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PNZ IPSC Section

IPSC Practical Shooting


Practical Shooting is a discipline governed by the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC).  It involves shooting stages or scenarios using pistols of 9mm caliber or higher.

Guns are holstered and spare magazines used for reloading during the stage are retained in magazine pouches on the competitors belt.

Of all the shooting disciplines at Auckland Pistol Club, this is perhaps the most dynamic as there are no set stages - each stage is constructed uniquely for each match.

Ranges 2, 2a, 2b and 2c have a number of props which are used to construct the stages.


Only one competitor can go through the stage at a time and strict safety rules are adhered to which prevent shooters from shooting beyond 90 degrees left-or-right towards the back of the range.

Competitors are required to determine their own approach to the stage and are ranked based on a  combination of their accuracy and time. Take too long focusing on accuracy and your overall score may suffer, if you go to quick focusing on speed -miss a target- your overall score will definitely suffer. 

Practical shooting appeals to those shooters who enjoy problem solving and applying their shooting skills to a number of varied stages.


Practical matches are shot each Sunday - starting promptly at 10am.


If you would like to find our more about shooting IPSC, please contact the section director



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