ACADEMI, a leading, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial customers worldwide, was named a gold level sponsor of the upcoming 2012 IDPA National Championships, according to officials with the International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA).

“ACADEMI has a well deserved reputation for excellence in firearms training, providing shooters with world-class instruction at their state-of-the-art facilities. They are also dedicated supporters of the shooting sports, like IDPA, and we are grateful to have them involved in this year’s National Championships as one of our major sponsors,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

ACADEMI joins CrossBreed Holsters, CZ-USA, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Woolrich Elite Series as a gold level sponsor of the match.

“As one of the leading firearms training facilities in the United States, ACADEMI is focused on providing firearms owners with state-of-the-art training. Our curriculum is continually tested and refined and we are committed to providing our customers with the very best and latest training methods. Our support for the shooting sports reflects our ongoing commitment to constant skills development. Through shooting competitions, gun owners are given the chance to test and evaluate their skills as they work towards achieving their goals. We’re proud to be a part of that effort as sponsors of the IDPA National Championships,” said Bill Go of ACADEMI.

The IDPA National Championships will take place September 19-22 at The Range in Oxford, N.C. As the pinnacle event of the IDPA competitive season, the match will draw more than 300 top shooters vying for the coveted title of National Champion in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions in IDPA competition.

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