About Pistol

Air Pistol

This is a timed event in which participants fire air pistols at targets placed 10 meters away from the shooter. In the Open Air event, shooters have 1 hour, 45 minutes to fire unlimited “sighters” and 60 record shots. In the Women’s Air event, shooters have 1 hour, 15 minutes to fire unlimited sighters and 40 record shots. Sighters are shots fired in order to center the sights and for the shooter to warm up.

Maximum scores:
Open Air: 600 (10 points max per shot x 60 shots)
Women’s Air: 400 (10 points max per shot x 40 shots

Free Pistol

This is a timed event in which participants fire .22 caliber single-shot pistols at targets placed 50 feet from the shooter. Shooters have 2 hours to shoot unlimited sighters and 60 record shots.

Maximum score: 600 (10 points max per shot x 60 shots)

Standard Pistol

Semi-automatic .22 caliber pistols are fired at targets placed 50 feet from the shooter. After the 5-shot sighter series, 60 shots are fired in the following order:

PRECISION FIRE: Four 5-shot strings, each string shot in 2.5 minutes
TIMED FIRE: Four 5-shot strings, each string shot in 20 seconds
RAPID FIRE: Four 5-shot strings, each string shot in 10 seconds

Maximum score: 600 (10 points max per shot x 60 shots)

Ladies’ Sport Pistol

Semi-automatic .22 caliber pistols are fired at targets placed 50 feet from the shooter. Only women may shoot this event. The event consists of two parts, with 5-shot sighter strings prior to each part:

PRECISION FIRE: Six 5-shot strings, each string shot in 5 minutes
RAPID FIRE: Six 5-shot strings. Shooters hold the gun at a 45 degree angle for 7 seconds, at the buzzer, they have a three second window in which to lift the gun and fire, before a second buzzer sounds. After firing the shot, the shooter’s arm returns to the 45 degree angle and the shooter awaits the next buzzer to fire the next shot in the same fashion.

Maximum score: 600 (10 points max per shot, 60 shots.)