GLOCK Joins Industry Leaders In Sponsoring 2012 IDPA National Championships

by Editor 4. September 2012 01:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association today announced that GLOCK, the nation’s leading pistol provider to American law enforcement agencies and maker of some of the most popular pistols used in the shooting sports, will be a major sponsor of the 2012 IDPA National Championships.

“GLOCK is one of the most popular brands of pistol used in IDPA competition, accounting for a third of all the pistols used by competitors during last year’s inaugural IDPA World Shoot. Thanks to their continued strong support of the shooting sports, and the 2012 IDPA National Championships in particular, you’ll likely see a GLOCK in the hands of a majority of shooters again this year,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

GLOCK joins ACADEMI, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, GlockTriggers.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson, Wilson Combat and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match. In addition to sponsoring the match, GLOCK will be presented in the competition by Team GLOCK shooter Tori Nonaka. 

“GLOCK is excited to return and support the fine efforts IDPA plays in the development of safe, competitive competitions for all handgun owners. Refinement of tactics and the execution of specific real life experiences during the competitions fills a specific void in competitive shooting. IDPA is as real as it can get and we are proud to come aboard and support this National match for 2012,” said Ed Fitzgerald of GLOCK.

The IDPA National Championships will take place September 19-22 at The Range in Oxford, N.C. As the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season, the match will draw more than 300 top shooters vying for the coveted title of National Champion in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

For more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

About GLOCK, Inc.:
GLOCK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK’s superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with 65% of agencies nationwide choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the company has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation’s law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens’ Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit www.teamglock.com.

About International Defensive Pistol Association:
Founded in 1996, the International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios. Today IDPA stands as the fastest growing shooting sport in the United States with over 20,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA’s 321 affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships.

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Comp-Tac Victory Gear On Board As 2012 IDPA National Championships Sponsor

by Editor 24. August 2012 01:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for competition and concealed carry, has signed on as a major sponsor of the International Defensive Pistol Association’s 2012 National Championships taking place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., according to an announcement made today by IDPA officials.

“We are grateful to Comp-Tac for their continued sponsorship of our National Championships,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “As one of IDPA's strongest sponsors, Comp-Tac has generously supported many of our major matches and become one of the most popular brands with IDPA members who turn to Comp-Tac for both their competition and carry gear needs.”

Comp-Tac joins ACADEMI, CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, GlockTriggers.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson, and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match. As part of their support, Comp-Tac will sponsor two of the 16 stages in the match. They will also be represented in competition by Team Comp-Tac members Randi Rogers, Gordon Carrell, and Gregg Garrett.

“The IDPA Nationals is one of Comp-Tac’s favorite matches of the year and we're proud to once again be a major sponsor. We enjoy not only the competition itself, but also the opportunity it provides to interact with some of our most devoted customers who have made Comp-Tac one of IDPA's top brands,” said Gregg Garrett, owner and president Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

The IDPA National Championships will take place at The Range in Oxford, N.C. As the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season, the match will draw more than 300 top shooters vying for the coveted title of National Champion in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

About Comp-Tac:
Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the personal defense and competition market, was founded in 2001 with the intention of designing holsters of the highest quality. Currently, Comp-Tac offers more than 30 products with 92,000 possible variations to accommodate each individual’s lifestyle and needs. Thanks to the great support of their customers Comp-Tac continues to grow and refine their product line. For more information, visit www.Comp-Tac.com, like Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac, follow @CompTac on Twitter, or visit the Comp-Tac Blog.

About International Defensive Pistol Association:
Founded in 1996, the International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios. Today IDPA stands as the fastest growing shooting sport in the United States with over 20,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 321 affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships.

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IDPA Announces GlockTriggers.com Will Sponsor 2012 IDPA National Championships

by Editor 21. August 2012 01:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that GlockTriggers.com, the premier manufacturer of custom trigger systems for Glock pistols, is once again supporting IDPA's top event and will be one of the major sponsors of the 2012 IDPA National Championships.

“We're proud to welcome back GlockTriggers.com as one of this year's major sponsors of the IDPA National Championships,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. “With so many members competing in IDPA events with a Glock pistol, news of GlockTriggers.com's strong support for the match will be very well received.”

GlockTriggers.com, which will be represented in the competition by defending national champion Bob Vogel, the sport's most dominant shooter, joins ACADEMI, CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson, and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match.

