Nighthawk Custom Back At IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals As Major Sponsor

by Editor 12. February 2013 07:27
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Nighthawk Custom, manufacturer of high quality custom 1911-style handguns, has returned as a major sponsor of the prestigious Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship according to an announcement by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

“We’re pleased to welcome back Nighthawk Custom as one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. Each year the Indoor Nationals sets the bar for quality shooting events and that’s thanks to the generous support of sponsors like Nighthawk Custom,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Nighthawk Custom joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, 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 Apex Tactical Specialties, Hogue Grips, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Rainier Ballistics, Safariland and Swab-its.

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.

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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Speed Shooter Specialties Back As Major Sponsor Of IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 11. February 2013 07:23
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Speed Shooter Specialties, one of the top online retailers catering to competition shooters using Smith & Wesson products, has returned as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Speed Shooter Specialties joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. As part of their sponsorship Speed Shooter Specialties will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the championship match.

“Speed Shooter Specialties is one of the most popular sources for competition equipment thanks to their focus on the competition shooter and their tireless commitment to supporting the shooting sports. We’re very pleased to welcome them back as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“The efforts of IDPA, its members and sponsors are crucial to keeping the shooting sports available to all. We’re very excited to be a returning sponsor of such a legendary match,” said Kenny Dickerson of Speed Shooter Specialties.

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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Safariland, Hogue, Apex And Others Sponsor IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 8. February 2013 10:14
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Safariland, Hogue Grips and Apex Tactical Specialties, along with PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Rainier Ballistics and Swab-its, 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 the six sponsors have been added to the rapidly growling list of companies supporting the match, including the match’s major sponsors ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson.

“Each year industry support for the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals eclipses that from the previous year, which is a testament to both the growing importance of IDPA competitions in America and the reputation Smith & Wesson’s match has as one of the best shooting competitions in any discipline,” said Joyce Wilson, executive 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.

“Thanks to the generous support from our friends at Safariland, Hogue Grips, Apex Tactical Specialties, Rainier Ballistics, Swab-its and PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, the 2013 championship is shaping up to be one of the best Indoor Nationals of all time,” added Wilson.

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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Michigan Ammo Co. Returns As Major Sponsor Of IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 8. February 2013 07:21
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The Michigan Ammo Company is returning as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship according to an announcement by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

“The Michigan Ammo Company has been extremely generous in its support for the shooting sports and IDPA in particular. We’re very pleased to welcome them back as one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The Michigan Ammo Company joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. As part of their sponsorship the Michigan Ammo Company will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the championship match.

“It is a pleasure and an honor to support the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals. It is truly a professionally run match with skilled shooters competing. I look forward to continuing our relationship with IDPA and the S&W Indoor Nationals,” said Mike Patrick, president of Michigan Ammo Company.

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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Harris Publications Takes On Major Sponsor Role At IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 6. February 2013 07:17
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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, has once again signed-on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Harris Publications joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. As part of its sponsorship for the match, Harris Publications will host a Thursday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

“Harris Publications has been a longtime supporter of IDPA and the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals in particular. As one of the leading media voices in the shooting community, Harris Publications has been on top of and covered every major development in concealed carry firearms and their various magazines have become one of the go-to sources for IDPA members for the latest news. We greatly appreciate their generous and continued support for IDPA,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“Harris Publications is honored to continue to play a supportive role at Smith & Wesson’s IDPA event. Harris has been working with Smith & Wesson for over thirty years and supporting IDPA's events and efforts as well. We look forward to strengthening our role to offer exposure to IDPA and grow its participants. We wish all three hundred shooters, the best of luck,” said Shirley Steffen of Harris Publications.

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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Lights Out? Game On!

by Editor 5. February 2013 16:44
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Lights out is just part of the game at the IDPA Indoor Nationals, but like the rest of the 300+ competitors signed up for the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals, we're wondering what this year's stage designers will come with.

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Taurus Carries On As Major Sponsor Of IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. February 2013 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Taurus, one of the world's foremost manufacturers of firearms and spearhead of the Carry On movement to promote the concealed carry lifestyle, has signed on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to an announcement by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

Taurus joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

“Taurus has long been one of the major firearms makers and one of the the industry’s strongest leaders. Recently though Taurus has expanded on its leadership role by supporting more shooting sports activities and launching the Carry On movement to reach the ever-growing pool of CCW holders, including IDPA members. We’re extremely pleased to have Taurus on board as one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA

“At Taurus we recognize the important role that the shooting sports play in helping our customers develop and hone their skills. IDPA, and its basis in the personal protection practice of concealed carry, parallels our own focus on the concealed carry lifestyle which is why we are proud to sponsor and support this year’s IDPA Indoor Nationals,” said Mark Kresser, president and CEO of Taurus USA.

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.

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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ACADEMI Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 29. January 2013 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that ACADEMI, a leading, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial customers worldwide, has signed-on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

ACADEMI joins Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

“Thanks to the continued support of ACADEMI, through both its generous sponsorship of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals and the launch of its own monthly IDPA match series at its Salem, Conn. facility, competition shooting opportunities continue to expand for IDPA members in the Northeast region,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

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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Ruger Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 10. January 2013 07:34
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Ruger, the legendary American firearms manufacturer and industry leader, has signed-on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“Few companies have the reputation and commitment to promoting the shooting sports like Ruger. As one of the true firearms industry leaders, they have helped grow the shooting sports through their tremendous generosity, which is why we are so pleased to welcome them back as one of our major sponsors for the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Ruger joins Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

“Ruger is committed to supporting and promoting activities that benefit shooters of all interests and skill levels. We are pleased to support IDPA, and one of the top IDPA events, the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Ken Jorgensen, director of media relations and shooting sports for Ruger.

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.

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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Chief Safety Officers Named For 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 7. January 2013 08:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Lou Denys, Match Director of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, has announced the Chief Safety Officers (CSO) that will help run the championship.

Denys named Chad Barber, Terry Burba, Aaron Haines, John Healy, Chris Klassanos, Ted Picard, Brian Steskla and Phil Torres as the lead safety and scoring officials who will oversee the staff running the 13 stages of the competition.

“The Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals has always prided itself on running one of the best matches, if not the best, in IDPA. That wouldn’t be possible without the help of an extremely hardworking and dedicated group of volunteers led by a top-flight team of CSOs,” said Lou Denys.

“I’m very proud of the team we’re putting together for next month’s Indoor Nationals and look forward to working closely with each and everyone of them to insure the best possible match for our competitors.”

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.

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.

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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