“By becoming a corporate sponsor, Target Is Moving has partnered with IDPA to help expand an important segment of the broader shooting community. Our goal at IDPA is to reach out to new and existing gun owners to encourage them to not only own guns, but to get out and shoot them in a safe, fun and challenging environment,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for the International Defensive Pistol Assn.
Noting that approximately 91% of IDPA members hold a concealed carry permit, Ray added, “besides being an exciting sport, regularly competing in IDPA matches can help a gun owner become more competent and confident in the use of their defensive firearm.”
“There are a lot of synergies that made partnering with the IDPA a great opportunity,” said Brent Kochuba of Target Is Moving. “We seek to help individuals improve the shooting skills and abilities that the IDPA is dedicated to testing.”
Target Is Moving joins ACADEMI, Gun World Magazine, Handguns Magazine, Harris Publications, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Wilson Combat as a corporate sponsor of IDPA providing major financial support for the organization.
Each year IDPA members in the United States spend upwards of $30 million annually on shooting equipment for the sport with the average amount (of estimated 2013 expenditures) totaling $1,580.83. Equipment purchased by IDPA members includes firearms, accessories, reloading equipment and components.
For more information on IDPA, or to join the more than 24,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.
You can further connect with the IDPA community through IDPA’s social media, such as @OfficialIDPA on Twitter and ShootIDPA on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Tumblr, or check for regular news and updates on the organization’s DOWN ZERO Blog.
About The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA)
The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is the governing body of a shooting sport that simulates self-defense scenarios and real life encounters. It was founded in 1996 as a response to the desires of shooters worldwide. The organization now boasts membership of more than 22,000, including members in 50 foreign countries.