“GlockTriggers.com is excited, and proud, to play such an important role in supporting IDPA's National Championships. IDPA is growing by leaps and bounds and we're seeing more and more members turning to GlockTriggers.com to get the most performance out of their competition Glocks,” said Jeff Wilson, president and CEO of GlockTriggers.com.

The IDPA National Championships will take place September 19-22 at The Range in Oxford, N.C. As the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season, the match will draw more than 300 top shooters vying for the coveted title of National Champion in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

About International Defensive Pistol Association:
Founded in 1996, the International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios. Today IDPA stands as the fastest growing shooting sport in the United States with over 20,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 321 affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships.

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Smith & Wesson Returns As Major Sponsor Of IDPA National Championships

by Editor 15. August 2012 01:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Smith & Wesson, one of the most respected, and best known names in firearms and shooting sports, will once again be a major sponsor of the 2012 IDPA National Championships.

Smith & Wesson joins ACADEMI, CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match. As part of their sponsorship Smith & Wesson will host the event's marquee social gathering, the IDPA National Championships Awards Banquet. The company will also be represented in competition by Team Smith & Wesson shooters Jerry Miculek, the defending Enhanced Service Revolver division champion, and David Olhasso.

“Smith & Wesson has been involved as a partner, and a sponsor to many of our major matches, since the earliest days of IDPA. Thanks to their very generous support and unwavering commitment to the shooting sports, IDPA is today the fastest growing of the competitive shooting disciplines, which is why we are so pleased to welcome them back as a major sponsor of our National Championships,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“Smith & Wesson is once again honored to be a gold level sponsor of the 2012 IDPA National Championships and host of the event’s marquee social gathering. The IDPA National Championships set the bar for all other competitive shooting events and we are committed and excited to be a partner in the growth of one of the most exciting shooting disciplines available today,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

The IDPA National Championships will take place September 19-22 at The Range in Oxford, N.C. As the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season, the match will draw more than 300 top shooters vying for the coveted title of National Champion in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

Fore more information, or to get started in this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

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 global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company's brands include Smith & Wesson, M&P and Thompson/Center Arms. 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.

About International Defensive Pistol Association:
Founded in 1996, the International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios. Today IDPA stands as the fastest growing shooting sport in the United States with over 20,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 321 affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships.

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ACADEMI Joins Major Sponsors List for 2012 IDPA National Championships

by Editor 13. August 2012 07:29
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – ACADEMI, a leading, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial customers worldwide, was named a gold level sponsor of the upcoming 2012 IDPA National Championships, according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

“ACADEMI has a well deserved reputation for excellence in firearms training, providing shooters with world-class instruction at their state-of-the-art facilities. They are also dedicated supporters of the shooting sports, like IDPA, and we are grateful to have them involved in this year's National Championships as one of our major sponsors,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

ACADEMI joins CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match.

“As one of the leading firearms training facilities in the United States, ACADEMI is focused on providing firearms owners with state-of-the-art training. Our curriculum is continually tested and refined and we are committed to providing our customers with the very best and latest training methods. Our support for the shooting sports reflects our ongoing commitment to constant skills development. Through shooting competitions, gun owners are given the chance to test and evaluate their skills as they work towards achieving their goals. We're proud to be a part of that effort as sponsors of the IDPA National Championships,” said Bill Go of ACADEMI.

The IDPA National Championships will take place September 19-22 at The Range in Oxford, N.C. As the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season, the match will draw more than 300 top shooters vying for the coveted title of National Champion in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

Fore more information, or to get started in this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

About ACADEMI:
ACADEMI is a leading provider of training and security services in support of the U.S. Government and other customers, focused on worldwide operations including counterterrorism, force protection, law enforcement and security operations. The company serves multiple U.S. Government Agencies, the U.S. Department of Defense and numerous law-enforcement and commercial customers. ACADEMI’s proven ability to provide turnkey, end-to-end training and technical services, along with its unmatched track record of exceptional performance, has enabled the company to establish a competitive advantage well-recognized by its customers. For more information, please visit www.ACADEMI.com.

About International Defensive Pistol Association:
Founded in 1996, the International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios. Today IDPA stands as the fastest growing shooting sport in the United States with over 20,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 321 affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships.

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IDPA Announces CrossBreed Holsters As National Championships Sponsor

by Editor 7. August 2012 06:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that CrossBreed Holsters, manufacturer of top quality holsters, has signed on as one of the major sponsors of the 2012 IDPA National Championships taking place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C.

