What is Pin Shooting ?

Pin shooting is a relatively unknown, but rapidly growing sport in South Africa.  It offers instant visual satisfaction for the spectator and shooter. The action is fast and adrenaline pumping.

Pin shooting is a shooting sport (primarily for handguns) in which the competitors race against one another to knock standard bowling pins from a table in the shortest elapsed time. Pin shooting is often described as one of the most enjoyable shooting games and one of the easiest means of introducing a new shooter into regular competitive shooting. Pin shooting appeals to both genders. There are many female pin shooters and many distinguished female pin shooters.

Pin shooting is conducted with both revolvers and semi-automatic pistols in calibers ranging from .22 Long Rifle to .500 S&W Magnum, among many others. Bowling pin competition is often recognized to be a big-bore event in which large caliber or high-power handguns such as the .38 Super,.357 Magnum, 10mm Auto, .41 Magnum,.44 Magnum,.45 ACP, and .45 Colt.

As shotgun rounds quickly disintegrate the pins, such matches are customarily reserved for the end of a match, when a supply of pins unfit for handgun matches may be put to final utility. There are even less common types of matches that allow carbines or submachine guns.