Randi Rogers Wins Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals Ladies Title

by Editor 5. March 2015 16:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Randi Rogers of Team Comp-Tac and Team Smith & Wesson claimed the Ladies title at the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals this past weekend in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Rogers, who competed in the Stock Service Pistol division, finished with a final time of 247.46 seconds while shooting 75 points down. This is the seventh time Rogers has taken the Ladies title at the Indoor Nationals.

“Randi is one of the very best shooters in IDPA, and not just among the women. She holds multiple national and world titles in the shooting sports and we’re proud to recognize her among IDPA’s best,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing second behind Rogers was fellow Smith & Wesson shooter Julie Golob who also competed in the SSP division and shot the match in 267.52 seconds with 86 points down. Third place went to Enhanced Service Pistol division shooter Joanna Lenczewska with 314.61 (133). Katie Rowe finished fourth with 382.04 (161) in SSP while Danielle Vermeulen rounded out the top five shooting a final time of 398.74 (142) in the Custom Defensive Pistol division.

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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Comp-Tac To Sponsor 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 9. February 2015 07:20
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for competition and concealed carry, will once again be a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

“Comp-Tac has had a long relationship with IDPA, supporting numerous matches every year. Thanks to their generous support of matches like the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, Comp-Tac holsters are among the most popular with IDPA members. We’re delighted to once again be working with Comp-Tac,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Comp-Tac Victory Gear joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, FMG Publications, the National Rifle Association, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, Comp-Tac Victory Gear will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition. They will be represented in the competition by Comp-Tac team members Gordon Carrell and Randi Rogers, the defending Indoor Nationals Women’s Champion.

“Comp-Tac is proud to support the shooting sports and IDPA competitions in particular. As a sport centered on concealed carry scenarios, IDPA provides a great proving ground for Comp-Tac designs and the support and feedback we’ve received from the IDPA community has made us the number one competition and number one concealed carry holster brand in the sport,” said Randi Rogers, sales and marketing manager for Comp-Tac.

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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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 3 - Bad Dreams in the Poppy Field

by Editor 4. February 2015 21:10
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SCENARIO: String 1 - You are resting on a conveniently located hillside after a flurry of activity and drift off to sleep. You are soon rudely awakened by a trio of deviants approaching at a somewhat rapid pace. Handle it. String 2 - You sit mentally drained, trying to refocus after your rude awakening, only to discover that more threats are looming. Defend yourself.

PROCEDURE: Start concealed, loaded to division capacity (both strings)

String 1 – At P1, lying on your support side facing the threats with your hands under your face as if sleeping. Firearm in the box; chambered and loaded to division capacity. All shots are freestyle, but must be taken while lying on stomach or support side.

String 2 - Seated on the hillside, gun at low ready, looking at the ground.

String 1 - Self-start. At P1, When ready, retrieve firearm from the box and engage threats, with 2 rounds each, in tactical priority. T1 & T2 are equal threats.

String 2 – At the buzzer, while seated, engage T1-T5 with 2 rounds each, in tactical sequence. After engaging T1-T5, proceed down the yellow brick road to P3 engaging threats as they appear, with 2 rounds each. T6 & T7 must be engaged while moving, T8 & T9 may be engaged while advancing or at P3

SCORING (String 1): Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
6
TARGETS: 3 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best 2 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

SCORING (String 2): Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 9 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: D. Brian Kester & Paul Jones

STAGE SPONSOR: Comp-Tac Victory Gear
WEBSITE: www.Comp-Tac.com

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Comp-Tac Victory Gear Top Holster Choice at IDPA Nationals Three Years Running

by Editor 12. January 2015 13:28
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HOUSTON, Texas – When it comes to a holster for use in competition or for carrying concealed Comp-Tac Victory Gear remains the top choice among IDPA members, according to the results of the equipment survey conducted by the International Defensive Pistol Association during their 2014 National Championship this past September. This is the third year in a row that Comp-Tac was named the number one holster brand in both categories.

The survey found that among the 38 holster brands used in the competition, almost half (43.70%) of the 341 respondents shot the match using a holster manufactured by Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading maker of holsters for the personal defense and competition market.

When it comes to the preferred choice in a concealed carry holster, Comp-Tac was once again the clear favorite among the 57 brands mentioned with 25.36% of respondents indicating they rely on Comp-Tac holsters for their CCW needs.

