Team Safariland’s Robert Vogel is Stock Service Pistol Division Winner at the 2015 IDPA World Championships

For Immediate Release

September 22, 2015

Vogel is also the High Overall competitor for the match across all divisions

ONTARIO, Calif. – Safariland® congratulates team member Robert Vogel for his win at the 2015 IDPA World Championships. Held in Tulsa, OK over the weekend, Vogel is the Stock Service Pistol Division Champion placing first among 148 contenders. Using a Safariland Model 5198 Open Top holster, Model 032 ELS Competition Belt and Model 773 Competition Open Top Magazine Pouch to win, his time was just 192.76 seconds. Additionally, Vogel placed first ahead of 435 participants as the High Overall competitor for the entire match across all divisions.

Team Safariland members like Vogel are an integral part of the company’s product development process by regularly testing Safariland materials and products to ensure design and development. Having worked as a full time police officer and SWAT team member, as well as an elite level competitive shooter, Vogel is a world and national champion across three shooting disciplines.

“I’m very happy to win the IDPA World Championship match,” said Vogel. “I would like to thank all my sponsors, especially Safariland. I have been exclusively using Safariland gear for five years and it has definitely contributed to my success in competitive shooting.”

“We are so proud of Robert for representing Team Safariland at the competition as such an expert in the field,” said Scott Carnahan, Vice President, Equipment, The Safariland Group and Team Safariland Manager. “By collaborating closely with masters like Robert, we produce best-in-class gear for the field and competition.”

Safariland is a sponsor of the IDPA and shooting sports. To find out more about products and Team Safariland, visit

About Safariland®
Established in 1964, Safariland® has earned worldwide renown and a leadership position in the industry for its technologically advanced holsters and other gear to the law enforcement, military, concealment and competitive sporting markets. Safariland holsters, belts and accessories provide users with high-quality tools to perform their jobs safely and effectively. Safariland is credited for developing the first Level III retention holster for the uniformed duty market. With a reputation for INNOVATION NOT IMITATION®, the Safariland brand continues its position as the worldwide leader in retention holsters. Safariland is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit

About The Safariland Group
The Safariland Group is a leading global provider of a diverse range of safety and survivability products designed for the public safety, military, professional and outdoor markets. The Safariland Group offers a number of recognized brand names in these markets including Safariland®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Break Free®, Protech® Tactical, Defense Technology®, Hatch®, Monadnock®, Identicator®, NIK®, Mustang Survival® and Med-Eng®. The Safariland Group’s mission, “Together, We Save Lives”, is inherent in the lifesaving and protective products it delivers. The Safariland Group is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

For more information about The Safariland Group and these products, please visit

The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.

For further information, please contact:
Scott Battishill
Ph. 1.206.973.5570

For product samples, please contact:
The Safariland Group
Kelsey Reddoch
Brand Marketing Manager
1.909. 923.7300 x31260


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