GLOCK Returns As Major Sponsor Of IDPA’s U.S. National Championship

by Editor 12. September 2013 08:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – GLOCK, the nation’s leading pistol provider to American law enforcement agencies and maker of some of the most popular pistols used in the shooting sports, is back as a major sponsor of the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship.

This year’s championship takes place September 19 thru 21 on the ranges of the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and officials expect to draw over 300 of the sport’s top competitors.

“GLOCK remains one of the most popular pistols among IDPA members, both for competition and for concealed carry,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “We’re very pleased to once again welcome GLOCK as a major sponsor and one of the companies whose generosity is helping to make the 2013 U.S. National Championship one of the best.”

“IDPA has provided a sport that tests shooter capabilities and familiarity with their pistol. It takes a personal commitment and a whole lot of practice to get a shooter to the point where they can master these real-life scenarios," stated GLOCK VP of Sales and Marketing, Josh Dorsey.

In addition to GLOCK, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship is supported by a who’s who of firearms and shooting sports industry leaders, including the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Harris Publications, Nighthawk Custom, Ruger, Safariland, Smith & Wesson, Taurus, White Hat Holsters and Wilson Combat.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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 GLOCK, Inc.
The GLOCK GROUP is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK's superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with approximately 65 percent of agencies within the United States choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the group has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit http://us.glock.com.

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IDPA Welcomes White Hat Holsters As U.S. National Championship Sponsor

by Editor 11. September 2013 07:26
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – White Hat Holsters, makers of gun gear for the good guys, has signed on as a major sponsor of the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome White Hat Holsters, our newest Nationals sponsor, and thank them for their very generous support for IDPA and this year’s championship,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

White Hat Holsters joins a who’s who of firearms and shooting sports industry leaders supporting the match, including the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Harris Publications, Nighthawk Custom, Ruger, Safariland, Smith & Wesson, Taurus and Wilson Combat.

"We are super excited to support IDPA this year and are looking forward to some great competition. Congratulations to all the competitors and thanks to IDPA for all you do to further the shooting sports!" said Tony Farah of White Hat Holsters.

This year’s championship takes place September 19 thru 21 on the ranges of the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and officials expect to draw over 300 of the sport’s top competitors.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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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Safariland Joins Major Sponsors Of IDPA’s U.S. National Championship

by Editor 3. September 2013 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Safariland®, one of the leading holster brands and longtime supporter of the shooting sports, has signed on as one of the major sponsors of the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship.

The match takes place September 19 thru 21 on the ranges of the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and officials expect to draw over 300 of the sport’s top competitors.

“Safariland has always been one of the companies in our industry that recognizes the importance of the shooting sports, and they have always been generous with their support – particularly when partnering with IDPA. Thanks to Safariland, and our many other generous sponsors, the U.S. Nationals is shaping up to be a great championship event,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“We are very excited for this year’s IDPA U.S. National Championship,” said Scott Carnahan, Vice President, Equipment Category Marketing, The Safariland Group. “There will be a lot of talent at this year’s nationals including Team Safariland’s top-rated IDPA shooters Robert Vogel and Bobby McGee. Safariland is looking forward to seeing this year’s competitors prove their exceptional shooting skills and have a great time.”

In addition to Safariland, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship is supported by a who’s who of firearms and shooting sports industry leaders, including the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Harris Publications, Nighthawk Custom, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Taurus and Wilson Combat.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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 Safariland® Established in 1964, Safariland® has earned worldwide renown and a leadership position in the industry for its technologically advanced holsters and other gear to the law enforcement, military, concealment and competitive sporting markets. Safariland holsters, belts and accessories provide users with high-quality tools to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Safariland is credited for developing the first Level III retention holster for the uniformed duty market. With a reputation for INNOVATION NOT IMITATION®, the Safariland brand continues its position as the worldwide leader in retention holsters. Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.safariland.com/dutygear.

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IDPA Welcomes Nighthawk Custom As Return Sponsor Of U.S. Nationals

by Editor 30. August 2013 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) welcomes returning sponsor Nighthawk Custom, manufacturer of high quality custom 1911-style handguns, to the growing list of companies supporting the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“Support for this year’s Nationals continues to grow thanks to the wonderful generosity of the companies that are strong proponents of the shooting sports, like Nighthawk Custom,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Along with Nighthawk Custom, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship is supported by a who’s who of firearms and shooting sports industry leaders, including the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Harris Publications, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Taurus and Wilson Combat.

