Apex Tactical Specialties Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 7. January 2015 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Apex Tactical Specialties announced it will be one of the major sponsors of the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. This is the third year in a row Apex has supported the event.

As part of their support Apex will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition. The company will be represented in the match by Team Apex’s Scott and Maddy Folk.

“Smith & Wesson knows how to roll out the red carpet and the matches they host are must attend events for any serious IDPA competitor. Apex is extremely pleased to be supporting the Indoor Nationals and we look forward to once again visiting with our many friends in the IDPA community,” said Scott Folk of Apex.

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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Stonehill Picked To Run 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. January 2015 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Bob Stonehill will take the reigns of one of IDPA’s three national championship events, the prestigious 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to an announcement made today by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and Smith & Wesson.

Stonehill will oversee the event in his roll as match director. Because of the prominence of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, as well as its place as one of the premier events in all the shooting sports, the job of overseeing the match is viewed among the most important in competitive pistol shooting.

“Smith & Wesson is proud of our 18 year history of hosting the Indoor Nationals. Over the years we have helped kick off each shooting season, launched a third national championship with the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals and made major IDPA events an important focus for Team Smith & Wesson shooters,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

“We’re very pleased to have the 2015 Indoor Nationals headed by an experienced and highly regarded member of the IDPA community. Bob Stonehill has been an integral part of our championship events here at Smith & Wesson and I cannot think of a better person to help us kick off our 18th Indoor Nationals.”

A former law enforcement professional with over 30 years as a firearms and tactics instructor, Stonehill has spent the past 20 plus years as a competitive shooter and has worked closely with IDPA and Smith & Wesson to put on the IDPA Indoor Nationals. He also worked with the S&W team to develop the first ever Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals in 2013, serving as Assistant Match Director for both the 2013 and 2104 matches. A regular at New England area matches, Stonehill volunteers at many state and regional top tier matches and has served on the match staff of the IDPA U.S. Nationals.

“It is a great honor to be handed responsibility for such an important match and I deeply appreciate the support and confidence both IDPA and Smith & Wesson have shown in selecting me to head the 2015 Indoor Nationals,” said Stonehill.

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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Registration Process for 2015 S&W Indoor Nationals

by Editor 1. December 2014 13:08
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Registration for the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals will open early for shooters that have competed in the match within the last six (6) years. Registration will begin at 12:00pm EST on Saturday, December 6, 2014. IDPA members that have competed in the championship in one or more of the last six years will 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 12:00pm EST Saturday afternoon, December 6 and proceed as follows:

12:00pm – Registration opens for shooters with five and six (5 & 6) priority points
1:00pm – Registration opens for shooters with three and four (3 & 4) priority points
2:00pm – Registration opens for shooters with one and two (1 & 2) priority points
3:00pm – General registration opens for all remaining shooters

If you have NOT competed in any of the last six (6) matches, you register after 3:00pm.

If you shot the match, you are already in the database. You just need to enter your IDPA number and the password listed at www.matchreg.com/sw/reg/priority. The password is case sensitive, on the LEFT side of the page.

The squad info is DATE/TIME stamped so Anyone registering BEFORE their allotted time will be DELETED.

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Voodoo Tactical Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 5. November 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Voodoo Tactical, maker of tactical gear and clothing for military, law enforcement, and serious civilian operators, has joined the growing list of major sponsors supporting the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“IDPA is proud to welcome Voodoo Tactical as a major sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Voodoo Tactical joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Kimber, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Self Defense Association, the Sig Sauer Academy, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their sponsorship, Voodoo Tactical will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun 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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Self Defense Assn. Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 5. November 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The Self Defense Association (SDA), which provides training and educational resources, up-to-date information on state firearms laws, and financial support to such organizations as Project Child-Safe, has once again signed on as a major sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“We are thrilled to have the Self Defense Association back supporting this year’s Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals and deeply appreciate their generous sponsorship of this and other IDPA matches,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The Self Defense Association joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Kimber, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Sig Sauer Academy, Springfield Armory, Voodoo Tactical, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their sponsorship, SDA will be sponsoring a hospitality room.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun 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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Brownells Back To Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 4. November 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™ − has returned as one of the major sponsors of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“Brownells has always been dedicated to the shooting sports, and particularly IDPA. We can’t thank the folks at Brownells enough for their continued and very generous sponsorship of the Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Brownells joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Kimber, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Sig Sauer Academy, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their sponsorship, Brownells will be providing lunch to all competitors each day of the match.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun 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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NSSF Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 4. November 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, has returned as one of the major sponsors of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“We are very pleased to welcome back NSSF as our banquet sponsor for the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

NSSF joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Kimber, the Sig Sauer Academy, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun 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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Springfield Armory Sponsoring Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 2. November 2014 17:14
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Springfield Armory, one of the best known names in competition shooting, has returned as one of the major sponsors of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“Springfield Armory is consistently one of the companies most supportive of the shooting sports and over the years has been generous in their support of IDPA,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Springfield Armory joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Kimber, the Sig Sauer Academy, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Springfield Armory will sponsor the registration hospitality suite provide for all competitors.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun 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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Harris Publications Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 30. October 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Harris Publications, a leading publisher of special interest publications and owner of such titles as Combat Handguns and the popular websites Tactical-Life.com and PersonalDefenseWorld.com, will once again be a major sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“Harris Publication continues to be one of the leading voices in support of IDPA and competitive shooting. They are always ready to support our major matches and we are grateful for their sponsorship,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Harris Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Kimber, the Sig Sauer Academy, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Harris Publications will sponsor the registration hospitality suite provide for all competitors.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the nearly 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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Bob Stonehill Named Assistant Match Director For S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 29. October 2014 10:27
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Brian Steskla, Match Director of the upcoming 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals, has named Bob Stonehill as Assistant Match Director for the championship. This is the second year in a row Stonehill is serving in this role.

The 2014 Back Up Gun Nationals will be hosted by Smith & Wesson, taking place on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center. The match runs November 6-8 and an estimated 300 top IDPA shooters are expected to contest the national title.

“Through his work at countless matches at both the local and national level, Bob is well known among many of our competitors and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to help make the 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals another great championship event,” said Brian Steskla.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the nearly 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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