Tonight on Shooting USA: The IDPA Nationals

by Editor 6. February 2013 12:32
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It's the IDPA National Championship, the shooting sport derived from concealed carry training will crown the champions. Plus, Garry James on the story of the Broom Handle Mauser that's now one of History's Guns. And Two Shooting USA Profiles - Julie Golob on her remarkable career, and Lee Wills, the Junior Shooter who's become an inspiration by overcoming his medical challenges at the age of 12.

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Infographic: Ammo Of The 2012 IDPA Nationals

by Editor 8. November 2012 10:10
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Comp-Tac Victory Gear Top Holster Choice At IDPA National Championship

by Editor 2. November 2012 10:12
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HOUSTON, Texas – When it comes to a holster for carrying on and off the range Comp-Tac Victory Gear is the top choice among IDPA competitors, according to the results of the equipment survey conducted by the International Defensive Pistol Association during their 2012 National Championship this past September.

The survey found that among the 29 holster brands used in the competition, more than a third (35.2%) of the competitors shot the match using a holster manufactured by Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading maker of holsters for the personal defense and competition market.

In addition to being the top holster for competition, 15.2% of the IDPA competitors at the National Championship indicated Comp-Tac as their preferred holster choice for concealed carry use, making the Texas-based holster maker the top CCW holster brand out of the 63 named by shooters.

The results of the 2012 IDPA National Championship equipment survey mirror those of the one conducted in June during the 2012 Carolina Cup, when IDPA competitors at that match also selected Comp-Tac as the top holster brand for competition (30.3%) and concealed carry (21.4%).

“We’re extremely proud of the confidence IDPA members have shown in Comp-Tac by making us their top holster choice for competition and personal defense use,” said Gregg Garrett , owner and president of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

“Being selected this shooting season as the top holster at both the Carolina Cup and the IDPA National Championship is a reflection of the commitment Comp-Tac employees have to designing and making the best holsters on the market, as well as our company’s commitment to supporting and growing the shooting sports.”

The 2012 IDPA National Championship equipment survey was conducted among all 344 competitors with 304 indicating a competition holster preference and 198 indicating a concealed carry holster preference. Results from the Carolina Cup survey were based on a smaller sample with 122 and 117 competitors indicating preferences for competition and concealed carry respectively.

For more information on Comp-Tac’s support of the shooting sports, or on the full line of Comp-Tac Victory Gear holsters and accessories, visit www.Comp-Tac.com. You can also keep up with the latest news by liking Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac or following @CompTac on Twitter.

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Infographic: 2012 IDPA Nationals

by Editor 1. November 2012 07:00
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Team Glock’s Tori Nonaka Wins IDPA Junior National Championship

by Editor 26. September 2012 02:55
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OXFORD, N.C. – Team Glock’s Tori Nonaka claimed the Junior National title this past weekend at the 2012 IDPA National Championships in Oxford, N.C.

Competing in the Enhanced Service Pistol division, Nonaka finished the match with a final time of 340.21 with 99 points down to win the Junior title.

“This was a very difficult match on a technical level and especially for the Junior shooters. Tori put in a strong performance and posted a final time that secured her the title,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. 

Finishing second in the Junior competition was Weston Land in the Stock Service Pistol division with 399.23 (83), followed by Trey Chase, also in SSP, with 416.43 (218) in third. Fourth and fifth place went to the Wills brothers with Team Para’s Lee Wills competing in ESP with 483.88 (155) and Team RangeLog’s Jesse Wills in Enhanced Service Revolver with 532.89 (186).

The 2012 IDPA National Championships took place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol shooters.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

 

 

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Gonzalez Wins IDPA’s International Title For Team Venezuela

by Editor 26. September 2012 02:45
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OXFORD, N.C. – Following up on his title win earlier this year at the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, Juan Carlos Gonzalez of Venezuela won the International Championship title last weekend at the 2012 IDPA National Championships.

Facing off against a very strong field of competitors from Venezuela, as well as Austria, Costa Rica, Italy, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Romania and the United Kingdom, Gonzalez took top International shooter honors with a strong performance in the Enhanced Service Pistol division where he finished with a time of 305.22 and 72 points down.

“Juan Carlos has made the Venezuelan shooting community proud winning the International title in both IDPA national matches,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA. “With more than 50 countries participating in IDPA, the race for the International title continues to grow in importance, giving Juan Carlos and the rest of our friends in Venezuela a whole lot more competition in the future.”

Second place in the International title race went to fellow Venezuelan Vrikson Acosta who finished with 316.21 (137), while third place went to Costa Rica’s Rodrigo Carvajal with 318.11 (119) and fourth went to Nelso Lopez Iglesias of Venezuela who posted a final time of 332.01 (95) in the Stock Service Pistol division.

Ricardo Zanotti of Venezuela rounded out the top five with 333.73 (153). Alberto Soto of Costa Rica took top International honors in the Custom Service Pistol division with 334.65 (112) and Venezuela’s Juan Cheng did the same in Stock Service Revolver with 420.05 (206).

The 2012 IDPA National Championships took place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol shooters.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog

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Scott Warren Captures IDPA’s Senior National Championship Title

by Editor 26. September 2012 02:40
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OXFORD, N.C. – Scott Warren captured the Senior National Championship title at the 2012 International Defensive Pistol Association National Championships this past weekend in Oxford, N.C.

Going up against some of the best Senior shooters in the nation, Warren finished sixth overall in the Enhanced Service Pistol division with 264.96 and 79 points down giving him the top time among Senior shooters in all five divisions.

