SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. – The U.S. Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) announced the final list of sponsors for this weekend’s 2011 USPSA Area 1 Regional Handgun Championship, Presented by Springfield Armory. The match, which takes place at the Albany Rifle and Pistol Club in Shedd, Ore., has the support of more than 40 companies committed to growing the sport or practical shooting.

“We couldn’t be more pleased with the support we’ve received from across the shooting community. Our sponsors have been extremely generous and the impact of their support can be seen in the overwhelming response we’ve received from shooters wishing to compete in the championship,” said Chuck Anderson, the USPSA Area 1 director.

The newly announced stage sponsors for the match are Blackhawk Industries, Briley, Cameron’s Custom Guns, CPWSA, Competitive Edge Dynamics, Grams Engineering, Rainier Ballistics, Redding Reloading Equipment, Safariland, Schuemann Barrel, Springer Precision, Starline Brass, TechWear USA and Tyler Firearms Instruction.

Additional sponsors include those supporting the match’s special events, Columbia River Knife & Tool, Danner, E.R. Shaw, Gemini Custom Apparel, Hi-Viz Shooting Systems Sights, STI International, Trijicon Inc. and Unique-Tec, as well as contributing sponsors Action Target, Decot Hy-Wyd Sport Glasses, Pro-Tech Co., Sam Keen, Sierra Bullets, Wolf Performance Ammunition and Zero Bullet Co.

These companies join previously announced sponsors Springfield Armory (presenting), Brownells and Montana Gold Bullet (premier), Cheaper Than Dirt!, Crimson Trace, MGM Targets and Warne Scope Mounts (match), Cameron’s Custom Guns, CR Speed , CZ-USA, ESP Electronic Hearing Protection, Hogue Grips, Hornady Manufacturing, Sig Sauer and Starlight Cases (division).

“The list of companies lined up to support the Area 1 match reads like a who’s who of the shooting sports industry, and is a testament to the hard work that match officials have put in to making this the best possible event for our members,” observed Dave Thomas, USPSA executive director.

The 2011 USPSA Area 1 Regional Handgun Championship, Presented by Springfield Armory is the third of eight regional pistol championships on the USPSA calendar. Match officials are expecting more than 300 top pistol shooters from around the country, as well as Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming, the states that make up the Area 1 region.

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Contact:

Dave Thomas

(360) 855-2245 or dave@uspsa.org

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