Brownells Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 19. February 2015 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Brownells is returning as one of the major sponsors supporting next week’s Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

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.

“IDPA is pleased to welcome back Brownells as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. Brownells has generously sponsored this match over the years, helping to make it one of the sport’s most popular events,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Brownells joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Rifle Association, Sig Sauer Academy, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, Brownells will be providing lunch to all competitors each day of the match.

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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Apex Helping Brownells Give Thanks To Customers Today

by Editor 5. November 2014 06:30
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LOS OSOS, Calif. – Apex Tactical Specialties has donated some of their most popular items to be given away to customers today, Wednesday, November 5, during the Brownells “30 Days of Thanks.”

As part of the Brownells “30 Days of Thanks” promotion, an assortment of Apex products including the popular Armorer’s Block, the Shield Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Trigger & Kit, and the M&P Polymer Forward Set Sear & Trigger Kit will be given away throughout the day.

“I am a Brownells customer. Apex is a Brownells customer. Ever since getting my start in gunsmithing, Brownells has been part of my business and we are very proud to participate in the Brownells “30 Days of Thanks” as our way of saying thanks to Brownells for all they have done to support Apex Tactical Specialties,” said Randy Lee, president of Apex.

Throughout the entire month of November Brownells is giving thanks and celebrating its customers by giving away free gifts and prizes. Brownells will announce a new prize each day in November, along with the reason for thanks.

Customers must enter every day for a chance to win that day’s prize. They can enter by clicking “Like” on the Brownells Facebook page, then filling out the sweepstakes form. Customers without a Facebook membership may enter through the “30 Days of Thanks” page on the Brownells website.

Customers who don’t win a prize still qualify for special discounts on featured products.

New prizes will be announced daily at 9 AM (CST). Winners will be announced the following day at 12 PM (CST). Friday, Saturday and Sunday winners will be named at 12PM (CST) on Mondays. The celebration ends November 30, 2014.

For more information on Brownells, visit www.brownells.com. For more information on Apex parts and services, visit www.ApexTactical.com.

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Brownells Back To Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 4. November 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™ − has returned as one of the major sponsors of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“Brownells has always been dedicated to the shooting sports, and particularly IDPA. We can’t thank the folks at Brownells enough for their continued and very generous sponsorship of the Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Brownells joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Kimber, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Sig Sauer Academy, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their sponsorship, Brownells will be providing lunch to all competitors each day of the match.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun 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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Brownells Sponsors 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 24. June 2014 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™ − is back as a major sponsor of the International Defensive Pistol Association’s U.S. National Championship.

Brownells joins the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Wilson Combat as a gold level sponsor of the 2014 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.

“Few companies understand the competitive shooter better than Brownells,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA. “They have always been a generous supporter of our matches around the country and IDPA is pleased to announce that Brownells will once again be a major sponsor of our U.S. Nationals.”

“IDPA is a great organization with many fun and challenging matches throughout the country. It is especially exciting to be sponsoring the U.S. Nationals again which is always one of our favorite events of the year,” said Brownells President/COO, Matt Buckingham.

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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Brownells Sponsors 2014 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 31. January 2014 07:40
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Longtime IDPA supporter Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™ − is continuing its commitment to the sport with sponsorship of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Brownells joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match.

“We are always so pleased to partner with Brownells to bring top-rate IDPA championship events to our members. Brownells remains one of IDPA’s closest corporate sponsors and we cannot thank them enough for their generosity,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

As part of their support, Brownells will be providing lunch for all competitors each day of the match.

“Smith & Wesson and IDPA have set the standard for indoor matches with the Indoor Nationals and we’re excited to be a part of it for 2014,” said Matt Buckingham, president of Brownells

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 Brownells.

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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Brownells Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 1. November 2013 09:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that longtime IDPA supporter Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™ − has joined the growing list of sponsors for the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“Brownells has always been generous with their support for IDPA matches, especially our major championship events. Their sponsorship of our newest match, the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun National Championship, reflects, yet again, Brownells’ unwavering commitment to the shooting sports – and we can’t thank them enough for that support,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

Brownells joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Brownells is providing lunch for competitors on all three days of the match.

“We at Brownells appreciate all the hard work the IDPA does to create realistic self-defense scenarios and the Back Up Gun Nationals is just one more fine example. We are excited to support the match and wish all the competitors luck!” said Matt Buckingham, president of Brownells.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will take place November 14-16 and feature a 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 is open 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.

About Brownells:

Founded in 1939, Brownells is an Iowa-based, family-owned company that supplies more than 82,000 firearms parts, accessories, reloading components, gunsmithing tools, and ammunition to armorers, gunsmiths, the military, and shooters worldwide. In addition to their industry-leading 100% lifetime guarantee - forever - on EVERY product sold, their staff of veteran Gun Techs is available to assist customers with technical help to fix any gun-related problem - free of charge. There are no minimum order sizes or return/exchange fees. To place an order, or for more information, call 800-741-0015 or visit www.brownells.com.

