The International Defensive Pistol Association (IDPA) announced that ACADEMI, a leading, privately-held training and security solutions provider serving government and commercial customers worldwide, has returned as one of the major sponsors for the upcoming Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship.

As part of their support, ACADEMI will be sponsoring one of the 14 stages in the course of fire.

“ACADEMI hosts its own IDPA monthly matches at its Salem, Conn. facility. They understand the importance of improving shooting skills through competition, and have been generous in their support of IDPA’s major matches,” said Robert Ray, membership and marketing director for IDPA.

ACADEMI joins Apex Tactical Specialties, Blade-Tech, Brownells, Colt, Comp-Tac Victory Gear, CORBON, FMG Publications, GLOCK,, Harris Publications, Leapers, Michigan Ammo Company, the National Shooting Sports Foundation, Nighthawk Custom, Panteao Productions, Rand Brands, the Self Defense Association, SIG SAUER, Speed Shooter Specialties, Warren Tactical Sights, Wilson Combat, XS Sight Systems and Smith & Wesson, the title sponsor.

Now in its 17th year, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals is one of the shooting sports’ most popular events, thanks to broad industry support. The match is scheduled to take place February 20-22 on the indoor ranges of the Smith & Wesson Shooting Sports Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. More than 300 of the sport’s best shooters are expected to compete for titles in Custom Defensive Pistol, Enhanced Service Pistol, Stock Service Pistol, Stock Service Revolver and Enhanced Service Revolver, the five divisions within IDPA.

For more information on IDPA, the Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship or to join IDPA members competing each week, visit

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  1. I am thrilled that ACADEMI has chosen to support shooting sports but also mystified as to why they will no longer support USPSA or 3 Gun Matches that have run for years without issue at the Moyock facility. Were it not for USPSA and 3 Gun Matches I would not have enrolled in 2 different training courses at what was then Blackwater and US Training Center( I did a one day pistol course and a 5 day pistol/carbine course, both excellent) The USPSA and 3 Gun Matches routinely bring in 60 shooters or more to Moyock. I urge ACADEMI to reinstate support of what are without question the most structured and organized of USPSA and 3 Gun matches I have been lucky enough to participate in.

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