Thank you USCCA for being a Gold Sponsor for the US National Championship!

by Administrator 16. August 2018 09:41
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the U.S. Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) is the first and largest, member-owned association designed to educate, train, and insure responsibly armed Americans. USCCA members receive criminal and civil defense insurance protection through the Self-Defense SHIELD and have access to a wealth of industry information including expert advice, product information, and the latest news centered on the concealed carry lifestyle. The USCCA also publishes Concealed Carry Magazine, hosts the nationally syndicated radio program, Armed American Radio, and offers a resource for firearms and concealed carry instructors through the USCCA Instructor program has signed on as a Gold Sponsor at the 2018 U.S. National Championship.  

 

“We are excited to have USCCA return as a Gold level Sponsor this year. USCCA and our organization pair very well together as they provide an association dedicated to educating, training, and protecting responsible armed Americans,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. 

 

USCCAjoins Comp-Tac, Walther, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Walther, SIG Sauer, Glock, Universal Tactical, ProMag and Wilson Combat as a gold level sponsor of the championship which takes place September 13th thru the 15th at the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Al. The match is expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. 

 

Tim Schmidt, Founder and CEO of the USCCA said, “Every year we look forward to supporting this event and great group of people. The 2018 IDPA U.S. National Championship brings together dedicated, talented individuals who represent responsible firearms owners all across the country, and we are proud to offer our support.”

For more information on IDPA, or to join the 26,000 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 FacebookInstagramPinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog

 

About IDPA: 
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 25,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 400+ affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships

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IDPA is proud to have Propper on board as a Silver Sponsor for the National Championship

by Administrator 14. August 2018 14:01
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BERRYVILLE, AR - Propper, a company dedicated to the precision, durability, comfort and style of outstanding military, law enforcement and tactical apparel for over 50 years, has signed on as a sponsor at the upcoming IDPA US National Championship. 

Now in its 22nd year, the 2018 IDPA US Nationals is one of the shooting sports' most popular matches. The match will take place September 13th thru the 15th on the Alabama range of Civilian Marksmanship Park in Talladega. 

“IDPA is pleased to announce Propper as one of our National Championship Sponsors,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. “They carry a number of high quality products that appeal to our membership. Propper is a very welcome partner with this year’s Championship.”

“Propper is proud to support IDPA’s National Championship and strengthen our commitment to competitive shooters,” said John Negrau, VP, Ecommerce & Digital Marketing.

Propper joins Alien Gear, Hogue, Springer Precision, Nowlin, Nighthawk, Holosun Technologies and Safariland as a silver level sponsor of the championship. The match is expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. Shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Revolver, Back Up Gun and Compact Carry Pistol, the six divisions within IDPA. 

 

For more information on IDPA, the IDPA US 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 FacebookInstagramPinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization's DOWN ZERO Blog. 

About Propper:

Propper has made tactical gear with a purpose for over 50 years, since their first U.S. Navy contract in 1967. Today, Propper designs and manufactures professional level tactical apparel and gear for military, law enforcement and public safety professionals, and civilians, whether in the service, on the job, or off for the weekend.

 

 

About IDPA: 
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 25,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 400+ affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships. 

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Summer Issue of the Tactical Journal

by Administrator 3. August 2018 11:42
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Haven't seen the summer issue of the Tactical Journal?  You can view it here.

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Walther, for the 5th year, is a major sponsor for the National Championship!

by Administrator 1. August 2018 11:26
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BERRYVILLE, Ar. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Walther Arms Inc., the leader in the firearms industry for over 130 years, will for the fifth year in a row be a major sponsor of IDPA’s annual U.S. National Championship. 

                        

"Walther continues to be a huge supporter of not only IDPA, but of the shooting sports in general," said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. "We're extremely pleased to welcome back Walther as a major sponsor of IDPA's U.S. Nationals."

 

"With many employees that compete in IDPA, we are excited to sponsor and support the IDPA Nationals. Walther has committed a large amount of contingency dollars that can be won by anyone who wins 1st or 2nd in their class with a Walther handgun. Supporting shooting sports is a vital part of Walther and we look forward to continue our support of the IDPA organization," said Cody Osborn, Marketing Manager at Walther Arms, Inc. 

