How to join this exciting and challenging shooting discipline
IPSC is a shooting discipline, rather than a stand-alone club.
Initially, participants need to be a member of a shooting club which is affiliated with IPSC. Look at the Club Finder page. If your current club is not affiliated, contact the Section Coordinator for a club application form.
To join IPSC as an individual member, participants are required to pass the holster safety and proficiency test. If your club is not affiliated to IPSC, contact the Section Coordinator for details of how to carry out a holster course.
People wishing to complete a holster safety and proficiency course should have access to a suitable handgun (centre-fire in 9mm, .38 or .357 calibre), with holster and belt, speed loaders (for revolver) or magazines and magazine pouches (for semi-auto pistols). New members of shooting clubs usually cannot own a handgun until a training/probationary period is over (usually 6 months).
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