IPSC Handgun World Shoots

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An Australian competitor firing his handgun from a seated position during the 2013 IPSC Australasia Handgun Championship.
Practical Handgun
FormerlyPractical Pistol [1]
Sport Practical shooting
FoundedIn the 1970's
Motto"Diligentia, Vis, Celeritas" (DVC), Latin for "precision, power, speed"
No. of teamsNational teams
CountryOver 100
Venue(s) Shooting ranges
ConfederationAfrican, Australasian, European and Pan-American Zones
Most recent
champion(s)
Flag of the United States.svg Ben Stoeger
(2017)
Most titles Flag of France.svg Eric Grauffel (7 times)
ClassificationICS (IPSC Classification System)
QualificationRegion dependent number of slots. Regional selection procedures.
Level on pyramid5
Domestic cup(s)National championships
Related
competitions
IPSC Rifle, Shotgun and Action Air World Shoots
Official website ipsc.org
Sports current event.svg 2020 IPSC Handgun World Shoot

The IPSC Handgun World Shoot is the highest level handgun match within the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) which consists of several days and at least 30 separate courses of fire. [2] The Handgun World Shoots are held triennially on a rotational cycle with the other two main IPSC disciplines Rifle and Shotgun.

International Practical Shooting Confederation The international organization for the sport of practical shooting

The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) is the world's second largest shooting sport association and the largest and oldest within practical shooting. Founded in 1976, the IPSC nowadays affiliates over 100 regions from Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Oceania. Competitions are held with pistol, revolver, rifle and shotgun, and competitors are divided into different divisions based on firearm and equipment features. While everyone in a division competes in the Overall category, there are also own separate awards for the categories Lady, Super Junior, Junior, Senior and Super Senior.

IPSC Rifle World Shoots

The IPSC Rifle World Shoot is the highest level rifle match within the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) which consists of several days and at least 30 separate courses of fire. The Rifle World Shoots are held triennially on a rotational cycle with the other two main IPSC disciplines Handgun and Shotgun.

IPSC Shotgun World Shoots

The IPSC Shotgun World Shoot is the highest level shotgun match within the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) and consists of several days and at least 30 separate courses of fire. The Shotgun World Shoots are held triennially on a rotational cycle with the other two main IPSC disciplines Handgun and Rifle.

Contents

World Shoot main matches are held over six days with five days of shooting and one rest day, making the competition a shooting marathon where strategy and mental focus is of critical importance. [3] [4]

History

The first IPSC World Shoot was held in 1975 in Zurich, and the two following were held with one year intervals. After 1977 the World Shoots were held at two year intervals until 1983 when the schedule was changed to the three year intervals used today.

Until and including 1991 there were no equipment divisions, but equipment had gradually became more and more specialized with extended front sights, compensators and even optical sights. At the 1991 Handgun World Shoot in Adelaide, Australia, Doug Koenig of USA became the first competitor to win the World Shoot using a red dot sight. In the following 1993 Handgun World Shoot competitors would be divided into divisions based on the equipment, thereof whether the firearm had an optical sight and compensator (Open or Modified division) or iron sights (Standard division). In 1999 the Revolver and Production divisions were introduced, and became recognized divisions from January 2000, making their first appearance in World Level competition at the 2002 Handgun World Shoot. In 2011 the Modified division was retired to make room for the Classic division, in commemoration of the 1911 single stack which historically had been so important for IPSC Handgun and handgun shooting sports in general for many years.

Doug Koenig

Doug Koenig is an American sport shooter who at the 1990 IPSC Handgun World Shoot became the first world champion using a red dot sight instead of iron sights. Three years later at the 1993 World Shoot he took silver in the Open division. Doug is perhaps best known for his 18 Bianchi Cup Champion titles. He is also three times Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Champion.

Red dot sight

A red dot sight is a common classification for a type of non-magnifying reflector sight for firearms, and other devices that require aiming, that gives the user an aimpoint in the form of an illuminated red dot. A standard design uses a red light-emitting diode (LED) at the focus of collimating optics which generates a dot style illuminated reticle that stays in alignment with the weapon the sight is attached to regardless of eye position. They are considered to be fast acquisition and easy to use gun sights for target shooting, hunting, and in police and military applications. Aside from firearm applications, they are also used on cameras and telescopes. On cameras they are used to photograph flying aircraft, birds in flight, and other distant, quickly moving subjects. Telescopes have a narrow field of view and therefore are often equipped with a secondary "finder scope" such as a red dot sight.

1993 IPSC Handgun World Shoot

The 1993 IPSC Handgun World Shoot X held in Bisley, England was the 10th IPSC Handgun World Shoot, and consisted of 5 days with 34 stages, teams from over 27 countries and a lot of rain. The competition had been divided into the Open, Standard and Modified divisions. The Standard division was won by Ted Bonnet of United States, the Modified division by Robert Buntschu of Switzerland and the Open division by Matthew McLearn of United States. Born in Nova Scotia, Mclearn had moved to the U.S. five years prior the world championship to pursue gunsmithing training and advance in the competitive arena. Right before winning the World Shoot he also placed first in the U.S. IPSC Handgun Nationals.

