What is the United
States Practical Shooting Association/IPSC?
The U.S. Practical Shooting Association/IPSC is the
individual practical shooters organization that promotes the sport of practical
shooting in the United States. All active practical shooters can join USPSA/IPSC,
which in turn makes them members of the International
Practical Shooting Confederation, the worldwide organization promoting
practical pistol shooting. USPSA conducts the Open and Limited National
Championships each year and sends USA shooting teams to the IPSC World Shoot
every three years.
What is practical
Practical pistol shooting is exciting and challenging,
as well as being one of the fastest growing shooting sports in the United
States. Courses of fire utilize many aspects not found in other disciplines,
such as movement by the shooter, drawing from the holster, moving targets,
multiple targets and freedom for the shooter to solve the problems presented by
the match design. The matches used in USPSA utilize a basis of application in
the defensive use of a firearm.
Try it out! Join us for USPSA/IPSC practice at the Harvard club.
We start at about 5PM - 6:45PM on Wednesdays. Outside in the IPSC Action pits in the summer,
or inside the indoor range in the winter (please don't bring lead cast rounds to the indoor range - jacketed, plated, etc. rounds are fine and don't produce as much smoke.).
Level I (Monthly) IPSC Match Info
the Northeast Section
web site for information on scheduled matches at Harvard.