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Recreational Target Shooting (RTS)

You've got to earn it.

The Gateway to Olympic target shooting

Start your pathway to training and competing in an Olympic discipline

      • Smallbore Pistol or Rifle 
      • Centerfire Pistol or Rifle 
      • Air Pistol or Air Rifle
      • Shotgun

RTS is an introduction to competitive target shooting in specific disciplines that are on the programme of the International Olympic Committee or the International Paralympic Committee.  The goal is help sport shooters train and compete ISSF target shooting. Progress is tracked and improvement is rewarded.  

This program emphasizes safety, inclusivity and proper technique. The program is guided by the values of Accessibility, Fair play, Respect and the Spirit of Sportsmanship. Target shooters advance at their own pace. SFC strongly encourages AWAD and Para Shooters to participate.

The RTS program adheres to standard ISSF Rules and comprise disciplines found at the Olympicsthe Paralympics and the World Championships.

RTS aims to be safe, fair, accessible, inclusive and according to ISSF rules.

Who can join?

This program is for anyone. Any individual or club.

  • While it is user-friendly for those just starting, the thrill of advancement will not be lost on even the most advanced shooters.
  • An SFC membership is strongly encouraged as however members enjoy the benefit of discounted prices.
  • You can shoot on any indoor or outdoor range, or for air events - any location that has a safe backstop, appropriate bullet trap and good ventilation.
  • Match Directors should consider that, overall, a recreational target shooting program for the general public that covers the Olympic shooting disciplines can be a fun and engaging way to promote shooting sports and physical fitness. By adhering to the ISSF rules and regulations and enforcing strict safety measures, participants can learn the basics of shooting and compete against each other in a safe and controlled environment.

  • What’s new?

    • The SFC RTS Level Tracker displays regional, provincial and national rankings.
    • Participants can quickly check their results and confirm their current level.
    • The RTS Level Tracker also allows you to view other participants' scores and levels.
    • It is especially helpful for Program Directors, since it automatically tracks the current level for all the participants in their club.
    • To make the program available to as many shooters as possible, the RTS program has been tailored to accommodate Air Rifle, Air Pistol and Shotgun.

    How does it work?

    Start small and involve others

    • Get two or more people together and form your own RTS chapter
    • Elect one member to act as the Program Director. They will keep all the records and act as the liason between your club and the SFC.
    • The Program Director fills-in and submits the Club Registration Form .
    • After the registration form has been recieved, access to the RTS Level Tracker can be requested by the Program Director - if you have trouble getting access, please email operations@sfc-ftc.ca
    • It is Program Director's responsibility to enter new participants, enter results into the RTS Level Tracker.and award the badges
    • It is important that the Program Director orders SFC approved targets and chooses the correct disipline and levels from the Online Store to receive the badges.
    • Your badges will be sent out after payment has been cleared. There may be some processing delay
    • Please review the RTS Program Rules and adhere to the regulations.
    • The Club Program Director will regularly update the RTS Level Tracker spreadsheet and award the badge levels to the participants as they advance.
    • We suggest that each Program Director schedules regular meetings (virtual or "in person") with all participants of their club.
    • If don't belong to a club or haven't yet found others who share your shooting enthusiasm, you can always act as your own Program Director, and follow the appropriate steps.
    • The SFC values integrity, fair play and good sportmanship.
    • The SFC has confidence that participants will honor the rules and show courtesy, respect and fairness towards their competitors and the sport of shooting.
    • Remember to always shoot safely and have fun!


    See here for program details and flyers. 

    See quick slideshow

    *** Individuals do not now need to pre-register ***.

    Clubs: Register below to establish a Club RTS program.

    Complete ISSF Rules here.

                             “Everything is hard before it is easy.”

    — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Read the Program Guide here.

    New RTS names of levels

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