This title examines different types of gun sports, their rules, and how to play them. The importance of using safety equipment and protective gear such as ear and eye protection are covered, as well as the importance of practice in improving the athlete's performance and confidence. Different types of shooting sports competition--handgun, rifle, shotgun, and Olympic--are explained, such as cowboy action shooting, trap and skeet shooting, sporting clays, biathlon, and pentathlon. The importance of following the rules and displaying good sportsmanship in competition is covered, as are shooting sports regulating organizations such as USA Shooting, National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, International Practical Shooting Confederation, and the International Defensive Pistol Organization. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Checkerboard Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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