A report on Clay pigeon shooting

Clay pigeon shooting at a professional level – 2000 Summer Olympics
Clay pigeon shooting at a country fair, England
Double Olympic gold medalist Vincent Hancock of the United States Army Marksmanship Unit taking part in a skeet shooting event
Clay pigeons in an automatic thrower
A laser clay shooting gun at a laser clay shooting range.
Laser Clay Launcher/Trap

Shooting sport involving shooting a firearm at special flying targets known as clay pigeons, or clay targets.

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Clay pigeon shooting at a professional level – 2000 Summer Olympics

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From the final Shoot-Off at the men's skeet competition during the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Shooting sports

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Group of competitive and recreational sporting activities involving proficiency tests of accuracy, precision and speed in shooting — the art of using ranged weapons, mainly man-portable guns and bows/crossbows.

Group of competitive and recreational sporting activities involving proficiency tests of accuracy, precision and speed in shooting — the art of using ranged weapons, mainly man-portable guns and bows/crossbows.

From the final Shoot-Off at the men's skeet competition during the 2008 Summer Olympics.
Girls' rifle team at Central High, Washington, DC. November 1922.
High-speed photography of the smoke of burnt gunpowder and a .38 Special bullet fired out of a Smith & Wesson Model 686 revolver.
A round shooting target with several hits in the center, which is called "bullseye".
The ISSF 10 meter air pistol final in the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Boris Kokorev from Russia during the ISSF 50 meter pistol 2007 World Cup in Munich.
The ISSF 10 meter air rifle discipline is part of the Olympics.
A junior shooter in Switzerland exercising bullseye shooting with a SIG 550. The rifle is equipped with a brass catcher to avoid disturbing other shooters with the ejection.
An ISSF 50 meter rifle prone competition in Los Angeles, USA in 2012.
Two shooters during an ISSF 300 meter rifle three positions (prone, kneeling and standing).
Nordic Handgun Field Shooting in Arendal, Norway in 2007.
Nordic Rifle Field Shooting in Sweden during the winter in 2012.
The Norwegian Rifle Field Shooting Championship at the 2007 Landsskytterstevnet.
Field-like shooting competition in USA using a National Match M1.
Field target shooting in Germany
Keith Sanderson from USA during the ISSF 25 meter rapid fire pistol event at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.
John Pride at the 2008 Bianchi Cup.
Stang-Shooting at the 2007 Landsskytterstevnet in Norway. The nearest targets are placed at 155 meters, the farthest at 221 meters.
Field-Rapid-Shooting at the 2007 Landsskytterstevnet in Norway.
Trap shooting in USA.
Skeet shooting in USA.
Clay targets being placed in an automatic throwing machine.
Trap shooting at the 2015 World Police and Fire Games in USA.
Sketch of a Skeet shooting range.
An Open division practical pistol shooter during a stage.
A Norwegian practical rifle shooter at the 2017 IPSC Rifle World Shoot in Russia.
Three times practical revolver world champion Ricardo López Tugendhat from Ecuador.
Palma shooting in Canada in 2011.
An ICFRA F-Class rifle equipped with a scope and bipod.
An Anschütz 1903 rifle in caliber .22 LR used for benchrest shooting at 50 meters.
A BCM Europearms single shot benchrest rifle.
Cut cardboard targets of the same shape and sizes which are used for IHMSA metal targets in metallic silhouette shooting.
Chicken, pig, turkey, and ram. The different targets are placed at different distances, and in this image the targets are scaled to how they would appear to the shooter in angular sizes (mil or moa).
A Cowboy action shooter firing a lever action rifle at steel targets. The Range Officer to the left is holding a shooting timer to measure the time.
Scenery in a Western scenario.
The shooter uses different firearms during a stage. In this stage revolvers were used at the close range blue targets and a lever action at the red targets furthest away.
Cowboy mounted shooting at the 2012 AQHA Mounted Shooting World Championship.
Competitor shooting at 1000 yards (914.4 meters) laying on back
Competitor from Team Norway shooting at 1000 yards (914.4 meters)
Replica Rigby rifle used at the 2015 MLAIC Muzzleloading Long Range Championship
A member of Team USA loading his blackpowder rifle
Para shooting with a rifle sitting in a wheelchair.
Service rifle shooting in Slovenia with the Zastava M48 rifle.
Service rifle shooting in United States with an M16/AR-15 style rifle.
A woman plinking with a Hi-Point pistol in .40 S&W in Alaska.
Plinking with a Ruger 10/22 rifle in Burro Canyon, Arizona, US.
Plinking on a Saturday in Burro Canyon, Arizona, US. On this range firearms must be kept unloaded in the rack, except when on the firing line.
German military patrol in Giant Mountains in 1932.
Ole Einar Bjørndalen in Trondheim during the 2009 Biathlon World Cup.
Bike biathlon competition using handguns.
Target shooting with a recurve bow.
Archery competition in Mönchengladbach, West Germany, June 1983.
Anna Sushko of Russia, 2006 Junior World Champion, holding an ICU 10 m Match Crossbow
A competitor at the 30 meter event at the 2008 ICU Match-Crossbow World Championships in Sulgen, Switzerland.
A duel at the 1908 Olympics.
Portrait shots of Olympic duelists, showing their safety equipment and modified guns.
Players next to an inflatable Sup'Air bunker.
View of a course during a speedball game in progress.
Three airsoft team members defending an area during an indoor CQB game.
From an outdoor airsoft game.
Three airsoft team members during a field game.
An indoor laser tag competition at Long Beach, California in 2011.
Soldiers equipped with laser tag training equipment
A game of archery tag in Toronto
Casual players playing a shooter at the 2013 Intel Extreme Masters in Katowice, Poland.
A live professional CS:GO match in 2016.

