Overview

What is IPSC?

IPSC is the acronym for “International Practical Shooting Confederation”, IPSC.

IPSC recognizes all the shooting disciplines – Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun, and Action Air.

IPSC Manitoba currently only recognizes and sanctions the “IPSC Handgun” shooting discipline and matches/competitions therein.

IPSC shooters need to blend accuracy, power, and speed into a winning combination. Multiple targets, moving targets, targets that react when hit, penalty targets, or even partially covered targets, obstacles, movement, competitive strategies, and other techniques are all a part of IPSC to keep shooters challenged and spectators engaged.

IPSC shooting is dynamic, challenging, and one of the fastest growing shooting sports in the world today. Courses of fire utilize many aspects not found in the more traditional shooting disciplines such as movement by the shooter, moving targets, multiple targets, and the freedom for the shooter to solve the shooting challenges presented in the courses of fire.

Before we go any further, take a quick look and watch this brief IPSC introductory video (left). Even at a quick glance, one can see how dynamic and exciting this sport is.