List of Handgun World Shoots

The 1975 IPSC Handgun World Shoot I held at Zürich in Switzerland was the first IPSC Handgun World Shoot, and was won by Ray Chapman of United States using a 1911 in .45 caliber. Ray had been central in the development the sport of practical shooting in the late 1950s. He was seeded as number one before the championship, and shot an almost perfect match dropping only one point. He continued to compete until 1979 when he retired.

Zürich Place in Switzerland

Zürich or Zurich is the largest city in Switzerland and the capital of the canton of Zürich. It is located in north-central Switzerland at the northwestern tip of Lake Zürich. The municipality has approximately 409,000 inhabitants, the urban agglomeration 1.315 million and the Zürich metropolitan area 1.83 million. Zürich is a hub for railways, roads, and air traffic. Both Zürich Airport and railway station are the largest and busiest in the country.

Switzerland federal republic in Central Europe

Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a country situated in western, central, and southern Europe. It consists of 26 cantons, and the city of Bern is the seat of the federal authorities. The sovereign state is a federal republic bordered by Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria and Liechtenstein to the east. Switzerland is a landlocked country geographically divided between the Alps, the Swiss Plateau and the Jura, spanning a total area of 41,285 km2 (15,940 sq mi). While the Alps occupy the greater part of the territory, the Swiss population of approximately 8.5 million people is concentrated mostly on the plateau, where the largest cities are to be found: among them are the two global cities and economic centres Zürich and Geneva.

Individual Champions

Eric Grauffel from France, seven time IPSC Handgun World Champion. IPSC Handgun World Champion Eric Grauffel at the 2007 IPSC European Handgun Championship.jpg
Eric Grauffel from France, seven time IPSC Handgun World Champion.

The following is a list of previous and current Handgun World Champions: [5]

