Brandon Wright Captures SSP Title At Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 28. May 2013 07:21
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HEMPSTEAD, Texas – One of the top IDPA shooters in the world, Brandon Wright of Team ITI, captured the Stock Service Pistol division title this Memorial Day weekend at the Lone Star State’s premier IDPA competition, the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship.

Wright won five of 10 stages within the division, with two of those stage wins topping the entire field of over 200 competitors, and edged out his nearest competitor by 3.49 seconds with his final time of 152.01 seconds. Wright finished the match with 24 points down.

“Brandon is one of IDPA’s strongest competitors and with national and state titles to his credit, ranked among the very best in the sport. His performance this weekend at the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship shows once again why he’s such a formidable competitor on the range,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in SSP went to Chris Keller who took first Master with at time of 155.50 seconds and 28 points down. Keller also had five stage wins with two recorded as overall wins. Jeff Holthus finished third as second Master with 189.23 (18), followed by Karl Bergman who claimed third Master with 193.99 (66). Finishing fifth overall was Bill Go of ACADEMI whose final 198.45 seconds with 20 points down earned him both fourth Master as well as the High Senior title.

Elsewhere in the division, Arnold Brown finished first Expert and High Law Enforcement with 203.86 (34). Adam Sills won first Sharpshooter with 229.27 (36) while Clark Coneby captured first Marksman and High Junior with 220.20 (38). Braden Bergman, a Novice class competitor, finished with 392.33 (109). Charla Scott, an Expert class shooter, won the High Lady title with 287.24 (55), and Pedro Chapa, a Marksman, took home High Military with 328.73 (71).

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

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Republic of Texas Championship was held at the ImpactZone Range in Hempstead and drew top shooters from throughout Texas and across the United States.

The match received strong industry support with sponsorship from ACADEMI, Armadillo Concealment, Brian Enos, Competitive Concealment, CrossBreed Holsters, Cypress Firearms, Dillon Precision, Don’s Guide Rods, GLC Shooting Academy, GlockTriggers.com, Grip Reductions, Hi-Viz Shooting Systems, Starline Brass, Target Acquired, and title sponsor Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, 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 news and updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Randi Rogers Goes 5 Straight At Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 27. February 2013 07:30
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For the fifth year in a row Smith & Wesson and the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) crowned Randi Rogers the High Lady champion of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Competing for Comp-Tac Victory Gear where she not only shoots for the team but also manages the holster maker’s marketing efforts, Rogers outgunned a talented group of women by winning nine of the 12 stages and finishing second Master and third overall in the Stock Service Pistol division with a time of 202.60 with 93 points down.

Rogers finished 11th overall among all 324 competitors competing in all five divisions.

“Right now Randi is the dominant female competitor in IDPA, but it’s her desire and ability to go toe-to-toe with her male counterparts that is so impressive. When Randi enters the match she isn’t there just to win High Lady, she in it to win it all. And though she may have beat me handily in the High Lady competition, her performance this year should make all the women in IDPA proud,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

As part of its continued focus on women shooters, Smith & Wesson this year recognized not just the top female shooter but the top three, and honored Michelle Wood as the second High Lady finishing in SSP as a Master with 261.82 (132) and Cindy Bowser as third High Lady with her ESP Expert finish of 263.82 (132).

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship took place February 21-23 at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Mass., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol shooters from 28 states, one U.S. territory and three foreign nations.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National 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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Vogel Takes 6th Straight S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals Title With SSP Win

by Editor 27. February 2013 07:10
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – This past weekend Bob Vogel successfully defended his Stock Service Pistol division title at the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, marking this as the sixth straight year the Team Panteao shooter has won his division at the match.

Vogel, who was the first competitor in IDPA to claim the sport’s Distinguished Master classification in all three pistol divisions, won all but two stages in the championship to outpace his nearest competitor by nearly 30 seconds and finish with a final time of 154.37 with 29 points down.

In addition to claiming the SSP title, Vogel’s finish also earned him High Law Enforcement and High Industry honors.

