S&W Back Up Gun Nationals: Stage 12 - Car Jacking

by Editor 15. November 2013 12:35
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SCENARIO: You are heading out of town for a weekend vacation when you stop for a red light and are surrounded by a group of thugs intent on carjacking you. What they don’t know is that you and your family are competitive IDPA shooters. Save your family.

PROCEDURE:

Start at P1, gun loaded with 5 rounds, chambered. Gun on the passenger seat. Start seated behind the steering wheel with hands at 10 & 2.

String One: At the signal engage T2-T3 with 2 rounds engage S-1 though opening left side of the car windshield.  Reload for next string.

String Two: At signal engage T-1 with 5 rounds from right side of the windshield. Reload for next string.

String Three: At signal engage T2-T3 with 2 rounds engage S2. Though the right side of the windshield.

SCORING: Limited Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
15
TARGETS: 12 IDPA, 1 Steel, 5 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: 1 hit on T1-T10 and 2 on T11 & T12. Steel Must Fall.

STAGE DESIGN: Brian Steskla

STAGE SPONSOR: Apex Tactical Specialties
WEBSITE: www.ApexTactical.com

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Yost Crowned King of New England After Live Free Or Die High Senior Win

by Editor 23. October 2013 10:28
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Team Panteao’s Tom Yost wrapped up his run at the King of New England with a second place finish in the Enhanced Service Pistol division at the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship, claiming the High Senior title and his place in history as the first ever ESP King of New England.

Presented by Apex Tactical Specialties, the King of New England series recognizes the top shooters competing in the Massachusetts State Championship, the New England Regional and the Live Free Or Die, with the title going to the competitor with the top cumulative score, in their division, from four pre-selected stages from each of the three championships.

Yost previously won the ESP title at both the Massachusetts State Championship and the New England Regional, giving him a 26.23 second lead over Joe Linskey of team Wolff Gunsprings/Tactical Defense Solutions.

Yost finished the Live Free Or Die ahead of Linskey by 5.28 seconds with his final time of 258.82 (49) to Linskey’s 264.10 (26). In the King of New England series, Yost finished with a final combined time of 274.50, followed by Linskey with 305.36 and Nick Bedio with 332.40.

“Tom is arguably one of the best shooters in IDPA and now he has the King of New England title to prove it. Congratulations to Tom on taking High Senior at the Live Free Or Die and for being crowned King – Long Live the King,” said Ken Lambert, match director for the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die.

Elsewhere in the ESP division contest at the Live Free Or Die, Ed Stettmeier won the overall division title with 215.68 seconds and 38 points down. Joe Linskey took Most Accurate honors with just 26 points down. Terrance Robertson, an ESP Master, won High Distinguished Senior with 308.85 (110). Lance Boehlke finished first Sharpshooter with 352.82 (108). The U.S. Coast Guard’s Chad Barber took home High Military honors with 413.18 (79) competing as a Sharpshooter. Pasquile Vitetta Jr. finished first Marksman with 442.25 (123). Sandy Lincoln, the division’s only Novice, finished with 929.97 (360).

The sold out 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship took place October 18-20 and was hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

The match was sponsored by a number of firearms industry leaders, including Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, iMarksman, New England Tactical, RangeLog, Ruger, Safariland, SIG SAUER, Taurus and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 22,000 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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Dolio Crowned King of New England After Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die IDPA Championship

by Editor 23. October 2013 10:19
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Dave Dolio won the King of New England Stock Service Pistol title after his second place finish at the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship this past weekend.

Dolio, who finished second to the Live Free Or Die’s SSP champion, Rob Lacroix, finished the match as first Master with six stage wins and a final time of 281.79 (83), giving him the King of New England title with a final combined time of 300.81 seconds.

Presented by Apex Tactical Specialties, the King of New England series recognizes the top shooters competing in the Massachusetts State Championship, the New England Regional and the Live Free Or Die, with the title going to the competitor with the top cumulative score, in their division, from four pre-selected stages from each of the three championships.

Dolio went into this weekend’s Live Free Or Die with a clear lead in the King of New England contest after winning the SSP title at both the Massachusetts State Championship and the New England Regional.

“Dave has had a great season and here in New England he’s usually the guy to beat. I want to join the rest of his subjects in congratulating him on being crowned the King of New England,” said Ken Lambert, match director for the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die.

Elsewhere in the SSP division contest at the Live Free Or Die, Mason Lane took first Expert and High Junior with 316.67 (72). Lee Adams won High Military Veteran with 329.48 (106). Albert Chin took first Sharpshooter with 366.31 (128). Tara Lyon added to her list of IDPA accomplishments this season with both the High Lady, 491.65 (151), and the Queen of New England titles. Daniel Veiner finished first Marksman with 493.79 (164). High International went to Jaime Carmichael of Nova Scotia with 534.42 (97), and Ralph Berrett placed first Novice with 686.45 (277).

The sold out 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship took place October 18-20 and was hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

The match was sponsored by a number of firearms industry leaders, including Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, iMarksman, New England Tactical, RangeLog, Ruger, Safariland, SIG SAUER, Taurus and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 22,000 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 Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 11. October 2013 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Apex Tactical Specialties has signed on as a major sponsor of the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals taking place November 14-16, 2013.

