Taurus Signs On To Sponsor S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 7. November 2013 08:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Taurus International Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer of concealed carry and small frame pistols and spearhead of the Carry On movement to promote the concealed carry lifestyle, is continuing its has signed on to sponsor of the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“We are very pleased to once again partner with Taurus on yet another major IDPA championship. Taurus really understands the concealed carry community and they’ve been particularly generous with their support for IDPA. On behalf of our 22,000-plus members, I want to thank Taurus for sponsoring this inaugural Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Taurus® joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event.

"Taurus is proud to be a partner for the Back Up Gun Nationals. The IDPA represents some of the best competitive shooting and we’re pleased that they are offering a match that focuses on the subcompact handgun and revolver market used by so many for concealed carry," said Mark Kresser, president and CEO of Taurus.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will take place November 14-16 and feature a 13-stage course of fire with a round count of 180. Held on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, match officials expect the event to draw upwards of 200 top IDPA shooters vying for titles in either the Pistol or Revolver division.

Registration is open and just a handful of slots are still available for those interested in competing. Registration is being conducted online at MatchReg.com/BUG.

For more information on IDPA, the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 22,000 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.

About Taurus:
Taurus® is the global leader in revolver production. Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to be the U.S. importer of all Taurus brand firearms manufactured in Brazil and to be the manufacturer of the model PT-22, PT-25 and PT-738 pistols made here in the US. Taurus International services all Taurus brand firearms under the LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™ as well. For additional information about Taurus, visit www.taurususa.com.

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Live Free Or Die Stage 11: Card Game

by Editor 17. October 2013 16:00
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SCENARIO: You are playing poker with some unsavory characters. You have a winning hand. With no cash left, you use your pistol as collateral.

PROCEDURE: Start with gun loaded and placed on either side of the basket. While seated, weak hand on basket. Strong hand on table. Ammo carriers on body to division capacity.

At the signal, engage T1-T6 with at least 2 rounds. NOTE: Must stay seated in chair. Pulling basket activates both drop turners. T3 and T4 are more than 2 yards from T1.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, Two Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: Kevin Sensenig

STAGE SPONSOR: Taurus
WEBSITE: www.TaurusUSA.com

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Live Free Or Die Stage 10: Bear In The Woods

by Editor 17. October 2013 13:20
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SCENARIO: You are hiking through the woods looking for a nice spot for a picnic when charged by a bear!

PROCEDURE: Start with both hands grasping a picnic basket straps. Gun holstered and loaded to division capacity with ammo carriers on body.

At the signal, engage T1-T6 with at least 2 rounds. NOTE: Targets represent the bear’s advance towards you. Once you have moved to the next target, you may not reengage the preceding target.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Kevin Sensenig

STAGE SPONSOR: Taurus
WEBSITE: www.TaurusUSA.com

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Taurus Sponsors Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship

by Editor 10. June 2013 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – This October the Granite State will be hosting its first IDPA state championship since 2010, thanks in part to the generous support of sponsors like Taurus.

Taurus, one of the world's foremost manufacturers of firearms and spearhead of the Carry On movement to promote the concealed carry lifestyle, has signed on as a major sponsor of the event, joining Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship takes place October 18-19 and will be hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

“We can’t thank Taurus enough for their generous support of IDPA and the Live Free Or Die State Championship,” said Ken Lambert, match director. “Taurus is unabashedly supporting the concealed carry movement in the U.S. and IDPA shooters understand how important that is and appreciate the commitment Taurus has shown.”

“Taurus is proud to support the Live Free Or Die State Championship as part of our ongoing commitment to promoting the shooting sports,” said Mark Kresser, president and CEO of Taurus. “We expect this to be one of the hottest matches on the IDPA New England schedule and we wish the best of luck to all those competing.”

In addition to determining the New Hampshire state title, the match will also serve as the final leg of the King of New England contest presented by Apex Tactical. The 17th Annual Massachusetts State Championship and the New England Regional, both sponsored by Smith & Wesson, make up the first and second legs, respectively, of the newly announced series.

