Massachusetts State Stage 4: Shrimp Mozambique

by Editor 29. May 2013 18:22
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SCENARIO: You are waiting in line to get into your favorite restaurant for your favorite treat. Your dinner plans are interrupted.

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 array T1 to T3 while standing at P1 with three rounds each, two to the body and one to the head. Move to P2 and engage remaining paper targets with three rounds each, anywhere on the target. Pepper poppers activate moving targets so they must fall.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 18
TARGETS: 5 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat, 3 Steel
SCORED HITS: Best Three On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: John Catterall

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Massachusetts State Stage 1: Hallway Clearance

by Editor 29. May 2013 18:20
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SCENARIO: Bad guys are everywhere, clear the house but watch out for good guys.

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

Engage targets as they become visible. Shooter must step on the pressure pad and activate moving target T5 when leaving the wall at P1.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 14
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: John Catterall

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Massachusetts State Stage 2: Up, Back and Go

by Editor 29. May 2013 06:00
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SCENARIO: You are counting the night’s proceeds when the store gets overrun. Get up, grab your gun and take care of business!

PROCEDURE: Start with firearm unloaded in IDPA box on table. Ammunition carriers loaded to division capacity and placed anywhere on the table top. Shooter seated with both hands laying flat on “X’s” on table top.

Activate moving target T1 by shooting the pepper popper. Engage target array T1-T3 from P1; engage two hard-cover targets T4-T5 while on the move from P1 to P2. Engage target array T6-T8from either side of the wall at P2. Target array T1-T3 may only be engaged from the wall at P1.

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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Apex Tactical Presents King of New England IDPA Series

by Editor 22. May 2013 07:23
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Apex Tactical Specialties has been named the presenting sponsor of the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) new King of New England series, a three event concurrent competition taking place this season.

The King of New England, presented by Apex Tactical Specialties, will feature four stages from each of New England’s three biggest IDPA competitions. Match directors from the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson (June 1-2), the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship (August 16-18) and the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship (October 18-19) are working together to provide IDPA members with this unique and fun specialty title challenge.

“Apex is very pleased to be the presenting sponsor of the King of New England contest. This new format encourages cooperation between match directors and offers local IDPA members a competition structure that promotes increased match participation. Apex is proud to be working with local leaders to help grow shooting sports participation in these three great New England matches,” said Scott Folk of Apex.

The first leg of the King of New England challenge will take place June 1-2 at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford when competitors gather for the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

“Thanks to the support of Apex Tactical Specialties, this year’s Massachusetts State IDPA Championship will have special meaning for many area shooters,” said John Catterall. “We’re looking forward to kicking off the King of New England and encourage all New England IDPA members to take a run at this new title.”

The second leg of the contest will take place August 16-18 during the Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass.

The King of New England series will wrap up at the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship being held at the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, New Hampshire, October 18-19.

The King of New England title will be awarded in each of the five IDPA divisions and is based on the best combined score from the 12 selected King of New England stages. In order to win the title of King of New England a shooter much compete in the same IDPA division in all three participating matches.

For more information on IDPA, the King of New England presented by Apex Tactical Specialties or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also stay connected with the growing IDPA community online through @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, ShootIDPA on Facebook, IDPA TV, or the Down Zero Blog.

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Smith & Wesson Named Title Sponsor Of Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship

by Editor 16. May 2013 07:49
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Organizers of New Hampshire’s IDPA championship announced that iconic American firearms maker Smith & Wesson will be the title sponsor of the Granite State’s 2013 state match. The Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship is scheduled to take place October 18-19.

The championship will be hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H. In addition to determining the state title, the match will also serve as the final leg of the King of New England contest. 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.

“Participation in IDPA events is on the rise all across the country and here in New Hampshire it’s really taking off with Pioneer Sportsmen leading the way,” explained Ken Lambert, match director for the championship.

“Thanks to the generous support of our title sponsor Smith & Wesson, the Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship is set to cap a great shooting season for New Hampshire’s IDPA community.”

“Our sponsorship of the Live Free Or Die State Championship reflects Smith & Wesson’s ongoing commitment to New England’s thriving shooting sports community. IDPA has seen tremendous growth in the last few years and Smith & Wesson is proud to see that growth continue, especially here in New England,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

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 pioneeridpa@gmail.com.

To learn more about IDPA and defensive shooting, 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.

About Smith & Wesson:
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company's brands include Smith & Wesson, M&P and Thompson/Center Arms. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

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Massachusetts State IDPA Announces Smith & Wesson As Presenting Sponsor

by Editor 3. May 2013 07:09
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The Springfield, Massachusetts based firearms maker Smith & Wesson will be the presenting sponsor of the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, according to an announcement by the match organizers.

The 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson, will take place June 1-2 at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford in North Dartmouth. The match will feature a 10 stage course of fire with a 150 round count. It will also serve as the first leg of the newly announced King of New England contest.

“The name Smith & Wesson is near and dear to members of the Bay State shooting community. Throughout the years this American gun making icon has extended a helping hand to shooting clubs and matches, and we couldn’t be prouder to announce that our 17th Annual IDPA State Championship will bear the name Smith & Wesson,” said John Catterall.

