IDPA Previews Smith & Wesson New England Regional Course Of Fire

by Editor 7. August 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Starting with the King of New England stages, organizers of the 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship are previewing all 14 stages of the course of fire competitors will face at this year’s championship.

Taking place the weekend of August 15-17, the 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship is again being hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club in Massachusetts.

In addition to determining the regional champion in each of IDPA’s five handgun competition divisions, the match also serves as the second leg of the popular King of New England series, which is being presented by Apex Tactical Specialties. In June the 18th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson, kicked off the series which concludes with New Hampshire’s Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship in October.

Four stages from each of the three major New England championships make up the 12 stage challenge. The following stages represent the New England Regional Championship’s portion of the King of New England:

Stage 1 - Graveyard Shift at the Warehouse
Stage 3 - Never Stop for Directions
Stage 6 - On The Move
Stage 7 - Trouble in Iquitos 1
Stage 10 - Working the Angles (alternate)

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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Ruger Sponsors 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 6. August 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that one of the nation’s most respected gun makers, Ruger Firearms, has signed on as one of the major sponsors of the 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“There is a rich tradition at Ruger of supporting the American shooter and the shooting sports. We’re very pleased to have the support of such a well respected gun maker and to be working with them on this year’s IDPA U.S. Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Ruger joins ACADEMI, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Comp-Tac, CZ-USA, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson and Wilson Combat 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.

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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NER '14 Stage 14: Trapped

by Editor 4. August 2014 07:05
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SCENARIO: You’re trapped in the back room and there is only one way out. You’ve decided the best defense is a good offense.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1. Firearm loaded to division capacity. Hands on X.

Engage T1 – T7. T2-T3 cannot be re-engaged once leaving cover.

NOTE: T1 can only be seen from P1. T5-T6 can be engaged from P1 or P3. T7 can only be seen from P2. Photobeam activates T4 max trap and swinger in front of T5-T6.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 14
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Bob B.

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NER '14 Stage 13: Gamer of Thrones

by Editor 4. August 2014 07:00
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SCENARIO: Treasonous scum have entered your throne room holding the queen captive. Deal with the traitors yourself using your secret weapon. Be careful to stay within the rope boarders.

PROCEDURE: Start with firearm loaded and holstered ammo carriers on body per rules. Sitting at P1 on throne.

Stand and engage PP1 and PP2 from the throne platform ONLY. Then move out onto the roped area of the throne room and engage the hiding assassins T1-T8 with 2 shots each in tactical priority, each layer of targets is a new priority level. 1-3 equal, 4-6 equal, 7&8 equal. There is no cover on this stage, all barrels are visual barriers only.

NOTE: re-engaging steel at closer distance is a safety violation.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 18
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat, 2 Steel
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Craig P.

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NER '14 Stage 12: Mozam-freak

by Editor 4. August 2014 06:55
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SCENARIO: Mozambique using all your skills.

PROCEDURE: Start with firearm loaded and holstered. All ammo carriers loaded with a minimum of 6 rounds (max div capacity). Start at P1. Engage T1-T6 with 2 shots to the body and 1 to the head with the following restrictions:

1) Shooter must engage all targets with one round each from each shooting position.

1) Shooter may only use one grip style (strong hand, weak hand, or free style) at each position.

1) Each grip style (strong hand, weak hand, or free style) may only be used once.

1) Minimum of 2 reloads.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 18
TARGETS: 6 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best Two To Body, One To Head, On Target
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: Woods W.

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NER '14 Stage 11: Bad Delivery

by Editor 4. August 2014 06:50
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SCENARIO: You’re a courier making a delivery. When the elevator doors open, you are confronted with a gang of robbers who immediately point their guns at you. You also hear a screams from behind the counter across the room.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1 in the middle of the elevator doors with the courier bag over your shoulder (the bag must be around your neck with one arm through and over your concealment garment).

Push the door button with strong hand and engage T1-T8. The courier bag must stay around your neck. The elevator doors are cover. T1-T6 must be engaged through the elevator doors. Elevator door activates NT swinger. S1 activates the clam shell. T3 is not disappearing. T1 – T6 cannot be re-engaged once you exit the elevator.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 16
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, S1 Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Bob B.

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NER '14 Stage 10: Working the Angles

by Editor 4. August 2014 06:45
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SCENARIO: You walk into your local Stop-n-Rob to find, surprise!, a robbery in progress.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1. Handgun loaded to division capacity. Handgun ammunition carriers loaded to division capacity on body

On the start signal engage T1-T4 from cover.

NOTE: All four targets are available from P1, T1-T2 are available from P2 and P3, T3-T4 are available from P4.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 12
TARGETS: 4 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Three On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: David R.

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NER '14 Stage 9: True Romance

by Editor 4. August 2014 06:40
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SCENARIO: While breaking up a robbery and a drug deal in a hotel, one of the drug dealers throws coffee in your informants face and prompts a firefight. Try and make it out alive.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, loaded to division capacity, ammo carriers on belt.

Engage targets in the open from P1 or on the move to P2. At P3 engage the T4-T9. T5 has popper which must fall to activate out and back T9.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 18
TARGETS: 9 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Rob L.

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NER '14 Stage 8: Trouble in Iquitos 2

by Editor 4. August 2014 06:35
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SCENARIO: The rickshaw driver didn’t make it and the bad guys are coming out of the woodwork. You had a moment to grab your gear and top off your gun but the only available cover is a street vendor cart.

PROCEDURE: Start standing next to the rickshaw. Gun loaded to division capacity at low ready. Ammo carriers loaded to division capacity on body. Briefcase in support hand.

Engage T1-T3, strong hand only, while advancing to P2. Engage T4-T6, free style, from low cover at P2. Shooter must bring briefcase to P2 but can drop it anywhere once at P2. T1 cannot be re-engaged once at P2. T2-T3 can be re-engaged freestyle once at low cover.

NOTES: Crossing beam activates T2 mover. T2 is not disappearing.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Bob B.

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NER '14 Stage 7: Trouble in Iquitos 1

by Editor 4. August 2014 06:30
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SCENARIO: Traveling in Peru for a major pharmaceutical company, you are riding in a rickshaw heading to a meeting on the outskirts of Iquitos. Because of the Shining Path terrorist threat, you’re authorized to carry an unloaded gun in compliance with local laws and have your gun in your briefcase along with a substantial sum of money. As the streets get noticeably more deserted, you start to get nervous . . .

PROCEDURE: Start sitting back in the rickshaw. Gun loaded but with an empty chamber in briefcase. Ammo carriers in briefcase.

Engage T1-T5 with 3 rounds each in priority while seated. T3-T5 are equal threat.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 15
TARGETS: 5 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Three On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Bob B.

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