MyGunDB Returns As Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship Sponsor

by Editor 26. June 2013 07:23
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – MyGunDB, the best way to manage your firearm collection, has once again signed on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

MyGunDB joins Blade-Tech Industries, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match, in supporting the New England Regional which is among the region’s largest defensive pistol shooting competitions.

“MyGunDB recognizes the important role the shooting sports plays in the daily lives of firearms owners and has once again stepped up to generously support the New England Regional IDPA Championship,” said Dori Smith of the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club.

"It's an honor to be able to give back to the shooting community," said Alan Ellis, the creator of MyGunDB. "It is incredible seeing so many participants signing up as it shows the ever increasing popularity of IDPA and the shooting sports in general."

The Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship will take place August 16-18 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Massachusetts and will again be hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club.

The New England Regional is expected to draw upwards of 200 of the region’s top shooters. Registration for the event opened on May 1 and match officials report that the competition is sold out with a growing waiting list of shooters hoping for a last minute opening.

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.

About MyGunDB:
Founded by Alan Ellis in July 2011, Intelligent Firearm Solutions, LLC, the parent company of the MyGunDB product line, has grown to be the leader in firearm inventory software for collectors and enthusiasts. The company is now an official sponsor of the NRA National Matches at Camp Perry for 2013-2015, and a proud supporter of IDPA and the CMP. Though MyGunDB began as a small, free, utility program that the founder needed personally when he realized no other software met his needs, it has evolved into a full blown firearm dashboard based on the feedback of its users through online forums and other communities. For more information, please visit http://MyGunDB.com.

 

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Blade-Tech Sponsors Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 18. June 2013 07:27
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Blade-Tech Industries, the leading manufacturer of custom thermoplastic and injection molded tactical holsters and magazine pouches, has signed on as one of the primary sponsors of the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

The Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship will take place August 16-18 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Massachusetts and will again be hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club.

Blade-Tech joins the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match, in supporting the New England Regional which is among the region’s largest defensive pistol shooting competitions.

“We are very pleased to add Blade-Tech to our growing list of sponsors. Blade-Tech has been a longtime supporter of the shooting sports and we’re grateful for their generous sponsorship of this year’s championship,” said Dori Smith of the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club.

"Blade-Tech is honored to continue its support of the IDPA and to sponsor the New England Regional Championship. We are thankful for the opportunity to participate in such a quality event," said Ryan Preece of Blade-Tech.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship is expected to draw upwards of 200 of the region’s top shooters. Registration for the event opened on May 1 and match officials report that slots are filled with additional shooters on a wait list hoping for a last minute slot opening.

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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Apex Tactical Presents King of New England IDPA Series

by Editor 22. May 2013 07:23
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Apex Tactical Specialties has been named the presenting sponsor of the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) new King of New England series, a three event concurrent competition taking place this season.

The King of New England, presented by Apex Tactical Specialties, will feature four stages from each of New England’s three biggest IDPA competitions. Match directors from the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson (June 1-2), the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship (August 16-18) and the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship (October 18-19) are working together to provide IDPA members with this unique and fun specialty title challenge.

“Apex is very pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the King of New England contest. This new format encourages cooperation between match directors and offers local IDPA members a competition structure that promotes increased match participation. Apex is proud to be working with local leaders to help grow shooting sports participation in these three great New England matches,” said Scott Folk of Apex.

The first leg of the King of New England challenge will take place June 1-2 at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford when competitors gather for the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

“Thanks to the support of Apex Tactical Specialties, this year’s Massachusetts State IDPA Championship will have special meaning for many area shooters,” said John Catterall. “We’re looking forward to kicking off the King of New England and encourage all New England IDPA members to take a run at this new title.”

The second leg of the contest will take place August 16-18 during the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass.

The King of New England series will wrap up at the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship being held at the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, New Hampshire, October 18-19.

The King of New England title will be awarded in each of the five IDPA divisions and is based on the best combined score from the 12 selected King of New England stages. In order to win the title of King of New England a shooter much compete in the same IDPA division in all three participating matches.

For more information on IDPA, the King of New England presented by Apex Tactical Specialties or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also stay connected with the growing IDPA community online through @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, ShootIDPA on Facebook, IDPA TV, or the Down Zero Blog.

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Registration Opens May 1 For 2013 S&W New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 29. April 2013 08:21
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The MetroWest Tactical IDPA club announced that registration for the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship will open at noon on Wednesday, May 1.

Registration will be handled online at MatchReg.com and the entry fee for this year’s championship will be $95.00.

The Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship will take place August 16-18 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Massachusetts. In addition to being among the region’s largest defensive pistol shooting competitions, the match will also serve as the second leg of the newly announced King of New England event.

The championship will be shot as a single day format and feature 14 stages, 12 outdoor and two indoor for low-light scenarios, with a minimum round count of 205. Friday is reserved for staff, sponsors and VIPs to compete. Complete match details, including schedule and local hotel information, can be found on the MetroWest Tactical website.

For more information on IDPA, 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.

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IDPA To Crown The King of New England

by Editor 25. April 2013 07:07
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), in cooperation with the match directors of New England’s three main championships, today announced the format for the King of New England, a brand new three event concurrent competition to take place this season.

“The format for the King of New England is simple and designed to spotlight not just three excellent matches but also New England’s top local shooters. We think it will be very popular with members living and competing in New England, and help increase participation in all three matches,” explained Robert Ray.

Working with the match directors from the Massachusetts and New Hampshire state championships, as well as the New England regional, four stages will be selected in each of the three matches. These 12 stages will make up the course of fire that will determine the King of New England winners in each of IDPA’s five divisions. Match directors will select one alternate stage which will be substituted in the event that one of the four selected stages is thrown out.

