ACCURACY INTERNATIONAL (AI) can be said to have come into being when Dave Walls and David Caig (work colleagues and shooting enthusiasts) decided to try their hand at creating working replicas of Colt 1860 Army and 1873 Single Action Army revolvers. Their first attempt at making guns from scratch was so successful that Caig and Walls started their own company and designed their very first target rifle. This brought them into contact with Malcolm Cooper, gold medal winner at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul. In 1986 he was also world champion in 300 m Standard Rifle, a non-Olympic rifle discipline in which he claimed several European and World titles, as well as holding the World record for a period. Walls, Caig and Cooper were the main founders and driving force behind AI.