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I noticed a match that says it will be more IPSC type stages than USPSA. What do they mean by that?

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The search function is your friend. There was a fairly long discussion on this very topic recently. Search IPSC style stages.

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Who knows what match organizers mean by it....

 

What comes to my mind first is more stages but many of them are short. Short stages are great fun - a blast - if they are well designed and built.

One Best Practices item for IPSC is to put the things that are more elaborate to reset in short stages. Swingers and movers, and such.

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20 hours ago, Yagi said:

100% they will use classic targets.


Well, they're called "IPSC" targets now, but most of the time what a US MD says that it means generally lower hit factor stages -- lower round count, more difficult shots and probably more movement between shooting areas than a typical hosefest USPSA match.

 

That's not entirely what a true IPSC match is, but that's a broad-brush version of what they tend to be here.

 

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What I have heard from people who shot at IPSC in Europe and Canada and USPSA in the US, IPSC stages are leaning toward defensive/military style shooting, and USPSA is more toward sport shooting style. 

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23 minutes ago, Sean_ht said:

What I have heard from people who shot at IPSC in Europe and Canada and USPSA in the US, IPSC stages are leaning toward defensive/military style shooting, and USPSA is more toward sport shooting style. 

 

You must confuse IPSC with IDPA :D

 

Sure, you usually have to move to get all the targets in an IPSC match. Quite likely you also need to lean or kneel for something, at some point.

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1 hour ago, Sean_ht said:

What I have heard from people who shot at IPSC in Europe and Canada and USPSA in the US, IPSC stages are leaning toward defensive/military style shooting, and USPSA is more toward sport shooting style. 

Sorry, but no.

I'm the IPSC RD for Malta - in Europe, and have participated in a good number of IPSC LIII and IV matches. There is nothing particularly defensive/military style about IPSC matches.
As others have said, they tend to be quite technical with lots of moving targets and movement between target arrays - but one can't call that defensive/military...

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The easy way to make a 32 round USPSA stage into an IPSC stage is take your Thanos Power Glove and dust away half of the targets...

 

IPSC's "more movement" is generally not in the form of random 10 and 20 yard sprints thrown in, its there's often only one or two targets to shoot from any given position, so you have to move more during the stage.

 

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39 minutes ago, shred said:

The easy way to make a 32 round USPSA stage into an IPSC stage is take your Thanos Power Glove and dust away half of the targets...

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1.2.1.1 Short Courses – Must not require more than 12 rounds to complete. Course design and construction must not require more than 9 scoring hits from any single location or view.

1.2.1.2 Medium Courses – Must not require more than 24 rounds to complete. Course design and construction must not require more than 9 scoring hits from any single location or view, nor allow a competitor to shoot all targets in the course of fire from any single location or view.
1.2.1.3 Long Courses – Must not require more than 32 rounds to complete. Course design and construction must not require more than 9 scoring hits from any single location or view, nor allow a competitor to shoot all targets in the course of fire from any single location or view.
1.2.1.4 The approved balance for an IPSC sanctioned match is a ratio of 3 Short Courses to 2 Medium Courses to 1 Long Course (see Approved Stage Ratios in Appendix A4).

 

And yes: between 1 and 3 targets to shoot from one location is quite usual. The next target array is often, but not always, just a step or few away.

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