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February 16, 2017   |
Smith & Wesson IDPA Winter Nationals Welcome Sponsors

SPRINGFIELD, MA - Smith & Wesson Corp. announced today the sponsors for the 2017 Indoor Nationals. Over the 5 day event, 250 competitors and 80 volunteers will come together at the perennial event.  The match is considered the season opener for the IDPA competition season and draws an accomplished list of competitors.

An event of this size and complexity cannot happen without a tremendous amount of support.  Smith & Wesson   would like to thank the sponsors that are helping to make the 2017 Smith & Wesson IDPA Winter Nationals a huge success. 

The following sponsors have committed resources to the event.

Sponsor Level






SLiP2000™, Trijicon®, The Brass Exchange Inc



Glock®, Lucas Oil®



O.F. Mossberg & Sons, Inc. ®, Tandem Kross®, XS Sights®


Stage Sponsors

Apex Tactical®, Brownells Inc.®,®, Colt Manufacturing®, Ergo®, Hogue Inc.®, Leapers Inc., Lucas Oil, Michigan Ammo®, PractiScoreSafariland, LLC®, Trijicon®, Warren TacticalWilson Combat®, XS Sights®


Additional Sponsors

Battenfeld Technologies, Inc. ®, Crimson Trace®, Dillon PrecisionFederal Premium Ammunition®, FMG Publications®, GT Target StandsKahr®, Kel Tec®, Outdoor Sportsman GroupTROY®, Vortex Optics®, Freedom Munitions®,

"Smith & Wesson and the IDPA have worked together on this event over the last two decades, and we welcome and thank the generous help of our sponsors," said Joyce Wilson, IDPA President. "Smith & Wesson is the only industry member to host a tier 5 event, the most prestigious in the IDPA system.  The sold-out match will undoubtedly have amazing competition. The unprecedented industry involvement adds to the excitement of the match."

"Smith & Wesson has been a proud supporter of IDPA since the beginning," said Julie Golob, Smith & Wesson Team Captain.  "We are expecting this, the 20th Anniversary event, to be the best yet. We are grateful to our many sponsors who have stepped up for 2017. We wish the best of luck to all the competitors. " 

Sponsorship packages are still available, please call Emily Rochefort at 1-844-772-5159 for more information about volunteer or sponsorship opportunities.

About IDPA
The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) is the international governing body for the sport of Defensive Shooting. With 350 affiliated clubs and over 23,000 members, IDPA is the largest competitive pistol organization in the U.S. providing competitive shooting opportunities for shooters of all ages and skill levels.  For more information on the International Defensive Pistol Association, visit contact the IDPA at (870) 545-3886.


About Smith & Wesson 

Smith & Wesson Corp. is a provider of quality firearms for personal protection, target shooting and hunting in the global consumer and professional markets. Smith & Wesson is world famous for its handguns and long guns sold under the Smith & Wesson®, M&P®, and Thompson/Center Arms™ brands.  Through its Manufacturing Services Division, Smith & Wesson Corp. also provides forging, machining, and precision plastic injection molding services to a wide variety of consumer goods companies. For more information on Smith & Wesson, call (800) 331-0852 or log on to

Shaun Phelan, Smith & Wesson Corp.


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