The Alberta Metallic Silhouette Association was founded in September of 1977, to assist rifle clubs in Alberta to set-up silhouette ranges, unify rules used to coordinate matches in and outside of the province and assist silhouette shooters however possible.
What is Metallic Silhouette Shooting all about?
Metallic Silhouette began in Mexico as a rifle shooting game where live animals were used as targets atop a high ridgeline to offer an outline or "silhouette." In the early '70's the American Shooters discovered metallic silhouette and brought it north of the border. Initially individuals fired only with high-powered rifles and were hampered by the need for rifle ranges which had the required 500-meter distance. Popularity increased dramatically in the 1970's when the National Rifle Association incorporated it into their competition schedule and created smallbore and air rifle classes that allowed the course of fire to be shot on smaller ranges.