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A List of Acronyms



CPSA – Clay Pigeon Shooting Assn

DTSGB – Disability Target Shooting GB

DSG – Disabled Shooters Group

ICPSA – Irish Clay Pigeon Shooting Assn (Republic of Ireland)

SCTA – Scottish Clay Target Assn

WCTSA – Welsh Clay Target Shooting Assn

UCPSA – Ulster Clay Target Assn (Northern Ireland/ part of UK)

NRA – National Rifle Association (UK based and not to be confused with the USA Assn of same name)

NSRA – National Small-bore Rifle Assn


ACTA – Australian Clay Target Assn

ATA – American Trap Assn

CNSCA – Canadian National Sporting Clays Assn

CTSASA – Clay Target Shooting Assn of South Africa

FFBT – Federation Francaise de Ball Trap (France)

NSCA – National Sporting Clays Assn (USA)

NSSA – National Skeet Shooting Assn (USA)

NZCTA – New Zealand Clay Target Assn


APSI – Association of Professional Shooting Instructors

BASC – British Association for Shooting and Conservation

BICTSF – British International Clay Target Shooting Federation (Runs selection shoots in ISSF and FITASC  disciplines)

BOA – British Olympic Association

BPA – British Paralympic Association (Paralympics GB)

BS – British Shooting (Umbrella body controlling Great Britain teams in Olympic shooting disciplines of shotgun,  small-bore and air)  

BSSC – British Shooting Sports Council

CSF – Commonwealth Shooting Federation

CSF ED - Commonwealth Shooting Federation (European Division)

EIS – English Institute of Sport – support services provider to high performance squads in sports science and medicine

ETSF – English Target Shooting Federation (Umbrella body for England teams in shotgun, small bore, air and full bore at Commonwealth Games)

FEO – Firearms Enquiry Officer (normally civilian employee of police force dealing with certificates etc)

FITASC – Federation Internationale de Tir aux Armes Sportives de Chasse  (World body, Paris based, controlling FITASC Sporting, Helice and Universal Trench disciplines)

GBAP – GB Academy Programme (BS initiative developing talented young shooters at GB level)

ICSI – Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors

IOC – International Olympic Committee

IPC – International Paralympic Committee

ISSF – International Shooting Sports Federation (World body, Munich based, controlling Olympic [DT, OSK, OT] disciplines)

NGB – National Governing Body of Sport

UK Sport – funding agency for high performance sport in the UK


DTL – Down the Line

SB – Single Barrel

DR – Double Rise

HD – Handicap by Distance

ABT – Automatic Ball Trap

OT – Olympic Trap

UT – Universal Trench

DT – Double Trap

ESP – English Sporting

FSP – FITASC Sporting

STR – Sportrap

CSP – Compaq Sporting

ESK – English Skeet

SKD – Skeet Doubles

OSK – Olympic Skeet

AR – All Round

ZZ – Zinc Zureto – now called Helice (Fr: propeller)


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