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Sat, 07 Jan


Coolamatong Range

IPSC Holster Course

An IPSC holster course is scheduled for January. Please register if you are interested in undertaking the course.

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IPSC Holster Course
IPSC Holster Course

Time & Location

07 Jan 2023, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Coolamatong Range, Coolamatong Rd, Berridale NSW 2628, Australia

About the event


Maximum places available in each course: 6

The IPSC Australia Introductory Safety and Holster Proficiency Course is a compulsory step for both new and existing club members who are not currently participating in but want to shoot the IPSC discipline or other handgun matches requiring holster use.

There is both pre-reading and theory/learning assessment document completion required prior to attendance so that on range instruction time can be maximized. These documents will be made available prior to the course date.

Successful completion of the course will enable attendees to join IPSC and may also obtain a SSAA holster accreditation (*TBC). Holster accreditation is required to join IPSC Australia in order to participate in IPSC matches, and holster and draw a loaded handgun during SSAA Combined Services Match and Wild Bunch matches with SSAASRB.

Please note: IPSC Australia membership is required to compete in IPSC matches level I and above.

  • The course is delivered by IPSC trained SSAASRB ROs (for Annex 1 and 2) and Accredited IPSC ROs (for Annex 3 final sign off) and must be successfully completed and passed for eligibility for IPSC Australia membership.
  • Membership and Holster accreditation allow participation in monthly club Level I matches and IPSC sanctioned Level II and above matches.

* To Be Confirmed with SSAA NSW


When attending this course, any registered participant must bring with them:

  • Completed paperwork per the supplied course material
  • Eye and ear protection
  • SSAA membership card
  • Full Category H licence
  • Pants or shorts with at least 3 belt loops (required to safely wear an IPSC belt rig)
  • Comfortable, appropriate clothing
  • Semi auto or revolver centrefire handgun
  • Suitable belt, holster (trigger guard covered when holstered) and mag pouches
  • Minimum 120 rounds of suitable ammunition (Minimum Power Factor of 125 eg 125gn projectile doing a minimum 1000fps = 125 PF)
  • Personal items such as water and a snack if desired

Please note:

  • Participants are required to use their own equipment 
  • Equipment must meet IPSC rules (refer training material) and be approved for use by the instructor on the day
  • Only center fire pistols are permitted to be used in the course
  • Minimum of 4 magazines are required for course
  • Personal ammunition must not have a power factor over 180
  • Full Metal Jacket ammunition is not permitted per SSAA range rules


Prior to attending course, in your own time:

  • Off Range Theory in own time prior to course (about 1 - 2 hours).
  • All required reading and examination documents will be emailed out for study, completion and return by email in the weeks prior to range attendance.

Dry Fire on Range (about 1 hour):

  • IPSC Range Safety Briefing
  • IPSC Range Etiquette
  • The IPSC Range Commands
  • Safely Loading/Unloading On The Line
  • Malfunctions & Stoppages
  • Safety Breaches
  • There will be a written assessment recorded of the theory component.

Live Fire / Practical On Range Drills + Annex 1, 2 and 3 Assessment (about 3 hours):

  • Static Single & Double Shots
  • Reloading
  • Strong Hand & Weak Hand
  • Strong Hand to Weak Hand Transfer
  • Turning, Drawing & Shooting
  • Drawing, Motion & Shooting
  • Drawing, Kneeling & Shooting
  • Shooting Prone
  • Barricade Shooting

Please note:

  • There will be a written assessment recorded of the practical components of the course
  • Any sustained safety breach will result in expulsion from the course without refund
  • The cost of the course per participant EXCLUDES range entry and ammunition costs
  • The use of center fire handgun ONLY in caliber of 9mm in Semi-Automatic is mandatory
  • Only club approved ammunition is allowed to be used in club firearms
  • Please direct any questions prior to booking to via email before attending course
  • All the theory and practical aspects above are taken from the current IPSC Holster Qualification Course with accreditation being submitted to IPSC Australia on successful course completion


  • 10 minutes

    Sign in and Gear up

  • 1 hour

    IPSC Course Annex 1 - Live Fire Exercises

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