Team Panteao's Vogel Wins 6th Straight IDPA National Title

by Editor 26. September 2012 02:20
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OXFORD, N.C. – For the sixth straight year IDPA‘s only three division Distinguished Master, Bob Vogel, has claimed the title of IDPA’s ‘Top Gun’ winning the Stock Service Pistol division title at the International Defensive Pistol Association’s 2012 National Championships.

The Panteao Productions-sponsored shooter not only outgunned the entire field of 340+ shooters by 30 or more seconds this past weekend, but also claimed the title of Most Accurate to go along with his SSP win. Vogel finished the match with six stage wins and a time of 206.62 seconds with just 31 points down over 16 extremely challenging shooting stages.

“The course design at the 2012 IDPA Nationals was technically very difficult and presented a serious challenge for even the most accurate of shooters. Apparently it wasn’t difficult enough as Bob made it look easy while picking up his sixth consecutive IDPA National title and extending an IDPA unbeaten streak that dates back to 2007,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

Finishing second in the division and taking first Master was Team RangeLog’s Rob Tate with a time of 254.23 and 76 points down. Tom Yost, the captain of Team Panteao, finished second Master, as well as top Senior within the division, with 274.94 (89). Rounding out the top five were David McDonald with a time of 276.20 (69) to place third Master and Deon Martin taking fourth Master with 284.10 (60).

Also taking top honors in the SSP division were Team Comp-Tac's Randi Rogers who once again won High Lady while finishing ninth Master with 301.99 (114), and Nelso Lopez Iglesias of Venezuela who was the division’s top International shooter with 332.01 (95). Jon Antrim topped the Expert class with 323.54 (115), Brandon Chin was first Sharpshooter with 360.02 (157) and Randy Smith took home first Marksman honors with 412.93 (80).

The 2012 IDPA National Championships took place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Wilson Combat’s Shelby Repeats As IDPA's CDP National Champ

by Editor 26. September 2012 02:15
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OXFORD, N.C. – Glenn Shelby of the Wilson Combat shooting team made it two in a row with his win this past weekend in the Custom Defensive Pistol division at the 2012 International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) National Championships.

Shelby, who is one of the few Distinguished Masters in IDPA, captured the title for the second year in a row by posting a final time of 248.48 seconds and finishing as the fourth most accurate shooter in the match with just 44 points down.

“Glenn is a truly outstanding shooter who faced an uphill battle in defending his 2011 title win, especially against such a strong contingent of top level CDP competitors,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in the division went to another Distinguished Master, Team Smith & Wesson's David Olhasso, who finished with a time of 250.23 (42). Third place and firt Master honors went to Gary Byerly of Team ITI, this year's Carolina Cup winner, who finished with 266.17 (69). Chris Chamberlain took fourth in the division and secodn Master with 286.70 (69), while Matt Sims claimed third Master with 292.08 (70) to finish fifth overall and the division’s top Senior competitor.

Elsewhere in CDP, Chris Donovan took first Expert with 299.20 (60), first Sharpshooter went to Joel Garner with 372.99 (106), and David Galante took home first Marksman with 461.53 (153).

Alberto Soto of Costa Rica finished as the top International competitor in CDP with 334.65 (112) and Joanna Lenczewska placed as the division’s top Lady with 414.18 (187).

The 2012 IDPA National Championships took place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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CZ's Mink Claims IDPA ESP National Title

by Editor 26. September 2012 02:10
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OXFORD, N.C. – Matt Mink of Team CZ-USA captured the national title in the Enhanced Service Pistol division at the 2012 International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) National Championships this past weekend in Oxford, N.C.

Ranked as a Distinguished Master in IDPA, Mink finished the match with a time of 238.93 and 48 points down, placing him in the top five in match accuracy, and over 10.5 seconds ahead of his nearest competitor.

“Matt is recognized as one of the strongest pistol shooters in the nation and proved it this past weekend with a very strong performance in a heavily contested ESP contest where his final time, the second fastest in the match, won him the title,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in the division went to Brandon Wright, the Team ITI member who claimed the ESP title earlier this year at the Carolina Cup. Wright took first Master with 249.46 (61). Eric Fuson placed third overall in the division for second Master with 250.76 (36) while Team RangeLog’s Ravin Perry grabbed third Master honors with 257.62 (94). Rounding out the top five was James McGinty, last year’s division champion, and a Distinguished Master, who finished with 262.90 (78).

