IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of Accuracy, Speed and Power are balanced in a unique scoring system. IPSC has defined Action Shooting. It requires competitors to shoot fast and accurately, often shooting on the move and developing techniques and styles to shave off fractions of a second between shots, during reloads and drawing from the holster.
Bullseye, also known as conventional pistol, is a shooting discipline that has the shooter standing unsupported and shooting a handgun with one hand. Shooting is at paper targets with the classic bullseye with multiple scoring rings. The intent is to get as many shots in the 10 ring (the center of the target) within the allotted time, and focuses on promoting the many time-proven methods for mastery of marksmanship skills. Conventional/Bullseye shooting techniques are the foundation of all marksmanship disciplines in which a firearm can be employed.
This shooting discipline evolved from police firearm training into a sport enjoyed by civilians as well as law enforcement officers, and is considered one of the the forerunners of practical shooting. PPC involves engaging targets from different distances, under different time constraints and from a variety of shooting positions. In PPC, the shooter does not walk or run with the firearm. Typically, revolvers are used for PPC shooting but semi-autos are welcome. The focus is on accuracy within a defined time allotment. The distance the shooter is from the target varies from 7 to 15 to 25 to 50 metres. The time constraints the shooter faces in firing on the target vary from 6 rounds fired in 12 seconds to 24 rounds fired in two minutes and 45 seconds. The various shooting positions are; kneeling, prone, standing, around a barricade (strong hand & weak hand) and seated.
Founded in 1996 IDPA International Defensive Pistol Association was
developed to answer the demand for a practical shooting discipline that
applied the fundamental principles of defensive handgun with every day,
conceal carry firearms. Stages are a combination of real world
scenarios combining threat and non threat targets, dynamic and complex
shooting situations that place the shooter in self defence situations.
IDPA combines steel reactive targets, shooting from behind cover and
engaging while static and on the move. IDPA offers an element of
challenge to every shooter despite skill level or age. IDPA also puts a
high value on building camaraderie and community among shooting
IDPA started at Aurora Gun Club in September of 2022 - since then, the discipline has grown from a handful of members to a very large enthusiastic group of shooters that meet every second Monday evening and every fourth Saturday. Offering matches, practices and standards drills/exercises - shooters are encouraged to join in. This year 8 safety officers received their qualifications and the section coordinator hosted two hosted courses for new shooters.