February 1st, 2016 by Danielle Breteau

A Closer Look At Youth Shooter Max Friedman

Story and photograph by Eric M. Saperstein

Max FriedmanA 13-year-old honor-roll student, Max Friedman is concluding his second year of competitive shooting, and his fascination with shooting only began at age 10. Max’s regular circuit includes matches at his home club, South Jersey Shooting Club in Winslow, N.J., where he competes in the Pennsylvania Steel League. In 2014, Max won High Junior at the New Jersey State NSSF Rimfire Challenge. In 2015 Max had the opportunity to experience true competition and camaraderie when he gained support and sponsorships from a plethora of people and companies and truly stepped outside of his comfort zone when he competed in the US Steel Nationals, World Class Steel Speed on Steel where he finished as second junior, Pennsylvania State Steel Challenge Championship and the New Jersey State NSSF Rimfire Challenge, where he also finished second junior.

Max has been a regular attendee of the Area 8 USPSA Junior Camp for the past two years, and is a member of the TacSol shooting team. Among his prized equipment is a Ruger 22/45 Lite with a Tactical Solutions Pac-Lite barrel and a Tactical Solution X-Ring 10/22. The fall of 2015 brought him the opportunity to begin formal training with his Walther PPQ M2 9mm, because he is looking forward to entering USPSA competitions this year.

When not competing, you can find Max computer coding, enjoying time with his dogs and playing video games or watching movies. He has chosen to give back via his shooting efforts by supporting the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. ASJ

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