Ruger Sponsors Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship

by Editor 30. September 2013 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – New Hampshire’s own Ruger Firearms continues its support for the shooting sports as a primary sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship.

Ruger joins iMarksman, RangeLog, 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.

“Ruger is a titan in the gun industry and more importantly a major employer here in New Hampshire. Our friends and neighbors are part of that proud gun making tradition at Ruger and their commitment to supporting our state championship could not mean more to us,” said Ken Lambert, match director.

“Being part of matches, especially in our backyard here in New England, is a way to support the shooting sports, our customers and encourage employees to get involved. Our extensive product line lends itself to many competitive disciplines and competition provides valuable feedback,” said Ken Jorgensen of Ruger.

In addition to determining the New Hampshire state title, the match will also serve as the final leg of the King of New England contest presented by Apex Tactical. The 17th Annual Massachusetts State Championship and the New England Regional, both sponsored by Smith & Wesson, make up the first and second legs, respectively, of the newly announced series.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.

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California State Championship '13 Stage 3: They’re In The House!

by Editor 29. September 2013 16:49
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SCENARIO: You live in the country and have come home early from a weekend trip and the kids have thrown a party. Unknowingly some of the ‘guests’ invited are gang members and the rest of the gang has decided to crash the party with ill intentions. You hear screams and rough language. You’ve dialed 911 but, knowing that help is many, many minutes away, and with a group coming out to confront you; you realize it is up to you to defend your kids, their actual friends, and yourself.

PROCEDURE: Starting at P1, gun loaded to division capacity, holstered. Cell phone in strong hand up to ear, support hand relaxed at side.

At the signal drop the phone, draw, and then engage PP1 – PP3 (activating T1-T3) while on the move to P2. Shooters may re-engage steel from cover at P2. Next engage T1-T3 in tactical priority from cover at P2. Move to P3 and engage T4-T5 through the window and THEN move to P4. lastly, engage T6-T7 from cover at P4.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
17
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 3 Steel, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
NOTE: Each steel left standing will incur 5 points down for the steel and 1 FTN, plus 10 points down and 1 FTN for the paper (T1,T2,T3) target that did not activate.
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: John Allen

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California State Championship '13 Stage 2: It Was A Prison Break

by Editor 29. September 2013 13:30
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SCENARIO: Lucky to have survived your carjacking with only a GSW to the sup-port side arm, you are headed to cover at the back of the truck stop, when a desert rat steps out and asks if you heard about the prison break. Just then the last of the prisoners tries to finish you off.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, support side arm limp at side. Gun is loaded with 6 rounds only, holstered and concealed, spare ammo on belt. Firing side hand is resting on non-threats shoulder holding him parallel to the ground.

At the signal, remove your hand, push the desert rat out of the way and engage the escapee with the remain-ing 6 rounds in your gun without hitting the non-threat.

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

STAGE DESIGN: Joe Truesdale

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California State Championship '13 Stage 1: Rest Stop Nap

by Editor 29. September 2013 10:16
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SCENARIO: Too cheap to get a room, you decide to pull over at an abandoned truck stop near Elko. You lock the doors, lay your loaded pistol at the ready on your passenger seat, and crack the windows to lay back for a nap. Just as you are falling asleep you hear gunshots and your passenger window is smashed in. You start to exit the vehicle when the carjackers appear at your windows brandishing handguns and attack dogs.

PROCEDURE: Start with gun loaded to division capacity, placed on the passenger seat and covered. Shooter is sitting in drivers seat with arms crossed on chest, back of head touching seatback.

At the signal, open drivers door and engage T1 (clamshell) and T2-T3 out the passenger window. Then, engage T4 – T7, and S1 & S2 out the drivers side in tactical priority, using the vehicle as cover.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
16
TARGETS: 7 IDPA, 2 Steel, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Until It Falls
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Joe Truesdale

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Venezuela’s Iglesias Wins High International At IDPA National Championship

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:45
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TULSA, Okla. – Venezuela’s Nelso Lopez Iglesias topped a field of shooters representing 9 foreign nations and the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico to claim the High International title this past weekend at the IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Iglesias, who competed as a Master in the Enhanced Service Pistol division, outpaced Costa Rica’s Rodrigo Carvajal by 2.69 seconds to take the title with a final time of 277.12 seconds with 45 points down.

“IDPA is proud and honored to have hosted the outstanding competitors from across the globe that came to compete against America’s best at our 2013 U.S. National Championship. And it is with great pleasure that I congratulate, on behalf of all IDPA members, Venezuela’s Nelso Lopez Iglesias on winning this year’s High International title,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

In the race for High International, Carvajal, an SSP Master, finished with 279.81 (85) followed by Juan Carlos Gonzalez Valdez of Venezuela, an ESP Master, in third place with 280.95 (26). With just 26 points down, Gonzalez Valdez was honored with the Most Accurate award for the Championship.

Rounding out the top five were ESP Master Vrikson Acosta with 286.07 (79) in fourth and Miguel Angel Sanchez, an SSP Master, in fifth with 290.82 (69). Both are from Venezuela.

The 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship took place September 19-22 in Tulsa, Okla., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters. Among those competing were shooters from Argentina, Austria, Costa Rica, England, Finland, Italy, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico and Venezuela.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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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Panteao’s Tom Yost Takes IDPA National Senior Title

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:40
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TULSA, Okla. – Team Panteao’s Tom Yost took the High Senior title this past weekend at the IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Yost, who competed as a Master in Stock Service Pistol division, finished second in the division and sixth among all competitors with his final time of 251.09 seconds and 44 points down.

