Vogel Extends Win Streak at Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. March 2015 16:44
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Bob Vogel, the top shooter in the International Defensive Pistol Association, extended his win streak at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals this past weekend by collecting the Stock Service Pistol division title for the eighth straight year.

Vogel won five of the 13 stages in the competition on his way to posting the fastest overall time of 181.15 seconds with just 32 points down. In addition to winning the SSP division, the Distinguished Master won the High Industry title.

“Bob is an unbelievable competitor with incredible shooting skills,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “Watching Bob shoot is to watch him put on a clinic, and at the same time a very humbling experience for those of us who can only dream of competing at that level.”

Finishing second behind Vogel was Ed Stettmeier who finished as the division’s first Master, and third overall, with a final time of 211.39 seconds with 70 points down. Mason Lane, the High Junior and the championship’s most accurate competitor, placed third in SSP and eighth overall with 228.26 and 31 points down. Rounding out the top five were James Meyers who took High Law Enforcement with 237.12 (49) and Derek Zevada with 237.30 (82).

Elsewhere in the SSP division, Randi Rogers won the High Lady title with 247.46 (75). Ben West claimed first Master with 268.21 (74) while Anthony Spinelli took first Sharpshooter with 272.27 (69) and Joshua Bresett finished first Marksman with 328.35 (124).

Smith & Wesson has hosted the IDPA Indoor National Championship on the indoor ranges of their Shooting Sports Center for 18 years. One of the most popular matches on the IDPA competition calendar, the Indoor Nationals serves as the official start of the IDPA season.

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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Vogel Takes 7th Straight S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals Title With SSP Win

by Editor 26. February 2014 07:40
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Once again Bob Vogel successfully defended his Stock Service Pistol division title at the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, marking this as the seventh straight year he has won his division at the match.

Vogel won the title with a final time of 161.59 with 49 points down – the fastest overall time of any competitor in the championship. In addition to claiming the SSP title, Vogel’s finish also earned him High Industry honors.

“Bob Vogel remains IDPA’s top ranked shooter with an impressive string of wins at our biggest and toughest matches. I join with his fellow competitors in congratulating Bob on this latest victory,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in the SSP division went to James Meyers who claimed first Master and the Most Accurate award with his time of 180.53 seconds and 27 points down. Chris Chamberlin finished third with 187.21 (72). David Dolio with 205.35 (53) and Randi Rogers with 219.85 (121) rounded out the top five. Rogers also picked up the High Lady title.

Elsewhere in the division Christopher Schatz took first Expert with 220.48 (100). Daniel Humphreys finished first Sharpshooter with 222.10 (82) and Michael Cracco claimed first Marksman with 301.91 (95).

The 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship took place February 20-22 at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Mass., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters from across the country and outside the U.S. Full results are available online at IDPA.com.

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 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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Panteao’s Vogel Remains Undefeated After Another IDPA National Title Win

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:25
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TULSA, Okla. – Team Panteao’s Bob Vogel continued his win streak to seven in a row with his victory in the Stock Service Pistol division this past weekend at the IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Vogel, who is a Distinguished Master in IDPA, has not been beaten at this event since 2007. With stage wins on 12 of the 17 stages, and the fastest overall time of any competitor in the match, Vogel took the title with his final time of 212.42 seconds and just 32 points down. Vogel also claimed the High Industry award.

“Right now nobody can beat Bob, and his dominating performance this weekend doesn’t give much hope to his challengers that this will change anytime soon,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in the SSP division went to Vogel’s Panteao teammate Tom Yost who not only finished first Master with 251.09 (44), but also won the High Senior title. Third place went to Christopher Keller, the second Master, with 259.71 (57). Rounding out the top five were Randi Rogers, now shooting for both Team Comp-Tac and Team Smith & Wesson, the third Master and High Lady winner with 262.59 (66), and Team RangeLog’s Deon Martin, fourth Master, with 269.94 (44).

Elsewhere in the division, David Orr took first Expert with 313.47 (76). Philip Bernard finished first Sharpshooter with 341.78 (113). Shawn Bevenue won first Marksman 437.05 (109). Taking home the High Distinguished Senior with 340.30 (89) was Scott Randolph, while Patrick Doyle was honored as the High Law Enforcement shooter with his final time of 275.52 (98).

The 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship took place September 19-22 in Tulsa, Okla., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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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Vogel Takes 6th Straight S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals Title With SSP Win

by Editor 27. February 2013 07:10
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – This past weekend Bob Vogel successfully defended his Stock Service Pistol division title at the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, marking this as the sixth straight year the Team Panteao shooter has won his division at the match.

Vogel, who was the first competitor in IDPA to claim the sport’s Distinguished Master classification in all three pistol divisions, won all but two stages in the championship to outpace his nearest competitor by nearly 30 seconds and finish with a final time of 154.37 with 29 points down.

