ALL YOU NEED FOR IPSC

ALL YOU NEED FOR IPSC
2016
ALL YOU NEED
FOR IPSC
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Editorial
Friedrich Gepperth –
IPSC Regional Director Germany since 1990
Nowadays, every sport association has difficulty recruiting a large number of new members. A nearly inexhaustible
number of other recreational opportunities – including in particular those that use digital displays and which do not
require users to leave home – represent an extremely attractive alternative form of leisure-time activity. Traditional
shooting, with its mostly static disciplines, practiced with devices that are hardly recognizable as firearms, faces considerable obstacles around the world in trying to attracting active participation. This is especially so where air-rifle
marksmanship is not promoted in public schools, for example, as is the case in Asian countries. In free societies such as
here in Europe, sports shooting can only survive on a broad basis if it can be made more attractive. Along with more
appealing sporting equipment, i.e. firearms, the shooting process itself, in other words the discipline of shooting, also
has to be made more interesting, so that it becomes attractive enough to be worth the cost and effort involved.
That’s what makes IPSC-shooting, which has grassroots support and is continuing to spread explosively to a large and
growing number of new adherents, so appeals to many now. The single factor which prevents the sport from spreading even more in most countries, and especially in Germany, is the lack of suitable shooting ranges. This is where we
need to focus our efforts in order to create more opportunities for people to take part in IPSC shooting.
It is not enough if the sport is practiced by a small number of specialists and top marksmen. Without a broad base of
support, the sport has no future. That’s why it’s no exaggeration to say that: sport shooting needs to be made more
attractive to a larger audience -- or it will cease to exist.
Friedrich Gepperth
President
Bund Deutscher Sportschützen 1975 e.V.
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PORTRAITS
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INFORMATIONAL MATERIAL ON IPSC SHOOTING
4-Letter Words for Action-Adventure
The traditional German ammunition brand GECO and
the comparatively young “International Practical Shooting Confederation” (IPSC) make a good match - and not
just because each uses a 4 letter abbreviation.
The innovative ammunition manufacturer RUAG
Ammotec offers a wide range of GECO products with
cartridges for both large and small caliber handguns,
rifles and shotguns, which are configured to the special
requirements of dynamic IPSC sport shooting.
Find out more about this fascinating, exciting world
of intense competition for percentage points and hundredths of seconds!
Early pioneers of this type of shooting, in particular those like
the US Marine Lt. Colonel John Dean “Jeff” Cooper (192005-10-2006-09-25) and his team – Jack Weaver, Ray Chapman, Thell Reed, Eldon Carl, John Plahn and Bruce Nelson
– would never have dreamed that their kind of “practical
shooting,” developed and promoted by a small, dedicated
group in North America, would end up conquering the whole
world, so that today it is practiced by more than 200,000
active marksmen from 96 nations, reaching from Andorra to
Zimbabwe. But, first things first: After tours of duty in World
War II and Korea, Lieutenant Colonel Jeff Cooper, together
with his friend, Marine Corps Officer Howie Taft, took the
first steps in Quantico, Virginia, in the development of practical pistol shooting.
Following his military career, Cooper studied and taught military history in Bear Valley, California, and it was there in 1957
that he organized the first matches – marking the birth of
practical shooting as a sport.
Participants in these first matches mainly used the 1873 Colt
Single Action Army revolver in classic man-vs-man, quickdraw competitions involving instinctive from-the-hip firing.
These pioneers also included a young Los Angeles County
Deputy Sheriff by the name of Jack Weaver, who was taken
aback by the high rate of misses associated with the large
caliber handguns used in single-handed shooting at relatively
short distances.
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He went looking for a solution that could quickly increase
accuracy at greater distances while maintaining maximum
control of recoil and muzzle flip. The result of his efforts was
the aimed, two-handed shooting position at eye level with
the arm of the shooting hand outstretched and a bent support arm, which was to go down in history as the so-called
“Weaver Stance.” This position has long since been rendered
obsolete by more advanced approaches and most top IPSC
shooters now use the “Isosceles Stance,” an equilateral, twohanded shooting position in either pure or modified form.
In 1961, several clubs in southern California founded the
“Southwest Combat Pistol League“(SCPL) in order to hold
regular matches, which makes it the oldest organized association in the world for practical shooting.
40 Years
And still going strong!
