Smith & Wesson Corp. announced an exciting addition to this year’s Industry Day at the Range schedule: Smith & Wesson-sponsored Pro-Shooter, Jerry Miculek, will attempt to set a new speed record on his “STL-Drill.” Using the newest M&P® 15T rifle, Miculek will attempt to fire 10 shots across multiple targets in under 1.7 seconds, his previous best time. He will set up for his attempt at the Smith & Wesson range bay on Monday, January 16 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.
Fans will be familiar with the “STL-Drill” from Jerry’s video on YouTube. Spectators will witness Miculek starting with an M&P 15T, safety engaged, finger out of the trigger guard, aiming at a 6-inch by 6-inch starting point at a distance of 15 feet. On signal, he will engage the center target with 4 shots at center-mass, then he will move up the target to the A/B for two shots. From there, Miculek will transfer to the left-target and place two shots center-mass. He will then transfer to the remaining target, placing two shots to center-mass. The entire drill will consist of ten shots while the muzzle will travel over twelve feet.
Miculek said, “I know this is going to be a challenge, but I believe with my hard-work and my exceptional equipment I can complete the drill in under 1.7 seconds.”
Before Miculek attempts to set the speed record, media members are encouraged to stop by the Smith & Wesson booth on Industry Day at 8:30 a.m. and allow Smith & Wesson Team Captain, Julie Golob to introduce them to the new 2017 product lineup. Smith & Wesson will feature multiple variations of the new M&P M2.0™ pistol, while the Performance Center® by Smith & Wesson will treat guests to the new Performance Center M&P10 in 6.5 Creedmoor and the new M&P 45 Ported Shield™. Thompson/Center Arms™ will be on-site to demonstrate the newest Compass rifle, now chambered in 6.5 Creedmoor. In addition, visitors will enjoy viewing more than forty new additions to the company’s pistol, revolver, and rifle product lines. Firearms for 2017 feature a variety of new calibers, finishes and features.
Shaun Phelan, Smith & Wesson Director of Marketing, said, “Industry Day is always a great time to get our products into the hands of the shooting sports media and our retailers. Having Julie Golob there to introduce our exciting new M&P M2.0 pistol will be a real treat for our guests, and of course having Jerry Miculek on board to set a world speed record will be very entertaining. In addition to having great fun, visitors will get to see Jerry make history, live and in person.”
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Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personnel protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Thompson/Center Arms™ brands. Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.