Registration details for the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship will be announced shortly. Companies interested in sponsoring the Live Free Or Die State Championship should contact the sponsorship coordinator at psi.sponsorship@gmail.com.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 22,000 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.

About Taurus:
Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to be the U.S. importer of all Taurus brand firearms manufactured in Brazil and to be the manufacturer of the model PT-22, PT-25 and PT-738 pistols made here in the US. Taurus International services all Taurus brand firearms under the LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™ as well. For additional information about Taurus, visit www.taurususa.com.

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Taurus Sponsors 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 1. May 2013 08:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Taurus, one of the world's foremost manufacturers of firearms and spearhead of the Carry On movement to promote the concealed carry lifestyle, will be a major sponsor of the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“Taurus is once again demonstrating its steadfast commitment to the shooting sports by generously sponsoring the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship. As a sport born out of the real world concealed carry movement, we’re grateful to have the support of a company that so fully embraces and promotes the concept of personal responsibility and self defense like Taurus does,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“Taurus is a firm believer in the value of competition as a way to improve one’s shooting skills. We are also equally firm in our belief in the right, and responsibility, to carry concealed for personal protection," said Mark Kresser, president and CEO of Taurus.

“Based in sound concealed carry principles, IDPA matches are the perfect venue for both which is why Taurus is proud to sponsor this year’s IDPA U.S. Nationals.”

Hosted by the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship will take place September 19 thru 21 and is again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. Taurus joins the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a gold level sponsor of the event.

For more information on IDPA, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, 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 Taurus:
Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to be the U.S. importer of all Taurus brand firearms manufactured in Brazil and to be the manufacturer of the model PT-22, PT-25 and PT-738 pistols made here in the US. Taurus International services all Taurus brand firearms under the LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™ as well. For additional information about Taurus, visit www.taurususa.com.

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Taurus Carries On As Major Sponsor Of IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. February 2013 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Taurus, one of the world's foremost manufacturers of firearms and spearhead of the Carry On movement to promote the concealed carry lifestyle, has signed on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to an announcement by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

Taurus joins ACADEMI, 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.

“Taurus has long been one of the major firearms makers and one of the the industry’s strongest leaders. Recently though Taurus has expanded on its leadership role by supporting more shooting sports activities and launching the Carry On movement to reach the ever-growing pool of CCW holders, including IDPA members. We’re extremely pleased to have Taurus on board as one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA

“At Taurus we recognize the important role that the shooting sports play in helping our customers develop and hone their skills. IDPA, and its basis in the personal protection practice of concealed carry, parallels our own focus on the concealed carry lifestyle which is why we are proud to sponsor and support this year’s IDPA Indoor Nationals,” said Mark Kresser, president and CEO of Taurus USA.

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 Taurus:
Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to be the U.S. importer of all Taurus brand firearms manufactured in Brazil and to be the manufacturer of the model PT-22, PT-25 and PT-738 pistols made here in the US. Taurus International services all Taurus brand firearms under the LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™ as well. For additional information about Taurus, visit www.TaurusUSA.com.

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Taurus Acquires Diamondback Firearms

by Editor 3. January 2013 09:55
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Taurus® Holdings, a worldwide leader in firearms manufacturing, announces the finalization of their exclusive global distribution agreement with Diamondback Firearms LLC. As part of the recent relationship, Taurus will assume all sales and marketing efforts of the Diamondback branded products from its Miami, Florida office.

"I am extremely excited about the development of this new partnership," states Taurus President and CEO Mark Kresser. "Diamondback Firearms is a well-respected and recognized brand within the shooting industry. Along with their quality line of firearms, several other innovative projects are in the pipeline that make for a very optimistic future."

Diamondback Firearms is a Florida-based manufacturing facility that employs highly skilled American craftsmen producing quality personal defense firearms for responsible gun owners. "Having the opportunity to become partners with a fiscally secure company that has parallel philosophies in sound business practices, innovative design and manufacturing that complements our brand, is a winning proposition for all parties," says Bobby Fleckinger, Diamondback Firearms owner. "Finding a global partner in Taurus will insure a great future for our brand and one that I am proud to be associated!" For Diamondback Customer Service, please call 888-380-2767.

