XS Sight Systems Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 28. January 2015 07:45
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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 returned as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

XS Sight Systems joins Apex Tactical Specialties, FMG Publications and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, XS Sight Systems will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition.

“We’re very pleased to welcome back XS Sight Systems as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship. As one of our sport’s flagship events, the Indoor Nationals relies on the generous support of companies like XS Sights,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA 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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FMG Publications Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 27. January 2015 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Continuing its long support for the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), FMG Publications, one of the leading magazine publishers catering to the firearms enthusiast and shooting sports participant, announced it will once again be one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

FMG Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, FMG Publications will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition.

“IDPA is proud to once again be working with FMG Publications to bring our members one of the best, most exciting championships on the IDPA calendar,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“FMG Publications has always been extremely generous in its support for IDPA competitions and we greatly appreciate their sponsorship of the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.”

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA 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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Debbie Singer Named Asst. Match Director For S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 13. January 2015 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and Smith & Wesson announced that Debbie Singer has been named the Assistant Match Director for the 2015 S&W IDPA Indoor National Championship. Singer’s selection as Assistant Match Director marks the first time a woman has taken on the role for an IDPA national championship match in the organization’s 19-year history.

One of the most recognizable women in IDPA where she in not only one of a handful of Safety Officer Instructors, and one of only two women serving in that role, but also a dedicated volunteer working at least five major matches a year, Singer has been active in the sport for the last five years. During her career she has served in nearly every match administrative position earning her the respect of competitors and match staff alike, as well as giving her a unique perspective when it comes to running a major championship.

“Debbie has been part of the IDPA championships hosted by Smith & Wesson for several years now. Her dedication to the sport, her innate leadership skill and her ability to see the match from the competitor’s perspective makes her a natural choice to help oversee this year’s Indoor Nationals,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

“Smith & Wesson has always focused on the female shooter with specially designed models, strong female representation on our shooting team and a woman captaining that team. It’s only fitting that Smith & Wesson is once again leading the way as IDPA marks this new milestone.”

Singer will work side-by-side with with Bob Stonehill who is serving as this year’s Match Director.

“Smith & Wesson has always been a leader when it comes to recognizing the important role of women in the shooting sports. To be named as the first female assistant match director of an IDPA national match is a tremendous privilege made even more special by the fact that it comes from Smith & Wesson,” said Singer.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA 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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Apex Tactical Specialties Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 7. January 2015 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Apex Tactical Specialties announced it will be one of the major sponsors of the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. This is the third year in a row Apex has supported the event.

As part of their support Apex will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition. The company will be represented in the match by Team Apex’s Scott and Maddy Folk.

“Smith & Wesson knows how to roll out the red carpet and the matches they host are must attend events for any serious IDPA competitor. Apex is extremely pleased to be supporting the Indoor Nationals and we look forward to once again visiting with our many friends in the IDPA community,” said Scott Folk of Apex.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

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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Stonehill Picked To Run 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. January 2015 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Bob Stonehill will take the reigns of one of IDPA’s three national championship events, the prestigious 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to an announcement made today by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and Smith & Wesson.

Stonehill will oversee the event in his roll as match director. Because of the prominence of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, as well as its place as one of the premier events in all the shooting sports, the job of overseeing the match is viewed among the most important in competitive pistol shooting.

“Smith & Wesson is proud of our 18 year history of hosting the Indoor Nationals. Over the years we have helped kick off each shooting season, launched a third national championship with the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals and made major IDPA events an important focus for Team Smith & Wesson shooters,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

“We’re very pleased to have the 2015 Indoor Nationals headed by an experienced and highly regarded member of the IDPA community. Bob Stonehill has been an integral part of our championship events here at Smith & Wesson and I cannot think of a better person to help us kick off our 18th Indoor Nationals.”

A former law enforcement professional with over 30 years as a firearms and tactics instructor, Stonehill has spent the past 20 plus years as a competitive shooter and has worked closely with IDPA and Smith & Wesson to put on the IDPA Indoor Nationals. He also worked with the S&W team to develop the first ever Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals in 2013, serving as Assistant Match Director for both the 2013 and 2104 matches. A regular at New England area matches, Stonehill volunteers at many state and regional top tier matches and has served on the match staff of the IDPA U.S. Nationals.

“It is a great honor to be handed responsibility for such an important match and I deeply appreciate the support and confidence both IDPA and Smith & Wesson have shown in selecting me to head the 2015 Indoor Nationals,” said Stonehill.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA 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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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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