Comp-Tac Sponsors S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 8. November 2013 08:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters and accessories, continues its ongoing support for IDPA competition with its sponsorship of the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

Comp-Tac Victory Gear joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, FMG Publications, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory, Taurus, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Comp-Tac will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the course of fire.

“IDPA is blessed with many great working relationships with industry leaders and Comp-Tac is one of the companies that tops that list. Their sponsorship of the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals reflects their deep commitment to this sport and its members, and we can not thank them enough,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“Supporting IDPA has been an extremely rewarding experience for Comp-Tac Victory Gear. Our support of the sport has given us a greater understanding of the firearms market and our customers through the feedback of the participants. The Back Up Gun Nationals will be an excellent opportunity for Comp-Tac to better understand consumer desires for carry options for sub-compact pistols and revolvers,” explained Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will take place November 14-16 and feature a 13-stage course of fire with a round count of 180. Held on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, match officials expect the event to draw upwards of 200 top IDPA shooters vying for titles in either the Pistol or Revolver division.

Registration is open and just a handful of slots are still available for those interested in competing. Registration is being conducted online at MatchReg.com/BUG.

For more information on IDPA, the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, 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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Taurus Signs On To Sponsor S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 7. November 2013 08:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Taurus International Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer of concealed carry and small frame pistols and spearhead of the Carry On movement to promote the concealed carry lifestyle, is continuing its has signed on to sponsor of the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“We are very pleased to once again partner with Taurus on yet another major IDPA championship. Taurus really understands the concealed carry community and they’ve been particularly generous with their support for IDPA. On behalf of our 22,000-plus members, I want to thank Taurus for sponsoring this inaugural Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Taurus® joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event.

"Taurus is proud to be a partner for the Back Up Gun Nationals. The IDPA represents some of the best competitive shooting and we’re pleased that they are offering a match that focuses on the subcompact handgun and revolver market used by so many for concealed carry," said Mark Kresser, president and CEO of Taurus.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will take place November 14-16 and feature a 13-stage course of fire with a round count of 180. Held on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, match officials expect the event to draw upwards of 200 top IDPA shooters vying for titles in either the Pistol or Revolver division.

Registration is open and just a handful of slots are still available for those interested in competing. Registration is being conducted online at MatchReg.com/BUG.

For more information on IDPA, the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, 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 Taurus:
Taurus® is the global leader in revolver production. Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to be the U.S. importer of all Taurus brand firearms manufactured in Brazil and to be the manufacturer of the model PT-22, PT-25 and PT-738 pistols made here in the US. Taurus International services all Taurus brand firearms under the LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™ as well. For additional information about Taurus, visit www.taurususa.com.

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FMG Publications Sponsors Inaugural S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 6. November 2013 08:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – FMG Publications, one of the leading magazine publishers catering to the firearms enthusiast and shooting sports participant, and owner of such well respected titles as American Handgunner and GUNS Magazine, has signed on to sponsor the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“FMG Publications has always been very supportive of IDPA and we’re very proud to have them joining us as a sponsor of the new Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

FMG Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, FMG Publications will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the course of fire.

"When the back up gun becomes the primary gun, it's good to know how to run it. We're excited to support this match as it encourages mastery of back up guns in real-life defensive scenarios. Since the folks at Smith & Wesson know a few things about back up guns and running top notch events, we're honored to partner with them as a stage sponsor," said Randy Molde, VP for business development at FMG Publications.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will take place November 14-16 and feature a 13-stage course of fire with a round count of 180. Held on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, match officials expect the event to draw upwards of 200 top IDPA shooters vying for titles in either the Pistol or Revolver division.

Registration is open and just a handful of slots are still available for those interested in competing. Registration is being conducted online at MatchReg.com/BUG.

For more information on IDPA, the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, 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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GLOCK Sponsors Inaugural S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 5. November 2013 08:40
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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, extends its support for IDPA with sponsorship of the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“GLOCK has aways been very supportive of IDPA and our members with their generous sponsorship of matches around the country. We’re very pleased to once again partner with GLOCK to bring IDPA shooters another great national championship event,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

GLOCK joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, GLOCK will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the course of fire.

“GLOCK's involvement with the International Defensive Pistol Association has been extremely positive for our brand,” stated Josh Dorsey, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Smyrna, Ga. based GLOCK, Inc. “We relish the fact that so many organizations support the safe and responsible use of firearms; we wish the organizers, volunteers, competitors and more than 7,500 IDPA GLOCK users the best for this match and the subsequent 2014 IDPA season.”

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will take place November 14-16 and feature a 13-stage course of fire with a round count of 180. Held on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, match officials expect the event to draw upwards of 200 top IDPA shooters vying for titles in either the Pistol or Revolver division.

Registration is open and just a handful of slots are still available for those interested in competing. Registration is being conducted online at MatchReg.com/BUG.

For more information on IDPA, the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, 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 GLOCK, Inc.
The GLOCK GROUP is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK's superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with approximately 65 percent of agencies within the United States choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the group has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit http://us.glock.com.

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Panteao Productions Joins Growing List of S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals Sponsors

by Editor 4. November 2013 08:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Panteao Productions, a video production company that specializes in instructional videos from the top firearms instructors, has signed on to sponsor the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“IDPA has a strong relationship with Panteao Productions. Without fail, they have either filmed our biggest matches or sponsored them – often it’s both. We’re very pleased to welcome Panteao as one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Panteao Productions joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Panteao Productions will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the course of fire.

