Taurus Signs On to Sponsor S&W IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals


Taurus International Manufacturing, the leading manufacturer of concealed carry and small frame pistols and spearhead of the Carry On Movement to promote the concealed carry lifestyle, has signed on to sponsor of the inaugural Smith & Wesson IDPA Back Up Gun Nationals.

“We are very pleased to once again partner with Taurus on yet another major IDPA championship. Taurus really understands the concealed carry community and they’ve been particularly generous with their support for IDPA. On behalf of our 22,000-plus members, I want to thank Taurus for sponsoring this inaugural Back Up Gun Nationals,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

Taurus® joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Brownells, FMG Publications, GLOCK, Harris Publications, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Panteao Productions, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Springfield Armory, Wilson Combat and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor, in supporting this latest IDPA national championship event.

“Taurus is proud to be a partner for the Back Up Gun Nationals. The IDPA represents some of the best competitive shooting and we’re pleased that they are offering a match that focuses on the subcompact handgun and revolver market used by so many for concealed carry,” said Mark Kresser, president and CEO of Taurus.

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 for the match has begun 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.

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