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 Tactical-Life.com and PersonalDefenseWorld.com, is sponsoring the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

Harris Publications joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support Harris Publications will host the the hospitality suite for competitors and staff.

“We are very excited to be kicking off IDPA’s newest national championship event with the generous support of one of our longtime sponsors, Harris Publications,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

“Harris is proud to support these dedicated competitors at this new IDPA championship. Smith & Wesson’s amazing sport shooting center is the perfect place to launch this  newest IDPA event. Good luck to every participant,” said Shirley Steffen of Harris Publications.

The Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals will take place November 14-16 and feature a 13-stage course of fire with a round count of 180. Held on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts, match officials expect the event to draw upwards of 200 top IDPA shooters vying for titles in either the Pistol or Revolver division.

Registration is open and just a handful of slots are still available for those interested in competing. Registration is being conducted online at MatchReg.com/BUG.

For more information on IDPA, the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit www.IDPA.com.

Logo courtesy International Defensive Pistol Association

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