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  • How to Get Ahead in Pistol Shooting - The UK Governing Bodies, Squads and Pathways

    A short guide to the Governing Bodies, Squads and Pathways for pistol shooting in the UK

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  • 2019-2020 Pistol Shooting Calendar

    Putting together the coming season’s shooting calendar is always a chore, but an important one, especially when preparing training plans and identifying targeted competitions. In previous years I have relied upon the excellent work of the British Pistol Club and the shooting calendar they produce in PDF format, then putting all the entries into a digital calendar. This year I thought I would share the digital calendar to spare anyone else the pain of trawling obscure European shooting federation websites…

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  • Do you know your Shot Process?

    The shot process is the series of individual steps that you take from the initial movement of raising the pistol to the moment when the pistol returns to the bench. It’s an important question to ask because a shot process needs to be consistent, no matter what your individual style is.

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  • Target Pistol Coaching Sponsors British Shooting Schools Pistol Championships

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  • Entries Open for the British Shooting Schools Pistol Championships

    The British Shooting Schools Pistol Championships is a brilliant competition, now in its third year, where youngsters from across the UK get together to shoot 10m air pistol for their schools.

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  • Pistol Advice for Pony Club Tetrathletes

    When Pony Club Tetrathletes turn 12, they switch from two-handed to one-handed pistol shooting. This is officially a Big Thing and most of the technique that they have learnt to date will have to either be thrown out or re-learnt from an entirely new perspective. And that’s before we start to talk about the physical strength required to hold a pistol with an outstretched arm. Luckily, many Tetrathletes are naturally strong for their age from the work they do in the other Tet events (riding, running and swimming) – but that is not to say they find it easy, because it isn’t.

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