Self Defense Association Sponsors 2014 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 31. January 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship continues to pick up support as the Self Defense Association (SDA) is the latest to sign on as a major sponsor.

SDA is an exclusive association consisting of concealed carry permit holders. SDA caters to these concealed carry permit holders by providing additional training and education resources, discount programs tailored to the concealed carry holder and up to $250,000 self-defense coverage.

SDA joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match.

“We want to thank the Self Defense Association for their ongoing support of IDPA competition and welcome them as a major sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

As part of their support, the Self Defense Association will host the Thursday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

“SDA is proud to sponsor IDPA. We believe in the continual training in the safe use of firearms and IDPA is a great organization for everyone that has a concealed carry permit to join to become more proficient with their handguns,” said Darryl Swagerty of the Self Defense Association.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support from companies like the Self Defense Association.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship 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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Blade-Tech Sponsors 2014 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 29. January 2014 08:32
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship continues to pick up support as Blade-Tech Industries is the latest to sign on as a major sponsor.

Blade-Tech, a leading manufacturer of custom production thermoplastic and injection molded holsters, joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match.

“We are very pleased to announce that Blade-Tech will be one of our major sponsors for the popular Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. Blade-Tech has been very involved with IDPA competitions at the national and local level and we greatly appreciate their continued support,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

As part of their support, Blade-Tech will be one of the companies hosting a special dinner to recognize the valuable contributions of the match’s all volunteer staff.

“Blade-Tech is honored to be able to continue sponsoring the International Defensive Pistol Association and quality matches like the 2014 S&W Indoor Nationals. It is our drive to support our nation’s shooters and the shooting sports,” said Tom Crawford, Blade-Tech Chief Production Officer.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support from companies like Blade-Tech.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship 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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GunUp.com To Be Major Sponsor Of 2014 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 29. January 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – GunUp.com, a one-stop community hub for gun enthusiasts to buy, learn, discuss, and share, has signed on as a major sponsor of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events. The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“Thanks to GunUp, and their generous support of IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals is poised to be the best ever. On behalf of IDPA’s more than 23,000 members, I want to thank GunUp for all they do for our sport,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

GunUp joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, GunUp will host the Friday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

“We're proud to support IDPA; their dedication to the future of the shooting sports and providing a place where our readers and customers can shoot their carry gear makes this a perfect fit,” said Caleb Giddings, Vice President of GunUp.Com.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to broad industry support from companies like GunUp.

More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship 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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Safariland Renews IDPA Partnership With February-March Membership Drive

by Editor 29. January 2014 07:20
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Holster maker Safariland® is renewing its partnership with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), offering new and renewing members that sign up between February 1 thru March 31 a special 50% Holsters.com discount card.

New and renewing IDPA members will receive a one-time-use discount card for use on Holsters.com. The Holsters.com card is good for the purchase of gear with a retail value totaling up to a maximum of $1,000 before the 50% discount is applied – allowing IDPA members to save up to $500 in new Safariland®, Bianchi®, Break-Free® and KleenBore™ products.

“Our 2013 Safariland IDPA membership promotion was a huge success, helping us reach record numbers. We’re very pleased to once again partner with Safariland and thank them for their ongoing support of IDPA,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“2013 was another great year for IDPA and we are glad that we were able to participate in the new member and renewing member program. We are pleased to offer this program again, be sure to take advantage while the offer is there! You will see that we offer a wide range of products to meet your needs for IDPA and more,” said Scott Carnahan, VP of Safariland and Bianchi.

To take advantage of this special Safariland promotion current (or lapsed) members of IDPA should use the online renewal process. Those joining IDPA for the very first time should fill out the new member online application. Once the new membership or renewal process is completed, IDPA will send you your Holsters.com 50% discount card along with your membership materials.

For more information on IDPA, 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.

