Taurus Sponsors Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship

by Editor 10. June 2013 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – This October the Granite State will be hosting its first IDPA state championship since 2010, thanks in part to the generous support of sponsors like Taurus.

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 event, joining Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor of the match.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship takes place October 18-19 and will be hosted by the Pioneer Sportsmen Club in Dunbarton, N.H.

“We can’t thank Taurus enough for their generous support of IDPA and the Live Free Or Die State Championship,” said Ken Lambert, match director. “Taurus is unabashedly supporting the concealed carry movement in the U.S. and IDPA shooters understand how important that is and appreciate the commitment Taurus has shown.”

“Taurus is proud to support the Live Free Or Die State Championship as part of our ongoing commitment to promoting the shooting sports,” said Mark Kresser, president and CEO of Taurus. “We expect this to be one of the hottest matches on the IDPA New England schedule and we wish the best of luck to all those competing.”

In addition to determining the New Hampshire state title, the match will also serve as the final leg of the King of New England contest presented by Apex Tactical. The 17th Annual Massachusetts State Championship and the New England Regional, both sponsored by Smith & Wesson, make up the first and second legs, respectively, of the newly announced series.

Registration details for the Smith & Wesson Live Free Or Die State IDPA Championship will be announced shortly. Companies interested in sponsoring the Live Free Or Die State Championship should contact the sponsorship coordinator at psi.sponsorship@gmail.com.

For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 22,000 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 Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s 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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Colt’s Mark Redl Takes IDPA CDP Title At Mass. State Championship

by Editor 6. June 2013 08:25
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Shooting for Team Colt, Mark Redl won six of 10 stages on his way to taking the Custom Defensive Pistol division title at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

With his final time of 197.82 seconds and 38 points down, Redl outpaced runner-up and 2012 defending champion Craig Buckland by 16.15 seconds to win the division.

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), the Massachusetts State IDPA Championship was held Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford located in North Dartmouth and drew 120 competitors.

Buckland, who won three stages, finished first Master in 213.97 seconds with 40 points down. Third in the division went to Matt Holmes, first Expert, with 234.21 (45) followed by second Expert Robert Biehl with 237.59 (68) and Nick Henry, the third Expert, finishing fifth in the division with a stage win and a time of 240.22 (48).

Elsewhere in the division, Phillip Atchison claimed first Sharpshooter with 284.22 (101) while Novice class shooter Glenn Baker finished with 500.16 (107).

Complete, searchable match results can be found online at IDPA.com.

For more information on IDPA, the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship presented by Smith & Wesson, or to join the more than 22,000 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 Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Judith Szczygiel Scores High Lady At Mass. State IDPA Championship

by Editor 6. June 2013 08:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – By a mere 1.01 seconds Judith Szczygiel edged out Tara Lyon to win the High Lady title at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

Szczygiel won four of the 10 stages to finish with 313.35 seconds and 101 points down competing as an Expert in the Enhanced Service Pistol division.

Lyon, who had won six stages and held the lead, fell to second after giving up 23.57 seconds to Szczygiel on the seventh stage. Lyon finished the match with 314.36 seconds and 73 points down as a Stock Service Pistol division Sharpshooter.

Third place among the women competitors went to Kristin Brickel, a Novice in SSP, finishing with 474.38 (185). Fourth place went to Dori Smith, a Marksman in ESP, with 482.40 (170) while Samantha Galante finished fifth as an SSP Novice with 484.22 (199).

Complete, searchable match results can be found online at IDPA.com.

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Massachusetts State IDPA Championship was held Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford located in North Dartmouth and drew 120 competitors.

For more information on IDPA, the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship presented by Smith & Wesson, or to join the more than 22,000 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 Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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McNaughton Wins Mass. State IDPA Junior Title

by Editor 6. June 2013 08:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Duncan McNaughton captured High Junior honors at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

McNaughton, who competed in the match as a Sharpshooter in the Enhanced Service Pistol division, finished in a time of 311.01 seconds with 104 points down. He was followed by Tyler Wannamaker in Stock Service Pistol where the Marksman finished with 475.94 (225).

Complete, searchable match results can be found online at IDPA.com.