 

Hosted by the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Al the 2018 IDPA U.S. National Championship will take place September 13th through the 15th and are again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. Walther will be a gold level sponsor of the event sponsoring two stages. 

 

For more information on IDPA, or to join more than 26,000 IDPA members competing each week around the country, 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 FacebookInstagramPinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog. 

 

About Walther: 

Walther Arms has been a leader in the firearms industry for over 130 years. Walther has been renowned throughout the world for its innovation since Carl Walther and his son, Fritz, created the first semiautomatic pistol in the year 1886. Today, the innovative spirit of its founder’s lives on as Walther celebrates 125 years as one of the world’s leading premium manufacturers of sporting, defense, and law enforcement firearms. Famous for being the choice gun of James Bond, Walther is known for the PPK, PPQ and the PPS and is the gun of choice for law enforcement agencies around the world. For more information, visit http://www.waltherarms.com/  

 

About IDPA: 
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 25,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 400+ affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships. 

 

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New Area Coordinators Announced for the Mid-Atlantic

by Administrator 31. July 2018 09:56
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page1image1347087968John Reihner from Washington, PA, has been appointed as Area Coordinator for all of Pennsylvania, in addition to West Virginia and Ohio, effective Aug. 6th.

This AC has been shooting IDPA since 2007. “I have my wife to thank forgetting both of us involved in IDPA. I am a lifelong hunter but had never had much experience with handguns. My wife wanted to get her concealed carry permit and we took the necessary classes. One of our instructors suggested trying IDPA. At the first match we knew nothing about the sport and were

given a great introduction. The rest is history. Robyn and I regularly shoot matches. When our daughter Michelle can get free from her two girls, she will join us for a match.”

Reihner says, “I want all of my clubs to know I am readily available by phone and email to help with anything IDPA. I will always get you an answer in keeping with IDPA rules and best practices. I enjoy teaching Safety Officer classes and supporting clubs and match directors asmuch as competing.”

 

page1image1347088256Ken Ortbach is from Hellertown, PA, and has ben appointed as Area Coordinator for New York and New Jersey effective Aug. 6th, in addition to his current assignment of Canada. Ken has been shooting IDPA at his home club, Hellertown Sportsmen's Association, and surrounding clubs since 2002. What attracted this revolver enthusiast to IDPA? As a newbie to action handgun shooting, “It was the coolest game I had ever shot at the time.

Ortbach has an unpretentious approach to his new area. “I plan to keep the clubs informed of IDPA news, help answer questions and assist any clubs wishing to run sanctioned matches.”

 

page1image1347103184 Cody Claxton, Area Coordinator for MD, VA, NC and SC, is the new AC for Delaware, effective Aug. 6th. Claxton has been shooting IDPA since 2011. “I bought my first pistol in 2011, and realized I was pretty bad at marksmanship. I saw someone shooting.at the NRA range who I could see was very good. I asked her how she got to be so good and she said, "IDPA!" I shot my first match atCavalier in 2011 and immediately was addicted to the sport.” 

An IDPA AC Since May of 2015, he is also Match Director at the NRA HQ Range IDPA and Thurmont, MD IDPA. He started the NRA HQ club.

Cody’s successes include, “...tripling the number of Safety Officers, grown five new clubs,overseen 14 sanctioned matches, hosted 4 sanctioned matches, published questions and answers for the match directors, hosted 4 new shooter orientations and introduced more than 140 new shooters to the sport. I also produce a monthly newsletter notifying everyone of matches in the area, concealed carry tactical trainings, hand-hand self-defense, deployment of pepper spray and other related self-defense topics.”

“The goals for DE include continuing the State Match in 2019, increase the number of SO's and clubs and grow the membership by 10%. This in addition to the regular information, newsletters and communication I will bring to this State.”

In his non-IDPA time, Cody says, “I love to bicycle converted rail trails, was a broadcastequipment engineer most of my career, grew up in Florida, have two grown children, twograndchildren, and love to snorkel the springs of Florida.”

