IDPA Headquarters closed

by IDPA HQ 19. December 2014 07:45
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IDPA Headquarters will be closed for Christmas from Wednesday, Dec. 24th through Friday, Dec. 26th, and will reopen on Monday, Dec. 29th.

For the New Year, Headquarters will also be closed from Wednesday, Dec. 31st though Jan. 2nd, to reopen on Monday, Jan. 5th.

No packages of any type will be shipped out during that time, but new memberships, renewing memberships, new clubs, and renewing clubs will occur as those are automated processes. Membership and club affiliation packages, as well as Range Bag orders, will be shipped out as quickly as possible upon reopening.

We wish you a safe and happy holiday season!

Sincerely,

IDPA HQ staff

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Dates Set For 3rd Annual Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship

by Editor 19. December 2014 07:40
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HOUSTON, Texas – For the third year in a row Houston-based holster manufacturer Comp-Tac Victory Gear will be the title sponsor of the Lone Star State’s top IDPA match, the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

“As a proud Texas company, Comp-Tac is dedicated to supporting the Lone Star State’s shooting sports community and we are honored to once again be the title sponsor of the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship,” said Randi Rogers, sales and marketing manager for Comp-Tac.

Hosted by the Collin County IDPA club, the 2015 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas will take place on Sunday, May 24 at the Triple C Tactical Range in Cresson, Texas. The match will feature 12 stages with a round count of 205. Officials expect over 250 shooters to compete in this championship event sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association.

"The International Defensive Pistol Association is incredibly fortunate to be working with and have the support of great firearms industry brands like Comp-Tac," said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “Over the years Comp-Tac has been a tireless supporter of the shooting sports and IDPA in particular. Their sponsorship of the Republic of Texas Championship has made it one of the most popular matches in the country.”

Registration for the 2015 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will soon open. Those interested in competing in one of the premier championship events on the IDPA calendar are encouraged to register as early as possible as this match will sell out quickly.

For more information on the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship, or to see the full line of Comp-Tac Victory Gear holsters and accessories, visit www.Comp-Tac.com, like Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac, or follow @CompTac on Twitter.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 24,000 members competing each week, visit www.IDPA.com.

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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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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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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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