Defending ESR Champ Miculek Wins at Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 25. February 2014 09:53
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Team Smith & Wesson’s Jerry Miculek once again topped the revolver field to claim the Enhanced Service Revolver title at the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Miculek is ranked a Distinguished Master in the ESR division. He won the division with a final time of 235.66 seconds with 105 points down.

“Watching Jerry compete is always a highlight for many of the shooters competing. Nobody can do what Jerry does which is why he once again came out on top at this year’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing second overall behind Miculek was Gene Gelberger, first Master with 277.28 (126), followed by William Richards with 331.78 (171) taking first Expert. Brian Abbott, who finished first Sharpshooter with 333.04 (176), and Edgar Coronado with 366.34 (132) rounded out the top five. Phil Torres claimed first Marksman with 517.06 (276).

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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Brandon Wright Repeats As ESP Champ At Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 25. February 2014 09:43
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – For the second year in a row, Brandon Wright of Team ITI captured the Enhanced Service Pistol title at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Wright outpaced his nearest competitor, Nils Jonasson, by 10.11 seconds, winning six of the 13 stages to finish with a final time of 164.51 with 38 points down. Overall in the match Wright placed second just 2.92 seconds behind.

“This was another great match for Brandon who continues to assert his dominance in the ESP division. The Smith & Wesson Indoor National Championship is always a very technically challenging match but Brandon made it look easy,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place overall in the division went to Blade-Tech’s Nils Jonasson who finished as the first Master with 174.62 (63). Team Comp-Tac’s Gordon Carrell finished third with 190.06 (78) while Team Armscor’s Mike Seeklander placed fourth and won High Military honors with 191.88 (76). Team RangeLog’s Morgan Allen rounded out the top five with his final time of 199.92 (103).

Elsewhere within the ESP division Clint Bowen claimed first Expert with 212.67 (88). James Martino won High Senior with 225.47 (89). Brian Daku took first Sharpshooter with 254.55 (111). The match’s High Distinguished Senior was Joseph Kulin with 336.70 (162). Corey Beaudreau won High Marksman with 369.43 (154).

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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Venezuela’s Sanchez Takes High International At S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 25. February 2014 09:01
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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Venezuela’s lock on the High International title at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship remains in place as Miguel Angel Sanchez led a Venezuelan sweep of the top four spots in the contest among non-U.S. shooters.

Some 30 shooters representing Italy, Venezuela and the U.S. Territory of Puerto Rico battled for the High International title.

Sanchez, who competed as a Master in the Stock Service Pistol division, finished with a time of 221.45 seconds with 110 points down. Second place went to Nelso Lopez Iglesias, a Master shooter in the Enhanced Service Pistol division, with 227.76 (80).

Coming in third was the 2012 winner and fellow countryman Juan Carlos Gonzalez Valdez who competed as a Master in the Enhanced Service Pistol division, finishing with 227.76 (80). Rounding out the top five were Rafahel Gandica, another ESP Master, with 243.34 (142) and Puerto Rico’s Max Rivera who finished with 278.53 (149) competing as an SSP Master.

“The Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals always draws a large number of international shooters. This year we welcome Miguel as our newest International champion,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

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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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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