Claxton is passionate about our sport. “The reason I volunteer and work so hard with IDPA isthree reasons: I want as many concealed carry individuals to be as good as possible in deploying their pistol and in firearm safety; I use my position to advocate for other forms of self-defense because we should all be trained in situational awareness, basic hand to hand combat, basic weapons retention, shoot-no-shoot decision-making, avoidance, use of other weapons, and integration of these skills as much as possible. I have taken many classes, such as ECQC, Rangemaster Conference Classes, Edged Weapons, and others to build my skills, and keep a list of upcoming training in case anyone is ready to train. I enjoy travelling to clubs, getting to know the people, learning about the cities and areas in which I travel, and helping people understand how to navigate the rules and IDPA. Along the way I am slowly improving my own pistol skills.”

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Changes in Mid-Atlantic Area Coordinators Announced

by Administrator 31. July 2018 09:50
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page1image1347729120 Paul Jones will complete his tenure as the Area Coordinator (AC) for Eastern Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Delaware on Aug. 6, 2018. He beganshooting IDPA in 2008 and has been the AC since late 2014. “It was the organization, my friends and the participants that attracted me to IDPA."

In addition, Paul has served the organization as the Scoring Wizard and is a key

component in the stats room for IDPA Nationals. His knowledge of PractiScore make him invaluable and he is often seen at other matches around the country mentoring others in those same skills.

When asked about his accomplishments as an AC, he lists the two dearest to his heart. “I havebrought some 100 certified Safety Officers into the IDPA fold. My largest single accomplishment is bringing PractiScore to IDPA as the official electronic scoring system inFebruary of 2017.”

After transitioning his duties as an AC , he says, “I look forward to continuing helping my localclubs run matches by working as staff and enjoy just shooting IDPA. I have enjoyed my short time as an IDPA Area Coordinator and have learned much from my many fellow Area Coordinators and the IDPA Headquarters staff. Everyone has been very supportive. I have come to appreciate the staff at IDPA and how capable they are of helping AC’s develop their area.”

 
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UTA signs on as a GOLD SPONSOR for the IDPA US National Championship!

by Administrator 30. July 2018 09:15
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BERRYVILLE, AR - UTA (Universal Tactical Alliance) is a premier personal protection and security training service provider in China and its subsidiary IDPA China Official heavily promotes IDPA and provide genuine IDPA training opportunities to the general public as well as law enforcement communities.
UTA (Universal Tactical Alliance) joins Wilson Combat, SIG Sauer, Walther, Comp-Tac and the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a gold level sponsor of the championship which takes place this September 13th thru the 15th at the Civilian Marksmanship Park in Talladega, AL.
“IDPA is very pleased to renew our partnership with UTA (Universal Tactical Alliance),” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. “They have been a vital partner in spreading IDPA in China and we welcome them once again in sponsoring the IDPA US National Championship.”
The IDPA US National Championship, now in its 22nd consecutive year, serves as a highly desirable match and draws upwards of 300 of the best IDPA shooters to Talladega, Alabama to compete at the hosting facility, Civilian Marksmanship Park.
For more information on IDPA, the IDPA US Nationals or to join the more than 26,000 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 FacebookInstagramPinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization's DOWN ZERO Blog

About IDPA: 
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 25,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 400+ affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championship.

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GLOCK is a Gold Sponsor for the 2018 IDPA US National Championship!

by Administrator 27. July 2018 09:17
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BERRYVILLE, AR – GLOCK, the nation's leading pistol provider to American law enforcement agencies and maker of some of the most popular pistols used in the shooting sports, is back as a major sponsor at the 2018 IDPA US National Championship.

“GLOCK is proud to provide continued support to the International Defensive Pistol Association and values the role that IDPA plays in promoting safe and enjoyable competitive sport shooting,” stated Bob Radecki, National Sales Manager for GLOCK, Inc. 

"GLOCK continues to be a great partner with IDPA. Not only do they make the most popular pistol used in IDPA competition, but they generously support matches all around the country. We are very pleased to once again be working with GLOCK." said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

GLOCKjoins the 2018 IDPA National Championship as a Gold level Sponsor. GLOCK has signed up as a stage sponsor, Competitor Transport and will also be at the event with a Demonstration bay for competitors. 

