Germany has released a stamp on 7th July 2011 to commemoration 150 years of German Shooting Federation.The German Shooting Federation with 1.4 million members in over 15,000 clubs in the fourth largest in professional sports association in the German Olympic Sports Confederation.
Protect the companies go back to the medieval city’s defense. As a follow-up of jousting tournaments were held later on regional invitational tournaments. From this time there is evidence some 800 clubs that were established before 1700. After the Thirty Years’ War, the rifle associations lost significance. They were then asked again only when the liberation wars against Napoleon, or as a militia during the Revolution of 1848.