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The following is a press release from Safariland

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.

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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.”

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“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

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