Colt Sponsors 2014 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 6. January 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – American gun making icon Colt has signed on as a major sponsor of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to an announcement made today by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

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

“Colt is one of the best known brands in the world, and as maker of the legendary Colt 1911 they are a natural partner for IDPA where so many of our members not only compete with a 1911 but carry one as well. We’re grateful for Colt’s sponsorship and thank them for their continued support of the shooting sports,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“Supporting our industry and the shooting sports is extremely important to Colt,” said Joyce Rubino, Vice President of Marketing for Colt’s Manufacturing Company. “This is one of the great IDPA matches of the year, and we look forward to being part of this highly successful event. We also wish the best of luck to our own Mark Redl, who will be competing.”

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. The 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 Colt.

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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Smith & Wesson Taps Lou Denys As Match Director For 2014 IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 16. December 2013 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – For the second year in a row, Lou Denys has been named Match Director of the prestigious Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to an announcement made today by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and Smith & Wesson.

Because of the prominence of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 17th consecutive year, as one of the premier events in all the shooting sports, the position of match director is one of the most important in competitive pistol shooting.

“I’m honored that Smith & Wesson and IDPA have once again asked me to oversee this important championship event. I am looking forward to working with a great team of safety officers and staff to insure the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship maintains its well-deserved reputation for excellence,” said Lou Denys.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2014 match, which is already sold-out, will take place February 20-22 and draws 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 the 22,000-plus IDPA members competing each week all across America, 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 Tactical Specialties Back As Sponsor Of S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 12. December 2013 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Apex Tactical Specialties 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, Apex joins the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, Apex will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the course of fire.

“Apex Tactical Specialties has been very generous in their support for IDPA and we’re pleased to welcome them back as a sponsor of IDPA’s most popular match, the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“The Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals is IDPA’s hottest match and a great way to kick-off the start of each competition season. Apex is proud to again partner with IDPA to help bring great matches, like this one, to the IDPA calendar,” said Scott Folk of Apex.

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 Apex Tactical Specialties.

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 the 22,000-plus IDPA members competing each week all across America, 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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NSSF Back As Major Sponsor Of Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 10. December 2013 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), a longtime supporter of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and the shooting matches hosted by Smith & Wesson, has returned as a major sponsor of the S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals.

Now in its 17th year, 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.

NSSF, which is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, will be the official sponsor of the awards banquet taking place Saturday evening, February 22.

“The National Shooting Sports Foundation has led the industry’s effort to promote and support the shooting sports and IDPA has benefitted greatly from their very generous support,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA. “On behalf of IDPA’s 22,000-plus members, and our match host, Smith & Wesson, I want to thank everybody at NSSF for all they do for the shooting sports.”

"IDPA remains one of the fastest-growing shooting sports in America, and NSSF is committed to helping the sport continue its record growth," said Chris Dolnack, NSSF senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "Best of luck to everyone competing at the indoor nationals!"

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 help from organizations like NSSF and title sponsor Smith & Wesson.

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 all across America, 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 Procedure Announced For 2014 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. December 2013 08:40
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The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship is one of the most popular shooting matches in the country, selling out last year in a matter of just minutes. This week the early registration process was announced for the 2014 championship match. Online registration based on priority points will begin at 1:00pm EST and continue throughout the day on Saturday, December 7. General registration will open at 6:00pm EST that same day.

 

 

The following is the announcement that was distributed via email this weekend:

2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship
February 20-22, 2013

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE, PLEASE READ ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

As a shooter in at least one of the last 5 years, you are entitled to register early. General registration opens at 6:00pm EST on December 7, 2013.

Priority registration opens on December 7, 2012 as follows:

5 year priority 1:00pm
4 year priority 2:00pm
3 year priority 3:00pm
2 year priority 4:00pm
1 year priority 5:00pm

As a prior competitor over the last five years you are already in the database. You can check your priority, and therefore, your registration time at www.MatchReg.com/SW/reg/priority.htm (please contact me if there are any errors or questions).

You can go to www.MatchReg.com/SW/reg/ at any time to complete your personal info, class, division etc. You enter your IDPA member number EXACTLY as it is listed on the priority list, on the left side of the page. Enter the password “2014match” (without the “) (you should change the password to keep others from changing your data). Complete or correct any info there and click the save “shooter button”.

At any time AFTER your priority registration time begins, you can log back in, click on the “My Squad” link and put yourself into a squad. It is critically important that you exit the program by clicking on the “return to shooter home” link, then exiting the program. Otherwise your squad choice will not be saved and you will lose your slot in the match.

If you keep the squad page open, it may appear that there are slots open when they have been filled. This is because your data does not save until you exit the record. This match fills within minutes; you could lose your slot by not choosing quickly, then exiting the program. You can monitor the squads with this link.

The squad info is date and time stamped. If you choose your squad before your priority time, you will be deleted from the squad (without notice) and may choose from any remaining slots (if available).

You should then IMMEDIATELY mail a check in the amount of $175.00 USD, payable to Smith & Wesson to:

Mike Critser
21 Williams Road
Trumbull, CT 06611

When I receive your check, you will see a “paid” next to your name in the squad list. If I do not receive your check within 14 days, you will be deleted from the match without notice.

Mike Critser
mtcritser@sbcglobal.net

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