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Attendance on this course is open to all SSAA Snowy River Branch members who hold the following pre-qualifications:

  1. Category H Handgun Licence (Provisional Pistol Licence holders over 6 months will be considered)

  2. Have regularly competed in 25m Target Pistol (Rimfire and centre fire) matches and achieved scores in excess of 300 (out of 600).

  3. Have demonstrated proficiency in handgun safe handling using a semi-automatic handgun

Do not book this course if you have not met the above requirements as you will not be permitted to participate and you will forfeit your Course Fee.


The Introduction to IPSC Course & Holster Qualification 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 booking.

Successful completion of the course will result in attendees being issued with a Holster Qualification that is necessary in order to participate in both IPSC and SSAA Combined Service Match with SSAASRB

See for further details. 

If joining IPSC, please email a copy of your IPSC Australia receipt to

IPSC is a very dynamic form of practical shooting that requires the utmost attention and adherence to safety. The course is also used as a refresher course for those shooters who may be directed by the club to complete the session due to absence out of the sport and those requiring safety re-familiarisation.

The course is delivered by accredited SSAASRB and IPSC Range Officers and must be successfully completed and passed for eligibility to participate in monthly club Level I matches and IPSC sanctioned Level II and above matches.


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

  • Completed paperwork per the supplied course material

  • Eye and ear protection

  • SSPC membership card

  • Category H licence

  • Pants/shorts with at least 3 belt loops (required to safely wear an IPSC belt rig)

  • Own holster, belt and magazine pouch equipment provided it meets IPSC rules and is approved for use by the instructor on the day

  • Comfortable, appropriate clothing (no low cut tops, singlets or open-toed shoes) - remember to bring a coat if rain is predicted

  • Minimum 120 rounds of suitable ammunition

  • Personal items such as water and snacks if desired

Please note:​

  • As single action and double action capability is tested in the course, only center fire pistols are permitted to be used in the course

  • Personal handguns if used must have a mechanical safety

  • Minimum of 4 magazines are required if using personal firearm 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 week prior to Range attendance.


Dry Fire on Range (about 30-45 Minutes):

  • 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 (about 1.5 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 (150 rounds required)

  • 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

  • Participants intending to use club firearms should be familiar with the operation on semi automatic center-fire Handguns

  • Please direct any questions prior to booking to via email before attending course

  • All attendees must submit to visual ID confirmation PRIOR to commencement of courses.

  • All theory and practical aspects of this course are based on the current IPSC Holster Qualification Course with accreditation being submitted to IPSC Australia on successful course completion.

Course Change Policy:
A refund or a change of course date is available up to 72 hours before your booking. After this time no refunds are available. To request a refund please email 

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