Clay pigeon shooting, also known as clay target shooting, and formally known as Inanimate Bird Shooting, is the art of shooting at special flying targets, known as clay pigeons or clay targets, with a shotgun or any type of firearm.
The terminology commonly used by clay shooters often relates to times past, when live-pigeon competitions were held. Although such competitions were made illegal in the UK in 1921, a target is still called a "target" or "bird", a hit is referred to as a "hit" or "kill", a missed target might be described as a "bird away" and the machine which projects the targets is known as a "trap".
... Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, also known as Laser Clay Shooting or even Laser Shooting, is a variation on the traditional sport of Clay Pigeon Shooting where the shotguns are disabled and fitted with laser ... Laser clay pigeon shooting offers a safe alternative for beginners ... is recorded electronically, and the sounds of the shotgun firing and the clay being hit can be played from simulated sounds ...
... Laser Clay Pigeon Shooting, also known as Laser Clay Shooting or even Laser Shooting, is a variation on the traditional sport of Clay Pigeon Shooting where the shotguns ... Laser clay pigeon shooting offers a safe alternative for beginners ... and the sounds of the shotgun firing and the clay being hit can be played from simulated sounds ...
... Louis-Joseph Pigeon (7 July 1922 – 2 March 1993) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons ... completing his third and final term, the 26th Canadian Parliament, Pigeon left the House of Commons and did not seek further re-election ...
... The Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (or CPSA) is the National Governing Body for Clay Target Shooting in England ... and it is a constituent member of the International Clay Pigeon Shooting Council of Great Britain and Ireland and is represented on The World Forum on the Future of Sport ... Clay pigeon shooting (including Sporting Clays) is a strongly supported sport with, according to its website, a CPSA membership of approximately 25,000 participating at all ...
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Famous quotes containing the words shooting, clay and/or pigeon:
“Power ceases in the instant of repose; it resides in the moment of transition from a past to a new state, in the shooting of the gulf, in the darting to an aim.”
—Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882)
“You may melt your metals and cast them into the most beautiful moulds you can; they will never excite me like the forms which this molten earth flows out into. And not only it, but the institutions upon it are plastic like clay in the hands of the potter.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
“They wait, each like a wooden decoy
or soft like a pigeon or
a sweet snug duck:
until one moves, moves that dart-beak
—Anne Sexton (19281974)