Comp-Tac Back As Major Sponsor Of IDPA’s U.S. National Championship

by Editor 28. August 2013 07:31
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – One of the strongest supporters of the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters and accessories, has returned as a major sponsor of IDPA’s U.S. National Championship.

Comp-Tac joins a growing list of firearms and shooting sports industry leaders, including the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Brownells, Harris Publications, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Taurus and Wilson Combat, as a gold level sponsor of the U.S. Nationals. The match will will take place September 19 thru 21 on the ranges of the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and officials expect to draw over 300 of the sport’s top competitors.

“IDPA enjoys one of the best and most productive working relationships of any shooting organization with its sponsors, and Comp-Tac Victory Gear is a perfect example. Over the years Comp-Tac has grown to become a top brand among our members, and we once again welcome the opportunity to work together to bring IDPA shooters another great championship,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“Comp-Tac’s rise to IDPA’s most popular holster brand is a reflection of not only our commitment to making great products but our strong belief in supporting the shooting sports,” said said Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac.

“Comp-Tac is a proud sponsor of numerous IDPA competitions here in America and abroad, and we are especially pleased to partner with IDPA officials on this year’s U.S. National Championship.”

In addition to being a major sponsor of the U.S. National Championship, Comp-Tac will be represented in the competition by Team Comp-Tac members Gordon Carrell and Randi Rogers, the four-time defending women’s national champion.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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.

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Gordon Carrell Continues Win Streak At Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas

by Editor 28. May 2013 08:15
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HEMPSTEAD, Texas – For the past 10 years Gordon Carrell has won the Stock Service Pistol title at the Lone Star State’s IDPA championship. This year however, the Team Comp-Tac shooter decided to take a different path, winning instead the Enhanced Service Pistol division title at the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship.

Carrell captured not only the ESP title but also took top honors as the High Industry shooter and the title of Most Accurate, shooting just 11 points down with an overall top time of 151.80 seconds. Carrell outpaced his nearest competitor, defending champion Brian Stricker, by 15.74 seconds, winning seven of the 10 stages within the division with five of those stage wins topping the entire field of over 200 competitors.

“Gordon shot a brilliant match and dominated his division with a combination of both speed and accuracy, the kind of which wins you the title every time,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place overall in the division went to Brian Stricker who won one stage and took first Master with 167.54 (42). Team RangeLog’s Morgan Allen finished third for second Master with 178.92 (40), followed by Robert Powell, third Master, with 184.14 (62) and David Rowe, who finished first Expert, with 211.36 (63) and one stage win.

Elsewhere in the division, Dillon Rys claimed first Sharpshooter by winning one stage and finishing with 224.10 (78). Ray Duroy, a Sharpshooter within ESP, won the High Distinguished Senior title with a time of 231.11 (38). Scott Zwahr won first Marksman with 257.13 (63) while Michelle Azar took first Novice with 488.50 (187).

Complete, searchable match results can be found online at IDPA.com.

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Republic of Texas Championship was held this Memorial Day weekend at the ImpactZone Range in Hempstead and drew over 200 top shooters from throughout Texas and across the United States.

The match received strong industry support with sponsorship from ACADEMI, Armadillo Concealment, Brian Enos, Competitive Concealment, CrossBreed Holsters, Cypress Firearms, Dillon Precision, Don’s Guide Rods, GLC Shooting Academy, GlockTriggers.com, Grip Reductions, Hi-Viz Shooting Systems, Starline Brass, Target Acquired, and title sponsor Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, 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 news and updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Randi Rogers Goes 5 Straight At Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 27. February 2013 07:30
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For the fifth year in a row Smith & Wesson and the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) crowned Randi Rogers the High Lady champion of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Competing for Comp-Tac Victory Gear where she not only shoots for the team but also manages the holster maker’s marketing efforts, Rogers outgunned a talented group of women by winning nine of the 12 stages and finishing second Master and third overall in the Stock Service Pistol division with a time of 202.60 with 93 points down.

Rogers finished 11th overall among all 324 competitors competing in all five divisions.

“Right now Randi is the dominant female competitor in IDPA, but it’s her desire and ability to go toe-to-toe with her male counterparts that is so impressive. When Randi enters the match she isn’t there just to win High Lady, she in it to win it all. And though she may have beat me handily in the High Lady competition, her performance this year should make all the women in IDPA proud,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

As part of its continued focus on women shooters, Smith & Wesson this year recognized not just the top female shooter but the top three, and honored Michelle Wood as the second High Lady finishing in SSP as a Master with 261.82 (132) and Cindy Bowser as third High Lady with her ESP Expert finish of 263.82 (132).

