Watch: The Jerry Miculek Story

   10.06.20

Watch: The Jerry Miculek Story

(Image: Screenshot from video)

“One thing I was taught is to never waste a sunrise. My dad was a hard worker, so it kinda instilled into me the fact that when the sun come up, you should be up.”

Professional shooter Jerry Miculek is well-known by shooters and gun folks, and he’s known for posting short videos, but this one is a little different. It’s called “Get Some! The Jerry Miculek Story” and it’s about 44 minutes long.

(Image: Screenshot from video)

Obviously I’m not going to try to do a blow-by-blow on this video, but here are some highlights:

– Both Jerry’s parents were hard-working farm kids from Texas, and his father was raised on a small farm with three brothers.
– Jerry loves revolvers because when he was coming up, revolvers were king and some of his role models (Bill Jordan, Ed McGivern) did impressive speed work with revolvers
– Jerry’s job is shooting, and he’s done it in 20 countries — including Russia, where he competed with a semi-auto rifle.
– He grew up in south Louisiana and has always loved guns and the great outdoors.
– Jerry worked as a mechanic at a chemical plant for about 15 years before he was able to start shooting for a living.
– He grew up with 4 brothers and no sisters.
– When he worked as a mechanic, he exercised his trigger finger during his daily commutes using an old K-frame S&W revolver that had been through a fire.
– He prefers speed shooting because there’s always room for improvement; there is no perfect score, so he can always improve and do better.
– He’s done a lot of competition with pistols, rifles, and shotguns as well as revolvers.
– Jerry’s wife was a gunsmith and skilled competitive shooter before they even met.

“I had to marry the lady. She just shot too damn good.”

– Jerry and Kay’s daughter Lena Miculek is also an award-winning competitive shooter who currently works as a shooter for Sig Sauer.
– Jerry owns a large shooting range where he can train in any shooting skill at any time.
– Jerry’s reloading shop is set up to load about 60 cartridges and he keeps enough lead alloy on hand to cast roughly 4 million bullets.
– He’s been accused of using substances to enhance performance — but says the only ones he’s used are chocolate syrup, chocolate bars, candy cigarettes, and wax lips.
– Jerry’s been competing in shooting since 1976.
– He tries to forget past wins and performances whenever he shoots a competition; this helps him concentrate on the “here and now,” which is the only place/time in which we live.
– Jerry, Kay, and Lena like to get together and shoot side by side to push one another to do better.
– At age 65, Jerry is still looking to get better every day.
– Jerry has a special secret warmup routine for his trigger finger — which he says he will “take to his grave.”

“To be quite honest with you, I can’t wait for the next sunrise; I get to do it all over again.”

What a great outlook. Gotta love Jerry!

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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