The world confederation was started by 40 founding members from all over the world, including Ken Hackathon, Ray
Chapman, Dick Thomas and Raul Walters, at the “International Combat Pistol Conference” in May 1976 in Columbia,
Missouri. This means the “International Practical Shooting
Confederation“(IPSC) will celebrate its 40th anniversary this
year. But in the years just after its founding, the federation
and its protagonists eventually split into two camps.
While most of the shooters focused on competition, rankings, trophies and prizes, Jeff Cooper set his sights on other
goals.
He analyzed the constantly changing shooting techniques,
course statistics and equipment in order to screen them for
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their suitability for realistic combat shooting. Ray Chapman,
World Champion at the first IPSC-World Championship in
1975 in Switzerland, was mentor to IPSC sport shooting and
his devotees/adherents from the “Ray Chapman Academy
of Practical Shooting“ in Columbia, Missouri, were therefore
dubbed “Gamesmen.” Hardliner Jeff Cooper and his followers from the “Gunsite” shooting school in Paulden, Arizona,
on the other hand, came to be known as “martial artists.”
The Gunsite Ranch primarily taught combat tactics to the military, police, security professionals and civilians interested in
self-defense.
Accuracy, Power, Speed
In the years that followed, “gamers” like US legends Rob
Leatham and Brian Enos emerged triumphant as a result of
the enormous effort that went into training and the meticulous technical advances in weapons and competition equipment. But alongside their participation in competitions, they
also took over the IPSC association structure and organization
on behalf of sport shooting.
The proponents of realistic “combat shooting” increasingly
lost their former dominance, which eventually lead, for example, to the founding of the “International Defensive Pistol
Association” (IDPA) in 1996. To (often amazingly ignorant)
critics among politicians and the media, the founding of this
association was assumed to be proof that IPSC shooting
today is a purely technical high-performance sport that has
nothing to do with “anti-terror training” or “urban warfare.”
So let’s take a closer look at the main features of the
advanced, vibrant sport of IPSC shooting as it originated in
the USA and which has been officially represented and organized in Germany since 1990 through the Bund Deutscher
Sportschützen 1975 e.V. (BDS). The Latin motto “Diligentia,
Vis, Celeritas” (Accuracy, Power, Speed) reflects the high
standards expected of IPSC shooters. Along with the other
“action” types of shooting sports, such as the “Bianchi Cup,”
“Steel Challenge” and “Cowboy Action Shooting” (as well
as in the modified form practiced at the PPC/1500), IPSC is
the only shooting sport where a fire-ready gun is drawn from
the holster at a signal. Safety is the top priority because the
shooter is moving through the course against the clock with a
loaded, fire-ready gun. In Germany this means that those who
want to participate have to pass a Safety and Rules test (SuRT)
before they are allowed to actively take part in the sport. In
addition, every competitor is accompanied during the match
by a range officer (R.O.) who gives the start signal, ensures
safe weapons handling and monitors rule violations. Together
with other officials, he is also responsible for recording hits.
The range officers have also organized their own association, the International Range Officers Association, or IROA, in
order to provide education and training, while German range
officers work with the German Range Officer Institute (GROI).
But now to the core question: What is IPSC shooting? Basically, it is quite simple. Once a start signal sounds – which is
an acoustical peep tone generated by a timer used to measure both time and the number of shots -- the shooter must
complete a predetermined course. The goal is to shoot at
multiple targets in the shortest possible time while scoring the
highest number of points. For ranking purposes, clean hits are
more important than speed, which will automatically improve
with continuous training and increasing competition experience. Though high-speed-shooting may look spectacular, if
it doesn’t produce a hit, the shooter scores no points. The
score is determined by the number of hits divided by the time
between the start signal and the last shot.
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Hit factor
Hits divided by time = Hit Factor
The result of the division of number of hits by time is the
so-called “hit factor,” which is also the shooter’s score for the
respective course (COF; course of fire, stage or course). The
higher the hit factor, the better the score. The shooter with
the highest hit factor is awarded 100 % of the possible points
for the course. All other shooters receive a percentage of
their hit factor relative to the best shooter. The primary target
media used is the “IPSC target,” a cardboard target in standard and mini sizes. The targets are divided into “A” (Alpha),
“C” (Charlie) and “D” (Delta) zones and these yield various
point-values depending on the capabilities of the caliber the
shooter uses.
An “A” or center hit scores a full 5 points, while hits in the
periphery ”C” and “D” zones are weighted by the capability of the ammunition, with a “major Factor” or “minor
Factor,” scoring 4/3 points and 2 points/1 point, respectively.
