Range Distance: Varies, typically 10 to 15 meters (33 to 49 feet)

Type of Target: IPSC cardboard targets with scoring zones or steel targets

Start Position: Ready or Holstered, depending on specific variations

Exercise Rules: The term “Drill” in IPSC refers to a versatile category of exercises that can encompass a wide range of shooting scenarios and challenges. The specific rules, range distances, targets, start positions, and qualification times can vary significantly depending on the particular “Drill” being used. Here are some general characteristics:

  1. Range Distance: The range distance for a Drill can vary widely, but it typically involves engaging one or more targets from moderate distances, often between 10 to 15 meters (33 to 49 feet).
  2. Type of Target: Shooters may engage IPSC cardboard targets with designated scoring zones or steel targets, depending on the Drill’s objectives.
  3. Start Position: The start position for a Drill can vary. Some Drills begin from a ready position, where the firearm is aimed in a safe direction but not holstered, while others may start from the holster.
  4. Exercise Objectives: The objectives of a Drill can vary greatly. Some Drills focus on speed and accuracy, while others may emphasize target transitions, reloads, or shooting on the move. The specific rules for each Drill will dictate its objectives.
  5. Qualification Time: There is no fixed qualification time for a generic “Drill” in IPSC since it can encompass various exercises. Qualification times, if specified, will be determined by the organizers or trainers based on the specific Drill’s difficulty and goals.

The term “Drill” in IPSC represents a category of exercises that are designed to challenge and improve a shooter’s skills in various aspects of practical shooting. Depending on the specific Drill, it may focus on different elements of marksmanship, speed, or tactical proficiency.

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