Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship Added To 2013 Schedule

by Editor 13. December 2012 08:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and Comp-Tac Victory Gear today announced the date of the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

Serving as the Lone Star State’s premier defensive pistol shooting competition and state championship match, the 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.

“We are extremely pleased to have Comp-Tac Victory Gear, one of IDPA’s strongest industry partners, supporting the 2013 Texas state match as the title sponsor. Texas is IDPA country with several outstanding clubs and matches to serve our membership. The 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship is sure to be the highlight of the IDPA shooting season in the Lone Star State,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“As a Texas-based company Comp-Tac is always proud to sponsor the Texas State IDPA Championship. IDPA has been a major influence on Comp-Tac’s products and services and I feel there is no better way to thank them than to support the matches, especially those in our home state,” said Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

Serving as the host club for the 2013 championship will be the Thunder Tactical Shooters. Officials with the club expect to draw 200 of the state’s best IDPA shooters, making the match another sell-out event. Complete match registration details will be announced the first week of January.

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.

About Comp-Tac Victory Gear:
Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the personal defense and competition market, was formed in 2001 with the intention of designing holsters of the highest quality. Currently, Comp-Tac offers over 30 products with 92,000 possible variations to accommodate each individual’s lifestyle and needs. Thanks to the great support of their customers Comp-Tac continues to grow and refine their product line. For more information visit www.Comp-Tac.com. You can also keep up with the latest news by liking Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac or following @CompTac on Twitter.

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 21,000 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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Comp-Tac To Again Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. December 2012 08:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the concealed carry and competition markets, will once again be a major sponsor of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Comp-Tac joins Brownells, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions and match host Smith & Wesson as one of the major sponsors of the competition. In addition to hosting the awards banquet’s social hour, Comp-Tac will be represented in the match by Team Comp-Tac members Gordon Carrell and four-time defending High Lady champion Randi Rogers.

“Comp-Tac is one of IDPA’s strongest corporate partners and has supported countless matches over the years. Along with their generous sponsorship of major championships, Team Comp-Tac has been a constant presence on IDPA ranges around the country, helping to make them one of the most popular holster brands in the sport,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“One of the great things about IDPA is the sport’s effort to make each match an event.  The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the most prestigious and enjoyable events of the shooting season and Comp-Tac is honored to sponsor the banquet social hour," said Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

Regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. More than 300 of the sports’ 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 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 Comp-Tac:
Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the personal defense and competition market, was formed in 2001 with the intention of designing holsters of the highest quality. Currently, Comp-Tac offers over 30 products with 92,000 possible variations to accommodate each individual’s lifestyle and needs. Thanks to the great support of their customers Comp-Tac continues to grow and refine their product line. For more information visit www.Comp-Tac.com. You can also keep up with the latest news by liking Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac or following @CompTac on Twitter.

 

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Comp-Tac To Sponsor 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference

by Editor 30. November 2012 08:50
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AUSTIN, Texas – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the concealed carry and competition market, has signed on as a platinum sponsor of the 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson, according to an announcement from Julianna Crowder, president of A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League.

The 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson, will take place March 22-24 at T.I.G.E.R. Valley, the premiere training facility in Central Texas located in Waco. Bringing together some of the top women in the shooting industry, the conference offers participants training sessions, live-fire instruction and presentations on topics relevant to women participating in the shooting sports today.

Registration for the conference is now open but space is limited. A Girl & A Gun members can register online, as well as find additional information regarding conference schedules and lodging.

“We’re proud to welcome Comp-Tac to the growing list of industry sponsors supporting our first annual national conference. As a Houston, Texas-based company, Comp-Tac has worked with our local members in the Houston area and we look forward to introducing them to our members from other chapters around the country,” said Julianna Crowder.

“With more and more women entering the shooting sports and purchasing firearms for personal defense, Comp-Tac understands the need to offer holster options to fit every size, shape and lifestyle. That’s why Comp-Tac is honored to support women’s organizations like A Girl & A Gun, which allows us to work directly with women new to firearms and shooting,” explained Randi Rogers, sales and marketing manager for Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

A Girl & A Gun Women's Shooting League is a ladies-only organization established by women shooters for women shooters for the pistol, rifle and shotgun sports. Founded in February of 2011 in Austin, Texas, A Girl & A Gun today has more than 750 members and 20 clubs in seven states, making it the fastest growing women’s shooting organization.

For more information on the 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson, or to find a club near you, visit www.AGirlAndAGunClub.com. You can also join the conversation online on Facebook or by following @AGAGClub on Twitter.