“The “major” or “minor” factor applied as the basis of the
score is calculated from the bullet weight and bullet velocity
of the ammunition used and is determined by the following
formula:
Fast-Paced
Free Style
Bullet weight (in grains) multiplied by the
bullet velocity (in feet per second) divided by
1,000 = Factor
For the sake of clarity, since American units of measurement
are used here: One grain (gr) = 0.0648 gram, or one gram
= 15.432 grains. One foot per second (fps) = 0.3048 meter
per second (m/s) or one m/s = 3.281 fps. During the competition, the competition officials take eight cartridges of match
ammunition from each participant. One cartridge is then disassembled at an assigned shooting station and the bullet is
weighed on a scale and three other cartridges are tested with
a chronograph to determine whether the ammunition is to
be assigned to the “minor” or “major” ammunition performance category. We discuss the minor/major factors of the
various weapon-divisions below.
INFORMATIONAL MATERIAL ON IPSC SHOOTING
Major competitions consist of an equal balance of “short
courses” with a maximum of 12 shots, “medium courses”
with a maximum of 24 shots and “long courses” with a maximum of 32 shots. In addition to the standard IPSC cardboard
targets in standard and mini sizes, which may be cropped or
cut in half and used in static and moving stage configurations
as pendulum or running targets, there are also steel popper
targets in different sizes (“IPSC Classic Popper” 85 cm height
and the “IPSC Mini Popper“ with a height of 56 cm) as well
as circular steel plates (20 cm or 30 cm in diameter) or angular
steel plates (15x15 cm). Generally, cardboard targets are fired
at twice while a single shot is usually enough to knock over
steel plates, though a shooter can always take a second shot
if he thinks he missed or failed to make a solid hit.
The fascinating thing about IPSC shooting is that matches are
continuously furnishing new, varied and challenging courses.
No two courses are ever the same at the various competitions, so competition never gets routine or boring. And what
counts most in IPSC shooting is the concept of “free styling,” meaning there are often a number of different ways
that a participant may apply his particular abilities in coping
with a specific course. By being clever and carefully planning
out how to handle the course, a participant can climb up
the rankings, which goes to show just how much of a vigorous mental exercise the IPSC is. Experienced top shooters
can „read“ and perfectly analyze a course in a few seconds
during the dry walk-trough with the squad before the round
begins.They know exactly which shooting stance to use at
any given moment and how they should orient their body to
the target, when to magazine-change and which targets are
especially difficult, all of which requires the highest degree of
concentration for sighting and clean release.
There’s nothing magic about speed
Here’s an example that shows laymen what makes a good
IPSC shooter: In the IPSC standard course, “El Presidente,”
three targets hang at the same height next to each other and
the shooter has to hit each target twice, change the magazine, and then hit each target another two times. That makes
a total of 12 shots along with a change of magazines for a
maximum possible score of 60 points. Currently, the best IPSC
shooter on the planet, six-time World Champion Eric Grauffel from France, completed this course at a distance of 10
meters with his Open Division pistol in 3.48 seconds, scoring
the maximum number of points!
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HANDGUN AMMUNITION
GECO - The right ammunition
for everyone
A special GECO cartridge series that satisfies every need
was developed specifically with dynamic shooting in mind,
where hundredths of a second can prove crucial. The
muzzle velocities required were determined using guns
actually used in matches, and adapted so that the gun can
be fired safely while keeping muzzle flip and recoil as low
as possible. This ensures a valuable time advantage during
competition shooting.
Lead pollution in the immediate vicinity of the shooter and range supervisors
can pose health hazards. Thanks to the
TECHNOLOGY
lead-free SuperCleanignition technology
used in NATO-certified ammunition for years now, no lead
is released into the air near the shooter. In addition, the
encapsulated rear of the bullet helps prevent the release of
lead particles during firing.
Item No.
Calibre
The encapsulated version is a refinement of the conventional
full metal jacket round and demonstrates its advantages in
terms of reduced fume and pollutant emissions most clearly
when used in above-average training sequences.