“As a company headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, Smith & Wesson takes a great deal of pride in supporting the many local shooting competitions in which our own friends and neighbors compete. Considering our close working relationship with the Massachusetts IDPA members, we could think of no better way to express our appreciation for all they do than by sponsoring this year’s state championship,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

Registration for the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson, is now open and the entry form is available online. For additional information or to sponsor the match, email match officials at maidpachamp@yahoo.com.

For more information on IDPA, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

About Smith & Wesson:
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products and training to the consumer, law enforcement, and military markets. The company's brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P® and Thompson/Center Arms(TM). Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

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Registration Opens May 1 For 2013 S&W New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 29. April 2013 08:21
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The MetroWest Tactical IDPA club announced that registration for the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship will open at noon on Wednesday, May 1.

Registration will be handled online at MatchReg.com and the entry fee for this year’s championship will be $95.00.

The Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship will take place August 16-18 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Massachusetts. In addition to being among the region’s largest defensive pistol shooting competitions, the match will also serve as the second leg of the newly announced King of New England event.

The championship will be shot as a single day format and feature 14 stages, 12 outdoor and two indoor for low-light scenarios, with a minimum round count of 205. Friday is reserved for staff, sponsors and VIPs to compete. Complete match details, including schedule and local hotel information, can be found on the MetroWest Tactical website.

For more information on IDPA, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

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IDPA To Crown The King of New England

by Editor 25. April 2013 07:07
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), in cooperation with the match directors of New England’s three main championships, today announced the format for the King of New England, a brand new three event concurrent competition to take place this season.

“The format for the King of New England is simple and designed to spotlight not just three excellent matches but also New England’s top local shooters. We think it will be very popular with members living and competing in New England, and help increase participation in all three matches,” explained Robert Ray.

Working with the match directors from the Massachusetts and New Hampshire state championships, as well as the New England regional, four stages will be selected in each of the three matches. These 12 stages will make up the course of fire that will determine the King of New England winners in each of IDPA’s five divisions. Match directors will select one alternate stage which will be substituted in the event that one of the four selected stages is thrown out.

Competitors shooting in a single division in all three events will contest the King of New England with winners named based on the best combined scores from the 12 selected King of New England Stages.

The first leg of the race for King of New England will be the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson, taking place June 1-2 in North Dartmouth at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford.

The second leg of the contest will be the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship scheduled for Aug. 16-18 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass.

The final leg of the series will be the Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship which is will be held at Pioneer Sportsmen in Dunbarton, New Hampshire and is scheduled for Oct. 18-19.

For more information on IDPA, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

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Firearms Trade Association Sponsors New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 19. April 2013 07:01
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, is continuing its support for the shooting sports and returning 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. The event is among the region’s largest defensive pistol shooting competitions.

“We are extremely grateful for the generous support NSSF has provided this year’s Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship. As the trade association for the industry they have led the way in expanding competitive shooting opportunities to the delight and benefit of IDPA members throughout New England,” said Dori Smith of the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club.

"IDPA remains one of the fastest-growing shooting sports – in New England and throughout America – and NSSF is committed to helping the sport continue its record growth," said Chris Dolnack, NSSF senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "NSSF is proud to support IDPA and this year's Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship."

The 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship is expected to draw upwards of 160 of the region’s top shooters. Registration for the event is not yet open but match officials expect to make that announcement shortly.

For more information on IDPA, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

About National Shooting Sports Foundation:
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 7,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers.

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IDPA Announces Inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 17. April 2013 07:01
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and Smith & Wesson announced that the 161-year-old legendary American firearms maker will be the title sponsor of IDPA’s first ever Back Up Gun Nationals to take place November 14-16, 2013.

Smith & Wesson, which for the past 16 years has organized, sponsored and hosted the IDPA Indoor National Championship, is again leading the way as the driving force behind the organization of this new national level championship that will also be held at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“With the huge increase in concealed carry permits, the demand for the subcompact handgun has grown exponentially, yet the back up gun has seen limited use in competition. That ends this year as IDPA is pleased to once more partner with Smith & Wesson to bring our members a new national championship designed specifically for the back up gun,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

Based on the small, subcompact pistols and revolvers used for concealed carry and personal defense, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will be a fully sanctioned championship consisting of shooting strings utilizing a maximum of five rounds and stages made up of one or more shooting strings with multiple starts allowing competitors to reload off the clock.

“Smith & Wesson is honored to bring IDPA members the first ever Back Up Gun Nationals. For 16 years Smith & Wesson has helped grow the sport, and the new Back Up Gun National Championship represents our ongoing commitment to expanding the shooting sports,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

The inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals is expected to draw upwards of 200 top IDPA shooters to compete for the title of national champion in either the Pistol or Revolver division. The registration process for the new championship event is expected to be announced later this spring.

For more information on IDPA, the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

About Smith & Wesson:
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products and training to the consumer, law enforcement, and military markets. The company's brands include Smith & Wesson®, M&P® and Thompson/Center Arms(TM). Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

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