GLOCK Sponsors Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 23. May 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – IDPA officials announced that 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, will be a major sponsor of the 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

GLOCK joins Academi, Armadillo Concealment, Atlanta Arms & Ammo, Bayou Bullets, Black Bullets International, BrianEnos.com, Brownells, ESCA Tech, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, GLC Shooting Academy, GraphXCentral.com, Gun Goddess, The Hearing and Balance Clinic, Hornady, Lee Precision, Lone Star Medics, Safariland, Sierra Bullets, Smith & Alexander, Springfield Armory, Starline Brass, Target Barn, UniqueTek.com, Zero Bullet Company and Comp-Tac Victory Gear, the title sponsor of the match, in supporting the sold-out Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

“GLOCK has not only been one of IDPA’s strongest industry sponsors, they have also been making some of the most popular handgun models used in our sport. We’re pleased to once again be working with GLOCK to bring great matches like the 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship to our growing membership,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Serving as the state’s premier defensive pistol shooting competition and state championship match, the 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will take place tomorrow, Saturday, May 24, at the Triple C Tactical Range in Cresson, Texas. The event is being hosted by the Collin County IDPA club.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 23,000 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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Arkansas Combat Pistol League To Host IDPA Single Stack Championship

by Editor 22. May 2014 09:40
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Arkansas Combat Pistol League, or IDPA Club #1, is once again hosting the IDPA Single Stack Championship. The match will take place at Luther Owens Park in Berryville, Ark. and features 11 world class stages designed around the venerable Single Stack 1911, but is open to all IDPA Divisions.

Drawing on the local shooting history and talent always makes for a great match. Taking full advantage our vast experience ranging from the first guy to run IDPA matches, to five time national match director, with input for HQ, it promises to be a challenging and fun day at the range. 150 plus rounds on five bays and hospitality like you have never seen before, take advantage of the still remaining open slots to get into this match. You can taste history and compete with your friends on the real world stages that will make you want to come back year after year.

For more info on the Arkansas Combat Pistol League, the IDPA Single Stack Championship, or to learn about Luther Owens Park, check out our website at www.acpl.net.

For more info contact johnmay1911@yahoo.com or lauragrigg@yamil.com.

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Springfield Armory Sponsors Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 22. May 2014 07:50
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Springfield Armory, one of the most recognized names in competition shooting, will be a major sponsor of the 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

Serving as the state’s premier defensive pistol shooting competition and state championship match, the 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will take place Saturday, May 24 at the Triple C Tactical Range in Cresson, Texas. The event is being hosted by the Collin County IDPA club.

“We are very pleased to once again be partnering with Springfield Armory. Through their continued and generous support of the shooting sports, Springfield Armory has helped bring the thrill and excitement of competition to recreational shooters all across the country,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Springfield Armory joins Academi, Armadillo Concealment, Atlanta Arms & Ammo, Bayou Bullets, Black Bullets International, BrianEnos.com, Brownells, ESCA Tech, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, GLC Shooting Academy, GraphXCentral.com, Gun Goddess, The Hearing and Balance Clinic, Hornady, Lee Precision, Lone Star Medics, Safariland, Sierra Bullets, Smith & Alexander, Starline Brass, Target Barn, UniqueTek.com, Zero Bullet Company and Comp-Tac Victory Gear, the title sponsor of the match, in supporting the sold-out Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 23,000 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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Armadillo Concealment Returns As Major Sponsor Of Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 21. May 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Armadillo Concealment, makers of the increasingly popular custom-fitted concealment vests for use in IDPA competition, has returned as a major sponsor of the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

Armadillo Concealment joins Academi, Atlanta Arms & Ammo, Bayou Bullets, Black Bullets International, BrianEnos.com, Brownells, ESCA Tech, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, GLC Shooting Academy, GraphXCentral.com, Gun Goddess, The Hearing and Balance Clinic, Hornady, Lee Precision, Lone Star Medics, Safariland, Sierra Bullets, Smith & Alexander, Starline Brass, Target Barn, UniqueTek.com, Zero Bullet Company and Comp-Tac Victory Gear, the title sponsor of the match, in supporting the sold-out Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

“We are very pleased to welcome back Armadillo Concealment as a major sponsor of the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “Armadillo Concealment has quickly become the hot brand among concealment vests because of their custom fit and performance, as well as their continued support of IDPA matches like the Republic of Texas.”

