April 7, 2020
IPSC and CZ enter into global partnership in the field of ‘IPSC Handgun’
IPSC and CZ are pleased to announce the Global partnership in the field of ‘IPSC Handgun’. The common goal is support IPSC athletes, sport itself, and improve the safe gun-handling culture worldwide.
CZ has supported sport shooting disciplines for years. Now, another important step in our support of dynamic sport shooting is the global partnership of CZ (Česká zbrojovka a.s.) with the IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation). Furthermore, we are proud to announce too that Česká zbrojovka a.s. becomes a partner of the IPSC Handgun World Shoot XIX in Thailand, the most important competition in the upcoming IPSC shooting season.
The worldwide IPSC organization promotes, maintains and improves the sport of practical shooting, organizes competitions around the world and promotes safe and recreational use of firearms. And it is precisely these goals that CZ decided to support with its work. CZ is looking forward to the cooperation, which aims to support athletes and the sport itself.
“We are convinced that mutual partnership will benefit both parties and we believe that it will be able to reach new IPSC members and contribute to the popularization of this exceptional sport. IPSC teaches discipline, sport spirit and self-control. It develops perception, strength, confidence and speed. It is a great pleasure for us to contribute to the development of anyone who devotes to this fast-growing sport, its foundations and principles.” said Jakub Sondel, CMO at CZ.
“Our sport is a technical sport. The success of athletes depends on the quality of the equipment. Companies producing equipment for our athletes are also developing sports as we, IPSC officials. Therefore, we attach the highest importance to the partnership with companies producing and supplying sports products to our athletes. Because only in such close cooperation are victories and the best products for humanity born! The Global Partnership with Česká zbrojovka a.s. in the field of ‘IPSC Handgun’ will bring the best products to the market, will help our athletes to show better results and will improve the safe gun-handling culture worldwide.” said Vitaly Kryuchin, IPSC President.
Česká zbrojovka a.s. is part of the international holding Česká zbrojovka Group. It is a leading engineering company specializing in the manufacture and sales of small arms, including accessories (ammunition, ballistic products etc.). The company also provides comprehensive solutions for hunting and sport as well as for armed forces.
The International Practical Shooting Confederation (IPSC) recognizes all the shooting disciplines – Handgun, Rifle, Shotgun, and Action Air. In IPSC stage the result being points scored on targets divided by the time needed to complete a stage. The athlete must be the most accurate and fastest to win! Therefore, the competitions are very exciting for athletes and interesting for spectators. At IPSC, responsible and safe gun handling is the most important qualification any athlete must possess… fun and camaraderie surely follow! Today IPSC is actively present in 105 countries, all categories: men, women, juniors and seniors are recognized.