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USPSA (IPSC) Matches

Match Information

IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) matches are held at TCSC. IPSC is a shooting sport with roots in defensive pistol shooting. It has evolved into a fast-paced sport using pistols, rifles and shotguns. In the US, IPSC matches are held by affiliated clubs under the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) banner. At Thurmont, the affiliated club is Maryland Practical Shooters Association (MPSA)

For a pistol match you will need a modern pistol which is safe and serviceable. The caliber must be 9mm or larger to score. It can be a revolver or a semiautomatic. You will need a holster which is worn at belt level and completely covers the trigger guard. It must retain your pistol during a run. Holster retention tests are sometimes performed. You will need 4 or more reliable magazines or speed loaders. Most matches are 75-100 rounds over 6  or more stages, but bring extra in case you are required to reshoot a stage.

 Targets include both paper and steel. Some targets are animated. Various props are used such as doors, walls, barrels and other vision barriers. Competitors move through the courses of fire engaging targets as they become visible. Competitors need a balance between speed and accuracy.

Competitors are pre-registered to allow for a safe, efficient and fun match. You can request a slot by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Walkup registration is strongly discouraged.

If you are new to USPSA (IPSC), that is you have not shot a sanctioned USPSA match before and have not taken the MPSA safety/orientation course, you MUST take the free safety/orientation course during the Sunday relay it be able to shoot at the club.

Scores will be posted on the dedicated IPSC Committee website at WWW.MPSA.NET. Note: website will open in separate browser.

Visitors and spectators are always welcome. Be sure to bring eye and ear protection.

 

2017 Match Schedule

DATE

EVENT

Registration TIME

Mar 

IPSC practice by invitation Bays 2 and 3

9:00 AM

Apr 25

IPSC

9:00 AM

May 28

IPSC

9:00 AM

Jun 25

IPSC

9:00 AM

Jul 23

IPSC

9:00 AM

Aug 27

IPSC

9:00 AM

Sep 24

IPSC

9:00 AM

Oct 22

IPSC

9:00 AM

Nov 22

IPSC

9:00 AM

*Start time is 10:00am. At the present time we are running ONE relay.

Contact

For additional information about USPSA at TCSC, send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit the MPSA website. Note: website will open in separate browser.

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