Harris Publications Again Sponsoring Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 19. February 2015 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Harris Publications, a leading publisher of special interest publications, will once again be a major sponsor supporting next week’s Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“Harris Publications has long been a supporter of the shooting sports and IDPA in particular. We’re pleased to again have their support and the opportunity to work with them on this important national championship event,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Harris Publications joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the National Rifle Association, Sig Sauer Academy, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, Harris Publications will host one of the nightly hospitality suites open to all competitors and staff participating in the championship.

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 takes place February 26-28 and will draw 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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Harris Publications Sponsors 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 1. July 2014 06:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that 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, is returning as a major sponsor of the IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“We are extremely pleased to again be working with Harris Publications to put on this year’s U.S. Nationals. Harris has always been a strong supporter of IDPA and we’re proud to continue that great relationship,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Harris Publications joins Brownells, 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.

“Harris couldn't be more proud to continue our support of a sport we believe so much in. IDPA participants are a special breed of progressive folks, always looking to improve their personal best. We commend them for their achievements and participation with the world's greatest bunch of folks you could ever meet,” said Shirley Steffen of Harris Publications.

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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Harris Publications Again Sponsors S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 11. February 2014 07:35
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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, is returning as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Harris Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, 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 sold-out 2014 match.

“Harris Publications has been a consistent voice of support for IDPA and our competitors. Whether it’s in the pages of their numerous publications, or through their generous match sponsorships, Harris Publications has always backed IDPA,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

As part of their support, Harris Publications will host the Wednesday and Thursday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

“Harris Publications is pleased to support the IDPA in any way we can. We thank Smith & Wesson for hosting such a successful event and we honor all participants,” said Shirley Steffen of Harris Publications.

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 Harris Publications.

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.

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Harris Publications Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 17. October 2013 21:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that 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, is sponsoring the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

Harris Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support Harris Publications will host the the hospitality suite for competitors and staff.

“We are very excited to be kicking off IDPA’s newest national championship event with the generous support of one of our longtime sponsors, Harris Publications,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“Harris is proud to support these dedicated competitors at this new IDPA championship. Smith & Wesson's amazing sport shooting center is the perfect place to launch this  newest IDPA event. Good luck to every participant,” said Shirley Steffen of Harris 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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Harris Publications To Sponsor 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 27. June 2013 07:23
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that 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 one of the major sponsors of the IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Hosted by the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship will take place September 19 thru 21 and is again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. Harris Publications joins Brownells, Taurus and the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a gold level sponsor of the event.

“On behalf of the more than 22,000 IDPA members I want to thank Harris Publications for their continued, and generous, support for the International Defensive Pistol Association and the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship in particular,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

In addition to supporting the IDPA Nationals, Harris Publications has over the years been one of the most active corporate sponsors of IDPA competitions, helping matches all across the United States.

“Harris is very proud to support IDPA whenever possible. Our team at Harris, constantly discusses how our magazines and websites must be tools – tools to help the good guys stay safe. Of course we want every reader to be pleased with the ‘new’ products we try so hard to secure first to test and evaluate for our followers. But every time we close a magazine or post something online, we say to ourselves, ‘did we do the best possible job conveying solid tactics, to keep the good guys one step ahead.’  At the end of the day, that's what it's all about. We think that this is also the essence of IDPA. We share their mission," said Shirley Steffen of Harris Publications.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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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Harris Publications Takes On Major Sponsor Role At IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 6. February 2013 07:17
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that 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, has once again signed-on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Harris Publications joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. As part of its sponsorship for the match, Harris Publications will host a Thursday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

“Harris Publications has been a longtime supporter of IDPA and the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals in particular. As one of the leading media voices in the shooting community, Harris Publications has been on top of and covered every major development in concealed carry firearms and their various magazines have become one of the go-to sources for IDPA members for the latest news. We greatly appreciate their generous and continued support for IDPA,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“Harris Publications is honored to continue to play a supportive role at Smith & Wesson’s IDPA event. Harris has been working with Smith & Wesson for over thirty years and supporting IDPA's events and efforts as well. We look forward to strengthening our role to offer exposure to IDPA and grow its participants. We wish all three hundred shooters, the best of luck,” said Shirley Steffen of Harris Publications.

Regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches 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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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 11

by Editor 20. September 2012 08:00
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'Dog Pack Attack' is exactly as it sounds. This camping trip gone bad was designed by Frank Glover and is sponsored by Tactical Knives magazine from Harris Publications.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Daren Kirts.

SCENARIO: You are on a camping trip, busy making kindling, when you are suddenly attacked by wild dogs.

PROCEDURE: Start loaded and holstered kneeling, facing up-range with hatchet in strong hand. Hatchet head must be touching wood. At signal turn, throw hatchet at nearest dog then engage T1-T6 with 2 rounds each in tactical sequence (1-1-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-1-1).

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 12
TARGETS: 6
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Harris Publications' Tactical Knives
WEBSITE: www.Tactical-Life.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/HarrisPublications

 

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 10

by Editor 20. September 2012 07:30
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Lazing the day away in your lawn swing isn't as easy as it would seem. 'Just Swinging' was designed by Dean Brevit and is sponsored by Combat Handguns magazine from Harris Publications.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Terry Burba.

SCENARIO: You are just chillin’ in your lawn swing when 3 guys attempt to abduct your child. Handle it.

PROCEDURE: Start lying on your back in the swing (P1). Your loaded gun and all reloads are on table. At signal engage T1-T3 with 3 rounds each in tactical sequence (1-1-3-2- 2), then with 1 round to each head. All shots are to be fired while lying on swing.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 12
TARGETS: 3
CONCEALMENT: NOT Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Harris Publications' Combat Handguns
WEBSITE: www.Tactical-Life.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/HarrisPublications

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Harris Publications Sponsors 2012 IDPA National Championships

by Editor 17. September 2012 05:30
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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 website Tactical-Life.com, will be a gold level sponsor of the upcoming International Defensive Pistol Association’s 2012 National Championships taking place this week in Oxford, N.C., according to an announcement made today by IDPA officials.

“IDPA has had a very close working relationship with Harris Publications which has always been a strong supporter of the shooting sports and IDPA in particular,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“Through the various firearms titles offered by the Harris Tactical Group, IDPA members have followed every new product announcement and firearm innovation from an insider’s perspective that only the editors at Harris Publications provide. We greatly appreciate their continued support, especially since their publications are favorites among IDPA members.”

As a gold level sponsor of the match Harris Publications joins a list of the shooting sports industry’s who’s who, including ACADEMI, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Cheaper Than Dirt!, CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Remington, Smith & Wesson, Wilson Combat and Woolrich Elite Series.

As part of Harris Publications’ sponsorship, Combat Handguns and Tactical Knives will each sponsor one of the 16 stages in the course of fire at this year’s National Championships.

The 2012 IDPA National Championships are being held September 19-22 at The Range in Oxford, N.C. As the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season, the match will draw more than 350 top shooters vying for the coveted title of National Champion in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow the IDPA National Championships online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, using hashtag #IDPANats, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the Down Zero Blog.

About International Defensive Pistol Association:
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.

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