Jerry Miculek

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Jerry Miculek (/ˈmɪəlɛk/) is a speed shooter and competition shooting instructor.[1] He is renowned as one of the fastest revolver shooters in the world, emptying a five-shot revolver in 0.57 seconds in a group the size of a playing card.[2] Miculek currently holds five world records in exhibition revolver shooting.[citation needed] In addition, Miculek is an experienced gunsmith who tunes and adjusts his own revolvers for optimum function.

Born in Freeport, Texas, Miculek grew up in southern Louisiana. He worked as a millwright at Freeport Chemical for fifteen years before becoming a professional shooter in 1989. He is married to Kay Clark Miculek, herself an accomplished shooter, holding numerous national and world titles.

He is endorsed by Smith & Wesson, who created the S&W Model 625JM model in honor of him.

Smith & Wesson 625JM revolver (Jerry Miculek edition), chambered in .45ACP

An avid shooter, Jerry holds numerous national and world shooting titles:[citation needed]

  • Seven time USPSA 3-Gun National Championship
  • Four time USPSA Multi-gun National Championship
  • Four time 2nd Chance Bowling Pin Champion
  • Two time Overall IPSC World Shoot Revolver Champion (2002[3] and 2005[4]), and one time Senior Overall Champion (2011[5]).
  • 1997, 2007 and 2011 American Handgunner World Shoot-Off Champion, and the only person ever to win this title with a revolver.[6]
  • Twenty time International Revolver Champion
  • Member of seven time winning pro team at the Sportsmans Team Challenge
  • Eight time USPSA National Revolver Champion
  • Three time Masters International Long Gun Champion
  • Ten time IDPA Enhanced Service Revolver Champion
  • One time Bianchi Cup NRA World Action Pistol Metallic Champion

World records held[edit]

Task Firearm(s) Used Time (sec) Date Notes
Fire six shots (each) from 10 different .38 caliber revolvers S&W Model 64 revolvers (10) 17.12 September 25, 2003 Broke Ed McGivern's record of 25 seconds.
Fire six shots, reload, fire six shots from 1 revolver S&W Model 625 revolver 2.99 September 11, 1999
Fire eight shots from a revolver on a single target S&W Model 627 V-Comp revolver 1.00 September 11, 1999
Fire eight shots from a revolver on four targets (2 hits each target) S&W Model 627 V-Comp revolver 1.06 September 11, 1999

Miculek also demonstrated the ability to fire five shots from a revolver on target with a S&W Model 64 ported barrel revolver in 0.57 seconds on September 25, 2003. This is slower than the record held by Ed McGivern of 0.45 sec (first shot on 9/13/1932, reproduced 4 times on 12/8/1932). Originally recorded as "two-fifths of a second", the resolution of the timing equipment in 1932 was only 0.20 of a second, so the actual figure could have been anywhere between 0.40 and 0.45 seconds.[citation needed]


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