2021 Home of the Brave Tour

Sunday, January 31st, 2021

ATHENS, Ala. – January 26, 2021 – Shoot Like A Girl has introduced a new look on the Shoot Like A Girl mobile shooting range tractor trailer for the 2021 Home of the Brave Tour. The new wrap displays the impressive list of sponsors on a TrueTimber Strata camouflage backdrop with accents of the notorious Shoot Like A Girl pink. The mobile shooting range trailer will make 20 stops across the country over the course of the tour, giving women nationwide the opportunity to learn, experience and practice using the state-of-the-art mobile shooting range. The Home of the Brave Tour is set to begin February 6 in Fort Myers, FL.

“We are thrilled to reveal the new truck wrap and we are really excited to see this truck hit so many destinations in 2021,” said Karen Butler, Founder and President of Shoot Like A Girl. “We want to say a special thank you to TrueTimber, JR Motorsports and Bass Pro Shops for helping us secure this amazing truck. We can’t wait to get it on the road to kick off our Home of the Brave tour.”

The Shoot Like A Girl mobile shooting range gives women ages 16 and older the opportunity to gain experience in handling and shooting handguns, longs guns and compound bows using advanced technology. Inside the mobile range, women are guided through a revolutionary introduction process, called the Test Shots™ and Test Flights™ by certified National Rifle Association instructors and archery coaches. Onsite, at the Shoot Like A Girl Gun Counter, people can also compare a variety of firearms including revolver’s, semi-automatic pistols, shotguns, and rifles from Shoot Like A Girl’s firearms partners. New and experienced shooter are invited to attend.

To see the list of tour locations, please visit ShootLikeAGirl.com/events.

For more information on Shoot Like A Girl and empowering women in the hunting and shooting industries, please visit ShootLikeAGirl.com. Additionally, fans are encouraged to follow Shoot Like A Girl on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and YouTube for news, instruction, information and much more.

Empowering Women in 2021

The Shoot Like A Girl experience is truly unique, giving women the opportunity to shoot a pistol, rifle and bow in a safe, controlled environment with the guidance of female NRA-certified instructors and archery coaches. In 2020, the tour included stops at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, conservation events

and corporate events—with several events having lines out the door and record numbers of attendees. Looking ahead to the 2021 Home of the Brave Tour, Shoot Like A Girl is anticipating continued momentum from the previous year. The tour will begin in early February, and a full event schedule is available online.

Shotgun Shooters on Team Federal Enjoyed Another Great Year of Success and Look Forward to 2021

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

ANOKA, Minnesota – January 8, 2021 – The list of Team Federal competition wins for Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays in 2020 is long and impressive. Season highlights included Federal sponsored shooters winning big at the 2020 National Sporting Clays Championships and the 2020 Main World Skeet Championships, plus many other competitions across the country.

“It was a great year for Team Federal, considering the circumstances and all the shoots that were canceled, with many of our team members being selected to their All American Teams,” said Mike Hampton Sr., Team Federal’s Manager for Shotgun Sports. “We are very proud of our sponsored shotgun sport shooters on Team Federal. They are great role models, good sportsmen, high in morals and integrity. And after all that, they are great shots and are helpful and approachable.”

Hampton reported many notable accomplishments from the team in 2020. In Trap, both Aaron Willoughby and Grayson Stuart completed their Grand Slam, and Ray Stafford was selected as Team Captain of the Senior Vet Team. In Skeet, Jason Ward won the World Champion title in the 28-gauge division of the 2020 Main World Skeet Championships, and Paul Giambrone was named World Champion in the Champion of Champions event. In Sporting Clays, Team Federal’s newest member Derrick Mein topped the podium as High Over All (HOA) at the 2020 National Sporting Clays Championships. Janet McDougall took home Runner-Up honors in the Main Lady Event.

“Team Federal certainly has some of the top shooters in the world, and they did well all year long in multiple disciplines. We also look forward to seeing Derrick and other USA Shooting team members represent the U.S.A. in Tokyo in July 2021,” said Federal’s Vice President of Marketing Jason Nash. “We are proud of their choice to shoot our products, and we look forward to seeing many competition wins throughout 2021.”