“Bob Vogel is riding an incredible win streak in IDPA that extends back to the 2007 IDPA Nationals. With his performance this weekend at the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, it’s hard to imagine that win streak won’t continue for some time,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in the SSP division went to Team RangeLog’s Rob Tate who claimed first Master and the High Military Veteran title with his time of 184.16 and 66 points down. Randi Rogers of Team Comp-Tac took second Master and, for the fifth year in a row, the High Lady title posting a final time of 202.60 (93). Third Master went to David Dolio with 203.96 (58) while fourth Master and the High International title went to Luis Ricardo Zanotti of Venezuela who finished with a time of 203.97 (76).

Elsewhere in the division Nick Bedio took first Expert honors with 228.48 (61) and will move up to Master class, while Justin Sitler finished first Sharpshooter with 264.01 (102) and will move up to Expert class. Jack Hamel will move up to Sharpshooter after taking first Marksman with 347.39 (160).

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s Barton Nanney claimed the High Military title on the strength of a final time of 281.41 (65) in the SSP division.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship took place February 21-23 at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Mass., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol shooters from 28 states, one U.S. territory and three foreign nations.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National 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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Rogers Finishes Perfect IDPA Season For Team Comp-Tac

by Editor 26. September 2012 02:30
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OXFORD, N.C. – Randi Rogers of Team Comp-Tac went into the 2012 IDPA National Championships with a perfect undefeated season on the line. She came out as the International Defensive Pistol Association’s Women’s National Champion, and that perfect season intact.

Competing in the Stock Service Pistol division where she finished 10th overall among 114 competitors, and placed ninth among the Master class shooters, Rogers posted a final time of 301.99 with 114 points down.

“Randi is one of the most gifted women shooters in all the shooting sports,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA. “Randi has collected countless titles in several disciplines but we proudest of her accomplishments here in IDPA where she is simply a powerhouse.”

Rogers' main competition was Michelle Wood, the Master class shooter in all five of IDPA’s divisions who fell just 0.72 seconds behind Rogers at the 2012 Carolina Cup. Wood wasn’t expected to compete but holstered up at the last minute to make a run at the title in SSP but finished second with 314.22 (112).

Third place among the women went to Colleen Vaccaro in SSP who finished with 369.28 (94). Rounding out the top five were Karyn Byerly, also in SSP, with 377.91 (138) and Tammy Lyne, the top woman in ESP, with 395.06 (157) finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

Coming in sixth among the women was Joanna Lenczewska, the CDP division’s top woman shooter with 414.18 (187).

The 2012 IDPA National Championships took place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol shooters.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, 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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Team Panteao's Vogel Wins 6th Straight IDPA National Title

by Editor 26. September 2012 02:20
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OXFORD, N.C. – For the sixth straight year IDPA‘s only three division Distinguished Master, Bob Vogel, has claimed the title of IDPA’s ‘Top Gun’ winning the Stock Service Pistol division title at the International Defensive Pistol Association’s 2012 National Championships.

The Panteao Productions-sponsored shooter not only outgunned the entire field of 340+ shooters by 30 or more seconds this past weekend, but also claimed the title of Most Accurate to go along with his SSP win. Vogel finished the match with six stage wins and a time of 206.62 seconds with just 31 points down over 16 extremely challenging shooting stages.

“The course design at the 2012 IDPA Nationals was technically very difficult and presented a serious challenge for even the most accurate of shooters. Apparently it wasn’t difficult enough as Bob made it look easy while picking up his sixth consecutive IDPA National title and extending an IDPA unbeaten streak that dates back to 2007,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

Finishing second in the division and taking first Master was Team RangeLog’s Rob Tate with a time of 254.23 and 76 points down. Tom Yost, the captain of Team Panteao, finished second Master, as well as top Senior within the division, with 274.94 (89). Rounding out the top five were David McDonald with a time of 276.20 (69) to place third Master and Deon Martin taking fourth Master with 284.10 (60).

Also taking top honors in the SSP division were Team Comp-Tac's Randi Rogers who once again won High Lady while finishing ninth Master with 301.99 (114), and Nelso Lopez Iglesias of Venezuela who was the division’s top International shooter with 332.01 (95). Jon Antrim topped the Expert class with 323.54 (115), Brandon Chin was first Sharpshooter with 360.02 (157) and Randy Smith took home first Marksman honors with 412.93 (80).

The 2012 IDPA National Championships took place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, 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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