Comp-Tac Victory Gear On Board As 2012 IDPA National Championships Sponsor

by Editor 24. August 2012 01:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for competition and concealed carry, has signed on as a major sponsor of the International Defensive Pistol Association’s 2012 National Championships taking place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C., according to an announcement made today by IDPA officials.

“We are grateful to Comp-Tac for their continued sponsorship of our National Championships,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA. “As one of IDPA's strongest sponsors, Comp-Tac has generously supported many of our major matches and become one of the most popular brands with IDPA members who turn to Comp-Tac for both their competition and carry gear needs.”

Comp-Tac joins ACADEMI, CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, GlockTriggers.com, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson, and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match. As part of their support, Comp-Tac will sponsor two of the 16 stages in the match. They will also be represented in competition by Team Comp-Tac members Randi Rogers, Gordon Carrell, and Gregg Garrett.

“The IDPA Nationals is one of Comp-Tac’s favorite matches of the year and we're proud to once again be a major sponsor. We enjoy not only the competition itself, but also the opportunity it provides to interact with some of our most devoted customers who have made Comp-Tac one of IDPA's top brands,” said Gregg Garrett, owner and president Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

The IDPA National Championships will take place at The Range in Oxford, N.C. As the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season, the match will draw more than 300 top shooters 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.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting 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 Comp-Tac:
Comp-Tac Victory Gear, a leading manufacturer of holsters for the personal defense and competition market, was founded in 2001 with the intention of designing holsters of the highest quality. Currently, Comp-Tac offers more than 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, like Comp-Tac on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CompTac, follow @CompTac on Twitter, or visit the Comp-Tac Blog.

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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Gelberger Rolls To Wheelgun Win At New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 21. August 2012 01:25
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HARVARD, Mass. – Gene Gelberger finished 29th among all shooters in all divisions on his way to the Enhanced Service Revolver division title at the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship held this past weekend in Harvard, Mass.

Gelberger, who is classified a Master level shooter in IDPA's ESR division, finished the match with a time of 305.05 seconds, scoring 69 points down.

“IDPA is a challenging sport, especially for revolver shooters, but Gene's performance this weekend at the New England Regional shows that wheelgunners can certainly hold their own on the IDPA range,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Elsewhere in the Enhanced Service Revolver division, Jerry Richard was first Expert with 420.81 and 86 points down, while Chad Barber of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy finished first Sharpshooter with 512.85 and 61 points down.

Sponsored in part by New England-based firearms makers Ruger and Sig Sauer, the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship was hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club and held August 17-19 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass. The match drew nearly 160 top IDPA competitors from throughout New England. For more information on the match and the full results, visit www.MetroWestTactical.com.

Fore more information on the International Defensive Pistol Association, or to get started in this fun and exciting 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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Solimini Takes IDPA's New England Regional ESP Division Title

by Editor 21. August 2012 01:20
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HARVARD, Mass. – Dave Solimini took the Enhanced Service Pistol division title this past weekend at the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship in Harvard, Mass.

Finishing fourth overall in the match, Solimini topped the ESP division with a time of 252.46 seconds while scoring 51 points down.

“Dave shot a very strong match this weekend, which not only gave him the division title but placed him among the top five of all those competing in the New England Regional Championship,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Trailing Solimini by over 50 seconds was James Martino who finished first Master with 304.47 and 78 points down. Terrance Robertson took third Master with 320.96 (56).

Finishing second within the ESP division, Craig Phillips took first Expert with 286.91 (63), while Joseph Quintillio claimed first Sharpshooter with 302.01 (68), placing him fifth within the division. Carl Smith claimed first Marksman honors with his final time of 370.11 (72).

Sponsored in part by New England-based firearms makers Ruger and Sig Sauer, the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship was hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club and held August 17-19 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass. The match drew nearly 160 top IDPA competitors from throughout New England. For more information on the match and the full results, visit www.MetroWestTactical.com.

Fore more information on the International Defensive Pistol Association, or to get started in this fun and exciting 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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Linskey Wins SSR Wheelgun Title At New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 21. August 2012 01:15
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HARVARD, Mass. – Finishing 25th overall in the match, Joe Linskey won the Stock Service Revolver division title at the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship held this past weekend in Harvard, Mass.

Linskey, one of just four SSR Distinguished Masters, the highest skill level within IDPA, finished the match with a time of 304.16 seconds, scoring 43 points down, to outpace Bob Powell who finished first Master with 319.98 and 42 points down.

“Joe is one of IDPA's best revolver shooters and showed why as he won seven of the 12 stages on his way to the SSR title at the New England Regional,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Elsewhere in the Stock Service Revolver division, Frank Palka took first Expert with 365.49 and 48 points down, earning him the High Distinguished Senior title. Glenn Weldon finished first Sharpshooter with 471.60 (100), while Wil Cournoyer took first Marksman with 447.53 (108).

