Gelberger Rolls To Enhanced Service Revolver Mass. State Title

by Editor 6. June 2013 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Gene Gelberger swept all 10 stages on his way to claiming the Enhanced Service Revolver division title at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

Held last weekend 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 Gelberger who finished with a final time of 251.87 seconds with 68 points down.

Second place went to Rob Lacroix, a Sharpshooter who posted a final of 352.36 (117). The defending champion Jerry Richard, classified an Expert, took third with 367.78 (69) while Ward Benner, a Marksman, finished fourth with 663.74 (157).

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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In ESP Panteao’s Yost Takes Home 4 Titles At Mass. State IDPA

by Editor 6. June 2013 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Winning five of 10 stages and shooting the fewest points down helped propel Team Panteao’s Tom Yost to the Enhanced Service Pistol division title at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

Yost, who finished the match with a final time of 186.03 seconds and just 31 points down, claimed not only the ESP title but also High Senior, High Industry and Most Accurate honors.

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.

Finishing first Master behind Yost was Joe Linskey who won two stages and took High Law Enforcement with 194.99 seconds and 44 points down. Third in the division went to Craig Phillips, the second Master, with 208.05 (31) followed by Brian Steskla, third Master, with 208.74 seconds, 70 points down and one stage win, and Dave Solimini, fourth Master, with 217.34 (57).

Elsewhere in the division, Richard Barker finished first Expert with 237.88 (83) and claimed High Military Veteran as well as one stage win. Bill Thorpe took first Sharpshooter with 227.32 (42). Joe Parks finished first Marksman with 324.06 (91). Judith Szczygiel, an Expert class shooter, won High Lady with 313.35 (101) while Duncan McNaughton, a Sharpshooter, took High Junior with 311.01 (104).

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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IDPA Previews 17th Annual Massachusetts IDPA Championship Course Of Fire

by Editor 30. May 2013 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Organizers of the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson, are previewing all 10 stages of the course of fire competitors will face this weekend.

IDPA members and others interested in the scenarios and stage designs featured in this year’s match, as well as those from past matches, should visit IDPA’s DOWN ZERO blog.

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

In addition to determining the state champion in each of IDPA’s five handgun competition divisions, the match also serves as the first leg of the newly established King of New England, which is being presented by Apex Tactical Specialties.

Four stages from each of three major New England championships, starting with the Massachusetts State Championship, will make up the 12 stage challenge. To kick off the King of New England, John Catterall, match director of the Massachusetts State match, has selected the following stages as the Massachusetts State Championship portion of the series:

Stage 1 - Hallway Clearance
Stage 4 - Shrimp Mozambique
Stage 7 - Deep in the Heart of Texas
Stage 8 - Reload Skill Drill: Fast or Slow?
Stage 9 - Easy As 1-2-3 (alternate)

IDPA, which is the country’s fastest growing shooting sport, has seen tremendous growth in the last few years fueled by the surging demand in concealed carry permits and the increasing need for personal protection. Such rapid growth has made competitions like the Massachusetts State Championship extremely popular.

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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Massachusetts State Stage 10: Casino Showdown

by Editor 30. May 2013 06:00
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SCENARIO: Things aren’t going well at the card table…fight your way out.

PROCEDURE: Start with firearm loaded to division capacity, placed anywhere on table with the muzzle facing downrange. Ammunition carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules. Hands on knees, any part of the shooter’s back touching the back of the chair.

While seated, engage T1-T3. Any re-engagement of T1-T3 must be done while seated. Any reloads must be completed at the table, shooter may stand to reload. Retreat to P2, open the door and engage Max Trap T4 and Out-N-Back T5 from cover of the left side of the doorway. Advance to P3 and engage array T6-T9 on the move from doorway to P3.

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

STAGE DESIGN: John Catterall

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Massachusetts State Stage 3: How Does Tactical Sequence Go Again?

by Editor 30. May 2013 06:00
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SCENARIO: They are coming Fast ‘N Furious…better give everyone a little attention before you get overrun.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1 facing up-range, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammunition carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules. Hands relaxed at sides.

Engage array T1-T5 in tactical sequence; advance to P2 and engage remaining targets. T7 has a non-scoring pepper popper activator behind it – steel must fall to activate moving targets T6 & T8.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 17
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat, 1 Steel
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: John Catterall

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Massachusetts State Stage 5: Here He Comes!

by Editor 30. May 2013 06:00
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SCENARIO: You are going to town engaging the bad guys when suddenly one of them responds to the bugle…CHARGE!

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammunition carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules. Hands relaxed at sides.

Engage all targets on the left side of stage from P1. Engage all targets on the right side of the stage from P2. T4 has a non-scoring pepper popper behind it that activates moving target T5. Steel behind T4 must fall.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 15
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat, 3 Steel
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: John Catterall

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Massachusetts State Stage 6: The ‘V’ Formation

by Editor 30. May 2013 06:00
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SCENARIO: Start on one side of the “V,” finish on the other…take care of anything that gets in your way.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammunition carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules. Hands relaxed at sides.

Engage popper while standing still at P1to activate moving target. Engage clamshell (T1) and T2 while retreating to P2. Engage target array T3-T6 (T5 & T6 are hardcover targets) from P2. Engage T7-T8 from low cover at P3.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 17
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat, 1 Steel
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: John Catterall

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Massachusetts State Stage 9: Easy As 1-2-3

by Editor 29. May 2013 18:26
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SCENARIO: Three halls, a bunch of bad guys… That was easy!

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammunition carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules. Hands relaxed at sides.

Engage T1-T3 while retreating to cover. If necessary, T1-T3 may be re-engaged from behind cover. Engage remaining targets as they become visible. T5 and T7 have non-scoring poppers behind them that activate moving targets. Both steel activators must fall.

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

STAGE DESIGN: John Catterall

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Massachusetts State Stage 8: Reload Skill Drill: Fast or Slow?

by Editor 29. May 2013 18:25
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SCENARIO: Am I better off slowing down to make good hits? Or, do I burn this house down!

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammunition carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules. Hands relaxed at sides.

Engage T1 to T3 from either side of the barricade with two rounds each; change to the opposite side of the barricade and re-engage T1-T3 with two rounds each. Advance to the barrel and re-engage T1-T3 with two rounds each from low cover from either side of the barrel. Shooters must execute one slide-lock (emergency) reload and one tactical reload from behind the barricade before advancing to the barrel.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 18
TARGETS: 3 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best Six On Target
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: John Catterall

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Massachusetts State Stage 7: Deep in the Heart of Texas

by Editor 29. May 2013 18:24
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SCENARIO: Everyone is in disarray… will you be when you get deep in the heart of Texas?

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammunition carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules. Hands relaxed at sides.

Begin at P1 and engage T1-T18 with one shot each – all shots while on the move while remaining behind caution tape.

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

STAGE DESIGN: John Catterall

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