Competitors shooting in a single division in all three events will contest the King of New England with winners named based on the best combined scores from the 12 selected King of New England Stages.

The first leg of the race for King of New England will be the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson, taking place June 1-2 in North Dartmouth at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford.

The second leg of the contest will be the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship scheduled for Aug. 16-18 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass.

The final leg of the series will be the Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship which is will be held at Pioneer Sportsmen in Dunbarton, New Hampshire and is scheduled for Oct. 18-19.

For more information on IDPA, 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.

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Firearms Trade Association Sponsors New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 19. April 2013 07:01
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, is continuing its support for the shooting sports and returning as one of the primary sponsors of the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

The Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship will take place August 16-18 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Massachusetts and will again be hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club. The event is among the region’s largest defensive pistol shooting competitions.

“We are extremely grateful for the generous support NSSF has provided this year’s Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship. As the trade association for the industry they have led the way in expanding competitive shooting opportunities to the delight and benefit of IDPA members throughout New England,” said Dori Smith of the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club.

"IDPA remains one of the fastest-growing shooting sports – in New England and throughout America – 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 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship."

The 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship is expected to draw upwards of 160 of the region’s top shooters. Registration for the event is not yet open but match officials expect to make that announcement shortly.

For more information on IDPA, 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 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.

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New England Regional IDPA Championship Picks Up Smith & Wesson As Title Sponsor

by Editor 10. April 2013 07:41
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Organizers of the New England Regional IDPA Championship announced that Smith & Wesson, the 161-year-old legendary firearms maker that calls Springfield, Massachusetts home, will be the title sponsor of this year’s championship.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship will take place August 16-18 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass. The MetroWest Tactical IDPA club will again host the event which is among the region’s largest defensive pistol shooting competitions.

“Smith & Wesson once again proves how important it views the shooting sports with their generous support for the 2013 New England Regional,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA. “IDPA is extremely grateful to Smith & Wesson for their continued sponsorship of major IDPA matches both in New England and around the country.”

“Smith & Wesson is pleased to once again support the New England Regional and especially this year as the main title sponsor of the match,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson. “Smith & Wesson has a long tradition of supporting the shooting sports and we’re particularly proud to be a leader in that effort in our own backyard right here in New England.”

The 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship is expected draw upwards of 160 of the region’s top shooters. Registration for the event is not yet open but match officials expect to make that announcement shortly.

For more information on IDPA, 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 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.

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IDPA Announces Dates For 2013 New England Regional Championship

by Editor 7. January 2013 11:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the 2013 New England Regional IDPA Championship will take place at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club August 16 thru 18, 2013.

Hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club, the 2013 New England Regional Championship will bring together upwards of 160 top IDPA shooters from throughout New England.

“The New England Regional is a must-attend match for IDPA shooters in the Northeast and always an outstanding match thanks to the dedication and hard work of IDPA volunteers and the organizers at MetroWest Tactical,” said Tom Yost, IDPA’s area coordinator for the Northeast Region.

“IDPA is growing rapidly here in New England with MetroWest Tactical showing 118% growth in monthly match attendance over the last three years, and nearly 30% last year alone. I expect the 2013 New England Regional IDPA Championship to be another packed event.”

For information on sponsoring one of New England’s top IDPA competitions, contact sponsorship coordinators Aaron Haines or Dori Smith at sponsors@metrowesttactical.com.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 New England Regional IDPA Championship or to find a club near you, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Gelberger Rolls To Wheelgun Win At New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 21. August 2012 01:25
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HARVARD, Mass. – Gene Gelberger finished 29th among all shooters in all divisions on his way to the Enhanced Service Revolver division title at the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship held this past weekend in Harvard, Mass.

Gelberger, who is classified a Master level shooter in IDPA's ESR division, finished the match with a time of 305.05 seconds, scoring 69 points down.

“IDPA is a challenging sport, especially for revolver shooters, but Gene's performance this weekend at the New England Regional shows that wheelgunners can certainly hold their own on the IDPA range,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Elsewhere in the Enhanced Service Revolver division, Jerry Richard was first Expert with 420.81 and 86 points down, while Chad Barber of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy finished first Sharpshooter with 512.85 and 61 points down.

Sponsored in part by New England-based firearms makers Ruger and Sig Sauer, the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship was hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club and held August 17-19 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass. The match drew nearly 160 top IDPA competitors from throughout New England. For more information on the match and the full results, visit www.MetroWestTactical.com.

Fore more information on the International Defensive Pistol Association, 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.

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Solimini Takes IDPA's New England Regional ESP Division Title

by Editor 21. August 2012 01:20
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HARVARD, Mass. – Dave Solimini took the Enhanced Service Pistol division title this past weekend at the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship in Harvard, Mass.

Finishing fourth overall in the match, Solimini topped the ESP division with a time of 252.46 seconds while scoring 51 points down.

“Dave shot a very strong match this weekend, which not only gave him the division title but placed him among the top five of all those competing in the New England Regional Championship,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Trailing Solimini by over 50 seconds was James Martino who finished first Master with 304.47 and 78 points down. Terrance Robertson took third Master with 320.96 (56).

Finishing second within the ESP division, Craig Phillips took first Expert with 286.91 (63), while Joseph Quintillio claimed first Sharpshooter with 302.01 (68), placing him fifth within the division. Carl Smith claimed first Marksman honors with his final time of 370.11 (72).

Sponsored in part by New England-based firearms makers Ruger and Sig Sauer, the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship was hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club and held August 17-19 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass. The match drew nearly 160 top IDPA competitors from throughout New England. For more information on the match and the full results, visit www.MetroWestTactical.com.

Fore more information on the International Defensive Pistol Association, 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.

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