GunUp.com To Be Major Sponsor Of 2014 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 29. January 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – GunUp.com, a one-stop community hub for gun enthusiasts to buy, learn, discuss, and share, has signed on as a major sponsor of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events. The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“Thanks to GunUp, and their generous support of IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals is poised to be the best ever. On behalf of IDPA’s more than 23,000 members, I want to thank GunUp for all they do for our sport,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

GunUp joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, GunUp will host the Friday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

“We're proud to support IDPA; their dedication to the future of the shooting sports and providing a place where our readers and customers can shoot their carry gear makes this a perfect fit,” said Caleb Giddings, Vice President of GunUp.Com.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to broad industry support from companies like GunUp.

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 join IDPA members competing each week, 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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Wilson Combat Back As S&W Indoor Nationals Sponsor

by Editor 27. January 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Wilson Combat, the renowned manufacturer of 1911 pistols, will be one of the returning major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Assn. (IDPA).

Now in its 17th year, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular matches, once again selling out in record time. The match will take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“Major IDPA matches rely on the support of sponsors, and there are few as generous – and committed – as Wilson Combat,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Wilson Combat joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, Wilson Combat will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“Wilson Combat is a proud sponsor of IDPA and the Indoor Nationals. Our thanks go out to all the competitors for their hard work, and to S&W for hosting this premier event,” said Tressa Bohannan, marketing director for Wilson Combat.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to broad industry support from companies like Wilson Combat.

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 join IDPA members competing each week, 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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FMG Publications Continues Its Support For The S&W Indoor Nationals

by Editor 27. January 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Assn. (IDPA) announced that FMG Publications, one of the leading magazine publishers catering to the firearms enthusiast and shooting sports participant, will be a major sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is among the shooting sports’ most popular matches, once again selling out in record time. The match will take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“IDPA is pleased to again be partnering with FMG Publications. Over the years, FMG has been a dedicated proponent of the shooting sports, as well as extremely generous with their support for IDPA competitions in particular,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

FMG Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, FMG Publications will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“Our titles influence countless gun product purchases each year. The logical next step is getting the gear out of the box and on to the range. Smith & Wesson and IDPA matches offer plenty of get-off-the-couch solutions. We're proud to once again sponsor this shooting season kick-off event,” said Randy Molde, VP for business development at FMG Publications.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to broad industry support from companies likeFMG Publications.

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 join IDPA members competing each week, 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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Comp-Tac Continues IDPA Support with S&W Indoor Nationals Sponsorship

by Editor 24. January 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Assn. (IDPA) announced that the Houston-based holster maker Comp-Tac Victory Gear will be one of the major sponsors of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Now in its 17th year, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals sold out in record time. The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“Comp-Tac’s commitment to supporting IDPA all around the country has not only helped us reach a record number of clubs and members, but it has made them the most popular brand of holster used by our national level competitors,” said said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Comp-Tac Victory Gear joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, CORBON, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, Comp-Tac will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“We are proud to sponsor IDPA matches and see it as one of the best value adds to our business. The sport is an important testing ground for our new products, a place to learn more about what customers need and want, and it gives Comp-Tac excellent feedback on how the market enjoys our products. We’re pleased to again partner with IDPA on another national championship event,” said Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to broad industry support from companies like Comp-Tac.

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 join IDPA members competing each week, 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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CORBON Back To Sponsor S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 22. January 2014 11:07
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Noted ammunition manufacturer CORBON has signed on as a major sponsor of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

As a returning sponsor, CORBON joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, CORBON will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“We’re pleased to welcome CORBON back as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. CORBON is a well respected brand in IDPA, thanks in part to their continued commitment to supporting the shooting sports,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for the International Defensive Pistol Assn.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals will take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“CORBON understands self defense, which is why we are proud to continue our support for IDPA and the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals," said Mike Shovel of CORBON.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to industry support from companies like CORBON.

