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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Comp-Tac Republic Of Texas IDPA Championship Added To 2013 Schedule

by Editor 13. December 2012 08:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and Comp-Tac Victory Gear today announced the date of the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

Serving as the Lone Star State’s premier defensive pistol shooting competition and state championship match, the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will take place Saturday, May 25 on the northwest side of Houston at the Impactzone Range in Hempstead.

“We are extremely pleased to have Comp-Tac Victory Gear, one of IDPA’s strongest industry partners, supporting the 2013 Texas state match as the title sponsor. Texas is IDPA country with several outstanding clubs and matches to serve our membership. The 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship is sure to be the highlight of the IDPA shooting season in the Lone Star State,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“As a Texas-based company Comp-Tac is always proud to sponsor the Texas State IDPA Championship. IDPA has been a major influence on Comp-Tac’s products and services and I feel there is no better way to thank them than to support the matches, especially those in our home state,” said Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

Serving as the host club for the 2013 championship will be the Thunder Tactical Shooters. Officials with the club expect to draw 200 of the state’s best IDPA shooters, making the match another sell-out event. Complete match registration details will be announced the first week of January.

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.

About Comp-Tac Victory Gear:
Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the personal defense and competition market, was formed in 2001 with the intention of designing holsters of the highest quality. Currently, Comp-Tac offers over 30 products with 92,000 possible variations to accommodate each individual’s lifestyle and needs. Thanks to the great support of their customers Comp-Tac continues to grow and refine their product line. For more information visit www.Comp-Tac.com. You can also keep up with the latest news by liking Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac or following @CompTac on Twitter.

About International Defensive Pistol Association:
Founded in 1996, the International Defensive Pistol Association is the international governing body for IDPA competition which offers shooters a fun, safe, and challenging format to practice and test their gun handling skills through defensive-based scenarios. Today IDPA stands as the fastest growing shooting sport in the United States with 21,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA's 321 affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships.


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CORBON Back As Major Sponsor Of Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 13. December 2012 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The widely respected ammunition manufacturer CORBON has announced its return as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

CORBON joins Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, 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 a stage sponsor, CORBON will supply ammunition to be featured on one of the stages incorporating a Smith & Wesson firearm being utilized by all competitors as a “pick-up” gun.

“CORBON is one of the top names in defensive ammunition and the preferred concealed carry ammo for many IDPA members,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. “We’re pleased to welcome back CORBON as one of the major sponsors of this year’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals and thank them for their continued support of IDPA.”

“If there’s one thing we understand at CORBON it’s self defense. That’s why we’re proud to continue our support for IDPA, and the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals where top defensive shooting competitors come together to compete for one of IDPA’s most coveted titles," said Mike Shovel of CORBON.

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 sports’ 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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Wilson Combat Once Again Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 11. December 2012 07:30
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) today announced that one of the most recognizable names in the manufacture of fine custom-built 1911 pistols, Wilson Combat, will be a returning sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

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.

“IDPA has enjoyed a long and close working relationship with Wilson Combat, which was also founded by IDPA founder Bill Wilson. We’re extremely pleased to have the first name in defensive pistol shooting back as a major sponsor of one of IDPA’s most important matches,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Wilson Combat joins Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, GLOCK, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. In addition to sponsoring a shooter hospitality suite during match check-in, Wilson Combat will be represented in the competition by the current IDPA Custom Defensive Pistol National Champion and defending Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals CDP champ, Glenn Shelby.

“Wilson Combat is proud to be one IDPA’s longest and most reliable sponsor partners in the firearms industry. Thousands of IDPA shooters rely on Wilson Combat pistols for both personal protection and competition, which is why we strongly support IDPA and matches like the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals," said John May of Wilson Combat.

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 sports’ 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 follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

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Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals Registration Opens This Saturday

by Editor 7. December 2012 08:29
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Online registration for the International Defensive Pistol Association’s most popular match, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, opens this Saturday, December 8, starting at 8:00am ET.

Hosted by Smith & Wesson at their own Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, the match will celebrate its 16th season of competition this coming February 21-23 and is expected to draw a record number of industry sponsors.

Due to the incredible popularity of the Indoor Nationals which has in the past routinely sold out in a matter of minutes, organizers have outlined a priority points system that will be used for this year’s registration process.

IDPA members that have competed in the championship in one or more of the last four years receive one (1) priority point for each year they participated in the match. Competitors can check their priority points ranking on the match registration site. Online registration will begin at 8:00am ET Saturday morning, December 8 and proceed as follows:

8:00 AM – Registration opens for shooters with four (4) priority points
10:00 AM – Registration opens for shooters with three (3) priority points
12:00 PM – Registration opens for shooters with two (2) priority points
2:00 PM – Registration opens for shooters with one (1) priority point
4:00 PM – General registration opens for all remaining shooters

General registration for all IDPA members will follow the priority point registration starting at 4:00pm ET on December 8. Any remaining slots still available at that time will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

An outline of the complete match registration process has been posted on IDPA’s Down Zero blog. All IDPA shooters interested in entering the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship are encouraged to carefully review and familiarize themselves with the procedure prior to the start of online registration Saturday morning.

