Comp-Tac’s Gordon Carrell Extends Republic of Texas IDPA Win Streak To 12

by Editor 30. May 2014 12:26
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HOUSTON, Texas - For the 12th year in a row Gordon Carrell of Comp-Tac Victory Gear captured the Stock Service Pistol division title at the Lone Star State’s IDPA championship, the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship.

Finishing with a final score of 229.81, Carrell not only took the SSP division title but also finished High Overall for the second year in a row. With just 28 points down in the match, he also took home the title of Most Accurate.

“This year’s Republic of Texas was one of the most challenging and well run matches I have had the pleasure of competing in. The stages were straight forward yet required a wide range of skill sets. Of course, it helps when you have the best equipment,” said Gordon Carrell who in addition to being sponsored by Comp-Tac is supported by Apex Tactical Specialties, Armadillo Concealment, Smith & Wesson, Sportsman’s Outlet and Warren Tactical Sights.

The 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship took place Saturday, May 24, at the Triple C Tactical Range in Cresson, Texas, and was hosted by the Collin County IDPA club. The match drew over 200 of the state’s best shooters as well as widespread industry support from leading companies such as title sponsor Comp-Tac.

“As a Texas company, the Republic of Texas IDPA Championship is one of our favorite matches as it allows us to support our state’s IDPA shooting community and spend the afternoon on the range with friends. Of course, we’re also very proud to have the state SSP title coming back to Comp-Tac thanks to another outstanding shooting performance by Gordon,” said Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac.

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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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Tara Lyon Takes High Lady, Queen of New England at the S&W Live Free Or Die IDPA Championship

by Editor 23. October 2013 09:58
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Going into this weekend’s Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship Tara Lyon was in the lead for the Queen of New England. After the match not only did she take the High Lady title but picked up the title of Queen as well.

Lyon, who competed as a Sharpshooter in the Stock Service Pistol division, finished the match with a final time of 491.65 seconds with 151 points down.

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

Lyon also claimed the High Lady title at the Smith & Wesson New England Regional and finished second among the women competing at the Massachusetts State Championship.

“It’s good to be the King, but it’s better to be the Queen. Congratulations to Her Royal Highness, Queen Tara, on another outstanding performance...and Long Live the Queen,” said Ken Lambert, match director for the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die.

Lyon captured the Queen of New England title with a combined score of 545.82. Second place went to Dori Smith with 673.41 while third place went to Samantha Galante with 799.13.

Elsewhere in the SSP division contest at the Live Free Or Die, Rob Lacroix won the overall division title with 280.78 (86). 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). 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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Lacroix Takes SSP Title At Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die IDPA Championship

by Editor 22. October 2013 10:29
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Rob Lacroix outpaced Dave Dolio by just 1.01 seconds to claim the Stock Service Pistol division title this past weekend at the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship.

Lacroix, who is a Master in the division, won four of the 13 stages and finished with a final time of 280.78 seconds with 86 points down. Dolio won six stages before finishing first Master with 281.79 (83). His second place finish also gave Dolio the win in the King of New England series.

“The SSP battle was a tight match up at the Live Free Or Die, with Rob narrowly holding off Dave to take the title. ON behalf of everybody at the Pioneer Sportsmen Club I want to congratulate Rob on a job well done,” said Ken Lambert, match director for the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die.

Rounding out the top five were Brian Steskla in third with 286.65 (57), Mason Lane, first Expert and High Junior winner, in fourth with 316.67 (72), and Lee Adams, who took home High Military Veteran with his final time of 329.48 (106).

Elsewhere in the division, 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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Panteao’s Tom Yost Takes IDPA National Senior Title

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:40
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TULSA, Okla. – Team Panteao’s Tom Yost took the High Senior title this past weekend at the IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Yost, who competed as a Master in Stock Service Pistol division, finished second in the division and sixth among all competitors with his final time of 251.09 seconds and 44 points down.

“Tom is one of the most active leaders in IDPA and when he’s not volunteering his time to improve and grow the sport, he’s out competing as one of our top shooters – and winning this year’s IDPA National Senior Champion title,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing 8.41 seconds behind Yost was the defending senior champion Scott Warren, an ESP Master, with 259.50 (61). Third place went to Matt Sims, a CDP Master, with 269.21 (57). Academi’s Bill Go, an SSP Master, finished fourth with 287.34 (47) followed by Team Smith & Wesson’s Jerry Miculek who won the ESR National Championship title with a time of 294.66 seconds with 76 points down.

The 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship took place September 19-22 in Tulsa, Okla., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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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Comp-Tac’s Randi Rogers Takes High Lady at IDPA National Championship

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:30
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TULSA, Okla. – Comp-Tac’s Randi Rogers – the newest member of Team Smith & Wesson – claimed yet another High Lady title with her dominating performance at this year’s IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Competing in the Stock Service Pistol division, Rogers finished as the third Master, fourth in the division and 11th overall on her way to winning the High Lady title with a final time of 262.59 seconds while shooting 66 points down.

“Randi Rogers may have won the High Lady title but her incredible performance this past weekend shows she’s not simply the top woman in the sport, but one of its top shooters – period,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Placing second behind Rogers in the race for High Lady was rising star Ashley Rheuark. A 15-year-old competing as an ESP Master, Rheuark won the High Junior title with her 327.89 (61). Third place went to Team RangeLog’s Colleen Vaccaro, and ESP Expert, with her 345.90 (88). Rounding out the top five were Norma Judith Legados, and ESP Master, with 347.54 (124), and Cindy Bowser, and ESP Expert, with 356.93 (65).

