GLOCK Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 10. February 2015 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – 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, has returned as a major sponsor in supporting the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

“This year’s IDPA Indoor Nationals is poised to be the best yet and that’s thanks to the great support we receive from the industry and companies like GLOCK,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“GLOCK has helped tens of thousands of firearms owns find their way into the shooting sports through their GSSF matches, which has benefited IDPA as so many of those new competitors have since found a home in IDPA. We’re very pleased to again be working with such an industry titan.”

GLOCK joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, FMG Publications, the National Rifle Association, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, GLOCK will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition.

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 Nationals or to join the more than 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 8 - Home Invasion

by Editor 4. February 2015 21:35
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SCENARIO: You are at your home relaxing, when you hear intruders. They are armed and attack you. Defend yourself.

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

At the buzzer, engage T1 – T4 with 3 rounds each, in tactical sequence (1,1,1,3,2,2,2)

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 4 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best 3 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Federico Iannelli

STAGE SPONSOR: GLOCK
WEBSITE: www.GLOCK.com

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GLOCK Returns As Major Sponsor Of S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 20. October 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – 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, is back as a major sponsor of one of IDPA’s most popular new championships, the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals.

“GLOCK continues to be a great partner for IDPA. Not only do they make the most popular pistol used in IDPA competition but they generously support matches all around the country. We are very pleased to once again be partnering with GLOCK on the popular Back Up Gun National Championship,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

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

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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Glock Returns As Sponsor For 2014 California State IDPA Championship

by Editor 3. October 2014 14:28
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Glock (us.glock.com), 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, is aboard as a major returning sponsor for the 2014 California State IDPA Championship taking place this Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Glock joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Black and Blue Bullets, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Dillon Precision, Hornady, Redding Reloading, Safariland, Smith & Wesson and Springer Precision as one of the lead sponsors of California’s premier defensive shooting pistol competition.

Held at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center (www.sacvalley.org), this fully sanctioned Tier 3 championship event will consist of 11 stages and is limited to 175 total competitors holding a current IDPA classification of Marksman or higher. The 2014 California State IDPA Championship is sold out but interested shooters can sign up on the wait list to take advantage of any last minute cancellations.

The state’s top shooters will compete for the five IDPA division titles as well as Most Accurate, High Lady, High Junior, High Senior, High Distinguished Senior, High Industry, High Press, High International, High Military and High Law Enforcement honors. In addition to trophies, prizes will be awarded by a random draw open to all competitors.

For more information on the 2014 California State IDPA Championship, or to register, please visit the match website.

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GLOCK Sponsors 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 7. July 2014 07:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – 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, has returned as a major sponsor of IDPA’s annual U.S. National Championship.

“The list of supporters of the IDPA U.S. Nationals reads like a Who’s Who of the shooting industry and chief among them is GLOCK. Thanks to their continued generosity IDPA continues to be the fastest growing shooting sport. We’re proud to once again be working with GLOCK to bring our members another great championship event,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

GLOCK joins Brownells, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Wilson Combat as a gold level sponsor of the championship which takes place September 9 thru 13 at the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The match is expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters.

“GLOCK is proud to support the U.S. National Championship," said Josh Dorsey, VP of Sales and Marketing for GLOCK, Inc., "The IDPA competition realistically portrays the scenarios and the processes of dealing with situations you might face in real life. Competitors should have the opportunity to experience and excel at all levels here and we wish them all the best at the event.”

For more information on IDPA, or to join the nearly 24,000 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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GLOCK Sponsors Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 23. May 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – IDPA officials 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 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

GLOCK joins Academi, Armadillo Concealment, Atlanta Arms & Ammo, Bayou Bullets, Black Bullets International, BrianEnos.com, Brownells, ESCA Tech, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, GLC Shooting Academy, GraphXCentral.com, Gun Goddess, The Hearing and Balance Clinic, Hornady, Lee Precision, Lone Star Medics, Safariland, Sierra Bullets, Smith & Alexander, Springfield Armory, Starline Brass, Target Barn, UniqueTek.com, Zero Bullet Company and Comp-Tac Victory Gear, the title sponsor of the match, in supporting the sold-out Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

“GLOCK has not only been one of IDPA’s strongest industry sponsors, they have also been making some of the most popular handgun models used in our sport. We’re pleased to once again be working with GLOCK to bring great matches like the 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship to our growing membership,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Serving as the state’s premier defensive pistol shooting competition and state championship match, the 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will take place tomorrow, Saturday, May 24, at the Triple C Tactical Range in Cresson, Texas. The event is being hosted by the Collin County IDPA club.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 23,000 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 8 - At the Salon

by Editor 17. February 2014 22:35
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SCENARIO: Knowing that nail salons house lots of cash, some bad actors burst in during your manicure and take the nail salon owner hostage. Save him.

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

At the signal, toss the basin to activate the swinger and engage T1-T4 with 3 shots each.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 4 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 3 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Kitty Richards

STAGE SPONSOR: GLOCK
WEBSITE: www.GLOCK.com

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GLOCK Returns As Major Sponsor Of S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 11. February 2014 07:40
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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.

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S&W Back Up Gun Nationals: Stage 8 - Trouble At The Night Club

by Editor 10. November 2013 17:30
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SCENARIO: You are working a protective detail with a prominent politician, who is having a good time at the Night Club when a group of assassins attack. Save the day.

PROCEDURE:

String One: Seated at table, gun loaded to 5 rounds, under the menu. At the buzzer, knock your protectee down, get your gun and engage T1-T5 with one round each.

String Two: Standing at P1, gun at low ready. At the buzzer engage T1-T5 with 1 round each.

SCORING: Limited Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
10
TARGETS: 5 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target

STAGE DESIGN: Brian Steskla

STAGE SPONSOR: GLOCK
WEBSITE: www.GLOCK.com

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GLOCK Sponsors Inaugural S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 5. November 2013 08:40
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – 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, extends its support for IDPA with sponsorship of the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“GLOCK has aways been very supportive of IDPA and our members with their generous sponsorship of matches around the country. We’re very pleased to once again partner with GLOCK to bring IDPA shooters another great national championship event,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

GLOCK joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, 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, GLOCK will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the course of fire.

“GLOCK's involvement with the International Defensive Pistol Association has been extremely positive for our brand,” stated Josh Dorsey, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Smyrna, Ga. based GLOCK, Inc. “We relish the fact that so many organizations support the safe and responsible use of firearms; we wish the organizers, volunteers, competitors and more than 7,500 IDPA GLOCK users the best for this match and the subsequent 2014 IDPA season.”

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.

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.

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