ICORE History & Information

Welcome to the International Confederation of Revolver Enthusiasts. ICORE serves the international community to promote action shooting competition with revolvers. For more information, please contact a member of The Board, the Match Director of a scheduled event, or a Club Rep near you. We are always happy to talk "wheel guns".

ICORE was founded in 1991 by Mike and Sharon Higashi, long time shooters in many handgun sports. Envisioned as an alternative to the "arms race" that was occurring in the other action shooting sports at that time, a revolver-only competition would allow even the most basic equipment to be used and still provide enjoyment and satisfaction.

Our sport combines elements of the Bianchi Cup, IPSC, and the Steel Challenge into demanding competition exclusively for revolvers. The NRA D-1 is our standard paper target, and falling and stationary steel plates are also used. Scoring is based on time, including time added or subtracted according to the scoring rules.

ICORE is a 501c(7) domestic nonprofit corporation organized under the laws of the State of Arizona. ICORE incorporated on September 24, 1999, and has maintained an annual certificate of good standing.

From left to right, the revolvers shown in the page header are: (a) An original, second model Schofield made in 1876 and brought back to life by Elliot Aysen; (b) Pietta Le Matte 9-shot, 44 cal percussion revolver with a 20 gauge shotgun lower barrel; (c) An original Bolte & Anshutz 4mm rimfire single shot; (d) US Firearms 45 Colt SAA.

ICORE Regions