About Diamondback Firearms LLC:
Diamondback Firearms LLC is an American made firearms manufacturer based in Cocoa, Florida employing American Craftsmen to engineer and produce the highest quality firearms for responsible gun owners. For additional information about Diamondback Firearms, visit www.diamondbackfirearms.com.

About Taurus:
Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to be the U.S. importer of all Taurus brand firearms manufactured in Brazil and to be the manufacturer of the model PT-22, PT-25 and PT-738 pistols made here in the US. Taurus International services all Taurus brand firearms under the LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™ as well. For additional information about Taurus, visit www.taurususa.com.

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With 67%, Glock and S&W Dominate List of IDPA World Shoot Guns

by Editor 20. April 2012 15:59
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In the Tactical Journal (Vol. 15, Issue 4) you'll find on pages 26-33 the equipment survey results from the 2011 IDPA World Shoot. Looking at the brands of handguns used by competitors one fact stands out above all else, two manufacturers, Glock and Smith & Wesson, dominate the list.

Glock 34

Together the two gun making titans account for 67% of all handguns. They are also the only manufactures that had individual models in the double digits. Glock had the most guns at the match with 37.3% of the shooters choosing Gunny's favorite blaster. Of the 142 Glock pistols used at the World Shoot, the Glock G34 was the most popular model with 62 shooters (16.3%) competing with the longer slide competition model. Right behind it was the G17 which had 57 shooters (15%) campaigning with the company's flagship pistol.

Smith & Wesson had 29.7% of the World Shoot market with a total of 113 pistols and revolvers. Their M&P 9mm pistol accounted for 10.2% of all guns and was used by 39 competitors. The M&P Pro 9mm, S&W's direct challenger to the G34, found its way into the holsters of 18 competitors (4.7%). The last model to break into double digits was the Model 686 revolver from Smith & Wesson with 12 competitors (3.1%) carrying it.

As for the most popular platform at the IDPA World Shoot, the striker-fired pistol, led by Glock and Smith & Wesson models, made up 57% of all the handguns with 217 shooters opting to compete with that design. The venerable 1911 had 96 competitors (25.2%) selecting it. If you were to add in the double-stack variants that number goes up to 111 or 29.1%. Below is a breakout of each brand, the total number of models used and what percentage of the World Shoot competitors each manufacture captured.

BRAND # OF GUNS
% OF TOTAL
BRAND # OF GUNS
% OF TOTAL
ADC 1 0.3% Nighthawk 4 1.0%
Amadini 2 0.5% Para 2 0.5%
Beretta 1 0.3% Pistol Dynamics 1 0.3%
Canada 1 0.3% Predator Tactical 2 0.5%
Caracal 2 0.5% Remington 1 0.3%
Caspian 5 1.3% Ruger 2 0.5%
Chiappa 1 0.3% Sig Sauer 3 0.8%
Colt 7 1.8% Springfield Armory 18 4.7%
CZ 3 0.8% STI 22 5.8%
Dan Wesson 1 0.3% SVI 1 0.3%
Kimber 16 4.2% Tanfoglio 4 1.0%
Les Baer 3 0.8% Taurus 2 0.5%
Lightning Strike Tech
1 0.3% Wilson Combat 20 5.2%

 

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Team IDPA at the 2012 NRA Show - Day 3

by Editor 16. April 2012 21:56
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The third and final day of the 2012 NRA Show saw Team IDPA meeting with some of the biggest gun makers in the firearms world, including Taurus, whose new CEO, Mark Kresser, talked to Joyce Wilson about shooting a little IDPA himself in the coming months. Joyce Rubino from Colt talked shop, and shooting. And of course, no NRA tour of gun makers would be complete without a visit to Smith & Wesson, which in case you didn't know hosts a little IDPA match and get together each year...just a small event you may have heard people talking about.

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