Live Free Or Die Stage 13: Windows

by Editor 15. October 2013 16:45
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SCENARIO: A Riot in your town. Your gun and ammo is located in the nightstand. Grab your gun and protect your home through the front windows. Watch out for neighbors.

PROCEDURE: Start standing facing up range. Gun is loaded to division capacity, placed in night stand behind you. Ammo in the drawer also.

Get your gun and any ammo you wish to take with you. Engage T1-T8 with 2 rounds each. Steel must fall. NOTE: Cannot come back to nightstand once you leave P1.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat, 2 Steel
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Pioneer IDPA Club

STAGE SPONSOR: New England Tactical
WEBSITE: www.NewEnglandTactical.com

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Live Free Or Die Stage 8: Haunted

by Editor 15. October 2013 14:30
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SCENARIO: You are local PD on the scene investing a noise complaint when you hear screaming from inside the house while you are looking around outside. You enter the residence and you recognize local missing persons who are trying to escape. Their attackers look like they are undead or on meth. Don’t mind the coffin.

PROCEDURE: Start with hands relaxed at side. Gun loaded to division capacity, ammo carriers on body.

At the signal, engage T1-T2 from P2. Engage T3-T5 from the left side of the open door at P3. Engage T5 from P4. Engage T6-T8 from P5. NOTE: Sensors near P1 activate the charger. T1 drops down from the ceiling.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Jonathan Wolfe

STAGE SPONSOR: Smith & Wesson
WEBSITE: www.Smith-Wesson.com

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Live Free Or Die Stage 5: Thriller

by Editor 15. October 2013 12:30
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SCENARIO: Darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand, Creatures crawl in search of blood, To terrorize your neighborhood; And though you fight to stay alive, Your body starts to shiver, For no mere mortal can resist, The Evil of the thriller.

 

PROCEDURE: Start outside gate with strong hand on gate. Gun holstered and loaded to division capacity with ammo carriers on body.

Engage T1-T18 from low cover at P2. NOTE: Gate activates swinger.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 18 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 1 On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Jonathan Wolfe

STAGE SPONSOR: Academi
WEBSITE: www.Academi.com

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Live Free Or Die Stage 1: Cereal Killer

by Editor 15. October 2013 10:30
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SCENARIO: Supermarket is getting robbed by a gang of thugs and they are looking for people to shake down. You are just there looking for ice cream for a birthday party later. What happened to the lights?

PROCEDURE: Start holding a box of cereal. Gun holstered and loaded to division capacity with ammo carriers on body. Flashlight in weak hand.

Move to cover at P2 before engaging T1-T5. Engage T6 from P3. T7-T9 will be engaged between food stuffs via portal at P4.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 9 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Lee Adams

STAGE SPONSOR: iMarksman
WEBSITE: www.iMarksman.com

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Safariland Sponsors Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die IDPA Match

by Editor 15. October 2013 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – When competitors hit the range this weekend for the International Defensive Pistol Association’s 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship it’s going to be thanks to support from sponsors like Safariland®.

Safariland, one of the leading holster brands and longtime supporter of the shooting sports, joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, iMarksman, New England Tactical, RangeLog, Ruger, SIG SAUER, Taurus and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match, as one of the main sponsors of the sold out championship event taking place October 18-20 at the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

“The return of the New Hampshire IDPA state championship, the Live Free Or Die match, is one of the big stories in the New England IDPA community. And the number of industry icons, like Safariland, that are supporting the match has got every shooter excited,” said Ken Lambert, match director. “On behalf of the match, the staff and the Granite State IDPA shooters, I want to thank Safariland for all they’ve done for IDPA.”

“Safariland has a long tradition of promoting the shooting sports, and those competing every week across the country. We are proud to be among the companies supporting New Hampshire’s fast growing IDPA community and the Live Free Or Die State Championship,” said Scott Carnahan, Vice President, Equipment Category Marketing, The Safariland Group.

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. 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 Safariland®
Established in 1964, Safariland® has earned worldwide renown and a leadership position in the industry for its technologically advanced holsters and other gear to the law enforcement, military, concealment and competitive sporting markets. Safariland holsters, belts and accessories provide users with high-quality tools to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Safariland is credited for developing the first Level III retention holster for the uniformed duty market. With a reputation for INNOVATION NOT IMITATION®, the Safariland brand continues its position as the worldwide leader in retention holsters. Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.safariland.com/dutygear.

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Apex Tactical Specialties Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 11. October 2013 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Apex Tactical Specialties has signed on as a major sponsor of the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals taking place November 14-16, 2013.