“We are grateful to have the support of CrossBreed Holsters. In just a few short years CrossBreed has built a strong reputation within the concealed carry market as well as among IDPA members. That's why their sponsorship of the National Championships will be welcome news to our members, especially those competing,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

CrossBreed Holsters joins CZ-USA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match.

The IDPA National Championships is the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season and will take place at The Range in Oxford, N.C., where more than 300 top shooters will be vying for the coveted title of National Champion in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

To find a club near you, join IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

About CrossBreed Holsters:
Crossbreed Holsters, LLC was started in 2005 by Mark Craighead, an avid shooter and CCW permit holder who at an early age was introduced to firearms by his father. After collecting the proverbial box of holsters Mark decided to design his own, incorporating the best features and design elements. As the Crossbreed Holsters brand grew in popularity, it quickly gained national recognition as a maker of some of the best and most functional concealment holsters on the market. For more information and to view the full line of CrossBreed products, visit www.crossbreedholsters.com.

About International Defensive Pistol Association:
Founded in 1996, the International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios. Today IDPA stands as the fastest growing shooting sport in the United States with over 20,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 321 affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships.

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Woolrich Elite Series Official Clothing Sponsor of 2012 IDPA National Championships

by Editor 2. August 2012 07:31
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Woolrich Elite Series has returned as a gold level sponsor for the upcoming 2012 IDPA National Championships. As the official clothing provider, Woolrich is outfitting the safety officers and match officials during the National Championships.

Woolrich joins the National Shooting Sports Foundation and CZ-USA as a one of the major sponsors of IDPA’s premier championship event.

“The Woolrich Elite Series is a very popular line of clothing among IDPA members who appreciate both Woolrich’s rich tradition as 'The Original Outdoor Clothing Company’ and their reputation for outstanding quality. We are pleased to welcome back Woolrich Elite Series as a major sponsor and the clothing provider for our match staff,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

"The IDPA provides a valuable service to its members and we are proud to once again be a sponsor of the IDPA National Championships," said Jerry Rinder, Woolrich VP of Sales.

The IDPA National Championships is the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season and will take place September 19-22 at The Range in Oxford, North Carolina. More than 300 top shooters will be vying for the coveted title of National Champion in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

To find a club near you, join IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

About Woolrich Elite Series:
Since 1830, Woolrich has made clothing for Americans to do their jobs and follow their passions outdoors. Founded by John Rich on the simple idea of making the best quality woolens for area woodsmen and settlers, Woolrich is now recognized around the world as The Original Outdoor Clothing Company. Woolrich carries on the tradition of its founder by making purposeful products for people to enjoy and explore the outdoors. The mill at the company's headquarters in Woolrich, Pennsylvania continues to produce fine woolen fabrics and is the oldest continuously operating woolen mill in the United States. Learn more about Woolrich, its apparel, fabrics, accessories, home and outdoor products at www.woolrich.com.

About International Defensive Pistol Association:
Founded in 1996, the International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios. Today IDPA stands as the fastest growing shooting sport in the United States with over 20,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 321 affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships.

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NSSF Sponsors 2012 IDPA National Championships

by Editor 26. July 2012 13:03
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, will again play a major role in the upcoming 2012 IDPA National Championships as a gold level sponsor.

Since 2008 NSSF has served as a one of the major sponsors of the IDPA Nationals and supported the match as part of the organization’s overall mission to promote the shooting sports in America.

“For the fifth year in a row the National Shooting Sports Foundation has joined with IDPA in promoting our premier competition event, the IDPA National Championships. Their generous support of IDPA, as well as for all the shooting sports, is one of the reasons that participation is at an all time high, and IDPA membership specifically has grown more than 50% since 2008,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“We are grateful for NSSF’s sponsorship and extremely proud that our relationship with the firearms industry’s trade association continues to grow and benefit our members.”

"IDPA's growth over the past few years has been nothing short of remarkable, and NSSF is committed to helping the sport continue its record growth," said Chris Dolnack, NSSF senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "NSSF is proud to support IDPA and this year's 2012 IDPA National Championships."

The IDPA National Championships is the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season and will take place September 19-22 at The Range in Oxford, North Carolina. More than 300 top shooters will be vying for the coveted title of National Champion in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

To find a club near you, join IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

About National Shooting Sports Foundation:
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 7,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers.

About International Defensive Pistol Association:
Founded in 1996, the International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios. Today IDPA stands as the fastest growing shooting sport in the United States with over 20,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 321 affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships.

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