Lena Miculek has done it again! The Team SIG pro shooter recently defended her High Lady title at the 2020 U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC) Nationals, taking the High Lady title for the fourth consecutive time. Miculek’s recent win, garnered at Frostproof, Florida’s, Universal Shooting Academy, is just the latest in a long line of stunning shooting successes. Regarded as the top female 3-Gun competitor in the world, Miculek entered the competitive shooting world in 2005 with five consecutive Sportsman’s Team Challenge Sub-junior and Junior Division national titles, winning her first World Champion title at the age of 17 at the IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) Shotgun World shoot in Hungary in 2012. With more than 60 major wins and seven world titles in five shooting disciplines, this latest win isn’t exactly a surprise…but we’re thrilled to see it anyway.
Practical shooting championships are a little different from the staid bullseye marksmanship you may be used to watching—the “practical” in the name means that competitors are expected to make precision shots while in action. To take her “High Lady” title at the 2020 USPSA PCC National Championship, Miculek completed 12 shooting stages testing her skills and agility.
This athletic shooting discipline, as you can imagine, is particularly enjoyable when competing with a light, fast-handling carbine rifle chambered in a pistol caliber—a pistol-caliber carbine or PCC. Running handgun ammunition through the longer, heavier rifle results in virtually no perceived recoil, and carbines are easy to manipulate safely. For her win, Miculek used her SIG SAUER MPX PCC with a Romeo3XL reflex sight.
Says Miculek, “After an extended time away from the competition it was great to get back to shooting competitively at this elite level for Team SIG. PCC competition is relatively new, and it is great to see the popularity of both the PCC platform and PCC competition gain momentum.” She continues, “This year’s nationals grew to nearly 250 competitors overall, and in the Lady’s Division especially, the competition was fierce and I was challenged throughout. My SIG equipment, combined with my focused PCC training routine leading up to the Nationals, gave me the advantage I needed to defend my PCC National Championship title and bring a second USPSA Nationals title in 2020 to Team SIG.”
SIG’s Chief Marketing Officer Tom Taylor said, “We are very proud of Lena for defending her title as the USPSA PCC Lady’s National Champion and being the only female to ever hold the title since the competition’s inception. This accomplishment speaks to her dedication and commitment to her PCC training, and her skill as a PCC shooter.”