February 18-20, 2016
Smith&Wesson Shooting Sports Center
Springfield, MA

 General Information

Round Count:  200est., at least 250 recommended

Registration opens at 7:00am. Shooter briefing 7:30am, first shot at 8:00am sharp. 

 Registration Fee:  $175.00

 What you receive with your registration:

·         Commemorative coin

·         Hat with the match logo

·         Lunch the day of your competition

·         Ticket to the Awards Banquet and dinner (second ticket for only $35)

·         Random drawings for firearm prizes (you do not need to be present).

 Refund Policy:

Smith & Wesson will refund paid registration fees, less a $25.00 processing fee, if requested in writing on or before January 7, 2016.  No requests for refunds will be honored after January 7, 2016.  Smith & Wesson will not issue refunds in the event participants are unable to attend the program due to inclement weather.  Smith & Wesson reserves the right to cancel the program at any time for any reason.  In the event Smith & Wesson cancels the program, Smith & Wesson may, in its sole discretion, refund all or a portion of paid registration fees to 
participants.  Smith & Wesson shall not be liable for any expenses incurred by participants in the event Smith & Wesson cancels the program.


In addition to standard IDPA equipment and gear shooters MUST have the following items 
that comply with current IDPA rules: 

  • At least six (6) loading devices (magazines, speed loaders etc.) MA restricts
    magazines to a maximum of 10 rounds.

  • A functional hand held flashlight

You may also wish to consider plated or jacketed ammunition (no exposed lead) for the
match due to the number of low and no light stages.  


A. Only hand held lights may be used in IDPA competition.

B. Lights may not be attached to the shooter's hand, wrist, or arm in
any fashion.

C. Rings or straps that go around any part of the shooter's body (finger,
palm, wrist, etc.) are not allowed.

D. Lanyards may be present, but may not be used.

E. Police and military personnel using the Duty Gear Exemption with a
weapon mounted light may not activate the mounted light, but may use a hand
held light per this section.

F. Factory accessories as are sold with or in addition to the flashlight may ; be used as long 
as the accessories do NOT violate ANY of the other stated flashlight rules. 'Homemade'
accessory devices, attachments, and/or modifications which allow the flashlight to conform to 
the gun are not allowed.

Stage Details:

14 challenging courses of fire in variable and changing lighting conditions with and without 
a hand held flashlight and/or auxiliary light source.   

Spectator Policy:

In order to present a fair opportunity to all competitors, spectators will not be allowed on 
the ranges
or beyond the double doors at any time.  If you plan to bring a guest to the match, 
they may use the lounge area of the Smith & Wesson Retail Store, but they will not be 
allowed on the range with you.  The only exception will be for junior competitors if their 
guardian is not competing in the match.

 Press Passes:

Members of the Press must request a “ PRESS PASS ” prior to the event.  Please
email, Paul Pluff at ppluff@smith-wesson.com to request a pass.  Press Passes will be 
issued at Registration.  Members of the press who are competing must have 
a “ PRESS PASS ” and are required to complete their match prior to 
viewing/photographing or filming stages.

 Junior Competitors:

Juniors (ages 12-18) must be under their guardian’s observation at all times due to 
liability. Failure to comply will result in match disqualification for both junior and guardian.


Coffee and donuts will be available before the shooters meetings and a lunch will be 
available to competitors on their day of their participation.

 Sponsor Catalogs & Promotional Items:

Catalogs and promotional items will be available for competitors to pick up at the match.

  Special Events:

The Indoor Nationals wrap up with an awards ceremony at the Basketball Hall of Fame 
Conference Center in Springfield, MA .  Dinner will be served and champions crowned.  
Tickets will be available for non-competing guests for the awards ceremony at a cost 
of $35 each. Tickets will be issued at competitor registration.  There will be a very limited 
number of tickets available at the event so please complete your application accordingly if
you plan to attend and/or bring a guest. Pre-Registration is required.


Trophies will be awarded according to the current IDPA awards policy.  There must be a 
minimum of 5 competitors to honor special category awards.


Prizes will be issued by random drawing for the competitors. 

Stay tuned for more information.


Hors d’oevres, beverages and social time will be available Wednesday, 
Thursday, and Friday at the Hilton Garden Inn from 6:00-9:00 PM.  
Registration will be open from 6:00-8:00PM.  