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship took place February 21-23 at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Mass., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol shooters from 28 states, one U.S. territory and three foreign nations.

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.

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Randi Rogers of Comp-Tac Begins Season with Win at Coast Rica IDPA

by Editor 5. February 2013 10:25
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HOUSTON, Texas - Randi Rogers of Comp-Tac Victory Gear begins her season by winning the High Lady title at the Costa Rica IDPA National Championship. The match was held February 1-2, 2013, in San Jose, Costa Rica.

The Costa Rica IDPA Championship challenged competitors with 12 stages totaling 169 rounds. Stages included challenges of moving targets, steel, and targets ranging from two to 25 yards. Shooters competed from positions of standing, kneeling, prone and from inside a car. Rogers won High Lady and finished third Master in the Stock Service Pistol division with a total time of 199.53 seconds.

"Traveling to Costa Rica has been an amazing and rewarding experience. Shooting abroad can be challenging with the travel and the regional differences in shooting. The Costa Rica IDPA club put on one of the best IDPA matches I have been to and I was excited to shoot well enough to bring home high lady," said Randi Rogers of Team Comp-Tac.

In addition to sending team members Randi Rogers and Gordon Carrell, Comp-Tac Victory Gear was also a two stage sponsor at the Costa Rica IDPA National Championship. "Comp-Tac strives to serve competitive shooters at home and abroad. We are proud to have been part of the 2nd Costa Rica Nationals and look forward to helping all shooting sports continue to grow," explained owner and president of Comp-Tac Gregg Garrett.

Team Comp-Tac's next match is the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals, February 21-23, 2013, at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

For more information on Team Comp-Tac and the full line of Comp-Tac Victory Gear holsters and accessories, visit www.Comp-Tac.com, like Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac, or follow @CompTac on Twitter.

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Comp-Tac To Again Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. December 2012 08:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the concealed carry and competition markets, will once again be a major sponsor of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Comp-Tac joins Brownells, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions and match host Smith & Wesson as one of the major sponsors of the competition. In addition to hosting the awards banquet’s social hour, Comp-Tac will be represented in the match by Team Comp-Tac members Gordon Carrell and four-time defending High Lady champion Randi Rogers.

“Comp-Tac is one of IDPA’s strongest corporate partners and has supported countless matches over the years. Along with their generous sponsorship of major championships, Team Comp-Tac has been a constant presence on IDPA ranges around the country, helping to make them one of the most popular holster brands in the sport,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for 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.

“One of the great things about IDPA is the sport’s effort to make each match an event.  The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the most prestigious and enjoyable events of the shooting season and Comp-Tac is honored to sponsor the banquet social hour," said Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

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 sports’ 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.

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 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 Comp-Tac:
Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the personal defense and competition market, was formed in 2001 with the intention of designing holsters of the highest quality. Currently, Comp-Tac offers over 30 products with 92,000 possible variations to accommodate each individual’s lifestyle and needs. Thanks to the great support of their customers Comp-Tac continues to grow and refine their product line. For more information visit www.Comp-Tac.com. You can also keep up with the latest news by liking Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac or following @CompTac on Twitter.

 

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Rogers Finishes Perfect IDPA Season For Team Comp-Tac

by Editor 26. September 2012 02:30
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OXFORD, N.C. – Randi Rogers of Team Comp-Tac went into the 2012 IDPA National Championships with a perfect undefeated season on the line. She came out as the International Defensive Pistol Association’s Women’s National Champion, and that perfect season intact.

Competing in the Stock Service Pistol division where she finished 10th overall among 114 competitors, and placed ninth among the Master class shooters, Rogers posted a final time of 301.99 with 114 points down.

“Randi is one of the most gifted women shooters in all the shooting sports,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA. “Randi has collected countless titles in several disciplines but we proudest of her accomplishments here in IDPA where she is simply a powerhouse.”

Rogers' main competition was Michelle Wood, the Master class shooter in all five of IDPA’s divisions who fell just 0.72 seconds behind Rogers at the 2012 Carolina Cup. Wood wasn’t expected to compete but holstered up at the last minute to make a run at the title in SSP but finished second with 314.22 (112).

Third place among the women went to Colleen Vaccaro in SSP who finished with 369.28 (94). Rounding out the top five were Karyn Byerly, also in SSP, with 377.91 (138) and Tammy Lyne, the top woman in ESP, with 395.06 (157) finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

Coming in sixth among the women was Joanna Lenczewska, the CDP division’s top woman shooter with 414.18 (187).

