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Pistol and revolver shooting are very popular recreational and competitive disciplines in Canada. 

Pierre De Coubertin, the creator of the modern Olympics Games, was a pistol shooter, and pistol events have been present at every summer Olympic Games since the birth of the modern Olympic movement (1896).

For more detailed information you can go to the Wikipedia page on Shooting Sports


Recreational and competitive events

Here are some examples of the wide range of competition events utilizing handguns:

  • Bullseye shooting (also called Precision Pistol)
  • Cowboy Action Shooting
  • Police Pistol Competition
  • Action shooting competitions such as :
    • IPSC (International Practical Shooting Confederation)
    • Steel Challenge
    • Bianchi Cup
    • Service Pistol

Olympic events

These events fall under the rules of the ISSF.

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

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