Glenn Shelby Wins CDP Title at Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. March 2015 16:37
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Wilson Combat’s Glenn Shelby returned to the winner’s circle when he captured the Custom Defensive Pistol division title at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals this past weekend in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Shelby, who is the dominating force in his division, claimed the CDP title with his final time of 217.45 seconds while shooting just 39 points down. Overall, Shelby placed fourth among the 328 shooters competing in the annual championship.

“Glenn is a tremendous shooting talent and has been the leading CDP competitor in IDPA over the last few years. Winning the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, yet again, shows that 2015 is likely going to be another great year for Glenn,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in the division went to Smith & Wesson’s David Olhasso who finished sixth overall with 225.16 (65). Shelby’s Wilson Combat teammate Austin Proulx took first Master and finished 16th overall with 241.81 (72). Rounding out the top five were Team Colt’s Mark Redl who finished fourth in the division, 18th overall and claimed the High Senior title with 243.58 (71) while Chris Chamberlin placed fifth, and 20th overall, with 245.32 (70).

Elsewhere in the Custom Defensive Pistol division, Bob Biehl took first Expert with 268.23 (50), Andy Holton won first Sharpshooter with 335.97 (119) and Danielle Vermeulen claimed first Marksman with 398.74 (142).

Smith & Wesson has hosted the IDPA Indoor National Championship on the indoor ranges of their Shooting Sports Center for 18 years. One of the most popular matches on the IDPA competition calendar, the Indoor Nationals serves as the official start of the IDPA season.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals or to join the more than 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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Wilson Combat Returns To Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 17. February 2015 10:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Renowned firearms maker Wilson Combat will once again take its place among the major sponsors supporting the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

“We’re grateful to Bill Wilson and all the great folks at Wilson Combat for their continued and generous support of IDPA. Wilson Combat has always been one of IDPA’s strongest industry sponsors and we’re delighted to once again be working with them on the Indoor Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Wilson Combat joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the National Rifle Association, Sig Sauer Academy, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, Wilson Combat will host one of the nightly hospitality suites open to all competitors and staff participating in the championship.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals or to join the more than 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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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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Wilson Combat Back As Major Sponsor Of 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 17. June 2014 06:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Wilson Combat, the famed 1911 manufacturer, is back as one of the major sponsors of IDPA’s annual U.S. National Championship.

Wilson Combat joins the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a gold level sponsor of the championship which takes place September 9 thru 13 at the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The match is expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters.

“We are very pleased to have the ongoing support of Wilson Combat, one of the most recognized names in custom 1911 pistols for competition and personal defense use, as well as a favorite among many IDPA members,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“Wilson Combat is excited to be back as a sponsor of the 2014 IDPA U.S National Championships. We are extremely proud of IDPA and everything it does for shooting sports around the nation. We look forward to supporting this match for many years to come,” Tressa Bohannan, marketing director for Wilson Combat.

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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Glenn Shelby Takes CDP Title At S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 25. February 2014 08:54
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Team Wilson Combat returned to the winner’s circle at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship as Glenn Shelby claimed the Custom Defensive Pistol title this past weekend in Springfield, Mass.

Shelby, who competes as a Distinguished Master in the division, previously won the CDP title in 2012 and is currently the reigning IDPA National Champion. He won the 2014 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals CDP title with a final time of 201.51 seconds with 82 points down.

“Glenn is just such a talented shooter that he makes winning in CDP look easy. It is with great pleasure that I join his fellow competitors and all IDPA members in congratulating him on his victory,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in the division, finishing just 4.16 seconds out of first, was David Olhasso, a Distinguished Master shooting for Team Smith & Wesson, with 205.67 (86). Third in the division went to Robert Evans the first Master with 234.45 (87). Rounding out the top five were Team Smith & Wesson’s Dan Burwell, also a Distinguished Master, with 239.86 (104) and Team Colt’s Mark Redl with 241.19 (90).

Elsewhere in the division, Nicholas Henry finished first Expert with 244.51 (158). David Galante took home first Sharpshooter with 298.22 (124), while Andy Holton claimed first Marksman with 331.08 (151). Junior shooter Austin Proulx won High Press honors with 276.52 (104).

The 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship took place February 20-22 at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Mass., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters from across the country and outside the U.S. Full results are available online at IDPA.com.

