Gregg Kratochvil Takes SSR Title At Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 28. May 2013 08:05
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HEMPSTEAD, Texas – Gregg Kratochvil claimed the Stock Service Revolver division title this Memorial Day weekend at the Lone Star State’s premier IDPA competition, the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship.

Kratochvil, who earlier this season won the Enhanced Service Revolver title at the 11th Annual West Texas IDPA Regional, topped the division on five of the 10 stages before posting a final time of 252.66 seconds, shooting 35 points down.

“Gregg is one of the great gentlemen of our sport and a fantastic wheelgunner to boot. His win this weekend is just one more example of why Gregg is one of the top-ranked revolver shooters in the America,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Taking second place with three stage wins was Garry Newton who finished in 266.40 seconds with 39 points down. Third place went to Jack Davis with two stage wins and first Expert honors with a time of 274.66 (52). Fourth in the division went to the hardest working wheelgunner in the competition, Match Director Darrell Sells, who ended the match with 45 points down in a time of 311.97 seconds. Rounding out the top five was Todd Speck with 327.58 (64).

Complete, searchable match results can be found online at

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Republic of Texas Championship was held at the ImpactZone Range in Hempstead and drew more than 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,, 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 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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Kratochvil Takes IDPA Carolina Cup Stock Service Revolver Title

by Editor 20. June 2012 07:00
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Gregg Kratochvil

OXFORD, N.C. – Gregg Kratochvil is among the country’s top revolver shooters and proved it once again this past weekend with his Stock Service Revolver title win at the IDPA Carolina Cup in Oxford, N.C.

Kratochvil, who is ranked a Master in the SSR division, battled fellow SSR Master Tom Becker throughout the match. The two swapped the lead multiple times as each took turns claiming stage wins with Kratochvil winning seven stages to Becker’s eight.

In the end, Kratochvil took the title with a strong performance on stage 16, where he outpaced Becker by 8.12 points to finish with a final score of 312.50 to Becker’s 320.90.

“The battle for the SSR division title was a real strong head-to-head match up between two outstanding wheelgunners, coming down to who could outshoot who on one of the match’s most decisive stages,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “Congratulations to both Gregg and Tom on their outstanding shooting.”

Gregg Kratochvil

In the Expert class, Will Williamson finished first with a score of 392.62. Carl Mason took first Sharpshooter in the SSR division with 404.93, while Richard Von Furstenberg claimed first Marksman with his final score of 465.94.

The 2012 Carolina Cup was held June 14-16 at The Range in Oxford and drew 359 competitors from 24 states and Puerto Rico, as well as five foreign nations. For more information on the match, or to review the full results, visit

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