Comp-Tac’s Gordon Carrell Takes Carolina Cup ESP Title

by Editor 23. June 2014 15:06
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HOUSTON, Texas – With seven division stage wins and the second fastest overall time, Comp-Tac Victory Gear's Gordon Carrell took the Enhanced Service Pistol division title this past weekend at the Carolina Cup IDPA Championship. This marks the fourth time in the past seven years Carrell has won a division title.

Held in Oxford, N.C., the Carolina Cup drew 331 top IDPA shooters including 89 competing in the ESP division where Carrell finished with a final time of 208.58, more than 34 seconds faster than his nearest competitor.

“The Carolina Cup is one of IDPA’s most challenging matches and always draws a number of the country’s best shooters. It’s gratifying to come out of such a difficult match, against a very competitive field, with the title win,” said Carrell, who in addition to competing for Team Comp-Tac is the General Manager at Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

Carrell won the match firing a Smith & Wesson M&P Pro 9mm pistol, featuring Apex parts and outfitted with Warren sights, from a Comp-Tac International holster with Twin Paddle pouch on a Comp-Tac Belt. For concealment he used a custom vest from Armadillo Concealment. In addition to Comp-Tac, Carrell is sponsored and supported by Smith & Wesson, Apex Tactical Specialties, Warren Tactical Sights, Armadillo Concealment, GLC Shooting Academy and Sportsman’s Outlet.

Also representing Comp-Tac in the match was fellow Comp-Tac team shooter Randi Rogers who placed fourth Master and fifth in the Stock Service Pistol division finishing with a final time of 248.75 seconds.

For more information on Team Comp-Tac, and the full line of Comp-Tac Victory Gear holsters and accessories, visit www.Comp-Tac.com, like Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac, or follow @CompTac on Twitter.

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15 GLC Shooting Academy Students Take Home Trophies At Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 30. May 2014 16:43
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HOUSTON, Texas – GLC Shooting Academy announced that 15 GLC students took home trophies at the 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship held this past weekend in Cresson, Texas.

Among the match honors won by GLC students were five match bumps, which moves shooters to the next highest skill level classification in the sport, as well as five classification wins. Founded by Gordon Carrell the GLC Shooting Academy is a Texas based shooting school dedicated to improving shooters’ skills for recreation, competition or self-defense.

“Seeing your students perform to the best of their ability is a rewarding experience for any instructor. To watch as 15 of them collect trophies, including classification wins, at the state championship match is a very proud moment. It is with great pleasure that I congratulate each of them for a job very well done,” said Gordon Carrell.

In addition to being represented in the match by numerous students, the GLC Shooting Academy was one of the major sponsors of this year’s championship.

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

For more information on the GLC Shooting Academy visit www.GLCShootingAcademy.com. For more information on IDPA visit www.IDPA.com.

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Comp-Tac’s Gordon Carrell Extends Republic of Texas IDPA Win Streak To 12

by Editor 30. May 2014 12:26
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HOUSTON, Texas - For the 12th year in a row Gordon Carrell of Comp-Tac Victory Gear captured the Stock Service Pistol division title at the Lone Star State’s IDPA championship, the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship.

Finishing with a final score of 229.81, Carrell not only took the SSP division title but also finished High Overall for the second year in a row. With just 28 points down in the match, he also took home the title of Most Accurate.

“This year’s Republic of Texas was one of the most challenging and well run matches I have had the pleasure of competing in. The stages were straight forward yet required a wide range of skill sets. Of course, it helps when you have the best equipment,” said Gordon Carrell who in addition to being sponsored by Comp-Tac is supported by Apex Tactical Specialties, Armadillo Concealment, Smith & Wesson, Sportsman’s Outlet and Warren Tactical Sights.

The 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship took place Saturday, May 24, at the Triple C Tactical Range in Cresson, Texas, and was hosted by the Collin County IDPA club. The match drew over 200 of the state’s best shooters as well as widespread industry support from leading companies such as title sponsor Comp-Tac.

“As a Texas company, the Republic of Texas IDPA Championship is one of our favorite matches as it allows us to support our state’s IDPA shooting community and spend the afternoon on the range with friends. Of course, we’re also very proud to have the state SSP title coming back to Comp-Tac thanks to another outstanding shooting performance by Gordon,” said Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac.

For more information on the full line of Comp-Tac holsters and gear, visit www.Comp-Tac.com, follow Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac, Twitter at @CompTac or visit our Blog.

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GLC Shooting Academy Returns As Major Sponsor Of Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 16. May 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – IDPA announced that GLC Shooting Academy, a Texas based shooting school founded by Gordon Carrell and dedicated to improving shooters’ skills for recreation, competition or self-defense, has returned as one of the major sponsors of the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

In addition to sponsoring the match, Gordon Carrell will be competing as the defending Texas SSP division champion. A title he was held for the last 11 years.

“There are a number of IDPA shooters who have risen through the ranks thanks to the training they’ve received from Gordon and his GLC Shooting Academy. His broader commitment to IDPA is well known as he is not only one of the sport’s top shooters but also heavily involved as a leading voice in helping grow IDPA,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

GLC Shooting Academy joins Academi, Atlanta Arms & Ammo, Bayou Bullets, Black Bullets International, BrianEnos.com, Brownells, ESCA Tech, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, GraphXCentral.com, Gun Goddess, The Hearing and Balance Clinic, Hornady, Lee Precision, Lone Star Medics, Safariland, Sierra Bullets, Smith & Alexander, 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.

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 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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Gordon Carrell Continues Win Streak At Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas

by Editor 28. May 2013 08:15
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HEMPSTEAD, Texas – For the past 10 years Gordon Carrell has won the Stock Service Pistol title at the Lone Star State’s IDPA championship. This year however, the Team Comp-Tac shooter decided to take a different path, winning instead the Enhanced Service Pistol division title at the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship.

