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Shooting sports and the best air pistols for target practice

Shooting sports have been popular since the invention of firearms. Although, historically, most people have owned guns in order to hunt effectively and protect their families and property, today’s modern firearm owner is in the game as often for recreation. Many enthusiasts nowadays use air pistols year-round to practice on targets. Shooting sports have sprung up all over the world and air pistols are one of the safest tools for staying in top form during the off-season.

Most enthusiasts of shooting sports practice with targets. Air pistols are the ideal weapons for striking cardboard, foam, metal, and other materials. You can buy professional targets in all shapes and styles at sporting goods stores, gun shops, and specialty stores (offline and online). When you target practice, you must treat your firearm with the utmost respect and follow the same cautionary rules you would when hunting.

Shooting sports and the rules of target practice with air pistols

Target practice, like other shooting sports, requires you to treat every gun as if it's loaded. You should exercise the same caution with air pistols that you would with regular guns. Do not load your ammunition until you are on the firing line and prepared to shoot. Make sure that there is a backstop behind your target that will halt any errant pellets. Clear the area of other people, animals, or any property that could be damaged by a stray shot.

Pay close attention to the materials that go into your target as well as its angle. Pellets can ricochet off many materials, especially if they are struck directly head-on. The joys of shooting sports can quickly be ruined by an unfortunate accident, so use your air pistols wisely and with serious attention to gun safety rules.


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