LIMPOPO PROVINCE PRACTICAL SHOOTING ASSOCIATION
The object of LPPSA is to promote, organise and control the sport of amateur practical shooting in the Limpopo Province and to foster the good image of the sport of practical shooting in the public eye and to promote the safe, competent and responsible use of firearms for anyone legally entitled to use them.
LPPSA further undertakes to affiliate to the South African Practical Shooting Association (SAPSA) to promote the sport and to ensure maximum participation for all its members at National and International level.
WHAT IS IPSC?
IPSC-style competitive shooting developed in southern California, U.S.A. in the late 1950’s and quickly spread throughout the shooting world. Subsequently, in the 1970's, the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) was born.
Accuracy, power, and speed were recognized as the quintessential elements that have become the foundation of IPSC. The motto –DVC- Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas (Accuracy, Power, Speed) was introduced to reflect these balanced elements. Safe gun handling skills, as well as procedures and rules for competitions were also adopted.
At handgun matches, most shooting takes place at relatively close distances, with rare shots out to 50 meters. Hitting a 15 centimeter zone might seem easy to an experienced pistol shooter, but in IPSC only full power handguns are used (9mm or larger).
IPSC is not restricted to handguns though. IPSC Rifle and IPSC Shotgun World Shoots are also held every three years, same as for IPSC Handgun.
Shooting all disciplines can be seen as the pinnacle of marksmanship and shooting skill.
Multiple targets, moving targets, targets that react when hit, penalty targets, or even partially covered targets, obstacles, movement, competitive strategies, and other techniques are all part of IPSC shooting to keep the athletes challenged and the spectators entertained.