The original Standard Pistol match was conceived to allow shooters to have an event to shoot with the standard sporting 0.22 semi-auto’s that were available. Ruger, S&W, High Standard, Browning, Margolin and others make appropriate handguns that fit the original concept and are popular for use at club level. Standard Pistol is a challenge to old and new shooters alike, as a momentary lapse in concentration in the faster series can see many points disappear from the score. The Standard Pistol match combines both precision and rapid fire techniques in its course of fire, and the mixture of both guarantees an interesting match.
25m Standard Pistol is one of the ISSF shooting events introduced at the World Championship level in 1970.
- Distance: 25 metres
- Calibre: .22 long rifle rimfire
- Minimum trigger pull: 1000g.
- Number of shots/time: 60 competition shots, fired as four stages of 20 shots.
- Targets: 10 ring of 50 mm diameter, each ring increases by 50 mm
The 60-shot match is divided into 5-shot series with different timings:
- 4 series of 5 shots within 150 seconds for each series
- 4 series of 5 shots within 20 seconds for each series
- 4 series of 5 shots within 10 seconds for each series
There is no Final round for the Standard Pistol event.
In Australia this event is also shot by women at most competitions.
This target is 55cm by 55cm and is at a distance of 25m.