At City of Brisbane Pistol Club, your safety is our highest priority. To ensure our strict safety standards are upheld it is required that new members complete our IPSC Development Program (IPDEV) and demonstrate a minimum proficiency standard before participating in IPSC matches.
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 online content, practical training modules, an evaluation and club matches under supervision.
The training modules involve a 1:2 instructor to member ratio to ensure safety and provide a very productive learning environment.
Each training module is entirely on the range (no classrooms) and includes instructional and practical components focusing on safety and the fundamental areas of IPSC:
- Drawing from a holster & performing fast reloads
- Movement with a firearm
- Shooting strong and weak handed
- Shooting from various positions
After passing evaluation members are required to attend a minimum of 4 IPSC club matches within an 8 week period on a probationary basis. After demonstrating proficiency at club matches members will be approved to end their probationary period and will have club support to become licensed.
The program is carried out over a number of sessions as outlined below:
- Training modules 1 & 2
- Training modules 3 & 4
- Training module 5
- Club match 1
- Club match 2
- Club match 3
- Club match 4
Training sessions and evaluation run for approximately 3.5 hours each.
Club matches run for approximately 2.5 hours each.
How much will it cost?
The total cost for the program is $480 + ammunition.
Payment can be made at $120 per training session / evaluation or $480 up front.
Club matches are included with membership so the only cost for these is ammunition.
What about ammunition?
Unlicensed members can purchase factory ammunition at cost price from the club:
- $55 for 100 rounds – required per session
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
- CZ Shadow 2 holster
- 5x Magazine pouches
- Shorts or pants with 1.5″ belt loops
- Closed in shoes with non-slip tread
The club stocks the most popular Double Alpha brand belts, holsters and magazine pouches. The club also offers a buy back program on this equipment.
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 .