Shooting with the rifle, pistol and shotgun has been practiced in many countries since the Middle Ages. During the nineteenth century, however, the shot became a sport, then formed associations, federations, councils, federations, associations or organizations in some countries, using different words to describe the alliance of shooters Alliance clubs or clubs inlocal, regional or national.
The history books report competitions thrown in some European countries since the eleventh century, but the modern concept of the sport began in the nineteenth century with the development of equipment and weapons and a number of federations were formed.
Since the start of the Olympics of the modern era, the Olympic shooting has been one of the sports that has maintained its involvement throughout all the years. The founder and father of the Olympics, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, was shot seven times champion of his country, France.
In the first Olympic Games held in Greece in 1896, involved 285 athletes from 13 nations, of which 116 did so in Olympic shooting. The first Olympic medal won by a Spanish in the history of the Olympics was a silver and precisely in the shooting discipline, and got Pedro Pidal, Marquis de Gijon, in the form of clay pigeon (pigeon), in the II Olympic Games held in France in 1900. On that occasion 166 shooters participated.