IPSC are targets used in the sport of IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) shooting. These targets are designed to be more like real than traditional paper/cardboard targets, such as those found at an outdoor range or bullseye pistol practice at an indoor range.
IPSC Targets are constructed of very durable material and with lifelike pictures on them. They are available for all divisions of IPSC shooting, including the popular Limited division, where competitors use handguns with limited firepower.
These are a few factors to consider when buying paper targets:
Skill Level of the Shooter
The expertise of the shooter is important because not everyone will like the same level of paper target. For example, beginners may prefer paper targets, while more advanced may think they are too easy to see through.
Also, some paper targets include boxes while others do not, which is important to consider when looking at the shooter's skill level.
Material and Durability of Target
Different people like different things when it comes to paper targets. Some like cardboard, while others prefer paper because it tends to be cheaper and more available at some ranges where they shoot.
However, the durability of one over the other is important because if you are frequently shooting, something that can withstand impact more often is ideal.
Stability of Target
An IPSC is a typical metal target that shows where your shots are hitting. Many people prefer this because they can immediately see their progress when they have the right to zero on the gun for their caliber and skill level. On the other hand, paper targets are known to move around in the wind making it harder to get an accurate shot without taking extra time.
Price of Target
Price is an important factor in paper targets because everyone has their own budget for buying supplies. Some people would rather spend more money on steel targets, but cardstock is a good option if you are looking for something that costs less.
Paper targets come in different sizes, so it is important to consider the size you are looking for because if you are buying one that is not large enough, your shots may not show up properly.
Now that there are metal targets available, there are still advantages to paper targets. For instance, they are lightweight, which is important to consider if you are practicing in the rain or windy conditions because metal stands will not fare well in these situations.
In addition, paper targets are also lighter, so it is easy for everyone to transport them from place to place without being too heavy.
Having a target that shows where your shots are hitting can be a good thing for some people, but others would rather have the option to add their own targets.
Therefore, it is important to consider a target that shows where the hits are going or a paper target you can draw your own on when thinking about what stand or paper target is ideal for your needs.
IPSC targets are great for long-range shooting, and I would recommend purchasing them if you like to know where your shots are hitting. It is also important to clean these types of targets regularly because they can accumulate dirt easily. The IPSC metal stands are great for setting up quickly in different locations.