International Cartridge Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 21. February 2013 10:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that International Cartridge Corporation, the first major manufacturer dedicated to the production of lead-free frangible ammunition, is once again sponsoring the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

The sold-out 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship starts today on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and concludes with the awards banquet Saturday evening, February 23.

“International Cartridge has not only been a leader in the manufacture of lead-free frangible ammunition for nearly all shooting applications, but they have been a dedicated supporter of the shooting sports. We’re proud to welcome them back as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

International Cartridge Corporation joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK,, Harris Publications, Insight Technology, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Sig Sauer Academy, Speed Shooter Specialties, Springfield Armory, Taurus, Trijicon, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Leupold, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Predator Tactical, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, Schuemann Barrels, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its, Tarheel Targets and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives.

Widely 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.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to find a club near you, visit 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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S&W Indoor Nationals Stage 11: Last Chance Gold Mine

by Editor 15. February 2013 07:00
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When's the last time you ran into claim jumpers? Well they're here in Springfield on the stage called 'Last Chance Gold Mine' and you got to face off against them - 6 of them. The stage was designed by Lou Denys and is sponsored by International Cartridge.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Phil Torres.

SCENARIO: You are headed to work on your claim with your partners and discover that claim jumpers have taken them hostage. Free them and defend yourself.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1 with gun loaded to division capacity, holstered, and hands on the pick axe.

At the buzzer, draw and advance to P2, using cover, engage targets with 2 body and 1 head shot each as they become visible, then advance to P3 and finish.

SCORING: Vickers
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 body and one head on 
target. At least 1 round above and 1 round below the neck perf.

STAGE SPONSOR: International Cartridge

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