Smith & Wesson Once Again Sponsors IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 11. July 2013 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – For the last 16 years Smith & Wesson has sponsored the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Nationals, so it’s no surprise that this 161-year-old American gun making icon has signed on as a major sponsor of this year’s IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“Smith & Wesson is one of the most respected, and best known names in firearms and shooting sports, and that’s no more true than here at IDPA. For the past 16 years we have counted on Smith & Wesson as a corporate sponsor and a true partner in promoting competition shooting. We cannot thank the leadership and dedicated employees of Smith & Wesson enough for their generosity and commitment to the International Defensive Pistol Association,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

In addition to supporting the IDPA Nationals, this year Smith & Wesson has taken on the role of major match sponsor for a number of IDPA events including the 17th Annual MassachusettsState Championship, the New England Regional Championship, the Live Free Or Die State Championship, the newly announced Smith & Wesson hosted Back Up Gun Nationals and, of course, their own Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

"More than any other company Smith & Wesson recognizes the important role pistol shooting competitions play in developing good gun handling skills. As more and more people join the ranks of first time firearms owners, we hope they look to organizations like IDPA to fully realize the fun and excitement that comes with safe, responsible firearms ownership," said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

Hosted by the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship will take place September 19 thru 21 and is again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. Smith & Wesson joins Brownells, Harris Publications, Taurus and the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a gold level sponsor of the event.

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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Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Enhanced by Apex Tactical Specialties

by Editor 3. July 2013 10:50
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Terry Burba (LM04739) takes a look at the M&P Shield. After running into some accuracy issues (translation: he couldn't hit squat) at the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, Terry talked to Scott Folk with Apex Tactical Specialties who had just the cure for what ailed him. Here is Terry's review of the Apex-improved M&P Shield.

In February of this year, I was privileged to be asked to be the Chief SO for one of the bays at the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals. When Lou Denys called, he asked if we would design a stage to use the Smith & Wesson M&P Shield as a pickup gun. The stage was a lot of fun for us to run and it seemed most of the competitors enjoyed it, as well.

We ran that Shield hard for four days and shot over 3,000 rounds through it. All I did for maintenance each morning was wipe the pistol down and apply a small amount of lubrication. The Shield performed flawlessly without a single failure of any kind. I was impressed with that reliability. I was also impressed how well the Shield handled recoil. One thing the shooters didn’t realize was our ammo sponsor for this stage: CORBON. Yes, we shot 3,000 rounds of CORBON 9mm through the Shield! The dual spring system of the Shield really tamed the recoil.

I came away from the S&W Indoor Nationals very impressed with the M&P Shield. But, I’m a 1911 guy. I have a great pocket sized 9mm 1911 from Springfield: the EMP. I didn’t need another one.

Another wonderful experience of the 2013 Indoor Nationals occurred on SO day. We were fortunate to have Scott Folk of Apex Tactical Specialties assigned to our squad. Unfortunately, Scott got hit by Mr. Murphy and his infamous law. The overnight shipping company did not deliver his shooting gear in time to shoot on Wednesday. Scott, being the great guy he is, came along anyway to keep score and generally help out with our squad however he could. Color me impressed. I was happy to continue building my friendship with Scott throughout the Indoor Nationals.

A few weeks later, I talked to Scott about upgrades to a Shield. He gave me several ideas of Apex products that could be used with the Shield. But then he blew my mind when he stated, “Or you could just send it to me and let me work some magic on it. I’ve got a number of ideas of things we might do."

Hmmmmmmm…..

Now the quest was on to locate a Shield somewhere in the market. A winning bid through an on-line auction and a new M&P Shield was on its way to Apex. Now the waiting began.

Around the middle of May, a box showed up at my FFL. My FFL is a good shooting friend and Sunday morning at a Texas Tactical IDPA match, he showed up with a blue box. We did all the appropriate paperwork and the Shield was now in my hands.

What a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. I totally trashed the match that day. I just could not stay focused over the excitement of shooting the new Shield as soon as the match was finished. Several folks tried a few rounds through it that afternoon. And everyone who went to the safe table with me to look at the pistol was impressed. Kitty had contacted one of our great IDPA Sponsors in Comp-Tac for one of their new Infidel Ultra IWB holsters for the Shield as a birthday present. I had ammo, holsters, magazines and pouches ready to go. What I didn’t have was range time.

