New vest in stock!

by Administrator 23. July 2018 10:25
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We currently have a couple styles of the Armadillo Vest powered by Comp-Tac in stock!!

These will go fast so get yours while we have them!

Get yours HERE

 

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New knives now in The Range Bag

by Administrator 2. July 2018 13:26
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Did you miss out on getting a knife during the membership special that we had? If so, you can now purchase an IDPA logo'd knife in our ProShop!

Click here to get yours today!

 

 

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Atlanta Arms joins as a Corporate Sponsor for IDPA!

by Administrator 29. June 2018 08:51
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BERRYVILLE, Ar. - The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Atlanta Arms who is the ammunition of choice for many of the military, law enforcement, and professional shooters, has signed on with IDPA as the newest Platinum Corporate Sponsor.

"By becoming a corporate sponsor, Atlanta Arms 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 gun 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.

“Atlanta Arms is excited to sponsor IDPA where shooters get to compete in simulated, real-life, self-defense scenarios. We are proud to support IDPA and competition shooting sports.” said Chris Davis, Marketing Director

Atlanta arms joins, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson and Wilson Combat as a corporate sponsor of IDPA providing major financial support for the organization.

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 Atlanta Arms and support a company that supports their sport."

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 25,000 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 FacebookInstagram.

For more information on Atlanta Arms please visit https://atlantaarms.com/

About Atlanta Arms:

Atlanta Arms is the premier source for both remanufactured and match ammunition. All remanufactured ammunition undergoes extensive cleaning, full length sizing, and chamber checking, to meet factory specifications. Our match line of ammunition continues to be the standard for the Army Marksmanship Unit and other professional shooting teams alike. Both the remanufactured and match ammunition are loaded using the highest quality components made specifically to meet our specifications.

 

 

 

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Thank you ProMag and Archangel for your support!

by Administrator 27. June 2018 15:03
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BERRYVILLE, Ar. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that ProMag along with Archangel will be a Gold sponsor of the upcoming IDPA U.S. National Championship. ProMag® Industries is one of the world’s largest manufacturer of quality aftermarket magazines, gun stocks and accessories. Along with ProMag, Archangel® is devoted to introducing new innovative shotgun, rifle and handgun products that improve your shooting experience.

 

“We are excited to have ProMag and Archangel with us this year. It is fantastic companies like this that help make the Nationals possible. We greatly appreciate their generous support,” Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. 

 

ProMag and Archangel join the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Sig Sauer, Walther and Wilson Combat as a gold level sponsor of the championship which takes place September 13th thru the 15th at the Civilian Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Alabama. The match is expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. 

 

“We find tremendous satisfaction and value supporting IDPA, this important organization plays a key role in promoting safe and enjoyable firearms proficiency in a relaxed sporting environment. We are excited to be a sponsor.” Brett Russo, Social Marketing.

 

For more information on IDPA, or to join the nearly 26,000 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 FacebookInstagramPinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog. 

 

About ProMag and Archangel 

ProMag auxiliary magazines help keep you armed and ready. Whatever the firearm – be it for recreational “plinking”, competition shooting, or law enforcement – Promag is the one source you can count on.

You can further connect with ProMag and Archangel on Facebook or by visiting them at https://promagindustries.com/

 

About IDPA: 
Founded in 1996, the International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios. Today IDPA stands as the fastest growing shooting sport in the United States with over 25,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 400+ affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships. 

 

 

 

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SIG SAUER to Sponsor 2018 IDPA US National Championship

by Administrator 25. June 2018 14:58
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BERRYVILLE, A.R.,  - The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is pleased to announce SIG SAUER, Inc. as a gold level sponsor for the 2018 IDPA US National Championship.  The event is set for September 13th – 15th at CMP Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Alabama.

“Once again we are proud to partner with IDPA for their signature event and show our support for the sport of competitive shooting,” said Tom Taylor, Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales, SIG SAUER, Inc. 

SIG SAUER is a leading provider and manufacturer of firearms, electro-optics, ammunition, Advanced Sport Pellet (ASP) airguns, and suppressors headquartered in Newington, New Hampshire with operations and locations across the globe.  Additionally, SIG SAUER is the premier provider of elite firearms instructions and tactical training at the SIG SAUER Academy in Epping, New Hampshire – a world-class, state-of-the-art, 140-acre training facility.

