Registration Opens May 1 For 2013 S&W New England Regional IDPA Championship
BERRYVILLE, Ark. – The MetroWest Tactical IDPA club announced that registration for the 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship will open at noon on Wednesday, May 1.
Registration will be handled http://www.matchreg.com/NER/ online at MatchReg.com and the entry fee for this year's championship will be $95.00.
The Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship will take place August 16-18 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Massachusetts. The event is among the region's largest defensive pistol shooting competitions.
The championship will be shot as a single day format and feature 14 stages, 12 outdoor and two indoor for low-light scenarios, with a minimum round count of 205. Friday is reserved for staff, sponsors and VIPs to compete. Complete match details, including schedule and local hotel information, can be found on the http://metrowesttactical.com/New-England-Regionals> MetroWest Tactical website.
For more information on IDPA, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com.
New England Regional IDPA Championship Picks Up Smith & Wesson As Title Sponsor
BERRYVILLE, Ark. – Organizers of the New England Regional IDPAChampionship announced that Smith & Wesson, the 161-year-old legendary firearms maker that calls Springfield, Massachusetts home, will be the title sponsor of this year’s championship.
The 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship will take place August 16-18 at the Harvard Sportsmen's Club in Harvard, Mass. TheMetroWest Tactical IDPA club will again host the event which is among the region’s largest defensive pistol shooting competitions.
“Smith & Wesson once again proves how important it views the shooting sports with their generous support for the 2013 New England Regional,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA. “IDPA is extremely grateful to Smith & Wesson for their continued sponsorship of major IDPA matches both in New England and around the country.”
“Smith & Wesson is pleased to once again support the New England Regional and especially this year as the main title sponsor of the match,” said Paul Pluff of Smith & Wesson. “Smith & Wesson has a long tradition of supporting the shooting sports and we’re particularly proud to be a leader in that effort in our own backyard right here in New England.”
The 2013 Smith & Wesson New England Regional IDPA Championship is expected draw upwards of 160 of the region’s top shooters. Registration for the event is not yet open but match officials expect to make that announcement shortly.
For more information on IDPA, or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit www.IDPA.com. You can also follow @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check out theDown Zero Blog to keep up with the latest news.
About Smith & Wesson: Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC) is a U.S.-based leader in firearm manufacturing and design, delivering a broad portfolio of quality firearms, related products and training to the global military, law enforcement, and consumer markets. The company's brands include Smith & Wesson, M&P and Thompson/Center Arms. Smith & Wesson facilities are located in Massachusetts and Maine. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on towww.smith-wesson.com.
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SWIN 2013 Recap
Smith and Wesson 2013 Indoor Nationals are over, scores are official, stages have been broken down, stories are being told, plans for 2014 are underway.
MWT had the honor of being asked by S&W executives to run a stage that was designed for the 2012 NER event, the stage selected was Road Rage. Shooters engaged 6 targets while seated inside a vehicle. On the buzzer shooter's smashed the windshield of the vehicle, which then electronically activated 2 drop turning targets and 4 static targets and engaged with 3 rounds each. The electronic timers designed by MWT were set to activate a fast moving drop turner immediately after the windshield was smashed, then 6 seconds later a slower moving drop turner was activated.
The addition of electronic timers in IDPA stages provides a new aspect to stage design, no longer is MWT bound to "stick and rope" activation. Reliable timed activators will provide shooters with a truly unexpected surprise during stages. Road Rage was a perfect example of electronics providing choices for shooters to push a little and experience an advantage or play it safe.
In an 18 round stage consisting of 4 static target 2 disappearing targets all with equal priority, shooters had the choice of running to slide lock or empty cylinder, perform a reload then finish the stage. MWT noticed that many expert and master shooters chose against the reload on a slow moving, drop turning target and went the safe route. Some changed their minds mid-way, and others went full out and did very well.
MWT had the chance to witness some amazing shooters attack this stage, of memorable note was David Olhasso and Jerry Miculek.
David shot in the CDP division with a S&W M&P 45. CDP shooters were required to perform two reloads to meet the minumin round count of 18 for this stage. On David's run, he engaged T1 which was the fast drop turner with 3 rounds, T2-T3 static targets with 3 rounds each, performed a slide-lock reload, and engaged T4-T5 static targets with 3 rounds each. Then proceeded to T6 which was the slow moving drop turner that activated 6 seconds after smashing out the windshield with 2 rounds, performed a slide-lock reload and fired the 18th shot tenths of a second away from the target turning and scored down zero on that target.
Was it a dare or did he forget the last target was disappearing? Any way you slice it amazing shooting ability demonstrated by this shooter
Jerry Miculek also competed in this event shooting a revolver which also requires 2 reloads for this stage. When you see a man like Jerry shoot on TV and on youtube it is cool. When Jerry is 5 feet in front of you shooting, it is simpy awe inspiring! MWT did capture this super star shooting this stage and would like to present it to you unedited and how we saw it.
See you all on the range!!
Our Key to Success!
We believe that a friendly supporting environment is essential for individual success. The group is proud to count as its own several accomplished shooters who have grown to become Masters of the sport. While no support is a replacement for individual commitment and dedicated effort, Metro West Tactical helps its members with training guidance, friendly advice, coaching assistance and supporting camaraderie