IDPA Argentina Hosts Bersa Invitational & Back Up Gun Championship

by Editor 20. February 2015 10:23
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – IDPA Argentina will host the Bersa IDPA Invitational & Back Up Gun Championship this weekend at the Asociacion de Tiro y Gimnasia de Quilmes gun club in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Sponsored by TDU Shooting Academy, Falke Gun Shop and Bersa, the match will be Argentina’s first major IDPA event and will feature six stages, three for standard IDPA divisions and three for Back Up Gun divisions.

According to Match Director Mariana Corrales, Saturday, February 21, will offer participants introductory classes to IDPA for those unfamiliar with the sport’s competitive format. Then on Sunday upwards of 100 shooters from across Argentina are expected to compete in the inaugural Bersa IDPA Invitational & Back Up Gun Championship.

For more information on IDPA, the Bersa IDPA Invitational & Back Up Gun Championship or to join the more than 24,000 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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Brownells Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 19. February 2015 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Brownells is returning as one of the major sponsors supporting next week’s Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match takes place February 26-28 and will draw upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

“IDPA is pleased to welcome back Brownells as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. Brownells has generously sponsored this match over the years, helping to make it one of the sport’s most popular events,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Brownells joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, the National Rifle Association, Sig Sauer Academy, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, Brownells will be providing lunch to all competitors each day of the match.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 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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Harris Publications Again Sponsoring Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 19. February 2015 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Harris Publications, a leading publisher of special interest publications, will once again be a major sponsor supporting next week’s Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“Harris Publications has long been a supporter of the shooting sports and IDPA in particular. We’re pleased to again have their support and the opportunity to work with them on this important national championship event,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Harris Publications joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the National Rifle Association, Sig Sauer Academy, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, Harris Publications will host one of the nightly hospitality suites open to all competitors and staff participating in the championship.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match takes place February 26-28 and will draw upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 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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Wilson Combat Returns To Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 17. February 2015 10:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Renowned firearms maker Wilson Combat will once again take its place among the major sponsors supporting the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

“We’re grateful to Bill Wilson and all the great folks at Wilson Combat for their continued and generous support of IDPA. Wilson Combat has always been one of IDPA’s strongest industry sponsors and we’re delighted to once again be working with them on the Indoor Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Wilson Combat joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the National Rifle Association, Sig Sauer Academy, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, Wilson Combat will host one of the nightly hospitality suites open to all competitors and staff participating in the championship.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 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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Sig Sauer Academy Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 17. February 2015 10:34
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the Sig Sauer Academy, one of the nation’s leading firearms training facilities offering a comprehensive program of more than 60 courses for the armed professional and responsible citizen, will be returning as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

“We’re very pleased to welcome back the Sig Sauer Academy as one of the major sponsors of Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals. Sig has worked closely with IDPA over the last few years and thanks in part to their great support the IDPA community in New England continues to grow and thrive,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The Sig Sauer Academy joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the National Rifle Association, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, the Sig Sauer Academy will host the awards banquet reception taking place Saturday night of the championship.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 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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Kimber to Sponsor 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 11. February 2015 13:07
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YONKERS, N.Y., February 11, 2015 — Kimber, Mfg., Inc., the world’s largest manufacturer of 1911-style pistols is proud to announce that it will be returning in 2015 as a sponsor of the 18th Annual Smith & Wesson International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) Indoor Nationals.

Kimber joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, FMG Publications, GLOCK, the National Rifle Association, XS Sight Systems and the title sponsor, Smith & Wesson, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, Kimber will be co-hosting the Safety Officer Appreciation Dinner and donating a Kimber 1911-style pistol for the match prize table.

Kimber will also be sending a member of its Shooting Team to compete in this year’s match. The Kimber Shooting Team is comprised of its own engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sales employees.

“Kimber is honored to be the defensive pistol choice of so many American gun owners,” said Richard Kirk, Kimber’s head of marketing & communications. “It makes sense to support the IDPA and Smith & Wesson in helping to introduce recreational and competitive shooting sports to the thousands of new gun owners that emerge every year.”

