Target shooting

Everything you need to know about target shooting, from how to get started, right through to how to enter competitions.

What is target shooting?

Target shooting involves the use of the following:

  • air rifles
  • pistols
  • muzzle-loading rifles and pistols
  • rifles (both rimfire and centrefire) 

It also includes clay shooting and you can find more on that here.

Practical shotgun and practical rifle are also important branches of the target shooting disciplines.

All require concentration, skill, discipline and great control, while being relaxed and focused is key for hitting the target.

BASC courses and events

BASC runs a range of courses and training days, held all over the UK.

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