Blade-Tech Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 25. February 2015 06:20
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Blade-Tech Industries, the leading manufacturer of custom production thermoplastic and injection molded concealment and competition holsters, is returning as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship taking place this week.

Blade-Tech joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Rifle Association, the Self Defense Association, Sig Sauer Academy, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals.

“It’s a pleasure to welcome back Blade-Tech as one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. Blade-Tech continues to be a proud sponsor of this and other IDPA events around the country,” 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 takes place February 26-28 and will draw 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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Team Blade-Tech Sweeps the Trophy Table at 2014 Washington State IDPA Championship

by Editor 16. September 2014 16:48
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Blade-Tech was honored to be the overall executive match sponsor of the 2014 Blade-Tech Washington State IDPA Championship. The Tier 3 IDPA Championship match was hosted at the RENTON FISH & GAME CLUB INC, on August 16th & 17th. One hundred and fifty scored shooters participated in the event, shooting stages that were very challenging and well developed, something we have come to expect at this venue.

We’d like to formally congratulate our Team shooters Nils Jonasson, Brett Russo, Cody McKenna and Danielle Vermeulen for wins in their respective divisions and classes. Nils was the high overall shooter and was recognized as the “Enhanced Service Pistol” Division Champion. Nils won the ESP division by the smoking hot margin of 52.12 seconds over the second place finisher with a final time of 188.72.

Cody McKenna took overall shooter in the “Stock Service Pistol” Division and was named Division Champion. Brett Russo, Took 1st Place Expert in “ESP” and Danielle Vermeulen won the “High Lady” title. Each Blade-Tech team member used our Classic OWB holsters and our new Team Gear magazine pouches. This new pouch design was developed to complement the mechanics of a shooters reload at IDPA and concealed carry events. We are excited by the reception this offering has received.Look for it in upcoming IDPA gear guide.

Blade-Tech would like to extend our thanks to David McClure, Match Director, Tim Smith and Alan Feucht and the entire match staff for putting on an outstanding event in Blade-Tech’s home State of Washington. “We were delighted with the great hospitality, the quality of the match and the professionalism of the Range Officers.

Blade-Tech is a staunch supporter of the shooting sports the NRA and our Second Amendment rights.

We support shooters and events in multiple shooting disciplines and are very happy to announce that we have committed to sponsor this match again in 2015”. Check us out on our website and on Facebook.

Blade-Tech on the Web: WWW.BLADE-TECH.COM

See us on Facebook: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/bladetechind

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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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Blade-Tech Strengthens Commitment to Shooting Sports Through Title Sponsorship of Arizona State IDPA Championship

by Editor 20. March 2014 12:54
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PUYALLUP, Wash. – Blade-Tech Industries, the leading manufacturer of custom production thermoplastic and injection molded concealment and competition holsters, is proud to be the title sponsor of the Blade-Tech 2014 Arizona State IDPA Championship.

On April 12, 2014, the Blade-Tech Arizona State IDPA Championship will be held in Tucson, hosted by the Pima Pistol Club. The match is expected to attract over 150 shooters. Competitors are coming from all over the region and country to compete with local shooters in this year’s match.

The Blade-Tech 2014 Arizona State IDPA Championship is a one day match, comprised of 10 challenging stages with the course of fire to be between 160 and 180 rounds. Blade-Tech will have team shooters on hand at the event. Look for high quality Blade-Tech holsters and other goodies on this year’s prize table.

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is one of the fastest growing practical shooting sports. Currently, the IDPA has over 24,000 members from all walks of life and levels of competition. Blade-tech is proud to be one of the most popular holsters in the IDPA and the competitive shooting sports.

“The opportunity to support the shooting community, especially at the State Championship level here in Arizona, is something Blade-Tech felt that it could not pass up. When the match was announced, we expressed interested in the title sponsorship. Blade-Tech is proud to be a part of this event and our shooters are excited to compete against the high skill level of the shooters attending,” said Brett Russo, Social Marketing Director for Blade-Tech Industries.

If you would like to know more about Blade-Tech’s quality gear for competitive shooters and or our support of the shooting sports, please visit our website at: http://blade-tech.com and our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/BladeTechInd.

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Blade-Tech Sponsors 2014 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 29. January 2014 08:32
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship continues to pick up support as Blade-Tech Industries is the latest to sign on as a major sponsor.

Blade-Tech, a leading manufacturer of custom production thermoplastic and injection molded holsters, joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match.

“We are very pleased to announce that Blade-Tech will be one of our major sponsors for the popular Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. Blade-Tech has been very involved with IDPA competitions at the national and local level and we greatly appreciate their continued support,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

As part of their support, Blade-Tech will be one of the companies hosting a special dinner to recognize the valuable contributions of the match’s all volunteer staff.

“Blade-Tech is honored to be able to continue sponsoring the International Defensive Pistol Association and quality matches like the 2014 S&W Indoor Nationals. It is our drive to support our nation’s shooters and the shooting sports,” said Tom Crawford, Blade-Tech Chief Production Officer.