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gr
Barrel
Length
(mm)
v0
Velocity
(m/sec)
v10 v25
v50
E0
Energy
(Joules)
E10
E25
E50
Ctg/
box
Full Metal
Jacket
8.0
124
Anvil
150
430 411 385 348 740 675 591 485
50
.40
S&W
Full Metal
Jacket
Flat Nose
11.7
180
Anvil
150
310 306 301 292 562 548 530 497
50
.45 Auto
Full Metal
Jacket
14.9
230
Anvil
Anvil
150
260 256 250 240 503 488 466 429
50
9mm
Luger
Full Metal
Jacket
8.0
124
Anvil
125
360 350 337 319 518 490 454 407
50
9mm
Luger
Encapsulated
Full Metal
Jacket
8.0
124
125
360 351 340 325 518 493 462 423
50
231 77 08
9mm
Luger
Full Metal
Jacket
Flat Nose
10.0
154
Anvil
150
283 278 270 259 400 386 366 336
50
231 7509
9 x 21
Full Metal
Jacket
8.0
124
Anvil
150
231 77 16
.38
Special
Full Metal
Jacket
Flat Nose
10.2
158
Anvil
150
295 287 281 278 435 421 401 373
50
231 77 20
.357
Magnum
Full Metal
Jacket
Flat Nose
10.2
158
Anvil
150
395 386 374 354 796 761 713 638
50
231 77 12
Full Metal Jacket
Encapsulated
Full Metal Jacket
g
Primer
.38
Super Auto
231 77 11
231 77 14
Due to its technically simple design, a full metal jacket
round is inexpensive to produce, which makes it especially
attractive to shooters who train intensively.
Its ogive form means it feeds in securely, thereby ensuring
that the weapon operates reliably.
Bullet
weight
Bullet
231 86 29
231 82 21
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360 351 340 325 518 493 462 423
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HANDGUN AMMUNITION
Choosing a Gun
Pistols with shoulder stock
and optical sights
Although the international confederation assigns
the two handgun divisions currently listed to the rifle
rules, they are mostly welcome extensions for IPSC
production pistol shooters who outfit their 9x19 service pistols with modern chassis so as to be able to
fire them from the shoulder like a rifle. This type of
carbine conversion system with plastic or light metal
housings and shoulder supports includes, for example, CAA Roni, FAB Defense KPOS or HERA Arms Triarii. Only a minor rating of 150 power factor points
is stipulated. Optical sights, compensators, gas discharge holes and bipods are allowed in the open division.
Pistols with shoulder stock
and open sights
Here the same handguns with open sights are used,
but accessories such as compensators, gas discharge
holes and bipods are not allowed.
conceived by John M. Browning was the weapon of choice
during in the IPSC’s formative years. There are no limitations
with respect to trigger weight. The major power factor is at
least 170, and the minor power factor is 125 factor points.
The smallest caliber for the major rating, best for scoring the
most points, is 10 mm (.40”), which is why the .40 S&W or
.45 ACP are used as well as the 9 mm Luger.
As in the Standard Division, the rather exotic bottleneck .357
SIG cartridge is an allowed caliber for major rating, as long as
the required minimal factor is achieved. This exemption was
extended to December 31, 2017. The box dimension rule
explained for the Standard Division also applies to the Classic
Division.
Production Division Pistole
This Division, which now has the
most participants, is the domain of
the common 9 mm Luger “service
pistols” a la´ Beretta 92 FS, CZ75/
CZ SP01 Shadow, Glock G17,
Heckler & Koch USP/P30/SFP-9 or
SIG Sauer P226/X-Five Allround
with open sights. The usual distinction between major/minor
calibers and associated ratings does not apply here so only
a minor power factor of 125 applies, which is achieved by
conventional factory 9 mm Luger ammunition fired from typical barrel lengths. A trigger weight of at least 2270 grams
is stipulated along with a maximum barrel length of 5”/127
mm. Only 15 cartridges are allowed, regardless of the original magazine capacity. Minor modifications are allowed. All
authorized gun types are listed in the continuously updated
“IPSC Production Division List” (see: www.ipsc.org).
Revolver Division
The following case of handguns are
currently allowed in IPSC sport shooting
Open Division Pistole
These are the quite expensive,
extremely well-crafted competition
pistols in the “Formula 1” Division, with single action triggers,
extended 170 mm magazines with
capacities up to 28 cartridges, illuminated dot sights and compensator systems. There are no limitations in terms of trigger
weight, though safety and reliability are always top priority.
The major power factor is no less than 160, and the minor
power factor a minimum of 125 factor points. The minimum
bullet caliber, case length and bullet weight are 9 mm, 19
mm and 120 Grains, respectively, so that the typical calibers
here are the 9 mm Luger (9x19), 9x21 IMI, .38 Super Auto,
.38 Super Comp, .38 Super Rimless or 9x23 Winchester. At
the last IPSC world championship, the17th World Shoot 2014
in Florida, the international confederation decided, on a trial
basis, to reduce the major factor in the Open Division from
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160 to 150 factor points, although these new rules initially
apply only in Germany. If the one-year evaluation phase is
successful, the lower 150 factor might be introduced in other
countries as well. Up to now, it has proven difficult to mass
produce 9 mm Luger factory-load ammunition within safe
gas-pressure limits that achieve a factor of 160 reliably when
fired from a variety of guns and barrel lengths. The new 150
factor might now finally mean that a manufacturer can offer
factory-made 9 mm Luger Major ammunition straight out of
the box.
