Here's Why You Shouldn't Ignore Shooting as a Great Sport

21 December 2022

Here's Why You Shouldn't Ignore Shooting as a Great Sport

Shooting isn’t just your regular sport. As Kim Rhode states, “One shot can change the whole outcome of the game.” You need to focus and concentrate. But at the same time, it’s like sitting on the edge of your seat without knowing what’s coming up next and all you have is this one shot. It involves proficiency, accuracy and aim like no other. At that moment, when your adrenaline is shooting through the roof and your focus is on a 100, it’s just you and the target. Shooting as a sport has a deep and fascinating history. If this excites you, read on to know why the world sees shooting as a great sport!

Let’s start with what is the definition of shooting sports. According to Britannica, shooting is considered a sport of gun marksmanship. It consists of firing at a target. The guns used are typically rifles, shotguns and/or pistols. Shooting sports can be participated in as an individual or as a team. There are various levels of competitions, from local competitions all the way up to the Olympics.

Formal target shooting dates back to the Greek Civilisation involving bow and arrow target shooting. It is believed that by the 10th century, shooting evolved as a social and recreational sport. Shooting clubs began to be formed in the 13th and 14th centuries. The first World Shooting Championships were started in 1897 with a French shooting club organising an international 300-metre rifle match to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Today the World Championship is held every four years. Also, shooting has been part of the Olympics since 1896.

What makes shooting a great sport is not just its history. Shooting has a wide range of categories one can participate in based on the gun equipment and the format of the competition. As previously mentioned, the three guns popularly used in competitions are rifles, pistols, and shotguns. The competition format ranges from target shooting, hunting, popinjay, and many more.

There are a lot of challenges when it comes to being a shooter. It isn’t just about pulling the trigger. There are a multitude of aspects that affect accuracy. One requires strength and balance to improve their shooting skills. One needs to also look at the mental aspects of the sport. M4M helps you train, build your skillset and master the sport. We help you achieve excellent marksmanship.

Now you know why shooting is considered a great sport. If you found this read interesting, stick around. Our next blog is about how shooting as a sport is good for you and your overall well-being!

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