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An air gun (or airgun) is any kind of gun that launches projectiles pneumatically with compressed air or other gases that are pressurized mechanically without involving any chemical reactions, in contrast to a firearm, which relies on an exothermic chemical oxidation (deflagration) of combustible propellants to generate propulsive energy.
The bullseye, or bull's-eye, is the centre of a shooting target, and by extension the name given to any shot that hits the bullseye.
A centerfire cartridge is a cartridge with a primer located in the center of the cartridge case head.
Clay pigeon shooting, also known as clay target shooting, and formally known as Inanimate Bird Shooting, is the art of shooting a firearm at special flying targets, known as clay pigeons or clay targets.
The Commonwealth of Nations, often known as simply the Commonwealth, is an intergovernmental organisation of 53 member states that are mostly former territories of the British Empire.
Danske Gymnastik- & Idrætsforeninger (DGI, literally Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations) is a Danish association of sports clubs which includes 6,300 local sports clubs and 1.5 million athletes.
External ballistics or exterior ballistics is the part of ballistics that deals with the behavior of a projectile in flight.
Field-Shooting or Terrain-Shooting (Danish: terrænskydning, Norwegian: feltskyting, Swedish: fältskytte) refer to a set of pistol and rifle shooting sport disciplines that usually are shot from temporary shooting ranges in the terrain at varying (and sometimes unknown) distances, rather than at permanent shooting ranges at fixed distances.
A firearm is a portable gun (a barreled ranged weapon) that inflicts damage on targets by launching one or more projectiles driven by rapidly expanding high-pressure gas produced by exothermic combustion (deflagration) of propellant within an ammunition cartridge.
Fort Benning is a United States Army base straddling the Alabama-Georgia border next to Columbus, Georgia.
Fullbore target rifle (TR) is a distinctively British and Commonwealth of Nations shooting discipline that evolved from Service rifle (SR) shooting in the late 1860s, and is governed in the UK by the rules of the National Rifle Association, UK (NRA).
Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States.
High Power Rifle, also called XTC from "Across the Course", is a shooting sport using fullbore target rifles which is arranged in the United States by the National Rifle Association of America.
An intermediate cartridge is a rifle/carbine cartridge that is less powerful than typical full-power battle rifle cartridges (such as the.303 British, 7.62×54mmR, 7.92×57mm Mauser,.30-06 Springfield or 7.62×51mm NATO), but still has significantly longer effective range than pistol/personal defense weapon cartridges.
The International Confederation of Fullbore Rifle Associations (ICFRA) is the international association for the fullbore target rifle shooting sports of Palma and F-Class, which are long range competitions shot at distances between 300 and 900 meters or 300 to 1,000 yards depending on the range.
The International Shooting Sport Federation, also known with the acronym ISSF, is the governing body of the Olympic Shooting events in Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun disciplines, and of several non-Olympic Shooting sport events.
The 10 metre air pistol is an Olympic shooting event governed by the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF).
10 meter air rifle is an International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) shooting event, shot over a distance of from a standing position with a calibre air rifle with a maximum weight of.
25 metre center-fire pistol is one of the ISSF shooting events, and is normally a men-only event.
25 metre pistol, formerly and unofficially still often known as sport pistol, is one of the ISSF shooting events.
25 metre rapid fire pistol is one of the ISSF shooting events and is shot with.22 LR pistols.
25 metre standard pistol is one of the ISSF shooting events, introduced at the ISSF World Shooting Championships in 1970.
300 metre rifle prone is an ISSF shooting event.
300 metre rifle three positions is an ISSF shooting event, involving shooting 40 shots each from the prone, the standing and the kneeling positions.
300 metre standard rifle is one of the ISSF shooting events.
The 50 meter pistol, formerly and unofficially still often called free pistol, is one of the ISSF shooting events.
50 metre rifle prone is an International Shooting Sport Federation event consisting of 60 shots from the prone position with a.22 Long Rifle (5.6 mm) caliber rifle.
50 metre rifle three positions is an International Shooting Sport Federation event, a miniature version of 300 metre rifle three positions.
The ISSF World Shooting Championships are governed by the International Shooting Sport Federation.
This is a list of national and international shooting sports organizations who promote sport shooting to civilian sport shooters, hunters, police, military and/or military reservists.
Long range shooting is a collective term for shooting disciplines where the shooter has to engage targets at such long distances that he has to calculate ballistics, especially in regards to wind.
The National Rifle Association of America (NRA) is an American nonprofit organization that advocates for gun rights.
Det frivillige Skyttervesen (DFS) (literally the Norwegian Voluntary Shooting Association) is the National Rifle Association of Norway and the largest shooting sport organization in Norway.
Norges Skytterforbund (NSF), literally the Norwegian Shooting Association, is a Norwegian umbrella organization for shooting sports, and is internationally affiliated with the International Shooting Sport Federation (ISSF), Fédération Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives de Chasse (FITASC) and Precision Pistol Competition (WA1500).
NRA Precision Pistol, formerly known as NRA Conventional Pistol, is a national bullseye shooting discipline organized in the United States by NRA.
The modern Olympic Games or Olympics (Jeux olympiques) are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.
A pistol is a type of handgun.
Practical shooting, also known as dynamic shooting or action shooting, is a set of shooting sports where the competitors are trying to unite the three principles of precision, power and speed, by using a firearm of a certain minimum power (caliber) to score as many points as possible during the shortest amount of time (or sometimes within a set maximum time).
A rifle is a portable long-barrelled firearm designed for precision shooting, to be held with both hands and braced against the shoulder for stability during firing, and with a barrel that has a helical pattern of grooves ("rifling") cut into the bore walls.
Running target shooting refers to a number of target shooting sports and events involving a shooting target—sometimes called a boar, moose, or deer—that is made to move as if it is a running animal.
Scandinavia is a region in Northern Europe, with strong historical, cultural and linguistic ties.
A shooting range or firing range or archery range or pistol range or rifle range or shooting gallery or shooting ground is a specialized facility designed for archery or firearms practice.
Shooting sports is a collective group of competitive and recreational sporting activities involving proficiency tests of accuracy, precision and speed in using various types of ranged weapons, mainly referring to man-portable guns (firearms and airguns, in forms such as handguns, rifles and shotguns) and bows/crossbows.
Shooting targets are objects in various forms and shapes that are used for pistol, rifle, shotgun and other shooting sports, as well as in darts, target archery, crossbow shooting and other non-firearm related sports.
Small-bore refers to calibers with a diameter of.32 inches or smaller.
The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.
USA Shooting, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, was chartered by the United States Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body (NGB) for the sport of shooting in April 1995.
The.22 Long Rifle (metric designation: 5.6×15mmR) cartridge is a long-established variety of.22 caliber rimfire ammunition, and in terms of units sold is still by far the most common ammunition in the world today.
The.223 Remington (.223 Rem) is a rifle cartridge.
The.30-06 Springfield cartridge (pronounced "thirty-aught-six" or "thirty-oh-six"), 7.62×63mm in metric notation and called ".30 Gov't '06" by Winchester, was introduced to the United States Army in 1906 and later standardized; it remained in use until the early 1980s.
The.308 Winchester (pronounced: "three-oh-eight") is a rimless, bottlenecked rifle cartridge and is the commercial cartridge from which the 7.62×51mm NATO round was derived.
The.32 S&W Long, also known as 7.65x23mm, is a straight-walled, centerfire, rimmed handgun cartridge, based on the earlier.32 S&W cartridge.
The 6mm BR is a centerfire cartridge created for benchrest shooting.