Taurus Carries On As Major Sponsor Of IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. February 2013 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Taurus, one of the world's foremost manufacturers of firearms and spearhead of the Carry On movement to promote the concealed carry lifestyle, has signed on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to an announcement by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

Taurus joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

“Taurus has long been one of the major firearms makers and one of the the industry’s strongest leaders. Recently though Taurus has expanded on its leadership role by supporting more shooting sports activities and launching the Carry On movement to reach the ever-growing pool of CCW holders, including IDPA members. We’re extremely pleased to have Taurus on board as one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA

“At Taurus we recognize the important role that the shooting sports play in helping our customers develop and hone their skills. IDPA, and its basis in the personal protection practice of concealed carry, parallels our own focus on the concealed carry lifestyle which is why we are proud to sponsor and support this year’s IDPA Indoor Nationals,” said Mark Kresser, president and CEO of Taurus USA.

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.

About Taurus:
Taurus International Manufacturing, Inc. is proud to be the U.S. importer of all Taurus brand firearms manufactured in Brazil and to be the manufacturer of the model PT-22, PT-25 and PT-738 pistols made here in the US. Taurus International services all Taurus brand firearms under the LIFETIME REPAIR POLICY™ as well. For additional information about Taurus, visit www.TaurusUSA.com.

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Puerto Rico’s IDPA Nationals Offers Shooters International Feel, Right At Home

by Editor 31. January 2013 07:27
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – IDPA shooters looking to experience the excitement and challenge of international competition should look no further than the upcoming Puerto Rico IDPA National Championship taking place in Caguas, Puerto Rico on March 16 and 17.

Hosted by the RL Shooting Club and organized by match director Max Rivera and assistant match director Tom Yost of Smith & Wesson, one of the major match sponsors, this year’s Puerto Rico IDPA Nationals will bring together over 150 top shooters from Costa Rica, Mexico, Puerto Rico, the United States and Venezuela.

“IDPA competition is really taking off in Puerto Rico thanks to the hard work of Max Rivera and local IDPA members focused on making the U.S. territory a shooting destination for our competitors,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of the International Defensive Pistol Association.

“Over the last few years IDPA has seen incredible growth and with IDPA clubs in 54 countries the demand for more matches with an international flavor has never been greater,” added Wilson. “The Puerto Rico IDPA Nationals gives American IDPA members with little to no experience competing outside the U.S. the opportunity to experience a true international competition without really having to leave the country.”

The 2013 Puerto Rico IDPA National Championship will feature a 12-stage course of fire with a round count of 190. Registration for the match is open and slots are still available. The match fee is just $120.

In addition to major match support from Smith & Wesson, the Puerto Rico National Championship is being sponsored by Blade-Tech, Century International Arms, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Fiocchi Ammunition, Fobus Holsters & Pouches and Uncle Mike’s Law Enforcement.

Complete match information, including registration, hotel information and firearms permitting information can be found at www.IDPAPR.com.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 Puerto Rico IDPA 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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ACADEMI Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 29. January 2013 07:25
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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 signed-on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

ACADEMI joins Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

“Thanks to the continued support of ACADEMI, through both its generous sponsorship of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals and the launch of its own monthly IDPA match series at its Salem, Conn. facility, competition shooting opportunities continue to expand for IDPA members in the Northeast region,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

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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IDPA Taps John May for Match Director of 2013 National Championship

by Editor 11. January 2013 07:18
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that John May has been named match director for the 2013 IDPA National Championships, marking the fifth time May takes the reigns of the organizations pinnacle match.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome back John May as our Nationals match director,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA. “No one else has the breadth of experience that John has when it comes to running IDPA’s biggest event. With a well-known reputation and a design philosophy that mirrors the fundamentals of IDPA, I know John will give IDPA members our best Nationals yet.”

May previously served as match director for the IDPA National Championships in 2003 thru 2006 when the event was hosted by the Central Arkansas Shooters Association (CASA). During that period the host club and match staff under May’s direction created an atmosphere of “mi casa es su casa” which helped build IDPA’s identity as one of the more social of the shooting sports.

“I am honored to once again serve as IDPA’s match director for the Nationals. For the last 16 years IDPA has grown into what is today one of the largest and most important competitive shooting organizations in the country. I am proud of the small role I played to create the fellowship of like-minded shooters that exists in IDPA today, and look forward to working with a talented team of safety officers and match staff to insure that culture of match excellence continues in the future,” said May.

Hosted by the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the 2013 IDPA National Championships will take place September 19 thru 21 and are again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters.

IDPA headquarters will announce complete match registration details for the 2013 National Championships in the coming months. Companies interested in sponsoring the 2013 IDPA National Championships should contact Robert Ray at IDPA headquarters at (870) 545-3886.

For more information on IDPA, the IDPA National Championships or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, 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 news and updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Ruger Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 10. January 2013 07:34
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Ruger, the legendary American firearms manufacturer and industry leader, has signed-on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“Few companies have the reputation and commitment to promoting the shooting sports like Ruger. As one of the true firearms industry leaders, they have helped grow the shooting sports through their tremendous generosity, which is why we are so pleased to welcome them back as one of our major sponsors for the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Ruger joins Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

“Ruger is committed to supporting and promoting activities that benefit shooters of all interests and skill levels. We are pleased to support IDPA, and one of the top IDPA events, the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Ken Jorgensen, director of media relations and shooting sports for Ruger.

