Apex Tactical Specialties Sponsors S&W Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship

by Editor 16. October 2014 07:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Apex Tactical Specialties, a leading manufacturer of aftermarket parts and specialty services for revolvers, the Smith and Wesson line of M&P pistols, and more, has signed on as a major sponsor of the Blockbuster-themed 2014 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship taking place this weekend.

Hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, New Hampshire, the Live Free Or Die State Championship kicks off Friday, October 17 and wraps up Sunday afternoon. In addition to determining the state title, the championship will also serve as the final leg of the popular King of New England contest which is also sponsored by Apex Tactical Specialties.

“Apex is proud to support the Live Free Or Die State Championship, as well as the King of New England series. We are big fans of IDPA competition and appreciate the great work being done by the IDPA shooters in New Hampshire to make this one of the premier events on the IDPA calendar,” said Scott Folk of Apex Tactical Specialties.

Apex joins Colt, Critical Defense Institute, Ibejiheads, Montana Gold, Ruger, Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the New Hampshire championship.

“We’re excited to have Apex back as one of our major sponsors, and very pleased to be the final leg of the very popular King of New England series which they also sponsor. This weekend is set to be the highlight of the 2014 IDPA schedule here in the Granite State,” said Jon Wolfe, match director for the championship.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA 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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Live Free Or Die Stage 10: “Inception”

by Editor 6. October 2014 07:45
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SCENARIO: You are a taxi driver in a congested city. While at stop light, a group of armed men approach your vehicle and threaten you. Protect yourself and your passengers, much like they did in the movie “Inception.”

PROCEDURE: Start seated with hands on the steering wheel at 10 & 2 o'clock. Gun loaded to division capacity placed on the passenger seat. Magazines or speedloaders stowed in ammo carriers on belt.

Using tactical priority, engage IDPA targets T1-T7 with 2 rounds each, steel must fall.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
15
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 1 Steel, 3 Non Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Chris Tessier

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Live Free Or Die Stage 7: Live Free or Die Hard

by Editor 6. October 2014 07:30
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SCENARIO: You stop by to pick up your buddy at his apartment in a rather shady area of town. You find yourself in the middle of a drug deal gone bad and the drug dealers are shooting at anyone standing. Some have automatic rifles and you only have a handgun and a fire extinguisher. Shoot the fire extinguisher to cause an explosion and hopefully even the odds. Well....it worked for John McClain in Live Free or Die Hard.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1 firearm loaded to division capacity, holstered, and magazines or speedloaders stowed in ammo carriers on belt. Shooter hands placed on the marks on the wall by the elevator.

On the signal, from P1 engage S1, T1, T2 & T3). Advance to P2 and engage T4. Then move to P3 and while kneeling and using the refrigerator and doorway for cover, engage T5 & T6.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
13
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 1 Steel, 2 Non Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Jonathan Wolfe

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Live Free Or Die Stage 6: “R.E.D.”

by Editor 6. October 2014 07:25
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SCENARIO: You are taking your pig for a walk among the shipping containers when suddenly you are accosted by highly skilled mafia drug lords. Defend yourself much like they did in the freight yard scene from the movie RED!

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, with pig under weak arm, strong hand in surrender position, firearm loaded to division capacity, holstered, and magazines or speedloaders stowed in ammo carriers on belt.

Drop pig and engage T1-T3 while retreating to P2. At P2 engage T4. Advance to P3 and engage S1, T5, T6 & T7.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
15
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 1 Steel, 3 Non Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Upper Valley Practical Shooters

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Live Free Or Die Stage 5: “Temple of Doom"

by Editor 6. October 2014 07:20
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SCENARIO: While Spelunking in an old gold mine looking for treasure, bandits attack. Cross the raging river on the rickety bridge while protecting your fellow treasure searchers and rescue your friend captured as a hostage. Much like Indiana Jones did in Solomon’s mine in the movie “Temple of Doom!”

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, holding a gold nugget with firearm loaded to division capacity, holstered, and magazines or speedloaders stowed in ammo carriers on belt.

On the signal, drop the gold nugget and engage T1 thru T3 free style, while crossing the rickety bridge. Move to P2 and using cover, engage S1, T-4, T-5, T6 & T7. (S1 activates the mining cart.)