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 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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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 3 - Warehouse Intruders

by Editor 17. February 2014 22:10
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SCENARIO: You are working late at your warehouse when you hear noises in the back. You investigate and are confronted by armed robbers. Push your co-worker to safety and defend yourself.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, holstered, loaded to division capacity.

At the signal push over the popper with strong hand and while retreating engage targets with 2 rounds each as they become visible.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
6
TARGETS: 3 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Lou Denys

STAGE SPONSOR: Wilson Combat
WEBSITE: www.WilsonCombat.com

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Wilson Combat Back As S&W Indoor Nationals Sponsor

by Editor 27. January 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Wilson Combat, the renowned manufacturer of 1911 pistols, will be one of the returning major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Assn. (IDPA).

Now in its 17th year, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular matches, once again selling out in record time. The match will take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“Major IDPA matches rely on the support of sponsors, and there are few as generous – and committed – as Wilson Combat,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Wilson Combat joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, Wilson Combat will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“Wilson Combat is a proud sponsor of IDPA and the Indoor Nationals. Our thanks go out to all the competitors for their hard work, and to S&W for hosting this premier event,” said Tressa Bohannan, marketing director for Wilson Combat.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to broad industry support from companies like Wilson Combat.

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.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join 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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Wilson Combat Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 31. October 2013 08:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that renowned 1911 manufacturer Wilson Combat has added its name to the list of sponsors for the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“We’re very pleased to announce that Wilson Combat, one of the founding corporate sponsors of IDPA, will again play a major role in yet another IDPA championship with their generous support of the new Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Wilson Combat joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Wilson Combat will be providing the range hospitality during the three-day championship.

"Wilson Combat is pleased to be a part of the new Back Up Gun Nationals. We are very proud of IDPA and their accomplishments of exponentially growing the shooting sports community. Good luck to all of the participants and we look forward to sponsoring this match for years to come," Tressa Bohannan, marketing director for Wilson Combat.

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.

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Wilson Combat’s Glenn Shelby 3-Peats As IDPA's CDP National Champ

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:15
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TULSA, Okla. – For the third year in a row, Wilson Combat’s Glenn Shelby took the Custom Defensive Pistol division national title at the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) U.S. National Championship.

Shelby, who is one of the few Distinguished Masters in IDPA, captured the title for the third year in a row after taking six of 17 stage wins and posting a final time of 244.59 seconds, the fourth fastest overall time in the match, all while shooting just 30 points down.

“With three straight national championship wins, it’s pretty safe to say that when it comes to CDP, this is Glenn’s playground,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in CDP went to Matt Sims who finished first Master with 269.21 and 57 points down. Greg Martin, a Distinguished Master like Shelby, finished third in the division with 272.95 and 46 points down. Chris Chamberlin, the second Master, took fourth in the division with 275.45 (51), while Zeb Pomerenke, the third Master, rounded out the top five with 286.47 (56).

Elsewhere in CDP, Haneesh Bagga took first Expert with 324.72 (68), first Sharpshooter went to Craig Adams with 385.87 (121), and Randy Nance captured first Marksman with 452.59 (135). Alberto Soto of Costa Rica, the only international shooter competing in the division, finished 14th overall in CDP with 342.99 and 76 points down.

The 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship took place September 19-22 in Tulsa, Okla., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

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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Wilson Combat Returns As Major Sponsor Of IDPA’s U.S. National Championship

by Editor 26. July 2013 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Renowned 1911 manufacturer Wilson Combat has once again signed on as a major sponsor of IDPA’s U.S. National Championship according to an announcement by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

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. Wilson Combat joins Brownells, Harris Publications, Smith & Wesson, Taurus and the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a gold level sponsor of the event.

“Wilson Combat continues to be one of IDPA’s most generous supporters,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. “Over the past 16 years IDPA and Wilson Combat have worked together to grow the shooting sports and provide a home for the thousands of gun owners who enjoy the thrill and camaraderie of a truly practical shooting sport based on defensive scenarios. IDPA deeply appreciates all that Wilson Combat has done over the years.”

“This annual gathering of IDPA’s very best shooters is a great test of defensive shooting skills and the U.S. National Championship is one of our very favorite matches. We wish the best of luck to all the competitors,” said Tressa Logue, marketing director of Wilson Combat.

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 Asmerica, 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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