Overall category

YearDivision Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg BronzeWorld Shoot
1975 Flag of the United States.svg Ray Chapman Flag of Switzerland.svg Paul Bakocs Flag of Rhodesia (1968-1979).svg Lionel Smith World Shoot I
1976 Flag of Norway.svg Jan Foss Flag of the United States.svg Ray Chapman Flag of Rhodesia (1968-1979).svg Lionel Smith World Shoot II
1977 Flag of Rhodesia (1968-1979).svg Dave Westerhout Flag of Rhodesia (1968-1979).svg Peter Maunder Flag of the United States.svg Raul Walters World Shoot III
1979 Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Jimmy Von Sorgenfrei Flag of the United States.svg Raul Walters Flag of the United States.svg Ross Seyfried World Shoot IV
1981 Flag of the United States.svg Ross Seyfried Flag of the United States.svg John Shaw Flag of the United States.svg Mike Plaxco World Shoot V
1983 Flag of the United States.svg Rob Leatham Flag of the United States.svg John Shaw Flag of the United States.svg Mike Plaxco World Shoot VI
1986 Flag of the United States.svg Rob Leatham Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Barnhart Flag of the United States.svg John Shaw World Shoot VII
1988 Flag of the United States.svg Rob Leatham Flag of the United States.svg Chip McCormick Flag of the United States.svg John Dixon World Shoot VIII
1990 Flag of the United States.svg Doug Koenig Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Barnhart Flag of the United States.svg Rob Leatham World Shoot IX
1991 Flag of the United States.svg John Dixon Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Johnny Ioannou Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Jimmy von Sorgenfrei Individual World Championship
1993Open Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Matthew Mclearn Flag of the United States.svg Doug Koenig Flag of the United States.svg Michael Voigt World Shoot X
1993Modified Flag of Switzerland.svg Robert Buntschu Flag of the United Kingdom.svg R Bhella Flag of the United States.svg K Smith World Shoot X
1993Standard Flag of the United States.svg Ted Bonnet Flag of the United States.svg Brian Enos Flag of Germany.svg Max Wiegand World Shoot X
1996Open Flag of the United States.svg Todd Jarrett Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Barnhart Flag of the United States.svg Rob Leatham World Shoot XI
1996Modified Flag of the United States.svg Fred Craig Flag of the Philippines.svg Richard Daniel Kahler Flag of the Philippines.svg Richard Kahler World Shoot XI
1996Standard Flag of the United States.svg Ted Bonnet Flag of the United States.svg Frank Garcia Flag of the United States.svg Jay Christy World Shoot XI
1999Open Flag of France.svg Eric Grauffel Flag of the United States.svg Todd Jarrett Flag of the Philippines.svg Jethro Dionisio World Shoot XII
1999Modified Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Jasansky Flag of the Philippines.svg Enrico Papa Flag of the Philippines.svg Luis Lee World Shoot XII
1999Standard Flag of the United States.svg Michael Voigt Flag of the United States.svg Frank William Garcia Flag of Italy.svg Adriano Santarcangelo World Shoot XII
2002Open Flag of France.svg Eric Grauffel Flag of the United States.svg Todd Jarrett Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brodie McIntosh World Shoot XIII
2002Modified Flag of South Africa.svg Austen Stockbridge Flag of the Philippines.svg Jeufro Lejano Flag of Italy.svg Edoardo Buticchi World Shoot XIII
2002Standard Flag of the United States.svg Rob Leatham Flag of the United States.svg Michael Voigt Flag of the United States.svg Ron Avery World Shoot XIII
2002Production Flag of the United States.svg David Sevigny Flag of Italy.svg Paul Brocanelli Flag of Uruguay.svg Guillermo Jude World Shoot XIII
2002Revolver Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Miculek Flag of Switzerland.svg Daniel Roch Flag of Italy.svg Alain Marco Della Savia World Shoot XIII
2005Open Flag of France.svg Eric Grauffel Flag of the United States.svg Todd Jarrett Flag of Spain.svg Jorge Ballesteros World Shoot XIV
2005Modified Flag of the Philippines.svg Jeufro Jag Lejano Flag of Brazil.svg Augusto Ribas Flag of the Philippines.svg Nelson Uygongco World Shoot XIV
2005Standard Flag of the United States.svg Rob Leatham Flag of Uruguay.svg Juan Carlos Jaime Diaz Flag of the United States.svg Travis Tomasie World Shoot XIV
2005Production Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Adam Tyc Flag of the United States.svg Dave Sevigny Flag of the United States.svg Angus Hobdell World Shoot XIV
2005Revolver Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Miculek Flag of Ecuador.svg Ricardo López Tugendhat Flag of the Netherlands.svg Bjorn Dietrich World Shoot XIV
2008Open Flag of France.svg Eric Grauffel Flag of the United States.svg KC Eusebio Flag of the United States.svg Max Michel World Shoot XV
2008Modified Flag of the United States.svg Jojo Vidanes Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Zdenek Henes Flag of the United States.svg Michael Voigt World Shoot XV
2008Standard Flag of the United States.svg Travis Tomasie Flag of the United States.svg Blake J. Miguez Flag of the United States.svg Shannon Smith World Shoot XV
2008Production Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Adam Tyc Flag of the United States.svg Matthew Mink Flag of the United States.svg Bob Vogel World Shoot XV
2008Revolver Flag of Italy.svg Andrea Todeschini Flag of Ecuador.svg Ricardo López Tugendhat Flag of the Philippines.svg Phillipp A. Chua World Shoot XV
2011Open Flag of France.svg Eric Grauffel Flag of the United States.svg Simon Racaza Flag of the United States.svg KC Eusebio World Shoot XVI
2011Modified Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Zdenek Henes Flag of the Philippines.svg Jerome Jovanne Morales Flag of the United States.svg Rob Leatham World Shoot XVI
2011Standard Flag of the United States.svg Blake Miguez Flag of Argentina.svg Juan Carlos Jaime Flag of the United States.svg Ted Puente World Shoot XVI
2011Production Flag of the United States.svg Bob Vogel Flag of the United States.svg Ben Stoeger Flag of the United States.svg Matthew Mink World Shoot XVI
2011Revolver Flag of Ecuador.svg Ricardo López Tugendhat Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Miculek Flag of the United States.svg Matthew Griffin World Shoot XVI
2014Open Flag of the United States.svg Max Michel Flag of the United States.svg Shane Coley Flag of Australia (converted).svg Brodie McIntosh World Shoot XVII
2014Standard Flag of the United States.svg Nils Jonasson Flag of the United States.svg Bob Vogel Flag of the United States.svg Dave Sevigny World Shoot XVII
2014Production Flag of France.svg Eric Grauffel Flag of the United States.svg Simon Racaza Flag of the United States.svg Ben Stoeger World Shoot XVII
2014Classic Flag of the United States.svg Rob Leatham Flag of the Philippines.svg Edward Rivera Flag of the United States.svg Todd Jarrett World Shoot XVII
2014Revolver Flag of Ecuador.svg Ricardo López Tugendhat Flag of the United States.svg Josh Lentz Flag of the Philippines.svg Phillipp Chua World Shoot XVII
2017Open Flag of Spain.svg Jorge Ballesteros Flag of the United States.svg Simon Racaza Flag of France.svg Emile Obriot World Shoot XVIII
2017Standard Flag of France.svg Eric Grauffel Flag of the United States.svg Bob Vogel Flag of the United States.svg Nils Jonasson World Shoot XVIII
2017Production Flag of the United States.svg Ben Stoeger Flag of Russia.svg Pavel Torgashov Flag of Spain.svg Eduardo de Cobos World Shoot XVIII
2017Classic Flag of the United States.svg Elias Frangoulis Flag of the Philippines.svg Jeufro Emil Lejano Flag of the Philippines.svg Jethro Dionisio World Shoot XVIII
2017Revolver Flag of the United States.svg Michael William Poggie Flag of Austria.svg Gerald Reiter Flag of the United States.svg Joshua Lentz World Shoot XVIII

