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The “ISSF Shotgun World Cup” is in Egypt 2021!

Minister of Youth and Sports Ashraf Sobhy announced that Egypt is ready to host the World Shooting Championship, scheduled to be held from February 22 to March 5 with the participation of over 400 players representing 35 countries.

The tournament will be held in accordance with strict medical precautionary measures in order to preserve the safety of the teams and their accompanying delegations.

The journey of the ISSF World Cup began in 1986, and this World Cup counts among the most prestigious international events in shooting. 

Games and matches involving shotguns can be great fun!  They are completely different from other types of sports, they are more action-packed and adrenaline-pumping. And If you are interested in shotguns, then you’re most probably going to enjoy this championship.

But before watching the ISSF Shotgun World Cup you should know the basics of the game:

There are three basic types of shotgun matches, trap, skeet, and sporting clays, and these all involve shooting small moving targets called clays.

 

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1)Trap


You may have seen trap shooting in the Olympics.  Shooters shoot five shots from each of five stations for a total of 25 shots per round.  During this type of match, the shooters are aiming at clay targets that are launched from a single point and fly away from the participants.  Shooters are engaging a moving target but they themselves are not moving.  Trap is a sport that is inviting to many different types of shotgun shooters.  



2)Skeet

When people think of shotgun matches, Skeet is probably the first thing they think of.  Skeet is different from Trap in that the clay pigeons are “thrown” in such a way that they come from either side of the match field and generally cross in front of the shooter.  Like Trap, shooters will shoot from several different stations, although in Skeet there are eight stations.  But also like Trap, the match consists of 25 rounds.  However, the clay targets may come two at a time, Doubles or one at a time, Singles from the target launchers, called houses, or on either side of the field depending on which station the shooter is at.  

 

3)Sporting Clays

In sporting clays, a shooter will walk through a course generally consisting of ten stations. Each station will have two targets that are thrown as a true pair or as a report pair(one thrown on pull command and one thrown on gun fire). Sporting clay courses are generally scored out of a 100.

 

Shotgun matches are a great way to become more familiar and better with a shotgun.  Generally, all ages can participate and being a safe shooter is the priority.  To find out more about these types of matches in your area, contact your local gun range.  Shotgun matches are usually held outdoors so an outdoor range may have the best information for you.

The basic equipment that you will need is a shotgun, appropriate shells, eye protection and hearing protection.  Each match can be a little different so don’t hesitate to contact the match director or staff and ask questions such as the type of shotgun that is best or the type of shotgun shells required.  Also, most match participants are eager to welcome and assist newer shooters so don’t worry about being a new participant.  Just get out there and shoot!

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Everyone has the fire, but the champions know when to ignite the spark.

We wanted to share with you the techniques of the games to support our national team together.

Good Luck Guys, we wish you all the best!