The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that Safariland, one of the leading holster brands and longtime supporter of the shooting sports, has signed on as one of the major sponsors of the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship.

The match takes place September 19 thru 21 on the ranges of the U.S. Shooting Academy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and officials expect to draw over 300 of the sport’s top competitors.

“Safariland has always been one of the companies in our industry that recognizes the importance of the shooting sports, and they have always been generous with their support – particularly when partnering with IDPA. Thanks to Safariland, and our many other generous sponsors, the U.S. Nationals is shaping up to be a great championship event,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.

“We are very excited for this year’s IDPA U.S. National Championship,” said Scott Carnahan, Vice President, Equipment Category Marketing, The Safariland Group. “There will be a lot of talent at this year’s nationals including Team Safariland’s top-rated IDPA shooters Robert Vogel and Bobby McGee. Safariland is looking forward to seeing this year’s competitors prove their exceptional shooting skills and have a great time.”

In addition to Safariland, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship is supported by a who’s who of firearms and shooting sports industry leaders, including the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Brownells, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, Harris Publications, Nighthawk Custom, Ruger, Smith & Wesson, Taurus and Wilson Combat.

For more information on IDPA, the 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship, or to join the more than 22,000 members competing each week all across America, visit

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