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship is considered the official start of the IDPA season that draws over 300 of the best IDPA shooters to compete at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. The 2015 match will be held February 26-28. More information on the match can be found by visiting www.idpa.com.

Kimber Mfg., Inc. is an American company that designs and manufactures premium firearms for individual, sporting, law enforcement and military markets. Complete information on Kimber firearms, accessories and Less-Lethal products is available by visiting www.kimberamerica.com or by calling (888) 243-4522. A detailed product catalog is available upon request. Kimber can also be found on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram.

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GLOCK Sponsors 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 10. February 2015 07:35
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – GLOCK, the nation’s leading pistol provider to American law enforcement agencies and maker of some of the most popular pistols used in the shooting sports, has returned as a major sponsor in supporting the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

“This year’s IDPA Indoor Nationals is poised to be the best yet and that’s thanks to the great support we receive from the industry and companies like GLOCK,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“GLOCK has helped tens of thousands of firearms owns find their way into the shooting sports through their GSSF matches, which has benefited IDPA as so many of those new competitors have since found a home in IDPA. We’re very pleased to again be working with such an industry titan.”

GLOCK joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, FMG Publications, the National Rifle Association, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, GLOCK will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 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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Comp-Tac To Sponsor 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 9. February 2015 07:20
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for competition and concealed carry, will once again be a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

“Comp-Tac has had a long relationship with IDPA, supporting numerous matches every year. Thanks to their generous support of matches like the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals, Comp-Tac holsters are among the most popular with IDPA members. We’re delighted to once again be working with Comp-Tac,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Comp-Tac Victory Gear joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, FMG Publications, the National Rifle Association, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, Comp-Tac Victory Gear will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition. They will be represented in the competition by Comp-Tac team members Gordon Carrell and Randi Rogers, the defending Indoor Nationals Women’s Champion.

“Comp-Tac is proud to support the shooting sports and IDPA competitions in particular. As a sport centered on concealed carry scenarios, IDPA provides a great proving ground for Comp-Tac designs and the support and feedback we’ve received from the IDPA community has made us the number one competition and number one concealed carry holster brand in the sport,” said Randi Rogers, sales and marketing manager for Comp-Tac.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 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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National Rifle Association Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 6. February 2015 07:15
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and Smith & Wesson announced that the National Rifle Association will sponsor the awards banquet at the 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals taking place later this month.

“The shooting sports in America thrive today because of the great work of the National Rifle Association. Whether it’s promoting firearms safety, training legions of certified firearms instructors or fighting to protect every American’s second amendment rights, the NRA has proven over and over again it is the best friend a gun owner can have. And thanks to their generous sponsorship of our awards banquet, the NRA is also a great friend to both IDPA and Smith & Wesson,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

The National Rifle Association joins ACADEMI, Apex Tactical Specialties, FMG Publications, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals.

“The National Rifle Association is very proud to support both IDPA and Smith & Wesson in bringing IDPA members another great Indoor National Championship. Millions of Americans enjoy the freedoms bestowed on us by our constitution and in particular the second amendment. There is no better expression of those freedoms than when we gather together in friendly competition and share our time spent on the range with friends and family,” said Joe De Bergalis, member of the NRA’s Board of Directors.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 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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ACADEMI Returns To Sponsor 2015 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 2. February 2015 11:09
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – ACADEMI, a leading, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial customers worldwide, will once again be a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals.

ACADEMI joins Apex Tactical Specialties, FMG Publications, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the IDPA Indoor Nationals. As part of their support, ACADEMI will be one of the stage sponsors for the competition.

“ACADEMI understands the important roll competition plays in improving the gun handling skills of shooters and how matches like the Indoor Nationals provide the perfect platform for measuring those skills. We greatly appreciate their continued support for IDPA,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, now in its 18th consecutive year, serves as the official start of the IDPA season. The 2015 match will take place February 26-28 and draws upwards of 350 of the best IDPA shooters to Springfield, Massachusetts to compete on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals or to join the more than 24,000 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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