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Ruger joins as a Gold Sponsor for the 2018 IDPA National Championship!

BERRYVILLE, AR., – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is pleased to announce Ruger, as a gold level sponsor for the 2018 IDPA US National Championship.  The event is set for September 13th– 15that CMP Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Alabama.

Ruger, Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. As a full-line manufacturer of American-made firearms, Rugger offers consumers over 400 variations of more than 40 product lines, from the ubiquitous 10/22 and Mini-14, to the new and exciting PC Carbine, Security-9, EC9s, Ruger Precision Rimfire, LCP II, Mark IV, Ruger American Pistol, Ruger Precision Rife and SR-556 Takedown. Ruger’s award-winning products all prove that Ruger has a rugged, reliable firearm to meet every shooter’s needs. For more than 60 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Their motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens,” echoes their commitment to these principles as they work hard to deliver quality and innovative firearms. 

“Ruger Firearms has been a long time sponsor of the IDPA National Championship. We are excited to announce their return for 2018 and as the sponsor of the Ruger PPC side match.” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. “This side match will use the incredibly fun Ruger PC Carbine and we are sure that our competitors will have a great time with it.”

“Being the sponsor of this years’ IDPA Nationals PCC side match is the perfect fit for Ruger”, said Paul Pluff, Ruger’s Public Relations manager. “IDPA helps hone defensive gun handling skills across multiple firearm platforms and with the renewed popularity of the pistol caliber carbine it is only natural for Ruger to showcase our new PC9 Carbine performance at IDPA’s premier event of the year.”

Additional gold-level sponsors for the 2018 IDPA US National Championship include the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Comp-Tac, Blackwater Precision, Walther, Universal Tactical Alliance, Wilson Combat, and ProMag.  For more information on IDPA and the 2018 IDPA US National Championship visit  

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About IDPA: 
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 25,000 members from all 50 states and 54 foreign countries. IDPA’s 400+ affiliated clubs offer weekly and monthly matches as well as host major championships. 




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