Those of you who shot the 3 port bay at S&W saw our test targets next to the “Saving Joyce” stage. You saw what both Kitty and DM Tom Yost were able to do with the stock Shields. What you didn’t see was the abysmal target I shot. I really struggled with the stock Shield. At 7 yards, I simply could not keep 5 rounds in the head.

I was appropriately embarrassed.

On to range time with the new Shield with the Apex carry kit trigger upgrade. Now at 7 yards, I put all 8 rounds in the head with several shots through the same holes! Apex has an outstanding reputation for their trigger kits. And this one test alone proved the reputation is well earned. Kitty was able to use the 7 round magazine with equal success.

A few magazines after a match is hardly a test of a new firearm. I had a couple more work trips which would keep me out of town for a few weeks. As soon as those trips were complete, I had my good friend Col Phil Torres join me for a trip out to the range to put the new Shield through its paces.

To run the Shield as an ESP gun did require this 1911 shooter to adapt my manual of arms a bit. The small size of the grips seemed to let my hands get in the way of a drop free reload. DM Gordon Carrell teaches a slightly different process for reloading his M&P that adapted very well to the Shield. Using Gordon’s technique, I was able to consistently get the 8-round mag to drop free and do a fairly quick slide lock reload. The slide release was easily reachable by my short dominate hand thumb. I could get back on target almost as fast as I can with a full sized M&P Pro.

I quickly grew to love the Infidel Ultra holster from Comp-Tac. Mine is a belt clip inside the waistband holster. It is a combination leather and kydex holster from their Minotaur line. It’s super comfortable. And is very easy to put on and take off. The Ultra version of the Infidel is made in a way that it can be worn both on the strong side hip as well as appendix carry. I have worn this holster for 8 to 10 hours a day and honestly do forget I have it on at times. I have since purchased another Infidel Ultra for my 1911s.

I wrote earlier on the reliability of the Shield at the S&W Indoor Nationals. I did run a number of different rounds through the Shield and it seemed to eat anything I tried to feed it, including several different reloads I had been testing for my 1911. I never did experience a failure to feed during the 300-350 rounds of testing.

I will admit I do like Dawson Precision fiber optic sights. I have their narrow.090 width front sight on all my IDPA 5 inch 1911s. The .125 width sight Apex installed on this Shield is a bit wider than I have on the other guns. But I really didn’t notice any issues using it with the stock rear sight that comes on the Shield.

Let’s face it: what Apex is most known for is their trigger work. And that really shows up on this Shield. Scott explained to me Apex didn’t feel it was good practice to put a competition trigger on a carry firearm. The “Carry Kit” is the only drop in kit Apex offers for the Shield. However, Scott also did what Apex refers to as “Level 2 action work”. They installed a fully machined sear, USB kit and DC spring kit. As I mentioned, this work made all the difference to me. The more comfortable I got with the Shield, the better the groups I was able to produce. The trigger came to me with just a small amount of creep. As Scott explained, this pistol had never been fired when it arrived at Apex. It needed to be broken in by putting a few hundred rounds through it. The more I fired the gun, the better the trigger got. I was extremely happy with the trigger by the end of my testing.

Of course, that is just my opinion. One of the fun parts of getting any new toy is showing it off to your friends. I have a number of friends who jumped on the shield band wagon at release. Col Phil, who gets the photo credits for this article, “lost” his Shield very quickly after purchase. That’s what happens when you let your daughter test fire your Shield and she refuses to give it back. The Col was very impressed by the action work done by Apex. Every Shield owner I let try this trigger came away commenting on what a nice improvement to an already good trigger system.

One question I do get asked is about the RAM reset from Apex. Apex does not offer the RAM option for the Shield. Some people really rely on the sound and feel of a trigger resetting. The last several coaches I have trained with have encouraged me to move away from listening and feeling the reset point. They teach pulling the finger back off the trigger and then taking out the slack once again. Some call it Slack Out. Others call it Prep The Trigger. I now do that with all my firearms, so I don’t use the “click” of the trigger reset. Thus I don’t have the RAM on my M&P 9 Pro.

That said, there is a definite “click” sound and feel with the Shield right out of the box. Most of my friends who do utilize this method of trigger reset feel the stock Shield click is adequate for their needs. Honestly, I really never even noticed the click in my testing.