“SIG SAUER has a long-standing history of supporting the shooting sports, and we are very pleased to have them sponsor this match,” said Robert Ray, IDPA Membership and Marketing Director.  “With their generous support we will be able to produce a fun and challenging match.”   

Additional gold-level sponsors for the 2018 IDPA US National Championship include the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Wilson Combat, and ProMag.  For more information on IDPA and the 2018 IDPA US National Championship visit IDPA.com. 

 Connect with the IDPA community through IDPA's social media @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on FacebookInstagramPinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization's DOWN ZERO Blog.

About IDPA: 
Founded in 1996, the International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios. Today IDPA stands as the fastest growing shooting sport in the United States with over 25,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 400+ affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships.

 

 

 

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Thank you NSSF for your support!

by Administrator 21. June 2018 09:23
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BERRYVILLE, Ar. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, will for the eleventh year in a row be a major sponsor of IDPA’s annual U.S. National Championship. 

 

Since 2008, the close working relationship between IDPA and NSSF has helped grow participation in IDPA dramatically. As part of the organization’s overall mission to promote the shooting sports in America, NSSF has again partnered with IDPA to make the sport’s National Championship one of the best. 

 

“We are very pleased to be working with NSSF again for 2018 and to have their generous support as we prepare to host this year’s IDPA U.S. National Championship. It is with the support of sponsors like NSSF that IDPA has been able to hold such a wonderful showcase for the premier shooters in our sport” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. 

 

“In what looks to be an era of positivity for firearms owners, it’s more important than ever before that each of us take our firearms out of the safe, onto the range and do everything we can to help our shooting sports thrive.” said Zach Snow, NSSF Director, Shooting Range Services. “Our sponsorship of the IDPA Nationals is a perfect way for NSSF to connect with today’s firearms owners and encourage their active participation in the sports they love. It’s time we had fun with our firearms again, and we’re looking forward to a big turnout and a great Nationals this coming September in Alabama. 

 

Hosted by the Civilian Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Alabama, the 2018 IDPA U.S. National Championship will take place September 13th thru the 15th and are again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. NSSF will be a gold level sponsor of the event. 

 

For more information on IDPA, or to join more than 26,000 IDPA members competing each week around the country, 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 FacebookInstagramPinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog. 

About NSSF: 
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 10,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers. For more information, visit www.nssf.org. 

About IDPA: 
Founded in 1996, the International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios. Today IDPA stands as the fastest growing shooting sport in the United States with over 25,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 400+ affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships. 

 

 

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Wilson Combat signs on as Gold Sponsor

by Administrator 18. June 2018 16:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ar. - Wilson Combat, the renowned manufacturer of 1911 pistols, will be one of the returning major sponsors of the IDPA US National Championship, according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Assn. (IDPA). 
 
Now in its 22nd year, the 2018 IDPA US Nationals is one of the shooting sports' most popular matches. The match will take place September 13th thru the 15th on the Alabama range of Civilian Marksmanship Park in Talladega.  
 
"Major IDPA matches rely on the support of sponsors, and there are few as generous - and committed - as Wilson Combat," said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. 
 
Wilson Combat joins USCCA, Sig Sauer, Glock, and the National Shooting Sports Foundation, as a gold level sponsor of the championship. The match is expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters.  

 
"Wilson Combat proudly supports IDPA, and is honored to be a part of the IDPA National Championships again this year.  A big Thank you and tremendous recognition goes out to IDPA and its amazing staff for all of its hard work putting together such a magnificent event. We wish best of luck to all competitors and look forward to the incredible talent this championship will host." - Tressa Joubert, Customer Service Director - Wilson Combat.  

 
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, Revolver, Back Up Gun, Compact Carry Pistol the six divisions within IDPA. 
 
For more information on IDPA, the IDPA US 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. 

 

About Wilson Combat: 

Wilson Combat has been building truly custom firearms to our customer's exacting specifications since 1977. During this time, Wilson Combat has grown to be the largest custom 1911 firearm and accessory producer in the industry. High quality and innovation are the hallmarks of our product line. Our 30 plus year track record of premium quality and exemplary customer service lets you buy from us with total confidence. Wilson Combat was the first to identify the need for a high quality 1911 .45 ACP magazine. Our stainless magazines have withstood the test of time and are used worldwide. Legendary Wilson Combat custom firearms and accessories are the world standard to which all others are judged. For more information, visit https://www.wilsoncombat.com/ 
 
About IDPA: 
Founded in 1996, the International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios. Today IDPA stands as the fastest growing shooting sport in the United States with over 25,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 400+ affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships. 

