The EU is planning to ban, amongst other things, the types of firearms we use for IPSC.
Learn more about this threat to the sport and what can be done.
Initially the EU were using the argument that they were trying to reduce access to firearms by criminals and terrorists, something we approve of, but now they have dropped this approach and are targeting the legitimate shooter.
As the 'terrorist' argument has now been 'downgraded', so has the urgency, which was the reason used for not commissioning full impact assessments. Now there is no excuse for not doing impact assessments with considered input from all stakeholders.
Welcome to the home of the dynamic shooting discipline of practical shooting in the United Kingdom.
Practical shooting requires a blend of accuracy, power, and speed so that you acquire a winning combination. The discipline includes multiple targets, moving targets, targets that react when hit, penalty targets, or even partially covered targets, obstacles, and movement. These all play a part in the challenging sport of practical shooting.
The United Kingdom Practical Shooting Association was founded in 1977 to represent IPSC shooting in the region. The UKPSA administers the sport, sanctions graded and championship competitions, selects the National Teams, affiliates clubs, organises training and maintains discipline and rules.
The UKPSA caters for all shooters but particularly welcomes novice shooters, who are able to be trained at our well-received safety courses and qualify to compete in practical matches. Shooters of all ages and abilities are able to compete together in our sport, and the UKPSA specifically recognises junior, lady, and senior classes, as well as supporting National teams for men and women across all the gun divisions.
Practical Shooting is currently the second most popular
international target shooting discipline, being exceeded in terms
of global participation only by the events administered by the
Union International de Tir (U.I.T.) which dates from the latter
part of the nineteenth century.
However the International Practical Shooting Confederation has gone a long way towards closing the gap and today numbers some 85 affiliated nations including most European countries.
The appeal of the sport lies in the diversity of the courses of fire available to the shooter. Targets vary in size, shape, position and distance from 3 to 60 yards (400 for rifle).
For further information about the UKPSA please email Vanessa Duffy at email@example.com or phone on the UKPSA Hotline on 07010 703845 (premium rate number). Contact the Head of Training for information on UKPSA Safety Courses and Range Officer Seminars - firstname.lastname@example.org. If you wish to join the Association (forms are on this site) please note that the UKPSA's year runs April/March and the applicant need only pay for the balance (by month) of the year remaining. For example: April - full fee, May - 11/12ths, Oct - 1/2, Nov - 5/12ths etc. Those joining between January and March will get membership to the end of March of the following year for the annual cost.
Members are able exchange tips and news via the UKPSA Forum. Notices about upcoming matches, results and courses are announced on the Forum. All new members are automatically signed up to the Forum and you will be supplied with a User Name and Password to access this. Once signed into the Forum the current access details for the Members Only section of this website can be found in the Introduction/Members' Welcome thread.
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