Massachusetts State Stage 9: It Was Chad’s Idea

by Editor 3. June 2014 06:09
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THIS IS A KING OF NEW ENGLAND STAGE

SCENARIO: While at the Inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back-Up Gun National Championship, your friend Chad said you should be “Always Ready” when working at your gun store, just in case you are overrun by the infamous Bad Ass Bunny and her crew of cookie fairies. On Chad’s advice, you have a BUG in a handy place.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1 behind table, hands relaxed at sides, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammo carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules. Back-Up Gun compliant firearm (8.2.6) loaded with 5 rounds in the closed box on the table.

Engage T1-T3 and the two poppers with 1 round each from your firearm. T1 is more than 2 yards away from the single exposure drop-turners T2 & T3. The two poppers activating the drop-turners are more than two yards away from the drop-turners. There is no cover on the stage. After engaging T1-T3 place your firearm on the table into the “hot box” with the muzzle facing down range (safety on/decocked, if applicable). Pick up the BUG gun (6.25) from the box and engage T4-T7 with 1 round each. T4-T7 are arranged in an array to simulate a threat falling to the ground – engage the array from the top to the bottom. The shooter remains standing behind the table at P1 for the entire stage.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 9
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best One On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: John Catterall

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Massachusetts State Stage 8: Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

by Editor 3. June 2014 06:08
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THIS IS A KING OF NEW ENGLAND STAGE

SCENARIO: “I need a smoother trigger, Scotty!” Shoot them as you see them, per IDPA rules.

PROCEDURE: Standing at P1, hands relaxed at sides, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammo carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules.

Engage T1-T2 while on the move forward. Engage remaining targets as they become visible. Shooter must step on the Pressure Pad at P2 to activate movers before engaging T5. T8 is only available from P3.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 18
TARGETS: 9 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: David Bold

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Massachusetts State Stage 5: Go Get ’Em

by Editor 3. June 2014 06:05
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THIS IS THE KING OF NEW ENGLAND - ALTERNATE STAGE

SCENARIO: Shoot them as you see them, per IDPA rules

PROCEDURE: Start standing at barrel designating P1, hands relaxed at sides, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammo carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules.

Engage T1-T3 while on the move to P2 (6.26). Engage T4-T6 from P2. Engage three partial hard cover targets (4.9.2) T7-T9 from P3. T1-T3 cannot be safely re-engaged from P2 (3.8.3).

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 18
TARGETS: 9 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Robert Frade

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Massachusetts State Stage 3: Jason’s First Try

by Editor 3. June 2014 06:03
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THIS IS A KING OF NEW ENGLAND STAGE

SCENARIO: Shoot them as you see them – per IDPA rules.

PROCEDURE: Start standing centered on wall designating P1, hands relaxed at sides, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammo carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules.

On the start signal move to the right edge of the wall designating P1 and engage targets as you move down the hallway.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 18
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat, 4 Poppers
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Jason Soares

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Massachusetts State Stage 2: Fit for a King (or Queen)

by Editor 3. June 2014 06:01
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THIS IS A KING OF NEW ENGLAND STAGE

SCENARIO: Standards Stage

PROCEDURE: For both strings: start standing at barrel designating P1, hands relaxed at sides, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammo carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules.

String 1: Engage T1-T3 with 2 rounds each, weak hand only (3.19.2).

String 2: Engage T4-T5 with 2 rounds each, strong hand only (3.19.1) then perform a Loaded Chamber/Cylinder Reload and engage T6, T7 and T8 with 2 rounds each freestyle (3.19.4)

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

STAGE DESIGN: John Catterall

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IDPA Announces Dates For 2014 S&W New England Regional Championship

by Editor 2. April 2014 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced the dates for the 2014 New England Regional IDPA Championship, and that the match will once again be sponsored by Smith & Wesson.

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

“Over the past 17 years Smith & Wesson has developed a great working relationship with the IDPA clubs in New England. The dedicated and talented volunteers of our neighboring IDPA clubs have always assisted Smith & Wesson with the matches we host and we’re proud to lend our support to the 2014 New England Regional,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

“Smith & Wesson has always been a generous benefactor of the major shooting matches here in New England and we’re very pleased to once again have this American gun making icon as our title sponsor,” said Michael Joffe, sponsor coordinator for the 2014 New England Regional.

