Here Come The Gun Cats...

by Editor 1. October 2012 10:01
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Thanks to help from IDPA members, and shooters like Team Smith & Wesson's Julie Golob, the UVM Gun Cats have won Action Target's September Steel Target Giveaway with a last minute push for votes. Above is a shot of the shotgun team members reacting to news that they now have to shoot IDPA (with S&W firearms of course). Look for them at the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship. Lucky for them, they already have concealment vests.

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On To Nationals: Update On The Campeonato Internacional

by Editor 21. September 2012 14:27
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Halfway through day 3 of the 2012 IDPA National Championships and the news in the International Championship race is the DQ of David Bento, the Venezuelan shooter who was the odds on favorite to defend his 2011 title. This opens up the race. Here are the current top five:

316.21 (137) - Vrikson Acosta ESP/EX, Team Venezuela
318.11 (119) - Rodrigo Carvajal ESP/MA, Team Costa Rica
333.73 (153) - Ricardo Zanotti ESP/MA, Team Venezuela
335.77 (86) - Maximino Rivera SSP/MA, Team Puerto Rico
335.81 (124) - Jose Rivera SSP/MA, Team Puerto Rico

Nelso Lopez Iglesias and Juan Carlos Gonzalez of Venezuela are both out on the range right now shooting in the afternoon relay so won't know until later how their scores compare with those of the current leaders.

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On To Nationals: Results After Day 2

by Editor 21. September 2012 06:36
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After the second day of competition at the 2012 IDPA Nationals, where shooters hit all 16 stages in a one-day format, defending ESP champ James McGinty has staked his claim to a second consecutive title by holding off such top guns as Scott Warren and Taran Butler. But with several more of IDPA's ESP big dogs stepping onto the range today, whether or not McGinty's lead will hold is anybody's guess.

Here is a look at the current standings and the top-five overall in each division.

CDP Division
250.23 (42) - David Olhasso (DM)
286.70 (69) - Chris Chamberlain (MA)
292.08 (70) - Matt Simms (MA)
299.20 (60) - Chris Donovan (EX)
308.54 (100) - David Girardin (MA)

ESP Division
262.90 (78) - James McGinty (DM)
264.96 (79) - Scott Warren (MA)
266.50 (83) - Russell Poole III (MA)
291.09 (113) - Taran Butler (DM)
301.90 (124) - Greg Panzl (MA)

SSP Division
276.20 (69) - David McDonald (MA)
284.54 (80) - Patrick Doyle (MA)
285.04 (50) - Dean Brevit (MA)
301.14 (78) - Craig Fitzhugh (MA)
313.72 (106) - Steve Koski (MA)

ESR Division
298.14 (75) - Jerry Miculek (DM)
396.26 (167) - Toni Dandreamatteo (MA)
414.94 (127) - Emilio Franco, Jr. (SS)
526.95 (224) - Irvin Earles (EX)
529.45 (144) - Berry Williams (SS)

SSR Division
338.59 (52) - Kirk Crego (MA)
361.09 (102) - Tom Becker (MA)
454.53 (180) - William Williamson (EX)
493.57 (180) - Mark Skenarik (EX)
498.72 (118) - Richard Fletcher (SS)

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On To Nationals: Results After Day 1

by Editor 20. September 2012 09:20
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The results are in from the first day of competition at the 2012 IDPA National Championships with just under 70 shooters having shot all or part of the match. Here are the leaders in each of the five divisions.

CDP Division

299.20  (60) - Chris Donovan (EX)
322.41 (119) - Daren Kirts (MA)

 

ESP Division

313.53  (74) - Robert Holleman (MA)
318.11 (119) - Rodrigo Carvajal (MA)

 

SSP Division

285.04  (50) - Dean Brevit (MA)
313.72 (106) - Steve Koski (MA)

 

ESR Division

298.14  (75) - Jerry Miculek (DM)
396.26 (167) - Toni Dandreamatteo (MA)

 

SSR Division

493.57 (180) - Mark Sklenarik (EX)

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 16

by Editor 20. September 2012 08:20
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Say "Goodfellas" and the whole "You think I'm funny?" bit comes to mind. This ain't that. Stage 16 is called 'Goodfellas, Prelude' where you find yourself in the trunk of a car. This stage was designed by Dean Brevit and sponsored by Grand Power.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Rodrigo Carvajal.

SCENARIO: You have been beaten and tossed into the trunk of an automobile. You awaken and find a weapon in the trunk. Hearing voices outside you know you need to take action.

PROCEDURE: Start lying on your side in trunk of car. Gun, with 5 round magazine and all reloads are in trunk beside you. Gun starts with chamber empty. Strong hand is on trunk release handle.

