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Welcome to IPSC Queensland.

What does IPSC stand for? International Practical Shooting Confederation

IPSC is one of the fastest growing shooting sports. 

IPSC stages or courses of fire utilize many props and targets that are not found in the more traditional shooting disciplines. Things such as the shooter moving around a stage, having moving targets, being pesented multiple targets, and challenging the shooter to solve the course of fire presented.

There are a number of divisions
Open Division
The handgun equivalent of top-fuelers. The pistols have compensators, red dot sights, and high-capacity magazines in countries where High cap mags are legal. Typically chambered in .38 Super or 9mm Para, the magazines can hold up to 29 rounds and ammo can be loaded to Major or Minor. 
Standard Division
Limited to pistols .357 sig caliber or larger in bore size for Major or 9mm / 38super for Minor. They may not have compensators, red dot sights, and the pistol with empty magazine must fit within the "IPSC box" which is a set of dimensions that limit overall size (225 mm 150 mm 45 mm (with tolerance +1 mm/-0 mm)).
Classic Division
Introduced for the 20112012 season for an evaluation period until December 31, 2014. The division is limited to guns following the classic 1911 form; features such as extended dust covers and light rails are not permitted. Restrictions are placed on the size of magazine wells allowed, as well as physical dimension as measured using the "IPSC box". Other modifications, such as slide lightening and thumb rests as allowed in Open Division, are prohibited in Classic Division. Competitors may shoot in either Major or Minor power factor; Major power factor requires a .40 or larger projectile (with the exception of the .357 SIG, a .40 case necked-down to accept the .355 diameter projectile which can be loaded to high pressures) and are subject to a magazine capacity limit of eight. Minor power factor can be achieved using a 1911 chambered for 9mm; a limit of 10 rounds is in place for such firearms.
Production Division
Restricted to double-action or striker fired pistols, scored at Minor, that must both meet the dimensional restrictions and are unmodified from the manufacturer's specifications. Only pistols explicitly listed on the approved list from IPSC may be used. Permitted modifications are limited to the application of grip tape in limited areas, replacement of sights that do not require gunsmithing, and the replacement of internal components with those of the original manufacturer and available as a factory option. Minor polishing and fitting of trigger components is allowed. There are differences in allowed pistols in IPSC Production Division when compared to USPSA Production Division.
Revolver Division
Does not permit muzzle brakes or optical sights. Revolvers of any capacity may be used, but a maximum of six rounds can be fired before a reload is required. Competitors can have any caliber .38 Special or larger, and may declare Major.
All Divisions fire the same stages, on the same days, as all other Divisions, in a match. However, when calculating match standings, only Divisional stage scores are compared. Thus, the top shooter in Open on a stage is the measure for all other Open shooters, and likewise for all other Divisions.
In addition to the handgun discipline, there are the rifle, shotgun and action air disciplines of practical shooting. These disciplines have competition rules similar to handgun and are scored in the same way. The divisions in all the disciplines are similar.
Competing in all three disciplines or two of them is called a tournament, with scoring similar to that of the individual disciplines. Action air is not included in the tournament structure as yet and is restricted to handgun (2010).
Open Division
The handgun is the equivalent of top-fuelers. The pistols have compensators, red dot sights, and high-capacity magazines. Typically chambered in .38 Super or 9mm Para, the magazines can hold up to 29 rounds and ammo can be loaded to Major or Minor. 

Standard Division
Limited to pistols .357 sig caliber or larger in bore size for Major or 9mm / 38super for Minor. They may not have compensators, red dot sights, and the pistol with empty magazine must fit within the "IPSC box" which is a set of dimensions that limit overall size (225 mm 150 mm 45 mm (with tolerance +1 mm/-0 mm)).

Classic Division
Introduced for the 20112012 season for an evaluation period until December 31, 2014. The division is limited to guns following the classic 1911 shape and form. At this time short dust covers without ligh rails are the go. 
Restrictions are placed on the size of magazine wells allowed, as well as physical dimension as measured using the "IPSC box". Other modifications, such as slide lightening and thumb rests are prohibited in Classic Division. 
Major power factor is limited to .357 sig caliber or larger in bore size for Major and limited to 8 rounds in the magazine or 9mm / 38super for Minor and 10 rounds in the magazine.

Production Division
Restricted to double-action or striker fired pistols, scored at Minor, that must both meet the dimensional restrictions and are unmodified from the manufacturer's specifications. Only pistols explicitly listed on the approved list from IPSC may be used. Permitted modifications are limited to the application of grip tape in limited areas, replacement of sights that do not require gunsmithing, and the replacement of internal components with those of the original manufacturer and available as a factory option. Minor polishing and fitting of trigger components is allowed. 

Revolver Division
Does not permit comps or optical sights. A maximum of six rounds can be fired before a reload is required. Competitors can have any caliber .38 Special or larger, and may declare Major.

For more info visit the IPSC World Body website