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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Dandreamatteo Wins IDPA Carolina Cup Enhanced Service Revolver Title

by Editor 20. June 2012 06:14
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Toni Dandreamatteo

OXFORD, N.C. – Team RangeLog’s Toni Dandreamatteo won the Enhanced Service Revolver title this past weekend at the IDPA Carolina Cup in Oxford, N.C.

Dandreamatteo, who is ranked a Master in the ESR division, won 12 of 16 stages to finish with a final score of 314.29.

“Toni, who everybody in IDPA knows as ‘Honey Bunny’, is not just an accomplished shooter as evidenced by his ESR win at the Carolina Cup, but one of our sport’s most outgoing and friendly ambassadors. I know that everyone in IDPA joins me in congratulating him on his win,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing third overall in the division was Irvin Earles with a score of 389.65 to take first Expert. Emilio Franco Jr. took first Sharpshooter in the division with two stage wins and a score of 349, placing him second overall behind Dandreamatteo. Jody Patterson, the only competitor in the Marksman class, finished with 587.69.

Toni Dandreamatteo

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.

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Countdown To The Cup: It's Ken Lambert's First Time

by Editor 8. June 2012 16:36
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Ken Lambert is heading to the Carolina Cup for the first time. DOWN ZERO asked Ken how he's preparing to compete in one of, if not the most challenging of IDPA's major championships.

Ken Lambert

DZ: When did you start shooting competitively?
KL: I got invited to an IDPA match for the first time in June of 2010 by a good friend, Dave Mowbray (up at Pemi), and I have been hooked on the shooting sports ever since. My first sanctioned match was the 2011 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, which I was able to attend after being wait listed.

DZ: When did you join and start shooting IDPA?
KL: I joined IDPA in the summer of 2010.

DZ: How many times have you shot the Carolina Cup?
KL: This will be my first time shooting there.

DZ: What division are you shooting this year?
KL: Custom Defensive Pistol (CDP) /Expert.

DZ: What part of your shooting are you focusing on the most leading up to The Cup?
KL: Due to lack of time to get to a local range (closest range is Pioneer which is 45 minutes away) I will be practicing dry fire exercises every night leading up to the event. I attend local matches in the area for my live fire practice. When I do get to a range I use Mike Seeklander’s book to assist in my training. It will allow me to be very specific in what skills I want to practice without wasting time and money. Keeping a log, such as logs on Rangelog.com, of the type of ammo and the times I do for that practice allows me to track if I’m getting better or worse, which allows me to focus more specifically on my weaker skills with my limited time.

DZ: Are there any specific drills you are incorporating into your practice sessions?
KL: For dry fire practice I normally do stationary draws and reload types of exercises but vary in days of practice. Things I know I'm weak in, IDPA reloads and shooting from cover on my weak side, I mix them in throughout the week.

For live fire practice it's mainly moving into positions, keeping the gun oriented on the target before you see it, and planting your feet in such a way that you don't get called for cover. I feel that will allow me catch up on time during bigger stages if I can pull it off right.

DZ: What gear will you shoot in The Cup?
KL: Using a borrowed SW1911, Comp-Tac holster, handloads for ammo and a vest I picked up at an Army/Navy store. The back story with the borrowed gun is that I was able to get Master in SSP and ESP via match bumps. My goal in April was to see if I can get to CDP Master by the end of June, and Carl Manoogian has graciously lent me his gun to see if I can pull it off. I have the Massachusetts State Championship and the Carolina Cup for matches in June, and a classifier at the end of the month as a fall back to meet my goal.

For shooting glasses I use ESS.

For hearing protection I just use foam ear protection from the local hardware store. I can get 50-100 in each package. My wife ends up using them too when I snore. Lately I have been using EP3 or EP4 Sonic Defenders from Surefire, but usually it becomes uncomfortable in my right ear during the last half of a match so I replace it with a foam one.

My flashlight is a Fenix TK12. A bit bigger than most but I've gotten use to it.

DZ: Do you have any sponsors?
KL: I’m currently a member of Team RangeLog. I am participating in the contingency program that TDS is putting on mainly as a local competition between some friends.

DZ: What do you like most about shooting The Cup?
KL: Traveling and participating in events with so many like minded people from different areas of the country and world. I have met some great people that I now consider good friends after first meeting them during a match.

DZ: What do you think will be the hardest part about shooting The Cup?
KL: Not making a mental error that would cause me to inadvertently give up points on a stage. Simple mental errors have, in the past, cost me the difference between a 1st place win and a 7th place showing.

DZ: Where do you think you will finish this year?
KL: My goal is 1st CDP Expert.

DZ: If you could beat any shooter at this year's Carolina Cup who would it be?
KL: Whoever was going to get 1st CDP/EX. There are so many phenomenal shooters in this sport now, I would just be happy to share the stage with them.

DZ: Is there anything else you want to mention about your preparation for The Cup?
KL: It is something I’m looking forward to since getting notified that I got in. As long as I have a good time, it will be all worth it for me.

DOWN ZERO wants to thank Team RangeLog's Ken Lambert. Next, we talk to the defending High Lady to find out how Team Comp-Tac's Randi Rogers is preparing for The Cup.

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Countdown To The Cup: No "I" In Team

by Editor 5. June 2012 21:35
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There may be no "I" in team but there sure are Teams in IDPA. As more companies expand their presence in the shooting sports, more and more shooters are competing under a team's banner, and in the process helping to raise awareness of both the brand and the sport. Here's a look at the some of the shooting teams that will be competing at the 2012 Carolina Cup.

 

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


Team ITI
Laura Torres-Reyes
Brandon Wright
Gary Byerly


Team Panteao
Dave Harrington
Bob Vogel
Tom Yost (Capt)


Team RangeLog
Morgan Allan
Scott Bourgeois
Toni Dandreamatteo
Ken Lambert
Ravin Perry
Rob Tate

Team Safariland
Tierani Hendrix
Bobby McGee
Bob Vogel

 

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Faces of IDPA: Rob Tate, Team RangeLog

by Editor 11. May 2012 11:21
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Meet Rob Tate, an SSP Master and a member of Team RangeLog, who got into IDPA competition after purchasing a firearm for concealed carry purposes. Rob sees IDPA as a great way to become more proficient with your CCW pistol. To follow Rob and the rest of the Team RangeLog squad visit the Team RangeLog Facebook page. For more info on RangeLog and how it can help you track your performance and training, visit RangeLog.com.

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