Abhinav shoots with desi Insas Rifle

Olympic gold medal winner Abhinav Bindra today had a different experience altogether shooting with different guns at the ITBP's shooting range here at Bhanu (Haryana) during a police sports meet.

"It was my first experience, a different one, shooting using an (indigenously built) Insas rifle and a .9 mm pistol. After firing from the rifle, there was this big bang," Bindra told reporters after opening the 52nd All India Police Duty Meet-Shooting hosted by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police at the its Basic Training Centre in Panchkula.

Asked if he had given tips to the shooters present at the range, the 25-year-old ace marksman quipped, "I was actually taking tips from them myself".  Bindra has been using a Walther-make air rifle for the past 10 years.