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The Namibian Practical Shooting Association was founded in 1978 to represent IPSC shooing in Namibia and is the governing body for Practical Shooting in Namibia.
IPSC is the acronym for the International Practical Shooting Confederation. IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of Accuracy, Speed and Power are balanced in a unique scoring system. IPSC has defined Action Shooting. It requires competitors to shoot fast and accurately, often shooting on the move and developing techniques and styles to shave off fractions of a second between shots, during reloads and drawing from the holster.
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Origin of Practical Shooting
The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) was founded at the International Pistol Conference held in Columbia, Missouri, USA in May 1976. Forty people from around the world attended this conference to determine the nature and future of practical marksmanship. Jeff Cooper was elected the first IPSC president. The sport quickly spread and today is practised in many regions around the world.
The promotion of accuracy, power, and speed is the prime objective of practical shooting and the motto – DVC – diligentia, vis, celeritas (accuracy, power, speed) was introduced. In practical shooting, the competitor must blend these three elements into a winning combination. Multiple targets, moving targets, targets that react when hit, penalty carrying targets, partially covered targets, obstacles, movement, competitive tactics, and, in general, any other relevant difficulties the course designer can dream up all combine to keep the competitors enthusiastic and the spectators entertained. One of the principles of IPSC states that the course of fire should be practical and diversity is to be encouraged, to keep the sport from becoming formalised or standardised
Practical shooting emphasises firearms safety and safe gun handling. It is currently the second most popular international target shooting discipline, being exceeded in global participation only by the events administered by the Olympic shooting sports Union International de Tir.