Registration Process for 2015 S&W Indoor Nationals

by Editor 1. December 2014 13:08
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Registration for the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals will open early for shooters that have competed in the match within the last six (6) years. Registration will begin at 12:00pm EST on Saturday, December 6, 2014. IDPA members that have competed in the championship in one or more of the last six years will receive one (1) priority point for each year they participated in the match. Competitors can check their priority points ranking on the match registration site.

Online registration will begin at 12:00pm EST Saturday afternoon, December 6 and proceed as follows:

12:00pm – Registration opens for shooters with five and six (5 & 6) priority points
1:00pm – Registration opens for shooters with three and four (3 & 4) priority points
2:00pm – Registration opens for shooters with one and two (1 & 2) priority points
3:00pm – General registration opens for all remaining shooters

If you have NOT competed in any of the last six (6) matches, you register after 3:00pm.

If you shot the match, you are already in the database. You just need to enter your IDPA number and the password listed at www.matchreg.com/sw/reg/priority. The password is case sensitive, on the LEFT side of the page.

The squad info is DATE/TIME stamped so Anyone registering BEFORE their allotted time will be DELETED.

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Apex Offers Free Shipping For Online Orders Nov. 26 Thru Dec. 1

by Editor 26. November 2014 07:45
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LOS OSOS, Calif. – Starting today, Wednesday, November 26, and running through Cyber Monday, December 1, Apex Tactical Specialties is offering free shipping on all orders from their online store at www.ApexTactical.com. In addition, any order over $100 will receive a free Apex embroidered patch.

The free shipping discount is automatic and no special coupon code is needed during checkout.

Take advantage of Apex’s free shipping to stock up on holiday gifts for your favorite shooter. With a wide selection of drop-in components for the Smith & Wesson M&P, M&P Shield and SD model pistols, and select Smith & Wesson revolvers, parts from Apex Tactical Specialties are designed to improve performance making them ideal for the shooter seeking every tactical or competitive advantage.

Shop the Apex online store today through Monday, December 1, to take advantage of the free shipping offer.

For more information on Apex parts and services, visit www.ApexTactical.com, like Apex Tactical on Facebook or follow @ApexTactical on Twitter. Instructional videos on the installation of Apex parts are available on Apex's YouTube channel.

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Just In Time For Black Friday Sale, Comp-Tac Victory Gear Offers Blue Kydex

by Editor 26. November 2014 07:30
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HOUSTON, Texas – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of concealed carry, general range use and competition holsters is offering 20% off all products starting Wednesday, November 26th , through Monday, December 1st, 2014. Customers can enter the code: THANKS-2020 during check out to receive the discount on all products including the brand new Kydex color: Blue.

“Everyone is having a sale this holiday season, but Comp-Tac wanted to do something special. This year, in addition to our Black Friday sale, we have also brought on a brand new Kydex color. Now you can get the best gear, during our biggest sale of the year, in the color of your choice,” commented Gordon Carrell, General Manager at Comp-Tac.

The Blue Kydex is available in all outside the waistband products offered by Comp-Tac including:

International Holster
Paddle Holster
Single Magazine Pouch
Single Magazine Pouch- Tek-Lok
Twin Magazine Pouch-Belt Clip
Twin Magazine Pouch- Paddle
Belt Feed
AR Magazine Pouch
AR Magazine Pouch Tek-Lok
Flashlight Holders
Pepper Spray Carriers

“Many firearm users prefer to accessorize their gear with different options and colors. Comp-Tac Victory Gear wants to give all customers the option to choose gear that compliments their unique and individual preferences. By expanding our Kydex colors we can help more people get gear made just for them,” explained Randi Rogers, sales and marketing manager for Comp-Tac.

The Blue Kydex compliments Comp-Tac’s already wide variety of color options including; black, pink, purple and red. All Kydex colors are the same price making it simple and easy for customers to order their favorite color.

For more information on the full line of Comp-Tac holsters and gear, visit www.Comp-Tac.com, follow Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac, Twitter at @CompTac or visit our Blog.

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Voodoo Tactical Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 5. November 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Voodoo Tactical, maker of tactical gear and clothing for military, law enforcement, and serious civilian operators, has joined the growing list of major sponsors supporting the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“IDPA is proud to welcome Voodoo Tactical as a major sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Voodoo Tactical joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Kimber, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Self Defense Association, the Sig Sauer Academy, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their sponsorship, Voodoo Tactical will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 members competing each week, 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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Self Defense Assn. Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 5. November 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The Self Defense Association (SDA), which provides training and educational resources, up-to-date information on state firearms laws, and financial support to such organizations as Project Child-Safe, has once again signed on as a major sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“We are thrilled to have the Self Defense Association back supporting this year’s Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals and deeply appreciate their generous sponsorship of this and other IDPA matches,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The Self Defense Association joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Kimber, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Sig Sauer Academy, Springfield Armory, Voodoo Tactical, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their sponsorship, SDA will be sponsoring a hospitality room.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 members competing each week, 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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Apex Helping Brownells Give Thanks To Customers Today

by Editor 5. November 2014 06:30
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LOS OSOS, Calif. – Apex Tactical Specialties has donated some of their most popular items to be given away to customers today, Wednesday, November 5, during the Brownells “30 Days of Thanks.”

