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Title: International Practical Shooting Confederation

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... safeguard its principles and to regulate its conduct worldwide in order to cultivate the safe recreational use of firearms by persons of good character The art of shooting can be traced back as far as the middle ages but it wasn t until the 19th century that shooting really developed into a sport In the 200 years since shooters have come together in a variety of organizations at the local national and world levels to practice perfect and perpetuate the shooting sports Competitive IPSC style shooting developed in southern California in the late 1950 s and quickly spread throughout the shooting world to Australia Central and South America Europe and Southern Africa As the sport attracted greater interest the participants sought a more structured competition environment As a result in May of 1976 the International Pistol Conference was held in Colombia Missouri where sportsmen from around the world participated in determining the structure organization and future of IPSC marksmanship A constitution was established and the Confederation was born Accuracy power and speed were recognized as the quintessential elements and have become the foundation of IPSC shooting The Latin motto Diligentia Vis Celeritas DVC meaning accuracy power and speed was introduced to reflect these balanced elements Range procedures and rules for competitions as well as safe gun handling standards were also adopted At the conclusion of the Columbia conference the International Practical Shooting Confederation was officially formed Colonel Jeff Cooper who acted as chairman of the conference was elected the first IPSC world president IPSC shooting represents a new exciting form of sport shooting and was established to promote maintain and advance practical marksmanship Under the direction of five presidents the organization has established no fewer than eighty seven active Regions countries around the world from Argentina to Zimbabwe Since 1975...

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Region: ONTARIO
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