Standard Division Pistole
This Division consists primarily of
single-action pistols in the caliber
40 Smith & Wesson with double
stack magazines, 5”/127 mm barrels and open sights, which, when
empty, cocked and secured, have
to fit into a case measuring 225
mm (length) by 150 mm (height) by 45 mm (width). And
yet, as the past has shown, it’s possible to win matches even
with the relatively tame firing characteristics of the “minor”
caliber 9 mm Luger. Here, too, there are no special requirements in terms of trigger weight. The major power factor
bottoms out at no less than 170, and the minor power factor
is 125 factor points. The smallest caliber for the major rating,
which is best for scoring the most points, is 10 mm (.40”),
which is why the .40 S&W cartridge sets the standard.
The starting field in the Revolver
Division is relatively small, but it is
breathtaking to see how fast the
shooters reload their revolvers with
clips or speed loaders. The IPSC
Revolver Division is the definitive
home to the legendary US manufacturer Smith & Wesson, because these revolvers offer
good value at an affordable price, come factory equipped
with a good double-action trigger. Moreover, this particular
brand offers a wide selection of retrofit / tuning accessories.
Major: 170, minor: 125 factor points. Here, too, favorites are
revolvers in pistol calibers 9 mm Luger und .45 ACP, because
the half-moon or full-moon metal clips can be reloaded
very quickly. Only open sights are allowed and there are no
limits on cylinder capacities, but a maximum of six shots are
allowed to be fired before reloading.
Classic Division Pistole
“Back to the roots!”: This most
recent IPSC handgun Division
is home to the classic Colt
Government 1911-A1 in all
current varieties of makes and
models with a single row magazine, 5”/127 mm barrel and
open sight. This classic pistol
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PORTRAITS
Ammunition for Match Winners
Addictive
GECO, the official ammunition supplier to many past major
IPSC events, including both European and World Championships, is involved in the world of dynamic sport shooting far
beyond simply supplying specialized ammunition. The company provides generous support to four IPSC top marksmen
from three countries and lends its name to the prestigious
IPSC Level III Competition, “GECO Masters,” in Germany. The
extent of GECO’s commitment to actual practice and practical
skill is demonstrated in the simple fact that Csaba Szászi is
not only an IPSC top shooter, he is also in charge of RUAG
Ammotec’s shooting range in Hungary. Csaba began working
for MFS, the Hungarian ammunition manufacturer, in 1995,
and stayed on after the facility was acquired by RUAG Ammotec. As an active participant at numerous matches, he is in a
position to professionally analyze which kinds of ammunition
perform most reliably while offering the highest degrees of
precision.
The current German IPSC sport regulations for handguns,
rifles and shotguns are between 88 and 98 pages long and
can be easily and conveniently downloaded as PDF documents at www.bdsnet.de. Since IPSC shooting is an international sport, all competition commands are given in English. But don’t worry: they are simple and easy to learn. Plus,
IPSC shooters are outgoing bunch, ready to fill you in on
everything you need to know.All you really need do is go to
a match and ask all the questions you like. You’ll be amazed
how fast you make new friends and what you’ll find out! But
watch out: IPSC sport shooting can be addictive. Once you
start, you often end up hooked for life!
GECO-IPSC-Team Shooter Maria Gushchina, Russia, Ladies
first!
The just 21-year-old double World Champion (2011, 2014) in
the IPSC Production Division Ladies Division is as talented as
she is resolute, so she can expect a great future in the sport
of IPSC shooting. Born on May 18, 1995 in Moscow, Maria
studied foreign languages and devoted the little spare time
she had exclusively to training and matches. She was introduced to the sport by her sport-enthusiast dad and at the
tender age of 11 began the sport of shooting. As a result,
she caught the IPSC bug very early on. Maria Gushchina, who
among other things was the overall winner of the 2013 “Far
East Asia Handgun Championship,” uses a CZ SP-01 Shadow
as her competition weapon, together with GECO 9 mm Luger
ammunition and an Amadini Ghost holster rig.
