Leapers Signs On As Major Sponsor Of S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 5. February 2014 07:40
Subscribe to Feed

BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Michigan based Leapers, Inc., a company known for its uncompromising high standards in supplying sportsmen and women with shooting, hunting and outdoor gear since 1992, is the latest sponsor of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Leapers joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match.

“Thanks to companies like Leapers, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals continues to grow in prominence as one of the shooting sports’ best supported matches. We’re grateful to Leapers for their very generous support of this championship,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

As part of their support, Leapers, Inc. will be one of the companies hosting a special dinner to recognize the valuable contributions of the match’s all volunteer staff.

“We are proud to sponsor various matches including those in IDPA. This follows our mission statement to promote a quality lifestyle for hunting and shooting sports activities,” said John Kapusta of Leapers, Inc.

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 from companies like Leapers.

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.

Comments: Comments

S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals Welcomes Back Michigan Ammo As Major Sponsor

by Editor 4. February 2014 07:35
Subscribe to Feed

BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The Michigan Ammo Company is once again supporting the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and has signed on as one of the returning major sponsors of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Michigan Ammo Company joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, Michigan Ammo Company will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the competition.

“We’re very pleased to continue our relationship with the Michigan Ammo Company which has been a constant presence these last couple years at the Smith & Wesson hosted championships,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

“Michigan Ammo Company is a proud supporter of the shooting sports and our ongoing partnership with IDPA, Smith & Wesson and the national level championships they host,” said Mike Patrick, president of Michigan Ammo Company.

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 from companies like Michigan Ammo Company.

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.

 

Comments: Comments

SIG SAUER Returns As Sponsor Of S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 3. February 2014 18:25
Subscribe to Feed

BERRYVILLE, Ark. – New Hampshire firearms maker SIG SAUER® has signed on as one of the major sponsors of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

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 from companies like SIG SAUER.

“SIG SAUER continues to support IDPA, both nationally and locally at their training facility in New Hampshire, and we’re very pleased to welcome them back as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

SIG SAUER joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match.

As part of their support, SIG SAUER will host the reception prior to the Saturday evening awards banquet.

“The staff of the SIG Academy looks forward to the S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals every year. It is a fantastic event and venue, we are excited to sponsor the match as always. IDPA competitions fall directly in line with our “train how you fight” philosophy so what better way to put shooter skills to the test than at this highly competitive match,” said Adam Painchaud, director of the SIG SAUER Academy.

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.

Comments: Comments

Brownells Sponsors 2014 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 31. January 2014 07:40
Subscribe to Feed

BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Longtime IDPA supporter Brownells – The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™ − is continuing its commitment to the sport with sponsorship of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Brownells joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match.

“We are always so pleased to partner with Brownells to bring top-rate IDPA championship events to our members. Brownells remains one of IDPA’s closest corporate sponsors and we cannot thank them enough for their generosity,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

As part of their support, Brownells will be providing lunch for all competitors each day of the match.

“Smith & Wesson and IDPA have set the standard for indoor matches with the Indoor Nationals and we’re excited to be a part of it for 2014,” said Matt Buckingham, president of Brownells

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 from companies like Brownells.

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.

Comments: Comments

Self Defense Association Sponsors 2014 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 31. January 2014 07:30
Subscribe to Feed

BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship continues to pick up support as the Self Defense Association (SDA) is the latest to sign on as a major sponsor.

SDA is an exclusive association consisting of concealed carry permit holders. SDA caters to these concealed carry permit holders by providing additional training and education resources, discount programs tailored to the concealed carry holder and up to $250,000 self-defense coverage.

SDA joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match.

“We want to thank the Self Defense Association for their ongoing support of IDPA competition and welcome them as a major sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

As part of their support, the Self Defense Association will host the Thursday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

“SDA is proud to sponsor IDPA. We believe in the continual training in the safe use of firearms and IDPA is a great organization for everyone that has a concealed carry permit to join to become more proficient with their handguns,” said Darryl Swagerty of the Self Defense Association.

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 from companies like the Self Defense Association.

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.

Comments: Comments

Blade-Tech Sponsors 2014 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 29. January 2014 08:32
Subscribe to Feed

BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship continues to pick up support as Blade-Tech Industries is the latest to sign on as a major sponsor.

Blade-Tech, a leading manufacturer of custom production thermoplastic and injection molded holsters, joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GunUp.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match.

