National Rifle Association Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 6. February 2015 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and Smith & Wesson announced that the National Rifle Association will sponsor the awards banquet at the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals taking place later this month.

“The shooting sports in America thrive today because of the great work of the National Rifle Association. Whether it’s promoting firearms safety, training legions of certified firearms instructors or fighting to protect every American’s second amendment rights, the NRA has proven over and over again it is the best friend a gun owner can have. And thanks to their generous sponsorship of our awards banquet, the NRA is also a great friend to both IDPA and Smith & Wesson,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

The National Rifle Association joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, FMG Publications, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals.

“The National Rifle Association is very proud to support both IDPA and Smith & Wesson in bringing IDPA members another great Indoor National Championship. Millions of Americans enjoy the freedoms bestowed on us by our constitution and in particular the second amendment. There is no better expression of those freedoms than when we gather together in friendly competition and share our time spent on the range with friends and family,” said Joe De Bergalis, member of the NRA’s Board of Directors.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 members competing each week, visit

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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NRA Launches iPad Editions of American Rifleman and American Hunter

by Editor 23. April 2013 16:13
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American Rifleman, NRA's 127-year-old flagship publication, and American Hunter, the world's largest all-hunting magazine, have undergone digital makeovers and are available immediately for iPad users through the new NRA MAGAZINES app in the Apple App Store. Using the latest digital publishing software, NRA is now building American Rifleman and American Hunter magazines especially for the iPad.

"We are committed to providing the best reading experience possible for our members," said Joe Graham, Executive Director of NRA Publications. "The new iPad editions are designed to be convenient, easy to use and, most importantly, fun to read. Readers will notice immediately that the digital magazines have the same look and feel as the print magazines they receive now, but I think they'll appreciate and enjoy all of the additional interactive content you can only get on an iPad. Whether you prefer print, digital or both, we can now provide the very best reading experience in the shooting and hunting market."

The new digital magazines feature the same expert articles and bold graphic design as their award-winning print counterparts, plus bonus content like extra photos, extra sidebars, videos, computer graphics and other interactive features not found anywhere else.

For a limited time, all NRA members who currently receive their magazines in print will be able to download the iPad editions. Members who currently receive their magazines digitally on their desktops will continue to do so, but access to the iPad version will also be included.

To get the new iPad editions of American Rifleman and American Hunter, simply download the NRA MAGAZINES app for free from the Apple App Store. Once downloaded, tap the app and enter your NRA membership number and last name. Your membership number is located on your NRA membership card below your name or on the right-hand side of the mailing label on your print magazine. Membership information can also be verified by contacting NRA Member Services at 1-877-NRA-2000.

Upon verification, the magazine you currently receive as part of your NRA membership will be displayed (only American Rifleman and American Hunter are available for the iPad at this time). Tap "download" to have the digital magazine delivered directly to your iPad and start enjoying all of the exciting new interactive features.

As Official Journals of the NRA, American Rifleman and American Hunter are available exclusively to NRA members. To join the NRA and start receiving either of the new digital magazines as part of your member benefit, please visit or call 1-877-NRA-2000.

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Team IDPA at the 2012 NRA Show - Day 1

by Editor 13. April 2012 23:17
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Lots of meetings today on the floor at the NRA Show in St. Louis. Joyce Wilson, Kitty Richards and Terry 'Bubba' Burba were visiting with various IDPA sponsors and friends. Here are a couple shots of Team IDPA in action. If you are attending the NRA Show then be on the lookout for Joyce, Kitty and Bubba and be sure to stop them to say hi.

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