FMG Publications Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

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BERRYVILLE, Ark. –-( FMG Publications, one of the leading magazine publishers catering to the firearms enthusiast and shooting sports participant, and owner of such well respected titles as American Handgunner and GUNS Magazine, has signed on as a returning sponsor of the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

FMG Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, GLOCK, the Sig Sauer Academy and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, FMG Publications will sponsor one of the 14 stages of the course of fire.

“FMG Publications has a long record of supporting the shooting sports, both in the pages of their various publications and through sponsorship of major matches.”

“IDPA is very proud to once again be working with FMG Publications to bring our members another great Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA

FMG Publications
FMG Publications

The 2014 Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals will be held November 68 on the indoor ranges of the company’s Shooting Sports Center.

For more information on IDPA, the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the nearly 24,000 members competing each week, visit

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