NSSF Sponsors 2012 IDPA National Championships

by Editor 26. July 2012 13:03
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry, will again play a major role in the upcoming 2012 IDPA National Championships as a gold level sponsor.

Since 2008 NSSF has served as a one of the major sponsors of the IDPA Nationals and supported the match as part of the organization’s overall mission to promote the shooting sports in America.

“For the fifth year in a row the National Shooting Sports Foundation has joined with IDPA in promoting our premier competition event, the IDPA National Championships. Their generous support of IDPA, as well as for all the shooting sports, is one of the reasons that participation is at an all time high, and IDPA membership specifically has grown more than 50% since 2008,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“We are grateful for NSSF’s sponsorship and extremely proud that our relationship with the firearms industry’s trade association continues to grow and benefit our members.”

"IDPA's growth over the past few years has been nothing short of remarkable, and NSSF is committed to helping the sport continue its record growth," said Chris Dolnack, NSSF senior vice president and chief marketing officer. "NSSF is proud to support IDPA and this year's 2012 IDPA National Championships."

The IDPA National Championships is the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season and will take place September 19-22 at The Range in Oxford, North Carolina. More than 300 top shooters will be vying for the coveted title of National Champion in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

To find a club near you, join IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, 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 National Shooting Sports Foundation:
The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 7,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen's organizations and publishers.

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 over 20,000 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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Vogel Repeats As Carolina Cup Champ, Extends Win Streak to 12

by Editor 20. June 2012 07:48
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Bob Vogel

OXFORD, N.C. – Bob Vogel hasn’t lost a major IDPA match since late 2007, including this past weekend when, for the second time in a row, he claimed the Stock Service Pistol (SSP) division title at the 2012 Carolina Cup.

With a final score of 183.63, Vogel dominated the field of 143 SSP shooters. The Distinguished Master class shooter and Panteao Productions shooting team member outpaced his nearest competitor, Team RangeLog’s Rob Tate, by 32.17 points, shooting clean on seven stages and winning 13 of the 16 stages.

“Bob’s performance at this weekend’s Carolina Cup was nothing short of amazing,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “Not only did he successfully defend his 2011 title win, but in doing so Bob has extended his IDPA major match win streak to 12, which started back in 2007 at the IDPA National Championship.”

Bob Vogel

Tate, who won one stage in the match, finished first Master in the SSP division with a score of 215.80, earning him first Master honors. Nicholas Yanutola, who also won a single stage, took second Master (224.54), followed by Team Panteao’s Tom Yost, third Master (227.56), David McDonald, fourth Master (254.03), and Team Comp-Tac’s Gregg Garrett, fifth Master (257.22).

Finishing sixth Master, and seventh overall, with a score of 261.61 was Randi Rogers of Team Comp-Tac who won the Carolina Cup’s High Lady title for the third year in a row.

Elsewhere in the Stock Service Pistol division, Craig Grivois took first in the Expert class with 275.80, followed by Norman Wisniewski taking top honors in the Marksman class with 404.28, and Glock’s Ed Fitzgerald finishing first in the Novice class with 490.91.

Bob Vogel

The 2012 Carolina Cup was held June 14-16 at The Range in Oxford and drew 359 competitors from 24 states and Puerto Rico, as well as five foreign nations. For more information on the match, or to review the full results, visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com.

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.

To find a club near you, join the more than 20,000 members of IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, 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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Rogers 3-Peats As IDPA Carolina Cup High Lady

by Editor 20. June 2012 07:37
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Randi Rogers

OXFORD, N.C. – With her High Lady win at this weekend’s IDPA Carolina Cup, Team Comp-Tac’s Randi Rogers is not just the dominant woman shooter in IDPA but one win away from a perfect season.

Rogers placed sixth among the Master class, and seventh overall, in the Stock Service Pistol (SSP) division with a score of 261.61. The win gives Rogers her third straight High Lady title at the Carolina Cup, but more importantly marks her third High Lady win of the 2012 IDPA season putting her one win away from a perfect run.

