XS Sight Systems Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 23. October 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – XS Sight Systems, makers of firearm sights that give the user considerable advantages in the highly dynamic world of threat situations, has joined the growing list of returning major sponsors supporting the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

XS Sight Systems joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, XS Sight Systems will sponsor one of the 14 stages of the course of fire.

“IDPA is very pleased to again be working with XS Sights in promoting the shooting sports. Thanks to their continued and generous support the 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals are shaping up to be another great championship event,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the nearly 24,000 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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Colt Again Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 22. October 2014 07:20
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – American gun making icon Colt has signed on as one of the returning major sponsors of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

Colt joins Apex Tactical Specialties, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Colt will sponsor one of the 14 stages of the course of fire.

“The name Colt is synonymous with defensive handguns, whether for the military or personal use, making them a natural partner for IDPA. We’re very grateful for Colt’s continued sponsorship of this important national championship event,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the nearly 24,000 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 Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 21. October 2014 07:15
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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, has signed on as a returning sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

FMG Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, GLOCK, the Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, FMG Publications will sponsor one of the 14 stages of the course of fire.

“FMG Publications has a long record of supporting the shooting sports, both in the pages of their various publications and through sponsorship of major matches. IDPA is very proud to once again be working with FMG Publications to bring our members another great Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the nearly 24,000 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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Sig Sauer Academy Returns To Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 20. October 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The Sig Sauer Academy, one of the nation’s leading firearms training facilities offering a comprehensive program of more than 60 courses for the armed professional and responsible citizen, is returning as a major sponsor of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“The Sig Sauer Academy and its staff have an outstanding reputation throughout the industry. In addition to providing some of the best training available, the Sig Sauer Academy is a strong supporter of the shooting sports and we’re extremely pleased to have them returning as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

The Sig Sauer Academy joins Apex Tactical Specialties, GLOCK and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, the Sig Sauer Academy will host the reception prior to the Saturday evening awards banquet.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the nearly 24,000 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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GLOCK Returns As Major Sponsor Of S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 20. October 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – GLOCK, the nation’s leading pistol provider to American law enforcement agencies and maker of some of the most popular pistols used in the shooting sports, is back as a major sponsor of one of IDPA’s most popular new championships, the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals.

“GLOCK continues to be a great partner for IDPA. Not only do they make the most popular pistol used in IDPA competition but they generously support matches all around the country. We are very pleased to once again be partnering with GLOCK on the popular Back Up Gun National Championship,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

GLOCK joins Apex Tactical Specialties, the Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, GLOCK will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the nearly 24,000 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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Apex Back As Sponsor Of Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 30. July 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Apex Tactical Specialties has once again signed on as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals taking place November 6-8, 2014.

As part of their support Apex will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition. The company will be represented in the match by Team Apex’s Scott and Maddy Folk.

“Last year’s Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals was one of the best events of the season and we could not wait to be a part of this year’s championship. Apex is proud to continue its support of IDPA and the championships hosted by Smith & Wesson,” said Scott Folk of Apex.

The 2014 Back Up Gun Nationals will be held on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center. Match officials estimate that 300 top IDPA shooters will be on hand to contest the national title.

“IDPA matches rely on the generous support of companies like Apex Tactical Specialties. Thanks to their sponsorship, the 2014 Back Up Gun Nationals is sure to be another huge success,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Registration for the match has begun and just a handful of slots are still available for those interested in competing. Registration is being conducted online at MatchReg.com/BUG.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the nearly 24,000 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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Steskla Returns As Match Director For 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA BUG Nationals

by Editor 24. July 2014 07:41
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and Smith & Wesson announced that Brian Steskla will once again take the reins as Match Director of one of IDPA’s most popular new events – the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“Thanks to Brian’s leadership, and the tireless efforts of his team, last year’s inaugural Back Up Gun Nationals turned out to be one of the most popular matches on the 2013 schedule,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“Under Brian’s guidance, and with the incredible commitment from our gracious hosts at Smith & Wesson, the match this year is sure set a new standard for fun and excitement.”

The 2014 Back Up Gun Nationals will be hosted by Smith & Wesson, taking place on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center. The match is scheduled for November 6-8 and an estimated 300 top IDPA shooters are expected to contest the national title.

“It is a pleasure to once again head such an important match on the IDPA competition calendar. Shooter feedback after the 2013 championship was overwhelmingly positive and I have a great team of safety officers and administrative staff to thank for that. There is no doubt that this November we will deliver another spectacular Smith & Wesson IDPA competition that shooters will talk about for months afterward,” said Brian Steskla.

Online registration for the championship is currently open but slots are limited as the match is expected to sell out. The competition is open to any current IDPA member. To register, go to MatchReg.com/BUG. To select a classification, IDPA members should use their highest classification in the three pistol divisions (CDP, ESP, SSP) or the two revolver divisions (ESR, SSR).

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the nearly 24,000 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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Registration Opens For 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 30. June 2014 06:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that open registration for the second annual Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will take place Tuesday, July 1, starting at noon eastern time.

Based on the small, subcompact pistols and revolvers used for concealed carry and personal defense, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals consists of shooting strings utilizing a maximum of five rounds and stages made up of one or more shooting strings with multiple starts allowing competitors to reload off the clock.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will take place November 6-8, 2014, and will be held on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Competitors will compete in either the Pistol or Revolver division.

The competition is open to any current IDPA member. To register, go to MatchReg.com/BUG. To select a classification, IDPA members should use their highest classification in the three pistol divisions (CDP, ESP, SSP) or the two revolver divisions (ESR, SSR).

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the nearly 24,000 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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