The International Pistol Shooting Confederation) (IPSC) is a competitive target sport designed to test individual skills at long and close range shooting distances, reactions, and problem solving capabilities.
Different start positions, props, targets, and numbers of rounds are used. A stage may have only one target or several. Targets may be stationary while others move. The competitor may be required to shoot from one or multiple positions and locations. Shooting on the move is very common for IPSC competitions. (DVC) "Power, Speed and Accuracy" as the motto says are the hallmarks of IPSC.
It is for this reason that IPSC has rejuvenated pistol shooting as a competitive sport. IPSC has a good future because it is fun, challenging, exciting and safe. It also offers great spectator appeal. That is why this sport has grown rapidly in over 80 countries around the world. IPSC differs from other forms of shooting competitions in two ways. The nature of the sport is to be diverse, where each stage of the match is different from any previous stage.
All rules governing IPSC are contained in the most recent rule book issued to all members. The IPSC Canada National Training program, or as it is better known as the “Black Badge” course. The course is used to train competitors in our sport and give them the basic skills necessary to participate in IPSC competitions.
Invitational IPSC Sanctioned Matches attract nearly 300 shooters to our Waterford Club four times a year compete in themed Level 2 events.