Earlier this year Rogers claimed High Lady at the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals as well as at the IDPA European Cup. Only a win at the IDPA National Championships remains for Rogers to complete her perfect season.

Randi Rogers

“Randi is clearly on a roll with her third straight Carolina Cup High Lady win. Add this to her High Lady victories earlier this season and you can see why she’s the top ranked woman in our sport,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Elsewhere in the Stock Service Pistol division, Bob Vogel, a Distinguished Master, won the division title with a final score of 183.63, placing him high overall for the second year in a row. Rob Tate of Team RangeLog took first Master and second overall behind Vogel with 215.80. Craig Grivois took first in the Expert class with 275.80, followed by Norman Wisniewski taking top honors in the Marksman class with 404.28, and Glock’s Ed Fitzgerald finishing first in the Novice class with 490.91.

Randi Rogers

The 2012 Carolina Cup was held June 14-16 at The Range in Oxford and drew 359 competitors from 24 states and Puerto Rico, as well as five foreign nations. For more information on the match, or to review the full results, visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com.

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.

To find a club near you, join the more than 20,000 members of IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, 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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Wright Wins 2012 IDPA Carolina Cup Enhanced Service Pistol Title

by Editor 20. June 2012 07:15
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Brandon Wright

OXFORD, N.C. – Brandon Wright, captain of the International Training, Inc. shooting team (Team ITI), won eight of 16 stages at the 2012 IDPA Carolina Cup in Oxford, N.C. to win the Enhanced Service Pistol title.

Wright, who finished second overall among all shooters in all divisions, outpaced his nearest competitor in the ESP division’s Master class, Ravin Perry of Team RangeLog, by 9.5 points, to take the title with his final score of 207.84.

“Brandon shot an outstanding match, putting in a solid performance across a very difficult course of fire on his way to taking the ESP division title and placing second overall,” noted Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Brandon Wright

Perry, who took top honors on one stage, finished first Master with 217.34. Team Comp-Tac’s Gordon Carrell placed second Master with two stage wins and a final score of 221.55. Team ITI’s Morgan Allen finished third Master with four stage wins and a score of 223.38. Rounding out the top five was Scott Warren with one stage win and a score of 231.79 to take fourth Master.

Costa Rica’s Miguel Gamboa, who finished fifth Master and seventh overall in the division, took home the High International title with 236.80.

Elsewhere in the division, Russell Poole, III was the first Expert with 233.81, followed by Noah Teal claiming the first Sharpshooter title with 297.26, and Michael Haskin winning ESP’s first Marksman award with 374.38.

Brandon Wright

The 2012 Carolina Cup was held June 14-16 at The Range in Oxford and drew 359 competitors from 24 states and Puerto Rico, as well as five foreign nations. For more information on the match, or to review the full results, visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com.

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.

To find a club near you, join the more than 20,000 members of IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, 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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Costa Rica’s Gamboa Claims High International Title At 2012 IDPA Carolina Cup

by Editor 20. June 2012 07:10
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Miguel Gamboa

OXFORD, N.C. – With national pride on the line, Miguel Gamboa of Costa Rica came through to win the coveted High International title this past weekend at the 2012 IDPA Carolina Cup in Oxford, N.C.

Competing in the Enhanced Service Pistol division, Gamboa placed sixth in the Master class and finished an impressive seventh overall in the division with his final score of 236.80.

Gamboa claimed the High International title in competition against several talented shooters from Austria, Finland, Italy, Venezuela and his homeland of Costa Rica.

“IDPA is growing rapidly on the international level and are seeing more and more foreign shooters, like Miguel, traveling to the U.S. to compete. The High International title grows in importance each year as nations battle for bragging rights. It’s an honor to congratulate, on behalf of the entire IDPA membership, Miguel Gamboa and Team Costa Rica on their Carolina Cup victory,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Miguel Gamboa

The 2012 Carolina Cup was held June 14-16 at The Range in Oxford and drew 359 competitors from 24 states and Puerto Rico, as well as five foreign nations. For more information on the match, or to review the full results, visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com.

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.

