The Finnish Shooting Sport FederationFinnish Suomen Ampumaurheiluliitto (SAL), was founded in 1919 is one of the oldest and most successful sports associations in Finland. It celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019. and is an umbrella organization for sport shooting in Finland, representing many international shooting sport organizations in Finland.

SAL is Finlands’s representative for the international shooting organizations International Shooting Sport Federation, International Practical Shooting Confederation, World Benchrest Shooting Federation, International Metallic Silhouette Shooting Union, Muzzle Loaders Associations International Committee and the European Shooting Confederation.

Shooting disciplines carry out by SAL are

  • Pistol (pistooli)
  • Rifle (kivääri)
  • Shotgun (haulikko)
  • Running target (liikkuva maali)
  • Practical (practical)
  • Metallic silhouette (siluetti)
  • Benchrest (kasa-ammunta)
  • Black powder (mustaruuti)

The first shooting club, the Finnish Hunting Association, was founded in 1865. In 1906, in connection with the 30th anniversary of the Hämeenlään Hunting Society, it was decided to start organizing SM competitions.


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