Wilson Combat Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 29. October 2014 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Wilson Combat, the renowned manufacturer of 1911 pistols, will be one of the returning major sponsors of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome back Wilson Combat as one of the major sponsors of this year’s Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Wilson Combat joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Kimber, the Sig Sauer Academy, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Wilson Combat will sponsor the range hospitality room during 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 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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Comp-Tac Returns To Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 28. October 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for competition and concealed carry, has returned to join the growing list of major sponsors supporting the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

Comp-Tac joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Kimber, the Sig Sauer Academy, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Comp-Tac will sponsor one of the 14 stages of the course of fire.

“Comp-Tac has been a tremendous supporter of IDPA over the years and has sponsored countless matches, including our national championships. We’re grateful to have Comp-Tac’s continued support for this year’s Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

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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Kimber Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 24. October 2014 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Kimber, an American company that designs and manufactures premium firearms for sporting, law enforcement and military markets, has joined the growing list of major sponsors supporting the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

Kimber joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the Sig Sauer Academy, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Kimber will sponsor one of the 14 stages of the course of fire.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Kimber as one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals. Kimber is a well known brand among IDPA members and 1911 fans alike, and we’re grateful to have their support at this year’s championship,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

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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XS Sight Systems Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 23. October 2014 07:30
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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 joined the growing list of returning major sponsors supporting the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

XS Sight Systems joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, XS Sight Systems will sponsor one of the 14 stages of the course of fire.

“IDPA is very pleased to again be working with XS Sights in promoting the shooting sports. Thanks to their continued and generous support the 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals are shaping up to be another great championship event,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

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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Colt Again Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 22. October 2014 07:20
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – American gun making icon Colt has signed on as one of the returning major sponsors of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

Colt joins Apex Tactical Specialties, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Colt will sponsor one of the 14 stages of the course of fire.

“The name Colt is synonymous with defensive handguns, whether for the military or personal use, making them a natural partner for IDPA. We’re very grateful for Colt’s continued sponsorship of this important national championship event,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

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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FMG Publications Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 21. October 2014 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – FMG Publications, one of the leading magazine publishers catering to the firearms enthusiast and shooting sports participant, and owner of such well respected titles as American Handgunner and GUNS Magazine, has signed on as a returning sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

FMG Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, GLOCK, the Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, FMG Publications will sponsor one of the 14 stages of the course of fire.

“FMG Publications has a long record of supporting the shooting sports, both in the pages of their various publications and through sponsorship of major matches. IDPA is very proud to once again be working with FMG Publications to bring our members another great Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA

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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Sig Sauer Academy Returns To Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 20. October 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The Sig Sauer Academy, one of the nation’s leading firearms training facilities offering a comprehensive program of more than 60 courses for the armed professional and responsible citizen, is returning as a major sponsor of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“The Sig Sauer Academy and its staff have an outstanding reputation throughout the industry. In addition to providing some of the best training available, the Sig Sauer Academy is a strong supporter of the shooting sports and we’re extremely pleased to have them returning as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

The Sig Sauer Academy joins Apex Tactical Specialties, GLOCK and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, the Sig Sauer Academy will host the reception prior to the Saturday evening awards banquet.

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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GLOCK Returns As Major Sponsor Of S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 20. October 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – GLOCK, the nation’s leading pistol provider to American law enforcement agencies and maker of some of the most popular pistols used in the shooting sports, is back as a major sponsor of one of IDPA’s most popular new championships, the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals.

“GLOCK continues to be a great partner for IDPA. Not only do they make the most popular pistol used in IDPA competition but they generously support matches all around the country. We are very pleased to once again be partnering with GLOCK on the popular Back Up Gun National Championship,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

GLOCK joins Apex Tactical Specialties, the Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, GLOCK 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 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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Smith & Wesson Back As Sponsor For 2014 California State IDPA Championship

by Editor 30. September 2014 07:32
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Smith & Wesson (www.smith-wesson.com), the American gun making legend, has signed on as a returning sponsor for the 2014 California State IDPA Championship taking place on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Smith & Wesson joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Black and Blue Bullets, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Dillon Precision, Redding Reloading, Safariland and Springer Precision as one of the lead sponsors of California’s premier defensive shooting pistol competition.

Held at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center (www.sacvalley.org), this fully sanctioned Tier 3 championship event will consist of 11 stages and is limited to 175 total competitors holding a current IDPA classification of Marksman or higher. The 2014 California State IDPA Championship is sold out but interested shooters can sign up on the wait list to take advantage of any last minute cancellations.

The state’s top shooters will compete for the five IDPA division titles as well as Most Accurate, High Lady, High Junior, High Senior, High Distinguished Senior, High Industry, High Press, High International, High Military and High Law Enforcement honors. In addition to trophies, prizes will be awarded by a random draw open to all competitors.

For more information on the 2014 California State IDPA Championship, or to register, please visit the match website.

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Ruger Sponsors Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 15. August 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Ruger Firearms, one of the nation’s most respected gun makers, has signed on as a premier sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

Taking place this weekend, August 15-17, the 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship is again being hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club.

“Ruger has been a tremendous supporter of the shooting sports, particularly in their own backyard here in New England. We’re very pleased to have them as one of the premier sponsors of this year’s championship,” said Michael Joffe, sponsor coordinator for the New England Regional.

In addition to determining New England’s top IDPA shooter, the New England Regional serves as the second leg of the King of New England series. Presented again this year by Apex Tactical Specialties, the King of New England is a three event concurrent competition featuring four stages from each of New England’s biggest IDPA matches.

Besides sponsorship from Ruger, and title sponsor Smith & Wesson, the New England Regional is supported by a list of shooting industry companies, including SIG SAUER, Colt, Rand Brands, Armadillo Concealment, Brownells, Dillon Precision, GLOCK, Hornady, Militec, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Target Barn.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the nearly 24,000 IDPA 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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