S&W Indoor Nationals Stage 10: African Safari

by Editor 16. February 2013 07:00
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So you're doing your Hemingway thing after hunting all day in the African sun when your camp is attacked by 7 bad guys. The stage is called 'African Safari' and it was designed by Lou Denys. The stage is sponsored by Michigan Ammo Company.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Joe Buchanan.

SCENARIO: You are seated in your camp after a day of hunting, admiring the sunset. Suddenly a gang of bad guy’s, drawn by your cooking fire, attack the camp. Defend yourself.

PROCEDURE: Start seated, hands on knees with gun loaded to division capacity and holstered.

At the buzzer stand, hit the activator button with your strong hand, draw and advance to P1, engage targets with 2 rounds each as they become visible.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 14
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Michigan Ammo Company

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S&W Indoor Nationals Stage 11: Last Chance Gold Mine

by Editor 15. February 2013 07:00
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When's the last time you ran into claim jumpers? Well they're here in Springfield on the stage called 'Last Chance Gold Mine' and you got to face off against them - 6 of them. The stage was designed by Lou Denys and is sponsored by International Cartridge.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Phil Torres.

SCENARIO: You are headed to work on your claim with your partners and discover that claim jumpers have taken them hostage. Free them and defend yourself.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1 with gun loaded to division capacity, holstered, and hands on the pick axe.

At the buzzer, draw and advance to P2, using cover, engage targets with 2 body and 1 head shot each as they become visible, then advance to P3 and finish.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 18
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 body and one head on 
target. At least 1 round above and 1 round below the neck perf.
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: International Cartridge
WEBSITE: www.ICCAmmo.com
 

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Leupold, Blade-Tech, Tarheel Targets And Others Step Up To Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 15. February 2013 06:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – With the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship in just a few days, companies are lining up to support the event, including the latest sponsors – Leupold, Blade-Tech, Tarheel Targets, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Predator Tactical and Schuemann Barrels.

The sold-out 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship takes place on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts on Thursday, February 21, and will conclude with the awards banquet on Saturday, February 23.

“The Indoor Nationals has tremendous industry support and Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Leupold, Predator Tactical, Schuemann Barrels and Tarheel Targets have all earned the respect and gratitude of IDPA and its members with their generous support for the Smith & Wesson match,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that these companies have joined the long list of those supporting the match, including Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives, and major match sponsors ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson.

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.

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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Sig Sauer Academy Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 15. February 2013 06:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the Sig Sauer Academy, the world-class firearms training facility located in Epping, New Hampshire, has signed on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“The Sig Sauer Academy has a well deserved reputation as one of the best firearms training facilities in the nation. Their sponsorship of the 2013 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals reflects their ongoing commitment to the shooting sports and the safe, responsible use of firearms. We deeply appreciate their support and all they’ve done for IDPA both nationally and locally at their facility in New Hampshire,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The Sig Sauer Academy 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, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

“The Sig Sauer Academy is fully committed to promoting the shooting sports and proud to partner with IDPA, both through the monthly matches we host and the many matches around the country we support through sponsorship," said Adam Painchaud, director of the Sig Sauer Academy.

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.

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 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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SWIN Leader Board - Division Champs

by Editor 14. February 2013 21:08
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Who has won the most division titles at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals? None other than the King of Revolvers...

Remember to follow all the IDPA Indoor Nationals action right here on the blog along with these other links:

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/ShootIDPA
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S&W Indoor Nationals Stage 12: Cosmic Bowling

by Editor 14. February 2013 12:30
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Rolling a few balls wasn't supposed to end up like this. 'Cosmic Bowling' isn't exactly a scene out of The Big Lebowski, but there is a bowling ball and you do get to use your gun as you face armed gang bangers (8 IDPA targets). This stage was designed by Brian Steskla and sponsored by Speed Shooter Specialties.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Brian Steskla.

SCENARIO: You are enjoying a night of bowling with your league when the bowling alley is invaded by armed gang bangers looking to steal everyone’s money. Defend yourself.

PROCEDURE: Start at P-1 with bowling ball in both hands, gun holstered and loaded to IDPA capacity.

