Comp-Tac Victory Gear Top Holster Choice at IDPA Nationals Three Years Running

by Editor 12. January 2015 13:28
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HOUSTON, Texas – When it comes to a holster for use in competition or for carrying concealed Comp-Tac Victory Gear remains the top choice among IDPA members, according to the results of the equipment survey conducted by the International Defensive Pistol Association during their 2014 National Championship this past September. This is the third year in a row that Comp-Tac was named the number one holster brand in both categories.

The survey found that among the 38 holster brands used in the competition, almost half (43.70%) of the 341 respondents shot the match using a holster manufactured by Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading maker of holsters for the personal defense and competition market.

When it comes to the preferred choice in a concealed carry holster, Comp-Tac was once again the clear favorite among the 57 brands mentioned with 25.36% of respondents indicating they rely on Comp-Tac holsters for their CCW needs.

In addition to being named the number one brand of competition and concealed carry holster for the third year in a row, results from the 2014 IDPA National Championship equipment survey show that Comp-Tac continued to gain market share over its competitors with this influential group of top shooters.

“The competition market is one of the key parts of the Comp-Tac business. These shooters are instrumental in helping Comp-Tac make great holsters providing a constant source of feedback for improvements and innovations,” explained Gordon Carrell, General Manager and Comp-Tac Team member.

“To be voted the top holster brand in both competition and concealed carry segments at the Nationals is a huge honor and we are thankful to all the customers who help us make our products the best on the market.” 

The 2014 IDPA National Championship equipment survey was conducted among the 355 competitors with 341 indicating a competition holster preference and 209 indicating a concealed carry holster preference.

To see the Comp-Tac line of competition and concealed carry holsters during the upcoming SHOT Show, visit Comp-Tac on Monday, January 19 at the NSSF Media Day At The Range event or the Comp-Tac booth (#2051) Tuesday through Friday, January 20-23, of SHOT Show.

For more information on Comp-Tac’s support of the shooting sports, or on the full line of Comp-Tac Victory Gear holsters and accessories, visit www.Comp-Tac.com. You can also keep up with the latest news from Comp-Tac by liking Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac or following @CompTac on Twitter.

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Federal Premium Sponsors 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 9. September 2014 08:24
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that leading ammunition manufacturer Federal Premium will be returning as a major sponsor of the 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“For many IDPA members Federal Premium is the gold standard when it comes to both ammunition and components. We are very pleased to welcome them back as a gold level sponsor of this year’s U.S. Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Federal Premium joins joins ACADEMI, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Comp-Tac, CZ-USA, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Ruger, Safariland, Smith & Wesson, Walther and Wilson Combat as a gold level sponsor of the championship which takes place September 9 thru 13 at the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The match is expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters.

“We are honored once again to be a part of such a prestigious event. Partnership with an organization as large as the IDPA ensures future stewardship of responsible handgun ownership and competition,” said Federal Premium Shooting Promotions Manager Devon Harris.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the nearly 24,000 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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Safariland Sponsors 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 27. August 2014 08:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Safariland®, one of the leading holster and law enforcement equipment brands, as well as longtime supporter of the shooting sports, will once again be a major sponsor of the IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“We are pleased to welcome back Safariland and Bianchi as one of the major corporate sponsors of IDPA’s U.S. Nationals. Safariland has a long record of supporting the shooting sports, and sponsoring individual shooters, and we are proud to be working with them once again,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Safariland joins ACADEMI, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Comp-Tac, CZ-USA, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Walther and Wilson Combat as a gold level sponsor of the championship which takes place September 9 thru 13 at the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The match is expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters.

“Very proud to be part of the IDPA Nationals as all the hard working volunteers put on such a well-run event, good luck to everyone involved.” said Scott Carnahan, Vice President, Safariland and Bianchi of The Safariland Group.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the nearly 24,000 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 Returns As Major Sponsor Of IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 11. August 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Nighthawk Custom, manufacturer of high quality custom 1911-style handguns, is back as one of the major sponsors of the upcoming IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“It is a pleasure to welcome back Nighthawk Custom as one of the major sponsors of IDPA’s U.S. National Championship. Thanks to companies like Nighthawk, our national level competitions continue to set the standard for handgun competition,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Nighthawk Custom joins ACADEMI, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Comp-Tac, CZ-USA, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Walther and Wilson Combat as a gold level sponsor of the championship which takes place September 9 thru 13 at the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The match is expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the nearly 24,000 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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Walther Sponsors 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 8. August 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that noted firearms maker Walther Arms will be a major sponsor of the upcoming IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“Thanks to the generous support of major sponsor Walther Arms the 2014 U.S. Nationals is poised to be one of the best showcases of defensive shooting that IDPA has ever held,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Walther joins ACADEMI, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Comp-Tac, CZ-USA, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Ruger, Smith & Wesson and Wilson Combat as a gold level sponsor of the championship which takes place September 9 thru 13 at the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The match is expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters.

