Glenn Shelby Takes CDP Title At S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 25. February 2014 08:54
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Team Wilson Combat returned to the winner’s circle at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship as Glenn Shelby claimed the Custom Defensive Pistol title this past weekend in Springfield, Mass.

Shelby, who competes as a Distinguished Master in the division, previously won the CDP title in 2012 and is currently the reigning IDPA National Champion. He won the 2014 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals CDP title with a final time of 201.51 seconds with 82 points down.

“Glenn is just such a talented shooter that he makes winning in CDP look easy. It is with great pleasure that I join his fellow competitors and all IDPA members in congratulating him on his victory,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in the division, finishing just 4.16 seconds out of first, was David Olhasso, a Distinguished Master shooting for Team Smith & Wesson, with 205.67 (86). Third in the division went to Robert Evans the first Master with 234.45 (87). Rounding out the top five were Team Smith & Wesson’s Dan Burwell, also a Distinguished Master, with 239.86 (104) and Team Colt’s Mark Redl with 241.19 (90).

Elsewhere in the division, Nicholas Henry finished first Expert with 244.51 (158). David Galante took home first Sharpshooter with 298.22 (124), while Andy Holton claimed first Marksman with 331.08 (151). Junior shooter Austin Proulx won High Press honors with 276.52 (104).

The 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship took place February 20-22 at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Mass., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters from across the country and outside the U.S. Full results are available online at IDPA.com.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to find a club near you, 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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Lentz Repeats With SSR Win At 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 25. February 2014 08:35
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – With a final time of 240.18 seconds with 78 points down, Team Smith & Wesson’s Josh Lentz captured the Stock Service Revolver title for the second year in a row and the fourth time in his career competing in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Lentz, who also shoots for the XS Sight Systems shooting team and is a Distinguished Master within the division, previously won the SSR title in 2010, 2011 and 2013.

“Josh finished with another outstanding performance, bringing his total number of Indoor National title wins to four – a record that I am sure will grow larger and larger over the coming years,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing second behind Lentz was Ken Ortbach who placed first Expert with a time of 260.30 (70). Joe Linskey, the SSR Distinguished Master who won the title in 2012, finished third with 262.00 (91). Rounding out the top five were Caleb Giddings, first Master, with 288.79 (125) and Juan Cheng with 289.72 (100).

Elsewhere in the division Matt Holmes captured first Sharpshooter with 310.12 (90) while Francis Dufault took first Marksman with 450.06 (227).

The 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship took place February 20-22 at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Mass., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol and revolver shooters from across the country and outside the U.S. Full results are available online at IDPA.com.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to find a club near you, 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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Redfield Signs On To Sponsor IDPA’s 2014 S&W Indoor Nationals

by Editor 20. February 2014 08:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Assn. (IDPA) announced that Redfield, one of the leading American manufacturers of sports optics, known for the performance, ruggedness and reliability of its products, has signed on as the newest sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Redfield joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GunUp.com, Harris Publications, Leapers, Leupold, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, RANGELOG, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Speed Shooter Specialties, Springfield Armory, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor.

“We are delighted to welcome Redfield as a new sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals. Whether it’s for competition, hunting or casual recreational use, IDPA members appreciate Redfield’s reputation for performance,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support. As part of their support, Redfield will be one of the companies hosting a special dinner to recognize the valuable contributions of the match’s all volunteer staff.

“The shooting sports are a fantastic avenue for teaching gun safety and responsibility,” said Pat Mundy, senior marketing manager at Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “We’re proud to support the IDPA and the wish all the competitors the best of luck.”

The match takes place this week, February 20-22, on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National 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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Leupold Joins Industry Leaders Sponsoring 2014 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 20. February 2014 05:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Leupold, the preeminent American-owned optics company, is continuing its support of IDPA as a returning major sponsor of this week’s Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“Leupold is one of the most recognized and most respected brands in the outdoor industry. Over the years Leupold has lent its support to numerous shooting competitions and we’re very pleased to have them back as a sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Leupold joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GunUp.com, Harris Publications, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, RANGELOG, Redfield, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Speed Shooter Specialties, Springfield Armory, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support. As part of their support, Leupold will be one of the companies hosting a special dinner to recognize the valuable contributions of the match’s all volunteer staff.

“While we’re known for our long-gun optics, we’re supporters of the shooting sports as a whole,” said Pat Mundy, senior marketing manager at Leupold & Stevens, Inc. “Organizations such as the IDPA are doing a great job at getting people out to the range, which is good for everyone.”

