IPSC

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to a page dedicated to the IPSC Sporting Discipline. The Shooting Association of Fiji is now a proud member of the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC).

The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) is the world's second largest shooting sport association and the largest and oldest within practical shooting. Founded in 1976, the IPSC as of 2016 affiliates 100 regions from AfricaAmericasAsiaEurope and Oceania. Competitions are held with pistolrevolverrifle and shotgun, and competitors are divided into different divisions based on firearm and equipment features. While everyone in a division competes in the Overall category, there are also own separate awards for the categories Lady (female competitors), Junior (under 18 years), Senior (over 50 years) and Super Senior (over 60 years).

IPSC's activities include international regulation of the sport by approving firearms and equipment for various divisions, administering competition rules and education of range officials (referees) through the International Range Officers Association who are responsible for conducting matches safely, fair and according to the rules. IPSC organizes the World Championships called the Handgun World ShootRifle World Shoot and Shotgun World Shoot with three year intervals for each discipline.

The Shooting Association of Fiji had been communicating with IPSC head office over the last 2 years with the intention to set up a Fiji Chapter to this dynamic and challenging sport and as of June 2017, is now a fully fledged and bona fide member of this Confederation.

SAF has received numerous invitations from regional IPSC chapters including PNG and New Caledonia who field IPSC teams represented. The challenges faced by the SAF have been locating suitable areas and venues to conduct the activity as the sport is unique from traditional formats of shooting.

IPSC is a body like the ISSF (International Sport Shooting Federation), the origins of which SAF, was formed on.

IPSC was established to promote, maintain, improve and advance the sport of IPSC shooting, to safeguard its principles and to regulate its conduct worldwide in order to cultivate the safe, recreational use of firearms by persons of good character.

It represents a new, exciting form of sport shooting and was established to promote, maintain, and advance practical marksmanship.

WHAT IS IPSC SHOOTING?

IPSC shooting is one of the fastest growing shooting sports in the world today. Its courses of fire utilizes 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.

WHAT MAKES IPSC SHOOTING UNIQUE?

The appeal of the sport lies in the diversity of the courses of fire available to the shooter. By offering different courses of fire rather than set types, IPSC shooting continues to challenge the competitor and to improve his skills. There are continually new demands to challenge the IPSC shooting enthusiast.

WHAT ARE IPSC REGIONS?

Regions (countries) are the organizations which promote the sport of IPSC and are the representatives of IPSC. All IPSC shooters become members of the IPSC by joining their affiliated Region. Regionally (Oceania), Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Guam, Australia and New Zealand have representative Teams and Individuals that compete on a regular basis.

WHAT TYPE OF MATCHES DOES IPSC PROMOTE?

IPSC matches are based on the principles of accuracy, power and speed. The matches are varied and based on the safe use of the handgun. Participation in these matches will develop a high degree of safety and proficiency, as well as providing an exciting means of recreation.

WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE COMPETE IN IPSC MATCHES?

As in any other popular sport, a wide variety of people enjoy IPSC shooting. IPSC membership spans almost every occupation, from craftsmen to executives. Many women and families are also involved in IPSC shooting programs. It is not unusual to find husbands and wives and families participating in IPSC activities. All of the people at IPSC competitions are strong believers in safety and safe gun handling as well as good sportsmanship.

IS THERE A PLACE IN IPSC FOR BEGINNERS?

 Absolutely! All of those currently competing were once at the beginner stage. By becoming active in matches hosted by an IPSC club, the shooter will have the advantage of qualified range officials and courteous range staff. At most regional competitions, you will normally find that IPSC shooters are pleased to give a helping hand in getting beginners started. By using the ICS classification system shooters can be assured they will be facing an equal skill level when competing.

THE IPSC CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (ICS)

The reason for the IPSC Classification System (ICS) is to have the ability to rank competitors both nationally and internationally and to provide Regions with their own vehicle for true peer-to-peer recognition.

ICS is a dynamic system. Classifications may move up or down based on a competitor's performance.

Classifications are calculated by Divisions. Competitors may submit scores for each Division in which they wish to be classified.

