BERRYVILLE, Ark. – FMG Publications, one of the leading magazine publishers catering to the firearms enthusiast and shooting sports participant, and owner of such well respected titles as American Handgunner and GUNS Magazine, today was announced as one of the major sponsors for the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).
“FMG Publications has long been a supporter of the shooting sports and for many just getting into the shooting sports it was in the pages of American Handgunner or GUNS Magazine that they first learned about competitions like IDPA’s,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.
“We are so very pleased to announce that FMG Publications is continuing its partnership with the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals and IDPA.”
FMG Publications joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Insight Technology, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Sig Sauer Academy, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.
FMG Publications will be represented in the competition by Scott McGregor, and as part of their support they will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship course of fire.
“We've been supporting the shooting sports since 1955 and we're thrilled to have had the opportunity to sponsor this match the last four years. We'll do whatever it takes to give our sponsored shooter, Scott McGregor the edge. So far it hasn't made a difference. We may have to throw in a few subscriptions this year. Seriously, it's an honor to sponsor this match and do our part to preserve and promote the shooting sports,” said Randy Molde, VP for business development at FMG Publications.
Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Leupold, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Predator Tactical, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, Schuemann Barrels, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its, Tarheel Targets and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives.
Widely regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting events in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. 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.
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.
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.