One of the things I don’t get to do often enough is talk to shooters from other parts of the globe. Miles V (our guest from a couple of weeks ago) who has spent a lot of time in Thailand recently introduced me to Chun who was able to participate in the 2022 IPSC World Shoot which was hosted in his home country this year in Pattaya, Thailand. Getting to talk to shooters and competitors from other parts of the globe is really eye-opening because I’m often quite surprised by just how much talent and dedication exists in countries where firearms laws aren’t nearly as permissive as they are in the United States. Today our guest Chun helps us recap the 2022 IPSC Handgun World Shoot XIX, some of his gear preferences, as well as what some of his plans are as far as competing goes down the road in 2023.
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TFB Behind The Gun Podcast #54: The 2022 IPSC World Shoot with Chun
On today’s episode of the TFB Behind the Gun Podcast, I’ve brought on Chun to talk about the IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation) 2022 World Shoot. IPSC is a shooting sport that everyone across the globe can participate in but is still not very well known to those outside of the competition sphere. IPSC takes a lot of inspiration from its close American-only counterpart the USPSA (United States Practical Shooting Association). Apart from some technical differences between the two, both IPSC and USPSA pit shooting competitors against one another in a test of both accuracy and speed (referred to as hit factor). While USPSA only takes place up to a national level, IPSC World Shoot takes it a step further and occurs once every 4 years on the world stage. In essence, the IPSC is the gun equivalent of the Olympics. Today my guest Chun, who is an IPSC participant, tells us all about the competition, what kind of gear he uses, and what other potential competitors can expect to experience if they attend a world shoot outside of their home country. Please welcome Chun to the program!
Chun’s YouTube Channel – This is where Chun posts all of his match content including his runs at every stage during the 2022 IPSC World Shoot.
Also congratulations to Chun for placing 2nd in his division beating out Max Michelle!
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