Team Safariland’s Robert Vogel Wins The 2016 IDPA Indoor National Championship

For Immediate Release

February 29, 2016

Team Safariland’s Robert Vogel Wins The 2016 IDPA Indoor National Championship
Vogel dominates for the ninth year in a row

ONTARIO Calif. – Safariland® congratulates team member Robert Vogel for winning the Stock Service Pistol (SSP) Division at the 2016 Smith & Wesson IDPA Indoor Nationals held in Springfield, Mass., February 18 – 20. Vogel dominated the entire match coming in with the fastest overall time of 207.87, and defending his title for the ninth year in a row.

Competitors gathered from all over the world to compete at the Smith & Wesson indoor shooting range in Springfield. The IDPA Nationals offered 14 stages with a round count of 260+ and each stage was designed to challenge competitors of all skill levels. Known for its challenging low-light and no-light stage scenarios, the championship required competitors to shoot while on the move and reload with a flashlight in hand.

“My Safariland gear allowed me to focus on the game and not the equipment,” said Robert Vogel. “My 5199 holster has proven that it is the best IDPA holster made as I use this holster for everything from USPSA matches to the classes I teach.”

“We are very proud of Vogel’s performance at this year’s nationals, and, more importantly, his valued feedback to our Research and Development team,” said Team Captain and Vice President, Equipment Category, Scott Carnahan. “This is a great start for Team Safariland and we look forward to a great year!”

Vogel participates in IDPA competitions with the Safariland holster Model 5199, Open Top Concealment Belt Clip Holster with Detent, the Model 773, Single Magazine Holder that is mounted to a 744BL Belt Clip, and model 032 Range Belt. For more information, 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, 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.

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

For further information, please contact:
Kate Hudson
Ph. 1.206.454.3702

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Brand Marketing Manager
1.909. 923.7300 x31260


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