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 follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

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GLOCK Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 7. December 2012 07:45
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that GLOCK, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories, is returning as a major sponsor of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

GLOCK joins Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. 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. GLOCK will be represented in the match by Team GLOCK shooters Tori Nonaka and Michelle Viscusi.

“GLOCK is one of the most recognized firearms in IDPA competition and can be found in the holsters of many an IDPA member. Their continued support for the shooting sports, and IDPA in particular, has helped bring more shooters to the range. On behalf of IDPA’s 21,000-plus members I want to again thank GLOCK for their generous support,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

"GLOCK has a long history of supporting recreational and competitive shooting. From our own GLOCK Sport Shooting Foundation, which has helped tens of thousands of new gun owners find their way into the shooting sports, to our support of competition organizations like IDPA, GLOCK is proud to be an industry leader in growing shooting sports, especially the accomplishments of those competing with a GLOCK pistol."

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 sports’ 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 follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

About GLOCK, Inc.
GLOCK, Inc. is a leading global manufacturer of pistols and accessories. GLOCK's superior engineering has produced a pistol with only 34 parts and a rugged polymer-frame, providing industry-leading reliability shot after shot. GLOCK is renowned for its pistols which are safe, featuring three safeties; simple, offering a low number of components to provide reliability; and fast, with no encumbering parts to slow the speed to fire. This combination makes GLOCK pistols the first choice among consumers and law enforcement, with 65% of agencies nationwide choosing to carry GLOCK. Austrian-engineered, the company has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Austria. Based in Smyrna, Ga., GLOCK, Inc. is an advocate for our nation's law enforcement and military personnel, as well as all citizens' Second Amendment right to bear arms. For more information, please visit www.glock.com.



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Comp-Tac To Again Sponsor Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. December 2012 08:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the concealed carry and competition markets, will once again be a major sponsor of the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Comp-Tac joins Brownells, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions and match host Smith & Wesson as one of the major sponsors of the competition. In addition to hosting the awards banquet’s social hour, Comp-Tac will be represented in the match by Team Comp-Tac members Gordon Carrell and four-time defending High Lady champion Randi Rogers.

“Comp-Tac is one of IDPA’s strongest corporate partners and has supported countless matches over the years. Along with their generous sponsorship of major championships, Team Comp-Tac has been a constant presence on IDPA ranges around the country, helping to make them one of the most popular holster brands in the sport,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for 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.

“One of the great things about IDPA is the sport’s effort to make each match an event.  The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the most prestigious and enjoyable events of the shooting season and Comp-Tac is honored to sponsor the banquet social hour," said Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

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 sports’ 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 follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out the Down Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.

About Comp-Tac:
Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the personal defense and competition market, was formed in 2001 with the intention of designing holsters of the highest quality. Currently, Comp-Tac offers over 30 products with 92,000 possible variations to accommodate each individual’s lifestyle and needs. Thanks to the great support of their customers Comp-Tac continues to grow and refine their product line. For more information visit www.Comp-Tac.com. You can also keep up with the latest news by liking Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac or following @CompTac on Twitter.

 

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Safariland Partners With IDPA For December-January Membership Promotion

by Editor 29. November 2012 08:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Join or renew your membership in the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) during the months of December and January and you’ll receive a special 50% Holsters.com discount card from Safariland, according to an announcement by IDPA officials and representatives from Safariland.

The Safariland IDPA Membership Promotion runs from December 1, 2012 thru January 31, 2013. New and renewing IDPA members will receive a one-time-use discount card for use on Holsters.com. The Holsters.com card is good for the purchase of gear with a retail value totaling up to a maximum of $1,000 before the 50% discount is applied – allowing IDPA members to save up to $500 in new Safariland®, Bianchi®, Break-Free® and KleenBore™ products.

"We are thrilled to offer our new and renewing IDPA members this special promotion from Safariland. As one of the best known holster and shooting accessory brands in the industry, Safariland has been an ardent supporter of the shooting sports and we are proud to work with them to further expand IDPA’s growth," said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“IDPA continues to set the standard in quality matches and continued growth while promoting the shooting sports. We are pleased to help out the new and renewing members with this program. They will see that we offer a wide line of products to meet their needs for IDPA and beyond,” said Scott Carnahan, VP of Safariland and Bianchi.

To take advantage of this special Safariland promotion current (or lapsed) members of IDPA should use the online renewal process. Those joining IDPA for the very first time should fill out the new member online application. Once the new membership or renewal process is completed, IDPA will send you your Holsters.com 50% discount card along with your membership materials.

Fore more information on IDPA, visit 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 Safariland
Safariland, LLC is a premier global provider of trusted, innovative, high-quality law enforcement and security products for the public safety, military and outdoor/personal protection markets. Offering many of the world's most recognizable names in these markets, principal brands include ABA®, Second Chance®, Safariland®, Bianchi® and Break Free®. Forensics brands include Identicator® and NIK®. Safariland's mission, Together, We Save Lives, is inherent in the life-saving products it delivers. Safariland, LLC is a privately held company with headquarters in Jacksonville, FL. For more information about Safariland and its brands, please visit www.safariland.com.

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