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Practical shooting championships draws Canadian marksmen to Pitt Meadows (VIDEO)

The Canadian Practical Shooting championship has come to Pitt Meadows, B.C. and it firing off rounds from July 29 to August 3, 2014, through the long weekend.

The competition has attracted marksmen from all over the world – Australia, Spain, Russia, and Poland, says organizer Stephen Price. Most, though, are from Canada.

"You've gotta learn to have control, you have to learn to think on your feet," says competitor Walter Hornby. "There's lots of good things that come about because of it.

"But the adrenaline rush is definitely the high point."

Unlike sharpshooting or other gun-based competitions, the practical shooting championships gets participants on their feet with a pistol and play on a more, well, practical tone.

The range is made up of courses and stages, with various obstacles.

"Agility, focus, and hand-eye coordination," said Price, describing the skills required. "It is a game of speed. And, if you can go fast and shoot fast while you're moving."

Video: The Canadian Press

 

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