ACADEMI Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 29. January 2013 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that ACADEMI, a leading, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial customers worldwide, has signed-on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

ACADEMI joins Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

“Thanks to the continued support of ACADEMI, through both its generous sponsorship of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals and the launch of its own monthly IDPA match series at its Salem, Conn. facility, competition shooting opportunities continue to expand for IDPA members in the Northeast region,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship 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.

 

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Ruger Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 10. January 2013 07:34
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Ruger, the legendary American firearms manufacturer and industry leader, has signed-on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“Few companies have the reputation and commitment to promoting the shooting sports like Ruger. As one of the true firearms industry leaders, they have helped grow the shooting sports through their tremendous generosity, which is why we are so pleased to welcome them back as one of our major sponsors for the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Ruger joins Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

“Ruger is committed to supporting and promoting activities that benefit shooters of all interests and skill levels. We are pleased to support IDPA, and one of the top IDPA events, the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Ken Jorgensen, director of media relations and shooting sports for Ruger.

Regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship 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 Ruger:
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-Made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. From the ubiquitous 10/22® and Mini-14® Rifles, to the new and exciting Ruger American Rifle™, SR22® Pistol and SR1911™. Our Awarding Winning Products (the Gunsite Scout Rifle, the LC9™, the SR9c™, the LCR® and the LCP®) all prove that Ruger has a rugged, reliable firearm to meet every shooter's needs. For more information visit www.Ruger.com.

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Chief Safety Officers Named For 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 7. January 2013 08:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Lou Denys, Match Director of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, has announced the Chief Safety Officers (CSO) that will help run the championship.

Denys named Chad Barber, Terry Burba, Aaron Haines, John Healy, Chris Klassanos, Ted Picard, Brian Steskla and Phil Torres as the lead safety and scoring officials who will oversee the staff running the 13 stages of the competition.

“The Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals has always prided itself on running one of the best matches, if not the best, in IDPA. That wouldn’t be possible without the help of an extremely hardworking and dedicated group of volunteers led by a top-flight team of CSOs,” said Lou Denys.

“I’m very proud of the team we’re putting together for next month’s Indoor Nationals and look forward to working closely with each and everyone of them to insure the best possible match for our competitors.”

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship 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.

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Trijicon Returns As Major Sponsor Of Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 7. January 2013 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Trijicon, the world-renowned manufacturer of Brilliant Aiming Solutions, has returned as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to an announcement by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

Trijicon joins Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

“We could not be more pleased to welcome back Trijicon as a sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals. Trijicon is one of the most respected names in tactical and sporting optics, making them a favorite among many IDPA members. Their continued sponsorship of IDPA competitions reflects the company’s broader and ongoing support for all the shooting sports, for which IDPA is very grateful,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“Trijicon is honored to be the night sight of choice for so many pistol shooters across the globe. It is proper that we help to sponsor the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. It's always an exciting event when you get this many great pistol shooters in one competition and Trijicon is glad to be a part of it,” said Tom Munson, VP of sales and marketing for Trijicon.

Regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship 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.

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CORBON Back As Major Sponsor Of Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 13. December 2012 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The widely respected ammunition manufacturer CORBON has announced its return as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

CORBON joins Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, GLOCK, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. In addition to being a stage sponsor, CORBON will supply ammunition to be featured on one of the stages incorporating a Smith & Wesson firearm being utilized by all competitors as a “pick-up” gun.

“CORBON is one of the top names in defensive ammunition and the preferred concealed carry ammo for many IDPA members,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. “We’re pleased to welcome back CORBON as one of the major sponsors of this year’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals and thank them for their continued support of IDPA.”

“If there’s one thing we understand at CORBON it’s self defense. That’s why we’re proud to continue our support for IDPA, and the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals where top defensive shooting competitors come together to compete for one of IDPA’s most coveted titles," said Mike Shovel of CORBON.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. More than 300 of the sports’ best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship 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.

 

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Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals Registration Opens This Saturday

by Editor 7. December 2012 08:29
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Online registration for the International Defensive Pistol Association’s most popular match, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, opens this Saturday, December 8, starting at 8:00am ET.

Hosted by Smith & Wesson at their own Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, the match will celebrate its 16th season of competition this coming February 21-23 and is expected to draw a record number of industry sponsors.

Due to the incredible popularity of the Indoor Nationals which has in the past routinely sold out in a matter of minutes, organizers have outlined a priority points system that will be used for this year’s registration process.

IDPA members that have competed in the championship in one or more of the last four years receive one (1) priority point for each year they participated in the match. Competitors can check their priority points ranking on the match registration site. Online registration will begin at 8:00am ET Saturday morning, December 8 and proceed as follows:

8:00 AM – Registration opens for shooters with four (4) priority points
10:00 AM – Registration opens for shooters with three (3) priority points
12:00 PM – Registration opens for shooters with two (2) priority points
2:00 PM – Registration opens for shooters with one (1) priority point
4:00 PM – General registration opens for all remaining shooters

General registration for all IDPA members will follow the priority point registration starting at 4:00pm ET on December 8. Any remaining slots still available at that time will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

An outline of the complete match registration process has been posted on IDPA’s Down Zero blog. All IDPA shooters interested in entering the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship are encouraged to carefully review and familiarize themselves with the procedure prior to the start of online registration Saturday morning.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to find a club near you, 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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GLOCK Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 7. December 2012 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that GLOCK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories, is returning as a major sponsor of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

GLOCK joins Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. GLOCK will be represented in the match by Team GLOCK shooters Tori Nonaka and Michelle Viscusi.