“When you look at the contest for Senior National Champion you know that Scott will be in the hunt and right there among the top shooters. This year he outshot an extremely talented group of competitors to prove he’s not just among the best, but is the best,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

Coming in behind Warren in second place was the defending champion Tom Yost of Team Panteao. Yost, who competed in the Stock Service Pistol division, finished the match with a final time of 274.94 with 89 points down.

Third place in the Senior contest went to Matt Sims in the Custom Defensive Pistol division with 292.08 (70). Fourth place went to Team Smith & Wesson’s Jerry Miculek, the 2012 Enhanced Service Revolver National Champion, with 298.12 (75). Rounding out the top five was Bill Go of the ACADEMI shooting team who competed in SSP and finished with 305.80 (73).

Gregg Kratochvil took top senior honors in the Stock Service Revolver division with a time of 371.38 and 93 points down.

The 2012 IDPA National Championships took place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol shooters.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog

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Rogers Finishes Perfect IDPA Season For Team Comp-Tac

by Editor 26. September 2012 02:30
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OXFORD, N.C. – Randi Rogers of Team Comp-Tac went into the 2012 IDPA National Championships with a perfect undefeated season on the line. She came out as the International Defensive Pistol Association’s Women’s National Champion, and that perfect season intact.

Competing in the Stock Service Pistol division where she finished 10th overall among 114 competitors, and placed ninth among the Master class shooters, Rogers posted a final time of 301.99 with 114 points down.

“Randi is one of the most gifted women shooters in all the shooting sports,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA. “Randi has collected countless titles in several disciplines but we proudest of her accomplishments here in IDPA where she is simply a powerhouse.”

Rogers' main competition was Michelle Wood, the Master class shooter in all five of IDPA’s divisions who fell just 0.72 seconds behind Rogers at the 2012 Carolina Cup. Wood wasn’t expected to compete but holstered up at the last minute to make a run at the title in SSP but finished second with 314.22 (112).

Third place among the women went to Colleen Vaccaro in SSP who finished with 369.28 (94). Rounding out the top five were Karyn Byerly, also in SSP, with 377.91 (138) and Tammy Lyne, the top woman in ESP, with 395.06 (157) finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

Coming in sixth among the women was Joanna Lenczewska, the CDP division’s top woman shooter with 414.18 (187).

The 2012 IDPA National Championships took place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol shooters.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Kirk Crego Takes Stock Service Revolver Title At IDPA Nationals

by Editor 26. September 2012 02:25
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OXFORD, N.C. – Kirk Crego outpaced two of IDPA’s top wheelgunners to claim the Stock Service Revolver division title this past weekend at the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) 2012 National Championships.

Facing off against Joe Linskey, the 2012 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals champion, and Gregg Kratochvil, the 2012 Carolina Cup champion, Crego won seven of 16 stages and outpaced his closest competitor by 22.5 seconds with a final time of 338.59 seconds and 52 points down.

“With his performance at Nationals, Kirk has established that there is a new contender in the Stock Service Revolver, and he just happens to be the 2012 National Champion,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

Coming in second behind Crego was Tom Becker, first Master with 361.09 (102), Joe Linskey, the only Distinguished Master in SSR, with 369.45, Gregg Kratochvil at second Master with 371.38, and Caleb Giddings rounding out the top five at third Master with 386.52 (90).

Elsewhere in the division, Ken Ortbach took first Expert with 402.19 (99), while Juan Cheng of Venezuela, the only International shooter in SSR, claimed first Sharpshooter and Michael French finished first Marksman with 529.45 (203).

The 2012 IDPA National Championships took place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., drawing many of the shooting sports’ top pistol and revolver shooters.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Team Panteao's Vogel Wins 6th Straight IDPA National Title

by Editor 26. September 2012 02:20
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OXFORD, N.C. – For the sixth straight year IDPA‘s only three division Distinguished Master, Bob Vogel, has claimed the title of IDPA’s ‘Top Gun’ winning the Stock Service Pistol division title at the International Defensive Pistol Association’s 2012 National Championships.

The Panteao Productions-sponsored shooter not only outgunned the entire field of 340+ shooters by 30 or more seconds this past weekend, but also claimed the title of Most Accurate to go along with his SSP win. Vogel finished the match with six stage wins and a time of 206.62 seconds with just 31 points down over 16 extremely challenging shooting stages.

“The course design at the 2012 IDPA Nationals was technically very difficult and presented a serious challenge for even the most accurate of shooters. Apparently it wasn’t difficult enough as Bob made it look easy while picking up his sixth consecutive IDPA National title and extending an IDPA unbeaten streak that dates back to 2007,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

Finishing second in the division and taking first Master was Team RangeLog’s Rob Tate with a time of 254.23 and 76 points down. Tom Yost, the captain of Team Panteao, finished second Master, as well as top Senior within the division, with 274.94 (89). Rounding out the top five were David McDonald with a time of 276.20 (69) to place third Master and Deon Martin taking fourth Master with 284.10 (60).

Also taking top honors in the SSP division were Team Comp-Tac's Randi Rogers who once again won High Lady while finishing ninth Master with 301.99 (114), and Nelso Lopez Iglesias of Venezuela who was the division’s top International shooter with 332.01 (95). Jon Antrim topped the Expert class with 323.54 (115), Brandon Chin was first Sharpshooter with 360.02 (157) and Randy Smith took home first Marksman honors with 412.93 (80).

The 2012 IDPA National Championships took place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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