GLOCK Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 10. February 2015 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – 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, has returned as a major sponsor in supporting the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

“This year’s IDPA Indoor Nationals is poised to be the best yet and that’s thanks to the great support we receive from the industry and companies like GLOCK,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“GLOCK has helped tens of thousands of firearms owns find their way into the shooting sports through their GSSF matches, which has benefited IDPA as so many of those new competitors have since found a home in IDPA. We’re very pleased to again be working with such an industry titan.”

GLOCK joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, FMG Publications, the National Rifle Association, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, GLOCK will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals 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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Comp-Tac To Sponsor 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 9. February 2015 07:20
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for competition and concealed carry, will once again be a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

“Comp-Tac has had a long relationship with IDPA, supporting numerous matches every year. Thanks to their generous support of matches like the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, Comp-Tac holsters are among the most popular with IDPA members. We’re delighted to once again be working with Comp-Tac,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Comp-Tac Victory Gear joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, FMG Publications, the National Rifle Association, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, Comp-Tac Victory Gear will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition. They will be represented in the competition by Comp-Tac team members Gordon Carrell and Randi Rogers, the defending Indoor Nationals Women’s Champion.

“Comp-Tac is proud to support the shooting sports and IDPA competitions in particular. As a sport centered on concealed carry scenarios, IDPA provides a great proving ground for Comp-Tac designs and the support and feedback we’ve received from the IDPA community has made us the number one competition and number one concealed carry holster brand in the sport,” said Randi Rogers, sales and marketing manager for Comp-Tac.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals 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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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 14 - Carry the Fallen

by Editor 7. February 2015 14:37
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SCENARIO: ISIS is now on American soil. While completing a “Carry the Fallen” Ruck March in Boston to raise awareness for veteran suicide prevention, ISIS terrorists target you and the other Military Veterans in the March. Plant the flag and save your friends and yourself.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, holstered, loaded to division capacity, both hands holding the “Carry the Fallen” Flag and wearing a 20 lb backpack.

At the buzzer, plant the flag and engage T1 & T2 in tactical sequence (1, 2, 1) with 2 rounds each, while moving to P2. At P2, engage T3 - T6 with 2 rounds each, using cover.

NOTE: Backpack must remain on the shooter for the entire stage.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: Chris Tessier & Jonathan Wolfe

STAGE SPONSOR: XS Sight Systems
WEBSITE: www.XSSights.com

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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 13 - Cubical Craze

by Editor 7. February 2015 14:33
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SCENARIO: You walk into a securities exchange to perform some financial business, when sophisticated criminal gangs have taken control and are forcing the traders at gunpoint to make transactions that will put money into bogus accounts. Save your money makers.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, holstered, loaded to division capacity, hands at sides.

At P1 open the door and draw to engage T1 with 2 rounds from cover. Advance to P2 and engage T2 and T3 with 2 rounds each from cover. Advance to P3 and engage T4 & T5 with 2 rounds each. Then advance to P4 to engage T6 with 2 rounds. Cover must be used where available.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Chris Tessier & Aaron Haines

STAGE SPONSOR: Michigan Ammo Co.

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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 12 - Standards

by Editor 7. February 2015 14:27
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SCENARIO: Standards

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, holstered, loaded to division capacity, hands at sides.

At the buzzer, engage T1 – T4 with one round each, strong hand only on the move to P2, perform a loaded cylinder/chamber reload and engage T1 – T4 with one round each, weak hand only, on the move to P3, perform a loaded cylinder/chamber reload and engage T1-T4 with one round each free style, on the move to P4, perform a loaded cylinder/chamber reload and engage T1 – T4 with one round to each head, free style.

NOTE: All shots must be made on the move, all reloads must be made in the box. You will need to perform one reload with the magazine that you stowed during your reload with retention. Revolvers must perform the reload with retention, but may use 4 speedloaders.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
16
TARGETS: 4 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best 3 on below the neck, best 1 above
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: Max Rivera, Modified by Mike Critser

STAGE SPONSOR: Tactical Direct Response

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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 11 - A Good Day, Ice Fishing, Goes Bad

by Editor 7. February 2015 14:22
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SCENARIO: During a successful ice fishing trip, a pack of wolves get the scent of your catch and move in on your buddy while he has his back turned. You must save your buddy and the catch.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, holstered, loaded to division capacity, Ice auger in both hands.

At the buzzer, drop the auger, draw your weapon and engage each target with 3 shots each in tactical sequence (1,1,1,1,1,3,2,2,2,2,2)

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 3 on Paper, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Warren Baker

STAGE SPONSOR: Speed Shooter Specialties
WEBSITE: www.SpeedShooterSpecialties.com

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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 10 - Save your Spouse!

by Editor 7. February 2015 14:13
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SCENARIO: You and your spouse have been taken prisoner by a gang of home invaders. The bandits want the combination of the safe, but they do not know that you have a gun in the safe.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, holstered, loaded to division capacity, hands at sides.

At the buzzer, push your spouse to safety, retrieve your gun from the box, move to cover and engage T1 – T4 with 3 rounds to each body and one round to each head.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
16
TARGETS: 4 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best 4 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Federico Iannelli

STAGE SPONSOR: J Dewey Rods
WEBSITE: www.DeweyRods.com

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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 9 - Attacked by Bears

by Editor 7. February 2015 14:03
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SCENARIO: You and your dog Toto, are hiking in the woods, when you are attacked by hungry bears. Defend yourself.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, holstered, loaded to division capacity, hands at sides.

At the buzzer, engage T1 – T4 with 2 rounds to the body and one to the head, using the door frame as cover.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 4 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best 2 on each body, 1 on each head
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Federico Iannelli

STAGE SPONSOR: Pro Ears
WEBSITE: www.ProEars.com

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National Rifle Association Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 6. February 2015 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and Smith & Wesson announced that the National Rifle Association will sponsor the awards banquet at the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals taking place later this month.

“The shooting sports in America thrive today because of the great work of the National Rifle Association. Whether it’s promoting firearms safety, training legions of certified firearms instructors or fighting to protect every American’s second amendment rights, the NRA has proven over and over again it is the best friend a gun owner can have. And thanks to their generous sponsorship of our awards banquet, the NRA is also a great friend to both IDPA and Smith & Wesson,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

The National Rifle Association joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, FMG Publications, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals.

“The National Rifle Association is very proud to support both IDPA and Smith & Wesson in bringing IDPA members another great Indoor National Championship. Millions of Americans enjoy the freedoms bestowed on us by our constitution and in particular the second amendment. There is no better expression of those freedoms than when we gather together in friendly competition and share our time spent on the range with friends and family,” said Joe De Bergalis, member of the NRA’s Board of Directors.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals 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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S&W Indoor Nationals: Stage 8 - Home Invasion

by Editor 4. February 2015 21:35
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SCENARIO: You are at your home relaxing, when you hear intruders. They are armed and attack you. Defend yourself.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, holstered, loaded to division capacity, hands at sides.

At the buzzer, engage T1 – T4 with 3 rounds each, in tactical sequence (1,1,1,3,2,2,2)

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 4 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best 3 on Paper
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Federico Iannelli

STAGE SPONSOR: GLOCK
WEBSITE: www.GLOCK.com

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