S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 6 - Get OUT of My House!

by Editor 4. February 2015 21:25
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SCENARIO: You have chased the gang bangers off you lawn, but now they have invaded your house and are threatening your family, save them.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, holstered, loaded to division capacity, hands at sides.

At the buzzer, engage T1 & T2 with two rounds each while retreating to P2 or P3. Open the window and engage T3 & T4 or T5 & T6 depending on which direction you chose, with 2 rounds each. Move to the opposite side and engage the remaining targets with 2 rounds each. Opening either window activates T7 & T8. NOTE: you must engage T7 & T8 before moving to the other side.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
16
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Mike Critser

STAGE SPONSOR: FMG Publications
WEBSITE: www.FMGPublications.com

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FMG Publications Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 27. January 2015 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Continuing its long support for the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), FMG Publications, one of the leading magazine publishers catering to the firearms enthusiast and shooting sports participant, announced it will once again be one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

FMG Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, FMG Publications will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition.

“IDPA is proud to once again be working with FMG Publications to bring our members one of the best, most exciting championships on the IDPA calendar,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“FMG Publications has always been extremely generous in its support for IDPA competitions and we greatly appreciate their sponsorship of the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.”

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 National Championship or to join IDPA 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.

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Harris Publications Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 30. October 2014 07:45
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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 websites Tactical-Life.com and PersonalDefenseWorld.com, will once again be a major sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“Harris Publication continues to be one of the leading voices in support of IDPA and competitive shooting. They are always ready to support our major matches and we are grateful for their sponsorship,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Harris Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Kimber, the Sig Sauer Academy, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Harris Publications will sponsor the registration hospitality suite provide for all competitors.

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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FMG Publications Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 21. October 2014 07:15
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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, has signed on as a returning sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

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

“FMG Publications has a long record of supporting the shooting sports, both in the pages of their various publications and through sponsorship of major matches. IDPA is very proud to once again be working with FMG Publications to bring our members another great Smith & Wesson 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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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 5 - Night Time Drug Raid

by Editor 17. February 2014 22:20
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SCENARIO: You are part of a multi-agency task force conducting several raids throughout the day and night on suspected drug gang homes.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, holstered, loaded to division capacity.

At the signal, open the door with strong hand and engage T1 and T2 with 3 rounds each. Move to P2 and engage T3 and T4 with 3 rounds each. Move to P3 and engage T5 and T6 with 3 rounds each.

SCORING: Limited Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 3 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Lou Denys

STAGE SPONSOR: FMG Publications
WEBSITE: www.FMGPublications.com

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FMG Publications Continues Its Support For The S&W Indoor Nationals

by Editor 27. January 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Assn. (IDPA) announced that FMG Publications, one of the leading magazine publishers catering to the firearms enthusiast and shooting sports participant, will be a major sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is among the shooting sports’ most popular matches, once again selling out in record time. The match will take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“IDPA is pleased to again be partnering with FMG Publications. Over the years, FMG has been a dedicated proponent of the shooting sports, as well as extremely generous with their support for IDPA competitions in particular,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

FMG Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, FMG Publications will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“Our titles influence countless gun product purchases each year. The logical next step is getting the gear out of the box and on to the range. Smith & Wesson and IDPA matches offer plenty of get-off-the-couch solutions. We're proud to once again sponsor this shooting season kick-off event,” said Randy Molde, VP for business development at FMG Publications.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to broad industry support from companies likeFMG Publications.

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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S&W Back Up Gun Nationals: Stage 11 - Camping With Wild Boars

by Editor 15. November 2013 11:00
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SCENARIO: You are camping with the family in a remote area, when you are attacked by wild Boars. Save your family.

PROCEDURE:

String One: At P1 seated in tent, gun loaded, in bag. At the buzzer, retrieve gun and engage charging boar (T1-T5) with 1 round each, far to near.

String Two: At P2 seated at the campfire, log in hand at the buzzer, drop log on the activator. Retrieve gun from nearby log, and engage T6-T10 with 1 round each to the body, in tactical priority.

String Three: At P3, gun at low ready. At the buzzer engage T6-T10 with one round to each head, in tactical priority.

SCORING: Limited Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
 15
TARGETS: 10 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: 1 on T1-T5. 1 body and 1 head on T6-T10

STAGE DESIGN: Brian Steskla

STAGE SPONSOR: FMG Publications
WEBSITE: www.FMGPublications.com

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FMG Publications Sponsors Inaugural S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 6. November 2013 08:30
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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, has signed on to sponsor the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“FMG Publications has always been very supportive of IDPA and we’re very proud to have them joining us as a sponsor of the new Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

FMG Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, 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, FMG Publications will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the course of fire.

"When the back up gun becomes the primary gun, it's good to know how to run it. We're excited to support this match as it encourages mastery of back up guns in real-life defensive scenarios. Since the folks at Smith & Wesson know a few things about back up guns and running top notch events, we're honored to partner with them as a stage sponsor," said Randy Molde, VP for business development at FMG Publications.

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.

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FMG Publications Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 19. February 2013 08:30
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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.

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S&W Indoor Nationals Stage 5: Hell On Wheels

by Editor 18. February 2013 07:00
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Don't you hate it when Eastern European terrorists come after you? 'Hell On Wheels' – designed by Taras Rudko and sponsored by FMG Publications – pits you against these terrorists who are after the diplomat you are transporting to the hospital. The terrorists think you're just an EMT. Aren't they in for a surprise!

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Ted Picard.

SCENARIO: You are a trained medic and low profile security specialist. Your assignment is to help transport a sick diplomat from an Eastern European country from the airport to a hospital. Unfortunately, several enemy agents have followed you and decided to take action when you are stopped at a crowded intersection. Thinking that you are nothing more than a medic, 2 of them jump out of their vehicle, throw open the ambulance doors, and draw their weapons. You must take action to defend your charge.

PROCEDURE: Start kneeling inside ambulance, both hands on patient.

When the ambulance doors open, draw and engage T1 and T2 in tactical sequence, then engage T3-T6 in tactical sequence.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
 12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: FMG Publications
WEBSITE: www.FMGPublications.com

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