NER '14 Stage 10: Working the Angles

by Editor 4. August 2014 06:45
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SCENARIO: You walk into your local Stop-n-Rob to find, surprise!, a robbery in progress.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1. Handgun loaded to division capacity. Handgun ammunition carriers loaded to division capacity on body

On the start signal engage T1-T4 from cover.

NOTE: All four targets are available from P1, T1-T2 are available from P2 and P3, T3-T4 are available from P4.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 12
TARGETS: 4 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Three On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: David R.

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NER '14 Stage 7: Trouble in Iquitos 1

by Editor 4. August 2014 06:30
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SCENARIO: Traveling in Peru for a major pharmaceutical company, you are riding in a rickshaw heading to a meeting on the outskirts of Iquitos. Because of the Shining Path terrorist threat, you’re authorized to carry an unloaded gun in compliance with local laws and have your gun in your briefcase along with a substantial sum of money. As the streets get noticeably more deserted, you start to get nervous . . .

PROCEDURE: Start sitting back in the rickshaw. Gun loaded but with an empty chamber in briefcase. Ammo carriers in briefcase.

Engage T1-T5 with 3 rounds each in priority while seated. T3-T5 are equal threat.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 15
TARGETS: 5 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Three On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Bob B.

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NER '14 Stage 6: On The Move

by Editor 4. August 2014 06:25
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SCENARIO: You arrive home to find three assailants attempting to kidnap your spouse. After dealing with them you hear screaming inside.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1 hands relaxed at sides. Firearm loaded to division capacity. Ammunition carriers loaded to division capacity on body.

Engage T1-T3 with 2 shots while on the move. T1-T3 may be re-engaged from cover at P2. Engage T4-T6 from P3.

NOTES: T1-T3 move back and forth, pausing behind soft cover at each end.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Dave R.

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NER '14 Stage 3: Never Stop for Directions

by Editor 4. August 2014 06:10
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SCENARIO: You and your spouse are lost in a bad neighborhood. Against your advice, your spouse decides to stop and ask for directions. You are attacked by a gang who mistakes you for easy prey.

PROCEDURE: Start seated in passenger seat. Gun loaded to division capacity and placed in the open glove compartment. Ammo carriers on body.

Pull down driver, then retrieve gun and engage T1-T4 with 4 rounds each. All shots from passenger seat. T1 is on a delay.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 16
TARGETS: 4 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Four On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Bob B.

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NER '14 Stage 1: Graveyard Shift at the Warehouse

by Editor 4. August 2014 06:00
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SCENARIO: You are the night watchman at a warehouse. You are sitting on the loading dock enjoying the night air when trouble comes looking for you.

PROCEDURE: Start seated at P1, hands on knees, back touching back of chair. Firearm loaded, chamber empty, in the box. Ammo carriers on the body. Flashlight is off, placed anywhere.

Retrieve your gun from the box and engage T1-T6 while seated. Then, move to P2 and engage T7-T8. P1 and P2 are cover.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 16
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: Jim H.

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Colt Sponsors Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 31. July 2014 10:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – American gun making icon Colt 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 are very pleased to welcome Colt as one of the premier sponsors of this year’s New England Regional. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of companies like Colt, the New England Regional is one of IDPA’s best supported and best attended regional championships year after year,” 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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SIG SAUER Sponsors Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 22. July 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Noted New Hampshire firearms maker SIG SAUER® has signed on as one of the returning 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 are very pleased to welcome back SIG SAUER as one of our premier sponsors and thank them for their generous support of this and other IDPA matches,” said Michael Joffe, sponsor coordinator for the 2014 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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Registration Opens Today For S&W Live Free Or Die State IDPA Match

by Editor 21. July 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Online registration for the 2014 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship opens today, Monday, July 21, at noon eastern time at www.MatchReg.com.

Hosted again by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, New Hampshire, last year’s Live Free Or Die sold out in record time. Match officials expect another sell out this year and encourage IDPA members to register as early as possible once online registration goes live at noon. The match will take place October 17-19, 2014.

In addition to determining the state title, the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die will also serve as the final leg of the popular King of New England contest presented by Apex Tactical Specialties. The 18th Annual Massachusetts State Championship and the New England Regional, both also sponsored by Smith & Wesson, make up the first and second legs, respectively, of the series.

Companies interested in sponsoring the Live Free Or Die State Championship should contact the sponsorship coordinator at psi.sponsorship@gmail.com.

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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Dates Announced For 2014 S&W Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship

by Editor 7. July 2014 09:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Following last year’s wildly successful Live Free Or Die state match, Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, New Hampshire, has announced that the Blockbuster-themed 2014 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship will take place October 17, 18 and 19.

In addition to determining the state title, the championship will also serve as the final leg of the popular King of New England contest. The 18th Annual Massachusetts State Championship and the New England Regional, both sponsored by Smith & Wesson, make up the first and second legs, respectively, of the series.

“IDPA at Pioneer has seen tremendous growth since the program was revamped last year and we’re continuing those efforts this year. Thanks once again to the generous support of title sponsor Smith & Wesson, the 2014 Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship is a must attend event for New Hampshire’s expanding IDPA community,” said Jon Wolfe, match director for the championship.

Last year’s championship sold-out in record time and shooters are encouraged to mark their calendars. Online registration for the 2014 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship will take place on Monday, July 21 at www.MatchReg.com.

“There is no doubt that IDPA is thriving in New Hampshire and that is thanks to the hardworking volunteers at Pioneer Sportsmen Club who have built a great program and given New England an exciting new championship match no shooter wants to miss. Smith & Wesson is happy to contribute to the ongoing success of IDPA in the New England region,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

Companies interested in sponsoring the Live Free Or Die State Championship should contact the sponsorship coordinator at psi.sponsorship@gmail.com.

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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King of New England Stages Announced For 2014 Massachusetts State IDPA

by Editor 4. June 2014 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Organizers of the 18th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson, announced the four stages that will be part of this year’s Apex King of New England series.

The Massachusetts State IDPA Championship is the first 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 stages counting towards the 2014 King of New England title are stages 2, 3, 8 and 9. Stage 5 will serve as the alternate King of New England stage. You can review all 10 stages of the course of fire online at IDPA.com.

“The Massachusetts State Championship is ready to kick things off in the battle for the King of New England and we think the four stages we’ve selected are a fitting start for this popular series,” said John Catterall, match director for the championship.

The match will be hosted by the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford which has hosted the match since 1997. Match staff and VIPs are set to shoot on Friday, June 6, followed by the main body of competitors taking on the 10 stage match Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8.

For more information on IDPA, 18th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson, 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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