S&W Back Up Gun Nationals: Stage 7 - Trouble At The Night Club

by Editor 10. November 2013 17:00
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SCENARIO: You are moving your protectee to safety when several assassins attacks. Get your protectee to safety.

PROCEDURE:

String One: Standing in the door with gun at low ready, at the buzzer, move to cover and engage T1-T5 with one round each.

String Two: Standing in the door with gun at low ready, at the buzzer, move to opposite side cover and engage T1-T5 with one round each.

SCORING: Limited Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
10
TARGETS: 5 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target

STAGE DESIGN: Brian Steskla

STAGE SPONSOR: Colt
WEBSITE: www.Colt.com

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S&W Back Up Gun Nationals: Stage 6 - Hold-Up At Tom's Jewelry Store

by Editor 10. November 2013 16:30
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SCENARIO: You are working at your jewelry store when 5 armed thugs enter to rob you. Little do they know that you are a top ranked, competitive shooter. You grab the guns you have stashed around the store and stop the robbery.

PROCEDURE: Start position is at P1. Gun on counter, loaded with 5 rounds.

String One: Pick up your gun and engage T1-T5 with 1 round each in tactical priority. When your gun is empty, pick up either gun at P2 or P3 and engage targets T1-T5 with 1 round, in tactical priority. When that gun is empty, pick up the remaining gun and engage targets T1-T5 with 1 round each in tactical priority.

SCORING: Limited Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
15
TARGETS: 5 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Three On Target

STAGE DESIGN: Brian Steskla

STAGE SPONSOR: XS Sight Systems
WEBSITE: www.XSSights.com

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S&W Back Up Gun Nationals: Stage 5 - Home Invasion

by Editor 10. November 2013 16:00
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SCENARIO:

PROCEDURE:

Start position is at P1, gun in box, loaded with 5 rounds. Low light.

String One: Lying in bed on your back with hands at side. On the buzzer, retrieve your firearm and while prone, engage T1-T5 with one shot each in tactical priority. The night stand may be placed at either end of the bed, at the shooters discretion.

String Two: Sitting on the edge of the bed, gun at the low ready, loaded with 5 rounds, engage T1-T5 with one round each in tactical priority.

String Three: At P3 gun at low ready, loaded with 5 rounds. Engage T1-T5 with one round each in tactical priority, using the dresser as low cover.

SCORING: Limited Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
 15
TARGETS: 5 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 3 On Target

STAGE DESIGN: Brian Steskla

STAGE SPONSOR: Warren Tactical Sights
WEBSITE: www.WarrenTactical.com

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S&W Back Up Gun Nationals: Stage 4 - Wrong House Buddy

by Editor 10. November 2013 15:30
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SCENARIO: You are coming home from an IDPA match, late in the evening, when you spot a group of burglars ransacking your home. Your competition gun is locked up, grab your backup gun and protect your family.

PROCEDURE:

String One: P1, gun loaded with 5 rounds at low ready. At the buzzer, while standing in the doorway, open the door and engage T1 (charging target) with 5 rounds.

String Two: P1, gun loaded with 5 rounds, at low ready. Engage T2-T6 with 1 round each in tactical priority, while moving to P2, targets may be engaged at P2, slicing the pie.

String Three: P3 gun loaded with 5 rounds, at low ready. Using the barricade as low cover, engage the popper with one round and T7 & T8 with 2 rounds each. Popper must fall to score.

SCORING: Limited Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
 15
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 1 Steel, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: 5 on T1, one on T2-T6, 2 on T7 & T8. Steel must fall to score.

STAGE DESIGN: Brian Steskla

STAGE SPONSOR: CORBON
WEBSITE: www.ShopCorbon.com

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S&W Back Up Gun Nationals: Stage 3 - Standards

by Editor 10. November 2013 15:00
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SCENARIO: It's a standards stage, there is no "scenario."

PROCEDURE: 

String One: P1. At the buzzer, engage T1 with 5 rounds.

String Two: P1. At the buzzer, engage T1 with 5 retreating to P2.

String Three: P2. At the buzzer, engage T1 with 5 rounds.

String Four: At P4, pick up the gun from the bar and engage T2 with 5 rounds.

NOTE: One string must be shot Strong Hand ONLY. One string must be shot Weak Hand ONLY, and on string Freestyle. Shooters' choice.

SCORING: Limited Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
15
TARGETS: 1 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: 10 shots on the body and 5 shots on the head.

STAGE DESIGN: Mike Critser & Tom Yost

STAGE SPONSOR: Guns & Gear
WEBSITE: www.GunsAndGearOutlet.com

 

 

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S&W Back Up Gun Nationals: Stage 2 - Home Alone

by Editor 10. November 2013 14:30
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SCENARIO: You are home alone in the afternoon taking a mid day nap when you house is invaded by a local thug.

PROCEDURE:

String One: At P1, retrieve your gun from the breadbox and engage T1 with 3 rounds.

String Two: At P2, sitting on the couch. At the buzzer, retrieve your gun from the end table and engage T3 & T4 with 2 rounds each.

String Three: Sitting on the bed, at the buzzer move to P3. Open the drawer, retrieve your gun and engage T4 with 3 rounds.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
 10
TARGETS: 4 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 3rds. on T1, Best 2 on T2 & T3 and best 3 on T4

STAGE DESIGN: Chad Barber

STAGE SPONSOR: Panteao Productions
WEBSITE: www.PanteaoProductions.com

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S&W Back Up Gun Nationals: Stage 1 - A Moment In Time

by Editor 10. November 2013 14:00
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SCENARIO: You’re out for an evening of fine dinning with your significant other when the evening is disrupted with deadly force. Ponder for a moment the situation, how would things be if the event was three minutes earlier or three minutes later? Today you’ll react to all three.