Individual records are calculated by comparing a Competitor's stage hit factor to the highest hit factors for the ICS stage. The competitor's result will be their hit factor divided by the top average hit factor for that stage. As competitors record their scores, the class percentages might change to reflect better times at the top. This method accurately reflects the all performances.

A competitor achieves initial classification after 4 scores. Classification will be based on the average of the best 4 scores of the most recent 8 submitted.

In order to maintain a Classification, competitors must keep current IPSC membership and submit scores for a minimum of two Classification Stages or one Classifier Match each calendar year. Competitors may be removed from the ICS system at the end of the second consecutive year where no scores are submitted.

IS IPSC SHOOTING AN EXPENSIVE SPORT?

As in any other recreational activity there is virtually no limit to the amount you may spend on firearms and associated equipment. However, to get a solid start in IPSC shooting, all that is required is a reliable firearm, suitable equipment, ammunition, eye and ear protection, and a big dose of enthusiasm.

WHAT KINDS OF GUNS ARE USED FOR IPSC SHOOTING?

You will see standard stock firearms as well as exotic custom guns in IPSC competitions.

The following is the list of Pistols approved for IPSC Competitions

Make

Model

AKDAL ARMS

Ghost TR01, TR02, TR03, TR07, TR08

ALFA-PROJ

Alfa Combat, Alfa Defender

ARCUS

98

ARMALITE

AR24, AR24K

ARMS MORAVIA

G2000

ARMSCOR

AP9, AP9MS, APP9, APP9MS, MAP1, MAP1FS, MAP1MS, MAPP1

ARSENAL FIREARMS

Strike One Combat. (Full size model not approved unless original factory supplied barrel length is 127mm or less)

ASAI AG

one PRO

ASTRA

A75, A100

BAIKAL

MP446, MP446C

BERETTA

92 Series full size frame (including 92, 92D, 92DS, 92 F, 92FS, 92S, 92SB, 92SB-F, 92G-SD, 92FS Brigadier, 92FS Deluxe, 92G, 92G Elite, 92G Elite II, 92 FS Centurion, 92D Centurion,92G Centurion, 92 Stock, 92EL, 90Two), M9A1, 92A1, M9, 92 Series Compact frame (including 92L Compact, 92SB Compact, 92 L Compact type M, 92SB compact type M, 92 Custom Carry), 96 Series full size frame (including 96, 96D, 96DS, 96G, 96 Brigadier, 96 D Brigadier, 96G Brigadier, 96G Elite, 96G Elite II, 96G-SD, 96 Centurion,96D Centurion, 96 Stock), 96A1, 96 Series Compact frame (including 96L Compact, 96L Compact type M, 96D Compact, 96D Compact Type M), 98 Series (including 98F, 98FS, 98FS Brigadier, 98 Deluxe, 98 Stock), Vertec series (including 92G, 92FS, 92 Elite 1A, 92 Steel, 96G, 96FS, 96 Elite 1A, 96 Steel, 98 Steel), Cougar Series (including 8000 D/DL/FL/LP/Mini, 8040 D/F/Mini, 8045 D/F/Mini, 8357 D/F), 9000S Series (including Type D & F), PX4 Storm (Type F, G), Approved: Inox versions of approved models, Not Approved: single-action only variants or laser equipped models

BERNARDELLI

2000, 2000 Baby

BERSA

Thunder 9, Thunder 40, Mini T9/T40, Thunder PRO/XT, BP9CC

BROWNING

BDM, BDA, PRO9, PRO40. Not Approved: Hi-Power

BUL

Cherokee (full size, compact & mini), Impact, Storm

CANIK

Mkek series (Standard, Light, Compact), Piranha series (F, C, CF), Shark series C, Stingray C, Dolphin, SFC-100, TP9, TP40. Not approved Shark FC

CARACAL

F, C, SC

COLT

2000, Double Eagle. (Any DAO or DA/SA revolver with a barrel length of up to 5" is approved)

