Switzerland 2019. Young shooters' course

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Switzerland. Canton Ticino. Cureglia is a municipality in the district of Lugano. "Tiratori del Gaggio" society. Shooting range. Young shooters' course. The courses, whose organisation is delegated by the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport to the various local shooting societies, are open to young swiss people, boys and girls, from 15 to 20 years old. Girls and boys learn how to handle and fire with the assault rifle SG 550, also called Fass 90, used by the Swiss Army. Giulia is 15 years old. She shoots her Fass 90 loaded with bullets on targets distant 300 meters under the supervision of her instructor, Sonia Castelli (L). Acoustic foam used inside a pipe in to dampen and absorb the gun shot's sound. The SG 550 is an assault rifle manufactured by Swiss Arms AG (formerly Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft) of Neuhausen, Switzerland. "SG" is an abbreviation for Sturmgewehr, or "assault rifle". The rifle is known as the Fass 90 or Stgw 90. An assault rifle is a selective-fire rifle that uses an intermediate cartridge and a detachable magazine. 9.02.2019 © 2019 Didier Ruef