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THE MAX MICHEL TRAINING ACADEMY offers a wide array of shooting courses to meet anyones specific needs. Michel has spent the past 20 years and countless hours developing his easy to follow “High Speed Marksmanship, Shooting System”. During the courses, shooters can expect to receive not just how things are done, but more importantly WHY. Michel believes if his students can understand why, then they will believe in the system and once someone believes in his system, the subconscious can begin to take over. Anyone can shoot quickly and with proper training most people can shoot accurately but finding the unique individual to be able to shoot quickly with “acceptable” accuracy is what you can expect to learn in the courses below. Michel’s motto is “Consistency and Repeatability= Success”.

Course Offerings

Duration: 1 Day
Ammunition: 400-500 rounds
Whether you wish to participate in an action pistol shooting sport or simply want to maximize your performance with a pistol, this class is the perfect place to get started.
In this class, students will learn the key foundational skills necessary to shoot a pistol effectively.World Champion Max Michel will walk you through Michel’s tips and tricks for critical skills like:
  • Stance
  • Proper grip
  • The draw
  • Recoil management
  • How to reload with maximum speed
  • Different sight pictures and when to use them
  • Transitioning between targets

This is a hands-on class with instruction done on the range. The ultimate technician, Michel believes it is critical for students to engrain skills through deliberate, methodical repetition.
If you are thinking of competing in or have already begun competing in any of the action pistol shooting sports, The Max Michel Academy will help you build a foundation for success.

Duration: 2 Days
Ammunition: 800-1,000 rounds
Intermediate Competitive Pistol is essential for any shooter looking to break through to the next level. Building on the foundation set in Introduction to Competitive Pistol, Michel will take each shooter through the fundamentals of speed shooting, basic movement techniques and many more vitals skills necessary to win.

World Champion Max Michel will cover topics like:

  • Stance
  • Proper grip
  • The draw
  • Recoil management
  • How to reload with maximum speed
  • Different sight pictures and when to use them
  • Transitioning between targets
  • Gear setup
  • Basic movement techniques to increase efficiency on the move
  • One-handed shooting
  • Shooting around barricades

Intermediate Competitive Pistol is a must for anyone looking to significantly increase their skill will a pistol.

Duration: 2 Days
Ammunition: 800-1,000 rounds
This is one of the Academy’s most popular classes. The curriculum is identical to Intermediate Competitive Pistol, but the entire class is shot on steel, no paper targets at all. This allows for a completely different tempo in the class and creates immediate feedback for students. No body can make the steel ring like Max Michel.
Duration: 3 Days
Ammunition: 800-1,000 rounds

Shooter ready? This course is for the serious competitor who has previous competition experience and is now searching for the key to becoming a Champion. Students in this course can expect to cover a refresher on the Intermediate Competitive Pistol skill set prior to progressing into the advanced pistol techniques. Michel will work with students to identify the changes necessary to begin elevating their skill to compete at the top levels of the action pistols sports.In addition to Intermediate Competitive Pistol skills, Advanced Competitive Pistol skills include:

  • Shooting on the move
  • Positional work
  • Stage breakdown
  • The mental game
  • How to be a smart shooter

This is your chance to hone your skills with World Champion Max Michel. Don’t let another point slip by, it’s time to train like an athlete.

Duration: 2 Days
Ammunition: 800-1,000 rounds
This course was created for those shooters who want to compete at the top levels of Steel Challenge. In a competition that will push shooters to the edge of the capabilities, training and preparation is everything. World Speed Shooting Champion Max Michel will walk you through the Steel Challenge courses of fire, how to leverage your strengths, and how to improve on your weaknesses.
Michel’s winning record is due to his technical prowess and incredible focus. He will help you hone your skills so you are ready to step into the box.
Duration: 2 Days
Ammunition: 800-1,000 rounds

In this course, World Champion Max Michel will take you through a major component of what separates Champions from everyone else, efficiency on the move. Being the fastest or most accurate shooter on the range is not enough if you want to compete in the upper echelons of the action shooting sports. This course is an active, in-depth look at:

  • Movement of the body
  • Movement of the gun
  • How to prepare yourself to move
  • How to properly come into and out of position
  • How to leverage your personal physical strengths through movement
Duration: 3 hours
Ammunition: No live fire
How you run your gun is only part of the equation. Mental, physical, and strategic preparation are equally, if not more, important that how fast you can press the trigger.
In this lecture, World Champion Max Michel discusses what separates top shooters from the rest of the pack. This lecture can be added to a number of the Academy’s courses.Some of the topics covered are:

  • Being a smart shooter
  • Developing a training plan
  • Stage breakdown
  • Match performance & staying positive
  • Developing a game plan
  • Sticking to the plan
  • Proper nutrition
  • Exercise
  • Match preparation
Duration: 3 Days
Ammunition: 1,200 pistol & 800 carbine rounds
In cooperation with VATA Training Group, World Champion Max Michel offers an intensive pistol/carbine course for those looking to advance their tactical skills. Michel combines his technical pistol coursework with the fight-stopping carbine coursework from the team at VATA Training Group. This combination creates a skill set that is a force to be reckoned with.

Topics you can expect to cover are:

  • Platform fundamentals
  • Grip
  • Stance
  • Reloading techniques
  • Recoil management
  • Trigger control
  • Multiple target engagement
  • Weapon transitions
  • Shooting positions
  • Shooting around barricades
  • Shooting on the move
  • And more

 

Interested in Private or Small Group Training with Max?