Springfield Armory Once Again A Major Sponsor Of IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 20. February 2013 07:49
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – One of the best known names in competition shooting, Springfield Armory, has returned as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

“Springfield Armory has been one of the leading supporters of the shooting sports in America,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA. “Thanks to their very generous support, countless shooters and matches have benefitted over the years and IDPA especially. On behalf of our 21,000-plus members I want to express our deep appreciation for all that Springfield Armory has done for competition shooting.”

Springfield Armory joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Insight Technology, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Sig Sauer Academy, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. As part of their sponsorship Warren Tactical Sights will host a Wednesday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Leupold, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Predator Tactical, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, Schuemann Barrels, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its, Tarheel Targets and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives.

Widely regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

The sold-out 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to find a club near you, 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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S&W Indoor Nationals Stage 3: No Such Thing As A “Simple Warrant”

by Editor 19. February 2013 13:30
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So there you are, serving up a heaping helping of warrant when things go...well, all sorts of wrong. 'No Such Thing As A “Simple Warrant”' was designed by Chris Klassanos and is sponsored by CORBON.

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

SCENARIO: You are serving a simple warrant when things go bad. Deal with the threats as you clear your assigned area.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, hands at sides, loaded to division capacity.

At the signal open door with strong hand, engage T1- charging target and T2- T3 when available. P1 is standing in the doorway, use of cover is NOT required. Proceed to P2 and engage T4 - steel behind it must fall, engage T5 ,T6 & T7 when available. Proceed to P3, engage T8 & T9.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
 18
TARGETS: 9 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: CORBON
WEBSITE: www.ShopCorbon.com

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Warren Tactical Sights Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 19. February 2013 10:12
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Warren Tactical Sights, makers of pistol sights for law enforcement, concealed carry and competition, will be a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“Warren Tactical Sights are a favorite among many IDPA competitors and that’s thanks to Scott Warren’s continued support for IDPA matches, like the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, and his own outstanding performance as a national champion,” said Robert Ray, membership and executive director for IDPA.

Warren Tactical Sights joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Insight Technology, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Sig Sauer Academy, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. As part of their sponsorship Warren Tactical Sights will host a Wednesday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

“Over the last 15 years of competing in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals I’ve watched as IDPA has grown to become a major shooting sport. IDPA’s tremendous growth is thanks, in part, to the role Smith & Wesson has played in building the Indoor Nationals into the organization’s flagship event. I’m proud to support this match as both a competitor and a sponsor,” said Scott Warren, owner of Warren Tactical Sights.

Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Leupold, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Predator Tactical, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, Schuemann Barrels, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its, Tarheel Targets and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives.

Widely regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

The sold-out 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to find a club near you, 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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FMG Publications Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 19. February 2013 08:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – FMG Publications, one of the leading magazine publishers catering to the firearms enthusiast and shooting sports participant, and owner of such well respected titles as American Handgunner and GUNS Magazine, today was announced as one of the major sponsors for the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

“FMG Publications has long been a supporter of the shooting sports and for many just getting into the shooting sports it was in the pages of American Handgunner or GUNS Magazine that they first learned about competitions like IDPA’s,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“We are so very pleased to announce that FMG Publications is continuing its partnership with the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals and IDPA.”

FMG Publications joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Insight Technology, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Sig Sauer Academy, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

FMG Publications will be represented in the competition by Scott McGregor, and as part of their support they will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship course of fire.

“We've been supporting the shooting sports since 1955 and we're thrilled to have had the opportunity to sponsor this match the last four years. We'll do whatever it takes to give our sponsored shooter, Scott McGregor the edge. So far it hasn't made a difference. We may have to throw in a few subscriptions this year. Seriously, it's an honor to sponsor this match and do our part to preserve and promote the shooting sports,” said Randy Molde, VP for business development at FMG Publications.

Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Leupold, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Predator Tactical, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, Schuemann Barrels, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its, Tarheel Targets and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives.

Widely regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting events in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to find a club near you, 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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S&W Indoor Nationals Stage 4: Skill Drill

by Editor 19. February 2013 07:00
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Think of it as a "put up or shut up" kinda stage. Stage 4 dares you run 6 rounds freestyle, 6 rounds strong hand and 6 rounds weak hand – and ace it. It's a straight up 'Skill Drill' and was designed by Lou Denys. Our friends at Ruger are the people to thank for the stage sponsorship.

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

SCENARIO: You don't need no stinkin' scenario. This is a skill drill.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, loaded with 6 rounds, holstered, with hands at side.

