Apex Tactical Specialties Backs Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die IDPA Match

by Editor 4. October 2013 07:37
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – It’s Live Free Or Die style IDPA for Apex Tactical Specialties as the California-based maker of aftermarket gun parts steps up as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship.

In addition to sponsoring the Live Free Or Die, Apex is also the presenting sponsor of the new King of New England contest. The King of New England is made up of select stages from three New England area championships: the 17th Annual Massachusetts State Championship, the New England Regional and the Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship.

“We were very excited to be named the third and final leg of the new King of New England series presented by Apex, but to also have them as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die is further evidence that IDPA here in the Granite State is making a huge comeback,” said Ken Lambert, match director. “We are grateful to Apex Tactical Specialties for their continued, generous support of IDPA competition.”

Apex joins Comp-Tac Victory Gear, iMarksman, RangeLog, Ruger, SIG SAUER, Taurus and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match, as one of the main sponsors of the sold out championship event slated to take place October 18-20 at the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

“IDPA is growing everyday and certainly in New England where so many are competing in IDPA nearly every weekend. Apex is proud to play a part in this continued growth by sponsoring great matches like the 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State Championship,” said Scott Folk of Apex.

For more information on IDPA, 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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California State Championship '13 Stage 11: Accuracy Speaks

by Editor 1. October 2013 20:40
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SCENARIO: This is an IDPA drill, testing shooters accuracy out to 30 yards!

PROCEDURE: Start seated at P1, hands flat on knees. Shooters gun is loaded to division capacity, placed on marked location on table. All reloads staged on table.

At signal, retrieve pistol and engage T1-T6 with 2 shots each WHILE SEATED.

SCORING: Limited Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: Joe Little

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California State Championship '13 Stage 10: Time To Strip

by Editor 1. October 2013 17:30
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SCENARIO: You were in the middle of cleaning your toys when confronted by PCP-influenced home invaders. Get your act, and your gun, together!

PROCEDURE:  Starting seated at P1, empty gun on marked position on table, shooter holding can of solvent and cleaning patch/brush. Magazines are loaded to division capacity and staged at P2.

At signal, drop cleaning supplies, retrieve empty pistol, and move to P2. At P2, engage T1-T4 and S1-S3 in any order.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
15
TARGETS: 4 IDPA, 3 Steel, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Three On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: Dale Lowdermilk

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California State Championship '13 Stage 9: On the Throne in Zombieland

by Editor 1. October 2013 14:05
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SCENARIO: You have just finished saving your friends from the zombies. Your intestinal issues have worsened with all the action. You urgently take your precious TP to the only stall left… the one with NO door. You are still a little jumpy, so you place your pistol where you can get at it fast. Just as you think all is well, trying to enjoy the “little things”, two rather robust zombies try to make a snack of you at your most vulnerable moment. You try the “Double-Tap” but they won’t go down… time for headshots!

PROCEDURE: Start seated upright on toilet, hands flat on knees. Pistol is loaded to division capacity, placed on shelf.

At start signal, retrieve pistol and engage T1 & T2 in Tactical Sequence, and then engage each target with one head shot each.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
6
TARGETS: 2 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best Two To The Body, One Each To The Head
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Sean Young

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California State Championship '13 Stage 8: Rule Number 3

by Editor 1. October 2013 10:00
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SCENARIO: Life is tough in Zombieland. You and your companions have been searching the land for a Zombie free zone. Fresh meat is hard to come by, so you didn’t think twice about eating the “Chile con Gatos” the night before. Now it’s coming back to haunt you! You’ve found a bathroom, and you all urgently need to make immediate use of the facilities. Clear the bathroom and save your friends! Remember Zombieland Rule #3… Beware of Bathrooms… and don’t forget your TP!

PROCEDURE: Starting at P1, standing outside of wall, heels even with front of wall, TP held in BOTH HANDS at chest level, gun loaded to division capacity.

On start signal, drop TP, then draw and engage T1-T6 and PP1 & PP2 in tactical priority on your way to P2. Perform IDPA legal reloads as required.

Note: Doors open automatically for each shooter once latch is opened. Door on bathroom stall #2 activates T4 disappear-ing pop-up target. NO FTN’s are penalized on this target.

Shooters need to be mindful of their muzzle direction and the possibility of sweeping themselves on this stage, resulting in a match DQ.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
14
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Steel, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Until It Falls
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Sean Young

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California State Championship '13 Stage 7: Jumped

by Editor 30. September 2013 20:35
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SCENARIO: You’ve been jumped by a bunch of bad guys…. Need I say more?

PROCEDURE: Standing at P1, gun loaded to division capacity, holstered. Shooter is holding briefcases.

At signal, drop the briefcases, and engage T1-T3 in tactical sequence with 2 rounds each, while retreating to P2. Engage remaining targets T4-T6 and PP1 & PP2 in tactical priority. IDPA legal reloads as required.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
14
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Steel, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: JC Smith

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California State Championship '13 Stage 6: Pier Hell

by Editor 30. September 2013 17:25
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SCENARIO: After getting off your boat safely despite the attack of three armed wannabe pirates, you try to make your way to safety when you come across their shore crew! Note: All reloads must conform to IDPA rules.

PROCEDURE: Starting at P1 hands at side with gun at division capacity and holstered.

On the signal the shooter will draw and engage T1 – T3 from the dock while moving toward cover. Once at cover at P2, engage T4 – T6.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Brian Gonsalves & Mark Barr

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California State Championship '13 Stage 5: Pleasure Cruise

by Editor 30. September 2013 14:25
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SCENARIO: As you pull up to the dock some smugglers want to take over your boat.

PROCEDURE: Starting sitting in center of boat seat hands on knees, with gun at division capacity and holstered.

On the signal the shooter will draw and engage T1 – T3 while remaining seated in boat.

NOTE: After shooter is finished shooting, at the instruction of the SO, shooter is to stand, perform a tactical or retention reload, re-holster and move to P1 of Stage 6 Pier Hell.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
6
TARGETS: 3 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Brian Gonsalves & Mark Barr

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California State Championship '13 Stage 4: Into Darkness

by Editor 30. September 2013 10:30
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SCENARIO: You are out shopping at the local market when armed gang members storm the market. Fight your way to the rear of the market to exit.

PROCEDURE: Start standing facing left at P1, gun loaded to division capacity.

At signal, turn, draw and engage T1 & T2 while using avail-able cover. Next engage T3 while moving to P2. Grab a flashlight be-fore entering the dark freezer, use the flash-light while engaging T4-T6. Next move to the exit, engaging T7 & T8 from P3. The flashlight must be retained by the shooter throughout the course of fire after picking it up.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
16
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: David Chan & Jeff Servando

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XS Sight Systems Sponsoring Lone Star IDPA Championship

by Editor 30. September 2013 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – XS Sight Systems, makers of firearm sights that give the user considerable advantages in the highly dynamic world of threat situations, will be a platinum level sponsor of the 2013 Lone Star IDPA Championship, according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

The Lone Star IDPA Championship will take place October 11-12 in Cresson, Texas at the CCCS Range Complex. Hosted by Cross Timbers Action Shooting, the championship is expected to feature 225 of the state’s top IDPA shooters.

“On behalf of the staff and competitors at this year’s Lone Star Champion I want to thank XS Sight Systems for their generous sponsorship. It’s thanks to companies like XS Sights that IDPA continues to grow by leaps and bounds at clubs all around the country,” said Brian Ehrler, match director for the championship.

XS Sight Systems joins Lone Star Medics as one of the major sponsors of the Texas championship.

For more information on IDPA, 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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