Lady category

From left to right: Ashley Rheuark, Lena Miculek and Maria Gushchina. Podium for the Open Division Lady category at the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot.jpg
From left to right: Ashley Rheuark, Lena Miculek and Maria Gushchina.
Ashley Rheuark at the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot. Ashley Rheuark at the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot.jpg
Ashley Rheuark at the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot.
YearDivision Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg BronzeVenue
1986 Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Kerry Lathwell World Shoot VII
1988 Flag of the United States.svg Debbie James Flag of the United States.svg Judy Smith Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Inez Behrendt World Shoot VIII
1991 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Collette Barnes Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Chanatel Accone Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg Ursula Lund 1991 World Shoot
1993Open Flag of the United States.svg Kay Clark Miculek Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Collette Barnes Flag of the United States.svg Kippi Boykin World Shoot X
1996Open Flag of the United States.svg Kay Clark Miculek Flag of the Philippines.svg Mary Tan Flag of South Africa.svg Chantal Accone World Shoot XI
1999Open Flag of the Philippines.svg Athena Lee Flag of the Philippines.svg Mary Grace Tan Flag of South Africa.svg Chantal Tam World Shoot XII
1999Standard Flag of the United States.svg Debbie Keehart World Shoot XII
2002Open Flag of the Philippines.svg Kaye Cabalatungan Flag of the Philippines.svg Athena Lee Flag of Austria.svg Gabriele Kraushofer World Shoot XIII
2002Standard Flag of the United States.svg Sharon Zaffiro Flag of South Africa.svg Joey Fischer Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Michaela Horejsi World Shoot XIII
2002Production Flag of the United States.svg Debbie Keehart World Shoot XIII
2005Open Flag of Austria.svg Gabriele Kraushofer Flag of the United States.svg Kay Clark Miculek Flag of Australia (converted).svg Linda Blowers World Shoot XIV
2005Standard Flag of Germany.svg Petra Tutschke Flag of the United States.svg Julie Golob Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Michaela Horejsi World Shoot XIV
2008Open Flag of the United States.svg Athena Lee Flag of Austria.svg Gabriele Kraushofer Flag of Slovakia.svg Katerina Sustrova World Shoot XV
2008Standard Flag of Australia (converted).svg Claire Giles Flag of the Philippines.svg Jannette Gonzaga Flag of Austria.svg Birgit Gruber World Shoot XV
2008Production Flag of the Philippines.svg Ma. Inez F. Jorge Flag of Thailand.svg Oryza Shelley De Leon Flag of the Philippines.svg Andrea Gasic World Shoot XV
2011Open Flag of Australia (converted).svg Karla Blowers Flag of the United States.svg Megan Francisco Flag of the United States.svg Jessie Duff World Shoot XVI
2011Standard Flag of the United States.svg Randi Rogers Flag of the United States.svg Tori Nonaka Flag of the United States.svg Lisa Munson World Shoot XVI
2011Production Flag of Russia.svg Maria Gushchina Flag of the United States.svg Julie Golob Flag of the United States.svg Sara Dunivin World Shoot XVI
2014Open Flag of Australia (converted).svg Karla Blowers Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martina Sera Flag of the United States.svg Kaci Cochran World Shoot XVII
2014Standard Flag of Norway.svg Hilde Nakling Flag of the United States.svg Tori Nonaka Flag of the United States.svg Randi Rogers World Shoot XVII
2014Production Flag of Russia.svg Maria Gushchina Flag of Switzerland.svg Christine Burkhalter Flag of the United States.svg Julie Golob World Shoot XVII
2014Classic Flag of France.svg Anne Fonder Flag of the Philippines.svg Leonora Darte Flag of Brazil.svg Bruna Mirandola World Shoot XVII
2017Open Flag of Australia (converted).svg Karla Blowers Flag of the United States.svg Jessie Duff Flag of the United States.svg Kaci Lynn Cochran World Shoot XVIII
2017Standard Flag of Switzerland.svg Christine Burkhalter Flag of the United States.svg Ashley Rheuark Flag of Norway.svg Hilde Nakling World Shoot XVIII
2017Production Flag of Russia.svg Maria Gushchina Flag of Italy.svg Violetta Boehm Flag of the United States.svg Randi Rogers World Shoot XVIII
2017Classic Flag of the United States.svg Julie Golob Flag of Serbia.svg Jelena Savkovic Flag of the Philippines.svg Grace Tamayo World Shoot XVIII
2017Revolver Flag of Russia.svg Vera Treskova Flag of Russia.svg Olga Kuznetsova Flag of Russia.svg Daria Zharkova World Shoot XVIII