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), the Massachusetts State IDPA Championship took place Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford located in North Dartmouth and drew 120 competitors.

For more information on IDPA, the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship presented by Smith & Wesson, or to join the more than 22,000 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 Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Wilfrid Cournoyer Wins Mass. State IDPA Stock Service Revolver Title

by Editor 6. June 2013 07:55
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Wilfrid Cournoyer won the Stock Service Revolver division title this past weekend at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

Held Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford located in North Dartmouth, the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) state championship match drew 120 top shooters, including Cournoyer who finished the competition in a time of 293.00 seconds with 63 points down. The Expert class shooter won six of the 10 stages in the match.

Dennis Doti, who took first Sharpshooter, finished second overall with 308.49 (76) and two stage wins. Kris Sines also won two stages and finished third overall with 317.84 (81). Rounding out the top five were Peter Goloski, a Marksman, in fourth with 492.24 (139) and Art Benner, a Novice, with 811.13 (230) in fifth.

Complete, searchable match results can be found online at IDPA.com.

For more information on IDPA, the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship presented by Smith & Wesson, or to join the more than 22,000 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 Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Dolio Repeats As Mass. IDPA Stock Service Pistol State Champ

by Editor 6. June 2013 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – With the third overall best time, David Dolio defended his 2012 championship run winning the Stock Service Pistol division title this past weekend at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

Despite winning just one of the 10 stages, Dolio managed to outpace the competition with a final time of 196.43 seconds and 53 points down.

Finishing immediately behind Dolio for the second year in a row was Ed Stettmeier as first Master and High Military with 214.48 (78) and four stage wins. Third place went to Bill Desmond, first Expert, with 221.20 (74) and two stage wins.

Rounding out the top five were David Bold, second Master, with 222.42 (77) and Frank Scahill, third Master, with 226.95 (69) and one stage win.

Elsewhere in the division, Justin DeMayo took first Sharpshooter with a time of 249.39 seconds and 103 points down. Woods Wannamaker finished first Marksman with 306.59 (94) while Kristin Brickel took first Novice with 474.38 (185).

Complete, searchable match results can be found online at IDPA.com.

Held Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford located in North Dartmouth, the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) state championship match drew 120 top shooters.

For more information on IDPA, the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship presented by Smith & Wesson, or to join the more than 22,000 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 Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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Gelberger Rolls To Enhanced Service Revolver Mass. State Title

by Editor 6. June 2013 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Gene Gelberger swept all 10 stages on his way to claiming the Enhanced Service Revolver division title at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

Held last weekend at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford located in North Dartmouth, the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) state championship match drew 120 top shooters, including Gelberger who finished with a final time of 251.87 seconds with 68 points down.

Second place went to Rob Lacroix, a Sharpshooter who posted a final of 352.36 (117). The defending champion Jerry Richard, classified an Expert, took third with 367.78 (69) while Ward Benner, a Marksman, finished fourth with 663.74 (157).

Complete, searchable match results can be found online at IDPA.com.

For more information on IDPA, the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship presented by Smith & Wesson, or to join the more than 22,000 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 Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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In ESP Panteao’s Yost Takes Home 4 Titles At Mass. State IDPA

by Editor 6. June 2013 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Winning five of 10 stages and shooting the fewest points down helped propel Team Panteao’s Tom Yost to the Enhanced Service Pistol division title at the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson.

Yost, who finished the match with a final time of 186.03 seconds and just 31 points down, claimed not only the ESP title but also High Senior, High Industry and Most Accurate honors.

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Massachusetts State IDPA Championship was held Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford located in North Dartmouth and drew 120 competitors.

Finishing first Master behind Yost was Joe Linskey who won two stages and took High Law Enforcement with 194.99 seconds and 44 points down. Third in the division went to Craig Phillips, the second Master, with 208.05 (31) followed by Brian Steskla, third Master, with 208.74 seconds, 70 points down and one stage win, and Dave Solimini, fourth Master, with 217.34 (57).

