The Course of Fire

In October 1996, Brasilia hosted the IPSC World Shoot. The thirty-five stage match was such a success that we thought shooters would like to experience the type of courses which were held at World Shoot XI. Because of the unique circumstances of an international postal match the stages cannot be replicated exactly, but we thought we could try to give you a taste.


Number of Stages: 4

Targets: 7 IPSC, 4 Pepper Poppers

Distances: 11-20 meters

Minimum Rounds: 36

Penalties: As per IPSC, 13th edition rules

Props: 1 Barricade - 1.25m wide (4 feet) x 2.5m (8 feet)

Here is a 1163 x 1519 diagram of the course of fire.


Stage 1. "The Bus"

Scoring: Comstock

Start: Start kneeling in Area A, facing downrange with both hands on top of a tire which is standing upright. Loaded pistol pointing downrange will be placed on a pad on the ground on either side of the tire.

Procedure: On the signal, using your weak hand only pick up the pistol and engage the targets in this first group with two rounds each in any order weak hand only. Targets will score the two highest hits each and poppers must fall to score. (6 rounds minimum).

On command, reload, holster and move to Area B.


Stage 2. "The Market"

Scoring: Comstock

Start: Standing in Area B, facing downrange with both hands relaxed by sides.

Procedure: On the signal, draw and engage the targets in this second group with two rounds each in any order, strong hand only. Targets will score the two highest hits each (6 rounds minimum).

On command, reload, holster and move to Area C.


Stage 3. "The Desert"

Scoring: Comstock

Start: Start standing in Area C, facing downrange with both hands relaxed at sides. Unloaded (slide forward) pistol pointing downrange and any required magazines will be placed on a pad on the ground in front of the shooter.

Procedure: On the signal, pick up the pistol and engage the targets in this third group with two rounds each in any order. Targets will score the two highest hits each and poppers must fall to score. (6 rounds minimum).

Score and patch.


Stage 4. "The Hut"

Scoring: Comstock

Start: Start standing in Area D, facing downrange with both hands relaxed at sides.

Procedure: On the signal, engage the targets in the first group with two rounds each in any order from Area D. Then engage the second group of targets while on the way to Area E. Targets will score the two highest hits each and poppers must fall to score. (18 rounds minimum).


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