New members are required to go through our IPSC Development Program (IPDEV) before being able to participate in IPSC club matches.
At City of Brisbane Pistol Club, your safety is our highest priority. Most of our disciplines are safe for new members to jump straight into after completing a safety course and induction; others, including IPSC, require additional training to ensure our strict safety standards are upheld.
IPSC matches present competitors with a different set of courses of fire, known as stages, every single time they compete. Stages often involve rapid movement, navigating obstacles, doors and windows. Targets can be placed almost anywhere, and it is up to each competitor to locate all the targets, find where they can be engaged from and in which order, as well as where to reload.
All this has to be determined in a brief 3-5 minute walk through and memorised as a plan – then it’s time to go!
The range is cleared, gun loaded and holstered and the range officer gives the commands “are you ready”, “standby” BEEP!
On the sound of the buzzer, the competitor leaps into action, trying to engage each target to score as many as points as possible, as quickly as possible. The points scored are divided by the time from the starting buzzer to the last shot fired, giving the overall score. Then it’s onto the next stage to do it all over again.
About the program
The program consists of 4x modules and an evaluation. Each session runs for approximately 2 hours, and you will attend a total of 10 hours of training.
Each module is entirely on the range (no classrooms) and includes instructional and practical components focusing on safety and the four fundamental areas of IPSC:
- Drawing from a holster & performing fast reloads
- Movement with a firearm & reloading while moving
- Shooting strong and weak handed
- Shooting from various positions
A 3:1 member to instructor ratio ensures safety and provides a very productive learning environment. Each module and the evaluation count as a match toward your licensing requirement.
On successful completion of the evaluation, you will have demonstrated the necessary skills and be permitted to compete in regular IPSC club matches.
How much will it cost?
The total cost for the program is $200 + ammunition.
Payment can be made at $40 per session or $200 up front.
What about ammunition?
Unlicensed members can purchase factory ammunition at cost price from the club:
– $25 for 50 rounds – required per IPDEV module
A/B licensed members may supply their own ammunition and category H licensed members are encouraged to use their own pistol from module 2 onwards.
What do I need to bring with me?
Members will need the following when attending an IPDEV module:
- Rigid double belt, Double Alpha premium is recommended, or you can purchase one in the clubhouse for $80
- Shorts or pants with 1.5″ belt loops
- Shirts with sleeves (short or long)
- Closed in shoes
Members may be required to repeat a module if competency and safe handling is not demonstrated.
If you have any questions about the program, please get in touch by clicking on the messenger icon .