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
15
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 1 Steel, 3 Non Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: John Bates & Scott Lane

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Live Free Or Die Stage 1: Unforgiven – “Clear the Cantina”

by Editor 6. October 2014 07:00
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SCENARIO: In an unfamiliar part of town, you enter an establishment for food and drink, only to find you are not welcomed. Profanity and threats are thrown at you and the mob descends on you. Defend yourself, much like Clint Eastwood did in the movie, “Unforgiven.”

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, both hands placed on the X’s on the saloon doors, firearm loaded to division capacity, holstered, and magazines or speedloaders stowed in ammo carriers on belt.

On the signal, enter the cantina advancing towards P2, draw and engage T1-T3 in the open. Then, advance to P3 and engage T4-T6 in tactical priority, using the piano as cover.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 1 Non Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Chris Tessier

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King of New England Stages Announced For 2014 Live Free Or Die

by Editor 6. October 2014 06:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Organizers of the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship, taking place October 17, 18 and 19, announced the four stages that will make up the final leg of this year’s Apex King of New England series.

The Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship is the final leg of a three match King of New England series which is once again presented by Apex Tactical Specialties. The three event concurrent competition features four (4) stages from each of New England’s biggest IDPA matches.

“The Live Free Or Die is pleased to once again serve as the final match in the popular King of New England series,” said Jon Wolfe, match director for the championship which will be hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

The stages counting towards the 2014 King of New England title will be:

Stage 1 – Unforgiven
Stage 5 – Temple of Doom
Stage 7 – Live Free Or Die Hard
Stage 10 – Inception

The alternate stage at the match will be Stage 6 – R.E.D. You can review all 13 stages of the course of fire online at IDPA.com.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA 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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Ruger Sponsors Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 15. August 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Ruger Firearms, one of the nation’s most respected gun makers, has signed on as a premier sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

Taking place this weekend, August 15-17, the 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship is again being hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club.

“Ruger has been a tremendous supporter of the shooting sports, particularly in their own backyard here in New England. We’re very pleased to have them as one of the premier sponsors of this year’s championship,” said Michael Joffe, sponsor coordinator for the New England Regional.

In addition to determining New England’s top IDPA shooter, the New England Regional serves as the second leg of the King of New England series. Presented again this year by Apex Tactical Specialties, the King of New England is a three event concurrent competition featuring four stages from each of New England’s biggest IDPA matches.

Besides sponsorship from Ruger, and title sponsor Smith & Wesson, the New England Regional is supported by a list of shooting industry companies, including SIG SAUER, Colt, Rand Brands, Armadillo Concealment, Brownells, Dillon Precision, GLOCK, Hornady, Militec, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Target Barn.

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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Rand Brands Sponsors Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 8. August 2014 10:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Rand Brands, makers of Rand CLP for firearms, has signed on as one of the premier sponsors of the 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

Taking place the weekend of August 15-17, the 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship is again being hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club.

“We’re proud to welcome Rand Brands as a premier sponsor of the Smith & Wesson New England Regional. Thanks in part to their support, this match remains one of the most popular on the IDPA competition calendar,” said Michael Joffe, sponsor coordinator for the New England Regional.

In addition to determining New England’s top IDPA shooter, the New England Regional serves as the second leg of the King of New England series. Presented again this year by Apex Tactical Specialties, the King of New England is a three event concurrent competition featuring four stages from each of New England’s biggest IDPA matches.

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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IDPA Previews Smith & Wesson New England Regional Course Of Fire

by Editor 7. August 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Starting with the King of New England stages, organizers of the 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship are previewing all 14 stages of the course of fire competitors will face at this year’s championship.

Taking place the weekend of August 15-17, the 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship is again being hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club in Massachusetts.

In addition to determining the regional champion in each of IDPA’s five handgun competition divisions, the match also serves as the second leg of the popular King of New England series, which is being presented by Apex Tactical Specialties. In June the 18th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson, kicked off the series which concludes with New Hampshire’s Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship in October.

Four stages from each of the three major New England championships make up the 12 stage challenge. The following stages represent the New England Regional Championship’s portion of the King of New England:

Stage 1 - Graveyard Shift at the Warehouse
Stage 3 - Never Stop for Directions
Stage 6 - On The Move
Stage 7 - Trouble in Iquitos 1
Stage 10 - Working the Angles (alternate)

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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