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Air Pistol Shooting

Target shooting with air pistols, generally on indoor ranges of length 6 yards or 10 metres.

Who is it suitable for?
Scouts and upwards

Additional Information
Shooting must be supervised by an appropriately qualified Range Officer. The level of supervision needed can be found in the shooting factsheet.

Opportunities to try this activity could be at the National Scout Shooting Championships or by using the club finder on the National Small-bore Rifle Association at http://www.nsra.co.uk/index.php/home/club-finder

Badge Links
Scouts Master At Arms Activity Badge
Explorers Physical Recreation Activity Badge

How to run/provide air pistol shooting

There are 2 ways of running Air Pistol Shooting in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running air pistol shooting yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running air pistol shooting using an external provider

Useful links

The National Governing Bodies for air pistol shooting are:

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