Target shooting is a test of accuracy and control, in which competitors use pistols or rifles to fire a series of shots at a stationary target. The objective is to place a series of shots inside the centre ring of the bulls-eye of the target. Target shooting has been part of the Paralympic Games since Toronto in 1976. Athletes with a disability practice shooting in more than 50 countries today.
Who Can Shoot?
Competitions are open to all athletes (14 years old and older) with a physical disability. Shooting utilizes a functional classification system, which enables wheelchair users and ambulant athletes from different disability classes to compete together either individually or in teams.
Shooting classification is divided into three main classes SH1, SH2, and SH3.
SH1: Pistol and Rifle competitors that do not require a shooting stand.
SH2: Rifle competitors who have no ability to support the weight of the firearm with their arms and therefore require a shooting stand.
SH3: Rifle competitors with visual impairment.
The Shooting Federation of Canada is the National Sport Organization. For more information on Target Shooting, please visit www.sfc-ftc.ca.
Target Shooting Program on PEI
Target shooting will be held Wednesdays at the Miscouche Recreation Centre in Miscouche, PE. Drop ins are welcome if you just want to give the sport a try.
Registration: Contact the ParaSport and Recreation PEI office.
Registration Fee: $30 and will include insurance, air rifle and/or air pistol, targets and pellets.
For more information on the target shooting program, or to register, please contact the ParaSport and Recreation PEI office.