In addition to claiming the SSP title, Vogel’s finish also earned him High Law Enforcement and High Industry honors.

“Bob Vogel is riding an incredible win streak in IDPA that extends back to the 2007 IDPA Nationals. With his performance this weekend at the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, it’s hard to imagine that win streak won’t continue for some time,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in the SSP division went to Team RangeLog’s Rob Tate who claimed first Master and the High Military Veteran title with his time of 184.16 and 66 points down. Randi Rogers of Team Comp-Tac took second Master and, for the fifth year in a row, the High Lady title posting a final time of 202.60 (93). Third Master went to David Dolio with 203.96 (58) while fourth Master and the High International title went to Luis Ricardo Zanotti of Venezuela who finished with a time of 203.97 (76).

Elsewhere in the division Nick Bedio took first Expert honors with 228.48 (61) and will move up to Master class, while Justin Sitler finished first Sharpshooter with 264.01 (102) and will move up to Expert class. Jack Hamel will move up to Sharpshooter after taking first Marksman with 347.39 (160).

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Barton Nanney claimed the High Military title on the strength of a final time of 281.41 (65) in the SSP division.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship took place February 21-23 at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Mass., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol shooters from 28 states, one U.S. territory and three foreign nations.

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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Team Panteao's Vogel Wins 6th Straight IDPA National Title

by Editor 26. September 2012 02:20
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OXFORD, N.C. – For the sixth straight year IDPA‘s only three division Distinguished Master, Bob Vogel, has claimed the title of IDPA’s ‘Top Gun’ winning the Stock Service Pistol division title at the International Defensive Pistol Association’s 2012 National Championships.

The Panteao Productions-sponsored shooter not only outgunned the entire field of 340+ shooters by 30 or more seconds this past weekend, but also claimed the title of Most Accurate to go along with his SSP win. Vogel finished the match with six stage wins and a time of 206.62 seconds with just 31 points down over 16 extremely challenging shooting stages.

“The course design at the 2012 IDPA Nationals was technically very difficult and presented a serious challenge for even the most accurate of shooters. Apparently it wasn’t difficult enough as Bob made it look easy while picking up his sixth consecutive IDPA National title and extending an IDPA unbeaten streak that dates back to 2007,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

Finishing second in the division and taking first Master was Team RangeLog’s Rob Tate with a time of 254.23 and 76 points down. Tom Yost, the captain of Team Panteao, finished second Master, as well as top Senior within the division, with 274.94 (89). Rounding out the top five were David McDonald with a time of 276.20 (69) to place third Master and Deon Martin taking fourth Master with 284.10 (60).

Also taking top honors in the SSP division were Team Comp-Tac's Randi Rogers who once again won High Lady while finishing ninth Master with 301.99 (114), and Nelso Lopez Iglesias of Venezuela who was the division’s top International shooter with 332.01 (95). Jon Antrim topped the Expert class with 323.54 (115), Brandon Chin was first Sharpshooter with 360.02 (157) and Randy Smith took home first Marksman honors with 412.93 (80).

The 2012 IDPA National Championships took place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

Fore more information, 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 updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Panteao Gun Team Hosts Free Shooting Sports Clinic At IDPA Nationals

by Editor 5. September 2012 21:35
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COLUMBIA, S.C.The Panteao Gun Team will be hosting a free Shooting Sports Clinic during the IDPA Nationals on Sunday, September 23rd. The Clinic is open to all participants of the IDPA Nationals. The instructors for the Clinic will be Panteao Gun Team members Bob Vogel, Tom Yost, and "Super Dave" Harrington.
 
The Clinic is limited to 40 participants, so please RSVP as soon as possible to secure your spot. You can email Panteao Productions at info@panteaoproductions.com. The Clinic will start Sunday at 9:00AM and run till approximately Noon. Participants should bring score sheets from the match along with gear and ammo. 
 
In addition, Panteao Productions will be filming the Clinic for an upcoming video, so here is your chance to be in one of the Panteao videos!
 
About Panteao Productions:
Panteao Productions is a video production company that produces instructional videos from the top firearms instructors in the world. For more information about Panteao, visit www.PanteaoProductions.com. You can follow Panteao on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

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IDPA Announces GlockTriggers.com Will Sponsor 2012 IDPA National Championships

by Editor 21. August 2012 01:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that GlockTriggers.com, the premier manufacturer of custom trigger systems for Glock pistols, is once again supporting IDPA's top event and will be one of the major sponsors of the 2012 IDPA National Championships.

“We're proud to welcome back GlockTriggers.com as one of this year's major sponsors of the IDPA National Championships,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. “With so many members competing in IDPA events with a Glock pistol, news of GlockTriggers.com's strong support for the match will be very well received.”

