Pistol target shooting is a very popular recreational activity which leads to the many competitive target shooting disciplines across Canada. The highly competitive recreational sport target shooting events serve as direct 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.
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.
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