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 pistol shooting?

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 bring jacketed rounds ONLY to the indoor range).


Level I (Monthly) IPSC Match Info

Please use the Northeast Section web site for information on scheduled matches at Harvard.