On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 3

by Editor 19. September 2012 08:05
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Stage 3 of the match is called 'Strong and Weak II' and is a straight forward test of a competitor's gun handling and shooting skills. The stage was designed by Frank Glover and is sponsored by Ruger.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Cindy Bowser.

STRING 1: Start standing hands relaxed at P1. At signal engage targets with 2 rounds each in tactical sequence (1-1-2-1-1). Strong hand only!

STRING 2: Start as String 1. At signal, engage targets with 2 shots each in the head weak hand only!

SCORING: Limited Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 12
TARGETS: 3
CONCEALMENT: NOT Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Ruger
WEBSITE: www.Ruger.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/Ruger
YOUTUBE: YouTube.com/RugerFirearms

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 2

by Editor 19. September 2012 08:00
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It's time to save Earl a third time. The second stage of the 2012 Nationals is called 'Saving Earl III' and sponsored by GlockTriggers.com. The stage was designed by Frank Glover and Toni Dandreamatteo, who apparently aren't big fans of this Earl guy because they keep putting him in harm's way.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Kenneth Burgess.

SCENARIO: You and your buddy Earl are taking a shortcut through an alley, when three guys jump into the alley and shoot Earl. As you encounter these threats and move to get Earl to safety, more bad guys appear.

PROCEDURE: Start holstered and loaded with 6 rounds only standing at P1. At signal, engage T1-T3 with 2 rounds each while advancing toward Earl. While dragging Earl to safety, engage T4-T6 with 2 rounds each. From cover at P2 engage PP1 until it falls & T-7 with 2 rounds.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 15
TARGETS: 7
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: GlockTriggers.com
WEBSITE: www.GlockTriggers.com
TWITTER: @GlockTriggers
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/GlockTriggers

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 1

by Editor 19. September 2012 07:30
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It's an 'Auto Ambush' on stage 1 of this year's IDPA National Championships. Designed by Frank Glover, this stage has you in a bad part of town thanks to your GPS. The six guys approaching you don't seem too friendly. Looks like it's time to turn that mini-van into a war wagon.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Kenneth Burgess.

SCENARIO: Your GPS has sent you through a bad part of town when a gang of thieves think you look like a victim because you are driving a mini-van.

PROCEDURE: Start loaded and holstered sitting in van, left hand on steering wheel, right hand touching GPS. At signal, engage T1-T6 with 2 rounds each in tactical priority.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 12
TARGETS: 6
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Blade-Tech
WEBSITE: www.Blade-Tech.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/BladeTechInd

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 15

by Editor 18. September 2012 20:00
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Nobody interrupts you when you're grilling. Nobody! But that seems to be exactly what stage designer Frank Glover has in store for you on stage 15, 'On My New Deck.' Sponsored by Remington Arms Company, the Big Green Machine of the firearms industry, this is all about you facing off against the Purple Gang...and they don't stand a chance.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Rodrigo Carvajal.

SCENARIO: You are trying out your new grill on your newly completed deck when you are attacked by “Little Willy” and his Purple gang.

PROCEDURE: Start loaded and holstered standing at grill (P1), holding spatula in strong hand. At signal, engage T1-T6 with 2 rounds each from low cover of grill.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 12
TARGETS: 6
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Remington Arms Company
WEBSITE: www.Remington.com
TWITTER: @RemingtonArms
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/RemingtonArmsCompany

 

Final Stage Reveals Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 19-20, During The Match

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 7

by Editor 17. September 2012 20:00
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Sponsored by Cheaper Than Dirt! and designed by Frank Glover, stage 7 is called 'The Warehouse' and for good reason. Just like in a real warehouse where there are plenty of hiding places the bad guys on this stage will drop out of sight on you if you aren't fast. Thankfully though, you'll have the opportunity to pick-up two of them from another shooting position.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Ron Rhoden.

SCENARIO: You are working security at a warehouse when you confront thieves that have broken into the building.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, loaded and holstered, facing visible targets with hand on gun. At signal, engage T1-T3 with 2 rounds each (T1-T2 will be visible later, T3 is disappearing). Then move to P2 and engage T4-T6 in tactical priority. T1–T2 will have their heads visible from here if you need to re-engage them.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 12
TARGETS: 6
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Cheaper Than Dirt!
PHONE: 800-421-8047
WEBSITE: www.CheaperThanDirt.com
TWITTER: @CheaperThanDirt
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/CheaperThanDirt

 

Next Stage Reveal Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 8:00pm ET

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 6

by Editor 16. September 2012 20:00
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All targets disappear. That's the first thing you need to know about this staged designed by Chris Roper and sponsored by Brownells. The second? It's all about choices, which is why this stage is called "What to Do?"

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Chris Roper.

SCENARIO: Sometimes there are too many choices. Or are there?