To find a club near you, join the more than 20,000 members of IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, 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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Byerly Cruises To Custom Defensive Pistol Title Win At 2012 IDPA Carolina Cup

by Editor 20. June 2012 07:05
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Gary Byerly

OXFORD, N.C. – Team ITI’s Gary Byerly made it look easy winning nine of 16 stages to outpace his nearest competitor by 22.7 points and claim the Custom Defensive Pistol title at the 2012 IDPA Carolina Cup in Oxford, N.C.

A Master class shooter for the International Training, Inc. shooting team (Team ITI), Byerly finished the match with a score of 227.44 which placed him eighth overall among all competitors in all divisions.

“CDP is always a challenging division to compete in with a number of excellent shooters gunning for the win. With his solid run, Gary proved this weekend that if you’re going to compete in CDP then you’ll have to get by him to take the title,” noted Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Gary Byerly

Finishing second overall in the division as first Master was Darren Kirts who won three stages to post a final score of 250.14. Chris Chamberlin posted one stage win and finished second Master (250.27), followed by Mike Alexander with three stage wins for third Master (255.04), Craig Buckland, competing for Wolff Springs, fourth Master (257.05), and Steve Wall at fifth Master (265.33).

Elsewhere in the CDP division, Team Rudy Project’s Alex Stephenson finished first Expert with 296.93. Peter Haggar claimed first Sharpshooter with 297.12. And William Benbow finished with a final score of 384.71 for first Marksman.

Gary Byerly

The 2012 Carolina Cup was held June 14-16 at The Range in Oxford and drew 359 competitors from 24 states and Puerto Rico, as well as five foreign nations. For more information on the match, or to review the full results, visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com.

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.

To find a club near you, join the more than 20,000 members of IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, 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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Kratochvil Takes IDPA Carolina Cup Stock Service Revolver Title

by Editor 20. June 2012 07:00
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Gregg Kratochvil

OXFORD, N.C. – Gregg Kratochvil is among the country’s top revolver shooters and proved it once again this past weekend with his Stock Service Revolver title win at the IDPA Carolina Cup in Oxford, N.C.

Kratochvil, who is ranked a Master in the SSR division, battled fellow SSR Master Tom Becker throughout the match. The two swapped the lead multiple times as each took turns claiming stage wins with Kratochvil winning seven stages to Becker’s eight.

In the end, Kratochvil took the title with a strong performance on stage 16, where he outpaced Becker by 8.12 points to finish with a final score of 312.50 to Becker’s 320.90.

“The battle for the SSR division title was a real strong head-to-head match up between two outstanding wheelgunners, coming down to who could outshoot who on one of the match’s most decisive stages,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “Congratulations to both Gregg and Tom on their outstanding shooting.”

Gregg Kratochvil

In the Expert class, Will Williamson finished first with a score of 392.62. Carl Mason took first Sharpshooter in the SSR division with 404.93, while Richard Von Furstenberg claimed first Marksman with his final score of 465.94.

The 2012 Carolina Cup was held June 14-16 at The Range in Oxford and drew 359 competitors from 24 states and Puerto Rico, as well as five foreign nations. For more information on the match, or to review the full results, visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com.

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.

To find a club near you, join the more than 20,000 members of IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, 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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Dandreamatteo Wins IDPA Carolina Cup Enhanced Service Revolver Title

by Editor 20. June 2012 06:14
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Toni Dandreamatteo

OXFORD, N.C. – Team RangeLog’s Toni Dandreamatteo won the Enhanced Service Revolver title this past weekend at the IDPA Carolina Cup in Oxford, N.C.

Dandreamatteo, who is ranked a Master in the ESR division, won 12 of 16 stages to finish with a final score of 314.29.

“Toni, who everybody in IDPA knows as ‘Honey Bunny’, is not just an accomplished shooter as evidenced by his ESR win at the Carolina Cup, but one of our sport’s most outgoing and friendly ambassadors. I know that everyone in IDPA joins me in congratulating him on his win,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing third overall in the division was Irvin Earles with a score of 389.65 to take first Expert. Emilio Franco Jr. took first Sharpshooter in the division with two stage wins and a score of 349, placing him second overall behind Dandreamatteo. Jody Patterson, the only competitor in the Marksman class, finished with 587.69.