Junior category

YearDivision Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg BronzeVenue
1990 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Suzy Ballantyne World Shoot IX
1996Open Flag of the Philippines.svg Jeufro Lejano Flag of France.svg Eric Grauffel Flag of the Philippines.svg Roger Dy World Shoot XI
1999Open Flag of France.svg Eric Grauffel Flag of the United States.svg Max Michel Flag of the Philippines.svg Stephen Hinojales World Shoot XII
2002Open Flag of the United States.svg Chris Tilley Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Martin Kamenicek Jr Flag of Spain.svg Jorge Ballesteros World Shoot XIII
2002Standard Flag of the United States.svg Paul Clark Jnr Flag of the Czech Republic.svg David Richtr Flag of Guatemala.svg Giocondo Granai World Shoot XIII
2005Open Flag of the United States.svg Chris Tilley Flag of the United States.svg BJ Norris Flag of the United States.svg KC Eusebio World Shoot XIV
2005Standard Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Zdenek Liehne Flag of Ecuador.svg Carlos Palma Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Zdenek Svelha Jr World Shoot XIV
2005Production Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Adam Tyc Flag of Ecuador.svg Galo Moreira Flag of Guatemala.svg Luis Gonzalez World Shoot XIV
2008Open Flag of the United States.svg KC Eusebio Flag of the United States.svg Brad Balsley Flag of the United States.svg Shane Coley World Shoot XV
2008Standard Flag of Ecuador.svg Carlos Palma Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Montera Flag of Finland.svg Risto Hirvikallio World Shoot XV
2008Production Flag of Ecuador.svg Galo Moreira Icaza Flag of Argentina.svg Gustavo Liwko Flag of Slovakia.svg Andrej Hrnciarik World Shoot XV
2011Open Flag of the United States.svg Shane Coley Flag of Australia (converted).svg Rhys Arthur Flag of the United States.svg Ben Thompson World Shoot XVI
2011Standard Flag of the United States.svg Matthew Sweeney Flag of Italy.svg Davide Bergami Flag of Brazil.svg Victor Dalmeida Arruda World Shoot XVI
2011Production Flag of Slovakia.svg Andrej Hrnciarik Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Pavel Torgashov Flag of the Philippines.svg Diomari Ivan Tayag World Shoot XVI
2014Open Flag of Finland.svg Simo Partanen Flag of the United States.svg Kincaid Ross Flag of the Philippines.svg Edcel John Gino World Shoot XVII
2014Standard Flag of the Philippines.svg Michael Ron Ligon Flag of Indonesia.svg Vincentius Djajadiningrat Flag of Brazil.svg Gabriel Barbosa World Shoot XVII
2014Production Flag of Russia.svg Pavel Torgashov Flag of the United States.svg Jacob Hetherington Flag of the United States.svg Jason Katz World Shoot XVII
2017Open Flag of Brazil.svg Mauro Kenji Murakami Flag of the United States.svg Clement Caesar Ho Flag of Thailand.svg Dangdee Hongdalud World Shoot XVIII
2017Standard Flag of the Philippines.svg Kahlil Adrian Viray Flag of the Philippines.svg Rolly Nathaniel Tecson Flag of Brazil.svg Mario Batista Neto World Shoot XVIII
2017Production Flag of Russia.svg Nikita Nemykin Flag of France.svg Baptiste Felt Flag of Russia.svg Danila Pakhomov World Shoot XVIII

Senior category

YearDivision Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg BronzeVenue
1996Open Flag of the United States.svg Allan Zitta Flag of South Africa.svg Paul Bromfield Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Martyn Speirs World Shoot XI
2002Open Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Miroslav Kamenicek Flag of France.svg Alain Tarrade Flag of France.svg Philippe Gibert World Shoot XIII
2002Standard Flag of South Africa.svg Colin Amm Flag of Argentina.svg Ricardo Gentile Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Kressibucher World Shoot XIII
2002Modified Flag of South Africa.svg Roger Stockbridge Flag of South Africa.svg Carlo Belletti Flag of South Africa.svg Dok Dokter World Shoot XIII
2005Open Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Miroslav Kamenicek Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Frank Koch Flag of Jamaica.svg Anthony Johnson World Shoot XIV
2005Modified Flag of Italy.svg Mario Riillo Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Vaclav Martinek Flag of Ecuador.svg Roberto Gilbert World Shoot XIV
2005Standard Flag of Italy.svg Esterino Magli Flag of Argentina.svg Ricardo Gentile Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Kressibucher World Shoot XIV
2005Production Flag of the Philippines.svg Daniel Torrevillas Flag of the United States.svg John Michael France Flag of Slovakia.svg Štefan Ács World Shoot XIV
2005Revolver Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Miculek Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lumir Safranek Flag of the United States.svg Patrick Sweeney World Shoot XIV
2008Open Flag of Italy.svg Mario Riillo Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Miroslav Kamenicek Flag of France.svg Thierry Obriot World Shoot XV
2008Modified Flag of Italy.svg Gavino Mura Flag of Hong Kong.svg Kwok Kwong Tong Flag of Spain.svg Antonio Gracia Infante World Shoot XV
2008Standard Flag of Italy.svg Esterino Magli Flag of Brazil.svg Lucimar Oliveira Flag of the Philippines.svg Marlon G. Valencia World Shoot XV
2008Production Flag of the Philippines.svg Wilfredo Div Anglo Flag of the Philippines.svg Daniel Torrevillas Flag of South Africa.svg Robert Hopper World Shoot XV
2008Revolver Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Zdenek Nemecek Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lumir Safranek Flag of Thailand.svg Tavesak Singsomboon World Shoot XV
2011Open Flag of Switzerland.svg Patrik Schneider Flag of South Africa.svg Hubert Thomas Montgomery Flag of Austria.svg Guenther Weber World Shoot XVI
2011Modified Flag of the United States.svg Rob Leatham Flag of the United States.svg Michael Voigt Flag of Germany.svg Juergen Flass World Shoot XVI
2011Standard Flag of Brazil.svg Lucimar Domingues Oliveira Flag of Austria.svg Gottfried Post Flag of Italy.svg Salvatore Simula World Shoot XVI
2011Production Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Heller Flag of the Philippines.svg Wilfredo Anglo Flag of Italy.svg Francesco Servodio World Shoot XVI
2011Revolver Flag of the United States.svg Jerry Miculek Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Zdeněk Němeček Flag of Austria.svg Hermann Kirchweger World Shoot XVI
2014Open Flag of the United States.svg Michael Voigt Flag of Italy.svg Paolo Andrea Ravizzini Flag of the Philippines.svg Nelson Uygongco World Shoot XVII
2014Standard Flag of the United States.svg Emmanuel Bragg Flag of Italy.svg Adriano Santarcangelo Flag of the United States.svg Ron Avery World Shoot XVII
2014Production Flag of the United States.svg Frank Garcia Flag of Brazil.svg Guga Ribas Flag of the United States.svg Gilbert Perez World Shoot XVII
2014Classic Flag of the United States.svg Rob Leatham Flag of the United States.svg Todd Jarrett Flag of France.svg Michel Nestolat World Shoot XVII
2014Revolver Flag of Austria.svg Hermann Kirchweger Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Zdenek Nemecek Flag of the United States.svg Jess Christensen World Shoot XVII
2017Open Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Frank Witters Flag of Spain.svg Jose Zanon Blasco Flag of Italy.svg Daniele Barbizzi World Shoot XVIII
2017Standard Flag of the United States.svg Emanuel Bragg Flag of Austria.svg Reinhard Handl Flag of Italy.svg Adriano Ciro Santarcangelo World Shoot XVIII
2017Production Flag of Slovakia.svg Jan Palka Flag of the United States.svg Frank William Garcia Flag of the United States.svg Angus Hobdell World Shoot XVIII
2017Classic Flag of Italy.svg Edoardo Buticchi Flag of Thailand.svg Narongsak Kaewmuangpet Flag of Italy.svg Guido Ciccarelli World Shoot XVIII
2017Revolver Flag of Brazil.svg Moacir de Azevedo Flag of Germany.svg Markus Schneider Flag of Sweden.svg Olof Lindskog World Shoot XVIII

