Republic of Texas Stage 6: Van Wilder

by Editor 21. May 2013 11:14
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SCENARIO: After leaving a wild party, you end up passing out in your van instead of attempting to drive home. Unfortunately the party you attended wasn’t in the best neighborhood, and you are awakened by a gang of thugs.

PROCEDURE: Start seated in passenger’s seat of van, hands on knees, both feet inside the van, gun loaded to division capacity. Gun and all ammo placed in center console of van.

At the signal, retrieve your gun, and engage targets T1-T3 and pepper popper PP1 while remaining inside the van. Engage target T4 using the van as cover. Targets T5-T7 must be shot thru the window wall in tactical priority (barricade order). All targets require two (2) shots each and steel must fall.

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

STAGE CSO: Richard Davis

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Republic of Texas Stage 7: Shopping Maul

by Editor 21. May 2013 11:01
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SCENARIO: You are at your local mall browsing the display of needless junk at one of the kiosks, when several assailants fire off some rounds into the air, appearing to be your standard hold up and robbery. Suddenly one of the men takes the butt of his rifle and starts to beat a shopper to death for no apparent reason at all. At this point you realize you must stop this vicious attack.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, hands relaxed at sides, gun loaded to division capacity and holstered.

At the signal, draw and engage target T1. Then engage T2-T3 and pepper popper PP1 from cover, in tactical priority (barricade order) from either side. From P2 engage targets T4-T8 using the walls as cover, in tactical priority (barricade order). All targets require two (2) shots each and steel must fall.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 17
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 1 Steel, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two Shots On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE CSO: Stephen Kay

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Republic of Texas Stage 8: Chained

by Editor 21. May 2013 10:35
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SCENARIO: You and your family have been taken hostage. During the process you are hit over the head and knocked out. When you awaken, you find yourself handcuffed to a radiator in an old warehouse. Your family manages to grab a gun and spare ammo from one of the thugs and slides it to you, act quickly in order to save your family.

PROCEDURE: Start either the shooters strong or support hand will be handcuffed at P1, both hands on radiator as specified, gun loaded and placed on ground on the X, with muzzle pointing down range. All ammo to be used is also placed on the ground.

At the signal, retrieve the gun, and engage targets T1-T8 with two (2) shots each, in tactical priority (near to far).

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 16
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two Shots On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE CSO: Glenn McKinney

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Republic of Texas Stage 9: Texas Hold’em

by Editor 21. May 2013 10:20
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SCENARIO: You are playing a game of high stakes poker, when three of the players accuse you and another player of cheating and draw weapons. As you are going for your trusty sidearm to return fire, your trigger finger is blown off. After hearing shots fired, a couple of their friends show up and join in the fight.

PROCEDURE: Start seated at P1, holding playing cards with both hands, wrists on edge of table, gun loaded to division capacity and placed on the X on the table. All reloads on shooter’s belt.

At the signal, retrieve your gun with your support hand and engage targets T1-T3 with one (1) round to each torso, then re-engage targets T1-T3 with one (1) round to each head at any time thereafter. Engage targets T4-T5 with three (3) scored shots each. Target T4 must be engaged until the steel popper behind target T4 falls and activates target T5. All targets must be engaged while remaining seated. All shots must be fired support hand only, the shooter may use their strong hand to reload and clear any malfunctions. Note: T5 is not a disappearing target.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 12
TARGETS: 5 IDPA, 1 Steel
SCORED HITS: Best Two & Three Shots On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE CSO: Mike Sells

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GLC Shooting Academy Sponsors Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 20. May 2013 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that GLC Shooting Academy, a Texas based shooting school founded by Gordon Carrell and dedicated to improving shooters’ skills for recreation, competition or self-defense, has signed on as a stage sponsor of the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

GLC Shooting Academy joins ACADEMI, Armadillo Concealment and Comp-Tac Victory Gear, the title sponsor of the match, in supporting the Lone Star State’s premier defensive pistol shooting competition and state championship match.

“Gordon Carrell is one of IDPA’s top, and most respected shooters. He has also given back to the sport, dedicating his time and talents to making IDPA the best it can be. GLC Shooting Academy’s support of the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship is just one more example of Gordon’s commitment to his fellow shooters,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

In addition to sponsoring the match, Carrell, who has been the reigning Texas Stock Service Pistol division champion for the last 10 years, will be competing this year in the Enhanced Service Pistol division.

Taking place on Saturday, May 25 on the northwest side of Houston at the Impactzone Range in Hempstead, the sold-out Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will feature 218 top shooters from throughout Texas, all vying for the championship title in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver or Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship 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 news and updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Republic of Texas Stage 10: In the Weeds

by Editor 20. May 2013 07:12
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SCENARIO: While on a weekend camping trip, your “youngun” goes off to fetch some more wood. He returns quicker than expected, running towards you with dogs chasing behind him. Turns out you picked the wrong part of the woods to camp in, because directly nearby is a marijuana grow field. The guerrilla guards chase your child back to the camp to eliminate any and all witnesses.

PROCEDURE: Start seated at P1, facing down range with strong hand stoking the fire, support hand on knee, gun loaded to division capacity and holstered.

At the signal, draw, and engage targets T1-T2 and pepper poppers PP1-PP3 (dogs), while remaining seated. Engage target T3 on the move to position P2. From low cover at P2 engage targets T4-T6. All targets require two (2) shots each and steel must fall.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 15
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 3 Steel, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two Shots On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE CSO: Chris Keller

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Chief Safety Officers Named For Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 1. May 2013 10:18
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Darrell Sells, match director of the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship, announced the team of Chief Safety Officers (CSO) that will help run the championship.

