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Standard Pistol

The competition consists of 60 shots fired in 5-shot series. There are:
  • Four series, each fired in 150 seconds
  • Four series, each fired in 20 seconds
  • Four series, each fired in 10 seconds

Preparation Time

Before the event commences the shooters have 5 minutes 'Preparation Time'. During Preparation Time shooters may: set up and prepare their equipment at the allocated firing point, dry fire. Preparation Time commences 5 minutes before the scheduled time for the relay.

Sighting series

Before the competition series the shooters have a 5-shot sighting series in 150 seconds.

150 seconds series

There are 4 series each of 5-shots fired in the 150 seconds time.
The 'Ready Position' does not apply for the 150 seconds series

20 seconds series

There are 4 series each of 5-shots fired in the 20 seconds time.
The shooter must have his arm no more than 45 degrees from the vertical when the targets face (paper targets) or the green light comes on ( EST). This 'Ready Position' is specified in ISSF rule 8.6.1.3.1

10 seconds series

There are 4 series each of 5-shots fired in the 10 seconds time.
As for the 20 seconds series, the shooter must have his arm no more than 45 degrees from the vertical when the targets face (paper targets) or the green light comes on ( EST). This 'Ready Position' is specified in ISSF rule 8.6.1.3.1

Range Commands

5 minutes before the scheduled start time
"Preparation Time Begins Now"

After 5 minutes
"Sighting Series, Load"

After 1 minute to load
"Attention" - the targets are faced away (paper targets) or the red light comes on ( EST)

After 7 seconds, the targets face(paper targets) or the green light comes on ( EST)
After 150 seconds, the targets face away (paper targets) or the red light comes on ( EST)
"Stop...Unload"

After that targets have been scored and patched (paper targets) or 1 minute ( EST)
"For the first 150 second series...Load"

After 1 minute to load
"Attention" - the targets are faced away (paper targets) or the red light comes on ( EST)

After 7 seconds, the targets face (paper targets) or the green light comes on ( EST)
After 150 seconds, the targets face away (paper targets) or the red light comes on ( EST)
"Stop...Unload"

This is repeated for 4 competition series of 150 seconds series
The competition series is repeated for 4 x 20 seconds series, and 4 x 10 seconds series with the times for the series changed to suit. After the last series, the Range Officer must verify that all pistols are unloaded and all magazines are empty before pistols are cased for removal from the firing points.

Pistol Specification

  • calibre .22 Long Rifle (LR)
  • fit in a box 300 x 150 x 50 mm
  • minimum trigger weight (pull) 1000 grams
  • maximum pistol weight 1400 grams, including a magazine
  • maximum 220 mm sight radius
  • no curvature of the grip around the hand (even partially)
  • open sights only (no scopes or mirror sights)
  • The grip cannot touch beyond the hand; i.e. the wrist must be visibly free when the pistol is held in the normal firing position.
  • Compensators, muzzle brakes, perforated barrels or any device(s) functioning in a similar manner are not allowed.
  • The rear part of the frame or grip which rests on top of the hand between the thumb and the forefinger, must not be longer than 30 mm. This distance is measured at a right angle to the extended center line of the bore.

 

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