Competing as an Expert in the Custom Defensive Pistol division at the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship, Austin Proulx claimed the High Junior title with a time of 314.79 with 113 points down.
Proulx, who writes for the IDPA’s Tactical Journal magazine, also contested and won the High Press title.
“Everybody at IDPA headquarters could not be happier for Austin. This young man has demonstrated both a talent for shooting IDPA and writing about it, and we look forward to reading his take on the match in an upcoming issue of the Tactical Journal,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.
Among the Junior shooters, second place went to Lee Wills of Team Para who finished with 347.60 and 134 points down competing in the Enhanced Service Pistol division as a Marksman. Duncan McNaughton, also competing in ESP as a Marksman, finished third with 411.35 and 214 points down.
In the Press category where Proulx faced a cadre of older, more experienced shooters, shooting sports photographer Yamil Sued took second with 351.65 (138) shooting as a Sharpshooter in the Stock Service Pistol division, followed by Bryce Towsley, an ESP Marksman, with 417.29 (162). ShootingUSA’s Jim Scoutten, an SSP Marksman, and John Scoutten, a Marksman in the Enhanced Service Revolver division, filmed the match for an upcoming episode of their popular television show, but when they weren’t filming they competed and finished with 529.54 (237) and 539.77 (222) respectively.
The 2013 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship took place February 21-23 at the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Mass., drawing many of the shooting sports’ top pistol shooters from 28 states, one U.S. territory and three foreign nations.
Image courtesy Yamil Sued