Serving as the state’s premier defensive pistol shooting competition and state championship match, the 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will take place Saturday, May 24 at the Triple C Tactical Range in Cresson, Texas. The event is being hosted by the Collin County IDPA club.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 23,000 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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GLC Shooting Academy Returns As Major Sponsor Of Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 16. May 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – IDPA announced that GLC Shooting Academy, a Texas based shooting school founded by Gordon Carrell and dedicated to improving shooters’ skills for recreation, competition or self-defense, has returned as one of the major sponsors of the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

In addition to sponsoring the match, Gordon Carrell will be competing as the defending Texas SSP division champion. A title he was held for the last 11 years.

“There are a number of IDPA shooters who have risen through the ranks thanks to the training they’ve received from Gordon and his GLC Shooting Academy. His broader commitment to IDPA is well known as he is not only one of the sport’s top shooters but also heavily involved as a leading voice in helping grow IDPA,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

GLC Shooting Academy joins Academi, Atlanta Arms & Ammo, Bayou Bullets, Black Bullets International, BrianEnos.com, Brownells, ESCA Tech, Front Sight Firearms Training Institute, GraphXCentral.com, Gun Goddess, The Hearing and Balance Clinic, Hornady, Lee Precision, Lone Star Medics, Safariland, Sierra Bullets, Smith & Alexander, Starline Brass, Target Barn, UniqueTek.com, Zero Bullet Company and Comp-Tac Victory Gear, the title sponsor of the match, in supporting the sold-out Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

Serving as the state’s premier defensive pistol shooting competition and state championship match, the 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will take place Saturday, May 24 at the Triple C Tactical Range in Cresson, Texas. The event is being hosted by the Collin County IDPA club.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 23,000 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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Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship Draws Lone Star State’s Best

by Editor 14. May 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The Lone Star State’s top shooters are headed to Cresson, Texas in two weeks to test their defensive shooting skills in the 2014 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

Serving as the state’s premier defensive pistol shooting competition and state championship match, the sold-out Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will take place Saturday, May 24 at the Triple C Tactical Range in Cresson. The event is being hosted by the Collin County IDPA club.

“Comp-Tac is very pleased to once again be the title sponsor of the Republic of Texas IDPA Championship. As the top holster brand in IDPA, and a proud Texas-based company, we know Texans are passionate about their shooting sports and we are committed to supporting our friends and neighbors here in the Lone Star State,” said Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac.

This is the second year in a row that Comp-Tac has taken the title sponsorship position at the Texas IDPA state match. The shooting competition is among the many that Comp-Tac supports throughout the U.S.

“The International Defensive Pistol Association is very fortunate to have a great working relationship with many of the firearms industry’s leading companies, such as Comp-Tac. Our members throughout Texas and across the United States appreciate the generous support Comp-Tac and others have provided IDPA, because without them we wouldn’t be the fastest growing shooting sport in the country,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

The 12 stage Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will kick off early Saturday morning, May 24, with 7:00am registration followed by an 8:00am shooters’ meeting. First shots will be fired at approximately 8:15am and the match is scheduled to wrap up at 5:00pm. The awards ceremony will take place at 6:00pm.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 23,000 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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Firearms Industry Economic Impact Nearly Doubles in Five Years

by Editor 3. April 2014 17:27
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NEWTOWN, Conn. – The total economic impact of the firearms and ammunition industry in the United States increased from $19.1 billion in 2008 to $37.7 billion in 2013, a 97 percent increase, while the total number of full-time equivalent jobs rose from more than 166,000 to more than 245,000, a 48 percent increase in that five-year period, according to a new report released by the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the industry’s trade association.

