On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 11

by Editor 20. September 2012 08:00
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'Dog Pack Attack' is exactly as it sounds. This camping trip gone bad was designed by Frank Glover and is sponsored by Tactical Knives magazine from Harris Publications.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Daren Kirts.

SCENARIO: You are on a camping trip, busy making kindling, when you are suddenly attacked by wild dogs.

PROCEDURE: Start loaded and holstered kneeling, facing up-range with hatchet in strong hand. Hatchet head must be touching wood. At signal turn, throw hatchet at nearest dog then engage T1-T6 with 2 rounds each in tactical sequence (1-1-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-1-1).

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 12
TARGETS: 6
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Harris Publications' Tactical Knives
WEBSITE: www.Tactical-Life.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/HarrisPublications

 

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 10

by Editor 20. September 2012 07:30
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Lazing the day away in your lawn swing isn't as easy as it would seem. 'Just Swinging' was designed by Dean Brevit and is sponsored by Combat Handguns magazine from Harris Publications.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Terry Burba.

SCENARIO: You are just chillin’ in your lawn swing when 3 guys attempt to abduct your child. Handle it.

PROCEDURE: Start lying on your back in the swing (P1). Your loaded gun and all reloads are on table. At signal engage T1-T3 with 3 rounds each in tactical sequence (1-1-3-2- 2), then with 1 round to each head. All shots are to be fired while lying on swing.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 12
TARGETS: 3
CONCEALMENT: NOT Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Harris Publications' Combat Handguns
WEBSITE: www.Tactical-Life.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/HarrisPublications

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On To Nationals: This Says It All

by Editor 19. September 2012 09:45
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Listen to Super Dave. He knows about that which he speaks.

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 9

by Editor 19. September 2012 08:20
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On stage 9 you find yourself in the prestigious pizza delivery industry...lucky you. 'Here's Your Pizza!' is sponsored by Wolff Gunsprings and was designed by Frank Glover.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Terry Burba.

SCENARIO: You are working a second job delivering pizzas. Sometimes your job gets more exciting than you would like.

PROCEDURE: Start loaded and holstered, standing at P1 with pizza box in left hand and right hand on door bell. At SO command, push door bell and engage T1-T5 with 3 rounds each in tactical priority.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 15
TARGETS: 5
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Wolff Gunsprings
WEBSITE: www.Gunsprings.com

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 8

by Editor 19. September 2012 08:15
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Stage 8 is the 'Standards' stage designed by Ron Rhoden and sponsored by Amendment 2 Gear.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Ron Rhoden.

PROCEDURE: Start behind barricade (P1) loaded with 3 rounds only. At signal, engage one of the outside targets around barricade with 3 rounds, emergency reload and engage the other outside target with 3 rounds from opposite side of barricade. Perform a tactical reload and move to next bar- ricade (P2). At P2, engage outside targets with 3 rounds each from both sides of barricade. Move to P3 and engage one of the inside targets with 3 rounds to the head from one side of barricade. Then engage the other inside target with 3 rounds from the other side of barricade. Remember, all reloads begin and end behind cover.

Targets will be scored as follows: 6 rounds anywhere on T1&T4, headshots only on T2&T3.

SCORING: Limited Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 18
TARGETS: 4
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Amendment 2 Gear
WEBSITE: www.2Gearllc.com
TWITTER: @2GearLLC
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/2Gear

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 5

by Editor 19. September 2012 08:10
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Called 'No More Peach for Me,' stage 5 presents you with a home invasion that catches you snoozing on the couch. This stage was designed by Tammy Lyne and is sponsored by Remington Arms Company.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Chris Roper.

SCENARIO: You are passed out from drinking too much “peach” when you awake to a home invasion.