In addition to being named the number one brand of competition and concealed carry holster for the third year in a row, results from the 2014 IDPA National Championship equipment survey show that Comp-Tac continued to gain market share over its competitors with this influential group of top shooters.

“The competition market is one of the key parts of the Comp-Tac business. These shooters are instrumental in helping Comp-Tac make great holsters providing a constant source of feedback for improvements and innovations,” explained Gordon Carrell, General Manager and Comp-Tac Team member.

“To be voted the top holster brand in both competition and concealed carry segments at the Nationals is a huge honor and we are thankful to all the customers who help us make our products the best on the market.” 

The 2014 IDPA National Championship equipment survey was conducted among the 355 competitors with 341 indicating a competition holster preference and 209 indicating a concealed carry holster preference.

To see the Comp-Tac line of competition and concealed carry holsters during the upcoming SHOT Show, visit Comp-Tac on Monday, January 19 at the NSSF Media Day At The Range event or the Comp-Tac booth (#2051) Tuesday through Friday, January 20-23, of SHOT Show.

For more information on Comp-Tac’s support of the shooting sports, or on the full line of Comp-Tac Victory Gear holsters and accessories, visit www.Comp-Tac.com. You can also keep up with the latest news from Comp-Tac by liking Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac or following @CompTac on Twitter.

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Dates Set For 3rd Annual Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 19. December 2014 07:40
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HOUSTON, Texas – For the third year in a row Houston-based holster manufacturer Comp-Tac Victory Gear will be the title sponsor of the Lone Star State’s top IDPA match, the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

“As a proud Texas company, Comp-Tac is dedicated to supporting the Lone Star State’s shooting sports community and we are honored to once again be the title sponsor of the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship,” said Randi Rogers, sales and marketing manager for Comp-Tac.

Hosted by the Collin County IDPA club, the 2015 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas will take place on Sunday, May 24 at the Triple C Tactical Range in Cresson, Texas. The match will feature 12 stages with a round count of 205. Officials expect over 250 shooters to compete in this championship event sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association.

"The International Defensive Pistol Association is incredibly fortunate to be working with and have the support of great firearms industry brands like Comp-Tac," said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “Over the years Comp-Tac has been a tireless supporter of the shooting sports and IDPA in particular. Their sponsorship of the Republic of Texas Championship has made it one of the most popular matches in the country.”

Registration for the 2015 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will soon open. Those interested in competing in one of the premier championship events on the IDPA calendar are encouraged to register as early as possible as this match will sell out quickly.

For more information on the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship, or to see the full line of Comp-Tac Victory Gear holsters and accessories, visit www.Comp-Tac.com, like Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac, or follow @CompTac on Twitter.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 24,000 members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.

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Just In Time For Black Friday Sale, Comp-Tac Victory Gear Offers Blue Kydex

by Editor 26. November 2014 07:30
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HOUSTON, Texas – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of concealed carry, general range use and competition holsters is offering 20% off all products starting Wednesday, November 26th , through Monday, December 1st, 2014. Customers can enter the code: THANKS-2020 during check out to receive the discount on all products including the brand new Kydex color: Blue.

“Everyone is having a sale this holiday season, but Comp-Tac wanted to do something special. This year, in addition to our Black Friday sale, we have also brought on a brand new Kydex color. Now you can get the best gear, during our biggest sale of the year, in the color of your choice,” commented Gordon Carrell, General Manager at Comp-Tac.

The Blue Kydex is available in all outside the waistband products offered by Comp-Tac including:

International Holster
Paddle Holster
Single Magazine Pouch
Single Magazine Pouch- Tek-Lok
Twin Magazine Pouch-Belt Clip
Twin Magazine Pouch- Paddle
Belt Feed
AR Magazine Pouch
AR Magazine Pouch Tek-Lok
Flashlight Holders
Pepper Spray Carriers

“Many firearm users prefer to accessorize their gear with different options and colors. Comp-Tac Victory Gear wants to give all customers the option to choose gear that compliments their unique and individual preferences. By expanding our Kydex colors we can help more people get gear made just for them,” explained Randi Rogers, sales and marketing manager for Comp-Tac.

The Blue Kydex compliments Comp-Tac’s already wide variety of color options including; black, pink, purple and red. All Kydex colors are the same price making it simple and easy for customers to order their favorite color.