“Tom is one of the most active leaders in IDPA and when he’s not volunteering his time to improve and grow the sport, he’s out competing as one of our top shooters – and winning this year’s IDPA National Senior Champion title,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing 8.41 seconds behind Yost was the defending senior champion Scott Warren, an ESP Master, with 259.50 (61). Third place went to Matt Sims, a CDP Master, with 269.21 (57). Academi’s Bill Go, an SSP Master, finished fourth with 287.34 (47) followed by Team Smith & Wesson’s Jerry Miculek who won the ESR National Championship title with a time of 294.66 seconds with 76 points down.

The 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship took place September 19-22 in Tulsa, Okla., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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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15-Year-Old Ashley Rheuark Scores IDPA National Junior Title

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:35
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TULSA, Okla. – A rising star in IDPA, 15-year-old Ashley Rheuark claimed the High Junior title this past weekend at the IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Competing as a Master in the Enhanced Service Pistol division, Rheuark won the title with a final time of 327.89 seconds, shooting 61 points down.

“There’s no doubt that Ashley is the latest star to emerge in IDPA. Not only did this outstanding young lady hold off last year’s defending champion, but she also placed second among all the women competing this year,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “I expect we’ll see a lot more podium appearances from Ashley in the future.”

Placing second behind Rheuark was last year’s Junior National Champion, Austin Proulx, who competed as an Expert in the CDP division where he finished with a time of 380.82 with 119 points down. Third place went to Jorge Sleiman of Venezuela, an ESP Sharpshooter, with 420.81 and 144 points down. Riley Bahre, an SSP Sharpshooter, finished fourth with 497.33 (146).

The 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship took place September 19-22 in Tulsa, Okla., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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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Comp-Tac’s Randi Rogers Takes High Lady at IDPA National Championship

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:30
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TULSA, Okla. – Comp-Tac’s Randi Rogers – the newest member of Team Smith & Wesson – claimed yet another High Lady title with her dominating performance at this year’s IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Competing in the Stock Service Pistol division, Rogers finished as the third Master, fourth in the division and 11th overall on her way to winning the High Lady title with a final time of 262.59 seconds while shooting 66 points down.

“Randi Rogers may have won the High Lady title but her incredible performance this past weekend shows she’s not simply the top woman in the sport, but one of its top shooters – period,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Placing second behind Rogers in the race for High Lady was rising star Ashley Rheuark. A 15-year-old competing as an ESP Master, Rheuark won the High Junior title with her 327.89 (61). Third place went to Team RangeLog’s Colleen Vaccaro, and ESP Expert, with her 345.90 (88). Rounding out the top five were Norma Judith Legados, and ESP Master, with 347.54 (124), and Cindy Bowser, and ESP Expert, with 356.93 (65).

The 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship took place September 19-22 in Tulsa, Okla., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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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Panteao’s Vogel Remains Undefeated After Another IDPA National Title Win

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:25
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TULSA, Okla. – Team Panteao’s Bob Vogel continued his win streak to seven in a row with his victory in the Stock Service Pistol division this past weekend at the IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Vogel, who is a Distinguished Master in IDPA, has not been beaten at this event since 2007. With stage wins on 12 of the 17 stages, and the fastest overall time of any competitor in the match, Vogel took the title with his final time of 212.42 seconds and just 32 points down. Vogel also claimed the High Industry award.

“Right now nobody can beat Bob, and his dominating performance this weekend doesn’t give much hope to his challengers that this will change anytime soon,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in the SSP division went to Vogel’s Panteao teammate Tom Yost who not only finished first Master with 251.09 (44), but also won the High Senior title. Third place went to Christopher Keller, the second Master, with 259.71 (57). Rounding out the top five were Randi Rogers, now shooting for both Team Comp-Tac and Team Smith & Wesson, the third Master and High Lady winner with 262.59 (66), and Team RangeLog’s Deon Martin, fourth Master, with 269.94 (44).

Elsewhere in the division, David Orr took first Expert with 313.47 (76). Philip Bernard finished first Sharpshooter with 341.78 (113). Shawn Bevenue won first Marksman 437.05 (109). Taking home the High Distinguished Senior with 340.30 (89) was Scott Randolph, while Patrick Doyle was honored as the High Law Enforcement shooter with his final time of 275.52 (98).

The 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship took place September 19-22 in Tulsa, Okla., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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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Wilson Combat’s Glenn Shelby 3-Peats As IDPA's CDP National Champ

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:15
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TULSA, Okla. – For the third year in a row, Wilson Combat’s Glenn Shelby took the Custom Defensive Pistol division national title at the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) U.S. National Championship.

Shelby, who is one of the few Distinguished Masters in IDPA, captured the title for the third year in a row after taking six of 17 stage wins and posting a final time of 244.59 seconds, the fourth fastest overall time in the match, all while shooting just 30 points down.

“With three straight national championship wins, it’s pretty safe to say that when it comes to CDP, this is Glenn’s playground,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in CDP went to Matt Sims who finished first Master with 269.21 and 57 points down. Greg Martin, a Distinguished Master like Shelby, finished third in the division with 272.95 and 46 points down. Chris Chamberlin, the second Master, took fourth in the division with 275.45 (51), while Zeb Pomerenke, the third Master, rounded out the top five with 286.47 (56).

Elsewhere in CDP, Haneesh Bagga took first Expert with 324.72 (68), first Sharpshooter went to Craig Adams with 385.87 (121), and Randy Nance captured first Marksman with 452.59 (135). Alberto Soto of Costa Rica, the only international shooter competing in the division, finished 14th overall in CDP with 342.99 and 76 points down.

The 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship took place September 19-22 in Tulsa, Okla., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, 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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