Federal is the official shotshell ammunition sponsor and supplier of USA Shooting, a non-profit organization that promotes the shooting sports and prepares American athletes to bring home gold. Federal is also a large supporter of the Amateur Trap Association (ATA), National Skeet Shooters Association (NSSA), National Sporting Clays Association (NSCA), and many other national, regional and state shooting sports organizations. 

Federal ammunition can be found at dealers nationwide or purchased online direct from Federal. For more information on all products from Federal or to shop online, visit www.federalpremium.com.

Kyle Defoor Shoots a 665 out of 700 on the “Humbler” Pistol Qual

Wednesday, January 13th, 2021

Kyle Defoor shot an impressive 665 on the 700 point “Humbler” Pistol Qual using a Staccato C2 with iron sights.

For those of you unfamiliar with the Humbler, it’s also called the 700 point aggregate. It was created by Larry Vickers while he was with SFOD-D.

The qualification consists of 70 rounds fired on NRA B-8 bullseye targets at a range of 25 yards. A fresh target is used for each string to minimize scoring errors. Rounds impacting outside the marked scoring zones are zero points.

-Stage 1: Slow Fire
–10 rounds
–freestyle
–time limit: ten minutes

-Stage 2: Timed Fire from the holster
–5 rounds
–freestyle from the holster
–time limit: 20 seconds
–repeat a second time for total of 10 rounds fired

-Stage 3: Rapid Fire from the holster
–5 rounds
–freestyle from the holster
–time limit: 10 seconds
–repeat a second time for total of 10 rounds fired

-Stage 4: SHO Slow Fire
–5 round
–strong hand only
–time limit: five minutes

-Stage 5: SHO Timed Fire from the holster
–5 rounds
–strong hand only from the holster
–time limit: 20 seconds

-Stage 6: SHO Rapid Fire from the holster
–5 rounds
–strong hand only from the holster
–time limit: 10 seconds

-Stage 7: WHO Slow Fire
–5 rounds
–weak hand only
–time limit: five minutes

-Stage 8: Kneeling Slow Fire
–5 rounds
–kneeling freestyle
–time limit: five minutes

-Stage 9: Kneeling Timed Fire from the holster
–5 rounds
–begin standing, draw and kneel at buzzer
–time limit: 20 seconds

-Stage 10: Prone Slow Fire
–5 rounds
–prone freestyle
–time limit: five minutes

-Stage 11: Prone Timed Fire from the holster
–5 rounds
–begin standing, draw and go prone at buzzer
–time limit: 20 seconds

As far as I know, no one has ever made a perfect score on this qualification.

Check Kyle out on Instagram @defoorproformanceshooting.

Shoot Like A Girl Releases 2020 Annual Report

Sunday, January 10th, 2021

ATHENS, Ala. – January 6, 2021 – Shoot Like A Girl has released its annual report for the 2020 calendar year, announcing a full tour schedule, impressive attendance numbers and impactful results in spite of current events. Shoot Like A Girl was proud to, once again, host an extremely diverse group of women in age, ethnicity, political point of view and economic level at mobile range events last year. The mobile range traveled over 20,000 miles to conduct 22 events as part of the 2020 Coast to Coast Tour, and more than 2,701 women (and some men) were introduced to the shooting sports in 2020. The full report is available online.

“Upon reflection, there is one word that describes the experience of Shoot Like A Girl in 2020, Gratitude,” said Karen Butler, Founder and President of Shoot Like A Girl, in a letter to corporate partners. “Alongside and with the support of our partners, the team faced the challenges of COVID, and we were able to successfully complete our 2020 Coast to Coast Tour. When you look at the data in this report, you will find we continued the trends of previous years—we grew the number of women who participate in shooting sports, but moreover, we empowered women and their families with confidence.”

Empowering More Women

The Shoot Like A Girl experience is truly unique, giving women the opportunity to shoot a pistol, rifle and bow in a safe, controlled environment with the guidance of female NRA-certified instructors and archery coaches. In 2020, the tour included stops at Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s, conservation events and corporate events—with several events having lines out the door and record numbers of attendees.