At signal pull handle, retrieve gun and engage T1-T3 with 2 rounds each. Then engage T4-T5 with 2 rounds each in tactical priority.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 10
TARGETS: 5
CONCEALMENT: NOT Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Grand Power
WEBSITE: www.GrandPower.eu

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 14

by Editor 20. September 2012 08:15
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Overlooking the fact that nobody uses a pay phone anymore, stage 14 is called 'Hold the Phone!' where you find yourself using...a pay phone. Designed by Frank Glover this is the second stage of the match sponsored by Cheaper Then Dirt!

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Dean Brevit.

SCENARIO: You are using the pay phone outside a local museum when “Little Willie’s” gang attacks again.

PROCEDURE: Start standing at P1, loaded and holstered facing telephone, holding receiver to ear with strong hand. At signal, HANG UP the phone, turn, draw and engage T1-T3 with 2 rounds each while moving to cover. From cover at P2 engage T4-T7 with 2 rounds each in tactical priority.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 14
TARGETS: 7
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Cheaper Than Dirt!
PHONE: 800-421-8047
WEBSITE: www.CheaperThanDirt.com
TWITTER: @CheaperThanDirt
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/CheaperThanDirt

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 13

by Editor 20. September 2012 08:10
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Designed by Dean Brevit, this stage is called 'Had A Long Day, Don't Need This.' Here's hoping this isn't your last stage of the day during the competition.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Dean Brevit.

SCENARIO: Just getting home after a long day at work, you discover a home invasion in progress.

PROCEDURE: Start standing beside open door of vehicle at P1. At signal close car door and engage T1-T3 with 3 rounds each in tactical sequence (1-1-3-2-2) while retreating to cover at P2. From P2 engage T4-T5 with 3 rounds each in tactical priority. If needed T1-T3 may be re-engaged from cover at P2.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 15
TARGETS: 5
CONCEALMENT: Required

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 12

by Editor 20. September 2012 08:05
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Not this again.... Stage 12 is called 'Return to the Cemetery of Lost Souls' where you are forced to dig your own grave. Sponsored by Comp-Tac Victory Gear, the stage was designed by Frank Glover.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Daren Kirts.

SCENARIO: Once more you are forced to dig your own grave. You definitely need to start hanging out with a better class of people.

PROCEDURE: Start standing in grave, facing up range, holding shovel in both hands. Gun downloaded to 3 rounds and all reloads in bag. At signal knock down popper with shovel, then retrieve handgun and engage T1 with 2 rounds to the body and then 1 round to the head. Then engage T2-T7 with a minimum of 2 rounds each in tactical priority.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND  COUNT: 15
TARGETS: 7
CONCEALMENT: NOT Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Comp-Tac Victory Gear
WEBSITE: www.Comp-Tac.com
TWITTER: @CompTac
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/CompTac

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 11

by Editor 20. September 2012 08:00
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'Dog Pack Attack' is exactly as it sounds. This camping trip gone bad was designed by Frank Glover and is sponsored by Tactical Knives magazine from Harris Publications.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Daren Kirts.

SCENARIO: You are on a camping trip, busy making kindling, when you are suddenly attacked by wild dogs.

PROCEDURE: Start loaded and holstered kneeling, facing up-range with hatchet in strong hand. Hatchet head must be touching wood. At signal turn, throw hatchet at nearest dog then engage T1-T6 with 2 rounds each in tactical sequence (1-1-1-1-1-2-1-1-1-1-1).

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 12
TARGETS: 6
CONCEALMENT: Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Harris Publications' Tactical Knives
WEBSITE: www.Tactical-Life.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/HarrisPublications

 

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On To Nationals: Preview of Stage 10

by Editor 20. September 2012 07:30
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Lazing the day away in your lawn swing isn't as easy as it would seem. 'Just Swinging' was designed by Dean Brevit and is sponsored by Combat Handguns magazine from Harris Publications.

CSO: Your CSO for this stage will be Terry Burba.

SCENARIO: You are just chillin’ in your lawn swing when 3 guys attempt to abduct your child. Handle it.

PROCEDURE: Start lying on your back in the swing (P1). Your loaded gun and all reloads are on table. At signal engage T1-T3 with 3 rounds each in tactical sequence (1-1-3-2- 2), then with 1 round to each head. All shots are to be fired while lying on swing.

SCORING: Vickers
ROUND COUNT: 12
TARGETS: 3
CONCEALMENT: NOT Required

STAGE SPONSOR: Harris Publications' Combat Handguns
WEBSITE: www.Tactical-Life.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/HarrisPublications

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