Introduction to Field Target

    B.B. Pelletier has just completed a long 6 part series on the air gun sport of Field Target

    Field target began in Great Britain sometime in the early 1980s. According to the British Field Target Association (BFTA) field target manual, the year was 1981. They say there that the original purpose was a hunting simulation, but I have been told by many veteran shooters that FT was just another sport that happened to use animal silhouettes as targets.

    It is worth a read if you enjoy shooting air guns.

    Part 1 – How it all began
    Part 2 – Targets
    Part 3 – Targets – Part 2
    Part 4 – Squads
    Part 5 – The spring guns
    Part 6 – The precharged guns

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!