Sig Sauer Academy Sponsors IDPA’s Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals

by Editor 15. February 2013 06:00
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BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that the Sig Sauer Academy, the world-class firearms training facility located in Epping, New Hampshire, has signed on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

“The Sig Sauer Academy has a well deserved reputation as one of the best firearms training facilities in the nation. Their sponsorship of the 2013 Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals reflects their ongoing commitment to the shooting sports and the safe, responsible use of firearms. We deeply appreciate their support and all they’ve done for IDPA both nationally and locally at their facility in New Hampshire,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

The Sig Sauer Academy joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK,, Harris Publications, Insight Technology, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Speed Shooter Specialties, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.

“The Sig Sauer Academy is fully committed to promoting the shooting sports and proud to partner with IDPA, both through the monthly matches we host and the many matches around the country we support through sponsorship," said Adam Painchaud, director of the Sig Sauer Academy.

Additional industry sponsors include Action Target, Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Cheaper Than Dirt!, Ergo Grip, Guns & Gear Outlet, Heckler & Koch, Hogue Grips, Leupold, Militec, PowerTech/Smith & Wesson Flashlights, Predator Tactical, Pro Ears, Rainier Ballistics, Ritchie Leather, Safariland, Samson, Schuemann Barrels, StormLake Barrels, Swab-its, Tarheel Targets and Taylor Brands/Smith & Wesson Knives.

Regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to find a club near you, visit You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

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