Apex joins the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support Apex will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the competition.

“We’re very pleased to once again have the support of Apex Tactical Specialties. This season Apex has generously sponsored a number of IDPA matches, and as a charter sponsor of the new Back Up Gun Nationals they are continuing their strong commitment to IDPA,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“We are proud to support IDPA and its newest national championship. Apex understands the important role IDPA plays in providing gun owners with a safe, friendly opportunity to hone their gun handling and shooting skills, and we are looking forward to the inaugural Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals.” said Scott Folk of Apex.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will feature 13-stage course of fire with a round count of 180. Held on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, match officials expect the event to draw upwards of 200 top IDPA shooters vying for titles in either the Pistol or Revolver division.

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 inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 22,000 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 Backs Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die IDPA Match

by Editor 4. October 2013 07:37
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – It’s Live Free Or Die style IDPA for Apex Tactical Specialties as the California-based maker of aftermarket gun parts steps up as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship.

In addition to sponsoring the Live Free Or Die, Apex is also the presenting sponsor of the new King of New England contest. The King of New England is made up of select stages from three New England area championships: the 17th Annual Massachusetts State Championship, the New England Regional and the Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship.

“We were very excited to be named the third and final leg of the new King of New England series presented by Apex, but to also have them as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die is further evidence that IDPA here in the Granite State is making a huge comeback,” said Ken Lambert, match director. “We are grateful to Apex Tactical Specialties for their continued, generous support of IDPA competition.”

Apex joins Comp-Tac Victory Gear, iMarksman, RangeLog, Ruger, SIG SAUER, Taurus and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match, as one of the main sponsors of the sold out championship event slated to take place October 18-20 at the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

“IDPA is growing everyday and certainly in New England where so many are competing in IDPA nearly every weekend. Apex is proud to play a part in this continued growth by sponsoring great matches like the 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State Championship,” said Scott Folk of Apex.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 22,000 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 Sponsors Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 7. August 2013 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Apex Tactical Specialties has signed on as a gold sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

Apex joins Blade-Tech Industries, Montana Gold Bullet, MyGunDB, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Ruger, SIG SAUER, Tactical Defense Solutions and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match, in supporting the New England Regional which is among the region’s largest defensive pistol shooting competitions.

In addition to sponsoring the Smith & Wesson New England Regional, Apex is also the presenting sponsor of the King of New England series which is made up of three major New England matches, including the New England Regional.

“Apex has been extremely generous in their support for the shooting sports and particularly IDPA competition here in New England. We could not be more pleased to welcome them as one of our major sponsors,” said Dori Smith of the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club.

“Apex is proud to support the Smith & Wesson New England Regional and the greater IDPA community across the region. IDPA competition is exploding in the Northeast and that’s thanks in part to great matches like the New England Regional,” said Scott Folk of Apex.

The Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship will take place August 16-18 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Massachusetts and will again be hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship is expected to draw upwards of 200 of the region’s top shooters. Registration for the event opened on May 1 and match officials report that the competition is sold out with a waiting list of shooters hoping for a last minute opening.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 22,000 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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NER '13 Stage 6: I Want To Ride My Bicycle

by Editor 7. August 2013 06:20
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SCENARIO: All you want to do is ride your bicycle but a group of bad guys have other plans for you.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, firearm loaded to division capacity, holstered, ammunition carriers on body. Hands on bicycle handle bars.

Release bike and engage T1-T7 in tactical sequence. The shooter cannot move forward of the bicycle.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 14
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Alan Vail

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NER '13 Stage 14: Restaurant Beat Down

by Editor 7. August 2013 06:15
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SCENARIO: You’re having dinner at your favorite restaurant when a gang of thugs enters and attacks the patrons with pipes and baseball bats. It’s up to you to stop them.

PROCEDURE: Start seated with back to chair at P1 with hands on knees. Gun loaded to division capacity and ammo carriers on body.

Engage T1–T7. T3-T7 and S1-S2 are all equal threat. Shooter must stand before drawing and stay at P1. S1 activates T4. S2 activates T6.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 16
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 2 Steel, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Bob Biehl

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NER '13 Stage 11: Interrupting Your Nap

by Editor 7. August 2013 06:10
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SCENARIO: It’s Sunday afternoon and you’re taking a nap when you wake up to the sounds of one of your family members screaming.

PROCEDURE: Start lying on your back. Gun loaded with an empty chamber in the IDPA box on the table. Ammo carriers on the table.

Engage T1 from the prone position. Move to P2 and engage T2 (beam activates T2). Engage T3-T4 from P2, T5 from P3, and T6-T7 through window at P4.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 14
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: Bob Biehl

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NER '13 Stage 8: Economic Breakdown

by Editor 7. August 2013 06:05
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SCENARIO: Geo political issues have caused US default, economic collapse has spawned bands of thugs who are in your neighborhood.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, strong hand on mail box, with firearm loaded to division capacity, holstered. Ammo carriers loaded, on body.

Put up flag with strong hand and engage T1-3. Move to doorway and engage T4-6. Engage T7&8 through dog door by shooting the legs out. Falling target is available as soon as leg is shot out.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 18
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 2 Steel, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Jim Dunham

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