“We are very pleased to announce that Blade-Tech will be one of our major sponsors for the popular Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals. Blade-Tech has been very involved with IDPA competitions at the national and local level and we greatly appreciate their continued support,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

As part of their support, Blade-Tech will be one of the companies hosting a special dinner to recognize the valuable contributions of the match’s all volunteer staff.

“Blade-Tech is honored to be able to continue sponsoring the International Defensive Pistol Association and quality matches like the 2014 S&W Indoor Nationals. It is our drive to support our nation’s shooters and the shooting sports,” said Tom Crawford, Blade-Tech Chief Production Officer.

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 from companies like Blade-Tech.

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.

Comments: Comments

GunUp.com To Be Major Sponsor Of 2014 S&W IDPA Indoor Nationals

by Editor 29. January 2014 07:30
Subscribe to Feed

BERRYVILLE, Ark. – GunUp.com, a one-stop community hub for gun enthusiasts to buy, learn, discuss, and share, has signed on as a major sponsor of the sold-out 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events. The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“Thanks to GunUp, and their generous support of IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals is poised to be the best ever. On behalf of IDPA’s more than 23,000 members, I want to thank GunUp for all they do for our sport,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

GunUp joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, GunUp will host the Friday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

“We're proud to support IDPA; their dedication to the future of the shooting sports and providing a place where our readers and customers can shoot their carry gear makes this a perfect fit,” said Caleb Giddings, Vice President of GunUp.Com.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to broad industry support from companies like GunUp.

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.

Comments: Comments

Safariland Renews IDPA Partnership With February-March Membership Drive

by Editor 29. January 2014 07:20
Subscribe to Feed

BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Holster maker Safariland® is renewing its partnership with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA), offering new and renewing members that sign up between February 1 thru March 31 a special 50% Holsters.com discount card.

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.

“Our 2013 Safariland IDPA membership promotion was a huge success, helping us reach record numbers. We’re very pleased to once again partner with Safariland and thank them for their ongoing support of IDPA,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“2013 was another great year for IDPA and we are glad that we were able to participate in the new member and renewing member program. We are pleased to offer this program again, be sure to take advantage while the offer is there! You will see that we offer a wide range of products to meet your needs for IDPA and more,” 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.

For more information on IDPA, 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.

About Safariland
Established in 1964, Safariland® has earned worldwide renown and a leadership position in the industry for its technologically advanced holsters and other gear to the law enforcement, military, concealment and competitive sporting markets. Safariland holsters, belts and accessories provide users with high-quality tools to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Safariland is credited for developing the first Level III retention holster for the uniformed duty market. With a reputation for INNOVATION NOT IMITATION®, the Safariland brand continues its position as the worldwide leader in retention holsters. Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit www.safariland.com/dutygear.

Comments: Comments

Wilson Combat Back As S&W Indoor Nationals Sponsor

by Editor 27. January 2014 07:45
Subscribe to Feed

BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Wilson Combat, the renowned manufacturer of 1911 pistols, will be one of the returning major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Assn. (IDPA).

Now in its 17th year, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular matches, once again selling out in record time. The match will take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“Major IDPA matches rely on the support of sponsors, and there are few as generous – and committed – as Wilson Combat,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Wilson Combat joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, Wilson Combat will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“Wilson Combat is a proud sponsor of IDPA and the Indoor Nationals. Our thanks go out to all the competitors for their hard work, and to S&W for hosting this premier event,” said Tressa Bohannan, marketing director for Wilson Combat.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to broad industry support from companies like Wilson Combat.

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.

Comments: Comments

FMG Publications Continues Its Support For The S&W Indoor Nationals

by Editor 27. January 2014 07:35
Subscribe to Feed

BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Assn. (IDPA) announced that FMG Publications, one of the leading magazine publishers catering to the firearms enthusiast and shooting sports participant, will be a major sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is among the shooting sports’ most popular matches, once again selling out in record time. The match will take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

“IDPA is pleased to again be partnering with FMG Publications. Over the years, FMG has been a dedicated proponent of the shooting sports, as well as extremely generous with their support for IDPA competitions in particular,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

FMG Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting the match. As part of their support, FMG Publications will sponsor one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“Our titles influence countless gun product purchases each year. The logical next step is getting the gear out of the box and on to the range. Smith & Wesson and IDPA matches offer plenty of get-off-the-couch solutions. We're proud to once again sponsor this shooting season kick-off event,” said Randy Molde, VP for business development at FMG Publications.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season and is regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, thanks to broad industry support from companies likeFMG Publications.

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.

Comments: Comments

Copyright 2012 International Defensive Pistol Association Privacy Terms of Use