For more information on the full line of Comp-Tac holsters and gear, visit www.Comp-Tac.com, follow Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac, Twitter at @CompTac or visit our Blog.

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Comp-Tac Returns To Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 28. October 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for competition and concealed carry, has returned to join the growing list of major sponsors supporting the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

Comp-Tac joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Kimber, the Sig Sauer Academy, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Comp-Tac will sponsor one of the 14 stages of the course of fire.

“Comp-Tac has been a tremendous supporter of IDPA over the years and has sponsored countless matches, including our national championships. We’re grateful to have Comp-Tac’s continued support for this year’s Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

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 nearly 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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Comp-Tac Commits As Sponsor For 2014 California State IDPA Championship

by Editor 12. September 2014 07:49
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Comp-Tac Victory Gear (www.comp-tac.com), a leading manufacturer of holsters for competition and concealed carry, has signed on as a returning sponsor for the 2014 California State IDPA Championship taking place on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Comp-Tac Victory Gear joins Black and Blue Bullets, Dillon Precision and Springer Precision as one of the lead sponsors of California’s premier defensive shooting pistol competition.

Held at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center (www.sacvalley.org), this fully sanctioned Tier 3 championship event will consist of 11 stages and is limited to 175 total competitors holding a current IDPA classification of Marksman or higher. The 2014 California State IDPA Championship is sold out but interested shooters can sign up on the wait list to take advantage of any last minute cancellations.

The state’s top shooters will compete for the five IDPA division titles as well as Most Accurate, High Lady, High Junior, High Senior, High Distinguished Senior, High Industry, High Press, High International, High Military and High Law Enforcement honors. In addition to trophies, prizes will be awarded by a random draw open to all competitors.

For more information on the 2014 California State IDPA Championship, or to register, please visit the match website.

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Comp-Tac Sponsors 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 11. July 2014 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Houston-based holster maker Comp-Tac Victory Gear will be a returning sponsor of IDPA’s annual U.S. National Championship according to an announcement by the International Defensive Pistol Association.

Comp-Tac joins ACADEMI, 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.

“Comp-Tac continues to support IDPA at all levels and we’re extremely pleased to once again be working with them as a major sponsor of the 2014 U.S. Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“Attending the IDPA U.S. Nationals as a sponsor offers Comp-Tac one of the best opportunities to meet one on one with our customers through our vendor booth. We get to speak directly with our end user, getting their valuable insights on both the competition and concealed carry gear we offer. This is a great event which we are proud to sponsor and we look forward to it every year,” said Randi Rogers, sales and marketing manager for Comp-Tac.

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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Comp-Tac’s Gordon Carrell Takes Carolina Cup ESP Title

by Editor 23. June 2014 15:06
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HOUSTON, Texas – With seven division stage wins and the second fastest overall time, Comp-Tac Victory Gear's Gordon Carrell took the Enhanced Service Pistol division title this past weekend at the Carolina Cup IDPA Championship. This marks the fourth time in the past seven years Carrell has won a division title.

Held in Oxford, N.C., the Carolina Cup drew 331 top IDPA shooters including 89 competing in the ESP division where Carrell finished with a final time of 208.58, more than 34 seconds faster than his nearest competitor.

“The Carolina Cup is one of IDPA’s most challenging matches and always draws a number of the country’s best shooters. It’s gratifying to come out of such a difficult match, against a very competitive field, with the title win,” said Carrell, who in addition to competing for Team Comp-Tac is the General Manager at Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

Carrell won the match firing a Smith & Wesson M&P Pro 9mm pistol, featuring Apex parts and outfitted with Warren sights, from a Comp-Tac International holster with Twin Paddle pouch on a Comp-Tac Belt. For concealment he used a custom vest from Armadillo Concealment. In addition to Comp-Tac, Carrell is sponsored and supported by Smith & Wesson, Apex Tactical Specialties, Warren Tactical Sights, Armadillo Concealment, GLC Shooting Academy and Sportsman’s Outlet.

Also representing Comp-Tac in the match was fellow Comp-Tac team shooter Randi Rogers who placed fourth Master and fifth in the Stock Service Pistol division finishing with a final time of 248.75 seconds.

For more information on Team Comp-Tac, and the full line of Comp-Tac Victory Gear holsters and accessories, visit www.Comp-Tac.com, like Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac, or follow @CompTac on Twitter.

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