S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 5 - Evil Enchanted Forest

by Editor 4. February 2015 21:20
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SCENARIO: 

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, holstered, loaded to division capacity, hands at sides.

At the buzzer, engage T1-T4 with 3 rounds each, free style. All targets are equidistant (equal threat) and can be engaged in any order.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 4 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best 3 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: D. Brian Kester

STAGE SPONSOR: Cor-Bon
WEBSITE: www.Corbon.com/

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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 4 - The Enchanted Forest

by Editor 4. February 2015 21:15
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SCENARIO: You continue your journey through the park, flying monkeys are the least of your problems. As you make your way through the enchanted forest and defend yourself.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, holstered, loaded to division capacity, hands at sides.

At the buzzer, engage T1-T4 with 2 rounds each from P1, steel must fall. Move to P2 engage T5 from cover with 2 rounds. Move to P3; engage T6-T7 with 2 rounds each, from cover using tactical priority.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 14
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 on Paper, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Pasquile Vitetta, Jr.

STAGE SPONSOR: Guns & Gear Outlet
WEBSITE: www.GunsAndGearOutlet.com

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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 3 - Bad Dreams in the Poppy Field

by Editor 4. February 2015 21:10
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SCENARIO: String 1 - You are resting on a conveniently located hillside after a flurry of activity and drift off to sleep. You are soon rudely awakened by a trio of deviants approaching at a somewhat rapid pace. Handle it. String 2 - You sit mentally drained, trying to refocus after your rude awakening, only to discover that more threats are looming. Defend yourself.

PROCEDURE: Start concealed, loaded to division capacity (both strings)

String 1 – At P1, lying on your support side facing the threats with your hands under your face as if sleeping. Firearm in the box; chambered and loaded to division capacity. All shots are freestyle, but must be taken while lying on stomach or support side.

String 2 - Seated on the hillside, gun at low ready, looking at the ground.

String 1 - Self-start. At P1, When ready, retrieve firearm from the box and engage threats, with 2 rounds each, in tactical priority. T1 & T2 are equal threats.

String 2 – At the buzzer, while seated, engage T1-T5 with 2 rounds each, in tactical sequence. After engaging T1-T5, proceed down the yellow brick road to P3 engaging threats as they appear, with 2 rounds each. T6 & T7 must be engaged while moving, T8 & T9 may be engaged while advancing or at P3

SCORING (String 1): Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
6
TARGETS: 3 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best 2 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

SCORING (String 2): Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 9 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: D. Brian Kester & Paul Jones

STAGE SPONSOR: Comp-Tac Victory Gear
WEBSITE: www.Comp-Tac.com

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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 2 - Munchkin Land Gone a Little Wrong

by Editor 4. February 2015 21:05
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SCENARIO: As you and your family continue to travel through the amusement park, you come upon Munchkin Land. All is beautiful and fun until you look up and find that the landscape is now full of thugs and little criminals. Handle It.

PROCEDURE: At the buzzer, advance to P2 and engage T1 – T3 with 2 rounds each in tactical priority. Move to P3 or P4 and engage the visible targets with 2 rounds each using cover. Move to the opposite side and engage the remaining targets with 2 rounds each using cover. Movement forward is prohibited.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 9 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: DR Cuddeback & Les Davala

STAGE SPONSOR: Apex Tactical Specialties
WEBSITE: www.ApexTactical.com

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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 1 - On The Fence, the Calm Before The Storm

by Editor 4. February 2015 21:00
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SCENARIO: You are enjoying your day, passing the time at the amusement park, walking along the fence line on your way to a picnic. You look up and see a number of interlopers out looking for trouble. Handle it.

PROCEDURE: Standing at P1, loaded to division capacity, holding the picnic basket on support side (either on the arm or in the hand). Other hand relaxed at your side.