Sponsored in part by New England-based firearms makers Ruger and Sig Sauer, the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship was hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club and held August 17-19 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass. The match drew nearly 160 top IDPA competitors from throughout New England. For more information on the match and the full results, visit www.MetroWestTactical.com.

Fore more information on the International Defensive Pistol Association, or to get started in this fun and exciting 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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Buckland Scores CDP Title Win At New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 21. August 2012 01:10
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HARVARD, Mass. – Craig Buckland, shooting for Wolff Gunsprings and Tactical Defense Solutions, captured the Custom Defensive Pistol division title and finished eighth among all competitors this past weekend at the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship in Harvard, Mass.

Buckland outpaced all CDP shooters on five of the 12 stages and finished the match with a time of 261.66 seconds and scoring 66 points down.

“Craig is among the top shooters in IDPA so it comes as no surprise that he'd dominate the Custom Defensive Pistol division at this year's New England Regional,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Mike Alexander, who finished the match just 6.04 seconds behind Buckland, took first Master with 267.70 and 66 points down. Second Master went to David Girardin with 283.87 (59), followed by Brian Steskla, third Master with 306.65 (73), and Charles Zaniboni finishing fourth Master with 307.38 (123).

Also taking top honors in the CDP division were Robert Lacroix, who won first Expert and finished third overall in the division with and impressive 280.48 (69); Carl Manoogian who placed first Sharpshooter with 306.41 (58); and John Domfort of Team Tactical Defense Solutions finishing first Marksman with 396.14 (124).

Sponsored in part by New England-based firearms makers Ruger and Sig Sauer, the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship was hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club and held August 17-19 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass. The match drew nearly 160 top IDPA competitors from throughout New England. For more information on the match and the full results, visit www.MetroWestTactical.com.

Fore more information on the International Defensive Pistol Association, or to get started in this fun and exciting 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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Stettmeier Takes SSP Title At New England Regional IDPA Championship

by Editor 21. August 2012 01:05
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HARVARD, Mass. – Ed Stettmeier of the Tactical Defense Solutions shooting team won seven of 12 stages and posted the fastest overall time on his way to winning the Stock Service Pistol title this past weekend at the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship in Harvard, Mass.

Ranked a Master level shooter in IDPA, Stettmeier not only posted the overall fastest time in the match, but also took top honors as the most accurate shooter in the competition after scoring just 21 points down. He outpaced his nearest competitor, David Dolio, by 14.56 seconds to finish with a final time of 205.88.

“Ed is one of the young up-and-coming shooters within IDPA and his outstanding performance this weekend at the New England Regional proves why he's one to watch in our sport,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

Finishing second overall in both the match and the division was Dolio with 68 points down and a final time of 220.44 to take first Master honors. Tom Yost of the Panteao Productions shooting team finished second Master with 234.51 and 47 points down, which also eared him the event's High Senior title.

Third Master went to Michael Masselli with 253.55 and 64 points down, while David Bold claimed fourth Master with 254.86 and 57 points down, and Hanwei Hsieh took fifth Master with 261.09 and 78 points down.

Elsewhere in the Stock Service Pistol division, William Richards finished first Expert with 294.13 (83), David Lin finished first Sharpshooter with 294.96 (66), and James McColgan III took first Marksman with 370.26 (135).

Sponsored in part by New England-based firearms makers Ruger and Sig Sauer, the 2012 New England Regional IDPA Championship was hosted by the MetroWest Tactical IDPA club and held August 17-19 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass. The match drew nearly 160 top IDPA competitors from throughout New England. For more information on the match and the full results, visit www.MetroWestTactical.com.

Fore more information on the International Defensive Pistol Association, or to get started in this fun and exciting 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 Announces GlockTriggers.com Will Sponsor 2012 IDPA National Championships

by Editor 21. August 2012 01:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that GlockTriggers.com, the premier manufacturer of custom trigger systems for Glock pistols, is once again supporting IDPA's top event and will be one of the major sponsors of the 2012 IDPA National Championships.

“We're proud to welcome back GlockTriggers.com as one of this year's major sponsors of the IDPA National Championships,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. “With so many members competing in IDPA events with a Glock pistol, news of GlockTriggers.com's strong support for the match will be very well received.”

GlockTriggers.com, which will be represented in the competition by defending national champion Bob Vogel, the sport's most dominant shooter, joins ACADEMI, CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Smith & Wesson, and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match.

“GlockTriggers.com is excited, and proud, to play such an important role in supporting IDPA's National Championships. IDPA is growing by leaps and bounds and we're seeing more and more members turning to GlockTriggers.com to get the most performance out of their competition Glocks,” said Jeff Wilson, president and CEO of GlockTriggers.com.