The match will take place September 19 thru 21 on the ranges of the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and officials expect to draw over 300 of the sport’s top competitors.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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 Nighthawk Custom: Nighthawk Custom, located in Berryville, Arkansas, is the manufacturer of superior quality 1911-style pistols. Founded in 2003, the team gunsmiths at Nighthawk Custom have over 50 years of combined experience specializing in the 1911. Nighthawk Custom builds 1911's using no MIM parts and the finest finish in the industry. All Nighthawk Custom 1911's come with a lifetime guarantee. For more information on Nighthawk Custom or their line of 1911-style pistols, visit www.nighthawkcustom.com or call toll free 1-877-268-4867.

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Comp-Tac Back As Major Sponsor Of IDPA’s U.S. National Championship

by Editor 28. August 2013 07:31
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – One of the strongest supporters of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters and accessories, has returned as a major sponsor of IDPA’s U.S. National Championship.

Comp-Tac joins a growing list of firearms and shooting sports industry leaders, including the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Brownells, Harris Publications, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Taurus and Wilson Combat, as a gold level sponsor of the U.S. Nationals. The match will will take place September 19 thru 21 on the ranges of the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and officials expect to draw over 300 of the sport’s top competitors.

“IDPA enjoys one of the best and most productive working relationships of any shooting organization with its sponsors, and Comp-Tac Victory Gear is a perfect example. Over the years Comp-Tac has grown to become a top brand among our members, and we once again welcome the opportunity to work together to bring IDPA shooters another great championship,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“Comp-Tac’s rise to IDPA’s most popular holster brand is a reflection of not only our commitment to making great products but our strong belief in supporting the shooting sports,” said said Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac.

“Comp-Tac is a proud sponsor of numerous IDPA competitions here in America and abroad, and we are especially pleased to partner with IDPA officials on this year’s U.S. National Championship.”

In addition to being a major sponsor of the U.S. National Championship, Comp-Tac will be represented in the competition by Team Comp-Tac members Gordon Carrell and Randi Rogers, the four-time defending women’s national champion.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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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Ruger On Board As Major Sponsor Of IDPA’s U.S. National Championship

by Editor 26. August 2013 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Ruger, the legendary American firearms manufacturer and industry leader, has renewed its commitment to the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and will be one of the major sponsors of IDPA’s 2013 U.S. National Championship.

“Ruger is one of the great names in the firearms industry, for both the firearms they make and the important role they play in promoting the shooting sports,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. “We’re extremely pleased to welcome back Ruger as a major sponsor of IDPA’s U.S. Nationals.”

Ruger joins the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Brownells, Harris Publications, Smith & Wesson, Taurus and Wilson Combat as a gold level sponsor of the U.S. Nationals which will take place September 19 thru 21 on the ranges of the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Match officials expect to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters to compete the championship.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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 Ruger:
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-Made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. From the ubiquitous 10/22® and Mini-14® Rifles, to the new and exciting Ruger American Rifle™, SR22® Pistol and SR1911™. Our Awarding Winning Products (the Gunsite Scout Rifle, the LC9™, the SR9c™, the LCR® and the LCP®) all prove that Ruger has a rugged, reliable firearm to meet every shooter's needs. For more information visit www.Ruger.com.

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Wilson Combat Returns As Major Sponsor Of IDPA’s U.S. National Championship

by Editor 26. July 2013 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Renowned 1911 manufacturer Wilson Combat has once again signed on as a major sponsor of IDPA’s U.S. National Championship according to an announcement by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

Hosted by the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship will take place September 19 thru 21 and is again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. Wilson Combat joins Brownells, Harris Publications, Smith & Wesson, Taurus and the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a gold level sponsor of the event.

“Wilson Combat continues to be one of IDPA’s most generous supporters,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. “Over the past 16 years IDPA and Wilson Combat have worked together to grow the shooting sports and provide a home for the thousands of gun owners who enjoy the thrill and camaraderie of a truly practical shooting sport based on defensive scenarios. IDPA deeply appreciates all that Wilson Combat has done over the years.”