Toni Dandreamatteo

The 2012 Carolina Cup was held June 14-16 at The Range in Oxford and drew 359 competitors from 24 states and Puerto Rico, as well as five foreign nations. For more information on the match, or to review the full results, visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com.

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.

To find a club near you, join the more than 20,000 members of IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, 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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Colt and EAR-East Sponsor IDPA's Carolina Cup

by Editor 10. June 2012 09:05
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – One of IDPA's biggest championship events just got bigger thanks to the support of firearms industry icon Colt's Manufacturing Company and the hearing protection firm EAR-East, which according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association have both signed on as sponsors of this weekend's Carolina Cup.

Colt and EAR-East join Remington Arms and Smith & Wesson, the Carolina Cup's two major sponsors, as well as Blade-Tech, Comp-Tac, Federal Premium Ammunition, GlockTriggers.com, Panteao Productions, Precision Delta, Safariland and Trijicon in supporting the championship.

Colt and EAR-East will each sponsor one of the 16 stages in the match. The Carolina Cup takes place June 14-16 in Oxford, North Carolina with over 370 of IDPA's top competitors expected to attend.

“With the Carolina Cup just days away, excitement for the match is building,” said Scott Ruby, sponsor coordinator for the Carolina Cup. “This year we'll have a record number of shooters competing and that's thanks to the great support we've received from the industry and companies like Colt and EAR-East.”

The Carolina Cup is one of IDPA's three major championships and will be held at The Range in Oxford, where shooters are expected to put upwards of 75,000 rounds downrange in pursuit of titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

A competitor slot to the Carolina Cup is one of the most highly sought after in the sport due to the match's reputation of providing one of the most challenging courses of fire. Stages are known for their creativity and how they test a shooter's entire skill set. Due to both the match's popularity and the explosive growth in IDPA membership, the Carolina Cup has been sold out since early March.

For more information on the championship visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com, or use #carolinacup to follow match news and competitor updates on Twitter.

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 over 20,000 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.

To find a club near you, join IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, 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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IDPA Adds Panteao Productions And Precision Delta To Carolina Cup Sponsor List

by Editor 6. June 2012 12:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced the addition of Panteao Productions and Precision Delta to the growing list of sponsors of the upcoming Carolina Cup taking place June 14-16 in Oxford, N.C.

Panteao Productions and Precision Delta join Remington Arms and Smith & Wesson, the Carolina Cup's two major sponsors, as well as Blade-Tech, Comp-Tac, Federal Premium Ammunition, GlockTriggers.com, Safariland and Trijicon in supporting the championship.

Panteao Productions and Precision Delta will each sponsor one of the 16 stages in the match, which is expected to draw over 370 of IDPA's top competitors.

“We're extremely fortunate to have the strong support of companies like Panteao Productions and Precision Delta whose generosity has helped make the Carolina Cup one of the largest and most popular competitions in IDPA,” said Scott Ruby, sponsor coordinator for the Carolina Cup.

In addition to sponsoring the match, Panteao Productions will be represented in the competition by shooting team members Dave Harrington, team captain Tom Yost, and Bob Vogel, the Carolina Cup's defending Stock Service Pistol champion.

The Carolina Cup, one of IDPA's three major championships, will be held at The Range in Oxford, North Carolina where shooters are expected to put upwards of 75,000 rounds downrange in pursuit of titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

Considered by many to be among the most popular matches in IDPA competition, the Carolina Cup is known for its challenging course of fire that creatively tests all of a shooter's skills. Due to both the match's popularity and the explosive growth in IDPA membership, the Carolina Cup has been sold out since early March.

For more information on the championship visit www.The-CarolinaCup.com, or use #carolinacup to follow match news and competitor updates on Twitter.

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 over 20,000 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.

To find a club near you, join IDPA, or just learn more about this exciting and fun defensive pistol shooting sport, 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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