Competition shooting, also known as sport shooting, is a popular pastime that involves using firearms to hit targets at various distances. There are many different types of competition shooting, each with its own set of rules and regulations.
One of the most popular types of competition shooting is bullseye shooting. This type of shooting involves hitting a target with a bullseye at the center. The target is usually a paper target with concentric circles, and the shooter is typically required to hit the target from a distance of 25 yards. Bullseye shooting is typically divided into three categories: slow-fire, timed-fire, and rapid-fire.
Another popular type of competition shooting is action shooting. This type of shooting involves using a handgun or shotgun to hit targets that are moving or popping up in unexpected places. Action shooting is usually divided into two categories: practical shooting and cowboy action shooting. Practical shooting is a timed event in which shooters are required to hit targets as quickly and accurately as possible, while cowboy action shooting is a more casual event in which shooters dress up in period costumes and use guns from the 19th century.
A third type of competition shooting is long-range shooting. This type of shooting involves hitting targets at long distances, typically from 300 to 1000 yards. Long-range shooting is usually divided into two categories: precision shooting and tactical shooting. Precision shooting is a slower, more deliberate type of shooting that focuses on accuracy, while tactical shooting is a faster-paced event that simulates real-world scenarios.
Finally, there is clay pigeon shooting, also known as trap shooting, which is a type of shooting that involves hitting clay discs flung into the air from a trap. The rules of trap shooting vary depending on the shooting organization, but typically require the shooter to hit the clay disc while it is in flight.
Each of these types of competition shooting has its own set of rules and regulations, and it is important for shooters to understand these rules before competing. Additionally, it’s also important for competitors to use the appropriate equipment and practice safety at all times.