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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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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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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FMG Publications Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 21. October 2014 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – FMG Publications, one of the leading magazine publishers catering to the firearms enthusiast and shooting sports participant, and owner of such well respected titles as American Handgunner and GUNS Magazine, has signed on as a returning sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

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

“FMG Publications has a long record of supporting the shooting sports, both in the pages of their various publications and through sponsorship of major matches. IDPA is very proud to once again be working with FMG Publications to bring our members another great Smith & Wesson 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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Sig Sauer Academy Returns To Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 20. October 2014 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The Sig Sauer Academy, one of the nation’s leading firearms training facilities offering a comprehensive program of more than 60 courses for the armed professional and responsible citizen, is returning as a major sponsor of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“The Sig Sauer Academy and its staff have an outstanding reputation throughout the industry. In addition to providing some of the best training available, the Sig Sauer Academy is a strong supporter of the shooting sports and we’re extremely pleased to have them returning as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

The Sig Sauer Academy joins Apex Tactical Specialties, GLOCK and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, the Sig Sauer Academy will host the reception prior to the Saturday evening awards banquet.

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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GLOCK Returns As Major Sponsor Of S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

by Editor 20. October 2014 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – GLOCK, the nation’s leading pistol provider to American law enforcement agencies and maker of some of the most popular pistols used in the shooting sports, is back as a major sponsor of one of IDPA’s most popular new championships, the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals.

“GLOCK continues to be a great partner for IDPA. Not only do they make the most popular pistol used in IDPA competition but they generously support matches all around the country. We are very pleased to once again be partnering with GLOCK on the popular Back Up Gun National Championship,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

GLOCK joins Apex Tactical Specialties, the Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, GLOCK 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 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 Sponsors S&W Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship

by Editor 16. October 2014 07:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Apex Tactical Specialties, a leading manufacturer of aftermarket parts and specialty services for revolvers, the Smith and Wesson line of M&P pistols, and more, has signed on as a major sponsor of the Blockbuster-themed 2014 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship taking place this weekend.

Hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, New Hampshire, the Live Free Or Die State Championship kicks off Friday, October 17 and wraps up Sunday afternoon. In addition to determining the state title, the championship will also serve as the final leg of the popular King of New England contest which is also sponsored by Apex Tactical Specialties.

“Apex is proud to support the Live Free Or Die State Championship, as well as the King of New England series. We are big fans of IDPA competition and appreciate the great work being done by the IDPA shooters in New Hampshire to make this one of the premier events on the IDPA calendar,” said Scott Folk of Apex Tactical Specialties.

Apex joins Colt, Critical Defense Institute, Ibejiheads, Montana Gold, Ruger, Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the New Hampshire championship.

“We’re excited to have Apex back as one of our major sponsors, and very pleased to be the final leg of the very popular King of New England series which they also sponsor. This weekend is set to be the highlight of the 2014 IDPA schedule here in the Granite State,” said Jon Wolfe, match director for the championship.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship, or to join IDPA 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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LASR Sponsors Lone Star IDPA Championship

by Editor 10. October 2014 10:37
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FORT WORTH, Texas – The Lone Star Championship would like to welcome a new Platinum Sponsor for 2014; LASR - Laser Activated Shot Reporter (www.LASRapp.com). LASR is a computer app that provides instant feedback on shot placement and time when used with a web cam and laser dryfire training aides.

Introduced at the 2104 SHOT Show LASR is a great combination of software and non-proprietary hardware that makes dryfire practice more interactive and fun. Competitive and defensive shooters alike will benefit from this technology with faster draws and transitions and much better trigger control.

“With traditional dryfire training, it's difficult to work on trigger control while performing drills at full speed. You have to be honest with yourself and call all of your shots. But with LASR, you can go back and verify what you saw when you broke the shot. Your hits are recorded on screen along with your split times, and you can use this data to track your training progress.” said Bob Rowell, Sponsorship Coordinator for the Lone Star Championship.

The Lone Star IDPA Championship takes place in Cresson, Texas, at the Triple C Tactical Gun Range on October 11th 2014. The match is hosted by Cross Timbers Action Shooting Association (CTIDPA) and is sold out again this year with 225 shooters registered.

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U.S. Concealed Carry Association Sponsors Lone Star IDPA Championship

by Editor 6. October 2014 07:45
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FORT WORTH, Texas – The United States Concealed Carry Association (USCCA) has signed on as a new Platinum sponsor for the Lone Star IDPA Championship. The USCCA is the first and largest member owned association designed to educate, train and insure the responsibly armed American.

“As a long time member of USCCA, I am pleased to learn that they are the type of organization that supports IDPA and the shooting sports and I'm excited to be able to share this great resource with our match participants” said Bob Rowell, Sponsorship Coordinator for the Lone Star Championship.

The Lone Star IDPA Championship takes place in Cresson, Texas, at the Triple C Tactical Gun Range on October 11th 2014. The match is hosted by Cross Timbers Action Shooting Association (CTIDPA) and is sold out again this year with 225 shooters registered.

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King of New England Stages Announced For 2014 Live Free Or Die

by Editor 6. October 2014 06:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Organizers of the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship, taking place October 17, 18 and 19, announced the four stages that will make up the final leg of this year’s Apex King of New England series.

The Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship is the final leg of a three match King of New England series which is once again presented by Apex Tactical Specialties. The three event concurrent competition features four (4) stages from each of New England’s biggest IDPA matches.

“The Live Free Or Die is pleased to once again serve as the final match in the popular King of New England series,” said Jon Wolfe, match director for the championship which will be hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

The stages counting towards the 2014 King of New England title will be:

Stage 1 – Unforgiven
Stage 5 – Temple of Doom
Stage 7 – Live Free Or Die Hard
Stage 10 – Inception

The alternate stage at the match will be Stage 6 – R.E.D. You can review all 13 stages of the course of fire online at IDPA.com.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship, or to join IDPA 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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