S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 1 - On The Fence, the Calm Before The Storm

by Editor 4. February 2015 21:00
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SCENARIO: You are enjoying your day, passing the time at the amusement park, walking along the fence line on your way to a picnic. You look up and see a number of interlopers out looking for trouble. Handle it.

PROCEDURE: Standing at P1, loaded to division capacity, holding the picnic basket on support side (either on the arm or in the hand). Other hand relaxed at your side.

At the buzzer, engage T1-T6 with 1 round each, to the body (below the neckline), STRONG HAND ONLY, while advancing down the fence line (all shots must be taken on the move). Basket must be held until all targets have been engaged AND you have reached P2. At P2 (after activating the non-threat), re-engage T1-T6 with one round each to the head (above the neck line), freestyle.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 1 on each head and 1 on each body
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: DR Cuddebaack

STAGE SPONSOR: Academi
WEBSITE: www.Academi.com

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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 1 - On The Fence, the Calm Before The Storm

by Editor 4. February 2015 21:00
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SCENARIO: You are enjoying your day, passing the time at the amusement park, walking along the fence line on your way to a picnic. You look up and see a number of interlopers out looking for trouble. Handle it.

PROCEDURE: Standing at P1, loaded to division capacity, holding the picnic basket on support side (either on the arm or in the hand). Other hand relaxed at your side.

At the buzzer, engage T1-T6 with 1 round each, to the body (below the neckline), STRONG HAND ONLY, while advancing down the fence line (all shots must be taken on the move). Basket must be held until all targets have been engaged AND you have reached P2. At P2 (after activating the non-threat), re-engage T1-T6 with one round each to the head (above the neck line), freestyle.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 1 on each head and 1 on each body
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: DR Cuddebaack

STAGE SPONSOR: Academi
WEBSITE: www.Academi.com

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ACADEMI Returns To Sponsor 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 2. February 2015 11:09
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – ACADEMI, a leading, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial customers worldwide, will once again be a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

ACADEMI joins Apex Tactical Specialties, FMG Publications, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, ACADEMI will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition.

“ACADEMI understands the important roll competition plays in improving the gun handling skills of shooters and how matches like the Indoor Nationals provide the perfect platform for measuring those skills. We greatly appreciate their continued support for IDPA,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 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 Nationals or to join the more than 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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ACADEMI Sponsors 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 9. July 2014 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 again signed on as a major sponsor of IDPA’s U.S. National Championship.

“Once again IDPA is partnering with ACADEMI to bring our members one of the best championship events in the shooting sports. We’re very grateful for the continued, generous sponsor support we receive from ACADEMI because it helps us further expand shooting opportunities,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

ACADEMI joins Brownells, 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.

“ACADEMI is proud to support IDPA as it continues to provide the highest-level of sport shooting competition. As a provider of elite firearms training, ACADEMI values the community of excellence IDPA has built in the shooting community,” said Pete van Hooser, Vice President of ACADEMI Training Services.

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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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 10 - Plumb Dangerous

by Editor 17. February 2014 22:45
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SCENARIO: You are working at your company, a plumbing supply house, that stores lots of copper tubing and scrap metal. Hearing a sound, you look out the window onto the warehouse floor and are horrified to see two of your employees running from gun-wielding hooligans. Protect them!

PROCEDURE: P1, holstered, loaded to division capacity, hands clasped over your mouth in horror.

At the signal, engage T1-T4 with 2 rounds to the body and one round to the head of each target.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 4 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 below the neck perf and 1 above the neck perf
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Kitty Richards

STAGE SPONSOR: Academi
WEBSITE: www.Academi.com

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ACADEMI Joins Others In Sponsoring S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 14. February 2014 12:22
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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 returned as one of the major sponsors for the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

As part of their support, ACADEMI will be sponsoring one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“ACADEMI hosts its own IDPA monthly matches at its Salem, Conn. facility. They understand the importance of improving shooting skills through competition, and have been generous in their support of IDPA’s major matches,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

ACADEMI joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GunUp.com, Harris Publications, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Speed Shooter Specialties, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. 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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Live Free Or Die Stage 12: Romantic Clearing

by Editor 15. October 2013 18:45
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SCENARIO: A romantic dinner in a secluded restaurant. Three thugs pull knives and go for your significant other. As you make your way out of the restaurant you find other thugs.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, gun loaded to division capacity and holstered with ammo carriers on body.

Engage Engage targets T1-T3 while moving to P2 in tactical sequence. Engage T4-T6 from P2, steel behind T6 activates T5 which is an up/down. From P3, engage T7-T8 from low cover. NOTE: T5 is not disappearing. T7-T8 is not visible from P2 Hay will be used behind wood to prevent shoot throughs.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
16
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat, 1 Steel
SCORED HITS: Best 2 On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Pioneer IDPA Club

STAGE SPONSOR: Academi
WEBSITE: www.Academi.com

This stage will serve as the Alternate King of New England selection for those competing in the series.

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Live Free Or Die Stage 5: Thriller

by Editor 15. October 2013 12:30
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SCENARIO: Darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand, Creatures crawl in search of blood, To terrorize your neighborhood; And though you fight to stay alive, Your body starts to shiver, For no mere mortal can resist, The Evil of the thriller.

 

PROCEDURE: Start outside gate with strong hand on gate. Gun holstered and loaded to division capacity with ammo carriers on body.

Engage T1-T18 from low cover at P2. NOTE: Gate activates swinger.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 18 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 1 On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Jonathan Wolfe

STAGE SPONSOR: Academi
WEBSITE: www.Academi.com

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US Nationals '13 Stage 12: Smokey And The Bandits

by Editor 17. September 2013 10:00
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SCENARIO: While BBQing in your back yard, several thugs head into your neighborhood to cause trouble. One jumps the fence heading straight towards you in a sadistic rage; you then realize they have the neighbor kids surrounded in their back yard after hearing screams of terror.

PROCEDURE: Start Standing at P1, facing up range, strong hand holding cooking utensil with utensil touching the grill, support hand touching knob. Gun loaded to division capacity, holstered and concealed.

At the signal, turn, draw and engage targets T1-T2 while moving to P2. From cover at P2 engage targets T3-T6, in tactical priority (barricade order). All targets require 3 shots each.

 

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Three On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Ricky Gilbert

STAGE SPONSOR: Academi
WEBSITE: www.Academi.com

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ACADEMI Sponsors Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 24. April 2013 07:03
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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 stage sponsor of the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

ACADEMI joins Armadillo Concealment and Comp-Tac Victory Gear, the title sponsor of the match, in supporting the Lone Star State’s premier defensive pistol shooting competition and state championship match.

“ACADEMI continues to support the ongoing growth of IDPA through their generous sponsorship of matches like the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship. On behalf of IDPA’s more than 22,000 members, I applaud ACADEMI’s commitment to the shooting sports,” said Robert Ray.

Taking place on Saturday, May 25 on the northwest side of Houston at the Impactzone Range in Hempstead, the sold-out Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will feature 218 top shooters from throughout Texas, all vying for the championship title in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver or Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, 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 news and updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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