IPSC is the acronym for the International Practical Shooting Confederation. IPSC is a dynamic shooting sport where the principles of  Accuracy, Speed and Power are balanced in a unique scoring system. IPSC has defined Action Shooting. It requires competitors to shoot fast and accurately, often shooting on the move and developing techniques and styles to shave off fractions of a second between shots, during reloads  and drawing from the holster. IPSC Canada is the governing body for our sport in Canada.
IDPA stands for International Defensive Pistol Association, and as a sport is quite simply the use of practical equipment  including full charge service ammunition to solve simulated real world self-defense scenarios. Shooters competing in IDPA events are required to use practical handguns and holsters that are truly suitable for self-defense use. No competition-only equipment is permitted in IDPA matches since the main goal is to test the skill and ability of an individual, not his equipment or gamesmanship. IDPA membership and matches are open to all people who can legally own a handgun, regardless of occupation, race, sex or religion. IDPA shooters come from all walks of life and include many women, too.     
This sport involves shooting with iron sights at stationary paper targets that have very small bullseyes!  At the Cornwall Handgun Club, shooting is done from sitting and standing positions at 15M with .22 calibre pistols (small bore), sometimes centrefire pistols, and occasionally with .22 rifles at 50M. Accuracy is the key, but most participants are using whatever .22 pistol they own and coming out to shoot for fun. 

There is a club-level .22 rifle & pistol bullseye match with awards every February, but there are practices and informal meets on a more regular basis.
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Go back in history to the wild west...buckle on your six-guns and grab your Winchester! This sport requires a pair of single action revolvers, a leather gunbelt with holsters, a pistol calibre lever action rifle that can hold 10 rounds in the magazine, and a double barrel shotgun. Period costume is also required! Metal targets give a reassuring ring when hit, and the shooting sequence is timed. Each stage is a scenario that can represent an event in history or fiction.

The Cornwall Handgun Club hosts a few CAS matches each year in conjunction with the Ottawa Valley Marauders.
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Wild Bunch Action Shooting shares similarities to SASS Cowboy Action Shooting however, there are some notable differences. The sport uses 1911 Pistols in .45 ACP, lever action rifles chambered for pistol caliber of .40 and above, and model 1897 12 gauge Pump Shotguns. Sanctioned matches are designed specifically to provide stage scenarios which  incorporate down range as well as lateral movement, more pistol rounds fired per stage and a variety of reactive targets such as plate racks, dueling trees, moving targets, and knockdown targets.
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IPSC Matches are held in Eastern Ontario at the following clubs:
RA Centre (winter months) - Ottawa
Eastern Ontario Shooting Club - Cheney
Smiths Falls Fish and Game Club - Smiths Falls
Frontenac Rifle and Pistol Club - Kingston
Eganville & District Sportsmanís Club - Eganville
Grenville Fish & Game Club (occasionally) - Prescott
Cornwall Handgun Club (occasionally)
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IDPA matches are held in Eastern Ontario at the following clubs:
Smiths Falls Fish and Game Club - Smiths Falls
RA Centre (winter months) - Ottawa
Eastern Ontario Shooting Club - Cheney
While aspects of both IPSC and IDPA are followed in club level action shooting at the Cornwall Handgun Club, the emphasis is on safety and participation. Groups are small, and practices are more informal. Shooters will be required to fire at stationary and moving targets, reload, and fire on the move. Black badge holster qualification through an IPSC Ontario training course is recommended but not required. However, participants will need to complete at least a club-level holster training course in order to use a holster at these shoots. Please note that experience and familiarity with your firearm is needed before signing up for a holster training course, and black badge courses are even more intensive.

The Cornwall Handgun Club has regular action shooting activities.
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A Wild Bunch match is held at the Cornwall Handgun Club every September.
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