Springer Precision Returns To Sponsor 2014 California State IDPA Championship

by Editor 27. August 2014 08:30
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – For the second year in a row, Springer Precision (www.springerprecision.com), the leading provider of aftermarket parts, custom gunsmithing and refinishing services, is aboard as a major contributing sponsor for the 2014 California State IDPA Championship taking place on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Springer Precision joins Black and Blue Bullets and Dillon Precision as one of the lead sponsors of California’s premier defensive shooting pistol competition.

Held at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center (www.sacvalley.org), this fully sanctioned Tier 3 championship event will consist of 11 stages and is limited to 175 total competitors holding a current IDPA classification of Marksman or higher. Registration for the 2014 California State IDPA Championship is currently open to competitors, as well for those seeking to work the match as staff.

The state’s top shooters will compete for the five IDPA division titles as well as Most Accurate, High Lady, High Junior, High Senior, High Distinguished Senior, High Industry, High Press, High International, High Military and High Law Enforcement honors. In addition to trophies, prizes will be awarded by a random draw open to all competitors.

IDPA members looking to compete in the match should register now, as there are limited spots available. For more information on the 2014 California State IDPA Championship, or to register, please visit the match website.

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Safariland Sponsors 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 27. August 2014 08:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Safariland®, one of the leading holster and law enforcement equipment brands, as well as longtime supporter of the shooting sports, will once again be a major sponsor of the IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“We are pleased to welcome back Safariland and Bianchi as one of the major corporate sponsors of IDPA’s U.S. Nationals. Safariland has a long record of supporting the shooting sports, and sponsoring individual shooters, and we are proud to be working with them once again,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Safariland joins ACADEMI, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Comp-Tac, CZ-USA, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Walther 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.

“Very proud to be part of the IDPA Nationals as all the hard working volunteers put on such a well-run event, good luck to everyone involved.” said Scott Carnahan, Vice President, Safariland and Bianchi of The Safariland Group.

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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Black and Blue Bullets Steps Up To Sponsor 2014 California State IDPA Championship

by Editor 20. August 2014 07:45
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Black and Blue Bullets (www.blackandbluebullets.com), the manufacturer of premium coated lead bullets, has signed on as a major contributing sponsor for the 2014 California State IDPA Championship taking place on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Black and Blue Bullets joins Dillon Precision as one of the lead sponsors of California’s premier defensive shooting pistol competition.

Held at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center (www.sacvalley.org), this fully sanctioned tier three championship event will consist of 11 stages and is limited to 175 total competitors holding a current IDPA classification of Marksman or higher. Registration for the 2014 California State IDPA Championship is currently open to competitors, as well for those seeking to work the match as staff.

The state’s top shooters will compete for the five IDPA division titles as well as Most Accurate, High Lady, High Junior, High Senior, High Distinguished Senior, High Industry, High Press, High International, High Military and High Law Enforcement honors. In addition to trophies, prizes will be awarded by a random draw open to all competitors.

IDPA members looking to compete in the match should register early as slots are filling up fast for this premier defensive pistol match. For more information on the 2014 California State IDPA Championship, or to register, please visit the match website.

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Dillon Precision Sponsors 2014 California State IDPA Championship

by Editor 15. August 2014 10:00
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Dillon Precision (www.dillonprecision.com), manufacturers of premium reloading presses and components, has generously come aboard as a major contributing sponsor for the 2014 California State IDPA Championship taking place on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

Held at the Sacramento Valley Shooting Center (www.sacvalley.org), this fully sanctioned tier three championship event will consist of 11 stages and is limited to 175 total competitors holding a current IDPA classification of Marksman or higher. Registration for the 2014 California State IDPA Championship is currently open to competitors, as well for those seeking to work the match as staff.

The state’s top shooters will compete for the five IDPA division titles as well as Most Accurate, High Lady, High Junior, High Senior, High Distinguished Senior, High Industry, High Press, High International, High Military and High Law Enforcement honors. In addition to trophies, prizes will be awarded by a random draw open to all competitors.

IDPA members looking to compete in the match should register early as slots are filling up fast for this premier defensive pistol match. For more information on the 2014 California State IDPA Championship, or to register, please visit the match website.

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Ruger Sponsors Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 15. August 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Ruger Firearms, one of the nation’s most respected gun makers, has signed on as a premier sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship.

Taking place this weekend, 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.

“Ruger has been a tremendous supporter of the shooting sports, particularly in their own backyard here in New England. We’re very pleased to have them as one of the premier sponsors of this year’s championship,” said Michael Joffe, sponsor coordinator for the New England Regional.

In addition to determining New England’s top IDPA shooter, the New England Regional serves as the second leg of the 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.

Besides sponsorship from Ruger, and title sponsor Smith & Wesson, the New England Regional is supported by a list of shooting industry companies, including SIG SAUER, Colt, Rand Brands, Armadillo Concealment, Brownells, Dillon Precision, GLOCK, Hornady, Militec, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Target Barn.

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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Dillon Precision Releases 101 Classic Firearms by John Marshall

by Editor 11. August 2014 10:30
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Dillon Precision announces the release of John Marshall’s new book 101 Classic Firearms: A Chronological Foray into the Golden Years of Firearms Development, a compilation of the author’s popular articles appearing in The Blue Press since 2007.