CZ - CESKA STRAKONICE

ST9, TT9, TT40, TT45, MT9, MT9L

CZ - CESKA ZBROJOVKA

CZ75B Omega, CZ75 P-02, CZ75, CZ75B, CZ75B Stainless, CZ75BD, CZ75BD Police, CZ75 Compact, CZ75D Compact, CZ75 SemiCompact, CZ75 Combat II, CZ85, CZ85B, CZ85 Combat, CZ40B, CZ97B, CZ99, CZ100, CZ110, CZ2075 Rami, CZ2075D Rami, CZ2075 Rami P, CZ75 P01, P07 Duty, P09, CZ75 SP-01, CZ75 SP-01 Tactical, CZ75 SP-01 Shadow, CZ75 SP01 Dual Tone, CZ75 SP-01 Sport (9x21mm version with OFM trigger stop as sold in Italy), CZ75 SP-01 Phantom, CZ75 SP-01 Shadow TR, CZ75 SP-01 Shadow Orange. Also approved are variants with original Ceska Zbrojovka (CZUB) barrels which are longer than standard (e.g. SP-01A, SP-01DK, SP-01DK Shadow), provided the barrel length does not exceed 127mm, and provided all other aspects of these variants fully comply with all other Production Division rules. All dual tone models, Shadow Line variants of approved models, and approved models with OFM coloured frames, are also approved. (CZUSA Custom Shop models (including the SP-01 Shadow Target, CZ 75 Shadow T and CZ 75 SP01 ACCU Shadow), and Frankonia models (including Mamba and Viper), are not approved)

DAEWOO

DP51, DH40 

DESERT EAGLE

Eagle Compact, Baby Eagle

DLASK

P226 clone 

EAA

Witness Steel, Polymer, P, PS, P Carry, Elite Stock (and subcompact versions), Stock II, Pavona, Classic, Limited Pro, Also approved are compact versions of the above models. (Witness Carry Comp, Gold, Silver and Limited versions are not approved)

FEG

P9R, P9RK 

FN HERSTAL

FNP-9, FNP-9M, FNP-40, FNP-40M, FNP-9 DAO, FNP-40 DAO, FNP-45, FNP9-17 SA/DA, FNX9, FNX40, FNX45, FNS, FNS-9MS, FNS-40MS, FNS-9L (aka "Longslide", previously FNS-9 Competition), FNS-40L

GIRSAN/YAVUZ

Bora, Bora Light, Compact MC, Compact MKEK, MC23, MC23.40, MC23.45, MC27, MCC40, MCR40, Regard MC, Regard MKEK, Zirve

GLOCK

17, 19, 20, 21, 21SF, 22, 23, 26, 27, 29, 30, 30S, 31, 32, 33, 36, 37, 38, 39. Also approved are variants with original Glock barrels which are longer than standard (e.g. 17A, 17DK), as well as variants with "Tactical", "Mariner" or similar OFM engravings on the slide, provided the barrel length does not exceed 127mm, and provided all other aspects of these variants fully comply with all other Production Division rules. Also approved are Gen4 and SF versions of approved models. Not Approved: 18, 24, 25, 28, 34, 35, 41, 42, Pro, L and C models

GRAND POWER

K100, K100P40,K100P45, K100MK6, K100 Dynamic, K100MK7, K100 Target, K100 X-TRIM, P1, P1MK7, P1Ultra, GPC9, P11, X-Calibur* Also approved are variants with original Grand Power barrels which are longer than standard, provided the barrel length does not exceed 127mm, and provided all other aspects of these variants fully comply with all other Production Division rules. *This model was originally approved after the barrel length was checked with a caliper, so this model remains approved even if the "dowel" method returns a different result.

H&K

USP, USP Stainless, USP Compact, USP Compact Stainless, USP Custom Sport, USP9SD, USP Tactical (barrel 127mm or shorter), USP Compact Tactical, HK45, HK45 Compact. VP70Z, P8, P9S (only with 100mm barrel), P10, P2000, P2000SK, P30, P30L, P30S, P30LS, P7M8 (EP7 in Greece), P7M10, P7M13 Not Approved: Mark 23, USP Elite, USP Expert, USP Production, USP Combat Competition

HS PRODUKT

HS2000 Series (HS9, HS357, HS40, HS45). XD(M) (except ported models). Not Approved: XDM 5.25 Series