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Comp-Tac Victory Gear Top Holster Choice At IDPA National Championship

by Editor 2. November 2012 10:12
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HOUSTON, Texas – When it comes to a holster for carrying on and off the range Comp-Tac Victory Gear is the top choice among IDPA competitors, according to the results of the equipment survey conducted by the International Defensive Pistol Association during their 2012 National Championship this past September.

The survey found that among the 29 holster brands used in the competition, more than a third (35.2%) of the competitors shot the match using a holster manufactured by Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading maker of holsters for the personal defense and competition market.

In addition to being the top holster for competition, 15.2% of the IDPA competitors at the National Championship indicated Comp-Tac as their preferred holster choice for concealed carry use, making the Texas-based holster maker the top CCW holster brand out of the 63 named by shooters.

The results of the 2012 IDPA National Championship equipment survey mirror those of the one conducted in June during the 2012 Carolina Cup, when IDPA competitors at that match also selected Comp-Tac as the top holster brand for competition (30.3%) and concealed carry (21.4%).

“We’re extremely proud of the confidence IDPA members have shown in Comp-Tac by making us their top holster choice for competition and personal defense use,” said Gregg Garrett , owner and president of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

“Being selected this shooting season as the top holster at both the Carolina Cup and the IDPA National Championship is a reflection of the commitment Comp-Tac employees have to designing and making the best holsters on the market, as well as our company’s commitment to supporting and growing the shooting sports.”

The 2012 IDPA National Championship equipment survey was conducted among all 344 competitors with 304 indicating a competition holster preference and 198 indicating a concealed carry holster preference. Results from the Carolina Cup survey were based on a smaller sample with 122 and 117 competitors indicating preferences for competition and concealed carry respectively.

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 by liking Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac or following @CompTac on Twitter.

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 12

by Editor 20. September 2012 08:05
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Not this again.... Stage 12 is called 'Return to the Cemetery of Lost Souls' where you are forced to dig your own grave. Sponsored by Comp-Tac Victory Gear, the stage was designed by Frank Glover.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Daren Kirts.

SCENARIO: Once more you are forced to dig your own grave. You definitely need to start hanging out with a better class of people.

PROCEDURE: Start standing in grave, facing up range, holding shovel in both hands. Gun downloaded to 3 rounds and all reloads in bag. At signal knock down popper with shovel, then retrieve handgun and engage T1 with 2 rounds to the body and then 1 round to the head. Then engage T2-T7 with a minimum of 2 rounds each in tactical priority.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND  COUNT: 15
TARGETS: 7
CONCEALMENT: NOT Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Comp-Tac Victory Gear
WEBSITE: www.Comp-Tac.com
TWITTER: @CompTac
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/CompTac

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Harris Publications Sponsors 2012 IDPA National Championships

by Editor 17. September 2012 05:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Harris Publications, a leading publisher of special interest publications and owner of such titles as Combat Handguns and the popular website Tactical-Life.com, will be a gold level sponsor of the upcoming International Defensive Pistol Association’s 2012 National Championships taking place this week in Oxford, N.C., according to an announcement made today by IDPA officials.

“IDPA has had a very close working relationship with Harris Publications which has always been a strong supporter of the shooting sports and IDPA in particular,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“Through the various firearms titles offered by the Harris Tactical Group, IDPA members have followed every new product announcement and firearm innovation from an insider’s perspective that only the editors at Harris Publications provide. We greatly appreciate their continued support, especially since their publications are favorites among IDPA members.”

As a gold level sponsor of the match Harris Publications joins a list of the shooting sports industry’s who’s who, including ACADEMI, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Cheaper Than Dirt!, CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Remington, Smith & Wesson, Wilson Combat and Woolrich Elite Series.

As part of Harris Publications’ sponsorship, Combat Handguns and Tactical Knives will each sponsor one of the 16 stages in the course of fire at this year’s National Championships.

The 2012 IDPA National Championships are being held 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 350 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 the IDPA National Championships online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, using hashtag #IDPANats, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the Down Zero Blog.

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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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 4

by Editor 15. September 2012 20:00
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Designed by our good friends from IDPA Philippines, many of you will recognize this stage, called Room 469, from the 2011 IDPA World Shoot. This stage is sponsored by Comp-Tac Victory Gear and is all about what goes wrong back at the hotel after the match. Let's hope for those of you competing in the 2012 National Championships this is all about what goes right.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Cindy Bowser.

SCENARIO: You are just returning to the hotel after the match when you hear an odd noise from the room next to yours. You notice the door ajar and as you start to push it open you hear a slide being racked behind the door, but it’s too late to stop.

