Jerry Miculek Sets NRA World Records At Smith & Wesson’s New Tennessee HQ

posted on November 9, 2023
IMG 3234 Jerry Miculek World Record
Jerry Miculek is pictured here with his NRA World Record certificate for the fastest time to hit six steel plates at 7 yards with a 9 mm handgun after a red-hot 2.01-second run. He also set the record for the same course of fire with a 9 mm revolver with a 1.88-second run.
Photos by John Parker

At Smith & Wesson’s new headquarters in Maryville, Tenn., on Friday, October 6, the one and only Jerry Miculek set the NRA world record for hitting six steel plates with a 9 mm revolver at 7 yards after a blazingly fast 1.88-second run.

Additionally, that same day, Miculek shattered the NRA world record for knocking down six steel plates with a 9 mm handgun from the draw at 7 yards with an equally impressive 2.01-second run.

Professional shooter Jerry Miculek aims a revolver downrange.Jerry Miculek set two NRA world records last week—the fastest time to hit six plates from a draw with a 9 mm handgun in 2.01 seconds, and with a revolver in 1.88 seconds.

The six steel plates used for both of Miculek’s NRA world-record attempts were 8" in diameter and set on a speed rack. He was shooting a red-dot-equipped Smith & Wesson revolver.

The record for 9 mm handgun shooting at six steel plates was previously set by pro shooter Max Michel back in 2017 with a 2.05-second time.

Jerry Miculek aims at white steel plates with a Smith & Wesson revolver on a dirt range.This picture was taken right before Jerry Miculek secured the NRA world record for 9 mm handgun.

“You never know, sometimes old is new again,” Miculek said to the crowd after setting the two NRA world records. “I appreciate you all being here and especially the support of Smith & Wesson—thank you.”

Timing Miculek for his NRA world-record attempts was his wife, Kay Miculek, and his kids were also present, including fellow pro shooter Lena Miculek. Kay Miculek was using a standard competition shot timer. In addition to his family, a large group of Smith & Wesson employees were at the NRA world record event, along with a sizeable contingent of Jerry Miculek fans, affectionately known as “Jerry Junkies.”

Jerry Miculek, his family, friends and fans are pictured here after Jerry set two NRA world records at Smith & Wesson’s new headquarters in Maryville, Tenn.

NRA Deputy Director of Competitive Shooting Aaron Farmer was on hand at the Smith & Wesson headquarters in Tennessee to certify the records and present Jerry Miculek his NRA world-record certificates.

Jerry Miculek and Aaron Farmer stand with Jerry's NRA World Record plaque.Jerry Miculek is pictured here with NRA Deputy Director of Competitive Shooting Aaron Farmer after receiving his NRA World Record plaque for the fastest time to hit six steel plates at 7 yards with a 9 mm revolver. He fired from the draw and hit all six plates in only 1.88 seconds.

The NRA world-record event was the kick-off for the grand opening of Smith & Wesson’s new headquarters in Tennessee, with the ribbon-cutting ceremony held the following day, along with a large festival to celebrate. Departing its longtime home in Massachusetts, "Big Blue" built its new Maryville headquarters facility about two years after announcing its move to the Volunteer State.

Learn more about Jerry Miculek and Smith & Wesson.


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