EXETER, NH (January 2012) —SIG SAUER Team Captain Max Michel, Jr., has brought his winning
ways and experience to work with SIG engineers in the development of the 1911 Max, a race-inspired
pistol built to his unique specifications.
Built by the SIG SAUER Custom Shop, the 1911 Max is a single-stack, 5″ all-steel pistol with all the
custom features that a world-class shooter requires.
“We’re proud to be associated with a competitor of Max’s skill and character,” Bud Fini, Vice President of
Marketing. “He also brings years of elite-level match experience, which is incorporated in this pistol.”
A Nitron-finished stainless slide features forward cocking serrations, on top of a natural stainless frame
with 26LPI checkering on the front strap. Max’s “MM” logo is laser-engraved on the slide and machined
into the Hogue® custom G-10 “Chainlink” grips, which offer a very aggressive, non-slip surface to the
“I’m pretty particular about what goes into my guns,” Michel said. “In my world, a broken part or a
malfunction could end my shot at a world title. I wouldn’t put my name on a gun unless I was certain it
would measure up to my standards.”
Built to Michel’s specifications, the 1911 Max has a host of custom features, including SIG SAUER flat
trigger, external extractor, a Dawson® Ice Magwell®, a Koenig® Speed Hammer® and EGW® sear and
firing pin. Fiber optic front and adjustable rear sights also provide high-speed visibility. The 1911 Max will
be available in .45ACP and .40S&W.