Super Senior category

YearDivision Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg BronzeVenue
2008Open Flag of France.svg Philippe Gibert Flag of France.svg Alain Tarrade Flag of South Africa.svg Carlo Belletti World Shoot XV
2008Standard Flag of Germany.svg Max Sen. Wiegand Flag of Brazil.svg Antonio Vaghi Flag of the United States.svg Paul Clark World Shoot XV
2008Production Flag of Spain.svg Teodoro Rios Marrero Flag of Australia (converted).svg Colin Smith Flag of Australia (converted).svg Bob Sully World Shoot XV
2011Open Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Michael Auger Flag of Brazil.svg Jose Josias Lucena Ferreira Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Miroslav Kamenicek World Shoot XVI
2011Standard Flag of Switzerland.svg Peter Kressibucher Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Robbin Hudson Flag of Austria.svg Hubert Muhlbacher World Shoot XVI
2011Production Flag of Germany.svg Max Wiegand Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Bob Dunkley Flag of South Africa.svg Gerrit Dokter World Shoot XVI
2014Open Flag of France.svg Thierry Obriot Flag of Italy.svg Giovanni Furio Liberti Flag of Jamaica.svg Anthony Johnson World Shoot XVII
2014Standard Flag of Italy.svg Esterino Magli Flag of the United States.svg Johnny Brister Flag of Argentina.svg Ricardo Gentile World Shoot XVII
2014Production Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Miroslav Kamenicek Flag of Brazil.svg Mauro Thompson Flag of the Philippines.svg Edwin Gotamco World Shoot XVII
2014Classic Flag of the Philippines.svg Daniel Torrevillas Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Robert Edward Dunkley Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Randy Fisher World Shoot XVII
2014Revolver Flag of the United States.svg Aysen Elliot Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Lumir Safranek Flag of the United States.svg Tony Hyatt World Shoot XVII
2017Open Flag of France.svg Thierry Obriot Flag of Thailand.svg Wat Srijinta-Angkul Flag of France.svg Philippe Gibert World Shoot XVIII
2017Standard Flag of Italy.svg Esterino Magli Flag of Brazil.svg Lucimar Domingues Oliveira Flag of the Philippines.svg Israelito Pible World Shoot XVIII
2017Production Flag of Germany.svg Heribert Bettermann Flag of South Africa.svg Rob Hopper Flag of Germany.svg Max Wiegand World Shoot XVIII
2017Classic Flag of France.svg Joel Gerard Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg Randy Fisher Flag of Denmark.svg Gert Erling Hansen World Shoot XVIII

Teams

Teams can consist of up to four athletes, with the three highest individual scores counting for the team results.

