King of New England Stages Announced For 2014 Massachusetts State IDPA

by Editor 4. June 2014 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Organizers of the 18th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson, announced the four stages that will be part of this year’s Apex King of New England series.

The Massachusetts State IDPA Championship is the first leg of a three match King of New England series which is once again presented by Apex Tactical Specialties. The three event concurrent competition features four (4) stages from each of New England’s biggest IDPA matches.

The stages counting towards the 2014 King of New England title are stages 2, 3, 8 and 9. Stage 5 will serve as the alternate King of New England stage. You can review all 10 stages of the course of fire online at IDPA.com.

“The Massachusetts State Championship is ready to kick things off in the battle for the King of New England and we think the four stages we’ve selected are a fitting start for this popular series,” said John Catterall, match director for the championship.

The match will be hosted by the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford which has hosted the match since 1997. Match staff and VIPs are set to shoot on Friday, June 6, followed by the main body of competitors taking on the 10 stage match Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8.

For more information on IDPA, 18th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson, 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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NSSF Returns As Major Sponsor Of 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 3. June 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, will for the seventh year in a row be a major sponsor of IDPA’s annual U.S. National Championship.

Since 2008, the close working relationship between IDPA and NSSF has helped grow participation in IDPA dramatically. As part of the organization’s overall mission to promote the shooting sports in America, NSSF has again partnered with IDPA to make the sport’s National Championship one of the best.

“We are very pleased to once again be working with NSSF and to have their generous support as we prepare to host this year’s IDPA U.S. National Championship. It is with the help of sponsors like NSSF that IDPA has been able to hold such a wonderful showcase for the premier shooters in our sport” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

"IDPA's growth continues to be nothing short of remarkable, and NSSF is committed to helping the sport continue its record growth," said Chris Dolnack, NSSF senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "NSSF is proud to support IDPA and this year's 2014 IDPA National Championships."

Hosted by the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship will take place September 9 thru 13 and are again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. NSSF will be a gold level sponsor of the event.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more the nearly 24,000 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 Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

About NSSF:
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 10,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, visit www.nssf.org.

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 22,000 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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Massachusetts State Stage 10: The Big Mamou

by Editor 3. June 2014 06:10
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SCENARIO: Terrorists unleash a weapon of mass destruction in your hotel. Save your friends Mike and Aaron (and the poor lady who got off the elevator) from the Big Mamou.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at barrel designating P1, hands relaxed at sides, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammo carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules.

Engage T1-T4 in tactical sequence (3.4.2) either from P1 or while on the move to P2 (6.26). T1-T4 may be re-engaged from cover at P2 if necessary. At P2 engage T5-T8. A non-scoring popper behind T7 activates an Out-‘N-Back T6 target, which will disappear behind the NT (6.17). *Steel must fall to activate the mover – T6 is not visible until the steel behind T7 falls.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 16
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall*
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: John Catterall

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Massachusetts State Stage 9: It Was Chad’s Idea

by Editor 3. June 2014 06:09
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THIS IS A KING OF NEW ENGLAND STAGE

SCENARIO: While at the Inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back-Up Gun National Championship, your friend Chad said you should be “Always Ready” when working at your gun store, just in case you are overrun by the infamous Bad Ass Bunny and her crew of cookie fairies. On Chad’s advice, you have a BUG in a handy place.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1 behind table, hands relaxed at sides, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammo carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules. Back-Up Gun compliant firearm (8.2.6) loaded with 5 rounds in the closed box on the table.

Engage T1-T3 and the two poppers with 1 round each from your firearm. T1 is more than 2 yards away from the single exposure drop-turners T2 & T3. The two poppers activating the drop-turners are more than two yards away from the drop-turners. There is no cover on the stage. After engaging T1-T3 place your firearm on the table into the “hot box” with the muzzle facing down range (safety on/decocked, if applicable). Pick up the BUG gun (6.25) from the box and engage T4-T7 with 1 round each. T4-T7 are arranged in an array to simulate a threat falling to the ground – engage the array from the top to the bottom. The shooter remains standing behind the table at P1 for the entire stage.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 9
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best One On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: John Catterall

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Massachusetts State Stage 8: Boldly Go Where No Man Has Gone Before

by Editor 3. June 2014 06:08
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THIS IS A KING OF NEW ENGLAND STAGE

SCENARIO: “I need a smoother trigger, Scotty!” Shoot them as you see them, per IDPA rules.

