Harris Publications Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 30. October 2014 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Harris Publications, a leading publisher of special interest publications and owner of such titles as Combat Handguns and the popular websites Tactical-Life.com and PersonalDefenseWorld.com, will once again be a major sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“Harris Publication continues to be one of the leading voices in support of IDPA and competitive shooting. They are always ready to support our major matches and we are grateful for their sponsorship,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Harris Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, 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, Harris Publications 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 nearly 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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Bob Stonehill Named Assistant Match Director For S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 29. October 2014 10:27
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Brian Steskla, Match Director of the upcoming 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals, has named Bob Stonehill as Assistant Match Director for the championship. This is the second year in a row Stonehill is serving in this role.

The 2014 Back Up Gun Nationals will be hosted by Smith & Wesson, taking place on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center. The match runs November 6-8 and an estimated 300 top IDPA shooters are expected to contest the national title.

“Through his work at countless matches at both the local and national level, Bob is well known among many of our competitors and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to help make the 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals another great championship event,” said Brian Steskla.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the nearly 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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Wilson Combat Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 29. October 2014 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Wilson Combat, the renowned manufacturer of 1911 pistols, will be one of the returning major sponsors of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome back Wilson Combat as one of the major sponsors of this year’s Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Wilson Combat joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Kimber, the Sig Sauer Academy, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Wilson Combat will sponsor the range hospitality room during 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 nearly 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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Cleaning Airguns Just Got Easier Thanks To Bore-whips From Swab-its

by Editor 28. October 2014 11:14
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Swab-its®, makers of the popular Bore-tips® and Gun-tips® firearms cleaning swabs, announces all new Bore-whips™, the lint-free and reusable foam swabs designed specifically for cleaning .17 air guns and firearms.

“As a long-time competitive shooter, I know the importance of maintaining your equipment for peak performance. Effectively cleaning air rifles has always been a challenge up until now. With new Bore-whips, shooters of all ages can easily and quickly clean their .17 caliber air rifles and pistols regardless of design,” said Michele Makucevich of Swab-its.

Bore-whips Features:

– Tight bore-fitting 360-degree cleaning surface
– One piece pull-through design
– Functions as an empty chamber indicator
– Lint-free
– Washable and reusable
– Available in packs of three
– Part # 42-0017
– MSRP $9.99

Bore-whips, along with Bore-tips and Gun-tips, provide gun owners with superior firearms cleaning versatility giving hunters, sportsmen, and gunsmiths the ability to protect and preserve their firearms like never before.

With Swab-its, you Clean It Like You Mean It.

For more information on Bore-whips and the complete line of Swab-its lint free, reusable gun cleaning swabs, visit www.Bore-tips.com.

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Comp-Tac Returns To Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 28. October 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for competition and concealed carry, has returned to join the growing list of major sponsors supporting the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

Comp-Tac joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Kimber, the Sig Sauer Academy, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Comp-Tac will sponsor one of the 14 stages of the course of fire.

“Comp-Tac has been a tremendous supporter of IDPA over the years and has sponsored countless matches, including our national championships. We’re grateful to have Comp-Tac’s continued support for this year’s Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

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 nearly 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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Kimber Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 24. October 2014 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Kimber, an American company that designs and manufactures premium firearms for sporting, law enforcement and military markets, has joined the growing list of major sponsors supporting the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

Kimber joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the Sig Sauer Academy, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Kimber will sponsor one of the 14 stages of the course of fire.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Kimber as one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals. Kimber is a well known brand among IDPA members and 1911 fans alike, and we’re grateful to have their support at this year’s championship,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

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 nearly 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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Starline Brass Set To Appear On Fox Business Network

by Editor 23. October 2014 15:20
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Starline, America’s leading handgun brass manufacturer, is proud to announce it will be presented in an upcoming production of Manufacturing Marvels®, airing on The Fox Business Network® at approximately 8:30-8:44p.m. CST on Monday, October 27.

Produced by award winning producers Bob and Jerry May and narrated by nationally acclaimed voice talent John Criswell, the 2-minute Manufacturing Marvels® production spotlights Starline among American manufacturers in a multitude of industries, and is scheduled to air this week.

