The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) and Comp-Tac Victory Gear today announced the date of the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship.

Serving as the Lone Star State’s premier defensive pistol shooting competition and state championship match, the Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship will take place Saturday, May 25 on the northwest side of Houston at the Impactzone Range in Hempstead.

“We are extremely pleased to have Comp-Tac Victory Gear, one of IDPA’s strongest industry partners, supporting the 2013 Texas state match as the title sponsor. Texas is IDPA country with several outstanding clubs and matches to serve our membership. The 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship is sure to be the highlight of the IDPA shooting season in the Lone Star State,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“As a Texas-based company Comp-Tac is always proud to sponsor the Texas State IDPA Championship. IDPA has been a major influence on Comp-Tac’s products and services and I feel there is no better way to thank them than to support the matches, especially those in our home state,” said Gregg Garrett, owner and president of Comp-Tac Victory Gear.

Serving as the host club for the 2013 championship will be the Thunder Tactical Shooters. Officials with the club expect to draw 200 of the state’s best IDPA shooters, making the match another sell-out event. Complete match registration details will be announced the first week of January.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 Comp-Tac Republic of Texas IDPA Championship or to get started in this fun and exciting defensive pistol shooting sport, visit You can also connect with IDPA online by following @OfficialIDPA on Twitter, like ShootIDPA on Facebook, watch IDPA TV, or check for regular news and updates on the DOWN ZERO Blog.

Image courtesy Erhardt and Associates/Comp-Tac

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