The match is scheduled to take place this week, February 20-22, on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National 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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Springfield Armory Backs S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 18. February 2014 07:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Springfield Armory, one of the best known names in competition shooting, is back as a major sponsor of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“The shooting sports owe a lot to Springfield Armory for their dedicated support of competitive shooting through the years. IDPA is particularly pleased to welcome them back as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Springfield Armory joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GunUp.com, Harris Publications, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, RangeLog, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Speed Shooter Specialties, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor.

“Springfield Armory is excited to support great events like the IDPA Indoor National Championship and continues to come out with products that shooters can use in these matches, like the XD(M) 5.25 Competition Series pistol, and the Range Officer 1911 that we just released in 9mm,” said Chad Dyer of Springfield Armory.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support. As part of their support, Springfield Armory will be hosting the hospitality room on the range.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National 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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RANGELOG Joins Others In Sponsoring 2014 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 17. February 2014 17:02
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – RANGELOG, creators of the leading online-based personal logbook for tracking firearms maintenance, training and competitive performance, has signed on as a major sponsor for the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“We’re very pleased to have RANGELOG joining the list of industry leaders that are supporting the 2014 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals as one of the match’s major sponsors,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

RANGELOG joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GunUp.com, Harris Publications, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Speed Shooter Specialties, Springfield Armory, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support. As part of their support, RANGELOG will be one of the companies hosting a special dinner to recognize the valuable contributions of the match’s all volunteer staff.

“RANGELOG is proud to be a sponsor of the 17th Annual Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship. As the shooting season begins, we are excited to see the field of new and returning IDPA competitors shooting at IDPA matches around the world,” said Rob Tate, director of shooting sports and an IDPA competitor. “RANGELOG is sponsoring the Safety Officer Appreciation dinner as our way of saying ‘thank you’ to Match Director Lou Denys and Assistant Match Director Terry Burba, and to all the match volunteers, safety officers and volunteers that come out to make these events a success.”

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National 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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S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals Adds Warren Tactical Sights As Major Sponsor

by Editor 14. February 2014 17:51
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Warren Tactical Sights, makers of pistol sights for law enforcement, concealed carry and competition, has joined the growing list of major sponsors for the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“IDPA is very pleased to continue its partnership with Warren Tactical Sights, which, thanks to Scott Warren, has been a incredibly supportive of IDPA competitions like the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Warren Tactical Sights joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GunUp.com, Harris Publications, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Speed Shooter Specialties, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor.

As part of their support, Warren Tactical Sights will be sponsoring one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National 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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ACADEMI Joins Others In Sponsoring S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 14. February 2014 12:22
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that ACADEMI, a leading, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial customers worldwide, has returned as one of the major sponsors for the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

As part of their support, ACADEMI will be sponsoring one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“ACADEMI hosts its own IDPA monthly matches at its Salem, Conn. facility. They understand the importance of improving shooting skills through competition, and have been generous in their support of IDPA’s major matches,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

ACADEMI joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GunUp.com, Harris Publications, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Speed Shooter Specialties, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National 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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XS Sight Systems Returns As Sponsor of S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 12. February 2014 18:15
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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 again joined the list of major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

As part of their support, XS Sight Systems will be sponsoring one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“XS Sights is a strong sponsor of IDPA because of their commitment to promoting the shooting sports, and their focus on the CCW holder. IDPA members appreciate the generous support XS Sights and others in the industry have given to the 2014 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals.,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

In sponsoring the sold-out 2014 match, XS Sight Systems is joined by Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GunUp.com, Harris Publications, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Speed Shooter Specialties, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support from companies like XS Sight Systems.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National 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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Speed Shooter Specialties Back As Major Sponsor of S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 12. February 2014 10:12
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Speed Shooter Specialties, one of the top online retailers catering to competition shooters using Smith & Wesson products, will once again take its place among the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Speed Shooter Specialties joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GunUp.com, Harris Publications, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Wilson Combat, XS Sights Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the sold-out 2014 match.

“The success of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals has a lot to do with the generosity of companies like Speed Shooter Specialties, which has long been dedicated to supporting the competitive shooter and the matches they compete in,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

As part of their support, Speed Shooter Specialties will be sponsoring one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“We can't pass on the opportunity to support the IDPA Indoor Nationals.  Smith & Wesson and top tier pistol shooters: it doesn't get any better than that and we're glad to be a part of this match again,” said Kenny Dickerson of Speed Shooter Specialties.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support from companies like Speed Shooter Specialties.

The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

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