Target pistol and revolver sport target shooting are very popular recreational and competitive activities in Canada. The highly competitive recreational sport target shooting events serve as pathways to the Olympic and Paralympic Games, to long-term sport participation and to Sport for Life.
Pierre De Coubertin, the creator of the modern Olympics Games, was a pistol shooter, and target pistol events have been at every summer Olympic Games since the birth of the modern Olympic movement (1896).
Here are the Official ISSF Pistol Rules.
For more detailed information please see the Wikipedia page on Target Shooting Sports or the various gateway pistol target shooting disciplines listed below.
There are many other highly competitive target shooting disciplines not affiliated with the SFC that are enjoyed by Canadians, but each is unique and utilizes specialized sport target pistols. The SFC depends on these sports to identify talent and spot future Olympians.
The following events are also included in the ISSF World Shooting Championships.