As part of the Brownells “30 Days of Thanks” promotion, an assortment of Apex products including the popular Armorer’s Block, the Shield Duty/Carry Action Enhancement Trigger & Kit, and the M&P Polymer Forward Set Sear & Trigger Kit will be given away throughout the day.

“I am a Brownells customer. Apex is a Brownells customer. Ever since getting my start in gunsmithing, Brownells has been part of my business and we are very proud to participate in the Brownells “30 Days of Thanks” as our way of saying thanks to Brownells for all they have done to support Apex Tactical Specialties,” said Randy Lee, president of Apex.

Throughout the entire month of November Brownells is giving thanks and celebrating its customers by giving away free gifts and prizes. Brownells will announce a new prize each day in November, along with the reason for thanks.

Customers must enter every day for a chance to win that day’s prize. They can enter by clicking “Like” on the Brownells Facebook page, then filling out the sweepstakes form. Customers without a Facebook membership may enter through the “30 Days of Thanks” page on the Brownells website.

Customers who don’t win a prize still qualify for special discounts on featured products.

New prizes will be announced daily at 9 AM (CST). Winners will be announced the following day at 12 PM (CST). Friday, Saturday and Sunday winners will be named at 12PM (CST) on Mondays. The celebration ends November 30, 2014.

For more information on Brownells, visit www.brownells.com. For more information on Apex parts and services, visit www.ApexTactical.com.

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Brownells Back To Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 4. November 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™ − has returned as one of the major sponsors of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“Brownells has always been dedicated to the shooting sports, and particularly IDPA. We can’t thank the folks at Brownells enough for their continued and very generous sponsorship of the Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Brownells joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Kimber, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Sig Sauer Academy, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their sponsorship, Brownells will be providing lunch to all competitors each day of the match.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 members competing each week, 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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NSSF Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 4. November 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, has returned as one of the major sponsors of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“We are very pleased to welcome back NSSF as our banquet sponsor for the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

NSSF joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Kimber, the Sig Sauer Academy, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 members competing each week, 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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Springfield Armory Sponsoring Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 2. November 2014 17:14
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Springfield Armory, one of the best known names in competition shooting, has returned as one of the major sponsors of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“Springfield Armory is consistently one of the companies most supportive of the shooting sports and over the years has been generous in their support of IDPA,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Springfield Armory joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Kimber, the Sig Sauer Academy, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Springfield Armory will sponsor the registration hospitality suite provide for all competitors.

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 6-8 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 members competing each week, 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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Federal Premium Signs Champion Shooter Julie Golob as Brand Ambassador

by Editor 31. October 2014 16:24
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Federal Premium® Ammunition is proud to announce it has partnered with champion shooter Julie Golob. The accomplished U.S. Army veteran will showcase Federal Premium as a sponsored shooter and serve as a brand ambassador.

“We’re excited and honored to welcome Julie to our team,” said Federal Premium Marketing Director Jason Nash. “Her background and accomplishments are impressive. She fits our brand perfectly and relates well to the next generation of shooters.”

Golob has won more than 120 championship titles in seven different action-shooting disciplines, making her one of the most accomplished professional shooters in the world. The mother of two most recently returned to the International Practical Shooting Confederation’s World Handgun Championships. This competition marked her fifth World Shoot. Golob was the top American finisher in the ladies production pistol division, despite the fact she took a significant amount of time off from training and competing to be with her six and 18-month old daughters. Golob placed third and also helped Team USA take home a bronze medal.

She is also the author of “SHOOT: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition.” The book serves as a valuable resource for current shooting-sports enthusiasts and is an excellent guide for newcomers.

Golob is also a proud veteran. She joined the U.S. Army’s Action Shooting Team in 1995, and was named its Female Athlete of the Year in 1999. Today, when she isn’t shooting competitively, she spends her time hunting and sharing recipes she has created using wild game.

“Julie loves to shoot and share her experiences in competition shooting, hunting and the outdoors,” Nash said. “She excels at encouraging others, especially women, to give these activities a try. We couldn’t be happier to have her on board to promote our products and the shooting sports.”

As part of the partnership, Golob will use Federal Premium ammunition in competition and on hunts. She will also wear the Federal Premium logo prominently on her competition shooting shirt and represent the brand in marketing materials.

For more on Federal Premium, go to www.federalpremium.com.

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