“Fans of John Marshall’s column in The Blue Press won’t want to miss out on their copy of 101 Classic Firearms. Each page is packed with the rich history and effortless story telling that makes John so popular with readers,” said Mark Pixler, editor of The Blue Press.

“As a fan of John’s wonderful writing, putting this book together for Dillon was a labor of love,” added Pixler. “101 Classic Firearms is sure to be a welcome and prized addition to the library of any serious firearms aficionado.”

Published by Dillon Precision, and printed and bound in the USA, 101 Classic Firearms is a high-quality full color 11.5” x 9” hardcover with 224 pages packed full of insights and history on some of the world’s most important firearms.

Included in Marshall’s review of classic firearms are the famed Colt Single Action Army, the Mauser Model 98, the Luger P.08 Pistol, the U.S. Model 1903 Springfield Rifle, the Smith & Wesson Perfected Target Pistol, the Colt 1911 and the U.S. Model of 1917 “Enfield” Rifle, to name a few.

101 Classic Firearms: A Chronological Foray into the Golden Years of Firearms Development is available online from Dillon Precision for $29.95 (stock #40133). Also available is an autographed by the author version for $34.95 (stock #97130).

Dealers interested in carrying 101 Classic Firearms can contact Dillon Precision at 480-948-8009.

101 Classic Firearms: A Chronological Foray into the Golden Years of Firearms Development by John Marshall

Dillon Precision
ISBN: 978-0-692-24636-8
Price: $29.95 (stock #40133), $34.95 Autographed (stock #97130)
Hardcover: 11.5” x 9”
224 Pages

For more information, or to order your copy of 101 Classic Firearms: A Chronological Foray into the Golden Years of Firearms Development, visit www.DillonPrecision.com.

About the Author
John Marshall is an accomplished photographer and freelance writer whose articles have appeared in The Blue Press, The Gun Digest, Guns & Ammo’s Handguns, and American Gunsmith. An expert on firearms, he is also a member of the Remington Society of America, the Smith & Wesson Collectors Association, the Smith & Wesson Historical Foundation and the American Gunsmithing Association. He is also an endowment member of the National Rifle Association.

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Nighthawk Custom Returns As Major Sponsor Of IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 11. August 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Nighthawk Custom, manufacturer of high quality custom 1911-style handguns, is back as one of the major sponsors of the upcoming IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“It is a pleasure to welcome back Nighthawk Custom as one of the major sponsors of IDPA’s U.S. National Championship. Thanks to companies like Nighthawk, our national level competitions continue to set the standard for handgun competition,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Nighthawk Custom joins ACADEMI, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Comp-Tac, CZ-USA, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Walther 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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Mastering the IDPA Classifier by Duane Thomas

by Editor 8. August 2014 14:22
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IDPA Master, former Washington State IDPA Custom Defensive Pistol State Champion, and noted gunwriter Duane Thomas has written Mastering the IDPA Classifier, a book of tips and tricks on how to improve your performance on the IDPA classifier. This is the first and only time an IDPA Master has written a detailed collection of pointers on how to excel at the most varied and comprehensive test of fast gun handling and defensive marksmanship skills available to the normal, self-defense oriented, citizen shooter. Originally presented in serialized form in Dillon Precision Products’ magazine-format catalog, The Blue Press, this content has now been expanded, revised and collected in e-book form.

From Mastering the IDPA Classifier’s Introduction, Thomas says, “The purpose of this book is to share with you the little tips and tricks I have developed, over coming up on two decades of shooting the IDPA classifier. These are the things I see shooters, over and over again, get wrong at the lower skill levels. It’s not that they can’t shoot. It’s not that they don’t have the skill set already in place to be scoring in the next rank above where they will actually, finally wind up placing. Most people are actually much better shooters than they realize. It’s that they don’t know the little tricks that can carve huge chunks of time off any particular string. These are the things IDPA Masters know, that maybe you don’t. However, when you’ve finished reading this book, you will know them, too.”

Mastering the IDPA Classifier, lavishly illustrated with 70 full-color photos, is available as a downloadable e-book for $9.95 through www.Self-Defense-Handguns.com.

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Rand Brands Sponsors Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 8. August 2014 10:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Rand Brands, makers of Rand CLP for firearms, has signed on as one of the premier sponsors of the 2014 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA 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.

“We’re proud to welcome Rand Brands as a premier sponsor of the Smith & Wesson New England Regional. Thanks in part to their support, this match remains one of the most popular on the IDPA competition calendar,” said Michael Joffe, sponsor coordinator for the New England Regional.

In addition to determining New England’s top IDPA shooter, the New England Regional serves as the second leg of the 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.

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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Walther Sponsors 2014 IDPA U.S. National Championship

by Editor 8. August 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that noted firearms maker Walther Arms will be a major sponsor of the upcoming IDPA U.S. National Championship.

“Thanks to the generous support of major sponsor Walther Arms the 2014 U.S. Nationals is poised to be one of the best showcases of defensive shooting that IDPA has ever held,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Walther joins ACADEMI, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Comp-Tac, CZ-USA, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Ruger, 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.

“We are very excited about our participation and association with the IDPA. This organization sets a terrific standard for applicable small arms applications in the world of personal defense. I am glad we could take this step as a company to participate in this season’s match,” said Everett Deger, director of marketing at Walther Arms Inc.

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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