The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) was officially founded at the
International Pistol Conference held in Columbia, Missouri, in May 1976. The promotion of
accuracy, power, and speed as three equal elements was the prime objective of
the Conference along with procedures and rules for safe gun handling. A constitution was
established and the Confederation was born. The origins of practical shooting were developed and
the motto - DVC - Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas (Accuracy, Power, Speed) was introduced to reflect
this balanced objective.
Today, the International Practical Shooting Confederation is promoted in more than sixty
countries (called Regions) from Argentina to Zimbabwe. In practical shooting, the competitor
must try to blend accuracy, power, and speed, into a winning
combination. Multiple targets, moving targets, targets that react when
hit, penalty carrying targets mixed-in, or even partially
covering shoot targets, obstacles, movement, competitive
tactics, and, in general, any other relevant difficulty the
course designer can dream up all combine to keep the
competitors enthusiastic and the spectators entertained.
Although the roots are martial in origin, the sport matured
from these beginnings, just as karate, fencing, or archery
developed from their origins. Now, IPSC shooting is an
international sport, emphasizing safety and safe gun handling, accuracy, power, and speed,
in major competitions around the globe. The crowning glory for practical shooting is to
become the IPSC World Champion. IPSC shooters in the US are governed by our own sactioning body known
as USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Assosciation) which sponsors it's own set of National Championship
matches each year.
For more information contact John Heiter at John@TeamMagnolia.Com.
IPSC matches are held on the 1st Sunday of every month. Setup begins at 7:30 and shooting begins at 9:00.