Team Smith & Wesson’s Josh Lentz Takes SSR National Title

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:10
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TULSA, Okla. – Team Smith & Wesson’s Josh Lentz captured the national Stock Service Revolver division title this past weekend at the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Lentz, who is one of the shooters ranked a Distinguished Master in the SSR division, took top honors on five of the 17 stages to finish with a final time of 327.75 seconds and 54 points down.

“With his teammate Jerry Miculek, Josh delivered a one-two punch in the revolver divisions for Team Smith & Wesson. He’s an extraordinarily talented wheelgunner and I’m sure we’ll see several more SSR national trophies added to Josh’s trophy case in the coming years,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing over 18 seconds behind Lentz in second place was fellow Distinguished Master Joseph Linskey who completed the match in a time of 346.23 seconds with 49 points down. Third place went to the other Distinguished Master in the championship, Kirk Crego, the defending champion. Crego posted a final time of 352.73 with 77 points down.

Rounding out the top five were Jess Christensen, the first Master, in fourth with 355.78 (81), and Tom Becker, second Master, in fifth with 363.20 (88). Elsewhere in the division Steve Duich claimed first Expert with 382.99 (71), Bill Schroll won first Sharpshooter with 413.66 (62), and Phil Torres took first Marksman with 531.55 (90). Juan Cheng, the only international shooter in the division, finished second Expert with 392.21 (75).

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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Team ITI’s Brandon Wright Wins IDPA ESP National Title

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:05
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TULSA, Okla. – Team ITI’s Brandon Wright claimed the national Enhanced Service Pistol division title this past weekend at the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship.

Ranked a Distinguished Master in IDPA, Wright finished the match in 225.69 seconds, the second fastest overall time in the competition, while shooting only 51 points down.

“After winning the ESP title at the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals earlier this year, Brandon is putting shooters on notice that if they want the trophy they’ll have to get past him to collect it,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Coming in second place behind Wright was fellow Team ITI member Morgan Allen who took first Master with 241.85 (62). Matt Mink, the CZ-USA shooter and defending champion, placed third with 246.69 (27). Wilson Combat’s Eric Fuson, second Master, finished fourth with 253.08 (36) followed by A.J. Stuart, third Master, with 255.70 (55).

Elsewhere in the division, Andrew Steele won first Expert, and took home the High Veteran award, with his 290.23 (66) finish. Jim Bone claimed first Sharpshooter with 349.12 (63), while Randy Smith finished first Marksman with 343.53 (84).

Nelso Lopez Iglesias of Venezuela won the High International title finishing eighth overall in the division with 277.12 (45). 15-Year-old Ashley Rheuark won High Junior and finished second among all women competing with her time of 327.89 seconds and 61 points down. John Strayer captured the High Press title with 320.93 (44).

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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Another Rainy Match, Another National IDPA Title For Team Smith & Wesson’s Miculek

by Editor 25. September 2013 07:00
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TULSA, Okla. – Once again the world’s best revolver shooter, Jerry Miculek, found himself shooting through the rain, and just like last year did so all the way to another national Enhanced Service Revolver division title with his dominating performance in the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Miculek won with a time of 294.66 seconds and 76 points down. Taking stage wins on 12 of the 17 stages, Miculek outpaced his nearest competitor by 114.29 seconds.

“With the regularity that Jerry Miculek wins matches, I’m beginning to think he’s less of a shooter and more of a force of nature. Despite the off and on rain, Jerry shot undeterred and picked up yet another IDPA National Championship title,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in the division went to Wayne Ritchie who finished first Expert with 408.95 and 73 points down. Darrell Sells placed third in the division to take first Sharpshooter with 424.76 and 112 points down. T.J. Milam, the first Master, was fourth with 427.99 and 149 points down, while Deon Greenwood, second Expert, rounded out the top five with 440.91 with 176 points down.

Elsewhere in the division, Brad Ludolph claimed first Marksman honors with his time of 493.52 seconds with 142 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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US Nationals '13 Stage 17: Stranglehold

by Editor 18. September 2013 08:00
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SCENARIO: You have been invited to attend a small, intimate Ted Nugent concert as a backstage VIP. However, militant animal rights activists attack The Nuge and assault concert goers. Defend Uncle Ted and his fans.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, gun loaded and concealed, strong arm at full extension above your head.

At the signal, draw your gun and engage T1-T3 with 3 rounds each in tactical priority.