“This annual gathering of IDPA’s very best shooters is a great test of defensive shooting skills and the U.S. National Championship is one of our very favorite matches. We wish the best of luck to all the competitors,” said Tressa Logue, marketing director of Wilson Combat.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across Asmerica, 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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Smith & Wesson Once Again Sponsors IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 11. July 2013 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – For the last 16 years Smith & Wesson has sponsored the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Nationals, so it’s no surprise that this 161-year-old American gun making icon has signed on as a major sponsor of this year’s IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“Smith & Wesson is one of the most respected, and best known names in firearms and shooting sports, and that’s no more true than here at IDPA. For the past 16 years we have counted on Smith & Wesson as a corporate sponsor and a true partner in promoting competition shooting. We cannot thank the leadership and dedicated employees of Smith & Wesson enough for their generosity and commitment to the International Defensive Pistol Association,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

In addition to supporting the IDPA Nationals, this year Smith & Wesson has taken on the role of major match sponsor for a number of IDPA events including the 17th Annual MassachusettsState Championship, the New England Regional Championship, the Live Free Or Die State Championship, the newly announced Smith & Wesson hosted Back Up Gun Nationals and, of course, their own Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

"More than any other company Smith & Wesson recognizes the important role pistol shooting competitions play in developing good gun handling skills. As more and more people join the ranks of first time firearms owners, we hope they look to organizations like IDPA to fully realize the fun and excitement that comes with safe, responsible firearms ownership," said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

Hosted by the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship will take place September 19 thru 21 and is again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. Smith & Wesson joins Brownells, Harris Publications, Taurus and the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a gold level sponsor of the event.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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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Harris Publications To Sponsor 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 27. June 2013 07:23
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Harris Publications, a leading publisher of special interest publications and owner of such titles as Combat Handguns and the popular websites Tactical-Life.com and PersonalDefenseWorld.com, will once again be one of the major sponsors of the IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Hosted by the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship will take place September 19 thru 21 and is again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. Harris Publications joins Brownells, Taurus and the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a gold level sponsor of the event.

“On behalf of the more than 22,000 IDPA members I want to thank Harris Publications for their continued, and generous, support for the International Defensive Pistol Association and the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship in particular,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

In addition to supporting the IDPA Nationals, Harris Publications has over the years been one of the most active corporate sponsors of IDPA competitions, helping matches all across the United States.

“Harris is very proud to support IDPA whenever possible. Our team at Harris, constantly discusses how our magazines and websites must be tools – tools to help the good guys stay safe. Of course we want every reader to be pleased with the ‘new’ products we try so hard to secure first to test and evaluate for our followers. But every time we close a magazine or post something online, we say to ourselves, ‘did we do the best possible job conveying solid tactics, to keep the good guys one step ahead.’  At the end of the day, that's what it's all about. We think that this is also the essence of IDPA. We share their mission," said Shirley Steffen of Harris Publications.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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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Brownells To Sponsor 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 12. June 2013 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™ − will be one of the major sponsors of the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, according to an announcement by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

Hosted by the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship will take place September 19 thru 21 and is again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. Brownells joins Taurus and the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a gold level sponsor of the event.

“As one of the industry’s great family-owned businesses, Brownells has always been committed to giving back to the shooting sports,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “Thanks to the generosity of Frank and Pete Brownell, and all the folks who work tirelessly to make Brownells a favorite supplier to competition shooters, the shooting sports are thriving – especially IDPA.”

In addition to supporting the IDPA Nationals, Brownells has over the years been one of the most active corporate sponsors of IDPA competitions, helping matches at every level.

"The IDPA is one of the premier shooting sports organizations in the world," said Brownells President/COO, Matt Buckingham. "It is really our privilege to have our name associated with such a great event. I'd encourage anyone with an interest in competitive, practical pistol shooting to check out the IDPA."

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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 Brownells:
Founded in 1939, Brownells is an Iowa-based, family-owned company that supplies more than 82,000 firearms parts, accessories, reloading components, gunsmithing tools, and ammunition to armorers, gunsmiths, the military, and shooters worldwide. In addition to their industry-leading 100% lifetime guarantee - forever - on EVERY product sold, their staff of veteran Gun Techs is available to assist customers with technical help to fix any gun-related problem - free of charge. There are no minimum order sizes or return/exchange fees. To place an order, or for more information, call 800-741-0015 or visit www.brownells.com.

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