The 2012 IDPA National Championships took place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol shooters.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, 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.

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On To Nationals: Still No "I" In Team

by Editor 12. September 2012 09:06
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After hours of research, we are still unable to find an "I" in team, but we do know which teams will be at the 2012 IDPA National Championships.  Here's a look at those competing on behalf of their sponsor(s)...and one team that's definitely questionable. Let us know if we are missing anybody shooting for a particular sponsor.

Team 10-8 Performance
Mike Alexander




Team Amendment 2 Gear
Mike Seymour




Team Armadillo
Blair Duroy
Ray Duroy
Raymond Duroy
Ricky Gilbert
Becky Sells
Darrell Sells (Capt)
Boone Smith

Black Bullets Intl.
Brian Stricker


Team Comp-Tac
Gordon Carrell
Gregg Garrett (Capt)
Randi Rogers


Team CZ-USA
Matt Mink


Team GLOCK
Tori Nonaka




Team ITI
Brandon Wright
Gary Byerly


Team Panteao
Massad Ayoob
Dave Harrington
Bob Vogel
Tom Yost (Capt)

Team Para USA
Lee Wills


Team RangeLog
Morgan Allan
Toni Dandreamatteo
Ken Lambert
Ravin Perry
Rob Tate
Jesse Wills
Lee Wills

Team Safariland
Tierani Hendrix
Bobby McGee
Bob Vogel


Team Smith & Wesson
Jerry Miculek
David Olhasso



And then there's this so-called team...

Team Bubba
Terry 'Bubba' Burba (Capt)
Kitty Richards
Phil Torres
Iron Mike Webb
Michael Williams
Joyce Wilson (Coach, Not Competing)

 

 

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Comp-Tac Victory Gear On Board As 2012 IDPA National Championships Sponsor

by Editor 24. August 2012 01:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for competition and concealed carry, has signed on as a major sponsor of the International Defensive Pistol Association’s 2012 National Championships taking place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., according to an announcement made today by IDPA officials.

“We are grateful to Comp-Tac for their continued sponsorship of our National Championships,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “As one of IDPA's strongest sponsors, Comp-Tac has generously supported many of our major matches and become one of the most popular brands with IDPA members who turn to Comp-Tac for both their competition and carry gear needs.”

Comp-Tac joins ACADEMI, CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, GlockTriggers.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson, and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match. As part of their support, Comp-Tac will sponsor two of the 16 stages in the match. They will also be represented in competition by Team Comp-Tac members Randi Rogers, Gordon Carrell, and Gregg Garrett.

“The IDPA Nationals is one of Comp-Tac’s favorite matches of the year and we're proud to once again be a major sponsor. We enjoy not only the competition itself, but also the opportunity it provides to interact with some of our most devoted customers who have made Comp-Tac one of IDPA's top brands,” said Gregg Garrett, owner and president Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

The IDPA National Championships will take place at The Range in Oxford, N.C. As the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season, the match will draw more than 300 top shooters vying for the coveted title of National Champion in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

Fore more information, 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 Comp-Tac:
Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the personal defense and competition market, was founded in 2001 with the intention of designing holsters of the highest quality. Currently, Comp-Tac offers more than 30 products with 92,000 possible variations to accommodate each individual’s lifestyle and needs. Thanks to the great support of their customers Comp-Tac continues to grow and refine their product line. For more information, visit www.Comp-Tac.com, like Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac, follow @CompTac on Twitter, or visit the Comp-Tac Blog.

About International Defensive Pistol Association:
Founded in 1996, the International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios. Today IDPA stands as the fastest growing shooting sport in the United States with over 20,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 321 affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships.

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Rogers 3-Peats As IDPA Carolina Cup High Lady

by Editor 20. June 2012 07:37
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Randi Rogers

OXFORD, N.C. – With her High Lady win at this weekend’s IDPA Carolina Cup, Team Comp-Tac’s Randi Rogers is not just the dominant woman shooter in IDPA but one win away from a perfect season.

Rogers placed sixth among the Master class, and seventh overall, in the Stock Service Pistol (SSP) division with a score of 261.61. The win gives Rogers her third straight High Lady title at the Carolina Cup, but more importantly marks her third High Lady win of the 2012 IDPA season putting her one win away from a perfect run.

Earlier this year Rogers claimed High Lady at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals as well as at the IDPA European Cup. Only a win at the IDPA National Championships remains for Rogers to complete her perfect season.

