BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) 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 again be a major sponsor of the sold-out Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.
GLOCK joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, Harris Publications, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the 2014 match.
“IDPA deeply appreciates GLOCK’s ongoing commitment to our sport, as well as all the shooting sports they support. Their generous sponsorship of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals is testament to how highly GLOCK values competitive shooting,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.
As part of their support, GLOCK will be sponsoring one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.
“The kick-off of the IDPA shooting season is always filled with anticipation,” stated Josh Dorsey, VP of sales and marketing for GLOCK, Inc. “With GLOCKs new offerings for CDP and the BUG divisions, we are excited to be able to witness, and be a part of, this wonderful shooting discipline that exacts the finest out of each of its competitors.”
Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support from companies like GLOCK.
The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. 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.
About GLOCK, Inc.
The GLOCK GROUP 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 approximately 65 percent of agencies within the United States choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the group 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 http://us.glock.com.