Stay tuned for more information 

Match Hotel:

Hilton Garden Inn, Springfield
800 Hall of Fame Ave
(use 800 West Columbus Avenue for GPS)
Springfield , MA 01105
Phone: 413-886-8000
Fax: 413-886-8100

Special IDPA Indoor Nationals room rate  (use code SWIN)

There is a Pizzeria Uno’s attached to the hotel and the hotel is located next to the 
Basketball Hall of Fame & restaurants.

Traveling with Firearms:  

Massachusetts General Law Chapter & Section  

Chapter 140: Section 131G. Carrying of firearms by non-residents; conditions

 Section 131G. Any person who is not a resident of the commonwealth may carry 
a pistol or revolver in or through the commonwealth for the purpose of taking part in a pistol 
or revolver competition
or attending any meeting or exhibition of any organized group of firearm collectors or for the purpose of hunting; provided, that such person is a resident of the United States and has a permit or license to carry firearms issued under the laws of any state, district or territory thereof which has licensing requirements which prohibit the issuance of permits or licenses to persons who have been convicted of a felony or who have been convicted of the unlawful use, possession or sale of narcotic or harmful drugs; provided, further, that in the case of a person traveling in or through the commonwealth for the purpose of hunting, he has on his person a hunting or sporting license issued by the commonwealth or by the state of his destination. Police officers and other peace officers of any state, territory or jurisdiction within the United States duly authorized to possess firearms by the laws thereof shall, for the purposes of this section, be deemed to have a permit or license to carry firearms as described in this section.

You are solely responsible for ensuring your compliance with all applicable Federal, state 
and local firearms laws and regulations.  

This match is an NRA Sanctioned match.  The sanction form should be copied and carried
with you.  Click HERE to download the form.

 Area Attractions:

Competitors and their families can also visit area attractions during their stay in Springfield . Visit and walk the historic grounds of the Springfield Armory National Historic Site.  The 
Museum, gift shop, and extraordinary collections in the  Main Arsenal Building  are open 
for your visit seven days a week 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Some additional suggestions are the Basketball Hall of Fame, The Norman Rockwell Museum, and Yankee Candle.


Smith & Wesson reserves the right to cancel or change any details of the program at any 
time for any reason.

Frequently Asked Registration Questions:

Q. How do I register for the match?  
               A. Click on the “REGISTER” button. Enter your IDPA number in the box on the right 
                    side of the page.  Click the “New Registration” button (Note: hitting the enter key 
                    on your keyboard will cause an error message). Once you complete the form, hit 
                    the “Save Shooter” button.  You will be routed to the  the “My Squad” link. 
                    Enter yourself in a squad.   Select the “Shooter Home” link at the top of the squad
                    page and then the “Additional  Information” link.  Complete this information and 
                    you have completed theregistration process. You will then need to mail a check
                    In the amount of $175.00 made out to S&W, to 

                    Mike Critser, 
                    21 Williams Rd.
                    Trumbull,  CT  06611

     Q.    Can I reserve a slot and send you a check later? 
       A.  No. If your check is not received within 14 days, you will be deleted from the match..  

Q.  Q. I want to shoot with my buddies; can you hold slots in a squad for us?  
     A. No. Consider coordinating with your squad-mates to choose a squad and all register
                at once.

      Q.   Can I pay for me and my friends together? 
     A. No. You have to pay separately for each person.  You can use the same check,
          but must fill out a registration and payment for each person.  

Q.  Q.  Can I move to another squad later? 
       A.  Yes. Log in on the left side with your IDPA number and the password you created.  
             Click the “My Squad” link and you can move to any open slot.  This option will be
              shut down shortly  before the match date.  

Q.  Q.  I have not shot a classifier in the last 12 months, can I still shoot? 
     A.  No. You must have shot a classifier in the last 12 months and must have
          classified marksman or above in order to compete.  Master class shooters are
          exempt from shooting classifiers. The IDPA web site is the ONLY valid listing of 
          Classifications, be sure your classification is current and listed on the site.

Q.  Q.  Do I have to be an IDPA member to shoot? 
       A.  Yes. You must have a valid IDPA membership  

Q.  Q.  How do you know if I am a member? 
      A.  Memberships and classifications are automatically checked via IDPA Headquarters.  
            Please make sure that your information is on their web site and is up to date.