IronMind developed the Captains of Crush® (CoC) Silver Bullet Hold as both a training tool and as an event for grip strength contests: visually appealing and intuitively obvious, the CoC Silver Bullet Hold has been featured in grip contests from California to Russia, with stops in Finland, England, Ukraine...
Whether you think your hand is too big, too small or just right for a gripper, the Silver Bullet is perfect. Hold on as long as you can.
Men's Current World Record Holder
|Dmitriy Suhovarov||58.53 sec.||May 14, 2016|
Men's Past World Records
|Kody Burns||57.15 sec.||May 2, 2015|
|Igor Kupinsky||54 sec.||July 27, 2013|
|Mike Burke||53.97 sec.||January 20, 2013|
|Alexey Tyukalov||52.49 sec.||September 29, 2012|
|Juha Harju||46.6 sec.||September 9, 2012|
|Mark Felix||43.25 sec.||January 9, 2012|
Captains of Crush No. 4*
|Clay Edgin||5.62**||January 8, 2017|
*Started Jaunary 8, 2017
**World standard; inaugural world record must exceed the world standard by at least 5 seconds
Women's Current World Record Holder
|Amy Wattles||45.42 sec.||January 26, 2014|
Women's Past World Records
|Amy Wattles||30.05 sec.||June 30, 2013|
|Elizabeth Horne||23.22 sec.||September 23, 2012|
The IronMind® CoC Silver Bullet Challenge: World Record Attempt Rules
- A genuine IronMind Captains of Crush® No. 3* gripper must be used.
- The gripper must be new, in an unbroken package and opened on the spot.
- Ordinary chalk (magnesium carbonate) may be used on the gripping hand, but nothing else is permitted (tacky, for example, is specifically disallowed).
- A genuine IronMind CoC Silver Bullet must be used, with 2.5 kg of weight hanging from the silver bullet strap and this weight may take the form of either an IWF or IPF certified/recognized (calibrated) plate or some other weight that has been demonstrated to be no less than 2.50 kg on a certified or otherwise demonstrably accurate scale.
- The CoC Silver Bullet is inserted by the competitor no deeper than up to the top edge of the clear band, so that the script Captains of Crush® is legible, and so that all four fingers are in contact with the CoC gripper handle (dropping the pinky completely off the end of the gripper handle is expressly prohibited). The CoC Silver Bullet must be aligned with the handles of the gripper, which cannot overlap with the CoC Silver Bullet in what we call a three-point position.
- Using one or two hands, the competitor closes the CoC No. 3 in his own time so that the two handles hold the CoC Silver Bullet in place and once this position has been achieved, and only one hand is holding the gripper shut, the referee gives the signal to start the clock. If the competitor fails to get a secure hold on the CoC Silver Bullet, he is allowed one chance to reset it.
- The hand must be held with the gripper approximately vertical.
- Time stops when the Silver Bullet drops from the handles or when the referee observes any opening of the gripper handle for any reason whatsoever.
*IronMind has welcomed women to the event as well, with the rules being identical to those followed by the men, except that a CoC No. 2 must be used, rather than a CoC No. 3.