PROCEDURE: Start loaded and holstered standing at P1 with strong hand on the X. At signal push door open and engage T1-T3. Move to your room and engage T4-T6. Move to adjoining room and engage T7-T8. All targets receive a minimum of 2 rounds each.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND  COUNT: 16
TARGETS: 8
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Comp-Tac Victory Gear
WEBSITE: www.Comp-Tac.com
TWITTER: @CompTac
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/CompTac

 

Next Stage Reveal Sunday, Sept. 16 at 8:00pm ET

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Remington Sponsors 2012 IDPA National Championships

by Editor 13. September 2012 01:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Remington Arms Company, one of America’s oldest and most respected firearms makers, will be a major sponsor of the 2012 IDPA National Championships.

“The name Remington needs no introduction, especially to IDPA members who are more than familiar with this iconic American brand. Dating back to its founding in 1816, Remington’s commitment to the shooting sports is measured not in years or decades, but centuries, and we are proud to count them among the major sponsors of this year’s IDPA National Championships," said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

As a gold level sponsor of the match Remington joins a list of the shooting sports industry’s who’s who, including ACADEMI, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Cheaper Than Dirt!, CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson, Wilson Combat and Woolrich Elite Series.

As part of their support, Remington will sponsor two of the 16 stages in the course of fire at this year’s National Championships. Additionally, Remington will be represented in the competition by Carlos Martinez.

The 2012 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 Remington Arms Company, LLC:
Remington Arms Company, LLC, ("Remington") headquartered in Madison, N.C., designs, produces and sells sporting goods products for the hunting and shooting sports markets, as well as solutions to the military, government and law enforcement markets. Founded in 1816 in upstate New York, the Company is one of the nation's oldest continuously operating manufacturers. Remington is the only U.S. manufacturer of both firearms and ammunition products and one of the largest domestic producers of shotguns and rifles. The Company distributes its products throughout the U.S. and in over 55 foreign countries. More information about the Company can be found at www.remington.com.

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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Cheaper Than Dirt! Sponsors 2012 IDPA National Championships

by Editor 6. September 2012 01:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association and Cheaper Than Dirt!, America’s ultimate shooting sports discounter, announced today that the popular internet retailer will once again be a major sponsor of the IDPA National Championships.

The 2012 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.

“We’re extremely pleased to welcome back Cheaper Than Dirt! as one of the major sponsors of the IDPA National Championships and deeply appreciate their generous support of this and other IDPA competitions,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Cheaper Than Dirt! joins a growing list of shooting sports industry leaders, including ACADEMI, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson, Wilson Combat and Woolrich Elite Series, as a gold level sponsor of the match. In addition to sponsoring two of the 16 stages in this year’s National Championships course of fire, Cheaper Than Dirt! will be represented in the competition by shooting team member Jerry Miculek.

“Cheaper Than Dirt! is proud to support the IDPA and our customers that participate in this great shooting sport,” said Roberta Wilson, chief operating officer at Cheaper Than Dirt! “Along with the IDPA, we serve the new and experienced shooter, promote competition, and value the right of self defense and the Second Amendment.”

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 Cheaper Than Dirt!
Cheaper Than Dirt! prides itself on being America's Ultimate Shooting Sports Discounter since 1993. Cheaper Than Dirt boasts over 100,000 items available for purchase through their website and catalog. For most items, Cheaper Than Dirt offers a generous 90 day return policy. For more information, or to place an order, visit www.CheaperThanDirt.com or call 1-800-421-8047.

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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GLOCK Joins Industry Leaders In Sponsoring 2012 IDPA National Championships

by Editor 4. September 2012 01:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association today announced that GLOCK, the nation’s leading pistol provider to American law enforcement agencies and maker of some of the most popular pistols used in the shooting sports, will be a major sponsor of the 2012 IDPA National Championships.

“GLOCK is one of the most popular brands of pistol used in IDPA competition, accounting for a third of all the pistols used by competitors during last year’s inaugural IDPA World Shoot. Thanks to their continued strong support of the shooting sports, and the 2012 IDPA National Championships in particular, you’ll likely see a GLOCK in the hands of a majority of shooters again this year,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

GLOCK joins ACADEMI, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, GlockTriggers.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson, Wilson Combat and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match. In addition to sponsoring the match, GLOCK will be presented in the competition by Team GLOCK shooter Tori Nonaka. 

“GLOCK is excited to return and support the fine efforts IDPA plays in the development of safe, competitive competitions for all handgun owners. Refinement of tactics and the execution of specific real life experiences during the competitions fills a specific void in competitive shooting. IDPA is as real as it can get and we are proud to come aboard and support this National match for 2012,” said Ed Fitzgerald of GLOCK.

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.

For 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 GLOCK, Inc.:
GLOCK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK’s superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with 65% of agencies nationwide choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the company has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation’s law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens’ Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit www.teamglock.com.

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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