Shooting at the Summer Olympics (at last edition Rio 2016), is competed in nine disciplines, six in bullseye (pistol and rifle) and three in skeet and trap (shotgun), The events will be six in Tokyo 2020.

Series of individual 1/1,000,000-second exposures showing shotgun firing shot and wadding separation

Shotgun

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Long-barreled firearm designed to shoot a straight-walled cartridge known as a shotshell, which usually discharges numerous small pellet-like spherical sub-projectiles called shot, or sometimes a single solid projectile called a slug.

Long-barreled firearm designed to shoot a straight-walled cartridge known as a shotshell, which usually discharges numerous small pellet-like spherical sub-projectiles called shot, or sometimes a single solid projectile called a slug.

Series of individual 1/1,000,000-second exposures showing shotgun firing shot and wadding separation
Vincent Hancock in the men's skeet finals at the 2008 Summer Olympics
A Gurkha Contingent trooper in Singapore armed with a folding stock pump shotgun
An American marine fires a Benelli M4 shotgun during training in Arta, Djibouti, 23 December 2006
Confederate cavalryman
A United States Marine carrying a Winchester M97 shotgun during World War II
A view of the break-action of a typical double-barrelled shotgun, shown with the action open
A Winchester M1897, one of the first successful pump-action shotgun designs
A modern reproduction of the Winchester M1887 lever-action shotgun
Closeup of MTs255
A Browning A-5 semi-automatic shotgun
A United States Army soldier armed with a Mossberg 500 shotgun
Bond Arms Cowboy Defender .45 Colt/.410 Shotshell Derringer
U.S. Marines fire their shotguns
Loading 12-gauge shells
Two rounds of Fiocchi 12-gauge rubber buckshot
A homemade lupara
A RCMP officer in 2010 armed with a shotgun outfitted to fire beanbag rounds
Barack Obama skeet shooting with a Browning Citori 525 on the range at Camp David

Shotguns are also used for target-shooting sports such as skeet, trap and sporting clays, which involve flying clay disks, known as "clay pigeons", thrown in various ways by a dedicated launching device called a "trap".

A "splatter"-type paper target shot with 69-grain Sierra MatchKing .223 Remington bullets fired from a Savage 10FP rifle — 25 shots at a distance of 91 m, all hitting inside the bullseye within a 25 mm grouping

Shooting target

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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.

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.