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

“We’re very pleased to once again have the support of Apex Tactical Specialties. This season Apex has generously sponsored a number of IDPA matches, and as a charter sponsor of the new Back Up Gun Nationals they are continuing their strong commitment to IDPA,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“We are proud to support IDPA and its newest national championship. Apex understands the important role IDPA plays in providing gun owners with a safe, friendly opportunity to hone their gun handling and shooting skills, and we are looking forward to the inaugural Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals.” said Scott Folk of Apex.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will feature 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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Brownells Sponsors Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die IDPA Match

by Editor 9. October 2013 08:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™ − is continuing its commitment to the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) by sponsoring the 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship.

Brownells joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, iMarksman, New England Tactical, RangeLog, Ruger, SIG SAUER, Taurus and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match, as one of the main sponsors of the sold out championship event slated to take place October 18-20 at the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

“If there’s a competitive shooter that doesn’t know of, and buy from Brownells I don’t know who it is, and that’s because Brownells has been a longtime sponsor of matches like the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship,” said Ken Lambert, match director. “We greatly appreciate all that Brownells does for the shooting sports and are proud to announce them as a major sponsor of this year’s championship.”

“We at Brownells believe strongly in supporting the shooting sports and the “Live Free or Die” match is one of the great events for IDPA shooters. We’re honored to be a part of it,” said Matt Buckingham, president of Brownells.

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. 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 Brownells:
Founded in 1939, Brownells is an Iowa-based, family-owned company that supplies more than 82,000 firearms parts, accessories, reloading components, gunsmithing tools, and ammunition to armorers, gunsmiths, the military, and shooters worldwide. In addition to their industry-leading 100% lifetime guarantee - forever - on EVERY product sold, their staff of veteran Gun Techs is available to assist customers with technical help to fix any gun-related problem - free of charge. There are no minimum order sizes or return/exchange fees. To place an order, or for more information, call 800-741-0015 or visit www.brownells.com.

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Comp-Tac Helping New Hampshire IDPA Shooters Live Free Or Die

by Editor 4. October 2013 07:40
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – After a two year absence, New Hampshire’s state IDPA championship is back thanks to the generous support of companies like Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

Comp-Tac, a leading manufacturer of holsters and accessories, has signed on as a major sponsor of the sold out 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship, joining Apex Tactical Specialties, iMarksman, RangeLog, Ruger, SIG SAUER, Taurus and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match.

The championship is set to take place October 18-20 and is being hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

“You can’t step on to an IDPA range and not find a number of shooters holstering their gun in a Comp-Tac rig. That’s because not only do they make great gear but they are one of the most dedicated companies in the industry when it comes to supporting IDPA competition,” said Ken Lambert, match director.

“Being an IDPA member and shooter I know that putting on major matches like New Hampshire’s Live Free Or Die State Championship takes a huge amount of work. Comp-Tac is committed to supporting the match directors, range officials and shooters with sponsorship and support anytime we can. We wish the Live Free Or Die great success and look forward to supporting it again next year,” Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac.

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. 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.

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Apex Tactical Specialties Backs Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die IDPA Match

by Editor 4. October 2013 07:37
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – It’s Live Free Or Die style IDPA for Apex Tactical Specialties as the California-based maker of aftermarket gun parts steps up as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship.

In addition to sponsoring the Live Free Or Die, Apex is also the presenting sponsor of the new King of New England contest. The King of New England is made up of select stages from three New England area championships: the 17th Annual Massachusetts State Championship, the New England Regional and the Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship.

“We were very excited to be named the third and final leg of the new King of New England series presented by Apex, but to also have them as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die is further evidence that IDPA here in the Granite State is making a huge comeback,” said Ken Lambert, match director. “We are grateful to Apex Tactical Specialties for their continued, generous support of IDPA competition.”

Apex joins Comp-Tac Victory Gear, iMarksman, RangeLog, Ruger, SIG SAUER, Taurus and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match, as one of the main sponsors of the sold out championship event slated to take place October 18-20 at the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

“IDPA is growing everyday and certainly in New England where so many are competing in IDPA nearly every weekend. Apex is proud to play a part in this continued growth by sponsoring great matches like the 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State Championship,” said Scott Folk of Apex.

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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Ruger Sponsors Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship

by Editor 30. September 2013 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – New Hampshire’s own Ruger Firearms continues its support for the shooting sports as a primary sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship.

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

“Ruger is a titan in the gun industry and more importantly a major employer here in New Hampshire. Our friends and neighbors are part of that proud gun making tradition at Ruger and their commitment to supporting our state championship could not mean more to us,” said Ken Lambert, match director.

“Being part of matches, especially in our backyard here in New England, is a way to support the shooting sports, our customers and encourage employees to get involved. Our extensive product line lends itself to many competitive disciplines and competition provides valuable feedback,” said Ken Jorgensen of Ruger.

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. 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.

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