At the buzzer, engage T1-T6 with 1 round each, to the body (below the neckline), STRONG HAND ONLY, while advancing down the fence line (all shots must be taken on the move). Basket must be held until all targets have been engaged AND you have reached P2. At P2 (after activating the non-threat), re-engage T1-T6 with one round each to the head (above the neck line), freestyle.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 1 on each head and 1 on each body
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: DR Cuddebaack

STAGE SPONSOR: Academi
WEBSITE: www.Academi.com

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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 1 - On The Fence, the Calm Before The Storm

by Editor 4. February 2015 21:00
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SCENARIO: You are enjoying your day, passing the time at the amusement park, walking along the fence line on your way to a picnic. You look up and see a number of interlopers out looking for trouble. Handle it.

PROCEDURE: Standing at P1, loaded to division capacity, holding the picnic basket on support side (either on the arm or in the hand). Other hand relaxed at your side.

At the buzzer, engage T1-T6 with 1 round each, to the body (below the neckline), STRONG HAND ONLY, while advancing down the fence line (all shots must be taken on the move). Basket must be held until all targets have been engaged AND you have reached P2. At P2 (after activating the non-threat), re-engage T1-T6 with one round each to the head (above the neck line), freestyle.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 1 on each head and 1 on each body
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: DR Cuddebaack

STAGE SPONSOR: Academi
WEBSITE: www.Academi.com

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ACADEMI Returns To Sponsor 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 2. February 2015 11:09
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – ACADEMI, a leading, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial customers worldwide, will once again be a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

ACADEMI joins Apex Tactical Specialties, FMG Publications, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, ACADEMI will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition.

“ACADEMI understands the important roll competition plays in improving the gun handling skills of shooters and how matches like the Indoor Nationals provide the perfect platform for measuring those skills. We greatly appreciate their continued support for IDPA,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 members competing each week, 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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XS Sight Systems Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 28. January 2015 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – XS Sight Systems, makers of firearm sights that give the user considerable advantages in the highly dynamic world of threat situations, has returned as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

XS Sight Systems joins Apex Tactical Specialties, FMG Publications and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, XS Sight Systems will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition.

“We’re very pleased to welcome back XS Sight Systems as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship. As one of our sport’s flagship events, the Indoor Nationals relies on the generous support of companies like XS Sights,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA 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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FMG Publications Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 27. January 2015 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Continuing its long support for the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), FMG Publications, one of the leading magazine publishers catering to the firearms enthusiast and shooting sports participant, announced it will once again be one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

FMG Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, FMG Publications will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition.

“IDPA is proud to once again be working with FMG Publications to bring our members one of the best, most exciting championships on the IDPA calendar,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“FMG Publications has always been extremely generous in its support for IDPA competitions and we greatly appreciate their sponsorship of the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.”

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA 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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Debbie Singer Named Asst. Match Director For S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 13. January 2015 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and Smith & Wesson announced that Debbie Singer has been named the Assistant Match Director for the 2015 S&W IDPA Indoor National Championship. Singer’s selection as Assistant Match Director marks the first time a woman has taken on the role for an IDPA national championship match in the organization’s 19-year history.

One of the most recognizable women in IDPA where she in not only one of a handful of Safety Officer Instructors, and one of only two women serving in that role, but also a dedicated volunteer working at least five major matches a year, Singer has been active in the sport for the last five years. During her career she has served in nearly every match administrative position earning her the respect of competitors and match staff alike, as well as giving her a unique perspective when it comes to running a major championship.

“Debbie has been part of the IDPA championships hosted by Smith & Wesson for several years now. Her dedication to the sport, her innate leadership skill and her ability to see the match from the competitor’s perspective makes her a natural choice to help oversee this year’s Indoor Nationals,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

“Smith & Wesson has always focused on the female shooter with specially designed models, strong female representation on our shooting team and a woman captaining that team. It’s only fitting that Smith & Wesson is once again leading the way as IDPA marks this new milestone.”

Singer will work side-by-side with with Bob Stonehill who is serving as this year’s Match Director.

“Smith & Wesson has always been a leader when it comes to recognizing the important role of women in the shooting sports. To be named as the first female assistant match director of an IDPA national match is a tremendous privilege made even more special by the fact that it comes from Smith & Wesson,” said Singer.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA 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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