The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Harris Publications, a leading publisher of special interest publications and owner of such titles as Combat Handguns and the popular websites and, has once again signed-on as a major sponsor of the 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

Harris Publications joins ACADEMI, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, GLOCK,, Mossberg, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, Ruger, Taurus, Trijicon, Wilson Combat and match host Smith & Wesson as a major sponsor of the competition. As part of its sponsorship for the match, Harris Publications will host a Thursday night hospitality and registration suite for the benefit of all competitors attending the match.

“Harris Publications has been a longtime supporter of IDPA and the Smith & Wesson Indoor Nationals in particular. As one of the leading media voices in the shooting community, Harris Publications has been on top of and covered every major development in concealed carry firearms and their various magazines have become one of the go-to sources for IDPA members for the latest news. We greatly appreciate their generous and continued support for IDPA,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“Harris Publications is honored to continue to play a supportive role at Smith & Wesson’s IDPA event. Harris has been working with Smith & Wesson for over thirty years and supporting IDPA’s events and efforts as well. We look forward to strengthening our role to offer exposure to IDPA and grow its participants. We wish all three hundred shooters, the best of luck,” said Shirley Steffen of Harris Publications.

Regarded as one of the finest competitive shooting matches in the country, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship represents the official start of IDPA’s competition season. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship will take place February 21-23 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Image courtesy Harris Publications

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