Sig’s Mason Lane Wins High Junior and Most Accurate at S&W Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. March 2015 15:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Mason Lane of the Sig Sauer Academy shooting team not only claimed the High Junior title at the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals but also took home the award for Most Accurate.

Lane finished the match in eighth place overall among the 320-plus competitors and took third in the highly competitive Stock Service Pistol division where he posted a final time of 228.26 second while shooting an amazing 31 points down.

“Mason shot an outstanding match and, despite being just 17, is proving to be a serious challenger to IDPA’s best shooters. The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is always a difficult, technical match to shoot, yet Mason made it look easy,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in the competition for High Junior went to 16-year-old Ashley Rheuark who finished 10th overall in the match with her final time of 232.01 seconds (52) in the Enhanced Service Pistol division. Though she competed for the Junior title, hers was the best time posted by any woman in the match.

Rounding out the top five were ESP shooters Padraic Sullivan with 258.94 (82), Eric West with 265.64 (126) and Justin Winstead with 294.20 (78).

Smith & Wesson has hosted the IDPA Indoor National Championship on the indoor ranges of their Shooting Sports Center for 18 years. One of the most popular matches on the IDPA competition calendar, the Indoor Nationals serves as the official start of the IDPA season.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals 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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Sig Sauer Academy Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 17. February 2015 10:34
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the Sig Sauer Academy, one of the nation’s leading firearms training facilities offering a comprehensive program of more than 60 courses for the armed professional and responsible citizen, will be returning as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

“We’re very pleased to welcome back the Sig Sauer Academy as one of the major sponsors of Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals. Sig has worked closely with IDPA over the last few years and thanks in part to their great support the IDPA community in New England continues to grow and thrive,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The Sig Sauer Academy joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the National Rifle Association, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, the Sig Sauer Academy will host the awards banquet reception taking place Saturday night of the championship.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals 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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Sig Sauer Academy Returns To Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 20. October 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The Sig Sauer Academy, one of the nation’s leading firearms training facilities offering a comprehensive program of more than 60 courses for the armed professional and responsible citizen, is returning as a major sponsor of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“The Sig Sauer Academy and its staff have an outstanding reputation throughout the industry. In addition to providing some of the best training available, the Sig Sauer Academy is a strong supporter of the shooting sports and we’re extremely pleased to have them returning as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

The Sig Sauer Academy joins Apex Tactical Specialties, GLOCK and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, the Sig Sauer Academy will host the reception prior to the Saturday evening awards banquet.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the nearly 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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Sig Sauer Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 22. October 2013 06:55
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that New Hampshire firearms maker SIG SAUER® will be one of the major sponsors of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

SIG SAUER joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, SIG SAUER will host the the reception prior to the Saturday evening awards banquet.

“The inaugural Back Up Gun National Championship is drawing a great deal of support from the firearms industry and we’re very happy to add the name SIG SAUER to the growing list of sponsors,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“We are excited to sponsor and participate in the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals this year. The Sig Sauer Academy believes strongly in responsible concealed carry and the training to back it up. This unique match is a great opportunity to test skills in a fun, competitive environment with the handgun most often carried. It’s one thing to run a match with your five inch competition gun, it’s a different ballgame running your subcompact,” said Adam Painchaud, director of the Sig Sauer Academy.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will take place November 14-16 and feature a 13-stage course of fire with a round count of 180. Held on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, match officials expect the event to draw upwards of 200 top IDPA shooters vying for titles in either the Pistol or Revolver division.

Registration is open and just a handful of slots are still available for those interested in competing. Registration is being conducted online at MatchReg.com/BUG.

For more information on IDPA, the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals 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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Live Free Or Die Stage 2: Birthday Party Part 1

by Editor 16. October 2013 10:15
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SCENARIO: Society has collapsed and it’s a dog-eat-dog world and you’re wearing milk-bone underwear. It’s also your daughter’s birthday and you want to do something special. You’ve convinced her that you can whip up something special with MREs and you’ve taken her out to your last hidden stash to retrieve your last box. Unfortunately, some marauders have followed you and would rather have those MREs for themselves.

PROCEDURE: Start with firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered; ammo carriers on body. Strong hand holding the handle of the shovel.

Engage T1 with 6 rounds. T2-T3 with 3 rounds each.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 3 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Six On T1, Best Three On T2-T3
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: MetroWest Tactical

STAGE SPONSOR: Sig Sauer Academy
WEBSITE: www.SigSauerAcademy.com

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SIG SAUER Sponsors Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship

by Editor 31. July 2013 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Granite State gun maker SIG SAUER® and the SIG SAUER Academy are giving a big boost to the New Hampshire IDPA community and sponsoring the 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship.

SIG SAUER Academy joins Taurus and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match, as one of the main sponsors of the championship event slated to take place October 18-20 at the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

“It’s been three years since New Hampshire has seen an IDPA state championship, so we are especially pleased to have the generous local support of the world famous training center out at SIG,” said Ken Lambert, match director. “Thanks to the SIG Academy and our other sponsors, Granite State IDPA is roaring back.”

After selling out in just three hours, organizers added a second full day of competition to accommodate the enthusiastic demand from local IDPA competitors eager to take on the challenges of a New Hampshire state match.

“Action shooting sports like IDPA hold a soft spot in the hearts of all of us out here at the SIG Academy so we are proud to provide support to our brethren over at Pioneer for the state IDPA championship” said Adam Painchaud, director of the SIG SAUER Academy.

In addition to determining the New Hampshire state title, the match will also serve as the final leg of the King of New England contest presented by Apex Tactical Specialties. The 17th Annual Massachusetts State Championship and the New England Regional, both sponsored by Smith & Wesson, make up the first and second legs, respectively, of the newly announced series.

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 SIG SAUER®, Inc.
SIG SAUER, Inc. is the largest member of a worldwide business group of firearms manufacturers that includes SIG SAUER GmbH & Co. KG in Germany and Swiss Arms AG in Switzerland. This global network of companies gives SIG SAUER a world-class firearms knowledge base, unparalleled design expertise, and extensive manufacturing capacity, enabling the company to respond quickly and effectively to changing market conditions and the needs of its military, law enforcement, and commercial markets worldwide. SIG SAUER is an ISO 9001: 2008 certified company more than 800 employees. For more information on SIG SAUER, any of its products, or the SIG SAUER Academy℠, log on to www.sigsauer.com.

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Sig Sauer Academy Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 15. February 2013 06:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the Sig Sauer Academy, the world-class firearms training facility located in Epping, New Hampshire, has signed on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“The Sig Sauer Academy has a well deserved reputation as one of the best firearms training facilities in the nation. Their sponsorship of the 2013 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals reflects their ongoing commitment to the shooting sports and the safe, responsible use of firearms. We deeply appreciate their support and all they’ve done for IDPA both nationally and locally at their facility in New Hampshire,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The Sig Sauer Academy joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Insight Technology, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

“The Sig Sauer Academy is fully committed to promoting the shooting sports and proud to partner with IDPA, both through the monthly matches we host and the many matches around the country we support through sponsorship," said Adam Painchaud, director of the Sig Sauer Academy.

Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Leupold, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Predator Tactical, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, Schuemann Barrels, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its, Tarheel Targets and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives.

Regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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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