GlockTriggers.com, which will be represented in the competition by defending national champion Bob Vogel, the sport's most dominant shooter, joins ACADEMI, CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson, and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match.

“GlockTriggers.com is excited, and proud, to play such an important role in supporting IDPA's National Championships. IDPA is growing by leaps and bounds and we're seeing more and more members turning to GlockTriggers.com to get the most performance out of their competition Glocks,” said Jeff Wilson, president and CEO of GlockTriggers.com.

The IDPA National Championships will take place September 19-22 at The Range in Oxford, N.C. As the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season, the match will draw more than 300 top shooters vying for the coveted title of National Champion in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting 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.

About International Defensive Pistol Association:
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.

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New Bob Vogel Video from Panteao

by Editor 2. July 2012 08:17
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Columbia, SC, June 30, 2012 – Here multi-World and National Champion shooter Robert Vogel shows you how to best approach and shoot a stage, or course of fire, in Practical shooting competition. Robert reviews the gear he uses in USPSA and IDPA as well as the targets for both sports and their respective scoring methods. Using both IDPA and USPSA rules as a guideline, Robert demonstrates match stages from the perspective of each sport. He also demonstrates the El Presidente drill, Mozambique drill, and One-and-One Drill. With the competition and membership numbers quickly growing in both of these shooting sports this video will give you an edge in getting to the next level and achieving your goals.

Panteao is accepting pre-orders for the DVD and expects it to be released in July.

About Panteao Productions
Panteao Productions is a video production company that produces instructional videos from the top firearms instructors in the world. For more information about Panteao, visit www.panteaoproductions.com.

You can follow @PanteaoVideos on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

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Vogel Repeats As Carolina Cup Champ, Extends Win Streak to 12

by Editor 20. June 2012 07:48
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OXFORD, N.C. – Bob Vogel hasn’t lost a major IDPA match since late 2007, including this past weekend when, for the second time in a row, he claimed the Stock Service Pistol (SSP) division title at the 2012 Carolina Cup.

With a final score of 183.63, Vogel dominated the field of 143 SSP shooters. The Distinguished Master class shooter and Panteao Productions shooting team member outpaced his nearest competitor, Team RangeLog’s Rob Tate, by 32.17 points, shooting clean on seven stages and winning 13 of the 16 stages.

“Bob’s performance at this weekend’s Carolina Cup was nothing short of amazing,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “Not only did he successfully defend his 2011 title win, but in doing so Bob has extended his IDPA major match win streak to 12, which started back in 2007 at the IDPA National Championship.”

Bob Vogel

Tate, who won one stage in the match, finished first Master in the SSP division with a score of 215.80, earning him first Master honors. Nicholas Yanutola, who also won a single stage, took second Master (224.54), followed by Team Panteao’s Tom Yost, third Master (227.56), David McDonald, fourth Master (254.03), and Team Comp-Tac’s Gregg Garrett, fifth Master (257.22).

Finishing sixth Master, and seventh overall, with a score of 261.61 was Randi Rogers of Team Comp-Tac who won the Carolina Cup’s High Lady title for the third year in a row.

Elsewhere in the Stock Service Pistol division, Craig Grivois took first in the Expert class with 275.80, followed by Norman Wisniewski taking top honors in the Marksman class with 404.28, and Glock’s Ed Fitzgerald finishing first in the Novice class with 490.91.

Bob Vogel

The 2012 Carolina Cup was held June 14-16 at The Range in Oxford and drew 359 competitors from 24 states and Puerto Rico, as well as five foreign nations. For more information on the match, or to review the full results, visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com.

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.

To find a club near you, join the more than 20,000 members of 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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IDPA Adds Panteao Productions And Precision Delta To Carolina Cup Sponsor List

by Editor 6. June 2012 12:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced the addition of Panteao Productions and Precision Delta to the growing list of sponsors of the upcoming Carolina Cup taking place June 14-16 in Oxford, N.C.

Panteao Productions and Precision Delta 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, Safariland and Trijicon in supporting the championship.

Panteao Productions and Precision Delta will each sponsor one of the 16 stages in the match, which is expected to draw over 370 of IDPA's top competitors.

“We're extremely fortunate to have the strong support of companies like Panteao Productions and Precision Delta whose generosity has helped make the Carolina Cup one of the largest and most popular competitions in IDPA,” said Scott Ruby, sponsor coordinator for the Carolina Cup.

In addition to sponsoring the match, Panteao Productions will be represented in the competition by shooting team members Dave Harrington, team captain Tom Yost, and Bob Vogel, the Carolina Cup's defending Stock Service Pistol champion.

The Carolina Cup, one of IDPA's three major championships, will be held at The Range in Oxford, North Carolina 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.

Considered by many to be among the most popular matches in IDPA competition, the Carolina Cup is known for its challenging course of fire that creatively tests all of a shooter's skills. 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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