“We have seen dramatic, unprecedented during peacetime growth in the firearms and ammunition industry that is the direct result of consumer demand for our products in the last five years,” said Stephen L. Sanetti, NSSF president and chief executive officer. “While our nation’s overall economic recovery has been slow since 2008, our industry has been a true bright spot, increasing our direct workforce by nearly half, adding jobs that pay an average of more than $47,700 in wages and benefits. Supplier and induced jobs* were also increased by about half since 2008, even as we increased federal tax payments by 93 percent, Pittman-Robertson excise taxes that support wildlife conservation by 83 percent and state business taxes by 77 percent.”

The Firearms and Ammunition Industry Economic Impact Report: 2013 provides a state by state breakdown of job numbers, wages and output covering direct, supplier and induced employment, as well as federal excise taxes paid. Access the full report here.

For more information, log on to www.nssf.org.

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IDPA Announces Dates For 2014 S&W New England Regional Championship

by Editor 2. April 2014 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced the dates for the 2014 New England Regional IDPA Championship, and that the match will once again be sponsored by Smith & Wesson.

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

“Over the past 17 years Smith & Wesson has developed a great working relationship with the IDPA clubs in New England. The dedicated and talented volunteers of our neighboring IDPA clubs have always assisted Smith & Wesson with the matches we host and we’re proud to lend our support to the 2014 New England Regional,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

“Smith & Wesson has always been a generous benefactor of the major shooting matches here in New England and we’re very pleased to once again have this American gun making icon as our title sponsor,” said Michael Joffe, sponsor coordinator for the 2014 New England Regional.

Registration for the 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship is expected to open on May 1 and shooters are encouraged to register as quickly as possible in anticipation of a quick sell-out. In addition to determining New England’s top IDPA shooter, the New England Regional serves as the second leg of the three match King of New England series. Presented again this year by Apex Tactical Specialties, the King of New England is a three event concurrent competition featuring four stages from each of New England’s biggest IDPA matches. The series kicks off June 7-8 with the Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

For information on sponsoring 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional, contact sponsorship coordinator Michael Joffe at sponsors@metrowesttactical.com.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 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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INFOGRAPHIC: How Wildlife is Thriving Because of Guns and Hunting

by Editor 27. March 2014 08:04
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Blade-Tech Strengthens Commitment to Shooting Sports Through Title Sponsorship of Arizona State IDPA Championship

by Editor 20. March 2014 12:54
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PUYALLUP, Wash. – Blade-Tech Industries, the leading manufacturer of custom production thermoplastic and injection molded concealment and competition holsters, is proud to be the title sponsor of the Blade-Tech 2014 Arizona State IDPA Championship.

On April 12, 2014, the Blade-Tech Arizona State IDPA Championship will be held in Tucson, hosted by the Pima Pistol Club. The match is expected to attract over 150 shooters. Competitors are coming from all over the region and country to compete with local shooters in this year’s match.

The Blade-Tech 2014 Arizona State IDPA Championship is a one day match, comprised of 10 challenging stages with the course of fire to be between 160 and 180 rounds. Blade-Tech will have team shooters on hand at the event. Look for high quality Blade-Tech holsters and other goodies on this year’s prize table.

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is one of the fastest growing practical shooting sports. Currently, the IDPA has over 24,000 members from all walks of life and levels of competition. Blade-tech is proud to be one of the most popular holsters in the IDPA and the competitive shooting sports.

“The opportunity to support the shooting community, especially at the State Championship level here in Arizona, is something Blade-Tech felt that it could not pass up. When the match was announced, we expressed interested in the title sponsorship. Blade-Tech is proud to be a part of this event and our shooters are excited to compete against the high skill level of the shooters attending,” said Brett Russo, Social Marketing Director for Blade-Tech Industries.

If you would like to know more about Blade-Tech’s quality gear for competitive shooters and or our support of the shooting sports, please visit our website at: http://blade-tech.com and our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/BladeTechInd.

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