Jerry Miculek is a professional speed and competition shooter known for his many world records, appearances on TV, and internet videos. He is legendary for working with many iconic shooting brands. In this episode, he candidly shares his thoughts and advice on relevant topics in the shooting industry.
Jerry Miculek is a professional speed and competition shooter known for his many world records, appearances on TV, and internet videos. He is also legendary for working with many iconic shooting brands. In this episode, he candidly shares his thoughts and advice on relevant topics in the shooting industry.
Jerry attributes his success to being a serendipitous opportunity mixed with perfect timing. Listeners will appreciate his anecdotes on not getting comfortable but rather staying adaptable and keeping your skills up to date. He summarizes today’s shooting industry including thoughts on how the industry has evolved. Jerry underscores our culture and politics as being one of the biggest variables.
Jerry also speaks from a professional perspective on how to reach your audience through social media and also pick the right sponsorships. He reiterates that you must adjust to the culture and choose the right platforms to communicate.
In closing, John commends Aaron on his achievements and accomplishments during his shooting career. John applauds him as a mentor, a legend, a record breaker.
0:11 — John introduces Jerry Miculek.
1:03 — Jerry shares how he got to the place he is as serendipitous and perfect timing.
2:00— Jerry gives his predictions for this year and gives advice to shooters.
3:53—Jerry shares his thoughts on the hysteria of people hoarding ammo right now.
6:33—Jerry shares how he made the transition into doing well on social media.
13:00— Jerry shares his thoughts on running for office.
14:56 — Jerry talks about the mountains he has left to conquer.
24:13 — Jerry shares his thoughts on adjusting the culture and choosing the right platform.
40:55 — Jerry shares advice on going into the field and getting sponsors.
49:50 — Jerry shares how he chooses a brand for sponsorship.
1:06:20— John commends Jerry on his accomplishments and achievements as a legend.
“To get ahead, you’re going to leave people behind.”
“You have to accept responsibility for your destination.”
“We are the government.”
“There’s always a new challenge and you always have to adapt to a new environment or you fossilize and will be set in stone at that level.”
“Perception of knowledge is a terrible thing. It makes you harden up into a monument and then a pigeon will land and dump on you.”
“Competition breeds excellence.”
“Things have changed because people associate guns with negativity.”
“ A lot of people in this sport are quiet, super dedicated and their achievements are astronomical but nobody knows about it.”
“Somebody has to be liable…unfortunately, there are so many lawyers that everything you do, there’s something you are liable for.”
“Knowledge is power and when you try to sequester it, people are going to get hurt.”
“Firearms got us here and are going to keep us here and we need to accept it.”
“If your heart’s not in it, you’re not going to be in it.”
“I look at a sponsor by how they treat their customer, too.”
“I think a lot of gun companies are missing the input of the new generation.”
Where to find Aaron:
● Website: gunwerks.com