Self Defense Assn. Sponsors Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals

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BERRYVILLE, Ark. –( The Self Defense Association (SDA), which provides training and educational resources, up-to-date information on state firearms laws, and financial support to such organizations as Project Child-Safe, has once again signed on as a major sponsor of the 2014 Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“We are thrilled to have the Self Defense Association back supporting this year’s Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals and deeply appreciate their generous sponsorship of this and other IDPA matches,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

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Self Defense Association

The Self Defense Association joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Kimber, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Sig Sauer Academy, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this popular IDPA national championship event. As part of their sponsorship, SDA will be sponsoring a hospitality room.

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 more than 24,000 members competing each week, visit

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