As you look at the pictures of the work Apex did on this Shield, you will notice some cosmetic enhancements as well. Scott did some serrations along the top of the slide and he also did some light milling along the sides of the slide. The amount of material removed was less than doing a Browning Hi-Power cut or a tri-top melt which are both already allowed in ESP. Under the new rules, engraving has been defined as being no deeper than the original OEM lettering. In this case, the Smith & Wesson logo can still clearly be seen on the slide. If you look closely, even the Springfield MA is still visible. That lettering is even lighter than the full Smith & Wesson logo. These modifications are within the rules and do not constitute slide lightening. This pistol could be used in ESP in addition to the BUG division. I may use it in a few local matches just so I can remain comfortable shooting what I carry. I will be able to shoot it in ESP or the new Not For Competition division.

The bottom line question is …“Are the improvements worth the effort?”

I feel they are. The Apex drop-in Shield carry kit is no more difficult to install than the kits for the regular line of M&P pistols. And for many shooters, that may be enough of an improvement for them. As primarily a 1911 shooter, I am use to a significantly different type of trigger. The additional Level 2 action work was an extremely nice upgrade for me. It made the Shield feel more like one of my 1911s. The front sight was a requirement for me as I like seeing the same sight picture regardless of which of my guns I pick up.

The highlights and serrations? Yeah… the bling is cool. It makes the pistol “mine”. Would I do it again? In a heartbeat.

This then begs the ultimate question…. What am I going to shoot at the S&W BUG Nationals? I really do love the 1911 platform. It’s what I shoot in 98% of the sanctioned and local matches around the country. Thanks to the great platform from S&W in the Shield and the excellent gunsmithing by Apex Tactical Specialties, I will be sporting this Shield in Springfield this November. I’m not giving up anything from my 1911s. And with the recoil system of the Shield, I am probably better prepared to shoot well.

Hope to see you there.

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MyGunDB Returns As Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship Sponsor

by Editor 26. June 2013 07:23
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – MyGunDB, the best way to manage your firearm collection, has once again signed on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

MyGunDB joins Blade-Tech Industries, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match, in supporting the New England Regional which is among the region’s largest defensive pistol shooting competitions.

“MyGunDB recognizes the important role the shooting sports plays in the daily lives of firearms owners and has once again stepped up to generously support the New England Regional IDPA Championship,” said Dori Smith of the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club.

"It's an honor to be able to give back to the shooting community," said Alan Ellis, the creator of MyGunDB. "It is incredible seeing so many participants signing up as it shows the ever increasing popularity of IDPA and the shooting sports in general."

The Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship will take place August 16-18 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Massachusetts and will again be hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club.

The New England Regional is expected to draw upwards of 200 of the region’s top shooters. Registration for the event opened on May 1 and match officials report that the competition is sold out with a growing waiting list of shooters hoping for a last minute opening.

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 MyGunDB:
Founded by Alan Ellis in July 2011, Intelligent Firearm Solutions, LLC, the parent company of the MyGunDB product line, has grown to be the leader in firearm inventory software for collectors and enthusiasts. The company is now an official sponsor of the NRA National Matches at Camp Perry for 2013-2015, and a proud supporter of IDPA and the CMP. Though MyGunDB began as a small, free, utility program that the founder needed personally when he realized no other software met his needs, it has evolved into a full blown firearm dashboard based on the feedback of its users through online forums and other communities. For more information, please visit http://MyGunDB.com.

 

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Blade-Tech Sponsors Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 18. June 2013 07:27
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Blade-Tech Industries, the leading manufacturer of custom thermoplastic and injection molded tactical holsters and magazine pouches, has signed on as one of the primary sponsors of the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

The Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship will take place August 16-18 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Massachusetts and will again be hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club.

Blade-Tech joins the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match, in supporting the New England Regional which is among the region’s largest defensive pistol shooting competitions.

“We are very pleased to add Blade-Tech to our growing list of sponsors. Blade-Tech has been a longtime supporter of the shooting sports and we’re grateful for their generous sponsorship of this year’s championship,” said Dori Smith of the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club.

"Blade-Tech is honored to continue its support of the IDPA and to sponsor the New England Regional Championship. We are thankful for the opportunity to participate in such a quality event," said Ryan Preece of Blade-Tech.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship is expected to draw upwards of 200 of the region’s top shooters. Registration for the event opened on May 1 and match officials report that slots are filled with additional shooters on a wait list hoping for a last minute slot opening.

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

by Editor 10. June 2013 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – This October the Granite State will be hosting its first IDPA state championship since 2010, thanks in part to the generous support of sponsors like Taurus.

