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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Woolrich Elite Series Official Clothing Sponsor of 2012 IDPA National Championships

by Editor 2. August 2012 07:31
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Woolrich Elite Series has returned as a gold level sponsor for the upcoming 2012 IDPA National Championships. As the official clothing provider, Woolrich is outfitting the safety officers and match officials during the National Championships.

Woolrich joins the National Shooting Sports Foundation and CZ-USA as a one of the major sponsors of IDPA’s premier championship event.

“The Woolrich Elite Series is a very popular line of clothing among IDPA members who appreciate both Woolrich’s rich tradition as 'The Original Outdoor Clothing Company’ and their reputation for outstanding quality. We are pleased to welcome back Woolrich Elite Series as a major sponsor and the clothing provider for our match staff,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

"The IDPA provides a valuable service to its members and we are proud to once again be a sponsor of the IDPA National Championships," said Jerry Rinder, Woolrich VP of Sales.

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 Woolrich Elite Series:
Since 1830, Woolrich has made clothing for Americans to do their jobs and follow their passions outdoors. Founded by John Rich on the simple idea of making the best quality woolens for area woodsmen and settlers, Woolrich is now recognized around the world as The Original Outdoor Clothing Company. Woolrich carries on the tradition of its founder by making purposeful products for people to enjoy and explore the outdoors. The mill at the company's headquarters in Woolrich, Pennsylvania continues to produce fine woolen fabrics and is the oldest continuously operating woolen mill in the United States. Learn more about Woolrich, its apparel, fabrics, accessories, home and outdoor products at www.woolrich.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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CZ-USA Sponsors IDPA’s 2012 National Championships

by Editor 31. July 2012 08:08
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Firearms maker CZ-USA will be a gold level sponsor of the upcoming 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.

“With shooters from across the country preparing for this year’s IDPA National Championships, we’re pleased to have such a strong response from the firearms industry and are particularly grateful for the generous support of CZ-USA, a company whose products are well known within the global shooting sports community,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

CZ-USA joins previously announced major sponsor, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, in supporting the championships. As part of their match support CZ-USA will host one of the expo shooting bays during the competition. Matthew Mink, a member of the CZ-USA Shooting Team and a former IDPA National Champion, will also represent CZ-USA in the competition.

“The top defensive competitors in the country gather at the IDPA National Championships to pit their skills and equipment against each other. CZ-USA is proud to once again be involved in the match,” said Jason Morton of CZ-USA.

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 CZ-USA:
CZ-USA is the exclusive U.S. importer for firearms from Ceska Zbrojovka and Zbrojovka Brno in the Czech Republic as well as their line of shotguns from Huglu, Turkey. CZ-USA is the holding company for Dan Wesson, a premium handgun manufacturer in New York, and the Safari Classics line of custom sporting rifles. For more information visit www.cz-usa.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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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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