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date: 17 September 2019

Shooting 

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of World Sport
Author(s):
Wayne van ZWOLLWayne van ZWOLL

Firearms have evolved in design since the fourteenth century. As with other forms of combat, such as jousting or archery, competitions were used as a way to develop and exhibit skills with equipment. As pistols and rifles were developed with faster loading and firing capabilities, and better accuracy, competitions became about speed and marksmanship. Several national and international organizations sponsor competitions around the world, as well as train Olympic competitors. ...

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