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 from companies like Blade-Tech.

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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US Nationals '13 Stage 7: Children Of The Corn

by Editor 16. September 2013 08:00
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SCENARIO: You have taken your kids to a pumpkin patch and corn maze. The kids enter the maze ahead of you and encounter terror within. Rescue them!

PROCEDURE: Start with gun loaded, holstered and concealed. Both hands holding pumpkin.

At the signal, move through the maze and engage T1-T6 with 2 rounds on each. Use all available cover and any IDPA legal reload.

 

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Wayne Ritchie

STAGE SPONSOR: Blade-Tech
WEBSITE: www.Blade-Tech.com

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Blade-Tech Sponsors Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 18. June 2013 07:27
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Blade-Tech Industries, the leading manufacturer of custom thermoplastic and injection molded tactical holsters and magazine pouches, has signed on as one of the primary sponsors of the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

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.

Blade-Tech joins the National Shooting Sports Foundation 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.

“We are very pleased to add Blade-Tech to our growing list of sponsors. Blade-Tech has been a longtime supporter of the shooting sports and we’re grateful for their generous sponsorship of this year’s championship,” said Dori Smith of the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club.

"Blade-Tech is honored to continue its support of the IDPA and to sponsor the New England Regional Championship. We are thankful for the opportunity to participate in such a quality event," said Ryan Preece of Blade-Tech.

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 slots are filled with additional shooters on a wait list hoping for a last minute slot 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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Leupold, Blade-Tech, Tarheel Targets And Others Step Up To Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 15. February 2013 06:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – With the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship in just a few days, companies are lining up to support the event, including the latest sponsors – Leupold, Blade-Tech, Tarheel Targets, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Predator Tactical and Schuemann Barrels.

The sold-out 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship takes place on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts on Thursday, February 21, and will conclude with the awards banquet on Saturday, February 23.

“The Indoor Nationals has tremendous industry support and Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Leupold, Predator Tactical, Schuemann Barrels and Tarheel Targets have all earned the respect and gratitude of IDPA and its members with their generous support for the Smith & Wesson match,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that these companies have joined the long list of those supporting the match, including Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives, and major match sponsors ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson.

Widely regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting events in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. 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 find a club near you, 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 updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 1

by Editor 19. September 2012 07:30
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It's an 'Auto Ambush' on stage 1 of this year's IDPA National Championships. Designed by Frank Glover, this stage has you in a bad part of town thanks to your GPS. The six guys approaching you don't seem too friendly. Looks like it's time to turn that mini-van into a war wagon.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Kenneth Burgess.

SCENARIO: Your GPS has sent you through a bad part of town when a gang of thieves think you look like a victim because you are driving a mini-van.

PROCEDURE: Start loaded and holstered sitting in van, left hand on steering wheel, right hand touching GPS. At signal, engage T1-T6 with 2 rounds each in tactical priority.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 12
TARGETS: 6
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Blade-Tech
WEBSITE: www.Blade-Tech.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/BladeTechInd

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Colt and EAR-East Sponsor IDPA's Carolina Cup

by Editor 10. June 2012 09:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – One of IDPA's biggest championship events just got bigger thanks to the support of firearms industry icon Colt's Manufacturing Company and the hearing protection firm EAR-East, which according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association have both signed on as sponsors of this weekend's Carolina Cup.

Colt and EAR-East join Remington Arms and Smith & Wesson, the Carolina Cup's two major sponsors, as well as Blade-Tech, Comp-Tac, Federal Premium Ammunition, GlockTriggers.com, Panteao Productions, Precision Delta, Safariland and Trijicon in supporting the championship.

Colt and EAR-East will each sponsor one of the 16 stages in the match. The Carolina Cup takes place June 14-16 in Oxford, North Carolina with over 370 of IDPA's top competitors expected to attend.

“With the Carolina Cup just days away, excitement for the match is building,” said Scott Ruby, sponsor coordinator for the Carolina Cup. “This year we'll have a record number of shooters competing and that's thanks to the great support we've received from the industry and companies like Colt and EAR-East.”

The Carolina Cup is one of IDPA's three major championships and will be held at The Range in Oxford, where shooters are expected to put upwards of 75,000 rounds downrange in pursuit of titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

A competitor slot to the Carolina Cup is one of the most highly sought after in the sport due to the match's reputation of providing one of the most challenging courses of fire. Stages are known for their creativity and how they test a shooter's entire skill set. Due to both the match's popularity and the explosive growth in IDPA membership, the Carolina Cup has been sold out since early March.

For more information on the championship visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com, or use #carolinacup to follow match news and competitor updates on Twitter.

Founded in 1996, the International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios. Today IDPA stands as the fastest growing shooting sport in the United States with over 20,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 321 affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships.

To find a club near you, join IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

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