S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 14 - Carry the Fallen

by Editor 7. February 2015 14:37
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SCENARIO: ISIS is now on American soil. While completing a “Carry the Fallen” Ruck March in Boston to raise awareness for veteran suicide prevention, ISIS terrorists target you and the other Military Veterans in the March. Plant the flag and save your friends and yourself.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, holstered, loaded to division capacity, both hands holding the “Carry the Fallen” Flag and wearing a 20 lb backpack.

At the buzzer, plant the flag and engage T1 & T2 in tactical sequence (1, 2, 1) with 2 rounds each, while moving to P2. At P2, engage T3 - T6 with 2 rounds each, using cover.

NOTE: Backpack must remain on the shooter for the entire stage.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: Chris Tessier & Jonathan Wolfe

STAGE SPONSOR: XS Sight Systems
WEBSITE: www.XSSights.com

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XS Sight Systems Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 28. January 2015 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – XS Sight Systems, makers of firearm sights that give the user considerable advantages in the highly dynamic world of threat situations, has returned as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

XS Sight Systems joins Apex Tactical Specialties, FMG Publications and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, XS Sight Systems will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition.

“We’re very pleased to welcome back XS Sight Systems as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship. As one of our sport’s flagship events, the Indoor Nationals relies on the generous support of companies like XS Sights,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

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.

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

by Editor 23. October 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – XS Sight Systems, makers of firearm sights that give the user considerable advantages in the highly dynamic world of threat situations, has joined the growing list of returning major sponsors supporting the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

XS Sight Systems joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, XS Sight Systems will sponsor one of the 14 stages of the course of fire.

“IDPA is very pleased to again be working with XS Sights in promoting the shooting sports. Thanks to their continued and generous support the 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals are shaping up to be another great championship event,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

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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Lentz Repeats With SSR Win At 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 25. February 2014 08:35
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – With a final time of 240.18 seconds with 78 points down, Team Smith & Wesson’s Josh Lentz captured the Stock Service Revolver title for the second year in a row and the fourth time in his career competing in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Lentz, who also shoots for the XS Sight Systems shooting team and is a Distinguished Master within the division, previously won the SSR title in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

“Josh finished with another outstanding performance, bringing his total number of Indoor National title wins to four – a record that I am sure will grow larger and larger over the coming years,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing second behind Lentz was Ken Ortbach who placed first Expert with a time of 260.30 (70). Joe Linskey, the SSR Distinguished Master who won the title in 2012, finished third with 262.00 (91). Rounding out the top five were Caleb Giddings, first Master, with 288.79 (125) and Juan Cheng with 289.72 (100).

Elsewhere in the division Matt Holmes captured first Sharpshooter with 310.12 (90) while Francis Dufault took first Marksman with 450.06 (227).

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 13 - Camping in the Deadly Woods

by Editor 17. February 2014 23:00
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SCENARIO: You and your friends arrive at the cabin. After unpacking, you are relaxing in front of the fire when the marijuana growers show up to exact revenge.

PROCEDURE: Start sitting at P1. Empty gun and ammo carriers in table drawer.

At the signal, retrieve the gun and ammo from the drawer. You MUST take ALL the ammo, no reloading from the drawer. Ammo is to be stored on the body. Charge the gun, move to either of the shooting positions and engage the visible targets with 2 rounds each, in tactical priority. Then move to the other shooting position and engaging the remaining available targets with 2 round each, also in tactical priority.

NOTE: muzzle must remain above the orange line when opening the door.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Ted Picard

STAGE SPONSOR: XS Sight Systems
WEBSITE: www.XSSights.com

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XS Sight Systems Returns As Sponsor of S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 12. February 2014 18:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – XS Sight Systems, makers of firearm sights that give the user considerable advantages in the highly dynamic world of threat situations, has again joined the list of major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

As part of their support, XS Sight Systems will be sponsoring one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“XS Sights is a strong sponsor of IDPA because of their commitment to promoting the shooting sports, and their focus on the CCW holder. IDPA members appreciate the generous support XS Sights and others in the industry have given to the 2014 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals.,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

In sponsoring the sold-out 2014 match, XS Sight Systems is joined by Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GunUp.com, Harris Publications, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Speed Shooter Specialties, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support from companies like XS Sight Systems.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. 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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S&W Back Up Gun Nationals: Stage 6 - Hold-Up At Tom's Jewelry Store

by Editor 10. November 2013 16:30
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SCENARIO: You are working at your jewelry store when 5 armed thugs enter to rob you. Little do they know that you are a top ranked, competitive shooter. You grab the guns you have stashed around the store and stop the robbery.