Registration for the 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship is expected to open on May 1 and shooters are encouraged to register as quickly as possible in anticipation of a quick sell-out. In addition to determining New England’s top IDPA shooter, the New England Regional serves as the second leg of the three match 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. The series kicks off June 7-8 with the Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

For information on sponsoring 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional, contact sponsorship coordinator Michael Joffe at sponsors@metrowesttactical.com.

For more information on IDPA, 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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2014 King of New England Kicks Off With Mass. State IDPA Presented by Smith & Wesson

by Editor 4. March 2014 07:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The quest for the 2014 King of New England title begins with the 18th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship which organizers announced today will once again be presented by Smith & Wesson, the Springfield, Mass.-based firearms maker.

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 course of fire Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8.

Registration for the 18th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson, has already opened and the match has sold-out in record time. IDPA members interested in shooting the match can put their name on the wait list.

“We are excited to once again host the Massachusetts State IDPA Championship and very pleased to be working with presenting sponsor Smith & Wesson to provide IDPA members with the high level championship they’ve come to expect when chasing the Massachusetts state title,” said John Catterall, match director for the championship.

“Smith & Wesson enjoys a close relationship with local IDPA clubs and competitors who have always supported our IDPA Indoor National Championship and our newest event, the IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals. For all they do to promote and grow the shooting sports, Smith & Wesson is proud to sponsor this year’s Massachusetts State IDPA Championship,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

In addition to determining the Bay State’s top IDPA shooters, the Massachusetts State IDPA Championship is also the first leg of a three match 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 (4) stages from each of New England’s biggest IDPA matches. The 2013 series was extremely popular with both match directors and competitors.

IDPA members interested in competing for the 2014 King of New England title must compete in all three events to qualify for the title, and are encouraged to register for each of the remaining events as soon as registration is announced.

For more information on IDPA, the 18th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson, or to find a club near you, 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.

About Smith & Wesson
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products and training to the consumer, law enforcement, and military markets. The company's brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P® and Thompson/Center Arms(TM). Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

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Yost Crowned King of New England After Live Free Or Die High Senior Win

by Editor 23. October 2013 10:28
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Team Panteao’s Tom Yost wrapped up his run at the King of New England with a second place finish in the Enhanced Service Pistol division at the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship, claiming the High Senior title and his place in history as the first ever ESP King of New England.

Presented by Apex Tactical Specialties, the King of New England series recognizes the top shooters competing in the Massachusetts State Championship, the New England Regional and the Live Free Or Die, with the title going to the competitor with the top cumulative score, in their division, from four pre-selected stages from each of the three championships.

Yost previously won the ESP title at both the Massachusetts State Championship and the New England Regional, giving him a 26.23 second lead over Joe Linskey of team Wolff Gunsprings/Tactical Defense Solutions.

Yost finished the Live Free Or Die ahead of Linskey by 5.28 seconds with his final time of 258.82 (49) to Linskey’s 264.10 (26). In the King of New England series, Yost finished with a final combined time of 274.50, followed by Linskey with 305.36 and Nick Bedio with 332.40.

“Tom is arguably one of the best shooters in IDPA and now he has the King of New England title to prove it. Congratulations to Tom on taking High Senior at the Live Free Or Die and for being crowned King – Long Live the King,” said Ken Lambert, match director for the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die.

Elsewhere in the ESP division contest at the Live Free Or Die, Ed Stettmeier won the overall division title with 215.68 seconds and 38 points down. Joe Linskey took Most Accurate honors with just 26 points down. Terrance Robertson, an ESP Master, won High Distinguished Senior with 308.85 (110). Lance Boehlke finished first Sharpshooter with 352.82 (108). The U.S. Coast Guard’s Chad Barber took home High Military honors with 413.18 (79) competing as a Sharpshooter. Pasquile Vitetta Jr. finished first Marksman with 442.25 (123). Sandy Lincoln, the division’s only Novice, finished with 929.97 (360).