On the signal, draw and while moving to P2 engage target with 6 rounds free style. Reload with 6 rounds and engage target strong hand only, reload and finish weak hand only with 6 rounds. All magazines loaded to 6 rounds max.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 1 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 6 Above Head
 Perf. Best 12 Below Neck Perf. CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Ruger
WEBSITE: www.Ruger.com

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S&W Indoor Nationals Stage 6: Hell At The Hospital

by Editor 18. February 2013 15:30
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It ain't easy being a first responder, especially when those Eastern European terrorists won't give up. And when they're willing to chase you into the hospital, well you know you're in for one helluva day. Of course you aren't about to give up either. 'Hell At The Hospital' was designed by Jo-Anne McKeon and is sponsored by XS Sight Systems.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Ted Picard.

SCENARIO: After fending off an attack while transporting your charge, you are pushing him through the Emergency Room where more enemy agents stage another attack. You must eliminate the threat.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1 with both hands on gurney.

On the signal, pull patient to cover using weak hand, while drawing your firearm and engaging T1 & T2 with your strong hand only in tactical priority. Once the patient is behind cover, go to cover on either side of the doorway and engage the remaining threat targets in tactical priority.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
 18
TARGETS: 9 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat
CONCEALMENT: Required

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

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S&W Indoor Nationals Stage 5: Hell On Wheels

by Editor 18. February 2013 07:00
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Don't you hate it when Eastern European terrorists come after you? 'Hell On Wheels' – designed by Taras Rudko and sponsored by FMG Publications – pits you against these terrorists who are after the diplomat you are transporting to the hospital. The terrorists think you're just an EMT. Aren't they in for a surprise!

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Ted Picard.

SCENARIO: You are a trained medic and low profile security specialist. Your assignment is to help transport a sick diplomat from an Eastern European country from the airport to a hospital. Unfortunately, several enemy agents have followed you and decided to take action when you are stopped at a crowded intersection. Thinking that you are nothing more than a medic, 2 of them jump out of their vehicle, throw open the ambulance doors, and draw their weapons. You must take action to defend your charge.

PROCEDURE: Start kneeling inside ambulance, both hands on patient.

When the ambulance doors open, draw and engage T1 and T2 in tactical sequence, then engage T3-T6 in tactical sequence.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
 12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: FMG Publications
WEBSITE: www.FMGPublications.com

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S&W Indoor Nationals Stage 9: Zebras, Oh My!

by Editor 17. February 2013 17:45
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Did you know that Bubba owns a Zebra Ranch in Pittsburgh? Better question, did you know there was such a thing as a zebra ranch? Neither did we, so it wasn't a surprise when we discovered that 'Zebras, Oh My!' means you have to save Bubba from zebras gone bad. Stage 9 was designed by Terry Burba and Kitty Richards, and you have ACADEMI to thank for the stage sponsorship.

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

SCENARIO: You are visiting Bubba’s Zebra Ranch in Pittsburgh when you see Bubba being attacked by the errant striped animals.

PROCEDURE: Start with your gun loaded to capacity and standing at the port, hands over mouth in shock.

Upon start signal, using the door frame as cover, draw and fire 2 shots on each body, then one shot on each head, in that order.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
 9
TARGETS: 3 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 On The Body, Best 1 On The Head
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: ACADEMI
WEBSITE: www.ACADEMI.com

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S&W Indoor Nationals Stage 8: Tigers

by Editor 17. February 2013 12:56
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It's not 'God Save The Queen' on stage 8 but You Save The Queen. 'Tigers' was designed by Terry Burba and Kitty Richards and requires you to come to the rescue of Joyce Wilson...the Queen Tiger. Please note, this is a pick up gun stage. Stage 8 is sponsored by Trijicon.

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

SCENARIO: While visiting Joyce in her office at IDPA Headquarters, you hear her scream from the foyer. You open her desk drawer to find a firearm and discover a Smith & Wesson M&P Shield 9 MM. Save Queen Tiger!

PROCEDURE: Start standing hands relaxed at sides. Gun Ready Condition: Gun loaded to magazine capacity and on mat.

Upon start signal, pick up firearm from the mat and fire 2 shots on targets T1 –T4.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
8
TARGETS: 4 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Trijicon
WEBSITE: www.Trijicon.com

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S&W Indoor Nationals Stage 7: Lions

by Editor 17. February 2013 06:49
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Two words strike fear in the hearts of IDPA shooters, and they are 'Kitty' and 'Terry'. Stage 7 is called 'Lions' and was designed by Terry Burba and Kitty Richards so you could – apparently – shoot some lions at the Sheetz gas station while pumping gas. We don't understand it either but have learned to never question the mad genius of these two. Stage 7 is sponsored by GLOCK.

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

SCENARIO: While pumping gas at the Sheetz station near the zoo, three escaped lions attack Kitty. Save her!

PROCEDURE: Start standing with hands relaxed at sides, gun loaded to division capacity and holstered.

Upon start signal, fire 3 shots on lion targets T1 –T3 in tactical sequence.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
9
TARGETS: 3 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: GLOCK
WEBSITE: www.GLOCK.com

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