IDPA HQ Closed

by IDPA HQ 23. November 2016 16:50
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IDPA HQ will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving Holiday.  We will be back on Monday at 8am.  We wish you all a great Thanksgiving.

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IDPA HQ Closed

by IDPA HQ 9. September 2016 15:42
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The 2016 IDPA National Championship is here and IDPA HQ will be closed from September 10th through September 19th for the match.  We will re-open the office on September 20th.  Any emails or phone calls will be answered as soon as possible when we return.

Thank you

IDPA HQ

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Limited Time Only - 2016 IDPA US National Championship Polos

by IDPA HQ 29. July 2016 15:15
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By Pre-Order only! We are offering the 2016 US National Champ. Polo. These are the performance jersey's everyone loved last year and because we sold out on the first day we are offering them now through August 8th online. After that they will no longer be available. They will be available for pick-up at Nationals and shipping costs will be removed from your order before we process payment.

 

 

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IDPA Closed in Observance of Independence Day

by IDPA HQ 1. July 2016 15:45
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IDPA HQ will be closed Monday, July 4th for Independence Day. We will reopen on Tuesday, July 5th at 8 am.

We hope you have a great Independence Day.

Sincerely,

IDPA HQ staff

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Kimber to Sponsor 2015 IDPA World Championship

by Editor 4. September 2015 15:11
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YONKERS, N.Y., September 4, 2015 — Kimber, Mfg., Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of 1911­style pistols is proud to announce that it will be sponsoring the 2015 International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) World Championship.

Kimber joins Smith & Wesson, GLOCK, Blade­Tech, Voodoo Tactical, Walther, Shooters Connections, NSSF and Academi, in supporting the 2015 IDPA World Championship. As part of their support, Kimber will be the Match Shirt Sponsor.

Kimber will also be sending a member of its Shooting Team to compete in this year’s match. The Kimber Shooting Team is comprised of its own engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sales employees.

“Kimber is honored to be the defensive pistol choice of so many American gun owners,” said Richard Kirk, Kimber’s head of marketing & communications. “It makes sense to support the IDPA in helping to introduce recreational and competitive shooting sports to the thousands of new gun owners that emerge every year.”

The 2015 IDPA World Championship is considered the close of the IDPA season that draws over 300 of the best IDPA shooters to compete at the United States Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 2015 match will be held September 16­19. More information on the match can be found by visiting w​ww.idpa.com.​

Kimber Mfg., Inc. is an American company that designs and manufactures premium firearms for individual, sporting, law enforcement and military markets. Complete information on Kimber firearms, accessories and Less­Lethal products is available by visiting w​ww.kimberamerica.com or by calling (888) 243­4522. A detailed product catalog is available upon request. Kimber can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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IDPA Announces Elite Reloading Supplies As Latest Corporate Sponsor

by Editor 18. June 2015 18:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Elite Reloading Supplies has signed on as the latest corporate sponsor of IDPA.

Setting the highest standards for their products, Elite Reloading Supplies provides consistent, reloadable once-fired pistol and rifle brass at great prices making them a perfect fit for IDPA where upwards of 65% of the membership reloads their own ammunition.

“IDPA is proud to partner with Elite Reloading Supplies as our newest corporate sponsor,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for the International Defensive Pistol Assn.

Noting that more than 6 in 10 IDPA survey respondents indicated that they reload ammunition, primarily for handgun and rifle, Ray added, “Reloading is a major activity among IDPA members who invest a great deal annually on their equipment and shooting supplies. Now those reloading can turn to Elite Reloading Supplies and support a company that supports their sport.”

Elite Reloading Supplies is fired up about teaming up with IDPA. As a competition shooter, Elite founder, Jon Himler, knows what to aim for and a partnership with IDPA has been in his sights since day one. “IDPA members know what they want and won’t settle for anything less. I started this company because I knew I could meet those expectations at a cost that I believed should be possible,” Himler explains, “We don’t sell anything that I wouldn’t shoot myself!”

The Elite Reloading Supplies joins ACADEMI, Alien Gear Holsters, Gun World Magazine, Handguns Magazine, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Self Defense Association, Smith & Wesson, Target Is Moving, Trijicon and Wilson Combat as a corporate sponsor of IDPA providing major financial support for the organization.

Each year IDPA members in the United States spend upwards of $30 million annually on shooting equipment for the sport with the average amount (of estimated 2013 expenditures) totaling $1,580.83. Equipment purchased by IDPA members includes firearms, accessories, reloading equipment and components.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 24,000 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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IDPA Announces Self Defense Association As Latest Corporate Sponsor

by Editor 2. April 2015 07:10
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the Self Defense Association (SDA) has signed on as the latest corporate sponsor of IDPA.

“The Self Defense Association has partnered with IDPA to help expand an important segment of the broader shooting community. Our goal at IDPA is to reach out to new and existing firearms owners to encourage them to not only own guns, but to get out and shoot them in a safe, fun and challenging environment,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for the International Defensive Pistol Assn.

Noting that approximately 91% of IDPA members hold a concealed carry permit, Ray added, “besides being an exciting sport, regularly competing in IDPA matches can help a gun owner become more competent and confident in the use of their defensive firearm.”

