XS Sight Systems Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 21. February 2013 07:15
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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 returned as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

XS Sight Systems will be represented in the competition by Josh Lentz who won the Stock Service Revolver division title at the 2011 championship. As part of their support XS Sight Systems will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship course of fire.

“As a sport based on defensive pistol shooting with the vast majority of our membership holding a valid CCW permit, XS Sights are right at home on many of the carry guns our members use on a daily basis,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“We’re so pleased to have XS Sight Systems once again supporting the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, and to have past national champion Josh Lentz here competing for the title.”

XS Sight Systems joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Insight Technology, International Cartridge Corporation, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Sig Sauer Academy, Speed Shooter Specialties, Springfield Armory, Taurus, Trijicon, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Leupold, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Predator Tactical, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, Schuemann Barrels, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its, Tarheel Targets and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives.

Widely 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 sold-out 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship starts today on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and concludes with the awards banquet Saturday evening, February 23.

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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S&W Indoor Nationals Stage 6: Hell At The Hospital

by Editor 18. February 2013 15:30
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It ain't easy being a first responder, especially when those Eastern European terrorists won't give up. And when they're willing to chase you into the hospital, well you know you're in for one helluva day. Of course you aren't about to give up either. 'Hell At The Hospital' was designed by Jo-Anne McKeon and is sponsored by XS Sight Systems.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Ted Picard.

SCENARIO: After fending off an attack while transporting your charge, you are pushing him through the Emergency Room where more enemy agents stage another attack. You must eliminate the threat.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1 with both hands on gurney.

On the signal, pull patient to cover using weak hand, while drawing your firearm and engaging T1 & T2 with your strong hand only in tactical priority. Once the patient is behind cover, go to cover on either side of the doorway and engage the remaining threat targets in tactical priority.

SCORING: Vickers
TARGETS: 9 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat

WEBSITE: www.XSSights.com

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IDPA Reception at 2012 NRA Show

by Editor 15. April 2012 07:54
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Saturday night after Day 2 of the NRA Show, Michael Bane - host of the Outdoor Channel's Shooting Gallery and one of the earliest members of IDPA - hosted a reception for IDPA at the Morgan Street Brewery. The room was packed with show exhibitors and friends of IDPA. Thanks to Panteao Productions guests went home with a copy of the Down Zero and IDPA World Championship DVDs, as well as a signed copy of Michael's book Trail Safe. A huge THANK YOU goes out to Michael Bane, and the Outdoor Channel, for graciously hosting a terrific get together with great friends...and really good beer.

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