On the buzzer, drop the ball onto the pressure pad to activate moving targets. Draw and while retreating to scoring table engage movers, T1 & T2. Using low cover behind table engage remaining targets as they become visible.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 16
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
CONCEALMENT: Required, Will Be Supplied

STAGE SPONSOR: Speed Shooter Specialties
WEBSITE: www.SpeedShooterSpecialties.com

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S&W Indoor Nationals Stage 13: Road Rage

by Editor 14. February 2013 10:05
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The course of fire preview for the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals starts on Bay 7 with Stage 13. It's called 'Road Rage' and pits the shooter against a fictitious group of gang bangers (represented by 6 IDPA targets) looking to force the car off the road. 'Road Rage' was designed by Aaron Haines of Metro West Tactical and is sponsored by GlockTriggers.com.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Aaron Haines.

SCENARIO: Gang bangers are hell bent on killing you. In the chase they crashed your car and are coming at you for the close-up kill. Take them out.

PROCEDURE: Start seated in the driver's seat. Firearm is loaded to division capacity on the seat, facing down range. Ammunition carriers stowed on the body. Hands on the steering wheel at 10 & 2.

Smash out (push) the windshield of the car with the strong hand. Retrieve your firearm and engage targets T1-T6 through the windshield.

STAGE SPONSOR: GlockTriggers.com
SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
 18
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 3 on Target
CONCEALMENT: NOT Required

WEBSITE: www.GlockTriggers.com

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Insight Technology On Board As Major Sponsor Of Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 14. February 2013 07:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Insight Technology, a division of L-3 Warrior Systems, a world leader in the development and production of advanced night vision and electro-optical systems and components, will once again be a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“IDPA and the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals are pleased to welcome back Insight Technology as a major sponsor and appreciate their continued support for IDPA and its members,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Insight Technology joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its 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 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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Starting Thursday IDPA To Preview Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals Stages

by Editor 13. February 2013 09:47
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that it will begin previewing all 13 stages of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship beginning Thursday, February 14.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals marks the official start of IDPA’s competition season and will see over 300 of the sport’s top competitors, all gunning for the coveted title of Indoor National Champion in one of its five divisions and 10 categories.

As the country’s fastest growing shooting sport, fueled by the increased demand in concealed carry permits and the need for personal protection, entry into the sold-out match is one of the most difficult, especially considering IDPA’s membership currently exceeds 21,000 and represents more than 50 nations.

As with previous major matches, to help bring the action of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship to members across America and around the globe, IDPA will post its DOWN ZERO blog a daily preview of select stages along with their scenarios and shooting procedures.

“Starting Thursday morning, February 14, we will preview the stage or stages from one of the seven shooting bays at the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals. Then each day after we will reveal another shooting bay’s stage set up until the match officially begins on Thursday, February 21,” explained Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

IDPA members and others interested in the scenarios and stage designs featured in this year’s match, as well as past matches, should visit the DOWN ZERO blog, the official blog of IDPA.

“With the tremendous popularity of the Smith & Wesson championship, we want all IDPA members to see the unique course design of this year’s Indoor Nationals. It’s our hope that these stages will fuel the creativity of IDPA clubs and match directors, and help them develop new and challenging courses of fire to benefit the thousands of IDPA members competing in weekly matches at the local level,” added Wilson.

Taking place February 21-23, at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals are sponsored by Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its, Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives, and major match sponsors ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson among others.

For more information on IDPA, or to find a club near you, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, using hashtag #SWIN, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Action Target, H&K, Pro Ears Join Industry Sponsors Of IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 13. February 2013 07:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Industry leaders Action Target, Heckler & Koch and Pro Ears, as well as Militec, Ritchie Leather, Samson, StormLake Barrels and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives, have signed on as sponsors of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship to be held February 21-23 in Springfield, Mass.

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that these companies have joined the long list of those supporting the match, including Apex Tactical Specialties, Hogue Grips, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Rainier Ballistics, Safariland, Swab-its and major match sponsors ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson.

“On behalf of the 21,000-plus members of IDPA, and especially those competing in the 2013 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, I wish to thank Action Target, Heckler & Koch, Militec, Pro Ears, Ritchie Leather, Samson, StormLake Barrels and Taylor Brands for their continued, and very generous, support for the shooting sports,” said said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

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 sold-out 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts on Thursday, February 21, and will conclude with the awards banquet on Saturday, February 23.

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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