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
Clay pigeon shooting at a professional level – 2000 Summer Olympics
Series of individual 1/1,000,000-second exposures showing shotgun firing shot and wadding separation
An electronic scoreboard used for stangskyting in Norway in 2007 showing the number of hits for each shooter after the first half.
Clay pigeon shooting at a country fair, England
Vincent Hancock in the men's skeet finals at the 2008 Summer Olympics
Paper target
Double Olympic gold medalist Vincent Hancock of the United States Army Marksmanship Unit taking part in a skeet shooting event
A Gurkha Contingent trooper in Singapore armed with a folding stock pump shotgun
A Cabela's branded "Self healing ground bouncing reactive" target
Clay pigeons in an automatic thrower
An American marine fires a Benelli M4 shotgun during training in Arta, Djibouti, 23 December 2006
A laser clay shooting gun at a laser clay shooting range.
Confederate cavalryman
Laser Clay Launcher/Trap
A United States Marine carrying a Winchester M97 shotgun during World War II
Exploding target detonation
A view of the break-action of a typical double-barrelled shotgun, shown with the action open
Exploding target detonation
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
The FITA target is used in target archery by the World Archery Federation.
Loading 12-gauge shells
A coyote "3D target".
Two rounds of Fiocchi 12-gauge rubber buckshot
Darts in a bullseye target
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
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

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 target

Clay pigeon shooting, also known as clay target shooting, is a shooting sport involving shooting a firearm at special flying targets known as clay pigeons, or clay targets.

- Clay pigeon shooting

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".

- Shotgun

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.

- Shooting target

All three sports use a shotgun, and in the sporting disciplines are sub-classified by the type of game the clay target represents (pigeon, rabbit, etc.).

- Clay pigeon shooting
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

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

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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 sports is a 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 (firearms and airguns, in forms such as handguns, rifles and shotguns ) and bows/crossbows.

Shooting sports can be categorized by equipment, shooting distances, targets, time limits and degrees of athleticism involved.

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.