PROCEDURE: 

String One: At P1 recover firearm from the briefcase and engage T1 with 3 rounds to the body and 2 rounds to the head.

String Two: At P2, on the signal, retrieve firearm from the ground and engage T1 with 5 rounds to the body.

String Three: At P3, retrieve your firearm from the briefcase and engage T2 with 3 rounds to the body and 2 to the head.

String Four: At P4, pick up the gun from the bar and engage T2 with 5 rounds.

SCORING: Limited Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
20
TARGETS: 2 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat

STAGE DESIGN: Chad Barber

STAGE SPONSOR: U.S. Coast Guard Academy
WEBSITE: www.CGA.edu

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Coast Guard Academy Members and Cadets Volunteer Personal Time to Help Design Stages For Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 8. November 2013 13:29
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and Smith & Wesson announced that they have are once again turned to the Staff and cadets of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Practical Shooting Team to assist Smith & Wesson to design stages for the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun National Championship.

Since 2009 members of the Coast Guard Academy community have taken a break from their busy schedules to volunteer their personal time, under the direction of IDPA and Smith & Wesson, to assist with designing and staffing stages at the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, making the cadets a fixture at that championship.

“Smith & Wesson has worked closely with members of the Coast Guard Academy staff and cadets for several years now and we wouldn’t dream of putting together another major championship without calling in volunteers from the Academy as reinforcements. The staff and cadets bring creative stage designs, tremendous enthusiasm and a tireless work ethic to our matches, and their professionalism is a great credit to the Coast Guard,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

In addition to volunteering to design two of the 13 stages and working as Safety Officers, with the oversight of Smith & Wesson, at the Back Up Gun Nationals, USCGA cadets will also be called upon to present the colors at the championship’s awards banquet.

“We’re honored to once again be asked by Smith & Wesson to be a part of this event. Serving the public is the heart of every Coastie, serving the sport is just icing on the cake as it gives our young leaders in training an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities using firearms in realistic scenarios. For some of them it will be their first major championship, there is no better event than this to take on the buzzer for the first time,” said Chad Barber of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy.

The USCGA Practical Shooting Team was formed in the early 70’s to compete against the other service academies. After 2001 the team turned its focus towards law enforcement qualifications and other competitions. As a result of their training and experience senior cadets on the team have been afforded internship opportunities during summer training periods with several of the Coast Guard’s Tactical Law Enforcement Teams (TACLET), Maritime Safety and Security Teams’s (MSST) and Maritime Security Response Team (MSRT).

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will take place November 14-16 and feature a 13-stage course of fire with a round count of 180. Held on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, match officials expect the event to draw upwards of 200 top IDPA shooters vying for titles in either the Pistol or Revolver division.

Registration is open and just a handful of slots are still available for those interested in competing. Registration is being conducted online at MatchReg.com/BUG.

For more information on IDPA, the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Comp-Tac Sponsors S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 8. November 2013 08:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters and accessories, continues its ongoing support for IDPA competition with its sponsorship of the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

Comp-Tac Victory Gear joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, FMG Publications, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory, Taurus, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Comp-Tac will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the course of fire.

“IDPA is blessed with many great working relationships with industry leaders and Comp-Tac is one of the companies that tops that list. Their sponsorship of the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals reflects their deep commitment to this sport and its members, and we can not thank them enough,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“Supporting IDPA has been an extremely rewarding experience for Comp-Tac Victory Gear. Our support of the sport has given us a greater understanding of the firearms market and our customers through the feedback of the participants. The Back Up Gun Nationals will be an excellent opportunity for Comp-Tac to better understand consumer desires for carry options for sub-compact pistols and revolvers,” explained Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will take place November 14-16 and feature a 13-stage course of fire with a round count of 180. Held on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, match officials expect the event to draw upwards of 200 top IDPA shooters vying for titles in either the Pistol or Revolver division.

Registration is open and just a handful of slots are still available for those interested in competing. Registration is being conducted online at MatchReg.com/BUG.

For more information on IDPA, the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Taurus Signs On To Sponsor S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 7. November 2013 08:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Taurus International Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer of concealed carry and small frame pistols and spearhead of the Carry On movement to promote the concealed carry lifestyle, is continuing its has signed on to sponsor of the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“We are very pleased to once again partner with Taurus on yet another major IDPA championship. Taurus really understands the concealed carry community and they’ve been particularly generous with their support for IDPA. On behalf of our 22,000-plus members, I want to thank Taurus for sponsoring this inaugural Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Taurus® joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event.

"Taurus is proud to be a partner for the Back Up Gun Nationals. The IDPA represents some of the best competitive shooting and we’re pleased that they are offering a match that focuses on the subcompact handgun and revolver market used by so many for concealed carry," said Mark Kresser, president and CEO of Taurus.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will take place November 14-16 and feature a 13-stage course of fire with a round count of 180. Held on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, match officials expect the event to draw upwards of 200 top IDPA shooters vying for titles in either the Pistol or Revolver division.

Registration is open and just a handful of slots are still available for those interested in competing. Registration is being conducted online at MatchReg.com/BUG.

For more information on IDPA, the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.

You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

About Taurus:
Taurus® is the global leader in revolver production. Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to be the U.S. importer of all Taurus brand firearms manufactured in Brazil and to be the manufacturer of the model PT-22, PT-25 and PT-738 pistols made here in the US. Taurus International services all Taurus brand firearms under the LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™ as well. For additional information about Taurus, visit www.taurususa.com.

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