Rapid Fire

25M Rapid Fire Pistol

In 25m Rapid Fire Pistolcompetitors use semi-automatic pistols in .22 calibre (5.6mm) at all levels of competition up to and including the Olympics.  A series (or string) consists of five (5) shots fired, one at each of five target within a limited time.

Five targets stand next to each other at a 25m distance from the shooter.  When the targets appear, the competitor must raise his/her arm from a 45 degree angle and fire his/her five shots.  If a shot is too late, it will score as a miss.

  • Distance: 25 metres
  • Calibre: .22 long rifle rimfire
  • Minimum trigger pull: 1000g.
  • Number of shots/time: 60 competition shots, fired as two stages of 30 shots.
  • Targets: 10 ring of 100 mm diameter, each ring increases by 100 mm

There are three different time limits: 8 seconds, 6 seconds and 4 seconds for the series.  A stage consists of two series in each time, and a full course of fire comprises two such stages.

The top 6 contestants having the highest scores progress on to the final, which consists of four additional rapid-fire stage series of 5 shots each, fired in the 4-seconds sequence.  The final score is added to the qualification score.

In Australia this event is also shot by women at most competitions.

The Target

25m Rapid Fire Target

This target is 55cm by 55cm and is at a distance of 25m.

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