Overall teams

YearDivision Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg BronzeVenue
1975 World Shoot I
1976 World Shoot II
1977Flag of Rhodesia (1968-1979).svg  Rhodesia
100.00 % 8776.064 points
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
99.53 % 8735.054 points
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa
88.98 % 7808.542 points
World Shoot III
1979 World Shoot IV
1981 World Shoot V
1983Flag of the United States.svg  United States
100.00 %
World Shoot VI
1986 World Shoot VII
1988Flag of the United States.svg  United States
100.00 %
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom World Shoot VIII
1990Flag of the United States.svg  United States World Shoot IX
1993OpenFlag of the United States.svg  United States
100.00 % 10574.2874 points
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa
89.09 % 9420.5502 points
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
87.59 % 9261.8333 points
World Shoot X
1996Open World Shoot XI
1999Open World Shoot XII
2002Open World Shoot XIII
2002Standard Flag of the United States.svg
100.00 % 8471.4458 points
- Rob Leatham,
- Michael Voigt,
- Ron Avery,
- Phil Strader
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa
91.17 % 7723.0008 points
- Fabian Scott,
- Nick du Plessis,
- Gary Haltmann,
- Paul van Wyk
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
87.88 % 7444.9984 points
- Adriano Ciro Santarcangel,
- Guido Ciccarelli,
- Valter Tranquilli,
- Esterino Magli (DQ)
World Shoot XIII
2005Open World Shoot XIV
2008RevolverFlag of Italy.svg  Italy
100.00 % 6887.00 points
- Andrea Todeschini,
- Igor Rosa Brusin,
- Luca Ricciardi,
- Claudio Zambonin
World Shoot XV
2011Open World Shoot XVI
2014OpenFlag of the United States.svg  United States
100.00 % 6544.1614 points
- Max Michel,
- Shane Coley,
- KC Eusebio,
- Chris Tilley
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic
93.79 % 6137.5093 points
- Martin Kamenicek,
- Miroslav Havlicek,
- Zdenek Henes
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia
93.60 % 6125.3867 points
- Brodie McIntosh,
- Nick Kapor,
- Gareth Graham,
- David McConachie
World Shoot XVII
2014StandardFlag of the United States.svg  United States
100.00 % 6685.2494 points
- Nils Jonasson,
- Bob Vogel,
- Dave Sevigny,
- Emanuel Bragg
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
91.74 % 6132.9641 points
- Cosimo Panetta,
- Gregorio Tassone,
- Max Bragagnolo,
- Giulio Del Rosario
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain
87.51 % 5850.5001 points
- Juan Carlos Jaime Diaz,
- Gorka Ibanez,
- Jesus Ferreiro,
- David Davite
World Shoot XVII
2014ProductionFlag of the United States.svg  United States
100.00 % 6679.5259 points
- Simon Racaza,
- Ben Stoeger,
- Matthew Mink
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czechia
94.53 % 6313.8761 points
- Robin Sebo,
- Zdenek Liehne,
- Miroslav Zapletal,
- Michal Stepan
Flag of France.svg  France
90.49 % 6044.1766 points
- Eric Grauffel,
- Louis Adrien Guichard,
- Mathieu Lavergne,
- Baptiste Felt
World Shoot XVII
2014ClassicFlag of the United States.svg  United States
100.00 % 6346.8120 points
- Rob Leatham,
- Todd Jarrett,
- Gary Byerly,
- Keith Dilworth
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines
99.95 % 6343.9388 points
- Edward Rivera,
- Wilfredo Jr Martin,
- Jerome Morales,
- William Magalong
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
96.47 % 6122.8449 points
- Edoardo Buticchi,
- Roberto Vezzoli,
- Mauro Di Prospero,
- Mario Piccioni
World Shoot XVII
2014RevolverFlag of the United States.svg  United States
100.00 % 6184.8829 points
- Josh Lentz,
- David Olhasso,
- Cliff Walsh,
- Elliot Aysen
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
96.13 % 5945.4234 points
- Gerald Reiter,
- Hermann Kirchweger,
- Reinhard Handl,
- Robert Kroiss
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil
91.93 % 5685.5642 points
- Moacyr Azevedo,
- Wagner Almeida,
- Daniel Polverini,
- Rogerio Rosas
World Shoot XVII

Lady teams

YearDivision Gold medal world centered-2.svg Gold Silver medal world centered-2.svg Silver Bronze medal world centered-2.svg BronzeVenue
1975 World Shoot I
1976 World Shoot II
1977 World Shoot III
1979 World Shoot IV
1981 World Shoot V
1983 World Shoot VI
1986 World Shoot VII
1988 World Shoot VIII
1990 World Shoot IX
1993OpenFlag of the United States.svg  United States
100.00 % 4738.5045 points
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom
94.30 % 4468.4663 points
Flag of South Africa (1928-1994).svg  South Africa
92.06 % 4362.2500 points
World Shoot X
1996Open World Shoot XI
1999Open World Shoot XII
2002Open World Shoot XIII
2002StandardFlag of the United States.svg  United States
100.00 %
World Shoot XIII
2005Open World Shoot XIV
2008Open World Shoot XV
2011Open World Shoot XVI
2014Open World Shoot XVII

See also

The IPSC Action Air World Shoot is the highest level Action Air match within the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC). The Action Air World Shoots are currently held triennially on the same cycle as the IPSC Shotgun World Shoots.

