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If this question is already answered somewhere on the forum, please let me know where and I will look it up.

What I would like to know (please understand I am a target shooter and not a competitor) but what is the difference in:

IPSC
USPSA
Hardball Match
Bulls-eye
Any others I have left off.

I know what IDPA is, have been reading on it, but would like to understand the differences. I would like to get involved in competitive shooting but in SE Louisiana I never hear of any thing.

Thanks kindly

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In the United States, USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association) and IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation, http://www.ipsc.org/) are basically the same thing. They're similar to IDPA but "gamier" and with more emphasis on speed.

Bullseye matches are Olympic-style pistol shooting contests designed to be tests of pure marksmanship. There's no drawing, running, or speed reloads, nor is there a power factor.

Usually, "Bullseye" means NRA Conventional Pistol competition http://www.bullseyepistol.com/. These are 270 shot matches fired one-handed at targets at 50 and 25 yards.

Hardball matches are run by the CMP http://www.odcmp.com/ . These are service pistol matches, similar to the NRA matches but shorter and with very restrictive equipment rules. They are held in conjunction with major NRA matches.

ISSF (International Sport Shooting Federation, http://www.issf-shooting.org/ ) matches are similar to NRA Conventional Pistol matches but more specialized, more difficult and shot with iron sights only.

Then there's pin shooting where the object is to blast a bunch of bowling pins off a table as fast as you can. :grin:
 

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77Bronc,

There are several USPSA matches in the area every month. I shoot at least two of them. Email me and I can give you some details.

There are no IDPA matches that I can find. I'd like to give that a try too.

Where in SE Louisiana? I'm in St. Rose.

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You guys are WAY down there...I lived in Shreveport-Bossier City when I was a kid...Has it cooled off any down there yet? I sure have been cravin' some seafood lately...'specially the oysters...Ya'll oughta' see the little quarter size thingees' they call oysters up here! Shy oysters! Hide behind a hush-puppy...
 

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Cool? Whassat?

Still in the low 90's.

If you want proper seafood, you'll just have to come down here. I have to travel to Dayton, OH once on a while. I just shake my head sadly at the pitiful excuse for seafood up there :smile:
 

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Gyp-c,

We just finished off the last of the brown shrimp in the freezer. Tip to tail 5" long, $2.00 a pound-not bad. One of the guy's I work with trawls in his spare time. Butterflied and fried-you know what I mean!

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