Elsewhere in the division, Richard Barker finished first Expert with 237.88 (83) and claimed High Military Veteran as well as one stage win. Bill Thorpe took first Sharpshooter with 227.32 (42). Joe Parks finished first Marksman with 324.06 (91). Judith Szczygiel, an Expert class shooter, won High Lady with 313.35 (101) while Duncan McNaughton, a Sharpshooter, took High Junior with 311.01 (104).

Complete, searchable match results can be found online at IDPA.com.

For more information on IDPA, the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship presented by Smith & Wesson, or to join the more than 22,000 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 Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

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IDPA Previews 17th Annual Massachusetts IDPA Championship Course Of Fire

by Editor 30. May 2013 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Organizers of the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship, presented by Smith & Wesson, are previewing all 10 stages of the course of fire competitors will face this weekend.

IDPA members and others interested in the scenarios and stage designs featured in this year’s match, as well as those from past matches, should visit IDPA’s DOWN ZERO blog.

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), the Massachusetts State IDPA Championship will take place Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2, at the Rob & Gun Club of New Bedford located in North Dartmouth.

In addition to determining the state champion in each of IDPA’s five handgun competition divisions, the match also serves as the first leg of the newly established King of New England, which is being presented by Apex Tactical Specialties.

Four stages from each of three major New England championships, starting with the Massachusetts State Championship, will make up the 12 stage challenge. To kick off the King of New England, John Catterall, match director of the Massachusetts State match, has selected the following stages as the Massachusetts State Championship portion of the series:

Stage 1 - Hallway Clearance
Stage 4 - Shrimp Mozambique
Stage 7 - Deep in the Heart of Texas
Stage 8 - Reload Skill Drill: Fast or Slow?
Stage 9 - Easy As 1-2-3 (alternate)

IDPA, which is the country’s fastest growing shooting sport, has seen tremendous growth in the last few years fueled by the surging demand in concealed carry permits and the increasing need for personal protection. Such rapid growth has made competitions like the Massachusetts State Championship extremely popular.

For more information on IDPA, the 17th Annual Massachusetts State IDPA Championship presented by Smith & Wesson, or to join the more than 22,000 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 Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.

 

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Gordon Carrell Continues Win Streak At Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas

by Editor 28. May 2013 08:15
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HEMPSTEAD, Texas – For the past 10 years Gordon Carrell has won the Stock Service Pistol title at the Lone Star State’s IDPA championship. This year however, the Team Comp-Tac shooter decided to take a different path, winning instead the Enhanced Service Pistol division title at the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas Championship.

Carrell captured not only the ESP title but also took top honors as the High Industry shooter and the title of Most Accurate, shooting just 11 points down with an overall top time of 151.80 seconds. Carrell outpaced his nearest competitor, defending champion Brian Stricker, by 15.74 seconds, winning seven of the 10 stages within the division with five of those stage wins topping the entire field of over 200 competitors.

“Gordon shot a brilliant match and dominated his division with a combination of both speed and accuracy, the kind of which wins you the title every time,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Second place overall in the division went to Brian Stricker who won one stage and took first Master with 167.54 (42). Team RangeLog’s Morgan Allen finished third for second Master with 178.92 (40), followed by Robert Powell, third Master, with 184.14 (62) and David Rowe, who finished first Expert, with 211.36 (63) and one stage win.

Elsewhere in the division, Dillon Rys claimed first Sharpshooter by winning one stage and finishing with 224.10 (78). Ray Duroy, a Sharpshooter within ESP, won the High Distinguished Senior title with a time of 231.11 (38). Scott Zwahr won first Marksman with 257.13 (63) while Michelle Azar took first Novice with 488.50 (187).

Complete, searchable match results can be found online at IDPA.com.

Sanctioned by the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) the Republic of Texas Championship was held this Memorial Day weekend at the ImpactZone Range in Hempstead and drew over 200 top shooters from throughout Texas and across the United States.

The match received strong industry support with sponsorship from ACADEMI, Armadillo Concealment, Brian Enos, Competitive Concealment, CrossBreed Holsters, Cypress Firearms, Dillon Precision, Don’s Guide Rods, GLC Shooting Academy, GlockTriggers.com, Grip Reductions, Hi-Viz Shooting Systems, Starline Brass, Target Acquired, and title sponsor Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship 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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