More than 5 million Europeans safely participate in target shooting. Learn more about handgun, rifle and shotgun sports. There are a lot of different ways to get started in the handgun shooting sports. From Precision Bullseye to Action Shooting type sports — you are sure to find something you’ll love.



Topshooting is a game measuring the speed time which a competitor can hit one or more targets, starting from a position in which the weapon is secured. Targets may be stationary or moving. Topshooter competition courses vary, often including both scored targets and falling targets within the same discipline match.


Silhouette shooting is a bit different. Think of the old time shooting gallery at the county fair….but on a MUCH grander scale. You’ll be shooting at steel targets shaped like pigs, chickens, turkey…you name it! All different sizes and distances. Scoring is simple: shoot to hit the target off its stand. If it falls- success! If not….


In this demanding sport, Topshooters are permitted to use only one hand on the pistol while engaging targets at ranges varying from 10 to 30 meters. Scoring is completed using official targets calibrated for point value.
Because it is so easy to get started with simple rules and it inherently challenging nature Precision shooting ranks as one of the most popular recreational uses of the handgun to this day.


Bench rest shooting is a form of precision marksmanship. Bench rest matches are fired from a sturdy shooting
bench with the rifle supported by a front and rear rest. A course of fire consists of either 5 or 10 rounds, shot at a single target to produce a measurable group. The size of the group is what counts; there are 1 scoring ring on the target. The goal is to put 5 consecutive shots into a target paper and hole no larger than 5 cm in diameter. Once the shooter settles into position and the commence fire command is given, the shooter is allowed up to 6 minutes to fire a 5 round group, or second discipline 12 minutes for a 10-round string. Groups are measured at their largest outside diameter. From this measurement, the actual caliber of the bullet used is subtracted from the measurement to produce the actual group size.


Silhouette shooting involves firing at metallic targets of different shapes from various distances up to 500 meters.
Unlike most conventional target games that utilize paper targets and numerical scoring rings, almost every shot fired at a metallic silhouette produces an immediate and clearly visible result. Even misses produce a cloud of dust. For each 5-round stage (one shot, left to right, at each target in a bank of 5) a shooter is allowed a maximum of 4 minutes.


Position shooting requires competitors to shoot from various positions during different match stages. A typical match will consist of several stages fired at different distances from each position. The target is a round bulls eye
with numerical scoring rings radiating outward from center 10-ring or X-ring. Time limits vary with the stage and yardage. For example, high-power shooters firing at 500 meters lying down are allotted 10 minutes for 5 shots, and the rapid-fire stage, fired at 200 meters kneeling, allows 3 minutes for 5 shots. Close up target fired at 50 meters standing, allows 2 minutes for 5 shots, specifies three positions: standing (off hand), kneeling, and prone (lying down). plus a sitting position can be maybe be in the Topshooter competition.


The shotgun sports are some of the most exhilarating and exciting of all the shooting sports. Designed to simulate taking a bird on the wing, Trap, Skeet and Sporting Clays have something for everyone from the newest beginner to the seasoned pro. You can shoot targets that come from a predetermined location and angle….or you can choose to be totally surprised like going in the forest on a Topshooter designed course with metal target


Trap is one of the oldest shotgun shooting sport. Trapshooting derives its name from the device, called a trap, which throws clay targets into the air. Participants shoot at the clay targets thrown from a location in front of the shooter. Discipline consists of 20 targets per shooter. One shot being fired at each bird. After firing 20 rounds to 20 birds result are clear, how many hits.


Forest clay is a challenging clay target game designed to simulate a variety of field-shooting situations.
Topshooters are presented with a wide variety of targets and other angling shots. Discipline are laid out in natural surroundings and include some shooting stations – left or right. Topshooters move from one station to the next to complete the course. At any station, targets may be shown as singles or pairs, (one target right after the other). To further challenge shooters, target size may vary from the standard targets, or a flat disc-shaped target. There are also rabbit targets, special metal target or watermelon that are thrown on edge to roll and skitter unpredictably across the ground. Forest clays allows for either a pre-mounted or low gun approach, and a full round usually consists of 25 to 35 targets (depending on the number of stations), with several target at each station.



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