IDPA Nationals 2014 


Shooting USA – IDPA Nationals 2014 

It’s the best shooters competing in the sport that could save your life. The top pistol shooters take on threats in real-life scenarios at the IDPA Nationals in Tulsa. Plus, Hornady sets a new standard to out-perform with Superformance ammunition. And, the first S&W Military & Police, the Victory Model, is one of History’s Guns.

IDPA Nationals

33-17-1With more Americans obtaining handgun carry permits, the demand for effective training and competition is high. The International Defensive Pistol Association, or IDPA, is meeting that demand by helping shooters develop safe and effective handgun techniques in practical scenarios. At the IDPA Nationals in Tulsa, nearly 400 competitors tackle unique stages, with creative challenges, with the best in the sport aiming to win.



“Realistic, self-defense situations. I think it’s important for people to have those skills in case they ever encounter something like that in real life,” says Match Director Mike Webb.





The IDPA Nationals also welcomes new shooters to improve personal defensive skills. With 22,000 members from 50 countries, IDPA continues to grow each year.





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History’s Guns - Smith & Wesson Victory Model

33-17-6The Smith & Wesson M&P brand, or Military & Police, has existed for more than a century, long before the company created today’s high capacity semi-autos. In fact, Smith & Wesson introduced the first M&P, the Model 10, in 1899 and one version of that legendary firearm is one of History’s Guns.




“Smith & Wesson sold more M&Ps over the years than all of their other guns combined,” says Firearms Historian Garry James.  “It’s a superb, superb gun. It was made in a number of different variations, one of the most interesting being the World War Two Victory Model.”



Colt M.A.R.C. 901 S

33-17-8Colt is out with two new versions of the M.A.R.C. (Modular AR Carbine) 901. Both are chambered in 7.62 NATO, or .308, and both rifles have 16 inch full floating barrels. The Law Enforcement version has an ambidextrous safety and magazine release, flip up iron sights, and a single piece upper receiver extended to form the upper half of the hand guard.



“At eight and a half pounds this rifle is lighter than most,” says Shooting USA Producer John Scoutten. “You add the Bushnell Elite Tactical one to eight and half, and a P-mag with 20 rounds of .308 in it and you’re still under 12 pounds. That is competitive.”

And with the optional adaptor, all M.A.R.C. 901 Rifles convert to .5.56, with the addition of any Colt upper. Suggested Retail Starts at $1,600.

See all variations of the Colt M.A.R.C. 901


Hornady Superperformance

33-17-11Superformance is the fastest hunting ammunition on the market, with a simple explanation: Steve Hornady was willing to hear a new idea and act on it. Superformance hits harder and deeper, and since it is faster, that means more energy on the target for hunters.




33-17-12Vice President Jason Hornady says a hunter has selected a harder hitting gun by choosing a box, “He basically upped himself a caliber, so if he’s shooting a .308 velocity, he just moved up to a 30-06. If he’s shooting a 30-06, he’s getting right up there at those .300 Win mag velocities, which is kind of cool. Maybe saved you from buying a new gun,” says the Vice President Jason Hornady.

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Pro Tip: John Paul on Setting the Parallax

33-17-15Most precision riflescopes have a parallax adjustment knob, but many do not understand the concept. The knob corrects the parallax error, and setting the parallax correctly could be the difference between a win or loss in competition. John Paul of JP Rifles explains.





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