Brandon Wright Takes ESP Title At Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 27. February 2013 07:05
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Brandon Wright, captain of the International Training, Inc. shooting team (Team ITI), captured the Enhanced Service Pistol title at the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship this past weekend.

Wright outpaced his nearest competitor, James McGinty, by 11.61 seconds, winning six of the 12 stages to finish with a final time of 166.01 with 34 points down.

“Brandon put in a dominating performance this year at the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, finishing with the second best time of any shooter in any division. With his win this past Saturday IDPA congratulates Brandon on becoming IDPA’s newest Distinguished Master,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place overall in the division went to McGinty, one of IDPA’s Distinguished Masters, who finished with a final time of 177.62 (59). Third place overall in the division went to Wright’s fellow Team ITI teammate, and Team RangeLog member, Morgan Allen who took first Master with three stage wins and a time of 182.35 (53). Team Comp-Tac’s Gordon Carrell took second Master with 185.30 (51), followed by Scott Warren of Warren Tactical Sights who took third Master as well as the overall title of High Senior with 200.08 (76), and Team RangeLog’s Ravin Perry finishing fourth Master with 202.96 (111).

Elsewhere within the ESP division Eric Phinney took first Expert with 204.94 (63) which moves him up to Master class. Timothy Smith finished first Sharpshooter with 263.52 (81) to move him up to Expert while Jimmy McColgan claimed first Marksman 287.73 (93) and will move up to Sharpshooter. Cindy Bowser took top lady within ESP, finishing third among all women with 263.27 (84). Dan Smith won the High Distinguished Senior title with 276.09 (98). The coveted title of Most Accurate went to Venezuela’s Juan Carlos Gonzalez Valdez 205.52 (31).

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship took place February 21-23 at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Mass., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol shooters from 28 states, one U.S. territory and three foreign nations.

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 also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on

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Dan Burwell, IDPA’s New 3 Division Distinguished Master With CDP Win At S&W

by Editor 27. February 2013 07:00
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For just the second time since establishing the new classification, the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) crowned a three-division Distinguished Master when Dan Burwell of Team Smith & Wesson won the Custom Defensive Pistol title at the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship this past weekend.

Burwell, who was already a Distinguished Master – the highest skill classification in IDPA – in the Stock Service Pistol and Enhanced Service Pistol divisions, took the title with a final time of 192.01 seconds with 65 points down.

“Dan put on a brilliant shooting display winning three of the 12 stages while facing off against both Glenn Shelby and David Olhasso who are each past CDP champions. With this win, Dan becomes our sport’s second three division Distinguished Master and I join the entire IDPA community in congratulating him on a job well done,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place in the division, finishing just 4.4 seconds out of first, was the defending CDP champion, Glenn Shelby of the Wilson Combat shooting team. Shelby finished with a time of 196.41 with 53 points down. Third in the division went to another Team Smith & Wesson shooter, David Olhasso, with 201.92 (83). Both Shelby and Olhasso are classified as Distinguished Masters within the CDP division.

Fourth in the division finishing as first Master was Chris Chamberlin with a time of 203.11 (65). Finishing fifth overall in the division, and second Master, was Craig Buckland shooting for Wolff Springs.

Elsewhere in the division, Ryan Spencer who placed first Expert with 213.91 (54) will move up to Master class while Dave Corsino moves to Expert class after taking first Sharpshooter with 286.75 (108). Junior shooter Austin Proulx, an Expert in CDP, took High Junior and High Press honors with a time of 314.79 (113) while Mike Strangia took first Marksman with 416.44 (199).

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship took place February 21-23 at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Mass., drawing many of the shooting sports' top pistol shooters from 28 states, one U.S. territory and three foreign nations.

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 also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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International Cartridge Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 21. February 2013 10:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that International Cartridge Corporation, the first major manufacturer dedicated to the production of lead-free frangible ammunition, is once again sponsoring the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

The sold-out 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship starts today on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and concludes with the awards banquet Saturday evening, February 23.

“International Cartridge has not only been a leader in the manufacture of lead-free frangible ammunition for nearly all shooting applications, but they have been a dedicated supporter of the shooting sports. We’re proud to welcome them back as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

International Cartridge Corporation joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Insight Technology, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Sig Sauer Academy, Speed Shooter Specialties, Springfield Armory, Taurus, Trijicon, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Leupold, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Predator Tactical, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, Schuemann Barrels, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its, Tarheel Targets and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives.

Widely regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. 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 find a club near you, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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XS Sight Systems Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 21. February 2013 07:15
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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 returned as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

XS Sight Systems will be represented in the competition by Josh Lentz who won the Stock Service Revolver division title at the 2011 championship. As part of their support XS Sight Systems will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship course of fire.

“As a sport based on defensive pistol shooting with the vast majority of our membership holding a valid CCW permit, XS Sights are right at home on many of the carry guns our members use on a daily basis,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“We’re so pleased to have XS Sight Systems once again supporting the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, and to have past national champion Josh Lentz here competing for the title.”

XS Sight Systems joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Insight Technology, International Cartridge Corporation, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Sig Sauer Academy, Speed Shooter Specialties, Springfield Armory, Taurus, Trijicon, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Leupold, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Predator Tactical, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, Schuemann Barrels, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its, Tarheel Targets and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives.