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Practical shooting Shooting sport based around precision, power and speed

Practical shooting, also known as dynamic shooting or action shooting, is a set of shooting sports where the competitors are trying to unite the three principles of precision, power and speed, by using a firearm of a certain minimum power factor to score as many points as possible during the shortest amount of time. While scoring systems vary between organizations, each measures the time of which the course is completed, with penalties for inaccurate shooting. The courses are called "stages", and are shot individually by the shooters. Usually the shooter must move and shoot from several positions, fire under or over obstacles and in other unfamiliar positions. There are no standard exercises or set arrangement of the targets, and the courses are often designed so that the shooter must be inventive, and therefore the solutions of exercises sometimes varies between shooters.

Racegun

Not to be confused with a starter's pistol

United States Practical Shooting Association organization

The United States Practical Shooting Association(USPSA) is the national governing body of practical shooting in the United States under the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC). Its over 30,000 active members and over 450 affiliated clubs make USPSA the largest practical shooting organization in the United States and the second largest region within IPSC after the Russian Federation of Practical Shooting. USPSA publishes a member magazine called Front Sight six times a year.

Michael Voigt was president of the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) from 2000 to 2012.

Athena Lee is a competition shooter and USPSA Master. She is also known for competing in the second season of History Channel's marksmen competition Top Shot.

Multigun

Multigun, Multi Gun or Multi-Gun, often also called 2-Gun or 3-Gun depending on the types of firearms used, are practical shooting events where each of the stages require the competitor to use a combination of rifles, handguns, and/ or shotguns Multigun has a lot in common with ordinary IPSC/ USPSA single gun matches, and matches generally have courses of fire where the shooter must move through different stages and engage targets in a variety of different positions.

USPSA Handgun Championship

The USPSA Handgun Championships are yearly championships held by the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) run under USPSA-rules. Sometimes, all of the pistol nationals are held at the same time, other years, they have been broken up between different ranges. In order to attend one of the pistol nationals, a competitor usually has to win a "slot", usually by placing well enough at various regional and Area Championship matches held throughout the year.

The IPSC US Handgun Championship are yearly IPSC level 3 matches held by the United States Practical Shooting Association (USPSA) run under IPSC-rules. Sometimes, all of the pistol IPSC nationals are held at the same time, other years, they have been broken up between different ranges. In order to attend the nationals a competitor usually has to win a "slot" by placing well enough at various regional and Area Championship matches held throughout the year.

The IPSC European Shotgun Championship is an IPSC level 4 championship hosted every third year in Europe.

The 1976 IPSC Handgun World Shoot II held in Salzburg, Austria was the second IPSC Handgun World Shoot, and was won by Jan Foss of Norway in front of Ray Chapman of United States by a small margin. Foss had been unknown before the championship and did not participate internationally afterwards.

The 1977 IPSC Handgun World Shoot III was held in Salisbury, Rhodesia at the end of August, and was the third IPSC Handgun World Shoot, and was won by Dave Westerhout in front of his Rhodesian teammate and second place winner Peter Maunder by 116.403 points and third place winner Raul Walters of United States with further 41.741 points.

The 1979 IPSC Handgun World Shoot IV held in Johannesburg, South Africa was the fourth IPSC Handgun World Shoot, and was won by Jimmy Von Sorgenfrei, one of the top seeds before the championship. Leading up to the championship, the South African team had many good competitors, making the team selection tough. Seemingly out of nowhere Jimmy Von Sorgenfrei had appeared on the competition circuit, improving his performances consistently throughout the year before the championship, and was selected for the South African National Team of five men.

The 1981 IPSC Handgun World Shoot V held in Johannesburg, South Africa, was the fifth IPSC Handgun World Shoot, and was won by Ross Seyfried of United States, using a relatively stock firearm compared to the highly tuned firearms of many other shooters. Well known in the U.S., Ross had previously won the 1978 U.S. National Championship, and was member of the US National Team who placed second in the previous 1979 World Shoot. The 1981 championship showed the Americans return with a vengeance when both Ross Seyfried took the individual World Title and the US National Team took gold in the team classification.

The 1988 IPSC Handgun World Shoot VIII held in Caracas, Venezuela was the eighth IPSC Handgun World Shoot, and was won by Ross Seyfried of the United States.

In 1991, a special Individual World Championship was held in Johannesburg, South Africa, which was won by John Dixon of USA. The championship was boycotted by several shooters and not widely publicized. There were no team awards, and the championship was called an Individual Championship in distinction to the regular IPSC World Shoot title.

1996 IPSC Handgun World Shoot

The 1996 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XI held in Brasilia, Brazil was the 11th IPSC Handgun World Shoot. The match had 609 competitors, teams from 31 nations and consisted of 35 stages. The Open division was won by Todd Jarrett, while the Standard division once again was won by Ted Bonnet of USA. Todd Jarret from Virginia had established himself as a major player before the event, having placed in the top four of the US Nationals every year since 1990 except one. According to himself he had trained well before the World Shoot in Brazil, and was quoted saying "It's really amazing, the harder I work, the luckier I get."

2002 IPSC Handgun World Shoot

The 2002 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XIII held in Pietersburg, South Africa was the 13th IPSC Handgun World Shoot.

2014 IPSC Handgun World Shoot

The 2014 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XVII held at the Universal Shooting Academy in Frostproof, Florida, United States, was the 17th IPSC Handgun World Shoot.

References

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  2. IPSC.org :: IPSC Match Ratings
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