About Safariland
Established in 1964, Safariland® has earned worldwide renown and a leadership position in the industry for its technologically advanced holsters and other gear to the law enforcement, military, concealment and competitive sporting markets. Safariland holsters, belts and accessories provide users with high-quality tools to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Safariland is credited for developing the first Level III retention holster for the uniformed duty market. With a reputation for INNOVATION NOT IMITATION®, the Safariland brand continues its position as the worldwide leader in retention holsters. Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.safariland.com/dutygear.

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Wilson Combat Back As S&W Indoor Nationals Sponsor

by Editor 27. January 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Wilson Combat, the renowned manufacturer of 1911 pistols, will be one of the returning major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Assn. (IDPA).

Now in its 17th year, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular matches, once again selling out in record time. The match will take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“Major IDPA matches rely on the support of sponsors, and there are few as generous – and committed – as Wilson Combat,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Wilson Combat joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, Wilson Combat will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“Wilson Combat is a proud sponsor of IDPA and the Indoor Nationals. Our thanks go out to all the competitors for their hard work, and to S&W for hosting this premier event,” said Tressa Bohannan, marketing director for Wilson Combat.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to broad industry support from companies like Wilson Combat.

More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship 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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FMG Publications Continues Its Support For The S&W Indoor Nationals

by Editor 27. January 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Assn. (IDPA) announced that FMG Publications, one of the leading magazine publishers catering to the firearms enthusiast and shooting sports participant, will be a major sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is among the shooting sports’ most popular matches, once again selling out in record time. The match will take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“IDPA is pleased to again be partnering with FMG Publications. Over the years, FMG has been a dedicated proponent of the shooting sports, as well as extremely generous with their support for IDPA competitions in particular,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

FMG Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, FMG Publications will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“Our titles influence countless gun product purchases each year. The logical next step is getting the gear out of the box and on to the range. Smith & Wesson and IDPA matches offer plenty of get-off-the-couch solutions. We're proud to once again sponsor this shooting season kick-off event,” said Randy Molde, VP for business development at FMG Publications.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to broad industry support from companies likeFMG Publications.

More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship 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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by Editor 25. January 2014 19:15
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Comp-Tac Continues IDPA Support with S&W Indoor Nationals Sponsorship

by Editor 24. January 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Assn. (IDPA) announced that the Houston-based holster maker Comp-Tac Victory Gear will be one of the major sponsors of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Now in its 17th year, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals sold out in record time. The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“Comp-Tac’s commitment to supporting IDPA all around the country has not only helped us reach a record number of clubs and members, but it has made them the most popular brand of holster used by our national level competitors,” said said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Comp-Tac Victory Gear joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, CORBON, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, Comp-Tac will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“We are proud to sponsor IDPA matches and see it as one of the best value adds to our business. The sport is an important testing ground for our new products, a place to learn more about what customers need and want, and it gives Comp-Tac excellent feedback on how the market enjoys our products. We’re pleased to again partner with IDPA on another national championship event,” said Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to broad industry support from companies like Comp-Tac.

More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship 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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CORBON Back To Sponsor S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 22. January 2014 11:07
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Noted ammunition manufacturer CORBON has signed on as a major sponsor of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

As a returning sponsor, CORBON joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, CORBON will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“We’re pleased to welcome CORBON back as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. CORBON is a well respected brand in IDPA, thanks in part to their continued commitment to supporting the shooting sports,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for the International Defensive Pistol Assn.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals will take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“CORBON understands self defense, which is why we are proud to continue our support for IDPA and the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals," said Mike Shovel of CORBON.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to industry support from companies like CORBON.

More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship 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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Nighthawk Custom To Again Sponsor S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 22. January 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Nighthawk Custom, manufacturer of high quality custom 1911-style handguns, has returned as a major sponsor of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals will take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“Thanks to the support of industry leaders like Nighthawk Custom, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of our most popular matches and certainly the best supported. We appreciate Nighthawk Custom’s continued sponsorship of major IDPA championships,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for the International Defensive Pistol Assn.

Nighthawk Custom joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to industry support from companies like Nighthawk Custom.

More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship 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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