Live Free Or Die Stage 11: Card Game

by Editor 17. October 2013 16:00
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SCENARIO: You are playing poker with some unsavory characters. You have a winning hand. With no cash left, you use your pistol as collateral.

PROCEDURE: Start with gun loaded and placed on either side of the basket. While seated, weak hand on basket. Strong hand on table. Ammo carriers on body to division capacity.

At the signal, engage T1-T6 with at least 2 rounds. NOTE: Must stay seated in chair. Pulling basket activates both drop turners. T3 and T4 are more than 2 yards from T1.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, Two Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: Kevin Sensenig

STAGE SPONSOR: Taurus
WEBSITE: www.TaurusUSA.com

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Live Free Or Die Stage 10: Bear In The Woods

by Editor 17. October 2013 13:20
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SCENARIO: You are hiking through the woods looking for a nice spot for a picnic when charged by a bear!

PROCEDURE: Start with both hands grasping a picnic basket straps. Gun holstered and loaded to division capacity with ammo carriers on body.

At the signal, engage T1-T6 with at least 2 rounds. NOTE: Targets represent the bear’s advance towards you. Once you have moved to the next target, you may not reengage the preceding target.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Kevin Sensenig

STAGE SPONSOR: Taurus
WEBSITE: www.TaurusUSA.com

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Live Free Or Die Stage 9: Bull In A China Shop

by Editor 17. October 2013 10:35
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SCENARIO: While out shopping with your spouse and in-laws at the local fine china store, it gets robbed. Protect your family.

PROCEDURE: Start with hands relaxed at sides. Gun holstered and loaded to division capacity with ammo carriers on body.

At the signal, engage targets T1-8. NOTE: T1 and T8 are more than two yards from T2 and T7.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Pioneer IDPA Club

STAGE SPONSOR: A Girl & A Gun
WEBSITE: www.AGirlAndAGunClub.com

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Live Free Or Die Stage 7: Lincoln Logs

by Editor 17. October 2013 08:15
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SCENARIO: While preparing the next set of logs for your cabin it appears that your neighbors are back for round two. Protect your new homestead.

PROCEDURE: Start holding ax in both hands squared to the log pile. Gun holstered and loaded with only six rounds. Ammo carriers on body.

At the signal, while moving to P2 engage T1-3. At P2 engage the remaining targets. NOTE: Ax activates clamshell at T1. There is no cover at P1. PP1 activates T4, PP2 activates T7. P2 will be a pile of logs.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
16
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat, 2 Steel
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Worcester Pistol Rifle Club

STAGE SPONSOR: Ruger
WEBSITE: www.Ruger.com

 

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Live Free Or Die Stage 6: Uncle Mike's Cabin

by Editor 16. October 2013 18:00
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SCENARIO: Work, Politics, Taxes enough is enough! You sell all your worldly possessions and buy land in the middle of Dunbarton and build a new cabin. While sitting on the porch in your rocking chair sipping your moonshine and marveling at your new creation, you are suddenly attacked by your new neighbors!

PROCEDURE: Start rocking in the rocking chair at P1, moonshine in your strong hand. Gun loaded to division capacity, ammo carriers on body.

At the signal, engage targets through available ports and left side of wall. NOTE: Visual barriers will be used to force shots from appropriate positions. T5 + T6 will have painted hard cover.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
16
TARGETS: 8 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Worcester Pistol Rifle Club

STAGE SPONSOR: Ruger
WEBSITE: www.Ruger.com

 

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Live Free Or Die Stage 4: Hostage

by Editor 16. October 2013 15:45
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SCENARIO: The current situation on the ground has taken a turn for the worse and you are the only one on the scene. Take out the bad guys before they kill the hostages.

PROCEDURE: Start centered on car, hands on roof. Gun holstered and loaded to division capacity with ammo carriers on body.

At the signal, engage T1-T5 and PP1-2 from through the windows or side of the vehicle.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 5 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat, 2 Steel
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Pioneer IDPA Club

STAGE SPONSOR: RangeLog
WEBSITE: www.RangeLog.com

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Live Free Or Die Stage 3: Birthday Party Part 2

by Editor 16. October 2013 13:15
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SCENARIO: Your daughter wasn’t impressed with your special birthday meal, and the piñata you made out of a dead cat was just gross. This party isn’t going well, but you’re sure she is going to like the new handgun you got her (even if it did come off one of the dead marauders from stage 2). Unfortunately, party crashers have arrived. They weren’t invited, so open her present early and teach them a lesson.

PROCEDURE: Start seated at P1 with firearm unloaded, in IDPA box. Ammo carriers loaded, in box on table. Hands holding an MRE packet.

Engage T1-T6 with 2 rounds each. NOTE: The lid to the IDPA box hits the button that activates the swinger T1. Poppers behind T2 and T3 activate T4 and T5. T1 and T4 are not disappearing. T6 is at 25 yards.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Metro West Tactical

STAGE SPONSOR: Sig Sauer
WEBSITE: www.SigSauer.com

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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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Michigan Ammo Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 16. October 2013 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The Michigan Ammo Company has signed on as a major sponsor of the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals taking place November 14-16, 2013, according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association.

The Michigan Ammo Company joins Apex Tactical Specialties, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support Michigan Ammo Company will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the competition.

“The Michigan Ammo Company has been very generous in their support for the major championships hosted by Smith & Wesson and we’re very pleased to welcome them as a sponsor of the inaugural Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“We appreciate all the work Smith & Wesson does in hosting major IDPA competitions and we’re proud to once again partner with them as a sponsor of the new Back Up Gun National Championship,” said Mike Patrick, president of Michigan Ammo Company.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will 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 for the match has begun 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 12: Romantic Clearing

by Editor 15. October 2013 18:45
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SCENARIO: A romantic dinner in a secluded restaurant. Three thugs pull knives and go for your significant other. As you make your way out of the restaurant you find other thugs.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, gun loaded to division capacity and holstered with ammo carriers on body.

Engage Engage targets T1-T3 while moving to P2 in tactical sequence. Engage T4-T6 from P2, steel behind T6 activates T5 which is an up/down. From P3, engage T7-T8 from low cover. NOTE: T5 is not disappearing. T7-T8 is not visible from P2 Hay will be used behind wood to prevent shoot throughs.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
16
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat, 1 Steel
SCORED HITS: Best 2 On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Pioneer IDPA Club

STAGE SPONSOR: Academi
WEBSITE: www.Academi.com

This stage will serve as the Alternate King of New England selection for those competing in the series.

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