Hosted by the Civilian Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Alabama, the 2018 IDPA U.S. National Championship will take place September 13th thru the 15th and are again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. 

 

Additional gold-level sponsors for the 2018 IDPA US National Championship include the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Wilson Combat, Walther, SIG Sauer and ProMag. For more information on IDPA, or to join more than 26,000 IDPA members competing each week around the country, 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 FacebookInstagramPinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog. 

 

About GLOCK, Inc.
The GLOCK GROUP is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK's superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with approximately 65 percent of agencies within the United States choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the group has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna,Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit 
http://us.GLOCK.com/.

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Pre-order your 2018 US National Championship shirt!

by Administrator 26. July 2018 11:38
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2018 IDPA National Championship Shirt Presale The National Championship is right around the corner. We hope that you are as excited as we are about the match. Our Match Director, Chad Barber, and his team have some great stages in store for us. This year we are in Talladega, Alabama and everyone knows that in Talladega you “wanna go fast.” Every year we offer several commemorative match shirts for sale. This year we will be offering a screen printed tee as well as a dye-sublimated, moisture wicking polo. We are using the same company as last year and those that bought the National Championship version were very happy with the quality and performance of the shirt.

 

Like last year, we are going to only offer the polo as a presale item. This year you will only be able to go on the IDPA website, www.idpa.com, and purchase it through our webstore, The Range Bag. This is a limited time offer. They will only be on sale now through August 17th and we will not have any extras available at the match. They are available in Ladies sizes S-L and Men’s S-3XL. They are $75.00. We are also adding the cotton Tee as a presale item as well. The cotton tee’s are $20.00 and come in Ladies sizes S-L and Mens S-3XL. There will be limited numbers of the cotton tee available at the match but to ensure you get one it is best to preorder it. 

 

Click HERE to order your shirt today!

After August 18th, we will place the order and bring your shirt with us to the match for pick, saving you the cost of shipping. The shipping price will show up on your order but will be removed before final processing of your debit or credit card. We look forward to seeing you at the Nationals. 

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Thank you Comp-Tac Victory Gear!

by Administrator 25. July 2018 09:08
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BERRYVILLE, AR – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, an industry leader in the manufacturing of holsters for competition and concealed carry and part of the High Speed Gear family of products, will once again be a major sponsor of the IDPA US National Championship. As one of IDPA’s newest licensed target manufacturers, Comp-Tac will be providing their high quality targets and pasters for this year’s match.  
 
Now in its 22nd year, the 2018 IDPA US Nationals is one of the shooting sports' most popular matches. The match will take place September 13th thru the 15th on the Alabama range of Civilian Marksmanship Park in Talladega. 
 
“IDPA is please to again welcome Comp-Tac Victory Gear as one of our National Championship Sponsors,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. “Comp-Tac has a long history of supporting IDPA matches at both the National and state level and we are very appreciative of their commitment to the shooting sports.”

 Comp-Tac Victorygear joins ProMag, SIG Sauer, Walther, Wilson Combat and the National Shooting Sports Foundation as a Gold level sponsor. Shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Revolver, Back up Gun and Compact Carry Pistol, the six divisions within IDPA. 

 
"Comp-Tac proudly supports IDPA, and is honored to be a part of the IDPA National Championships again this year. We appreciate IDPA’s commitment to giving individuals a place to practice their safe firearm handling skills while improving their speed and accuracy in a competitive shooting environment. Good luck to all those competing" - Bill Babboni, VP of Comp-Tac and High Speed Gear®.  

 
For more information on IDPA, the IDPA US 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 FacebookInstagramPinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization's DOWN ZERO Blog. 

 

About Comp-Tac Victory Gear:

 

Comp-Tac Victory Gear™, Owned by High Speed Gear®, is devoted to designing and manufacturing the highest quality concealed carry, competition, tactical holsters and related accessories on the market. Comp-Tac™ products offer options that make it easy and comfortable to carry a firearm for all of our customers: law enforcement, military, shooting sports enthusiasts and responsibly armed citizens. We build with the customer in mind, ensuring speed of manufacturing, quality of product, competitive pricing and superior customer service to support the desire to take responsibility for personal safety, security and recreational firearm use.

 

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