Watch how Russian hits the mark with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

Watch how Russian hits the mark with Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony

A Russian marksman chose some unusual instruments to perform the Ode to Joy from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony: a pair of handguns.

The footage shows Vitaly Kruchin firing two pistols at the black and white plates, made to resemble piano keys, as he performs his “Firearm Symphony.” He is accompanied by a violinist, a synthisiser and two vocalists.

Kruchin includes some more popular pieces after completing Beethoven, including the children’s song “Old MacDonald.”

The video comes from the International Practical Shooting Confederation of Russia and shown by news agency RT.