“Panteao strongly believes in proper firearms training and continued practice to maintain those skills. IDPA is the best competitive shooting sport out there suited for that. Thanks to Smith & Wesson and IDPA, there is now a match devoted to the backup gun and we are proud to be a supporter," said Fernando Coelho, president and CEO of Panteao Productions.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will take place November 14-16 and feature a 13-stage course of fire with a round count of 180. Held on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, match officials expect the event to draw upwards of 200 top IDPA shooters vying for titles in either the Pistol or Revolver division.

Registration is open and just a handful of slots are still available for those interested in competing. Registration is being conducted online at MatchReg.com/BUG.

For more information on IDPA, the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, 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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Brownells Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 1. November 2013 09:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that longtime IDPA supporter Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™ − has joined the growing list of sponsors for the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“Brownells has always been generous with their support for IDPA matches, especially our major championship events. Their sponsorship of our newest match, the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun National Championship, reflects, yet again, Brownells’ unwavering commitment to the shooting sports – and we can’t thank them enough for that support,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

Brownells joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Brownells is providing lunch for competitors on all three days of the match.

“We at Brownells appreciate all the hard work the IDPA does to create realistic self-defense scenarios and the Back Up Gun Nationals is just one more fine example. We are excited to support the match and wish all the competitors luck!” said Matt Buckingham, president of Brownells.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will take place November 14-16 and feature a 13-stage course of fire with a round count of 180. Held on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, match officials expect the event to draw upwards of 200 top IDPA shooters vying for titles in either the Pistol or Revolver division.

Registration is open and just a handful of slots are still available for those interested in competing. Registration is being conducted online at MatchReg.com/BUG.

For more information on IDPA, the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, 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 Brownells:

Founded in 1939, Brownells is an Iowa-based, family-owned company that supplies more than 82,000 firearms parts, accessories, reloading components, gunsmithing tools, and ammunition to armorers, gunsmiths, the military, and shooters worldwide. In addition to their industry-leading 100% lifetime guarantee - forever - on EVERY product sold, their staff of veteran Gun Techs is available to assist customers with technical help to fix any gun-related problem - free of charge. There are no minimum order sizes or return/exchange fees. To place an order, or for more information, call 800-741-0015 or visit www.brownells.com.

 

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Music City Cup III: Stage 10

by Editor 31. October 2013 11:45
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SCENARIO: Playing cards in a shady part of town. You got caught cheating! The patrons want their money back and your life is worthless to them.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, seated in chair. Hands laying flat on the table. Pistol loaded to division capacity and holstered.

At the signal, engage T1-T5 in Tactical Priority with two rounds each either seated or standing. Move to P2 and engage T6 while utilizing cover. Move to P3 and engage PP1/T6-T7 while utilizing cover. Any legal IDPA reload is available.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 1 Steel, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: J. Michael Bresson

STAGE SPONSOR: Brilliant Backstraps
WEBSITE: www.BrilliantBackstraps.com

STAGE SPONSOR: Hidden Hill Lodge
WEBSITE: www.HiddenHillLodge.com

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Music City Cup III: Stage 9

by Editor 31. October 2013 09:00
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SCENARIO: Grocery Store Mayhem!

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, hands on shopping cart handle facing downrange. Pistol loaded to division capacity and holstered.

At the signal, engage T1 while retreating to P2. At P2, engage T2-T3 while utilizing cover. Move to P3, engage PP1 / T4 through port window utilizing cover. Move to P4, engage T5-T7 while using cover. Move to P5, engage T8 while utilizing cover. Any legal IDPA reload is available.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
17
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 1 Steel, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: J. Michael Bresson

STAGE SPONSOR: Atlanta Arms & Ammo
WEBSITE: www.AtlantaArmsAndAmmo.com

STAGE SPONSOR: 5.11 Tactical
WEBSITE: www.511Tactical.com

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Wilson Combat Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 31. October 2013 08:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that renowned 1911 manufacturer Wilson Combat has added its name to the list of sponsors for the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“We’re very pleased to announce that Wilson Combat, one of the founding corporate sponsors of IDPA, will again play a major role in yet another IDPA championship with their generous support of the new Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Wilson Combat joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Wilson Combat will be providing the range hospitality during the three-day championship.

"Wilson Combat is pleased to be a part of the new Back Up Gun Nationals. We are very proud of IDPA and their accomplishments of exponentially growing the shooting sports community. Good luck to all of the participants and we look forward to sponsoring this match for years to come," Tressa Bohannan, marketing director for Wilson Combat.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will take place November 14-16 and feature a 13-stage course of fire with a round count of 180. Held on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, match officials expect the event to draw upwards of 200 top IDPA shooters vying for titles in either the Pistol or Revolver division.

Registration is open and just a handful of slots are still available for those interested in competing. Registration is being conducted online at MatchReg.com/BUG.

For more information on IDPA, the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, 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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Music City Cup III: Stage 8

by Editor 30. October 2013 20:30
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SCENARIO: Why does this ALWAYS happen to me! You found yourself once again in the wrong place. Save the innocent and yourself from the dangerous thugs.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, pistol holstered and loaded to division capacity. Hands relaxed by side.

At the signal, move to P2 and engage PP1 and T1-T6 while utilizing cover. Move to P3 and engage PP2, T7-T8 threats while utilizing cover. Any legal IDPA reload is allowed.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 2 Steel, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: J. Michael Bresson

STAGE SPONSOR: Swab-its
WEBSITE: www.Bore-tips.com

STAGE SPONSOR: Rainier Ballistics
WEBSITE: www.NighthawkCustom.com

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