A "splatter"-type paper target shot with 69-grain Sierra MatchKing .223 Remington bullets fired from a Savage 10FP rifle — 25 shots at a distance of 91 m, all hitting inside the bullseye within a 25 mm grouping
An electronic scoreboard used for stangskyting in Norway in 2007 showing the number of hits for each shooter after the first half.
Paper target
A Cabela's branded "Self healing ground bouncing reactive" target
Drum
Exploding target detonation
Exploding target detonation
The FITA target is used in target archery by the World Archery Federation.
A coyote "3D target".
Darts in a bullseye target
A crow-shaped, knock-over metal air gun field target. The black painted metal paddle must be hit to make the target fall over, and the target can be reset by pulling the orange cord attached to the face-plate.
Another crow-shaped, knock-over metal air gun field target. The black painted metal paddle must be hit to make the target fall over, and the target can be reset by pulling the orange cord attached to the face-plate
A rat knock-over metal air gun field target.
A {{convert|10|cm|in|sigfig=1}} clay pigeon.
Clay pigeon throwing machine.
The octagonal IPSC Target (formerly known as the Classic Target) is a cardboard target used in all disciplines within the International Practical Shooting Confederation.
The full size IPSC Popper (formerly known as the Classic Popper).
IPSC Mini Popper (formerly known as Classic Mini Popper), a 2/3 scaled down version of the IPSC Popper used to simulate greater distance.
Pepper Popper, no longer used in IPSC competitions.
Mini Pepper Popper, no longer used in IPSC competitions.
Metallic silhouette targets featuring a chicken, pig, turkey and ram, scaled to appear as they would if placed at the correct distances from the shooter. Scale in minutes of angle, correct for NRA high power rifle using yards.
A Hunter Field Target (HFT) metallic target in the form of a Rat.
A Popinjay target used for Adler shooting during the 2010 Rutenfest Ravensburg festival in Germany
NATO E-type Silhouette Target
Human silhouette target
A digital target range at the firearms training simulator on Kunsan Air Base waits to be used.
Swiss military targets

Clay pigeons are clay discs thrown into the air to imitate flying game birds for various clay pigeon shooting disciplines (e.g. trap, skeet, sporting clays), formally known as Inanimate Bird Shooting.

Fédération Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives de Chasse

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Fédération Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives de Chasse (FITASC, "International Shooting Federation of Hunting Sport Weapons") is an international sport federation for sport shooting, specifically clay pigeon shooting similar to sporting clays, trap and skeet.

Compak Sporting

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Compak Sporting is a form of clay pigeon shooting, similar to sporting clays but taking place in a smaller area.

Down-The-Line

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Down-the-line (DTL) clay pigeon shooting is a variation of trap shooting which is very popular in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Canada, France, the United Kingdom, and Ireland.

Skeet shooting

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Recreational and competitive activity where participants, using shotguns, attempt to break clay targets mechanically flung into the air from two fixed stations at high speed from a variety of angles.

Recreational and competitive activity where participants, using shotguns, attempt to break clay targets mechanically flung into the air from two fixed stations at high speed from a variety of angles.

Aerial view of a skeet shooting range in Cuxhaven, Wilhelmshaven, Germany
Illustration of skeet game
Skeet shooting, Fort Stewart's Skeet Range

Skeet is one of the three major disciplines of competitive clay shooting.

An indoor shooting range for U.S. federal law enforcement personnel. A range master is shown supervising typical firearms training exercises.

Shooting range

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Specialized facility, venue or field designed specifically for firearm usage qualifications, training, practice or competitions.

Specialized facility, venue or field designed specifically for firearm usage qualifications, training, practice or competitions.

An indoor shooting range for U.S. federal law enforcement personnel. A range master is shown supervising typical firearms training exercises.
Floor and sectional diagrams of a typical indoor firing range
Indoor firing range showing walls, ceiling baffles, and bullet trap
An indoor shooting range
Indoor pistol shooting range
Outdoor firing range
Shooting targets for woodchuck hunting
Very important, highly visible safety practices at a shooting range.
Warning sign posted inside an indoor firing range to alert shooters and instructors about the potential for lead poisoning

Specialist ranges cater for various clay pigeon shooting events and require special layouts and equipment.