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Shooting – Introduction

June 6, 2011

Shooting is the act or process of firing rifles, shotguns or other projectile weapons such as bows or crossbows. Even the firing of artillery, rockets and missiles can be called shooting. A person who specializes in shooting is a marksman. Shooting can take place in a shooting range or in the field in hunting, in shooting sports or in combat.



Shooting is carried out using various types of guns such as firearms and airguns. Archery is closely related to shooting, but it makes use of bows and arrows. Hunting also comes under the umbrella of shooting. Shooting practices are categorized by the type of firearm or target used.


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