GECO-IPSC-Team Shooter György Batki, Hungary
Born on February 7, 1974, Batki, a police officer, works as
a tactics and shooting trainer at the Heves County Police
Headquarters. While serving as a member of a special police
unit, the ambitious combat shooter began sport shooting in
1995 and from 2001 on dedicated himself to dynamic IPSC
sport shooting. In addition to several wins at international
tournaments in the Standard Division, his other achievements
include a 3rd place finish at the 2010 IPSC European Championship along with 5th place at the World Championship
in 2011. The superlatively trained athlete uses an STI 2011
Edge as his competition weapon, GECO .40 Smith & Wesson
ammunition and a Double Alpha Race Master holster.
GECO-IPSC-Team Shooter Csaba Szászi, Hungary
Born on February 4, 1968 in Eger, Szászi smelled power fumes
quite early in life, since his father was a high ranking solider
in a military armory. He began sport shooting as a teen, first
with air pistols and small-caliber rifles, and then, while serving in the military, took part in sport shooting competitions
with service pistols and machine carbines. He became actively
involved in IPSC matches in 2007, taking second place at the
Hungarian championships, additional podium positions at
major central European events as well as fifth place at the
European Championship and seventh place at the World
Championship as a member of the Hungarian national team.
An ammunition expert, Szászi uses an STI 2011 Edge as his
match weapon, GECO .40 Smith & Wesson ammunition and
an Amadini Ghost holster rig.
GECO-IPSC-Teams Shooter Sascha Back, Germany
A business consultant born on June 13, 1972 in Eberbach am
Neckar, Back is recognized around the country and beyond for
his skills with the revolver. He began shooting with an air rifle
in 1986 and has since become the 10-time German Champion in the IPSC Revolver Division as well as European Champion and European Vice-Champion in 2010 and 2013. To
date he has won fourth place at two World Championships,
is multiple winner of the “European Steel Challenge” and is
a top-ranked IPSC rifleman. His primary IPSC match weapon
is a Smith & Wesson revolver Modell 929 in 9 mm Luger with
an eight-chamber cylinder. He also uses a S&W 586 and S&W
627 revolver, all reworked by the German tuning specialist
Karl Hamann from Wolfsburg. He uses GECO ammunition
as well as a Rescomp Handgun Technologies (RHT) CR Speed
holster rig. Like all GECO Team shooters, he hopes to garner
a top slot at the upcoming 2016 IPSC European Championship in Hungary and the IPSC World Championship in 2017
in France.
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RIFLE CARTRIDGES
GECO .223 Rem.
GECO .223 Rem.
GECO rifle cartridges are made for genuine practitioners. The GECO .223 Rem is an absolutely reliable cartridge
for demanding IPSC shooting. “Made in Germany” stands for unsurpassed accuracy and superior quality.
Target VM
3.6
600
V[m/sec] 1010
948
889
832
778
726
676
⊕
100 m -1.1
⊕
-2.0
-7.6
-17.0
-31.3
231 75 61
56
0.275
E[J]
1618
1423
1247
1090
949
822
RZR
198 m +0.7
+3.7
+3.5
-0.2
-7.9
-20.3
Target VM
4.1
600
V[m/sec] 950
903
857
813
770
728
688
⊕
100 m
⊕
-2.4
-8.5
-18.6
-33.4
231 75 62
63
0.345
E[J]
1683
1516
1364
1224
1095
977
RZR
192 m +0.9
+3.8
+3.3
-0.9
-9.1
-22.1
1837
1864
-1.0
In comparison to IPSC sport shooting with handguns, dynamic shooting with rifles and shotguns is relatively new to our part of the world. Since long guns have to be handled in a different way, those interested in using these weapons are required to pass a special safety and regulations test. The basic principles of IPSC shooting as previously described remain the same, while the distances to the target often
vary (which is especially true for the IPSC rifle) and there are different stage set-ups, involving the use of
static and flying clay pigeons as targets, for example.
The following Divisions currently exist for dynamic rifle shooting (IPSC Rifle):
Semi-Auto Open Division
The two Divisions “Semi-Auto Open” (with optical
sight) and “Semi-Auto Standard“ (with open sight) are
the Divisions with the largest number of participants
in dynamic rifle shooting. The most prevalent rifles are
semi-automatic rifles of the AR-15 variety in low-recoil
.223 Remington caliber, because an immense tuning
industry has grown up around the countless modular
designs and rapidly changing brands / models that use
this classic rifle design originally developed by Eugene
Stoner. Calibers from 5.45 mm up to a maximum of 8
mm are permitted in all four center-fire rifle divisions.