IMI

Barak 9, Barak 40, Barak 45

JERICHO

941, 941S, 941F, 941FS, 941FB, 941FBL, 941R, 941RB, 941RS

KAHR

K Series (9mm,40cal, Lady & Elite), MK Series (9mm, 40cal, Micro & Elite), P Series (9mm and 40 cal), PM Series (9mm), T Series (Target & Tactical), TP Series

KBP

GSh18

KEL-TEC

P11, P40

LLAMA

M-82

MAGNUM RESEARCH

SP21 (9mm,40SW,45ACP), MR Eagle

MANURHIN

MR73 revolvers (3" G3 and 4" G4 models only)

NORINCO

NC226, NP18, NP22, NP34, NP40, NP58, NZ75, NZ85

PARA-ORDNANCE

LDA (all models except Tac-Five and other variants with enlarged magwells)

REPUBLIC ARMS

Patriot

RUGER

P85, P89, KP89, P90, KP90, P91, KP93, P94, P95, K94/95, KP95, P345, KP345, KP345PR, P97, SR9, SR9C, SR40, KBSR9, LC9, P944, KP944, BSR45, KSR45. (Any DAO or DA/SA revolver with a barrel length of up to 5" is approved)

S&W

39, 59, 410, 439, 459, 539, 659, 669, 908, 910, 915, 1006, 1066, 3906, 3913, 3913L, 3913TSW, 3914, 3953, 3953STSW, 4006, 4043, 4046, 4013TSW, 4053TSW, 4513TSW, 4553TSW, 457, 4506, 4516, 4566, 4586, 5904, 5906, 5946, 6906, 6926, 6946. SW99, M&P9, M&P9C, M&P9 Pro, M&P9L, M&P357, M&P40, M&P40L, M&P40 Pro, M&P45, M&P45C, M&P40C, M&P9VTAC, M&P40 VTAC, M&P CORE Series, M&P Shield Series. (Any DAO or DA/SA revolver with a barrel length of up to 5" is approved)

SARSILMAZ

Kilinc 2000, Kilinc 2000 Light, Hancer 2000, Hancer 2000 Light, K2, K10, K10C, B6, B6C, CM9, ST10 (not Tactical version)

SIG

P220, P220-1, P224, P225, P228, P229, P239, P250, P250DCc, P2009, SPC2009, SP2020, SP2022 (including Nitron and Diamond Plate versions), SP2340, P226, P226 Tactical Operations, P226 E2, P226ST, P226 Sport II SL ohne Schiene, P226SL, P226SL Black, P226 X-Five Allround, P226 X-Five Tactical (not SAO version), P226R DAK, P226DAO, P226R, P226R Two Tone, P226 SAS, P226 Blackwater, P226 Equinox, P226 Stainless, P226 AL-SO, P226 SL-SO, P226 Sport Stock, P226 X-Five SO (SA/DA version only), P226 Navy, P226 SCT, P226 Elite, P226 Blackwater Tactical, P226 Combat, P226 Combat TB, P226 USPSA (Black & Two Tone), P226 Platinum Elite, P226 Enhanced Elite, P226 Elite Dark, P226 Gadsden, P226-SL-SO-BT, P226-MK25, P226 Elite Stainless, P226 Elite Dark TB, P226 Scorpion, P226 Scorpion TB, P226 X-Five SO Capsicum, P226 Extreme, P226 LDC, P320 Nitron, Models listed above which do not have the "P226" designation engraved on their slide are also approved, provided the configuration is otherwise the same. Also approved are P220, P229, P239 equivalents of approved P226 models with maximum 5" barrel length. Not Approved: P226 Xpress, P220 X-Zone, P220 Sport, P226 HSP, P226 Sport, P226 Sport II SL mit Schiene, P226 X-Five, P226 X-Five Competition, P226 X-Six, P226R Crimson Trace

SIGMA

Compact SW9V, SW40W, SW40VE, SW9VE, SW9M, SW40F, SW40C, SW9F, SW9C

SPHINX

2000 Series (S, P, PS and H models) 3000 Series (Standard, Competition Production, Compact, Tactical, Police, SOP, Hi-Cap) All of the above in Steel, Stainless Steel, Titanium or Aluminium. SDP Series (Compact, Compact Plus, Standard, Production) All of the above in Polymer, Steel, Stainless Steel, Titanium or Aluminium. Also approved are variants with original Sphinx barrels which are longer than standard, provided the barrel length does not exceed 127mm, and provided all other aspects of these variants full comply with all other Production Division rules.

