Only one 'N' in Oconomowoc
Curious though,what exactly is a IPSC shoot?
You horning in on my business??? Damn you.
IPSC Is the International Practical Shooters Confederation.
They are action pistol shoots.
Most of the shoots locally are handgun. There is a rise in popularity for the 3-gun matches, whitch are handgun, rifle, and shotgun matches combined into one group of stages or several indevidial stages.
A good attitude
Firearm semi-auto or revolver of 9mm or larger caliber
At least 150 rounds of ammo, or more. (roll with at least 350 for each shoot. You never know when you need to turn your pistol into a hose.)
good strong belt
At least 4 mags for double stack and 6 for single stack
the ability to have fun and shoot safely.
There is more info here USPSA
Off the USPSA site:
Practical Shooting attempts to measure the ability to shoot rapidly and accurately with a full power handgun, rifle, and/or shotgun. Those three elements - speed, accuracy, and power - form the three sides of the practical shooting triangle. By design, each match will measure a shooter's ability in all three areas.
To do this, shooters take on obstacle-laden shooting courses (called stages) requiring anywhere from six to 30+ shots to complete. The scoring system measures points scored per second, then weights the score to compensate for the number of shots fired. If they miss a target, or shoot inaccurately, points are deducted, lowering that all-important points-per-second score.
If shooting has an "extreme" sport, USPSA-sanctioned practical shooting is it. Competitors move, negotiate obstacles, run, speed-reload, and drive their guns through each of several courses as fast as their skills will allow. Although most matches are held outdoors, in all weather, further taxing competitor skill, there are a growing number of indoor ranges conducting USPSA events.
Most of our competitors do not lift weights, or otherwise work on their physical condition with the sport in mind, but those at the very top of the game do. For them, the edge provided by physical strength and dexterity matters, much the way a ping-pong player will improve his stamina by running daily.
Most practical shooters are just regular Joes that enjoy shooting on the weekends - much the way the average golfer enjoys golf. There's no way the average golfer can do what Tiger Woods can do, but that doesn't limit their enjoyment of the sport and it's sure fun to watch Tiger. Where Practical Shooting and golf differ is that it's actually quite likely that you will meet one or two of the world's top shooters at any major match. What are the odds a regular golfer will meet Tiger Woods, much less play on his foursome?
We offer competitive divisions for most handguns, from revolvers, to scope-sighted, recoil-compensated "race guns" developed just for our sport. For more information, download our color annual. It will give you a little bit of history, some good pictures, and a membership application. Enjoy!
Practical shooting is a sport that evolved from experimentation with handguns used for self-defense. The researchers were an international group of private individuals, law enforcement officers, and military people generally operating independently of each other, challenging the then-accepted standards of technique, training practices, and equipment. The work was, for the most part, conducted for their own purposes without official sanction. Even so, what they learned changed the face of police and military training forever.
You may remember that in the original Dirty Harry movie, Clint Eastwood's character visits a training center and walks down the street of a mock city engaging hostile targets and while identifying and sparing innocents. A lot of us saw it too, and thought, "cool!" It looked like too much fun to be just the law enforcement work of qualifying with a handgun.
Competition had begun with the "leather slap" quick draw events of the 1950's, which had grown out of America's love affair with the TV westerns of that era. However, many wished for a forum that would more directly test the results of the experimentation that had been going on in Big Bear, California and many other places. Competitions evolved to test what had been learned, and just for the pure fun presented by what quickly became a sport requiring competitors to deal with constantly changing scenarios while shooting rapidly and accurately with full power handguns.
In 1976 an international group of enthusiasts interested in what had become known as "practical" shooting met in Columbia, Missouri. From that meeting came the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC). In 1984 USPSA was incorporated as the US Region of IPSC. Membership in USPSA automatically includes membership in IPSC.
For 20 years USPSA competition has provided a test bed for equipment and techniques, many of which are now the standard for police and military training. Some of USPSA's top competitors are regularly employed as trainers for elite police and military units. Today, USPSA matches are conducted every week by the nearly 400 affiliated clubs all over the United States. For most people, practical shooting is pure sport conducted with little or no thought of the self-defense aspect of firearms use. However, USPSA members are generally the most proficient shooters in the world as witnessed by their domination in the world of firearms competition.
All that's missing to make USPSA's history a total success story is your involvement. Join us today!
Historically USPSA has been primarily a handgun sport. However in recent years 3-gun (handgun, rifle, shotgun) competition has been growing very rapidly. Let's look at the choices available to you.
There are five handgun divisions, each defined by the equipment used.
Go to Getting Started or to the Rulebook for more information about the requirements of each division.
There are four rifle divisions and, again, each is defined by equipment.
Go to the Rulebook for more information about the requirements of each division.
There are two shotgun divisions defined by equipment.
Go to the rulebook Rulebook for more information about the requirements of each division.
Types of Competition
USPSA matches will be one of four types.
Approved - Approved matches are the most common and are conducted every week by USPSA clubs around the United States. If you attend an approved match you can assured that it will be safe, fun, and fair. The club conducting the match has agreed to follow all USPSA rules. It is not necessary that you join USPSA to be eligible to compete in an approved match, although we certainly hope you will join.
Sanctioned - Sanctioned matches are generally state or section championships. Membership in USPSA is required to compete in a sanctioned match. The club conducting the match has agreed to follow all USPSA rules and the stages have been approved by the National Range Officer Institute (NROI). Sanctioned matches generally have more stages, shooters, and rounds than the typical Approved match.
Tournament - A Tournament is a major USPSA event. Membership in USPSA is required to compete in a Tournament match. The club conducting the match has agreed to follow all USPSA rules and the stages have been approved by the National Range Officer Institute (NROI). Tournament matches generally have more stages, shooters, and rounds than the typical Approved or Sanctioned match. It is possible to win a slot (invitation to compete) to the USPSA National Championship at a Tournament.
Recognized - A Recognized match is not technically a USPSA match at all. Typically they are Single Stack, Glock Shooting Sports Foundation, Steel Challenge, International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts, or other events conducted by USPSA affiliated clubs. The organizers have agreed to conduct the match using the USPSA safety rules and are given permission to use the USPSA name.
If you have any more ???? please ask. We can help as much as we can. If you want to come out and just see what it is about come down tomorrow to Schultz's there is a USPSA classifier going on. Shooting starts at 10:00am For directions Bring eyes and ears if you come. If you want to look for me, I will be wearing my hopefully lucky Beretta shirt.
Sounds pretty interesting.I'd have to buy some more mags and work on my pistol skills alittlle before entering but I'd like to come check it out.
Hi, newer IPSC shooter here. I have only shot at Ocon. SC, and it is a blast! I would HIGHLY recommend coming and watching a match before showing up to your first event. I did this and it proved useful in knowing what to expect and what was expected of me.
Then, get 'yer gear together and practice! (the basics like reloads, drawing, grip, trigger, etc.) Don't worry about speed you first time out....safety is #1, and worry about hitting your mark!
I've shot about 4 times now, and I am hooked!!! Great bunch of guys. Can't make it this weekend though, planned to visit a bud in MN for my first machinegun shoot!!!Good luck!
I won't be able to get out there for this one,forgot I'm going to Eagle river this weekend.I might be able to get there if I get home early(I live in Ocon.,so it's not too far from me). How long does it usually last till?
They are kind of a stickler on registration there. Registration is from 8:00-8:45 sharp. I don't know if the register anyone after that point.
I just want to come watch the action,see first hand if it's something I'd like to try.
11:30 or 12:00
Well like HF said the match usually ends about 12:00