The IDPA National Championships will take place September 19-22 at The Range in Oxford, N.C. As the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season, the match will draw more than 300 top shooters 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.

Fore more information, or to get started in this fun and exciting 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 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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Smith & Wesson Returns As Major Sponsor Of IDPA National Championships

by Editor 15. August 2012 01:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Smith & Wesson, one of the most respected, and best known names in firearms and shooting sports, will once again be a major sponsor of the 2012 IDPA National Championships.

Smith & Wesson joins ACADEMI, CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match. As part of their sponsorship Smith & Wesson will host the event's marquee social gathering, the IDPA National Championships Awards Banquet. The company will also be represented in competition by Team Smith & Wesson shooters Jerry Miculek, the defending Enhanced Service Revolver division champion, and David Olhasso.

“Smith & Wesson has been involved as a partner, and a sponsor to many of our major matches, since the earliest days of IDPA. Thanks to their very generous support and unwavering commitment to the shooting sports, IDPA is today the fastest growing of the competitive shooting disciplines, which is why we are so pleased to welcome them back as a major sponsor of our National Championships,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“Smith & Wesson is once again honored to be a gold level sponsor of the 2012 IDPA National Championships and host of the event’s marquee social gathering. The IDPA National Championships set the bar for all other competitive shooting events and we are committed and excited to be a partner in the growth of one of the most exciting shooting disciplines available today,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson.

The IDPA National Championships will take place September 19-22 at The Range in Oxford, N.C. As the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season, the match will draw more than 300 top shooters 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.

Fore more information, or to get started in 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 Smith & Wesson:
Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company's brands include Smith & Wesson, M&P and Thompson/Center Arms. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to www.smith-wesson.com.

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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ACADEMI Joins Major Sponsors List for 2012 IDPA National Championships

by Editor 13. August 2012 07:29
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – ACADEMI, a leading, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial customers worldwide, was named a gold level sponsor of the upcoming 2012 IDPA National Championships, according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

“ACADEMI has a well deserved reputation for excellence in firearms training, providing shooters with world-class instruction at their state-of-the-art facilities. They are also dedicated supporters of the shooting sports, like IDPA, and we are grateful to have them involved in this year's National Championships as one of our major sponsors,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

ACADEMI joins CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match.

“As one of the leading firearms training facilities in the United States, ACADEMI is focused on providing firearms owners with state-of-the-art training. Our curriculum is continually tested and refined and we are committed to providing our customers with the very best and latest training methods. Our support for the shooting sports reflects our ongoing commitment to constant skills development. Through shooting competitions, gun owners are given the chance to test and evaluate their skills as they work towards achieving their goals. We're proud to be a part of that effort as sponsors of the IDPA National Championships,” said Bill Go of ACADEMI.

The IDPA National Championships will take place September 19-22 at The Range in Oxford, N.C. As the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season, the match will draw more than 300 top shooters 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.

Fore more information, or to get started in 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 ACADEMI:
ACADEMI is a leading provider of training and security services in support of the U.S. Government and other customers, focused on worldwide operations including counterterrorism, force protection, law enforcement and security operations. The company serves multiple U.S. Government Agencies, the U.S. Department of Defense and numerous law-enforcement and commercial customers. ACADEMI’s proven ability to provide turnkey, end-to-end training and technical services, along with its unmatched track record of exceptional performance, has enabled the company to establish a competitive advantage well-recognized by its customers. For more information, please visit www.ACADEMI.com.

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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IDPA Announces CrossBreed Holsters As National Championships Sponsor

by Editor 7. August 2012 06:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that CrossBreed Holsters, manufacturer of top quality holsters, has signed on as one of the major sponsors of the 2012 IDPA National Championships taking place September 19-22 in Oxford, N.C.

“We are grateful to have the support of CrossBreed Holsters. In just a few short years CrossBreed has built a strong reputation within the concealed carry market as well as among IDPA members. That's why their sponsorship of the National Championships will be welcome news to our members, especially those competing,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

CrossBreed Holsters joins CZ-USA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match.

The IDPA National Championships is the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season and will take place at The Range in Oxford, N.C., where 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 CrossBreed Holsters:
Crossbreed Holsters, LLC was started in 2005 by Mark Craighead, an avid shooter and CCW permit holder who at an early age was introduced to firearms by his father. After collecting the proverbial box of holsters Mark decided to design his own, incorporating the best features and design elements. As the Crossbreed Holsters brand grew in popularity, it quickly gained national recognition as a maker of some of the best and most functional concealment holsters on the market. For more information and to view the full line of CrossBreed products, visit www.crossbreedholsters.com.

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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