US Nationals '13 Stage 10: Rodeo Round Count

by Editor 16. September 2013 17:00
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SCENARIO: You are watching the rodeo at the country fair when a militant group of “animals first” wack jobs start shooting up the place. Because of the crowd you are blocked in one aisle. Save your friends and neighbors.

PROCEDURE: Start sitting at P1, gun loaded and concealed. Hands on knees.

At the signal engage T1 – T9 with 2 rounds each. Use any IDPA approved reload. All targets must be shot in tactical priority.

 

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
18
TARGETS: 9 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Robert Ray

STAGE SPONSOR: Alien Gear Holsters
WEBSITE: www.AlienGearHolsters.com

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US Nationals '13 Stage 9: Ammo Shortage

by Editor 16. September 2013 14:00
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SCENARIO: You are locking up at your small gun store. Local thieves hear that you got in a shipment of ammo and decide the risk was worth trying to rob a gun store. Turns out they were coming in the front as well as the back.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1 gun loaded and concealed. Strong hand on keys in lock and support hand holding bank bag. All spare ammo must be in drawer.

At the signal, push open door and then engage T1-T3 with 2 rounds each in tactical priority while retreating to P2. Bank bag must be held while engaging first 3 targets. Open drawer at P2 then engage T4 with 3 rounds as it advances on you. Then engage T5-T8 with 2 rounds each in tactical priority.

 

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
17
TARGETS: 8 IDPA
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Best Three on T4
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Robert Ray and John May

STAGE SPONSOR: White Hat Holsters
WEBSITE: www.WhiteHatHolsters.com

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US Nationals '13 Stage 8: In The Garage

by Editor 16. September 2013 10:00
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SCENARIO: You are preparing for an IDPA match by double-checking the fit of your firearm in the official IDPA box. You hear a ruckus outside and look under your partially open garage door to see gang members attacking a person and their dog at the end of your driveway.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, gun unloaded and placed in box on bench. Magazines on bench adjacent to box. Hands on X’s.

At the signal, retrieve firearm and engage T1-T5 with 3 rounds each from low cover, through opening at garage door.

 

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
15
TARGETS: 5 IDPA, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Three On Target
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: Brian Ehrler

STAGE SPONSOR: GlockTriggers.com
WEBSITE: www.GlockTriggers.com

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IDPA Previewing U.S. National Championship Course Of Fire

by Editor 16. September 2013 09:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) U.S. National Championship kicks-off this Thursday bringing together the sport’s top shooters in a chase for the title in one of five divisions and 11 categories.

Fueled by the increased demand for concealed carry permits, IDPA remains the country’s fastest growing shooting sport. To give IDPA members and fans an inside look at the shooting challenges competitors will face at this year’s U.S. Nationals, the organization is previewing online all 17 stages of the championship.

“On Saturday we began previewing on IDPA’s website and Facebook page the stages of this year’s U.S. National Championship. Each day we will add a few more stages until all 17 are posted online for review before that match officially kicks off on Thursday,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

IDPA members and others interested in the scenarios and stage designs featured in this year’s match should visit the DOWN ZERO blog, the official blog of IDPA, or ‘Like’ IDPA’s Facebook page.

“We know that IDPA match directors all around the U.S., and in our more than 50 member nations, are always looking for new, challenging scenarios to incorporate into their own matches. Our hope is that course designers will see the site as a valuable resource to help them improve their local matches,” added Wilson.

Taking place September 19 thru 21 on the ranges of the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship is sponsored by Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CZ-USA, FNH-USA, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Ruger, Safariland, Smith & Wesson, Taurus and Wilson Combat, among others.

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 7: Children Of The Corn

by Editor 16. September 2013 08:00
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SCENARIO: You have taken your kids to a pumpkin patch and corn maze. The kids enter the maze ahead of you and encounter terror within. Rescue them!

PROCEDURE: Start with gun loaded, holstered and concealed. Both hands holding pumpkin.

At the signal, move through the maze and engage T1-T6 with 2 rounds on each. Use all available cover and any IDPA legal reload.