Widely regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. 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.

The sold-out 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship starts today on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and concludes with the awards banquet Saturday evening, February 23.

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 also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Springfield Armory Once Again A Major Sponsor Of IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 20. February 2013 07:49
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – One of the best known names in competition shooting, Springfield Armory, has returned as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

“Springfield Armory has been one of the leading supporters of the shooting sports in America,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA. “Thanks to their very generous support, countless shooters and matches have benefitted over the years and IDPA especially. On behalf of our 21,000-plus members I want to express our deep appreciation for all that Springfield Armory has done for competition shooting.”

Springfield Armory joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Insight Technology, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Sig Sauer Academy, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. As part of their sponsorship Warren Tactical Sights will host a Wednesday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Leupold, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Predator Tactical, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, Schuemann Barrels, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its, Tarheel Targets and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives.

Widely regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. 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.

The sold-out 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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 also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Warren Tactical Sights Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 19. February 2013 10:12
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Warren Tactical Sights, makers of pistol sights for law enforcement, concealed carry and competition, will be a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“Warren Tactical Sights are a favorite among many IDPA competitors and that’s thanks to Scott Warren’s continued support for IDPA matches, like the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, and his own outstanding performance as a national champion,” said Robert Ray, membership and executive director for IDPA.

Warren Tactical Sights joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Insight Technology, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Sig Sauer Academy, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. As part of their sponsorship Warren Tactical Sights will host a Wednesday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

“Over the last 15 years of competing in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals I’ve watched as IDPA has grown to become a major shooting sport. IDPA’s tremendous growth is thanks, in part, to the role Smith & Wesson has played in building the Indoor Nationals into the organization’s flagship event. I’m proud to support this match as both a competitor and a sponsor,” said Scott Warren, owner of Warren Tactical Sights.

Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Leupold, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Predator Tactical, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, Schuemann Barrels, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its, Tarheel Targets and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives.

Widely regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. 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.

The sold-out 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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 also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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FMG Publications Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 19. February 2013 08:30
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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, today was announced as one of the major sponsors for the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

“FMG Publications has long been a supporter of the shooting sports and for many just getting into the shooting sports it was in the pages of American Handgunner or GUNS Magazine that they first learned about competitions like IDPA’s,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“We are so very pleased to announce that FMG Publications is continuing its partnership with the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals and IDPA.”

FMG Publications joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Insight Technology, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Sig Sauer Academy, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

FMG Publications will be represented in the competition by Scott McGregor, and as part of their support they will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship course of fire.

“We've been supporting the shooting sports since 1955 and we're thrilled to have had the opportunity to sponsor this match the last four years. We'll do whatever it takes to give our sponsored shooter, Scott McGregor the edge. So far it hasn't made a difference. We may have to throw in a few subscriptions this year. Seriously, it's an honor to sponsor this match and do our part to preserve and promote the shooting sports,” said Randy Molde, VP for business development at FMG Publications.

Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Leupold, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Predator Tactical, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, Schuemann Barrels, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its, Tarheel Targets and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives.

Widely regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting events in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. 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.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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 also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Leupold, Blade-Tech, Tarheel Targets And Others Step Up To Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 15. February 2013 06:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – With the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship in just a few days, companies are lining up to support the event, including the latest sponsors – Leupold, Blade-Tech, Tarheel Targets, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Predator Tactical and Schuemann Barrels.

The sold-out 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship takes place on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts on Thursday, February 21, and will conclude with the awards banquet on Saturday, February 23.

“The Indoor Nationals has tremendous industry support and Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Leupold, Predator Tactical, Schuemann Barrels and Tarheel Targets have all earned the respect and gratitude of IDPA and its members with their generous support for the Smith & Wesson match,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that these companies have joined the long list of those supporting the match, including Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives, and major match sponsors ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson.

Widely regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting events in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. 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 find a club near you, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Sig Sauer Academy Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 15. February 2013 06:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the Sig Sauer Academy, the world-class firearms training facility located in Epping, New Hampshire, has signed on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“The Sig Sauer Academy has a well deserved reputation as one of the best firearms training facilities in the nation. Their sponsorship of the 2013 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals reflects their ongoing commitment to the shooting sports and the safe, responsible use of firearms. We deeply appreciate their support and all they’ve done for IDPA both nationally and locally at their facility in New Hampshire,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The Sig Sauer Academy joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Insight Technology, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

“The Sig Sauer Academy is fully committed to promoting the shooting sports and proud to partner with IDPA, both through the monthly matches we host and the many matches around the country we support through sponsorship," said Adam Painchaud, director of the Sig Sauer Academy.

Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Leupold, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Predator Tactical, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, Schuemann Barrels, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its, Tarheel Targets and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives.

Regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. 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.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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 also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Insight Technology On Board As Major Sponsor Of Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 14. February 2013 07:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Insight Technology, a division of L-3 Warrior Systems, a world leader in the development and production of advanced night vision and electro-optical systems and components, will once again be a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“IDPA and the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals are pleased to welcome back Insight Technology as a major sponsor and appreciate their continued support for IDPA and its members,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Insight Technology joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives.

Widely regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. 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.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

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 also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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