320 factor points count as “major“ and 150 factor
points as “minor.” Match rifles in the Semi-Auto Open
Division can have optical sights (often combinations of
a scope as primary sight and an illuminated dot sight
as secondary sight for rapid shots at closer distances) as
well as compensators and bipods.
Semi-Auto Standard Division
Rifles in the Semi-Auto Standard Division use only open
sights, which places high demands on the shooter, especially for long distance shooting, at 300 meters, for instance.
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Compensators to reduce muzzle jump are permitted here
as well, but are limited to 26x90 mm. In Germany, the
maximum magazine capacity for the IPSC rifle divisions is
always 10 cartridges.
Manual Action Open Division
The number of starters in the two repeating rifle divisions are comparatively small compared to the semi-auto
divisions. A classic bolt action rifle in the Open Division
can be equipped with an optical sight and compensator
as well as a bipod.
Manual Action Standard Division
The maximum magazine capacity for bolt-action rifles
with mechanical sights is set at just 5 cartridges. Muzzle
attachments and bipods are not allowed. The “Manual
Action Standard 10” Division with an enlarged magazine capacity of 10 cartridges is now undergoing testing
and will expire on December 31,2017 if it is not extended.
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NEW
SHOTGUN SHELLS
GECO COATED COMPETITION SLUG
GECO-Flexible Shotgun Fire
With coated
slug
The GECO Coated Competition Slug offers the active
shotgun shooter the following advantages:
• Almost no lead residues in the barrel due to Teflon-coated slug
• Very low lead vapor emissions
• Short casings offers greater capacity in tubular magazines
• The high 450 m/s (V2.5) velocity makes it unnecessary to lead
on moving targets.
• Convenient package of 100 with sling
• Low recoil
Item No.
Type
Gauge
Shot Weight in g
Ctg/box
V 2.5 m
231 76 25
COATED COMPETITION SLUG
12/67.5
26.0
100
450 m/s
GECO COATED COMPETITION BUCK SHOT
This buckshot shell was developed especially for IPSC matches that
involve buckshot stages. This cartridge therefore has the following
characteristics:
Nickel Coated
Shot
NEW
• 9 pellets in diameter 8 mm for the best possible hit rate
• Nickel coated shot. Makes it possible to avoid dispersion even at tight chokes
• Very tight spread pattern by guiding the shot in laterally closed cups
• Short casing for greater capacity in tubular magazines
• Reliable even in sensitive semi-automatics
• Low recoil
Item No.
Type
Gauge Shot Weight in g
240 02 32 COATED COMPETITION BUCK SHOT
12/65
Ctg/box
V 2.5 m
25
410 m/s
27.0
GECO DYNAMIC BIRD SHOT
This sport shot shell can be used in all areas of dynamic shotgun
shooting. Specially adapted to IPSC, BDMP disciplines and shooting
at falling targets, this cartridge boasts the following characteristics:
Dynamic IPSC long-gun shooting offers not only guns
with rifled barrels for precision shooting but also shotguns with smooth barrels for “scatter shot” shooting.
The shotgun is highly versatile with respect to the
ammunition used since it can be fed with shot ammunition, bird shot or buck shot in various shot sizes as
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NEW
• 2 types - ideal for different shooting distances
• Ideal combination of coverage and shot weight
• Very tight spread pattern by guiding the shot in laterally closed cups
• Short casing for greater capacity in tubular magazines
• Reliable even in sensitive semi-automatics
• Low recoil
well as slugs. Rapid reloading technology is decisive for
manual action and semi-automatic shotguns with tube
magazines. It is impressive to watch how fast and fluidly shooters run a course while reloading their guns by
pulling several shells from the holders with one hand.
Item No.
Shotgun Open Division
In principle, IPSC shotguns must have a minimum caliber of
.20 and the ammunition rating is set at a minimum of 480
factor points. Shotgun ammunition with lead shot is allowed
if it complies with local environmental protection regulations.
Bismuth shot can also be used, tungsten and steel shot is
only allowed for paper targets as well as synthetic and frangible targets. In the open divisions the predominant guns
are semi-automatic shotguns in 12/70 and 12/76 with box
or tube magazines, equipped with red dot sights and compensators. Lengths in excess of 1320 mm are not permitted.
Even swivel and/or multiple magazine tubes are permitted, as
are weights and other external add-ons for reducing recoil.