In the spring, Shoot Like A Girl’s tour was interrupted momentarily by COVID-19; however, Shoot Like A Girl adapted by utilizing technology and social media platforms to educate followers and stay connected with its audience. After the President announced the “Re-open America Guidance,” Shoot Like A Girl implemented new operating procedures to abide by the CDC’s COVID-19 guidelines and began traveling again to reach more women.

Continuing the Momentum

Looking ahead to 2021, Shoot Like A Girl is anticipating continued momentum from the previous year. The recently announced Home of the Brave Tour will begin in early February, and a full list of all tour dates is available online.

About Shoot Like A Girl  

As a leader in the industry, Shoot Like A Girl is committed to growing the number of women who participate in the shooting sports by empowering them with confidence. The Shoot Like A Girl trailer, with a state-of-the-art firearm simulator, travels to cities all across the United States, hosting?an interactive experience that gives attendees an opportunity to shoot pistols, rifles and bows in a fun, safe and comfortable atmosphere. The event is free to each guest thanks to Shoot Like A Girl’s generous corporate partners, including Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s, Beretta, Bushnell, GLOCK, Ruger, Colt, Magpul, Savage Arms, Springfield Armory, Walther, FN America, Heckler & Koch, Smith & Wesson, TrueTimber, Walker’s, Birchwood Casey, GPS Bags, TekMat, Dead Down Wind, Mossberg, CrossBreed Holsters, Thermacell, Black Rifle Coffee Company, GTM, SABRE, Archery 360, Bowhunting 360, SOG, Women’s Outdoor News, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Primos, Gold Tip Arrows, Hoppe’s, Federal Ammunition, Mathews, Hoyt, S & S Outdoors, ALPS OutdoorZ, LaCrosse Footwear and Upper Canyon Outfitters.

Safariland’s 015 Open Top Competition Holster Features Streamlined-Strength, Custom- Feel, and Best-in-Class Secure Retention

Thursday, January 7th, 2021

Compact design offers optimum micro-adjustability and ride height options

 

Jacksonville, Florida – Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group, a leading global provider of safety products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets, today announced the new Model 015 Open Top Competition Holster. Available for most steel and polymer frame pistols, the 015 provides a minimalistic, intelligent design for custom-fit and easy modification options for competitive shooters in open, limited and 3-gun divisions.

“This is a very well-made competition holster,” said Bobby McGee, Vice President of Engineering for The Safariland Group duty gear division and Team Safariland member. “Machined from billet, a raw block of virgin aluminum, the 015 has superior stabilization and little resistance for a secure fast draw. Paired with a stainless-steel ball joint on the holster, it allows for lots of clamping force securing fine-tuned positioning throughout the life of the holster, unlike aluminum ball joints that can cause positioning to skip with adjustments.”

The Model 015 incorporates an instinctive rotating lock for secure retention without the use of a nose piece and the advanced design significantly reduces the chance of unintended release during draw. By rotating the lever towards the rear of the firearm, the trigger block is unlocked providing a fast and efficient draw during the natural gripping motion.

Ideal for Open and Limited divisions where the most minimal design is desired, the ball joint system allows freedom of movement and easily accommodates thumb rests, red dot sights and additional modifications to limit interference. For 3-Gun competitors or others looking for even more stability when moving around objects, Safariland offers a supplemental muzzle adaptor for additional support and protection that is fully adjustable for barrels from 4″ to 7.5″.

The 015 features a special safety detent for retention even when the screw is removed and a stainless-steel spring allows for worry-free disassembly. Further, the holster and belt loop can be separated for ease of travel, while maintaining the user’s set position. The holster is designed to be used with 1.5” and 1.75” width competition belts with the use of a preinstalled belt shim. The belt loop works for a variety of belts and tightens to ensure no movement between the belt and belt loop. Additionally, the adjustable cant and round thigh-pad offer added comfort.

The Model 015 Open Top Competition Holster comes in black, red, or blue and is available for most 2011 steel and polymer frame pistols. MSRP is $223. For competitors who want additional muzzle support, they can purchase the 015A Muzzle Adaptor as an optional accessory. MSRP is $100.00. To purchase the 015 with the Muzzle Adaptor attached, order Model 015XL, MSRP $323.00.