 

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
9
TARGETS: 3 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Three On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: John May & Robert Ray

STAGE SPONSOR: Safariland
WEBSITE: www.Safariland.com

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US Nationals '13 Stage 16: Leaving On A Jet Plane

by Editor 18. September 2013 07:00
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SCENARIO: You are flying to an IDPA match when terrorists take over the jet. An air marshal seated next to you starts to intervene and gets shot. A terrorist leans over to take the marshal’s gun and you see your chance.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, your gun loaded and on dummy. Strong hand holding “strike pen” both hands touching knees.

At the signal, drive your Tactical Pen into T1. Pick up the gun and engage T2-T4 with 2 rounds each in tactical priority from low cover.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
6
TARGETS: 3 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: John May and Robert Ray

STAGE SPONSOR: Sig Sauer
WEBSITE: www.SigSauer.com

 

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US Nationals '13 Stage 15: Standards

by Editor 17. September 2013 20:00
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SCENARIO: Basic skills test.

PROCEDURE: Start at position indicated per string, gun loaded to capacity unless otherwise noted. Hands naturally at sides. No cover garment required.

String 1: From P3 starting facing up range and only 6 rounds in gun. Engage T1-T3 with 2 rnds each lower scoring zone, preform a reload and re-engage T1-T3 with 2 rnds each lower scoring zone.

String 2: From P2, engage T1-T3 with 2 rnds each lower scoring zone, strong hand only.

String 3: From P2, engage T1-T3 with 3 rnds each lower scoring zone then re-engage with 1 rnd each upper scoring zone.

String 4: From P1, engage T1-T3 with 2 rnds each upper scoring zone with strong hand only.

String 5: From P1, engage T1-T3 with 2 rnds each lower scoring zone, support hand only.

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
42
TARGETS: 3 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best Two (or Three) On Target
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: John May and Robert Ray

STAGE SPONSOR: Heckler & Koch
WEBSITE: www.HK-USA.com

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US Nationals '13 Stage 14: Call The Shot

by Editor 17. September 2013 17:00
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SCENARIO: You are working in the backyard. Your child wonders out to the front yard and somebody attempts to kidnap him/her.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, gun loaded and concealed. Hands on rake at X’s, rake head touching mark.

At the signal, draw and move to P2. Engage T1 with 2 rounds to the lower scoring zone and 1 to the upper. You may engage from P2 or choose to move to P3 to be closer or to open up the shot.

 

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 4 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Three On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: John May and Robert Ray

STAGE SPONSOR: Ruger
WEBSITE: www.Ruger.com

 

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US Nationals '13 Stage 13: Wrong House

by Editor 17. September 2013 14:00
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SCENARIO: You hear a knock at the door late one evening. You go to answer it. As you turn on the hall light the door is kicked open. Stop the home invasion.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1 gun loaded and concealed. Right hand on wall switch.

At the signal, turn on switch then draw and engage T1-T3 with 2 rounds each. Move to P2 and engage T4 with 2 rounds.

 

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
8
TARGETS: 4 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: John May and Robert Ray

STAGE SPONSOR: Comp-Tac Victory Gear
WEBSITE: www.Comp-Tac.com

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US Nationals '13 Stage 12: Smokey And The Bandits

by Editor 17. September 2013 10:00
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SCENARIO: While BBQing in your back yard, several thugs head into your neighborhood to cause trouble. One jumps the fence heading straight towards you in a sadistic rage; you then realize they have the neighbor kids surrounded in their back yard after hearing screams of terror.

PROCEDURE: Start Standing at P1, facing up range, strong hand holding cooking utensil with utensil touching the grill, support hand touching knob. Gun loaded to division capacity, holstered and concealed.

At the signal, turn, draw and engage targets T1-T2 while moving to P2. From cover at P2 engage targets T3-T6, in tactical priority (barricade order). All targets require 3 shots each.

 

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Three On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Ricky Gilbert

STAGE SPONSOR: Academi
WEBSITE: www.Academi.com

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US Nationals '13 Stage 11: Tea Party Terror

by Editor 17. September 2013 05:15
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SCENARIO: You attending a 2nd Amendment rally hosted by the local Tea Party. Rabid gun grabbers attack the peaceful protest with Molotov cocktails. You are stuck in the crowd and can not move much. Do what you can to help your friends.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, gun loaded and concealed, both hands are holding protest sign.

At the signal, drop sign and engage T1-T4 with 2 rounds each to the lowers scoring zone in tactical priority. Then re-engage with 1 round to each upper scoring zone.

 

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 4 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Three On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: John May and Robert Ray

STAGE SPONSOR: Ruger
WEBSITE: www.Ruger.com

 

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