"IDPA is a great match for the Self Defense Association. SDA members are concealed carry permit holders who understand the right and responsibility of carrying,” said Darryl Swagerty of the Self Defense Association. “IDPA offers an exciting forum with simulated “real world” self-defense scenarios our members can participate in to practice and improve their concealed carry skills.”

The Self Defense Association joins ACADEMI, Alien Gear Holsters, Gun World Magazine, Handguns Magazine, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson, Target Is Moving, Trijicon and Wilson Combat as a corporate sponsor of IDPA providing major financial support for the organization.

Each year IDPA members in the United States spend upwards of $30 million annually on shooting equipment for the sport with the average amount (of estimated 2013 expenditures) totaling $1,580.83. Equipment purchased by IDPA members includes firearms, accessories, reloading equipment and components.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 24,000 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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Vogel Extends Win Streak at Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. March 2015 16:44
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Bob Vogel, the top shooter in the International Defensive Pistol Association, extended his win streak at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals this past weekend by collecting the Stock Service Pistol division title for the eighth straight year.

Vogel won five of the 13 stages in the competition on his way to posting the fastest overall time of 181.15 seconds with just 32 points down. In addition to winning the SSP division, the Distinguished Master won the High Industry title.

“Bob is an unbelievable competitor with incredible shooting skills,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “Watching Bob shoot is to watch him put on a clinic, and at the same time a very humbling experience for those of us who can only dream of competing at that level.”

Finishing second behind Vogel was Ed Stettmeier who finished as the division’s first Master, and third overall, with a final time of 211.39 seconds with 70 points down. Mason Lane, the High Junior and the championship’s most accurate competitor, placed third in SSP and eighth overall with 228.26 and 31 points down. Rounding out the top five were James Meyers who took High Law Enforcement with 237.12 (49) and Derek Zevada with 237.30 (82).

Elsewhere in the SSP division, Randi Rogers won the High Lady title with 247.46 (75). Ben West claimed first Master with 268.21 (74) while Anthony Spinelli took first Sharpshooter with 272.27 (69) and Joshua Bresett finished first Marksman with 328.35 (124).

Smith & Wesson has hosted the IDPA Indoor National Championship on the indoor ranges of their Shooting Sports Center for 18 years. One of the most popular matches on the IDPA competition calendar, the Indoor Nationals serves as the official start of the IDPA season.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor 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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Glenn Shelby Wins CDP Title at Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. March 2015 16:37
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Wilson Combat’s Glenn Shelby returned to the winner’s circle when he captured the Custom Defensive Pistol division title at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals this past weekend in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Shelby, who is the dominating force in his division, claimed the CDP title with his final time of 217.45 seconds while shooting just 39 points down. Overall, Shelby placed fourth among the 328 shooters competing in the annual championship.

“Glenn is a tremendous shooting talent and has been the leading CDP competitor in IDPA over the last few years. Winning the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, yet again, shows that 2015 is likely going to be another great year for Glenn,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in the division went to Smith & Wesson’s David Olhasso who finished sixth overall with 225.16 (65). Shelby’s Wilson Combat teammate Austin Proulx took first Master and finished 16th overall with 241.81 (72). Rounding out the top five were Team Colt’s Mark Redl who finished fourth in the division, 18th overall and claimed the High Senior title with 243.58 (71) while Chris Chamberlin placed fifth, and 20th overall, with 245.32 (70).

Elsewhere in the Custom Defensive Pistol division, Bob Biehl took first Expert with 268.23 (50), Andy Holton won first Sharpshooter with 335.97 (119) and Danielle Vermeulen claimed first Marksman with 398.74 (142).

Smith & Wesson has hosted the IDPA Indoor National Championship on the indoor ranges of their Shooting Sports Center for 18 years. One of the most popular matches on the IDPA competition calendar, the Indoor Nationals serves as the official start of the IDPA season.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor 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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Randi Rogers Wins Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals Ladies Title

by Editor 5. March 2015 16:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Randi Rogers of Team Comp-Tac and Team Smith & Wesson claimed the Ladies title at the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals this past weekend in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Rogers, who competed in the Stock Service Pistol division, finished with a final time of 247.46 seconds while shooting 75 points down. This is the seventh time Rogers has taken the Ladies title at the Indoor Nationals.

“Randi is one of the very best shooters in IDPA, and not just among the women. She holds multiple national and world titles in the shooting sports and we’re proud to recognize her among IDPA’s best,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing second behind Rogers was fellow Smith & Wesson shooter Julie Golob who also competed in the SSP division and shot the match in 267.52 seconds with 86 points down. Third place went to Enhanced Service Pistol division shooter Joanna Lenczewska with 314.61 (133). Katie Rowe finished fourth with 382.04 (161) in SSP while Danielle Vermeulen rounded out the top five shooting a final time of 398.74 (142) in the Custom Defensive Pistol division.

Smith & Wesson has hosted the IDPA Indoor National Championship on the indoor ranges of their Shooting Sports Center for 18 years. One of the most popular matches on the IDPA competition calendar, the Indoor Nationals serves as the official start of the IDPA season.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor 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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