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Walther, for the 5th year, is a major sponsor for the National Championship!

BERRYVILLE, Ar. – The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Walther Arms Inc., the leader in the firearms industry for over 130 years, will for the fifth year in a row be a major sponsor of IDPA’s annual U.S. National Championship. 


“Walther continues to be a huge supporter of not only IDPA, but of the shooting sports in general,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA. “We’re extremely pleased to welcome back Walther as a major sponsor of IDPA’s U.S. Nationals.”


“With many employees that compete in IDPA, we are excited to sponsor and support the IDPA Nationals. Walther has committed a large amount of contingency dollars that can be won by anyone who wins 1st or 2nd in their class with a Walther handgun. Supporting shooting sports is a vital part of Walther and we look forward to continue our support of the IDPA organization,” said Cody Osborn, Marketing Manager at Walther Arms, Inc. 


Hosted by the CMP Talladega Marksmanship Park in Talladega, Al the 2018 IDPA U.S. National Championship will take place September 13th through the 15th and are again expected to draw over 300 of the sport’s top shooters. Walther will be a gold level sponsor of the event sponsoring two stages. 


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About Walther: 

Walther Arms has been a leader in the firearms industry for over 130 years. Walther has been renowned throughout the world for its innovation since Carl Walther and his son, Fritz, created the first semiautomatic pistol in the year 1886. Today, the innovative spirit of its founder’s lives on as Walther celebrates 125 years as one of the world’s leading premium manufacturers of sporting, defense, and law enforcement firearms. Famous for being the choice gun of James Bond, Walther is known for the PPK, PPQ and the PPS and is the gun of choice for law enforcement agencies around the world. For more information, visit  


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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