SPRINGFIELD

P9, XD, XD(M) (except ported models), XDS45. Not Approved: XDM 5.25 Series - XD/XDM Production model, XD/XDM Custom Competition model

SPS

Compact (SP II, SP II Plus, SP III)

Police Compact (SPII, SPII Plus, SP3)

STAR

Megastar, M30, Ultrastar

STEYR

M-A1, M9, S9, M40, S40, L9-A1

STI

GP6, GP6C, GP5. Also approved are variants with original STI barrels which are longer than standard, provided the barrel length does not exceed 127mm, and provided all other aspects of these variants fully comply with all other Production Division rules.

STOEGER INDUSTRIES

Cougar, Cougar Compact

TANFOGLIO

Force 38, Force 38F Carry, Force 38F, Force 38L, Force 40, Force 40F Carry, Force 40F, Force 40L, Force 40R Carry, Force 40R, Force 45, Force 45F Carry, Force 45F, Force 45L, Force 45R Carry, Force 45R, Force 921, Force 921F Carry, Force 921F, Force 921L, Force 921R Carry, Force 921R, Force 99, Force Compact 40, Force Compact 45, Force Compact 921, Force Pro, GT10, GT21 Baby, GT21 Combat, GT21, GT23, GT40 Baby, GT40 Combat, GT40, GT45, P19 Combat, P19 Standard, P19L, P21 Combat, P21L, P23, P23L, P38L, P40 Compact, P40, P40F, P40FB, P40L, P40R, P41, P45, P45L, T94F, T94R, T95F Stock, T95F, T95R, T96F, T96R, T97F, T97L, T97R, TA10 Compact, TA10, TA40FB, TA45 Compact, TA45, TA90 XL2, XL4, Stock, Stock II, Stock III, Stock III Special, L, Combat Sport, TZ-75 C90, Limited PRO, Stock II Xtreme, Stock III Xtreme. Also approved are variants with original Tanfoglio barrels which are longer than standard (e.g. Stock II Limited) provided the barrel length does not exceed 127mm, and provided all other aspects of these variants fully comply with all other Production Division rules. Not approved: Stock Custom model

TARA

MP9

TAURUS

PT92, PT99, PT100, PT101, PT111, PT140, PT145, PT921, M66, 827, 817, PT809B, PT809E, PT809SS, PT840B, PT840SS, PT845B, PT845SS, PT917, PT917C, PT917CS, PT940. 24/7, 24/7 G2,24/7 PRO DS, 24/7 LD. (24/7 PRO and OSS models are not approved). Any DAO or DA/SA revolver with a barrel length of up to 5" is approved.

TISAS

Zigana F, P40

VEKTOR

SP1, SP2 (not Single Action), Z88

WALTHER

P1, PPS, P5, P38, P88, P99, P99Q, P99QA, P99C, P99DAO, P99AS. Also approved are compact versions of these models. PPQ, PPQ-Navy, P99D-RAD, PPX, PPQM2. Also approved are compact versions of these models

WITNESS

Witness Steel, Witness Polymer, Witness P Carry, Witness Elite Stock (and subcompact versions). Classic, Limited Pro. Also approved are compact versions of these models. (Witness Carry Comp, Gold, Silver and Limited versions are not approved)

ZASTAVA

CZ99, CZ999, EZ, EZ Compact

SAF IPSC ACTIVITY – CURRENT AND PLANNED

The SAF currently has a number of members who are active pistol shooters, who regularly participate in pistol shooting activities during the week as well as periodically during club and national competitions including Fiji Games.

In the recent Pacific Games, after only several months of training, a Pistol Shooting member of SAF won a Gold Medal in a pistol shooting event – a first of its kind for SAF and the Nation.

Regular participation in 2018 is expected following the expected SAF affiliation with IPSC.  

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