Carrell captured not only the ESP title but also took top honors as the High Industry shooter and the title of Most Accurate, shooting just 11 points down with an overall top time of 151.80 seconds. Carrell outpaced his nearest competitor, defending champion Brian Stricker, by 15.74 seconds, winning seven of the 10 stages within the division with five of those stage wins topping the entire field of over 200 competitors.

“Gordon shot a brilliant match and dominated his division with a combination of both speed and accuracy, the kind of which wins you the title every time,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place overall in the division went to Brian Stricker who won one stage and took first Master with 167.54 (42). Team RangeLog’s Morgan Allen finished third for second Master with 178.92 (40), followed by Robert Powell, third Master, with 184.14 (62) and David Rowe, who finished first Expert, with 211.36 (63) and one stage win.

Elsewhere in the division, Dillon Rys claimed first Sharpshooter by winning one stage and finishing with 224.10 (78). Ray Duroy, a Sharpshooter within ESP, won the High Distinguished Senior title with a time of 231.11 (38). Scott Zwahr won first Marksman with 257.13 (63) while Michelle Azar took first Novice with 488.50 (187).

Complete, searchable match results can be found online at IDPA.com.

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Republic of Texas Championship was held this Memorial Day weekend at the ImpactZone Range in Hempstead and drew over 200 top shooters from throughout Texas and across the United States.

The match received strong industry support with sponsorship from ACADEMI, Armadillo Concealment, Brian Enos, Competitive Concealment, CrossBreed Holsters, Cypress Firearms, Dillon Precision, Don’s Guide Rods, GLC Shooting Academy, GlockTriggers.com, Grip Reductions, Hi-Viz Shooting Systems, Starline Brass, Target Acquired, and title sponsor Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

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.

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GLC Shooting Academy Sponsors Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 20. May 2013 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that GLC Shooting Academy, a Texas based shooting school founded by Gordon Carrell and dedicated to improving shooters’ skills for recreation, competition or self-defense, has signed on as a stage sponsor of the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

GLC Shooting Academy joins ACADEMI, Armadillo Concealment and Comp-Tac Victory Gear, the title sponsor of the match, in supporting the Lone Star State’s premier defensive pistol shooting competition and state championship match.

“Gordon Carrell is one of IDPA’s top, and most respected shooters. He has also given back to the sport, dedicating his time and talents to making IDPA the best it can be. GLC Shooting Academy’s support of the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship is just one more example of Gordon’s commitment to his fellow shooters,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

In addition to sponsoring the match, Carrell, who has been the reigning Texas Stock Service Pistol division champion for the last 10 years, will be competing this year in the Enhanced Service Pistol division.

Taking place on Saturday, May 25 on the northwest side of Houston at the Impactzone Range in Hempstead, the sold-out Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will feature 218 top shooters from throughout Texas, all vying for the championship title in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver or Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

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.

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Countdown To The Cup: No "I" In Team

by Editor 5. June 2012 21:35
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There may be no "I" in team but there sure are Teams in IDPA. As more companies expand their presence in the shooting sports, more and more shooters are competing under a team's banner, and in the process helping to raise awareness of both the brand and the sport. Here's a look at the some of the shooting teams that will be competing at the 2012 Carolina Cup.

 

Team Comp-Tac
Gordon Carrell
Gregg Garrett (Capt)
Randi Rogers


Team ITI
Laura Torres-Reyes
Brandon Wright
Gary Byerly


Team Panteao
Dave Harrington
Bob Vogel
Tom Yost (Capt)


Team RangeLog
Morgan Allan
Scott Bourgeois
Toni Dandreamatteo
Ken Lambert
Ravin Perry
Rob Tate

Team Safariland
Tierani Hendrix
Bobby McGee
Bob Vogel

 

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Comp-Tac Joins On As Sponsor of IDPA's Carolina Cup

by Editor 7. May 2012 17:29
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the personal defense and competition market, will sponsor the upcoming 2012 Carolina Cup championship.

Comp-Tac joins Remington Arms and Smith & Wesson, the Carolina Cup's two major sponsors, and Trijicon in supporting the championship and will sponsor two of the match's 16 stages. In addition to sponsoring the match, Comp-Tac will be represented in the competition by Team Comp-Tac members Gordon Carrell, Randi Rogers and the team captain, Gregg Garrett.

“Comp-Tac has generously supported IDPA competitions around the country, so it is no surprise that their holsters are among the most popular in use by IDPA shooters, both on and off the range. That's why we're extremely pleased to have Comp-Tac Victory Gear on board as a sponsor of the 2012 Carolina Cup,” said Scott Ruby, sponsor coordinator for the Carolina Cup.

“The Carolina Cup has proven to offer the best of Southern hospitality and IDPA’s top course design. This event is one of the biggest matches in IDPA each year and also one of the most challenging for participants looking to develop and test their personal defense shooting skills. Comp-Tac is proud to support the Carolina Cup and the shooting community through sponsoring matches and events each year.” said Gregg Garrett, founder and president of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

The Carolina Cup, one of IDPA's three major championships, will take place June 14-16 at The Range in Oxford, North Carolina. More than 360 of IDPA's top shooters are expected to put upwards of 75,000 rounds downrange in pursuit of titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

Considered by many to be among the most popular matches in IDPA competition, the Carolina Cup is known for its challenging courses of fire that creatively test all of a shooter's skills. Due to both the match's popularity and the explosive growth in IDPA membership, the Carolina Cup has been sold out since early March.

For more information on the championship visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com, or use #carolinacup to follow match news and competitor updates on Twitter.

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.

To find a club near you, join IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun 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.

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