 

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Music City Cup III: Stage 6

by Editor 29. October 2013 16:35
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SCENARIO: You are caught off guard with some thugs that want your money. Dispatch them and then protect yourself against his gang.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, pistol loaded to division capacity and holstered. Facing up range with hands in the surrender position.

At the signal, turn, turn and engage T1- T2 and PP1 in any order while retreating to P2. At P2, engage T3 from port window while utilizing cover. Move to P3 engage T4-T6, utilizing cover. Move to P4, engage T7 while using low cover. Any legal IDPA reload is available.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
15
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 1 Steel, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: J. Michael Bresson

STAGE SPONSOR: Brownells
WEBSITE: www.Brownells.com

STAGE SPONSOR: Shooters Connection
WEBSITE: www.ShootersConnection.com

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Brownells Sponsors Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die IDPA Match

by Editor 9. October 2013 08:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™ − is continuing its commitment to the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) by sponsoring the 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship.

Brownells joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, iMarksman, New England Tactical, 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.

“If there’s a competitive shooter that doesn’t know of, and buy from Brownells I don’t know who it is, and that’s because Brownells has been a longtime sponsor of matches like the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship,” said Ken Lambert, match director. “We greatly appreciate all that Brownells does for the shooting sports and are proud to announce them as a major sponsor of this year’s championship.”

“We at Brownells believe strongly in supporting the shooting sports and the “Live Free or Die” match is one of the great events for IDPA shooters. We’re honored to be a part of it,” said Matt Buckingham, president of Brownells.

In addition to determining the New Hampshire state title, the match will also serve as the final leg of the King of New England contest presented by Apex Tactical. The 17th Annual Massachusetts State Championship and the New England Regional, both sponsored by Smith & Wesson, make up the first and second legs, respectively, of the newly announced series.

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.

About Brownells:
Founded in 1939, Brownells is an Iowa-based, family-owned company that supplies more than 82,000 firearms parts, accessories, reloading components, gunsmithing tools, and ammunition to armorers, gunsmiths, the military, and shooters worldwide. In addition to their industry-leading 100% lifetime guarantee - forever - on EVERY product sold, their staff of veteran Gun Techs is available to assist customers with technical help to fix any gun-related problem - free of charge. There are no minimum order sizes or return/exchange fees. To place an order, or for more information, call 800-741-0015 or visit www.brownells.com.

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Brownells To Sponsor 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 12. June 2013 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™ − will be one of the major sponsors of the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, according to an announcement by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

Hosted by the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship will take place September 19 thru 21 and is again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. Brownells joins Taurus and the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a gold level sponsor of the event.

“As one of the industry’s great family-owned businesses, Brownells has always been committed to giving back to the shooting sports,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “Thanks to the generosity of Frank and Pete Brownell, and all the folks who work tirelessly to make Brownells a favorite supplier to competition shooters, the shooting sports are thriving – especially IDPA.”

In addition to supporting the IDPA Nationals, Brownells has over the years been one of the most active corporate sponsors of IDPA competitions, helping matches at every level.

"The IDPA is one of the premier shooting sports organizations in the world," said Brownells President/COO, Matt Buckingham. "It is really our privilege to have our name associated with such a great event. I'd encourage anyone with an interest in competitive, practical pistol shooting to check out the IDPA."

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.

About Brownells:
Founded in 1939, Brownells is an Iowa-based, family-owned company that supplies more than 82,000 firearms parts, accessories, reloading components, gunsmithing tools, and ammunition to armorers, gunsmiths, the military, and shooters worldwide. In addition to their industry-leading 100% lifetime guarantee - forever - on EVERY product sold, their staff of veteran Gun Techs is available to assist customers with technical help to fix any gun-related problem - free of charge. There are no minimum order sizes or return/exchange fees. To place an order, or for more information, call 800-741-0015 or visit www.brownells.com.

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Brownells Announces 7th Annual Gunsmith Conference & Career Fair

by Editor 6. February 2013 10:27
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If you’re a gunsmith, gunsmithing student or a recent gunsmithing school graduate, don’t miss your chance to interview and network with employers from all around the country. Bring your resume and talk to “big names” in the industry – manufacturers, custom shops, retailers, service centers. Plus you can attend seminars tailored around career and business development presented by industry professionals.

If you’re an employer you’ll have qualified gunsmiths to choose from. Whether you want someone to train in your style or someone who can start generating income right away, they'll all be here.

This is a tremendous opportunity for manufacturers with full staffs to meet with your current and future customers. If you have a special technique for accomplishing a job, we invite you to share it with others in the trade during one of the seminars. You're invited to attend the seminars, too, and learn new ways of generating income for your shop.

Go to www.GunsmithCareerFair.com for more information or to register.

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