Sells named Nicky Carter, Richard Davis, Bill Dittoe, Mike Fiorenza, Stephen Kay, Chris Keller, Glenn McKinney, Garry Newton, Mike Rys and Mike Sells as the lead safety and scoring officials who will oversee the staff running the 10 stages of the competition

“When it comes to running the top IDPA match in Texas it’s important to have a solid team backing you up on the range. We’ve put together a great group of volunteers headed up by an excellent CSO crew that knows how to run IDPA events that are both challenging and fun for competitors at all levels,” said Darrell Sells.

Serving as the Lone Star State’s premier defensive pistol shooting competition and state championship match, the sold-out Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will take place Saturday, May 25 on the northwest side of Houston at the Impactzone Range in Hempstead.

The championship is being hosted by the Thunder Tactical Shooters IDPA club.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship 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 news and updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Comp-Tac Unveils New Single Magazine Pouch Design at NRA Show

by Editor 30. April 2013 12:41
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Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters and accessories, invites outdoors enthusiasts to visit them at the 142nd National Rifle Association’s Annual Meetings & Exhibits, taking place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in downtown Houston, Texas, May 3-5, 2013.

During the show Comp-Tac’s newest Single Magazine Pouch design will be unveiled and on display at the Comp-Tac booth, #1808. The Single Magazine Pouch is one of Comp-Tac’s most popular products and the new design provides several additional features:

  • Sleek new look with narrower footprint allowing more magazine pouches on your belt.
  • Single Magazine Pouch is now reversible allowing user to swap from left or right side - depending on situation - with no adjustment.
  • Improved molding leads to cleaner, smoother draw.
  • Same great Kydex material for easy carry and use.
  • Available at the NRA show.

In addition to the new Single Magazine Pouch, Comp-Tac’s product experts, as well as Comp-Tac Shooting Team members Gregg Garrett, Gordon Carrell and Randi Rogers, will be on hand to answer questions and help attendees select the right gear for their shooting needs. Comp-Tac will have all the most popular holsters and accessories for sale at special NRA show prices.

Visitors to the booth are invited to load up on giveaways as well as register for a chance to win a Minotaur MTAC holster being given away each day of the exhibit. Daily winners will be selected by random drawing and will be notified by phone and email.

Comp-Tac’s owner and president, Gregg Garrett, will also be walking the show floor looking for attendees wearing a Comp-Tac Button (available at the Comp-Tac booth #1808) and awarding gift certificates throughout the three-day event.

“We are so excited to have the NRA Show right in our backyard here in Houston. This will be our first time exhibiting at an NRA Show and the entire Comp-Tac team is looking forward to meeting our customers and showcasing our line-up of championship winning gear,” said Garrett.

Admission to the event is free for current NRA members. More information on the event is available at the NRA Meetings & Exhibits website at www.nraam.org.

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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ACADEMI Sponsors Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 24. April 2013 07:03
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that ACADEMI, a leading, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial customers worldwide, has signed on as a stage sponsor of the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

ACADEMI joins Armadillo Concealment and Comp-Tac Victory Gear, the title sponsor of the match, in supporting the Lone Star State’s premier defensive pistol shooting competition and state championship match.

“ACADEMI continues to support the ongoing growth of IDPA through their generous sponsorship of matches like the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship. On behalf of IDPA’s more than 22,000 members, I applaud ACADEMI’s commitment to the shooting sports,” said Robert Ray.

Taking place on Saturday, May 25 on the northwest side of Houston at the Impactzone Range in Hempstead, the sold-out Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will feature 218 top shooters from throughout Texas, all vying for the championship title in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver or Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship 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 news and updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Comp-Tac Sponsors This Weekend’s Puerto Rico IDPA Nationals

by Editor 12. March 2013 07:24
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that noted holster and accessories manufacturer, the Houston-based Comp-Tac Victory Gear, will be a major sponsor of the 2013 Puerto Rico IDPA National Championship taking place this weekend in Caguas, Puerto Rico.

The Puerto Rico IDPA Nationals have received significant support from the shooting sports industry. Along with Comp-Tac Victory Gear, the championship is being sponsored by Blade-Tech, Century International Arms, Fiocchi Ammunition, Fobus Holsters & Pouches, Safariland, Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement and Smith & Wesson.

“IDPA in Puerto Rico is taking off and, thanks to the generous support of sponsors like Comp-Tac, our National Championship is growing into an important major match for both international and U.S. shooters,” said Max Rivera, match director for the Puerto Rico IDPA Nationals.

Hosted by the RL Shooting Club and organized by Rivera and assistant match director Tom Yost of Smith & Wesson, this year’s Puerto Rico IDPA Nationals will bring together over 150 top shooters from Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United States and Venezuela. The match will take place on March 16 and 17.

“Comp-Tac is committed to supporting IDPA at home and abroad. We are excited to be a part of IDPA growing internationally and are proud to be a major sponsor of the 2013 Puerto Rico IDPA Nationals,” said Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

The 2013 Puerto Rico IDPA National Championship will feature a 12-stage course of fire with a round count of 190. Registration for the match is open and slots are still available. The match fee is just $120.

Complete match information, including registration, hotel information and firearms permitting information can be found at www.IDPAPR.com.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 Puerto Rico IDPA 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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