 

 

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Area Coordinator Changes in the US Southeast

by Administrator 23. May 2018 12:47
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Chad Barber, Area Coordinator for AL/GA, has resigned as AC for his area. A fixture in the IDPA world, Barber is also the Match Director for the 2018 IDPA National Championship. He explains how he came to our sport. “I was first introduced to IDPA in 2000. It was a natural extension of my duties as a law enforcement and firearms instructor to further my skills with scenario-based courses of fire. Our move to the New England region in 2008 exposed me to sanctioned matches and opportunities to participate as a Chief Safety Officer and course designer in higher tiered matches. My time working the Indoor national championships was invaluable in my development both as competitor and a staff member. I can honestly say I would not be where I'm headed today without this experience.” 

Barber has been an AC for 2 and 1/2 years, starting in the fall 2015 when he transferred to Southern Georgia. “However, I recently retired from the US Coast Guard in October of 2017 and my future is taking me elsewhere, as Angie and I are transitioning to civilian employment”.

When asked about his successes as an AC he enthusiastically responded, “Mentoring a club to host a sanctioned match on their one year anniversary of being an official IDPA Club. They are growing and have just held their second annual event. Additionally, networking with all the club contacts and SOI's adding nearly 75 SO's to the GA/AL region. I just wish I had more time to really get to know more of the people here in the south. They were very welcoming and truly enjoy their shooting sport.

What plans does he have after he transitions his duties to the incoming AC? “I'm honored to have been offered a position at the SIG SAUER Academy. This will also allow me to fulfill my role as the MD of the 2018 IDPA National Championships. I'll continue working with the outstanding team; Nicky and Dede Carter and Seth Hayden, who all have the same vision, dedication and passion necessary to provide our sport with a high level challenging championship event. As a team we've been working on this project for over eight months. We're all very excited to be a part of it.”

 
 As always, Barber’s thoughts as he leaves are full of concern for others. “God bless you all and I hope to see you on the range soon whether you are at an IDPA match or possibly taking a course at the SIG SAUER Academy.”
 
Florida Area Coordinator Rick Lund has been tapped as the new AC for AL, GA and FL. Having worked matches for more than 10 years, this is Lund’s 4tyear as an AC. 

What attracted this shooter to IDPA initially? “I was traveling overseas frequently for the government and wanted to maintain and improve my gun handling. I was originally attracted to the emphasis on self-defense. I think that has been the reason most shooters start out in IDPA before we got hooked on the sport itself.” 

Contemplating the successes in FL and goals for AL & GA, he says, “One of the contributions I have offered the clubs in Florida is to provide much of the background or the history on how we got to where we are today over the years. That has been helpful for MD's to understand what our best practices are. I will hope to bring that perspective to Georgia and Alabama. I have felt for some time that there is tremendous potential to create a strong Southeast Regional IDPA match. I would love to see a larger collaboration of the three states as a single region.” 

Lund lists a few of the most significant changes in the sport with which he was happy to participate. “Simplifying the rulebook for shooters. Having the opportunity to spend time with Bill Wilson was a tremendous help for us to understand how the values of IDPA had morphed over 15 years into an overly complicated sport. I am also happy with the way the 5x5 classifier has worked out for clubs and our members.” 

When asked what would surprise people to know about him, the AC says, “ I am dangerous with the manly arts of both a BBQ smoker an d pyrotechnics. I mostly retired from the latter to stay off lists.”

What else would Rick like his new constituents to know about him? “I hope to see IDPA strengthen and continue to improve its value to the nation of gun owners from around the world t hat enjoy the sport as a way to maintain their shooting skills.” 

 

 

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Registration for the 2018 IDPA National Championship is open!

by Administrator 16. May 2018 15:58
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To view the application visit the link here.

If you would like to find out more information about the 2018 IDPA National Championship click here.

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Are you attending the NRAAM?

by Administrator 23. April 2018 10:56
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Come visit us at booth #7253 on May 4-6.

To find out more about the NRAAM click here.

 

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