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Pistol and Small Bore

 

The calibres might be smaller, but these athletes know how to make their mark.

Both Pistol and Small Bore shooting categories require calm, concentration and control if a high scoring hit is to be achieved.

The athletes’ vision is consumed by the 10 ring target on the horizon. Within these small circles, dreams of Gold can be turned into reality – and millimetres can make the difference between winning and losing.

Feet shuffle tightly on the small square of ground, firming the bedding. Arms lock mechanically into position. The shooter takes aim.

Human concentration and endurance meet at the point where the athlete’s finger holds the trigger. The point where nerves are sharpened and held in a bid for Commonwealth glory.

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