Crimson Trace

August 5, 2011 |
MGM Sponsored Grand Nationals Strikes Lightning

A lightning strike caused a small brush fire very close to the Parma Rod and Gun Club in Idaho last weekend where the MGM sponsored Grand Nationals were held. Jerry Miculek caught lightning in a bottle when he struck the competition down winning the title of Grand Champion at the inaugural MGM Grand Nationals. Jerry finished off a hot round of Man-on-Man competition in the finals beating out Ted Bonnet from Texas.

On a day that was supposed to reach near 100 degrees cloud cover moved in and held the temperatures down to a very tolerable level keeping shooters and spectators happy and cool. Over 70 shooters from across the nation took advantage of the hosting club's hospitality during the multi day event. Jerry Miculek also was the victor in the Open Revolver Division. Other winners and their respective categories were: Limited Revolver: Wade Terry, Open Master: Ted Bonnet, Limited Master: Houston Shaw, Open A: Steve Berry, Limited A: Travis Gibson, Open B: Steve Brackney, Limited B: Brian Kohagen, Open C: Carey Palmer, Limited C: Josh Young, Limited D: Ron Skinner, and Cowboy Champion: Andy Fink.

The weekend belonged, however, to Jerry Miculek. Jerry is a speed shooter and competition shooting instructor. He is known as the fastest revolver shooter in the world. He holds numerous records including the record he established in 1999 by firing six shots, reloading and firing six shots from a S & W Model 625 in a astounding time of 2.99 seconds. Jerry is also a five time USPSA 3-Gun Nation Championship, three time Masters International Long Gun Champion, three time USPSA National Revolver champion and two time IPSC World Revolver Champion.

When asked for his response regarding the facilities at the MGM Targets sponsored event Jerry stated, "I am envious of the range set up here in Parma. And the steel is first rate." Aaron Goodfellow, who was the Match Director of the MGM-Grand Nationals, proudly presented Mr. Miculek with his trophy (pictured). If you would like to see a clip of the final shoot off just go to You can also view the entire match results on this page.

Mike Gibson, President of MGM Targets, was very pleased with the event and the comments made by Jerry. "We had a terrific turnout, the weather co-operated and the facilities at Parma Rod and Gun Club are first rate," he stated, "and having someone like Jerry Miculek saying that our steel is first rate is a real compliment. We have tried very hard over the years to create a product that is at the top of the ladder in quality, design and value. Jerry knows the difference."