For the third year in a row, Wilson Combat’s Glenn Shelby took the Custom Defensive Pistol division national title at the International Defensive Pistol Association’s (IDPA) U.S. National Championship.
Shelby, who is one of the few Distinguished Masters in IDPA, captured the title for the third year in a row after taking six of 17 stage wins and posting a final time of 244.59 seconds, the fourth fastest overall time in the match, all while shooting just 30 points down.
“With three straight national championship wins, it’s pretty safe to say that when it comes to CDP, this is Glenn’s playground,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director of IDPA.
Second place in CDP went to Matt Sims who finished first Master with 269.21 and 57 points down. Greg Martin, a Distinguished Master like Shelby, finished third in the division with 272.95 and 46 points down. Chris Chamberlin, the second Master, took fourth in the division with 275.45 (51), while Zeb Pomerenke, the third Master, rounded out the top five with 286.47 (56).
Elsewhere in CDP, Haneesh Bagga took first Expert with 324.72 (68), first Sharpshooter went to Craig Adams with 385.87 (121), and Randy Nance captured first Marksman with 452.59 (135). Alberto Soto of Costa Rica, the only international shooter competing in the division, finished 14th overall in CDP with 342.99 and 76 points down.
The 2013 IDPA U.S. National Championship took place September 19-22 in Tulsa, Okla., drawing many of the shooting sports’ top pistol and revolver shooters.
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 www.IDPA.com.
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