Taurus, one of the world's foremost manufacturers of firearms and spearhead of the Carry On movement to promote the concealed carry lifestyle, has signed on as a major sponsor of the event, joining Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship takes place October 18-19 and will be hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

“We can’t thank Taurus enough for their generous support of IDPA and the Live Free Or Die State Championship,” said Ken Lambert, match director. “Taurus is unabashedly supporting the concealed carry movement in the U.S. and IDPA shooters understand how important that is and appreciate the commitment Taurus has shown.”

“Taurus is proud to support the Live Free Or Die State Championship as part of our ongoing commitment to promoting the shooting sports,” said Mark Kresser, president and CEO of Taurus. “We expect this to be one of the hottest matches on the IDPA New England schedule and we wish the best of luck to all those competing.”

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.

Registration details for the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship will be announced shortly. Companies interested in sponsoring the Live Free Or Die State Championship should contact the sponsorship coordinator at psi.sponsorship@gmail.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.

About Taurus:
Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to be the U.S. importer of all Taurus brand firearms manufactured in Brazil and to be the manufacturer of the model PT-22, PT-25 and PT-738 pistols made here in the US. Taurus International services all Taurus brand firearms under the LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™ as well. For additional information about Taurus, visit www.taurususa.com.

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Colt’s Mark Redl Takes IDPA CDP Title At Mass. State Championship

by Editor 6. June 2013 08:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Shooting for Team Colt, Mark Redl won six of 10 stages on his way to taking the Custom Defensive Pistol division title at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

With his final time of 197.82 seconds and 38 points down, Redl outpaced runner-up and 2012 defending champion Craig Buckland by 16.15 seconds to win the division.

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), the Massachusetts State IDPA Championship was held Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford located in North Dartmouth and drew 120 competitors.

Buckland, who won three stages, finished first Master in 213.97 seconds with 40 points down. Third in the division went to Matt Holmes, first Expert, with 234.21 (45) followed by second Expert Robert Biehl with 237.59 (68) and Nick Henry, the third Expert, finishing fifth in the division with a stage win and a time of 240.22 (48).

Elsewhere in the division, Phillip Atchison claimed first Sharpshooter with 284.22 (101) while Novice class shooter Glenn Baker finished with 500.16 (107).

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

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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Judith Szczygiel Scores High Lady At Mass. State IDPA Championship

by Editor 6. June 2013 08:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – By a mere 1.01 seconds Judith Szczygiel edged out Tara Lyon to win the High Lady title at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

Szczygiel won four of the 10 stages to finish with 313.35 seconds and 101 points down competing as an Expert in the Enhanced Service Pistol division.

Lyon, who had won six stages and held the lead, fell to second after giving up 23.57 seconds to Szczygiel on the seventh stage. Lyon finished the match with 314.36 seconds and 73 points down as a Stock Service Pistol division Sharpshooter.

Third place among the women competitors went to Kristin Brickel, a Novice in SSP, finishing with 474.38 (185). Fourth place went to Dori Smith, a Marksman in ESP, with 482.40 (170) while Samantha Galante finished fifth as an SSP Novice with 484.22 (199).

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

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Massachusetts State IDPA Championship was held Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford located in North Dartmouth and drew 120 competitors.

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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McNaughton Wins Mass. State IDPA Junior Title

by Editor 6. June 2013 08:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Duncan McNaughton captured High Junior honors at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

McNaughton, who competed in the match as a Sharpshooter in the Enhanced Service Pistol division, finished in a time of 311.01 seconds with 104 points down. He was followed by Tyler Wannamaker in Stock Service Pistol where the Marksman finished with 475.94 (225).

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

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), the Massachusetts State IDPA Championship took place Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford located in North Dartmouth and drew 120 competitors.

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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Wilfrid Cournoyer Wins Mass. State IDPA Stock Service Revolver Title

by Editor 6. June 2013 07:55
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Wilfrid Cournoyer won the Stock Service Revolver division title this past weekend at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

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, including Cournoyer who finished the competition in a time of 293.00 seconds with 63 points down. The Expert class shooter won six of the 10 stages in the match.

Dennis Doti, who took first Sharpshooter, finished second overall with 308.49 (76) and two stage wins. Kris Sines also won two stages and finished third overall with 317.84 (81). Rounding out the top five were Peter Goloski, a Marksman, in fourth with 492.24 (139) and Art Benner, a Novice, with 811.13 (230) in fifth.

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

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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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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