“We are very excited about our participation and association with the IDPA. This organization sets a terrific standard for applicable small arms applications in the world of personal defense. I am glad we could take this step as a company to participate in this season’s match,” said Everett Deger, director of marketing at Walther Arms Inc.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the nearly 24,000 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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Ruger Sponsors 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 6. August 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that one of the nation’s most respected gun makers, Ruger Firearms, has signed on as one of the major sponsors of the 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“There is a rich tradition at Ruger of supporting the American shooter and the shooting sports. We’re very pleased to have the support of such a well respected gun maker and to be working with them on this year’s IDPA U.S. Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Ruger joins ACADEMI, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Comp-Tac, CZ-USA, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson and Wilson Combat as a gold level sponsor of the championship which takes place September 9 thru 13 at the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The match is expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the nearly 24,000 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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A Girl & A Gun Sending Women’s Squad to IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 31. July 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Among the 300-plus shooters competing for the 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship this September will be a select group of women from the fast growing national women’s program, A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League.

A Girl & A Gun is the ladies-only organization established by women shooters for women shooters for the pistol, rifle and shotgun sports. Founded in February of 2011 in Austin, Texas, A Girl & A Gun today has more than 2,500 members in 67 chapters across 23 states, making it the fastest growing women's shooting organization.

In partnership with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), A Girl & A Gun held an introductory IDPA postal competition for its members with 12 women randomly selected to represent the organization at IDPA’s 2014 U.S. National Championship being held September 9-13 at the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The all-ladies squad of AG&AG members will be coached through the match by Team Comp-Tac’s Randi Rogers, the reigning Women’s National Champion.

“I have been in the IDPA family for eight years and A Girl and A Gun was created as a resource to share my love of the shooting sports with as many women as possible. To sponsor the first all-ladies squad gives me a huge sense of accomplishment and pride,” said Julianna Crowder, president of A Girl & A Gun.

Representing A Girl & A Gun in the 2014 IDPA U.S. Nationals will be Andrea Lawrence of Missouri, Heidi Darst, Robin Keating, Victoria Kogan, Memarie Lawrence, Tina Maldonado, Christy Ross and Ashley West of Texas, Jennie Van Tuyl and Tiffany Venters of Washington and Renee Krawiec and Wendy Troutman of Wyoming.

"IDPA embraces different organizations to form symbiotic relationships. When A Girl & A Gun Founder Julianna Crowder approached me with the idea of exposing her organization to IDPA, I thought it was a great way to introduce the sport to more women and I hope that we can develop more relationships like this one,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

For more information on A Girl & A Gun, or to find a club near you, visit www.AGirlAndAGunClub.com. For more information on IDPA, or to join the nearly 24,000 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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CZ-USA Sponsors 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 18. July 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that CZ-USA has signed on as one of the major sponsors of the 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship.

CZ-USA joins ACADEMI, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Comp-Tac, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson and Wilson Combat as a gold level sponsor of the championship which takes place September 9 thru 13 at the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The match is expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters.

“IDPA is very pleased to again be working with CZ-USA as a major sponsor of our U.S. Nationals. With the generous support of companies like CZ-USA, IDPA is able to provide our members with a world-class championship event,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the nearly 24,000 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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Blade-Tech Sponsors 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 16. July 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Blade-Tech Industries, the leading manufacturer of custom production thermoplastic and injection molded concealment and competition holsters, has signed on as a returning sponsor of the IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“We’re very pleased to welcome back Blade-Tech as a major sponsor of the 2014 U.S. Nationals. Several IDPA matches around the country have benefited from the generous support of Blade-Tech, which has helped IDPA continue to grow, and their support for our national championship events has helped make them among the best in the shooting sports,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Blade-Tech joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson and Wilson Combat as a gold level sponsor of the championship which takes place September 9 thru 13 at the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The match is expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters.

“As the shooting sports grow in popularity, it is our honor to partner with IDPA and sponsor such a premier quality match. IDPA is a leader in the world of competitive shooting sports and Blade-Tech is proud to be one of the most popular holsters used in the sport,” said Ryan Preece, media relations manager for Blade-Tech.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the nearly 24,000 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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Smith & Wesson Sponsors 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 14. July 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – One of the longest ongoing supporters of the International Defensive Pistol Association, the 162-year-old firearms maker, Smith & Wesson, is once again sponsoring IDPA’s annual U.S. National Championship.

“This marks the 18th year that Smith & Wesson has sponsored IDPA’s national championship match, continuing one of the longest and most productive sponsor relationships in the shooting sports. We’re very pleased to once again be working with Smith & Wesson to bring our members another great championship event,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

Smith & Wesson joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Wilson Combat as a gold level sponsor of the championship which takes place September 9 thru 13 at the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The match is expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters.

“Smith & Wesson has always supported the shooting sports, whether it’s sponsoring matches, supporting shooting organizations or fielding a team of sponsored shooters. We’re very proud to be a longtime partner with IDPA and look forward to continuing that relationship for many years to come,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the nearly 24,000 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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