Panteao Productions Joins Growing List of S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals Sponsors


Panteao Productions, a video production company that specializes in instructional videos from the top firearms instructors, has signed on to sponsor the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“IDPA has a strong relationship with Panteao Productions. Without fail, they have either filmed our biggest matches or sponsored them – often it’s both. We’re very pleased to welcome Panteao as one of the major sponsors of the Smith & Wesson Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Panteao Productions joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, 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, Panteao Productions will sponsor one of the 13 stages in the course of fire.

“Panteao strongly believes in proper firearms training and continued practice to maintain those skills. IDPA is the best competitive shooting sport out there suited for that. Thanks to Smith & Wesson and IDPA, there is now a match devoted to the backup gun and we are proud to be a supporter,” said Fernando Coelho, president and CEO of Panteao Productions.

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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