Gnat shooting—or gnat warfare, among the combat-minded—puts shooters’ marksmanship to the test with remote-controlled, low-flying airplanes, dubbed gnats. These drone-like targets, which spark when hit with gunfire, fly at impressive speeds as they buzz lines of shooters trying to connect with them (trust us, it isn’t easy). While long popular in European, gnat shooting has just begun gaining traction in the US over the past several years, as sportsmen take to the sport as an unconventional and challenging way to test their shotgun abilities. 

Watch wingshooting master Chris Batha explain gnat shooting in more detail below and check out GnatUSA if interested in purchasing one of the systems.  



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