ISSF Shooting Disciplines

ISFF Shooting Disciplines

Shooting sports currently consist of three different disciplines:

Target Pistol

Rifle

Shotgun

Each and every one of them includes multiple events, varying for distance from the target, position and type of sport gun.

(click any of the links above to be taken to the relevant discipline)

Target Pistol

Olympic shooting includes five different Pistol events;

10m Air pistol target _177 Pellet

Fig.1.1  -The 10m Air Pistol, Target and .177 Pellet (projectile used)

1. 10 m Air Pistol Men

2. 10 m Air Pistol Women

 10m Air pistol target _177 Pellet details

For 10 m Air Pistol events, athletes use air pistols loaded with .177/ 4.5 mm calibre pellets.

 3. 50 m Pistol Men

50m free pistol target

     Fig.1.2 – The 50m Free Pistol and Target

50m free pistol target details

4. 25 m Pistol Women

5. 25 m Rapid Fire Pistol Men

25m free pistol

Fig.1.3 The 25m Pistol

25m free pistol details

 

For 25 m and 50 m Pistol events, athletes use pistol loaded with .22/ 5.6 mm calibre shots.

 

Rifle

Olympic shooting includes five different Rifle events;

10m Air Rifle Target and _177 Pellet

Fig.2.1 The 10m Air Rifle, Target and .177 Pellet (projectile used)

1. 10 m Air Rifle Men

2. 10 m Air Rifle Women

For 10 m Air Rifle events, athletes use air rifles loaded with .177/ 4.5 mm calibre pellets. These disciplines are shot only in the standing position.

3. 50 m Rifle, 3 Positions Men

4. 50 m Rifle, 3 Positions Women

50m rifle 3 positions

For 3 Position Events, athletes carry out three different shooting positions i.e. kneeling, prone and standing.

5. 50 m Rifle Prone Men.

50m rifle

Fig 2.2 – The 50m Prone Rifle

For 50 m Rifle events, athletes use rifles loaded with .22/ 5.6 mm calibre shots.

 In this discipline, athletes must wear special shooting equipment such as jackets, trousers, gloves and shoes, whose characteristics are regulated and checked by the Federation.

Shotgun

Olympic shooting includes five different Shotgun events;

1. Trap Men

2. Trap Women

3. Double Trap Men

Trap Shotgun

Fig 3.1 – The Trap Shotgun

Trap Shotgun details

For Trap and Double Trap events targets are thrown by special machines installed in a bunker placed 15 meters in front of the shooter.

4. Skeet Men

5. Skeet Women

The Skeet Shotgun

Fig 3.2 – The Skeet Shotgun

For the Skeet events the machines are placed inside two houses located at the left and right end of the range.

Athletes use a 12-gauge, single trigger, over-under shotgun, loaded with smooth bored shells with a maximum of 24.5 grams of pellets.