Max Michel sets a Guinness World Record with SIG Sauer P320RX

Six 8″ plate targets, from draw and 7 meters, in less then 10 seconds with a 9 mm handgun was the mission. Doesn’t sound too hard, even for me!


But Max Michel – IPSC Handgun World Champion – had a much lower time in mind.

His target was below 2.5 seconds, using a SIG P320RX.


-“Are you ready? Standby……..  …. ….Beeeeep, Pew, Pew, Pew”


This SIG comes with a ROMEO1 Reflex Sight, and is a nice way to promote what is – in my opinion – the future of handgun shooting. There’s a lot of older shooters out there (as well as others, regardless of age)  that prefer to shoot and aim with a red dot instead of irons.

Related: SIG P320 Selected as new US Army Handgun.

The popularity of USPSA Carry Optics and (future) IPSC Production Optics is a sign if nothing else, and the fact that a lot of manufacturers now release handguns prepared for this technology. (Glock MOS, as another example).

You can see the video at Recoil TV:


Shooting steel from relatively short distances (short enough to hit!) is among the best you can do with your clothes on.


RECOIL ventures to the SIG SAUER Academy where we get a chance to watch IPSC World Champion Max Michel set a Guinness World Record. Six plate targets from the draw in less then 10 seconds with a 9mm handgun is the goal, but let’s see if he can take them down in less than 2.5 with a SIG P320RX. Let’s just say there’s a reason he’s team captain.


Guinness World Record officially declares Max Michel a World Record holder. Congratulations!


All pictures from Recoil TV

If you’re interested in more details about the P320RX you can check the SIG Sauer homepage here.

There are also more details from Shooting Sports USA.


It may be of interest that since this record the US Army has revealed they’re going to select the SIG SAUER Model P320 to replace the M9.

BREAKING: US Army Selects Sig To Replace M9 Original Post Updated at 11pm With SIG Press Release and Photos of the Pistol

Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors. Owning the night would be nice too.


  • ExMachina1

    Impossible! Bore axis is too high for anything this fast!!!

    • Saint Stephen the Obvious

      The video clearly shows its not impossible even with it’s bore axis.


      Blessings to you and yours,

      Saint Stephen the Obvious

      • Jeremy Nettles

        This is just a guess, but I’d say your sarcasm filter is in need of adjustment.

  • Harry’s Holsters

    He’s one heck of a shooter!

  • Drew


  • Disarmed in CA

    Bad ass. I’ll need someone to sponsor me with 250,000 rounds of 9mm to practice to beat that. Anyone?

    • Harry’s Holsters

      I wonder how many days he spent drilling this?

  • Dan

    Would be cool to see him and Jerry M square off against each other. To make it even more interesting they will both use a bone stock gun and only one practice before hand.

    • LGonDISQUS

      With revolvers!

      • Dan

        With type 94 Nambus 🙂 or the guns that don’t pass Taurus QC

  • Johnsmyname

    Didn’t Vogel do it in 1.71 (maybe it was 10” not 8” plates)?? None the less, he’s amazing, one of the current best in the world.

  • Matt Robinson

    Holy hell, 4:00 minute video for 2 seconds of shooting.

  • JumpIf NotZero

    The standard plate rack. I’ll bet you $10 he could shoot it with no sight and still be 95% of shooters.

  • Joel

    I don’t think that’s a Romeo1.

  • Give Max any reasonable modern pistol and a couple days to get used to it and he’d pull about the same time.

  • uisconfruzed

    Action begins at 3:00
    The previous record was 10 seconds??? I could smoke that with my G27 and my IWB holster.

    • Bobb

      Anybody could. 10 Seconds is laughable.

      Heck I’ve been in competitions where I’m sure people have done the same thing in less than 2 seconds. I think it’s doable.

      The main thing about these “records” is that someone paid Guinness to actually send someone out, that’s what makes it a world record.

  • Yes they did

  • Whit

    Looks pretty easy. Try shooting bowling pins at that same distance (I’m sure some of you have). My best table (5 pins on a 4’x8′ table at 21 feet from ready) was under 2 seconds.