Lucas Oil Shooter Sets the Standard for Speed, Accuracy, and Performance
World-record holder Jerry Miculek shares his wisdom on shooting better and getting the most out of your firearms
In the shooting world, many people call him “The Greatest Shooter of All Time.” Jerry Miculek laughs at that. He’s not very impressed by his amazing world records—set with handguns, shotguns, and rifles—which are the result of a combination of mind-boggling speed and amazing accuracy.
Miculek has fired 12 shots on target with a single reload in under 3 seconds from a revolver; fired 23 rounds on target in 3.73 seconds from a semi-automatic shotgun; and fired 6 shots on target in under 1 second from a .50-caliber rifle.
Some shooters might sit back and say, good enough. Not Miculek, perhaps the bestknown member of the Lucas Oil Shooting Team. Rather, he is more interested in continuing to improve his game.
Miculek (miculek.com) is a self-made and self-motivated shooter from humble beginnings. His story and insights can help every shooter improve.
“Hunting was big for me growing up,” says Miculek. “I was always in the swamp hunting ducks or in the woods chasing squirrels. When hunting season wound down, we needed something to do. Shooting was the answer.”
“I was introduced to competitive shooting in 1976,” he continues, “and it really lit a fire in me. I started out pistol shooting, and expanded to other firearms from there. At first, shooting was a sideline. But now I’ve been shooting professionally for 25 years.”
Miculek likes competing against himself and time. “Shooting is a venue to improve yourself,” he says. “I like to set a standard and then try and beat it. That takes work and commitment.”
“It’s special to do something different, something nobody else has done,” he says. “I like speed goals, combined with accuracy. With speed, you can always work toward getting better.”
“Practice is essential, and you learn through speed,” Miculek explains. “Through speed, you refine your technique. If you’re going to do things fast, you have to be perfect.”
“Your firearm is critical too—it must be in top working order for performance,” says Miculek. “Your shooting results
relate directly to your equipment and how it is maintained.” This is true whether you’re setting speedshooting world records, getting ready for opening day of deer season, in the duck blind, or shooting on league night or a Saturday afternoon.
Speed is fun. But everyday shooters are more concerned with accuracy, either at the range or while hunting. Miculek offers insights for better allaround shooting.
“Here’s the key,” he says. “Trigger control is more important than sight alignment. Preparing for trigger pull and release is the most important factor in hitting what you’re shooting at: firing the weapon without disturbing what you see on the sight picture.”
“The trick,” he explains, “is accepting the ‘wobble zone’ we all have, and letting fly at the right moment, without disturbing what you see.”
“Most shooters,” he says, “especially handgun shooters, have a preconceived notion of what is right. But no matter what you are shooting, you have to grip the firearm to get your finger in the best position to feel and control that trigger. There’s no right or wrong way—only winning or losing.”
“This is especially true,” he adds, “with double-action shooting, where there’s maybe a half-inch pull before trigger release.”
LUCAS OIL PARTNERSHIP
Shooting for world records takes well-maintained firearms that operate flawlessly. Miculek is a meticulous maintainer of his firearms. He is also a certified gunsmith. Lucas Oil outdoor products are integral to his shooting lifestyle.
“I used Lucas Oil outdoor products even before I was sponsored by them,” says Miculek. “I always had exceptional performance with the lineup.”
“Lucas Oil Gun Metal Polish is probably one of the best all-around cleaning and maintenance products I’ve ever put in my hand,” he says. “It is especially good for cleaning cylinders. It is outstanding for polishing up any metal on any firearm.”
“Ultrasonic Bore Cleaner is hard to beat too,” he adds. “I use it on the bores for every handgun and rifle I own. Shotguns too. I even clean my reloading equipment with it. It just cuts residue and leaves nothing behind.”
“Extreme Duty CLP (Cleans, Lubricates, Protects) is perfect on all my carry weapons,” he explains. “When firearms are so close to your skin, they get damp. CLP provides great corrosion resistance, and keeps the weapon dry and in perfect shooting condition.”
“Extreme Duty Gun Oil was my go-to oil even before I joined the Lucas Oil team,” he says. “And I use Extreme Duty Gun Grease on all the pressure points on my firearms, as well as on my reloading equipment.”
Lucas Oil products are ready to keep any firearm in top condition and performing reliably—whether you’re shooting thousands of rounds a year and setting world records, like Jerry Miculek, or maintaining your recreational shooting and hunting guns. “Lucas Oil products are an essential part of any firearm maintenance routine,” concludes Miculek.
See the full Lucas Oil outdoor and shooting lineup at lucasoil.com/ products/out-door-line.