PROCEDURE: Standing at P1, hands relaxed at sides, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammo carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules.

Engage T1-T2 while on the move forward. Engage remaining targets as they become visible. Shooter must step on the Pressure Pad at P2 to activate movers before engaging T5. T8 is only available from P3.

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

STAGE DESIGN: David Bold

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Massachusetts State Stage 7: Someone’s Knocking On The Door

by Editor 3. June 2014 06:07
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SCENARIO: Shoot them as you see them, per IDPA rules.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1 facing T1-T2, hands relaxed at sides, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammo carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules.

Engage T1-T2 in tactical sequence (3.4.2) while retreating to the Bianchi Barricade. T1-T2 may not be re-engaged from the Bianchi Barricade. Engage Popper on right side of the stage from the Bianchi Barricade then advance to P2 to engage the T3-T5 array. Open the door and engage the second popper and T6-T7 using either side of the doorway as cover.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 16
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 2 Steel, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Mike Martin

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Massachusetts State Stage 6: Brought To You By The Number ‘8,’ Uh-Uh-Uh

by Editor 3. June 2014 06:06
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SCENARIO: Shoot them as you see them, per IDPA rules.

PROCEDURE: Start seated at table with your back against the back of the chair, hands on knees. Empty firearm placed in the closed box on table. Any loading devices needed for the stage may start placed anywhere on the table. The maximum allowable number of loading devices are indicated in Rule 8.1.4, however, the shooter may choose to use less than the maximum number allowed. All loading devices placed on the table at the start of the stage must be stowed per Rule 8.6 and all subparts when leaving the table.

Engage T1-T2 while seated, there is no cover available while engaging T1-T2, and, T1-T2 may not be re-engaged after leaving the table. Engage T3-T4 from either P2 position, the near side of the wall or the far side of the wall – shooter’s choice. Advance down range and engage T5 using cover when T5 becomes visible. All snow fence walls represent cover.

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

STAGE DESIGN: Gene Gelberger

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Massachusetts State Stage 5: Go Get ’Em

by Editor 3. June 2014 06:05
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THIS IS THE KING OF NEW ENGLAND - ALTERNATE STAGE

SCENARIO: Shoot them as you see them, per IDPA rules

PROCEDURE: Start standing at barrel designating P1, hands relaxed at sides, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammo carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules.

Engage T1-T3 while on the move to P2 (6.26). Engage T4-T6 from P2. Engage three partial hard cover targets (4.9.2) T7-T9 from P3. T1-T3 cannot be safely re-engaged from P2 (3.8.3).

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

STAGE DESIGN: Robert Frade

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Massachusetts State Stage 4: Hit Me, But Not With Your Blackjack

by Editor 3. June 2014 06:04
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SCENARIO: Shoot them as you see them, per IDPA rules.

PROCEDURE: Start seated at table with the shooter’s back touching back of the chair. Firearm loaded to division capacity and placed on the table on the designated spot. Ammo carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules. Hands together holding the playing cards, with hands resting on the “X” on the table top.

Engage T1-T6 in tactical sequence (3.4.2) while seated.

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

STAGE DESIGN: John Catterall

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Massachusetts State Stage 3: Jason’s First Try

by Editor 3. June 2014 06:03
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THIS IS A KING OF NEW ENGLAND STAGE

SCENARIO: Shoot them as you see them – per IDPA rules.

PROCEDURE: Start standing centered on wall designating P1, hands relaxed at sides, firearm loaded to division capacity and holstered. Ammo carriers loaded to division capacity and stowed per IDPA rules.

On the start signal move to the right edge of the wall designating P1 and engage targets as you move down the hallway.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
 18
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat, 4 Poppers
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Jason Soares

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