Linskey Cruises to Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals Revolver Win

by Editor 5. March 2015 15:34
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Joe Linskey won eight of the 13 stages to outpace his nearest competitor by over 60 seconds on his way to winning the Stock Service Revolver division title at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals this past weekend in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Linskey, who won the Indoor title previously in 2012, and is one of a handful of Distinguished Masters in IDPA, finished the match in a final time of 281.75 seconds while shooting 49 points down.

“It is great to see Joe return to the winner’s circle at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. Joe is an accomplished revolver shooter as evidenced by his victory here in Springfield,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Taking second in the division was Joel Penney with 348.30 and 97 points down. Chris DeForge took third with 350.05 and 90 points down while Wil Cournoyer and John Iacomini rounded out the top five with 353.37 (66) and 358.13 (96) respectively.

Smith & Wesson has hosted the IDPA Indoor National Championship on the indoor ranges of their Shooting Sports Center for 18 years. One of the most popular matches on the IDPA competition calendar, the Indoor Nationals serves as the official start of the IDPA season.

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Linskey Wins SSR Wheelgun Title At New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 21. August 2012 01:15
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HARVARD, Mass. – Finishing 25th overall in the match, Joe Linskey won the Stock Service Revolver division title at the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship held this past weekend in Harvard, Mass.

Linskey, one of just four SSR Distinguished Masters, the highest skill level within IDPA, finished the match with a time of 304.16 seconds, scoring 43 points down, to outpace Bob Powell who finished first Master with 319.98 and 42 points down.

“Joe is one of IDPA's best revolver shooters and showed why as he won seven of the 12 stages on his way to the SSR title at the New England Regional,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Elsewhere in the Stock Service Revolver division, Frank Palka took first Expert with 365.49 and 48 points down, earning him the High Distinguished Senior title. Glenn Weldon finished first Sharpshooter with 471.60 (100), while Wil Cournoyer took first Marksman with 447.53 (108).

Sponsored in part by New England-based firearms makers Ruger and Sig Sauer, the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship was hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club and held August 17-19 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass. The match drew nearly 160 top IDPA competitors from throughout New England. For more information on the match and the full results, visit

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