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.

About Ruger:
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation's leading manufacturers of high-quality firearms for the commercial sporting market. The only full-line manufacturer of American-Made firearms, Ruger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 30 product lines. From the ubiquitous 10/22® and Mini-14® Rifles, to the new and exciting Ruger American Rifle™, SR22® Pistol and SR1911™. Our Awarding Winning Products (the Gunsite Scout Rifle, the LC9™, the SR9c™, the LCR® and the LCP®) all prove that Ruger has a rugged, reliable firearm to meet every shooter's needs. For more information visit www.Ruger.com.

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IDPA Announces Dates For 2013 New England Regional Championship

by Editor 7. January 2013 11:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the 2013 New England Regional IDPA Championship will take place at the Harvard Sportsmen’s Club August 16 thru 18, 2013.

Hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club, the 2013 New England Regional Championship will bring together upwards of 160 top IDPA shooters from throughout New England.

“The New England Regional is a must-attend match for IDPA shooters in the Northeast and always an outstanding match thanks to the dedication and hard work of IDPA volunteers and the organizers at MetroWest Tactical,” said Tom Yost, IDPA’s area coordinator for the Northeast Region.

“IDPA is growing rapidly here in New England with MetroWest Tactical showing 118% growth in monthly match attendance over the last three years, and nearly 30% last year alone. I expect the 2013 New England Regional IDPA Championship to be another packed event.”

For information on sponsoring one of New England’s top IDPA competitions, contact sponsorship coordinators Aaron Haines or Dori Smith at sponsors@metrowesttactical.com.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 New England Regional IDPA 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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Chief Safety Officers Named For 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 7. January 2013 08:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Lou Denys, Match Director of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, has announced the Chief Safety Officers (CSO) that will help run the championship.

Denys named Chad Barber, Terry Burba, Aaron Haines, John Healy, Chris Klassanos, Ted Picard, Brian Steskla and Phil Torres as the lead safety and scoring officials who will oversee the staff running the 13 stages of the competition.

“The Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals has always prided itself on running one of the best matches, if not the best, in IDPA. That wouldn’t be possible without the help of an extremely hardworking and dedicated group of volunteers led by a top-flight team of CSOs,” said Lou Denys.

“I’m very proud of the team we’re putting together for next month’s Indoor Nationals and look forward to working closely with each and everyone of them to insure the best possible match for our competitors.”

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.

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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Trijicon Returns As Major Sponsor Of Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 7. January 2013 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Trijicon, the world-renowned manufacturer of Brilliant Aiming Solutions, has returned as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to an announcement by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

Trijicon joins Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

“We could not be more pleased to welcome back Trijicon as a sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals. Trijicon is one of the most respected names in tactical and sporting optics, making them a favorite among many IDPA members. Their continued sponsorship of IDPA competitions reflects the company’s broader and ongoing support for all the shooting sports, for which IDPA is very grateful,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“Trijicon is honored to be the night sight of choice for so many pistol shooters across the globe. It is proper that we help to sponsor the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. It's always an exciting event when you get this many great pistol shooters in one competition and Trijicon is glad to be a part of it,” said Tom Munson, VP of sales and marketing for Trijicon.

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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GlockTriggers.com Joins Growing Sponsor List For Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 3. January 2013 09:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – GlockTriggers.com, the premier manufacturer of custom trigger systems for Glock pistols, has signed on as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to an announcement by officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

“We are very pleased to welcome GlockTriggers.com as the latest industry sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals. As IDPA grows so too does the demand for top equipment, and GlockTriggers.com has been a constant and growing presence at IDPA matches around the country,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

GlockTriggers.com joins Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. In addition to being one of the stage sponsors, GlockTriggers.com will be represented in the competition by the defending Stock Service Pistol division champion Bob Vogel.

“GlockTriggers.com remains committed to supporting IDPA shooters and competitions around the country. We’re proud to be joining such a distinguished list of industry leaders in sponsoring the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals and wish the best of luck to all the competitors – especially those running a GlockTriggers.com trigger system in their pistol,” said Jeff Wilson of GlockTriggers.com.

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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IDPA National Championships Return To Tulsa’s U.S. Shooting Academy

by Editor 3. January 2013 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the organization has selected the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Okla., to host the 2013 and 2014 IDPA National Championships.

The 2013 IDPA National Championships will take place September 19 thru 21 and are once again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters to compete in the pinnacle event of the IDPA shooting season.

“We’re extremely pleased to once again partner with the U.S. Shooting Academy to produce IDPA’s National Championship event. The U.S. Shooting Academy is one of the finest shooting ranges in the country, boasting the kind of facilities infrastructure made for hosting large scale competitive shooting events,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

The U.S. Shooting Academy will host the IDPA Nationals for the next two years with the 2014 match planned for September 17 thru 20 of 2014. The U.S. Shooting Academy previously hosted the IDPA Nationals in 2010 and 2009.

IDPA headquarters will announce complete match registration details for the 2013 National Championships in the coming months. Companies interested in sponsoring the 2013 IDPA National Championships should contact Robert Ray at IDPA headquarters at (870) 545-3886.

For more information on IDPA, the IDPA National Championships or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, 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 news and updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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