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 join IDPA members competing each week, 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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Nighthawk Custom To Again Sponsor S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 22. January 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Nighthawk Custom, manufacturer of high quality custom 1911-style handguns, has returned as a major sponsor of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals will take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“Thanks to the support of industry leaders like Nighthawk Custom, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of our most popular matches and certainly the best supported. We appreciate Nighthawk Custom’s continued sponsorship of major IDPA championships,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for the International Defensive Pistol Assn.

Nighthawk Custom joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to industry support from companies like Nighthawk Custom.

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 join IDPA members competing each week, 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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Chief Safety Officers Named For 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 22. January 2014 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Lou Denys, Match Director of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, has announced the team of Chief Safety Officers that will help run the championship.

Denys named Chad Barber, Joe Buchanan, Gene Gellberger, Chris Klassanos, Ken Lambert, Kitty Richards, Taras Rudko and Brian Steskla as the lead safety and scoring officials who will oversee the staff running the 14 stages of the competition.

“The Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals has always set the standard for top quality match staff with its dedicated team of experienced officials focused on delivering a great competition. I am proud to be working side-by-side with this extremely hardworking and dedicated group of volunteers,” said Lou Denys.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 20-22 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 always sold-out 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 join IDPA members competing each week, 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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Panteao Productions Returns To Sponsor S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 9. January 2014 08:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Panteao Productions, a video production company that specializes in instructional videos from top firearms instructors, will be a major sponsor of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals will take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

As a returning sponsor Panteao Productions joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Rand Brands and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, Panteao will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“Panteao Productions has been a very strong supporter of IDPA competitions and we’re proud to welcome them back as a one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“We are very happy to be a part of the Indoor Nationals and a supporter of both Smith & Wesson and IDPA. The Indoor Nationals is one of the best IDPA matches and S&W always does an outstanding job with the stage designs,” said Fernando Coelho, president and CEO of Panteao Productions.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to industry support from companies like Panteao Productions.

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 join IDPA members competing each week, 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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Terry Burba Named Assistant Match Director Of Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 9. January 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Lou Denys, Match Director of the upcoming 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, has named Terry Burba as Assistant Match Director for the championship.

Celebrating its 17th consecutive year of competition, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship has grown to become one of the premier events in all the shooting sports, as well as serving as the official start of the competitive season for the International Defensive Pistol Association.

“Terry is one of the best known and most respected members of IDPA. Over the years he has volunteered countless hours to better the sport. Whether it’s working local matches or heading up the organization’s Tiger Teams effort to revamp the rules, Terry has given back to the sport like few others. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals and we’re very happy to have him take on the Assistant MD role,” said Lou Denys.

For the past three years Burba has been part of the match staff at the Indoor Nationals helping to design stages and working as one of the hand-picked Chief Safety Officers at the match.

“This is going to feel strange to be working a match without a timer in my hand. I want to thank Smith & Wesson for this opportunity to serve the IDPA community in this capacity. Without being assigned to a specific bay, I’ll be able to move around the range to help out where ever I can be of assistance. We are all looking forward to this year’s match and to being able to see all of the shooters who have made it so popular over the years,” said Burba.

The 2014 match will take place February 20-22. Already sold out, the championship is expected to draw over 300 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA members competing each week, 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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Rand Brands Is Newest Sponsor Of S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 6. January 2014 08:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Rand Brands, makers of Rand CLP for firearms, will be a major sponsor of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals will take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Rand Brands joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, Rand Brands will host a Friday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

“We are very pleased to welcome Rand Brands as the newest sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship and thank them for their generous support of IDPA competition,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“We are extremely excited to be working with IDPA as well as Smith & Wesson this year and hopefully for years to come. These are two organizations in the competitive shooting world that are widely recognized and unmatched in professionalism,” said Jon Miodonka, CEO of Rand Brands.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to industry support from companies like Rand Brands.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA members competing each week, 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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