Randi Rogers

“Randi is clearly on a roll with her third straight Carolina Cup High Lady win. Add this to her High Lady victories earlier this season and you can see why she’s the top ranked woman in our sport,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Elsewhere in the Stock Service Pistol division, Bob Vogel, a Distinguished Master, won the division title with a final score of 183.63, placing him high overall for the second year in a row. Rob Tate of Team RangeLog took first Master and second overall behind Vogel with 215.80. Craig Grivois took first in the Expert class with 275.80, followed by Norman Wisniewski taking top honors in the Marksman class with 404.28, and Glock’s Ed Fitzgerald finishing first in the Novice class with 490.91.

Randi Rogers

The 2012 Carolina Cup was held June 14-16 at The Range in Oxford and drew 359 competitors from 24 states and Puerto Rico, as well as five foreign nations. For more information on the match, or to review the full results, visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com.

The International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition, which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios.

To find a club near you, join the more than 20,000 members of IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun 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.

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Countdown To The Cup: Randi Rogers vs. Randi Rogers

by Editor 11. June 2012 19:51
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Randi Rogers is one of the most recognized names in competitive pistol shooting and she's racked up countless titles in several disciplines along the way. In IDPA competition, Randi is frequently taking High Lady honors, like she did earlier this year at the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals where she finished 7th Master with a score of 193.74 (70). She also took High Lady at the European Cup, again shooting SSP and finishing with 198.07 (39) for 2nd Master.

While she'll just about never admit it - out of respect for her fellow lady competitors, and respect for the sport - Randi is the odds-on favorite to take High Lady at this year's Carolina Cup. But for the former Team Glock shooter now shooting - and working - for Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Randi Rogers' focus is squarely on beating last year's Carolina Cup High Lady...Randi Rogers.

Randi Rogers

DZ: How many times have you shot the Carolina Cup?
RR: I have competed at the Carolina Cup for the past three years.

DZ: What division did you shoot and where did you finish?
RR: Last year I shot Stock Service Pistol (SSP) where I finished High Lady, and 4th SSP Master.

DZ: Are you shooting SSP again this year?
RR: Yes. This year I am again competing as an SSP Master and going for the High Lady title.

DZ: What part of your shooting are you focusing on in your practice leading up to The Cup?
RR: The thing that I am practicing most to get ready for the Carolina Cup is setting up in position. When you are practicing to shoot from cover it is important that you put your feet in the proper position and extend the gun toward the target quickly. I have a bad habit of spending too much time looking at my feet and waiting too long to extend the gun.

DZ: What gear will you shoot in The Cup?
RR: I will be shooting my Comp-Tac holster and magazine pouches. I will be shooting 147 grain Atlanta Arms & Ammo with my 5.11 vest, ELS Eyewear and customer molded earplugs. Hopefully I won’t need a flashlight but if I do I will have my trusty SureFire!

DZ: Do you have any formal sponsors? (pretend like we don't already know)
RR: Yes, Comp-Tac!

DZ: You probably shot more matches in more disciplines than most shooters. What do you like most about shooting The Cup?
RR: I love the stages the most at the Carolina Cup. Frank Glover does an excellent job with the stages. There are always opportunities for risk and reward where you can risk making a mistake but if you manage not too, the reward is great! The stages are also great in that they challenge even the most experienced shooter, but at the same time even a newer shooter can complete the course of fire with no problems.

DZ: What is the hardest part about shooting The Cup?
RR: The hardest part of the Cup is waiting for it each year! I love to attend and see all my old friends and shoot some great stages and sometimes it is too long a wait.

DZ: Where do you think you will finish this year?
RR: I try not to worry about where I finish. I always just set a personal goal of shooting my best. If I can shoot with no mistakes I will be happy!

DZ: If you could beat any shooter at this year's Carolina Cup who would it be?
RR: The only person I am trying to beat is me.

DZ: Is there anything else you want to mention about your preparation for The Cup?
RR: I love the Carolina Cup and look forward to shooting, heat, humidity bugs and all.

DOWN ZERO wants to thank Randi for taking time away from her practice and her job (sorry about that, Gregg) to answer our questions about preparing for The Cup. We also want to wish her good luck as she faces off against last year's High Lady, Randi Rogers. We hear she's a hard shooter to beat but we have faith in Randi.

If you are attending the Carolina Cup, Randi, along with Team Comp-Tac's Gordon Carrell and Gregg Garrett, will be on-hand throughout the match and will be happy to talk to you about Comp-Tac's holsters and mag pouches, and assist you in picking out the right gear for competition or concealed carry use.

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