Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Happy Birthday Master Jerry Miculek

Happy Birthday Jerry Miculek! (September 7th) You don’t know who he is? Well Jerry Miculek is a speed shooter and competitor/instructor. He is best known for being the fastest revolver shooter in the world, emptying a five shot revolver in 0.57 seconds in a group the size of a playing card. He holds 5 records in exhibition revolver shooting. He has won many shooting competitions including seven time winner of the USPSA 3 gun National Championship, 20 time International Revolver Champion, and the only person to win the American Handgunner World Shoot-off championship with a revolver. All in all he has been a Champion in 11 championships for a total of over 50 titles.
Considered one of the greatest shooters to ever live, Jerry is best known for his world records in shooting, fame on his YouTube channel (miculekdotcom), television appearances, and his wins in numerous national and world titles in competitive shooting.
Born in Freeport, Texas, Jerry was a Texan for three days before moving with his family to south Louisiana where he lived for the next thirty-seven years. Remnants of his Cajun accent can still be heard even though he has lived in northern Louisiana since 1990.
Although the third born of five boys, Jerry was born on his father’s birthday. Thus he is his daddy’s namesake, Jerry Charles Miculek, Jr.
Jerry worked as a millwright at Freeport Chemical for fifteen years before becoming a professional shooter in 1989. (A millwright is a craftsman or tradesman who constructs and maintains machinery.)
Growing up, Jerry showed little interest in “traditional” sports. Shooting and hunting were his passions from an early age. His willing cohort in these activities was younger brother Donnie.
At age thirty-seven, Jerry met future wife, Kay Clark Miculek. The daughter of world famous gunsmith, Jim Clark, Sr., and a competitive shooter since age six, Jerry had found his soul mate.
At age thirty-nine, Jerry received a crash course in childbirth, when the mid-wife scheduled for a planned home birth arrived five minutes too late. Lena Rosalie Miculek weighed in at 7 pounds, 11 ounces.
Jerry is a complete handyman………. gunsmith, mechanic, certified welder, pipe fitter, machinist and trigger jockey. Revolvers to rifles, lawn mowers to bulldozers, toilets to turbines, he can fix it all.
Jerry estimates that in his lifetime he has shot 1.5 million rounds of ammunition, which equals approximately 20 tons of lead.
I like to learn from the Master’s, and Jerry is a Master.
Happy Birthday Jerry!
Semper Paratus