 

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
12
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 3 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: Wayne Ritchie

STAGE SPONSOR: Blade-Tech
WEBSITE: www.Blade-Tech.com

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FNH USA Sponsors IDPA’s U.S. National Championship

by Editor 16. September 2013 07:42
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that famed firearms maker FNH USA has added its name to the list of prominent companies sponsoring the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship taking place this week in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

FNH USA joins a veritable who’s who of firearms and shooting sports industry leaders supporting the match, including the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CZ-USA, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Nighthawk Custom, Ruger, Safariland, Smith & Wesson, Taurus and Wilson Combat.

“In recent years FNH USA has risen to the forefront of companies promoting the shooting sports here in America. As a major sponsor of IDPA’s 2013 U.S. National Championship, FNH USA continues its commitment to the American shooter with generous support for our flagship event,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

This year’s championship takes place September 19 thru 21 on the ranges of the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and officials expect to draw over 300 of the sport’s top competitors.

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 6: Jail Riot

by Editor 15. September 2013 17:00
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SCENARIO: You are at the County Jail with a church group dropping off cookies for the deputies when a riot breaks out. You’re unarmed but a guard is shot in front of you and you decide that turning the other cheek will only get your group killed.

PROCEDURE: Start kneeling at desk next to guards body.

At the signal while using low cover, retrieve guard’s gun. Engage T-1through T-8 with 2 rounds each. Engage PP1 with at least 1 round. All reloads must be made off of guard.

 

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
17
TARGETS: 8 IDPA, 1 Steel, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: Robert Ray

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

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US Nationals '13 Stage 5: In The Weeds

by Editor 15. September 2013 14:00
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SCENARIO: While on a weekend camping trip, your “youngun” goes off to fetch some more wood. He returns quicker than expected, running towards you with dogs chasing behind him. Turns out you picked the wrong part of the woods to camp in, because directly nearby is a marijuana grow field. The guerilla guards chase your child back to the camp to eliminate any and all witnesses.

PROCEDURE: Start Seated at P1, facing down range with strong hand stoking the fire, support hand on knee, gun loaded to division capacity and holstered.

At the signal, draw, and engage targets T1-T2 and pepper poppers PP1-PP3 (dogs), while remaining seated, in any order. Engage target T3 on the move to position P2. From low cover at P2 engage targets T4-T6 in tactical priority. All targets require 2 shots each and steel must fall.

 

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
15
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 3 Steel, 2 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Two On Target, Steel Must Fall
CONCEALMENT: Not Required

STAGE DESIGN: Darrell Sells

STAGE SPONSOR: Wolff Gunsprings
WEBSITE: www.Gunsprings.com

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US Nationals '13 Stage 4: The Hills Have Stills

by Editor 15. September 2013 10:00
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SCENARIO: You are doing a little back wood hiking when you stumble upon an Ozark moonshine still. The moonshiners don’t take to kindly to that and start shooting.

PROCEDURE: Start at P1, strong hand holding hiking stick. Gun loaded and concealed.

At the signal, advance to P2 while engaging T1 with 5 rounds in the lower scoring zone and 1 in the upper scoring zone. From P2 engage T2-T6 with 2 rounds each using all available cover.

 

SCORING: Vickers Count
ROUND COUNT:
16
TARGETS: 6 IDPA, 1 Non-Threat
SCORED HITS: Best Six on T1, Best Two On The Rest
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE DESIGN: John May & Robert Ray

STAGE SPONSOR: Safariland
WEBSITE: www.Safariland.com

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US Nationals '13 Stage 3: Dinner Disaster

by Editor 14. September 2013 17:00
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SCENARIO: You are having a nice dinner with a friend. Unfortunately the restaurant is the target of a local gang. The only cover is what you can make.

PROCEDURE: Start sitting at P1, gun loaded and concealed. Hands on table at X’s.

At the signal engage T1 with 2 rounds then flip over the table for cover. From cover (either squatting or low cover) engage T2 – T6 with 2 rounds each.

 

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

STAGE DESIGN: John May

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

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