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 5: Hold It!

by Editor 4. August 2014 06:20
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SCENARIO: A really bad guy jumped you. While trying to fend him off you notice there are others coming and it is time to go for a concealed handgun.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, hands relaxed at sides, gun loaded to division capacity, holstered. Ammo carriers on body.

On start signal, with your weak hand push up the “bad guy.” This will expose T1 and T2 and also after a 7 s delay will activate the (slow, ~3s exposure) drop-turner T3. Engage T1-T6. T4-T6 must be engaged only from position of cover P2. T1-T2 are only visible from P1 when the dummy is pushed up. T3 can be engaged from either P1 or P2. T1 and T2 can be re-expose by pushing the dummy up.

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

STAGE DESIGN: Michael J.

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NER '14 Stage 4: Breakdown

by Editor 4. August 2014 06:15
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SCENARIO: Your van has broken down in a bad neighborhood. Against your advice, your spouse decides to wander away to get better cell reception. Some bad guys stop their car to kidnap your spouse. Ignoring your spouse’s cries for help by pretending to not hear is not an option.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1. Gun loaded to division capacity on body. Ammo carriers on body.

Using the van as cover, engage T1 – T7 from P1 behind the van. T1-T2 from right side. T3-T7 from left side. Steel behind T1 activates out and back at T4.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 14
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Bob B.

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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 2: I Like to Move It, Move It

by Editor 4. August 2014 06:05
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SCENARIO: You're in the middle of showing off your latest dance moves to your friends when the bad guys show up to ruin the party. Move It to safety.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, firearm loaded to division capacity, holstered, ammunition carriers on body, flashlight turned off and in hand.

Engage T1-T2 either on the move or stationary. Move to P2 and engage T4-T7. Pressure plate activates dropping non-threats. No cover available. Shooter can step on pressure plate at any time.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 14
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Alan V.

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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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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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