PROCEDURE: Start seated at desk with palms down on top where indicated. Gun is in one desk drawer downloaded to 6 rounds and reloads in another on opposite side. Step box is under desk at your feet.

At signal, engage T1-T4 with 2 rounds each. Left drawer activates right side target, right drawer activates left side target. Step box activates center 2 targets. ALL TARGETS DISAPPEAR. Handle it!

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 8
TARGETS: 4
CONCEALMENT: NOT Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Brownells
WEBSITE: www.Brownells.com
PHONE: 800-741-0015
TWITTER: @BrownellsInc
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/BrownellsInc

 

Next Stage Reveal Monday, Sept. 17 at 8:00pm ET

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 4

by Editor 15. September 2012 20:00
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Designed by our good friends from IDPA Philippines, many of you will recognize this stage, called Room 469, from the 2011 IDPA World Shoot. This stage is sponsored by Comp-Tac Victory Gear and is all about what goes wrong back at the hotel after the match. Let's hope for those of you competing in the 2012 National Championships this is all about what goes right.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Cindy Bowser.

SCENARIO: You are just returning to the hotel after the match when you hear an odd noise from the room next to yours. You notice the door ajar and as you start to push it open you hear a slide being racked behind the door, but it’s too late to stop.

PROCEDURE: Start loaded and holstered standing at P1 with strong hand on the X. At signal push door open and engage T1-T3. Move to your room and engage T4-T6. Move to adjoining room and engage T7-T8. All targets receive a minimum of 2 rounds each.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND  COUNT: 16
TARGETS: 8
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Comp-Tac Victory Gear
WEBSITE: www.Comp-Tac.com
TWITTER: @CompTac
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/CompTac

 

Next Stage Reveal Sunday, Sept. 16 at 8:00pm ET

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NE Regional Stage 12: Disco Fever

by Editor 17. August 2012 15:30
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We wrap up DOWN ZERO's preview of the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship with the 12th and final stage of the match, the club themed stage 'Disco Fever.' Designed by Match Director Michael Joffe of MetroWest Tactical, this stage features 16 rounds scoring the best two on each of the 8 paper targets. Concealment is required, however, no bonus points for wearing a white polyester leisure suit.

SCENARIO: You are enjoying a (soft!) drink in a club when hell breaks loose. The only way out lies across the dance floor…

START POSITION: Seated at P1 back against the chair, both hands on the table, a drink in one hand. Firearm loaded to division capacity, holstered. Ammo carriers stowed on the body.

PROCEDURE: Stand up, draw, and engage targets T1-T3 with two rounds each from P1. Advance to P2 and engage T4 using cover. Advance to P3in the open and engage disappearing targets T5-T6, proceed to Cover position P3 and engage T7-T8.

SCORING:         Vickers, 16 Rounds Minimum
TARGETS:         8 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS:   Best 2 on Paper
START-STOP:     Audible-Last Shot
PENALTIES:       Per IDPA Rules
CONCEALMENT:  Required

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NE Regional Stage 11: Hide But Seek

by Editor 17. August 2012 11:00
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Designed by the folks at MetroWest Tactical, Stage 11 calls for the best 3 hits on paper with 6 IDPA targets, and 2 non-threats thrown in for good measure. Did somebody say something about a flashlight?

SCENARIO: Having a good time in the office has never been easy.

START POSITION: Standing P1, hands relaxed at sides. Firearm loaded to division capacity, holstered. Ammo carriers stowed on the body. Flashlight turned off, stowed on the body.

PROCEDURE: On the buzzer, run to a table, pull it toward you and, using it as low cover, engage T1-T6 with at least 3 rounds each.

SCORING:         Vickers, 18 Rounds Minimum
TARGETS:         6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS:   Best 3 on Paper
START-STOP:     Audible-Last Shot
PENALTIES:       Per IDPA Rules
CONCEALMENT:  Required

 

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NE Regional Stage 10: Mind The Gap

by Editor 17. August 2012 07:00
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Stage 10 is called 'Mind the Gap' and was designed by David Ritchie with MetroWest Tactical. Featuring 6 IDPA targets, 1 popper and 1 non-threat, you have to be where you have to be, all while minding that gap.

SCENARIO: Be where you need to be but prepare to cross the gap.

START POSITION: Standing at P1, facing downrange, hands relaxed at sides. Firearm loaded to division capacity, holstered. Ammo carriers stowed on the body.

PROCEDURE: Engage T1 through T6 with 2 rounds each. Popper behind T2 activates out and back T5.

SCORING:         Vickers, 12 Rounds Minimum
TARGETS:         6 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat, 1 Steel
SCORED HITS:   Best 2 on Paper, Steel Must Fall
START-STOP:     Audible-Last Shot
PENALTIES:       Per IDPA Rules
CONCEALMENT:  Required

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