PROCEDURE: Start lying on couch, fingers interlaced on chest, loaded gun and reloads on table where indicated. At signal, push over pepper popper, retrieve gun and engage T1 with 6 rounds while seated on couch. Then exit house while engaging T2-T6 in tactical priority with a minimum of 2 rounds each.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 16
TARGETS: 6
CONCEALMENT: NOT Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Remington Arms Company
WEBSITE: www.Remington.com
TWITTER: @RemingtonArms
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/RemingtonArmsCompany

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 3

by Editor 19. September 2012 08:05
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Stage 3 of the match is called 'Strong and Weak II' and is a straight forward test of a competitor's gun handling and shooting skills. The stage was designed by Frank Glover and is sponsored by Ruger.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Cindy Bowser.

STRING 1: Start standing hands relaxed at P1. At signal engage targets with 2 rounds each in tactical sequence (1-1-2-1-1). Strong hand only!

STRING 2: Start as String 1. At signal, engage targets with 2 shots each in the head weak hand only!

SCORING: Limited Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 12
TARGETS: 3
CONCEALMENT: NOT Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Ruger
WEBSITE: www.Ruger.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/Ruger
YOUTUBE: YouTube.com/RugerFirearms

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 2

by Editor 19. September 2012 08:00
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It's time to save Earl a third time. The second stage of the 2012 Nationals is called 'Saving Earl III' and sponsored by GlockTriggers.com. The stage was designed by Frank Glover and Toni Dandreamatteo, who apparently aren't big fans of this Earl guy because they keep putting him in harm's way.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Kenneth Burgess.

SCENARIO: You and your buddy Earl are taking a shortcut through an alley, when three guys jump into the alley and shoot Earl. As you encounter these threats and move to get Earl to safety, more bad guys appear.

PROCEDURE: Start holstered and loaded with 6 rounds only standing at P1. At signal, engage T1-T3 with 2 rounds each while advancing toward Earl. While dragging Earl to safety, engage T4-T6 with 2 rounds each. From cover at P2 engage PP1 until it falls & T-7 with 2 rounds.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 15
TARGETS: 7
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: GlockTriggers.com
WEBSITE: www.GlockTriggers.com
TWITTER: @GlockTriggers
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/GlockTriggers

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 1

by Editor 19. September 2012 07:30
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It's an 'Auto Ambush' on stage 1 of this year's IDPA National Championships. Designed by Frank Glover, this stage has you in a bad part of town thanks to your GPS. The six guys approaching you don't seem too friendly. Looks like it's time to turn that mini-van into a war wagon.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Kenneth Burgess.

SCENARIO: Your GPS has sent you through a bad part of town when a gang of thieves think you look like a victim because you are driving a mini-van.

PROCEDURE: Start loaded and holstered sitting in van, left hand on steering wheel, right hand touching GPS. At signal, engage T1-T6 with 2 rounds each in tactical priority.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 12
TARGETS: 6
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Blade-Tech
WEBSITE: www.Blade-Tech.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/BladeTechInd

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On To Nationals: The Day Of The Downpour

by Editor 19. September 2012 06:34
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The 2012 IDPA National Championships officially begin today, but yesterday saw the SO staff out on the range desperately trying to in as many stages as possible when the rain was its lightest or there was a break. Unfortunately it was a downpour most of the day with thunder storms rolling through around 3:00pm.

We have it on good authority - from none-other-than The Weather Channel - that today will be much better with just a 10% chance of rain. The rest of the week is supposed to be clear as well if a bit cloudy at times.

Despite the downpour IDPA welcomed back the TV crew from Shooting Gallery and the show's host Michael Bane, a good friend of IDPA. They'll be back out on the range today and rumor has it they might break out the Phantom camera - you know, the one that does that super slow-mo that makes shooting look uber cool. If you see them be sure to say hello (when they aren't filming of course).

One guy you won't see on the range is Jerry Miculek. In order to attend a match outside the U.S., the Team Smith & Wesson Revo King shot the entire match in yesterday's downpour...all 16 stages.

Afterwards you could find Miculek hanging out with the Safety Officers talking about the stages, shooting with his family and how to Wal-Mart your gun - a very funny story that proves once again how the single best revolver shooter in history is a true man of the people. Which is probably why nobody doesn't like Jerry Miculek...nobody.

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