Solid, un-slit
shot cup
Shotgun Modified Division
This division is home to semi-automatic shotguns with
(extended) tubular magazines (box magazines are prohibited), compensators and open sights. Like the shotguns in
the Open Division, they are not allowed to be longer than
1320 mm. While almost everything is allowed in the Open
Division, the complex regulations contain detailed provisions
regarding certain technologies. “Modified shotguns” can
have modifications made or attachments added to the magazine tube carrier in order to facilitate loading. These modifications or attachments must not, however, exceed a length
of 75 mm and they must not protrude from a standard shotgun frame by more than 32 mm in any direction.
Gauge
Shot Weight in g
Shot size in mm
Ctg/box
V 2.5 m
240 02 35 DYNAMIC BIRD SHOT 29
Type
12/65
29.0
2.75 mm
25
400 m/s
240 02 34 DYNAMIC BIRD SHOT 31
12/65
31.0
2.9 mm
25
390 m/s
Shotgun Standard Division
In both of the following shotgun divisions, “Shotgun Standard” and “Shotgun Manual”, one stipulation is that the gun
must be a standard production model with of no less than
500 production units. No muzzle attachments are allowed for
semi-automatic shotguns with tube magazines used predominantly in the Shotgun Standard Division. There are no specific
requirements in the “Open,” “Modified” and “Standard”
divisions with respect to the type of action used, so pump-action shotguns are also allowed. This means, however, that the
shooter is at a disadvantage from the outset in comparison to
shooters using semi-automatics.
69,50 €
Shotgun Manual Division
While semi-automatic shotguns with rapid change box magazines (Molot Vepr, Franchi SPAS 15) predominate in the Open
Division, and semi-automatic shotguns with tube magazines
from Benelli in the Modified and Standard Divisions, the
“Shotgun Manual Division” is home to classic pump-action
shotguns a la´ Mossberg 500, Remington 870 or Winchester
1300. Those who prefer them can also go with a break-action shotgun instead, with twin-barrels that accommodate
just two cartridges. Other rules apply internationally, but here
in Germany all shotgun divisions are limited to a magazine
capacity of 10 shells.
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NEW
RIMFIRE CARTRIDGES
GECO .22lr DYNAM-X
With SuperClean Technology to keep the air clear on the course
GECO DYNAM-X
• conceived for IPSC courses
• With SuperClean Technology to
keep the air clean when shooting
• Up to 90% reduced lead emissions
due to non-polluting ignition and
innovative bullet coating
• Significantly reduced barrel abrasion
• Available in bulk-pack with
450 cartridges
• Easier handling when reloading the
magazine
> 90% less emission of pollutant
Average of
competition
mg Pb / 10 Schuss
Bestell-Nr. Calibre
240 02 93 .22 lfB
Type
DYNAMI-X
Bullet
Weight
g
Barrel
Length
mm
BR
Vo
2,6
650
350
Velocity
m/sec
V50
V100
306
278
E0
Energie
joules
E50
E100
159
122
100
point of impact in cm with scope
mounted 5cm above bore axis
sighting-in
25 m 50 m 75 m 100 m
distance
50 m
0,4
⊕
-6,9
-21,1
Small-Caliber Pistol Open Division
IPSC sport shooting with small-caliber pistols using .22 long rifle rimfire cartridges is also becoming increasingly popular because the low-recoil guns and low cost of ammunition make them
ideal for training and promoting youth involvement (in accordance with national laws on firearms). Genuine small-caliber pistols and large-caliber pistols with small-caliber conversion systems
and illuminated dot sights must have a minimum trigger weight of 908 grams. Maximum magazine capacity is ten cartridges. Either standard .22 long rifle ammunition or the faster HV (high
velocity) version can be used.
Small-Caliber Pistol Standard Division
In the Standard Division, the same rules apply to guns with open sights. In addition, maximum
gun weight is 1400 gram and the sight line must not exceed 220 mm.
Small-caliber semi-automatic rifle with optical sights (Mini Rifle Open)
As with handguns, the “Mini-Rifle” Divisions offer opportunities for long-gun competitions in
dynamic shooting with small-caliber guns and the rimfire .22 long rifles. Rifles with optical sights,
compensators and bipods may be used in Open Divisions.
Small-caliber semi-automatic rifle with open sights (Mini Rifle Open)
In this division, participants compete for points using rear and front sights. A maximum magazine
capacity of 10 cartridges also applies in the two “Mini-Rifle” Divisions.
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GECO - ALL YOU NEED
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