The sold out 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship took place October 18-20 and was hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

The match was sponsored by a number of firearms industry leaders, including Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, iMarksman, New England Tactical, RangeLog, Ruger, Safariland, SIG SAUER, Taurus and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match.

For more information on IDPA, 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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Dolio Crowned King of New England After Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die IDPA Championship

by Editor 23. October 2013 10:19
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Dave Dolio won the King of New England Stock Service Pistol title after his second place finish at the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship this past weekend.

Dolio, who finished second to the Live Free Or Die’s SSP champion, Rob Lacroix, finished the match as first Master with six stage wins and a final time of 281.79 (83), giving him the King of New England title with a final combined time of 300.81 seconds.

Presented by Apex Tactical Specialties, the King of New England series recognizes the top shooters competing in the Massachusetts State Championship, the New England Regional and the Live Free Or Die, with the title going to the competitor with the top cumulative score, in their division, from four pre-selected stages from each of the three championships.

Dolio went into this weekend’s Live Free Or Die with a clear lead in the King of New England contest after winning the SSP title at both the Massachusetts State Championship and the New England Regional.

“Dave has had a great season and here in New England he’s usually the guy to beat. I want to join the rest of his subjects in congratulating him on being crowned the King of New England,” said Ken Lambert, match director for the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die.

Elsewhere in the SSP division contest at the Live Free Or Die, Mason Lane took first Expert and High Junior with 316.67 (72). Lee Adams won High Military Veteran with 329.48 (106). Albert Chin took first Sharpshooter with 366.31 (128). Tara Lyon added to her list of IDPA accomplishments this season with both the High Lady, 491.65 (151), and the Queen of New England titles. Daniel Veiner finished first Marksman with 493.79 (164). High International went to Jaime Carmichael of Nova Scotia with 534.42 (97), and Ralph Berrett placed first Novice with 686.45 (277).

The sold out 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship took place October 18-20 and was hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

The match was sponsored by a number of firearms industry leaders, including Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, iMarksman, New England Tactical, RangeLog, Ruger, Safariland, SIG SAUER, Taurus and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match.

For more information on IDPA, 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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Colt’s Mark Redl Wins Live Free Or Die CDP, King of New England Titles

by Editor 22. October 2013 10:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Team Colt’s Mark Redl took home top honors at the 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship, winning both the Custom Defensive Pistol and the King of New England titles.

After his main challenger, Craig Buckland of team Wolff Gunsprings/Tactical Defense Solutions, suffered an ammunition failure at the chronograph resulting in a match disqualification for equipment, Redl outpaced his nearest competitor by 5.35 seconds to take the Live Free Or Die title.

In the King of New England series presented by Apex Tactical Specialties, Redl easily claimed the CDP portion of the series by more than 19 seconds.

The King of New England series recognizes the top shooters competing in the Massachusetts State Championship, the New England Regional and the Live Free Or Die, with the title going to the competitor with the top cumulative score, in their division, from four pre-selected stages from each of the three championships.

“Congratulations to Mark on both his Live Free Or Die CDP win and for taking the 2013 King of New England CDP title,” said Ken Lambert, match director for the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die.

Redl finished the match with five stage wins and a final time of 305.16 seconds with 98 points down. Second pace went to Bob Biehl, first Expert, with 310.51 (51). Biehl also finished second in the King of New England series with 345.33 to Redl’s 325.91.

Third place went to the first Master, Andrew Marocchini, with 315.50 (57). Aaron Haines finished fourth with 325.36 (98) while Matt Holmes placed fifth with 330.37 (103).

Elsewhere in the division, Kevin Wagner won first Sharpshooter with 403.94 (114). Cristian Arcilla finished first Marksman with 458.34 (166), and Heather Kies took first Novice with 698.03 (244).

The sold out 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship took place October 18-20 and was hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

The match was sponsored by a number of firearms industry leaders, including Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac, iMarksman, New England Tactical, RangeLog, Ruger, Safariland, SIG SAUER, Taurus and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match.

For more information on IDPA, 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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