Its great to see that the interest in IPSC airsoft has come around. I have been shooting IPSC for years now and to see it come to airsoft shows the progression of airsoft in canada.
Just a factor that I did not see on this thread is that you guys did not mention the fact that not only do you have to get the proper licences (PAL), a gun, gear and a club. You also have to have atleast 1 year of experience shooting, cuz if you can't hit a 8x11 at 10 meters, then it'll take you a while to complete the IPSC course. Which brings me to my next point...to shoot any IPSC sanctioned matches, you have to do a Black badge course. The course runs a few times in a year in Ontario at different ranges. You do a friday night briefing/class then sat and sun are total shooting from 9 to 4. Yup, at average you will shoot about 300-400 rnds easy. The cost of the Black badge course is about $100. Then you have the yearly Black badge dues which runs $70. You have to complete these before you can pass the Black badge course:
Black Badge Course Outline
Load and Unload & Range Commands
7 Meters - Draw & Fire One Round - 6 times - No Time
15 Meters - Draw & Fire One Round - 6 times - No Time
7 Meters - Draw & Fire One Round - 6 times - 2 Seconds
7 Meters - Draw & Fire Two Rounds - 6 times - No Time
15 Meters - Draw & Fire Two Rounds - 6 times - No Time
7 Meters - Draw & Fire Two Rounds - 6 times - 2 Seconds
15 Meters - Draw & Fire Two Rounds - 6 times - 3 Seconds
10 Meters - Fire Two Rounds/Reload/Fire Two Rounds - 3 times - 7 or 10 Seconds
10 Meters - Draw & Fire Two Rounds S/H/O* - 3 times - 3 Seconds
10 Meters - Draw & Fire Two Rounds W/H/O* - 3 times - 4 Seconds
25 Meters - Draw / Prone* & Fire Two Rounds - 3 times - No Time
15 Meters - Draw & Fire Two Rounds R/S* Barricade - 3 times - No Time
15 Meters - Draw & Fire Two Rounds L/S* Barricade - 3 times - No Time
Demo & Practice Lateral Movement & Obstacles
10 Meters - El Presidente* - 12 or 18 Seconds - Back to (3) targets, turn, draw and engage targets (2) rounds each, reload, re-engage targets with (2) rounds each.
About ammo...I relaod my own. Its so cost effective and you can adjust your ammo specs to your liking.
Back to IPSC airsoft...If you want an ru ready speed timer(non-RF), there is a place in Cawthra and Queensway which provides timers. For tragets, there is a place at Dundas and 427 that provides cardboard IPSC targets.
Sorry folks for making this thread so long. If anyone is interested in running a trial IPSC night, I can talk to some people for a facility. If I can get 8 or so bodies, I can take one night to run an IPSC night here in toronto. Just pm me if you guys are interested. Thanks guys...hope this brings some light on the topic.
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