Elsewhere in the division Scott Warren finished fourth Master and sixth overall in ESP, but more importantly his final time of 264.96 with 79 points down earned him Senior National Champion honors as well.

Juan Carlos Gonzalez of Venezuela won the International title with his ESP performance of 305.22 (72). Wayne Ritchie finished first Expert with 312.13 (73), followed by Bill Muncy, first Sharpshooter with 324.87 (95), Tammy Lyne as the top Lady in ESP with 395.06 (157), and Richard Valvo claiming first Marksman with 398.26 (131).

The 2012 IDPA National Championships took place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Team Smith & Wesson’s Miculek Shoots Thru Downpour to Take IDPA Title

by Editor 26. September 2012 02:05
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OXFORD, N.C. – When he wasn’t carrying a revolver Team Smith & Wesson’s Jerry Miculek was carrying an umbrella as he shot his way through a downpour at the 2012 IDPA National Championships to win, once again, the Enhanced Service Revolver title.

Miculek is ranked a Distinguished Master by the International Defensive Pistol Association but is widely recognized around the world as the best revolver shooter ever, and his string of consecutive ESR division titles bears that out. He won the 2012 National title with a time of 298.14 seconds and 75 points down.

“There is nobody in the shooting sports like Jerry Miculek. Besides being a once-in-a-lifetime shooting talent, Jerry is above all an ambassador for the sports he competes in and the companies he represents,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“While most top shooters would leave the range immediately after shooting in the rain, Jerry stayed behind and spent time talking to the match staff and volunteers. That’s why you’ll never find an IDPA club or match where Jerry Miculek isn’t warmly welcomed.”

Taking on a wheelgun icon isn’t easy but that didn’t stop those from trying. Finishing second to Miculek was Team RangeLog’s Toni Dandreamatteo, the only ESR Master competing, who posted a time of 396.26 with 167 points down. First ESR Expert went to Irvin Earles with 526.95 (224), while first Sharpshooter went to Emilio Franco, Jr. with 414.94 (127) and Raymond Duroy, the only ESR Marksman, finished with 542.88 (245).

The 2012 IDPA National Championships took place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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On To Nationals: Update On The Campeonato Internacional

by Editor 21. September 2012 14:27
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Halfway through day 3 of the 2012 IDPA National Championships and the news in the International Championship race is the DQ of David Bento, the Venezuelan shooter who was the odds on favorite to defend his 2011 title. This opens up the race. Here are the current top five:

316.21 (137) - Vrikson Acosta ESP/EX, Team Venezuela
318.11 (119) - Rodrigo Carvajal ESP/MA, Team Costa Rica
333.73 (153) - Ricardo Zanotti ESP/MA, Team Venezuela
335.77 (86) - Maximino Rivera SSP/MA, Team Puerto Rico
335.81 (124) - Jose Rivera SSP/MA, Team Puerto Rico

Nelso Lopez Iglesias and Juan Carlos Gonzalez of Venezuela are both out on the range right now shooting in the afternoon relay so won't know until later how their scores compare with those of the current leaders.

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On To Nationals: Results After Day 2

by Editor 21. September 2012 06:36
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After the second day of competition at the 2012 IDPA Nationals, where shooters hit all 16 stages in a one-day format, defending ESP champ James McGinty has staked his claim to a second consecutive title by holding off such top guns as Scott Warren and Taran Butler. But with several more of IDPA's ESP big dogs stepping onto the range today, whether or not McGinty's lead will hold is anybody's guess.

Here is a look at the current standings and the top-five overall in each division.