Marvel Production Group, LLC (MPG) visited the Starline manufacturing facility in Sedalia, MO on October 13, where they were immersed in the company’s production and manufacturing methods. While on-site, MPG saw the extensive series of steps each piece of Starline brass goes through before being shipped out. MPG also saw Starline’s custom tooling, which enables them to manufacture over 80 different cartridge cases to the highest quality standards.

“We were extremely excited when Manufacturing Marvels® approached us about featuring Starline on their production. We thought this would be an excellent opportunity to show the world how much attention and detail goes into making a piece of cartridge brass,” said Robert Hayden Jr., Vice President of Starline. “From raw material to finished product, our tooling and processes are one-of-a-kind. We’re proud to have our plant showcased on Manufacturing Marvels® on The Fox Business Network®.”

After its air date, the video will be featured on Starline’s YouTube Channel and www.starlinebrass.com. There are already several videos on their website about handloading ammunition for beginning and expert reloaders, cleaning used brass, and informative videos about high performance cartridge cases.

Starline is a family owned business that prides itself on producing the highest quality brass cases available. For more than 30 years, Starline’s unique manufacturing process and commitment to their team of employees has distinguished Starline from the competition.

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XS Sight Systems Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 23. October 2014 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, has joined the growing list of returning major sponsors supporting the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

XS Sight Systems joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, XS Sight Systems will sponsor one of the 14 stages of the course of fire.

“IDPA is very pleased to again be working with XS Sights in promoting the shooting sports. Thanks to their continued and generous support the 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals are shaping up to be another great championship event,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

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 nearly 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 Tactical Specialties, 10-8 Performance Introduce M&P Replacement Base Pads

by Editor 22. October 2014 09:30
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LOS OSOS, Calif. – Apex Tactical Specialties and 10-8 Performance have teamed up to introduce polymer replacement base pads for owners of the popular Smith & Wesson M&P pistol.

Improving on the original factory version, the Apex 10-8 M&P Base Pad and Retainer Set features a low profile design that dramatically reduces snagging on clothing and while drawing from magazine pouches. Its scalloped front and sides make it easier to grip the seated magazine when removing it from the pistol frame. The heavy-duty polymer construction provides for added durability and the 10 numbered dimples allow for easy identification when working with multiple magazines.

The Apex 10-8 M&P Base Pad incorporates Apex’s patent pending retainer plate design which utilizes a split locking stud that secures the base pad to the magazine and prevents lateral movement and unintentional unlocking that can lead to catastrophic disassembly upon impact.

“The new Apex 10-8 M&P Base Pad and Retainer Set is ideal for the competitive and recreational shooter. Those using their M&P pistol for everyday carry, or on duty, will appreciate both its low profile, snag-free design as well as the durable polymer construction,” explained Scott Folk, vice president at Apex Tactical Specialties.

Sold in packs of four, the new Apex 10-8 M&P Base Pad and Retainer are available now from ApexTactical.com.

Features and Specifications:
– Low profile design (15% shorter) reduces snagging on clothing and while drawing from magazine pouches
– Scalloped front and sides allow for easy gripping while removing from the frame
– Heavy duty polymer construction provides for added durability
– 10 numbered dimples for easy magazine identification
– Patent pending retainer plate design
– Split locking stud prevents lateral movement and unintentional unlocking that could result in catastrophic disassembly of the magazine
– Fits Smith & Wesson M&P full length pistol magazine bodies in 9mm, .40 S&W or .357 Sig
– Easy to install (watch the installation video)
– Does not increase ammunition capacity of any M&P magazine
– Weighs .24oz (Base Pad and Retainer Plate)
– Apex Part #: 100-036
– MSRP: $34.95 for a pack of four

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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Colt Again Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 22. October 2014 07:20
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – American gun making icon Colt has signed on as one of the returning major sponsors of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

Colt joins Apex Tactical Specialties, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Colt will sponsor one of the 14 stages of the course of fire.

“The name Colt is synonymous with defensive handguns, whether for the military or personal use, making them a natural partner for IDPA. We’re very grateful for Colt’s continued sponsorship of this important national championship event,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

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 nearly 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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