The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that longtime IDPA supporter Brownells – The World’s Largest Supplier of Firearms Accessories and Gunsmithing Tools™ − has joined the growing list of sponsors for the Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“Brownells has always been generous with their support for IDPA matches, especially our major championship events. Their sponsorship of our newest match, the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun National Championship, reflects, yet again, Brownells’ unwavering commitment to the shooting sports – and we can’t thank them enough for that support,” said Joyce Wilson, executive director for IDPA.

Brownells joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event. As part of their support, Brownells is providing lunch for competitors on all three days of the match.

“We at Brownells appreciate all the hard work the IDPA does to create realistic self-defense scenarios and the Back Up Gun Nationals is just one more fine example. We are excited to support the match and wish all the competitors luck!” said Matt Buckingham, president of Brownells.

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

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

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