CDP Division
250.23 (42) - David Olhasso (DM)
286.70 (69) - Chris Chamberlain (MA)
292.08 (70) - Matt Simms (MA)
299.20 (60) - Chris Donovan (EX)
308.54 (100) - David Girardin (MA)

ESP Division
262.90 (78) - James McGinty (DM)
264.96 (79) - Scott Warren (MA)
266.50 (83) - Russell Poole III (MA)
291.09 (113) - Taran Butler (DM)
301.90 (124) - Greg Panzl (MA)

SSP Division
276.20 (69) - David McDonald (MA)
284.54 (80) - Patrick Doyle (MA)
285.04 (50) - Dean Brevit (MA)
301.14 (78) - Craig Fitzhugh (MA)
313.72 (106) - Steve Koski (MA)

ESR Division
298.14 (75) - Jerry Miculek (DM)
396.26 (167) - Toni Dandreamatteo (MA)
414.94 (127) - Emilio Franco, Jr. (SS)
526.95 (224) - Irvin Earles (EX)
529.45 (144) - Berry Williams (SS)

SSR Division
338.59 (52) - Kirk Crego (MA)
361.09 (102) - Tom Becker (MA)
454.53 (180) - William Williamson (EX)
493.57 (180) - Mark Skenarik (EX)
498.72 (118) - Richard Fletcher (SS)

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On To Nationals: Results After Day 1

by Editor 20. September 2012 09:20
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The results are in from the first day of competition at the 2012 IDPA National Championships with just under 70 shooters having shot all or part of the match. Here are the leaders in each of the five divisions.

CDP Division

299.20  (60) - Chris Donovan (EX)
322.41 (119) - Daren Kirts (MA)

 

ESP Division

313.53  (74) - Robert Holleman (MA)
318.11 (119) - Rodrigo Carvajal (MA)

 

SSP Division

285.04  (50) - Dean Brevit (MA)
313.72 (106) - Steve Koski (MA)

 

ESR Division

298.14  (75) - Jerry Miculek (DM)
396.26 (167) - Toni Dandreamatteo (MA)

 

SSR Division

493.57 (180) - Mark Sklenarik (EX)

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 16

by Editor 20. September 2012 08:20
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Say "Goodfellas" and the whole "You think I'm funny?" bit comes to mind. This ain't that. Stage 16 is called 'Goodfellas, Prelude' where you find yourself in the trunk of a car. This stage was designed by Dean Brevit and sponsored by Grand Power.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Rodrigo Carvajal.

SCENARIO: You have been beaten and tossed into the trunk of an automobile. You awaken and find a weapon in the trunk. Hearing voices outside you know you need to take action.

PROCEDURE: Start lying on your side in trunk of car. Gun, with 5 round magazine and all reloads are in trunk beside you. Gun starts with chamber empty. Strong hand is on trunk release handle.

At signal pull handle, retrieve gun and engage T1-T3 with 2 rounds each. Then engage T4-T5 with 2 rounds each in tactical priority.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 10
TARGETS: 5
CONCEALMENT: NOT Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Grand Power
WEBSITE: www.GrandPower.eu

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 14

by Editor 20. September 2012 08:15
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Overlooking the fact that nobody uses a pay phone anymore, stage 14 is called 'Hold the Phone!' where you find yourself using...a pay phone. Designed by Frank Glover this is the second stage of the match sponsored by Cheaper Then Dirt!

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Dean Brevit.

SCENARIO: You are using the pay phone outside a local museum when “Little Willie’s” gang attacks again.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, loaded and holstered facing telephone, holding receiver to ear with strong hand. At signal, HANG UP the phone, turn, draw and engage T1-T3 with 2 rounds each while moving to cover. From cover at P2 engage T4-T7 with 2 rounds each in tactical priority.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 14
TARGETS: 7
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Cheaper Than Dirt!
PHONE: 800-421-8047
WEBSITE: www.CheaperThanDirt.com
TWITTER: @CheaperThanDirt
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/CheaperThanDirt

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 13

by Editor 20. September 2012 08:10
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Designed by Dean Brevit, this stage is called 'Had A Long Day, Don't Need This.' Here's hoping this isn't your last stage of the day during the competition.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Dean Brevit.

SCENARIO: Just getting home after a long day at work, you discover a home invasion in progress.

PROCEDURE: Start standing beside open door of vehicle at P1. At signal close car door and engage T1-T3 with 3 rounds each in tactical sequence (1-1-3-2-2) while retreating to cover at P2. From P2 engage T4-T5 with 3 rounds each in tactical priority. If needed T1-T3 may be re-engaged from cover at P2.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 15
TARGETS: 5
CONCEALMENT: Required

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