It’s practical shooting’s most prestigious event .A tournament that occurs once every 3 years, the International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) World Shoot draws competitors from more than 80 countries around the globe. Shooters not only compete for individual titles, but also it’s the one event in the sport where countries put forth teams with the hopes of bringing home medals.
The event kicks off with an Olympic-style opening ceremonies and parade of nations. There’s a sense of fun and excitement as shooters greet one another and extend well wishes for a safe, fun match.
The next day, things get serious. The competition lasts 6 days, with shooters completing 6 courses a fire in a day, with 1 day off during the week. The event closes out with an exciting all-steel, shoot-off event and awards ceremonies.
There’s fierce competition in the women’s categories, and participants represent the who’s who in speed shooting. Women competitors representing the US made a great showing, medaling either individually or as a team in the divisions. Here are a few photos of just some of the talented women competing at the 2014 World Shoot. For more images please visit the IPSC #WSXVII – Match Photos.
Check out the full results from all divisions and categories at worldshootusa.com/results, and watch members of the bronze medal winning Team USA Ladies Production Team on some of the stages at the match.
Julie Golob is one of the most accomplished professional shooters in the world and captain of Team Smith & Wesson. She has won more than 120 championship titles in international, national and regional marksmanship competitions in seven different shooting disciplines. Learn more about the champion, author, veteran, hunter and outdoor television personality at JulieGolob.com. View all posts by Julie Golob