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Target Pistol

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.


The Gateways: Recreational and competitive sport target pistol events

Bullseye shooting (also called Precision Pistol), IPSC and CISM (see below) are the sport target shooting disciplines seen as the gateways to international competition.

SFC runs the popular, introductory Recreational Target Shooting Program and the Coast-to-Coast Championship in this format .

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 Olympic, Paralympic and ISSF World Shooting Championship target pistol events

The following events fall under the rules of the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).

  • Air pistol - 10M
    • Women
    • Men
    • Mixed team
  • 25m Rapid Fire Pistol
    • Men
  • 25m Pistol
    • Women

Athletes with a disability (AWAD) compete in Shooting Para Sport in Pistol in the Paralympic Games

The following events are also included in the ISSF World Shooting Championships.

  • 50 M Pistol
  • 25M Center-Fire Pistol
  • 25M Standard Pistol

  • List of ISSF target pistol events
  • 50 M Pistol
  • 25M Pistol
  • 25M Rapid Fire Pistol
  • 25M Center-Fire Pistol
  • 25M Standard Pistol
  • 10M Air Pistol
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