Team Safariland’s Robert Vogel Wins 2017 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship

For Immediate Release

March 8, 2017

Team Safariland’s Robert Vogel Wins 2017 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor National Championship
Vogel Dominates IDPA Nationals for Ten Consecutive Years; Receives Award for Best Accuracy

ONTARIO, California – Safariland®, a brand of The Safariland Group, congratulates Safariland Team member Robert Vogel for his win of the Stock Service Pistol (SSP) Division at the 2017 IDPA Indoor Nationals held Feb. 23-25 in Springfield, Mass. Up against a field of respected international competitors, Vogel dominated the entire match, coming in with the highest score of 204.84, defending his title for the 10th year in a row. In addition, Vogel received the award for the best accuracy.

Known for its challenging low- and no-light stage scenarios, the IDPA Nationals has 14 stages with a round count of 212+, challenging competitors of all skill levels. “My Safariland 5198 holster is the best in the shooting category and definitely my favorite,” said Vogel. “This holster has traveled with me all over the world for matches and classes I teach. It enables me to completely focus on the competition and winning; I know I can count on Safariland’s holster with confidence.”

“Robert’s consistent high level of performance is a testament to his dedication and commitment to being the best,” said Team Captain Scott Carnahan and vice president, Equipment, Category Marketing. “He embodies our company values and we are proud to have him as a member of Team Safariland. We value his insights, especially working in partnership with our research and development team. This is a great way to start off the year.”

Vogel competes in IDPA competitions with the Safariland holster model 5199-683-411, Open Top Concealment Belt Clip Holster with Detent, model 773-83-131, Single Magazine Holder mounted to a 744BL Belt Clip, and model 032 Range Belt.

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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 premier global provider of trusted, innovative, high-quality law enforcement and security products for the public safety, military and outdoor recreation/personal protection markets. Offering many of the world’s most recognizable names in these markets, principal brands include Safariland®, ABA®, Second Chance®, Bianchi®, Break Free® and Mustang Survival®. Forensics brands include Identicator® and NIK®. The Safariland Group’s mission, Together, We Save Lives™, is inherent in the lifesaving products it delivers. The Safariland Group has its headquarters in Jacksonville, FL.

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

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