In this Para sport participate Para athletes with a physical impairment by showing great balance, control and accuracy. Athletes can compete in rifle or pistol events in different positions (standing or prone) or using chairs. Some sport classes allow the use of a steady equipment.
It has been part of the Paralympic program since Toronto 1976. It will be one of the three Para sports making its debut in the Lima 2019 Parapan American Games along with Para badminton and Para taekwondo.