Shooting is the act or practice of firing rifles, shotguns or other bullet weaponry such as bow or crossbows. Anyone who is specialist in shooting is known a marksman. Shooting can be used as in a shooting range or in hunting, in shooting sports or in fighting.
A shooting sport is a competitive sport concerning tests of skill (exactness and rapidity) using different types of weapons such as firearms and airguns. Hunting is also a shooting sport, and indeed shooting live pigeons was an Olympic event. The shooting sports are classified by the type of firearm or target used.
In 1860, the National Rifle Association (NRA) of the United Kingdom was established to elevate the finances for yearly national rifle meeting "for the promotion of Volunteer Rifle corps and the encouragement of Rifle-shooting throughout Great Britain". George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association of America in 1871 for the purpose of supporting and encouraging rifle shooting on technical basis. In 1903, the U.S. Congress formed the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice (NBPRP), an advisory board to the Secretary of the Army.
Shooting events have been incorporated at all Summer Olympic Games since the beginning of the modern Olympic events at the 1896 Summer Olympics Games in Athens, except at the 1904 & 1928 Olympic events. in 1900, live pigeons were used as moving targets In the Paris Games. After the 1900 games, the pigeons were replaced with clay targets. Shooting was again included in 1932 but only two events were played . After that the number of competitions have improved gradually until reaching the 2000-2004 highest of seventeen competitions.
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