BERRYVILLE, Ark. –-(Ammoland.com)- The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that International Cartridge Corporation, the first major manufacturer dedicated to the production of lead-free frangible ammunition, is once again sponsoring the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.
The sold-out 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship starts today on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts and concludes with the awards banquet Saturday evening, February 23.
“International Cartridge has not only been a leader in the manufacture of lead-free frangible ammunition for nearly all shooting applications, but they have been a dedicated supporter of the shooting sports. We’re proud to welcome them back as a major sponsor of the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.
International Cartridge Corporation joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK, GlockTriggers.com, Harris Publications, Insight Technology, Michigan Ammo Company, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Sig Sauer Academy, Speed Shooter Specialties, Springfield Armory, Taurus, Trijicon, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition.
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.
Widely 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.
For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to find a club near you, visit www.IDPA.com. 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.