“GLOCK is one of the most recognized firearms in IDPA competition and can be found in the holsters of many an IDPA member. Their continued support for the shooting sports, and IDPA in particular, has helped bring more shooters to the range. On behalf of IDPA’s 21,000-plus members I want to again thank GLOCK for their generous support,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

"GLOCK has a long history of supporting recreational and competitive shooting. From our own GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation, which has helped tens of thousands of new gun owners find their way into the shooting sports, to our support of competition organizations like IDPA, GLOCK is proud to be an industry leader in growing shooting sports, especially the accomplishments of those competing with a GLOCK pistol."

Regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. More than 300 of the sports’ best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to find a club near you, 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 GLOCK, Inc.
GLOCK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK's superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with 65% of agencies nationwide choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the company has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit www.glock.com.



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Comp-Tac To Sponsor 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference

by Editor 30. November 2012 08:50
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AUSTIN, Texas – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the concealed carry and competition market, has signed on as a platinum sponsor of the 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson, according to an announcement from Julianna Crowder, president of A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League.

The 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson, will take place March 22-24 at T.I.G.E.R. Valley, the premiere training facility in Central Texas located in Waco. Bringing together some of the top women in the shooting industry, the conference offers participants training sessions, live-fire instruction and presentations on topics relevant to women participating in the shooting sports today.

Registration for the conference is now open but space is limited. A Girl & A Gun members can register online, as well as find additional information regarding conference schedules and lodging.

“We’re proud to welcome Comp-Tac to the growing list of industry sponsors supporting our first annual national conference. As a Houston, Texas-based company, Comp-Tac has worked with our local members in the Houston area and we look forward to introducing them to our members from other chapters around the country,” said Julianna Crowder.

“With more and more women entering the shooting sports and purchasing firearms for personal defense, Comp-Tac understands the need to offer holster options to fit every size, shape and lifestyle. That’s why Comp-Tac is honored to support women’s organizations like A Girl & A Gun, which allows us to work directly with women new to firearms and shooting,” explained Randi Rogers, sales and marketing manager for Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

A Girl & A Gun Women's Shooting League is a ladies-only organization established by women shooters for women shooters for the pistol, rifle and shotgun sports. Founded in February of 2011 in Austin, Texas, A Girl & A Gun today has more than 750 members and 20 clubs in seven states, making it the fastest growing women’s shooting organization.

For more information on the 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson, or to find a club near you, visit www.AGirlAndAGunClub.com. You can also join the conversation online on Facebook or by following @AGAGClub on Twitter.

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Panteao Productions Returns As Major Sponsor Of Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 29. November 2012 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Panteao Productions, a video production company that specializes in instructional videos from the top firearms instructors, is returning as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to an announcement by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

A strong supporter of IDPA competitions, Panteao joins Brownells, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and match host Smith & Wesson as one of the major sponsors of the match.

“Panteao Productions has been one of the leading supporters of IDPA competition, sponsoring matches, producing IDPA related videos and hosting free shooter clinics. We’re pleased to welcome them back as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. In addition to being a stage sponsor and hosting one of the shooter hospitality suites, Panteao will provide a free DVD, The Lighter Side Pro Tips, to each of the shooters competing in the Indoor Nationals. Panteao Productions will also be represented in the competition by Team Panteao shooter, and five-time defending champion, Bob Vogel.

“We love to support IDPA. Of all the shooting sports out there, IDPA is the one best suited for folks interested in concealed carry. If you have a CCW permit, you should have a membership with IDPA. It’s that simple. We look forward to being at and supporting the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship," said Fernando Coelho, president and CEO of Panteao Productions.

Regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. More than 300 of the sports’ best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to find a club near you, 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 Panteao Productions
Panteao Productions is a video production company that produces instructional videos from the top firearms instructors in the world. For more information about Panteao, visit www.panteaoproductions.com. You can follow Panteao on Twitter and find us on Facebook.

 

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Mossberg Sponsoring Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 27. November 2012 08:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc., the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America and the largest pump-action shotgun maker in the world, will be one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Well known for its support of hunting and the shooting sports, Mossberg joins Brownells, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and match host Smith & Wesson as one of the major sponsors of the match. The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“We are so very pleased to have Mossberg, one of the great names in firearms, sponsoring the 2013 Indoor Nationals. They’ve been strong supporters of hunting and conservation efforts, youth shooting sports initiatives and veterans programs, so their support of IDPA is greatly appreciated by our organization’s 21,000-plus members,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“We are proud to be involved in one of the largest and most prestigious shooting events in the sport," said Tom Taylor, vice president of sales and marketing at Mossberg. "While competitors at the IDPA Indoor Nationals may not be shooting a shotgun or rifle, Mossberg certainly understands the importance of supporting all disciplines of shooting sports. We also know IDPA competitors are inclined to participate in other areas where Mossberg products may be used such as other shotgun and rifle shooting sports, hunting or real life personal defense.”

Regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. More than 300 of the sports’ best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to find a club near you, 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 O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc.
Founded in 1919, O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. is the oldest family-owned firearms manufacturer in America, and is the largest pump-action shotgun manufacturer in the world. Leading the way with over 100 design and utility patents to its credit, and standing as the first ISO 9001 Certified long-gun manufacturer, Mossberg is considered to be one of the most innovative firearms manufacturers in U.S. History. For more information on commercial, special purpose, law enforcement and military shotguns, rifles and accessories, please visit their website at www.mossberg.com.

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