IDPA Members Reminded To Send In Applications For 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 7. June 2013 07:15
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Shooters looking to compete in the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) 2013 U.S. National Championship are reminded to send in their match applications by close of business Monday, June 10, after which time IDPA will begin awarding slots.

Hosted by the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship will take place September 19 thru 21.

Last year’s championship drew over 300 of the sport’s top shooters plus an additional 80 shooters on a waiting list, and the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship is expected to be just as popular, if not more so, now that the organization’s membership exceeds 22,000.

“With the explosive growth of IDPA membership over the last couple years, matches all around the country are selling out in record time. The deadline to submit an application to compete in IDPA’s 2013 U.S. National Championship is this Monday, and I encourage all members to submit their application as soon as possible,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

IDPA members will find the match application in the latest issue of The Tactical Journal or can download the PDF version from IDPA.com.

Once completed, applications can be mailed (though not recommended due to the short deadline), faxed or emailed to IDPA Headquarters:

To Mail:
National Championship
2232 CR 719
Berryville, AR 72616

To Fax:
870-545-3894

To Email:*
info@idpa.com
* Please note, when emailing DO NOT include credit card information. Either call or fax that information separately.

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Taurus Sponsors 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 1. May 2013 08:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Taurus, one of the world's foremost manufacturers of firearms and spearhead of the Carry On movement to promote the concealed carry lifestyle, will be a major sponsor of the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“Taurus is once again demonstrating its steadfast commitment to the shooting sports by generously sponsoring the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship. As a sport born out of the real world concealed carry movement, we’re grateful to have the support of a company that so fully embraces and promotes the concept of personal responsibility and self defense like Taurus does,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“Taurus is a firm believer in the value of competition as a way to improve one’s shooting skills. We are also equally firm in our belief in the right, and responsibility, to carry concealed for personal protection," said Mark Kresser, president and CEO of Taurus.

“Based in sound concealed carry principles, IDPA matches are the perfect venue for both which is why Taurus is proud to sponsor this year’s IDPA U.S. Nationals.”

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. Taurus joins the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a gold level sponsor of the event.

For more information on IDPA, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

About Taurus:
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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NSSF Sponsors 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 26. April 2013 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, will for the sixth year in a row be a major sponsor of IDPA’s annual U.S. National Championship.

As part of the organization’s overall mission to promote the shooting sports in America, NSSF has partnered with IDPA to make the sport’s National Championship one of the best. Since 2008, this relationship between the two organizations has helped grow participation in IDPA dramatically.

“IDPA is very proud of our ongoing relationship with the National Shooting Sports Foundation. Through their generous support we have not only built the nationals into one of the top shooting sports events in the nation, but our membership and participation in IDPA events, at all levels, has grown at a staggering rate making IDPA the fastest-growing shooting sport in America,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

"IDPA remains one of the fastest-growing shooting sports in America, and NSSF is committed to helping the sport continue its record growth," said Chris Dolnack, NSSF senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "NSSF is proud to support IDPA and the 2013 IDPA 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 are again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. NSSF will be a gold level sponsor of the event.

For more information on IDPA, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

About National Shooting Sports Foundation:
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 7,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers.

 

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We're Looking For A Few Good SOs For Nationals

by Editor 5. April 2013 13:33
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The SO Entry Form for the 2013 IDPA US National Championship is now available!

Safety Officer Entry Forms may be found by going to the IDPA website and looking under the download section on the right side of the page for the Nationals match event. Or, you can just CLICK HERE.

If you would like to be considered for SO or Staff for this match, please completely fill out this form and return it as soon as possible. Selections for SO's and Staff will be made on April 22. We look forward to seeing you at this year's IDPA National Championship.

Thank you in advance of your interest and willingness to work this great event.

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IDPA Taps John May for Match Director of 2013 National Championship

by Editor 11. January 2013 07:18
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that John May has been named match director for the 2013 IDPA National Championships, marking the fifth time May takes the reigns of the organizations pinnacle match.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome back John May as our Nationals match director,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA. “No one else has the breadth of experience that John has when it comes to running IDPA’s biggest event. With a well-known reputation and a design philosophy that mirrors the fundamentals of IDPA, I know John will give IDPA members our best Nationals yet.”

May previously served as match director for the IDPA National Championships in 2003 thru 2006 when the event was hosted by the Central Arkansas Shooters Association (CASA). During that period the host club and match staff under May’s direction created an atmosphere of “mi casa es su casa” which helped build IDPA’s identity as one of the more social of the shooting sports.

“I am honored to once again serve as IDPA’s match director for the Nationals. For the last 16 years IDPA has grown into what is today one of the largest and most important competitive shooting organizations in the country. I am proud of the small role I played to create the fellowship of like-minded shooters that exists in IDPA today, and look forward to working with a talented team of safety officers and match staff to insure that culture of match excellence continues in the future,” said May.

Hosted by the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2013 IDPA National Championships will take place September 19 thru 21 and are again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters.

IDPA headquarters will announce complete match registration details for the 2013 National Championships in the coming months. Companies interested in sponsoring the 2013 IDPA National Championships should contact Robert Ray at IDPA headquarters at (870) 545-3886.

For more information on IDPA, the IDPA National Championships 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 news and updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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IDPA National Championships Return To Tulsa’s U.S. Shooting Academy

by Editor 3. January 2013 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the organization has selected the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Okla., to host the 2013 and 2014 IDPA National Championships.

The 2013 IDPA National Championships will take place September 19 thru 21 and are once again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters to compete in the pinnacle event of the IDPA shooting season.

“We’re extremely pleased to once again partner with the U.S. Shooting Academy to produce IDPA’s National Championship event. The U.S. Shooting Academy is one of the finest shooting ranges in the country, boasting the kind of facilities infrastructure made for hosting large scale competitive shooting events,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

The U.S. Shooting Academy will host the IDPA Nationals for the next two years with the 2014 match planned for September 17 thru 20 of 2014. The U.S. Shooting Academy previously hosted the IDPA Nationals in 2010 and 2009.

IDPA headquarters will announce complete match registration details for the 2013 National Championships in the coming months. Companies interested in sponsoring the 2013 IDPA National Championships should contact Robert Ray at IDPA headquarters at (870) 545-3886.

For more information on IDPA, the IDPA National Championships 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 news and updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Mark Your Calendars As IDPA Nationals Return To Tulsa

by Editor 23. December 2012 17:03
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IDPA announced that the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma will host the 2013 and 2014 IDPA National Championships.

The 2013 match will take place September 19 thru 21, while the 2014 match is scheduled for September 17 thru 20.

The U.S. Shooting Academy is one of the best shooting ranges in the country with giant grass-covered shooting bays and a spacious clubhouse complete with pro-shop.

IDPA announced the 2013 and 2014 dates in an email blast to members on Friday. Complete match registration details will be announced early next year.

...So mark your calendars.

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