ISFF Shooting Disciplines
Shooting sports currently consist of three different disciplines:
Each and every one of them includes multiple events, varying for distance from the target, position and type of sport gun.
Olympic shooting includes five different Pistol events;
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
For 10 m Air Pistol events, athletes use air pistols loaded with .177/ 4.5 mm calibre pellets.
3. 50 m Pistol Men
Fig.1.2 – The 50m Free Pistol and Target
4. 25 m Pistol Women
5. 25 m Rapid Fire Pistol Men
Fig.1.3 The 25m Pistol
For 25 m and 50 m Pistol events, athletes use pistol loaded with .22/ 5.6 mm calibre shots.
Olympic shooting includes five different Rifle events;
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
For 3 Position Events, athletes carry out three different shooting positions i.e. kneeling, prone and standing.
5. 50 m Rifle Prone Men.
Fig 2.2 – The 50m Prone Rifle
For 50 m Rifle events, athletes use rifles loaded with .22/ 5.6 mm calibre shots.
Olympic shooting includes five different Shotgun events;
1. Trap Men
2. Trap Women
3. Double Trap Men
Fig 3.1 – The Trap Shotgun
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
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.