The 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship took place September 19-22 in Tulsa, Okla., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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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Panteao’s Vogel Remains Undefeated After Another IDPA National Title Win

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:25
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TULSA, Okla. – Team Panteao’s Bob Vogel continued his win streak to seven in a row with his victory in the Stock Service Pistol division this past weekend at the IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Vogel, who is a Distinguished Master in IDPA, has not been beaten at this event since 2007. With stage wins on 12 of the 17 stages, and the fastest overall time of any competitor in the match, Vogel took the title with his final time of 212.42 seconds and just 32 points down. Vogel also claimed the High Industry award.

“Right now nobody can beat Bob, and his dominating performance this weekend doesn’t give much hope to his challengers that this will change anytime soon,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in the SSP division went to Vogel’s Panteao teammate Tom Yost who not only finished first Master with 251.09 (44), but also won the High Senior title. Third place went to Christopher Keller, the second Master, with 259.71 (57). Rounding out the top five were Randi Rogers, now shooting for both Team Comp-Tac and Team Smith & Wesson, the third Master and High Lady winner with 262.59 (66), and Team RangeLog’s Deon Martin, fourth Master, with 269.94 (44).

Elsewhere in the division, David Orr took first Expert with 313.47 (76). Philip Bernard finished first Sharpshooter with 341.78 (113). Shawn Bevenue won first Marksman 437.05 (109). Taking home the High Distinguished Senior with 340.30 (89) was Scott Randolph, while Patrick Doyle was honored as the High Law Enforcement shooter with his final time of 275.52 (98).

The 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship took place September 19-22 in Tulsa, Okla., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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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Tara Lyon Takes High Lady At IDPA's S&W New England Regional

by Editor 21. August 2013 07:25
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HARVARD, Mass. – Tara Lyon outpaced defending women’s champ, Kimberly Buckland, to take the High Lady title at the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

Lyon, who competed as a Sharpshooter in the Stock Service Pistol (SSP) division, won six of 14 stages before taking the title with her final time of 515.15 seconds with 214 points down.

“Tara is a constant presence on New England’s IDPA ranges where she not only competes but often works the matches as well. I look forward to seeing Tara return to the winner’s circle again in the future,” said Bob Biehl, match director for the 2013 New England Regional.

Finishing in second place was Buckland who competed in the Enhanced Service Pistol (ESP) division as a Marksman. Buckland dominated Lyon on eight stages but finished with and overall time of 550.16 seconds and a total of 154 points down.

Also competing as a Marksman in ESP was Dori Smith who took third with 704.06 (269). Rounding out the top five were SSP Marksmen Samantha Galante in fourth with 761.83 (371) and Brooke Cheney placing fifth with 853.88 (313).

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 16-18, at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club located in Harvard, Massachusetts and drew 189 competitors.

Complete match results can be found online at MetroWestTactical.com.

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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David Dolio Claims SSP Title At IDPA’s S&W New England Regional

by Editor 21. August 2013 07:10
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HARVARD, Mass. – In the match’s most heavily contested division, David Dolio claimed the Stock Service Pistol title at the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

Dolio topped a field of over 100 shooters and racked up wins on five of 14 stages before posting his final winning run of 299.37 seconds and 104 points down. The Master class shooter outpaced his nearest competitor, Brian Steskla, by just 3.88 seconds.

“David is an excellent shooter, one of the best, and you have to be when you’re competing in the Stock Service Pistol division where so many of New England’s shooters compete,” said Bob Biehl, match director for the 2013 New England Regional.

With two stage wins and his final time of 303.25, and 66 points down, Steskla placed second as the first Master. Lee Adams won High Military Veteran honors, taking third in the division and second Master with one stage win and 312.99 (63), while Matthew Farley finished fourth for first Expert with 326.46 (100) and Rob Lacroix placed fifth for third Master with three stage wins and 329.41 (129).

Elsewhere in the division, Mason Lane, an Expert, won the High Junior title with 375.02 (89). Michael French finished first Sharpshooter with 384.20 (106). Jack Hamel took first Marksman with 491.57 (196). And High Lady honors went to Tara Lyon, a Sharpshooter, with 515.15 (214).

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship was held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 16-18, at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club located in Harvard, Massachusetts and drew 189 competitors.

Complete match results can be found online at MetroWestTactical.com.

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 Repeats As Mass. IDPA Stock Service Pistol State Champ

by Editor 6. June 2013 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – With the third overall best time, David Dolio defended his 2012 championship run winning the Stock Service Pistol division title this past weekend at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

Despite winning just one of the 10 stages, Dolio managed to outpace the competition with a final time of 196.43 seconds and 53 points down.

Finishing immediately behind Dolio for the second year in a row was Ed Stettmeier as first Master and High Military with 214.48 (78) and four stage wins. Third place went to Bill Desmond, first Expert, with 221.20 (74) and two stage wins.

Rounding out the top five were David Bold, second Master, with 222.42 (77) and Frank Scahill, third Master, with 226.95 (69) and one stage win.

Elsewhere in the division, Justin DeMayo took first Sharpshooter with a time of 249.39 seconds and 103 points down. Woods Wannamaker finished first Marksman with 306.59 (94) while Kristin Brickel took first Novice with 474.38 (185).

Complete, searchable match results can be found online at IDPA.com.

Held Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford located in North Dartmouth, the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) state championship match drew 120 top shooters.

For more information on IDPA, the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship presented by Smith & Wesson, 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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