PROCEDURE: Start position is at P1. Gun on counter, loaded with 5 rounds.

String One: Pick up your gun and engage T1-T5 with 1 round each in tactical priority. When your gun is empty, pick up either gun at P2 or P3 and engage targets T1-T5 with 1 round, in tactical priority. When that gun is empty, pick up the remaining gun and engage targets T1-T5 with 1 round each in tactical priority.

SCORING: Limited Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
15
TARGETS: 5 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Three On Target

STAGE DESIGN: Brian Steskla

STAGE SPONSOR: XS Sight Systems
WEBSITE: www.XSSights.com

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XS Sight Systems Sponsoring Lone Star IDPA Championship

by Editor 30. September 2013 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – XS Sight Systems, makers of firearm sights that give the user considerable advantages in the highly dynamic world of threat situations, will be a platinum level sponsor of the 2013 Lone Star IDPA Championship, according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

The Lone Star IDPA Championship will take place October 11-12 in Cresson, Texas at the CCCS Range Complex. Hosted by Cross Timbers Action Shooting, the championship is expected to feature 225 of the state’s top IDPA shooters.

“On behalf of the staff and competitors at this year’s Lone Star Champion I want to thank XS Sight Systems for their generous sponsorship. It’s thanks to companies like XS Sights that IDPA continues to grow by leaps and bounds at clubs all around the country,” said Brian Ehrler, match director for the championship.

XS Sight Systems joins Lone Star Medics as one of the major sponsors of the Texas championship.

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.

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XS Sight Systems To Sponsor 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference

by Editor 12. March 2013 08:30
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AUSTIN, Texas – Julianna Crowder, president of A Girl & A Gun Women’s Shooting League, announced that XS Sight Systems, makers of firearm sights that give the user considerable advantages in the highly dynamic world of threat situations, will be a platinum sponsor of the 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson.

The 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson, will take place March 22-24 at T.I.G.E.R. Valley, the premiere training facility in Central Texas located in Waco. Bringing together some of the top women in the shooting industry, the conference offers participants training sessions, live-fire instruction and presentations on topics relevant to women participating in the shooting sports today.

“Response to A Girl & A Gun’s inaugural conference from the firearms industry has been tremendous and we’re delighted to welcome XS Sight Systems as one of our major event sponsors,” said Julianna Crowder.

XS Sight Systems is the latest in a growing list of firearms industry sponsors supporting A Girl & A Gun’s inaugural national conference. Additional sponsors include Comp-Tac Victory Gear, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Outdoor Wire Digital Network, Taurus and presenting sponsor Smith & Wesson, among others.

A Girl & A Gun Women's Shooting League is a ladies-only organization established by women shooters for women shooters for the pistol, rifle and shotgun sports. Founded in February of 2011 in Austin, Texas, A Girl & A Gun today has more than 1,000 members and 28 clubs in 11 states, making it the fastest growing women’s shooting organization.

For more information on the 2013 A Girl & A Gun National Conference, Presented by Smith & Wesson, or to find a club near you, visit www.AGirlAndAGunClub.com. You can also join the conversation online on Facebook or by following @AGAGClub on Twitter.

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Lentz Returns As SSR Champ At 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 27. February 2013 07:25
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For the third time since 2010, Josh Lentz of Team Smith & Wesson took home the Stock Service Revolver title at the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Lentz, who also shoots for the XS Sight Systems shooting team and is a Distinguished Master within the division, previously won the SSR title in 2010 and 2011. This year Lentz took the title with a time of 238.02 while shooting just 35 points down.

“Josh is a wonderfully talented revolver shooter who is proving time and time again that he is the one to beat in Stock Service Revolver competition. His win this weekend at Smith & Wesson only solidifies further his place at the top,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing second behind Lentz was the 2012 defending champion and SSR Distinguished Master Joe Linskey who finished second overall in the division with a time of 251.56 and 59 points down. Kirk Crego, another SSR Distinguished Master, placed third overall with 259.09 (40). Tom Becker took first Master finishing fourth overall with 278.54 (63) followed by Gene Gelberger with 284.31 (99).

Elsewhere in the division Ken Ortbach captured first Expert while finishing fifth overall with 299.02 (87). Franco Emilio Jr. took first Sharpshooter with 318.07 (104), which will move him up to Expert class, and Tom Miller took first Marksman with 438.43 (171).

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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