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
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.
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)).
Introduced for the 2011–2012 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.
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.
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.