25 Meter Standard Pistol

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This is one of the newest matches in the International program. It was first shot in
Australia in 1968. It requires both precision and timed fire skills. The 25 & 50m
Precision target is used for all stages (same as 50m Pistol Target). It was originally
designed as a competition event for everyone as a normal, "standard" .22 cal. pistol
could be used without the need for competitors to buy expensive specialised guns.
While there are now some very special and expensive "standard" pistols available, this
is still a match where success can be achieved with a good quality, simple .22 cal. semi
automatic pistol. These pistols can also be used for the "Free Pistol" and even for the
"Rapid Fire" match. In fact, there are special Free and Rapid Fire matches designed for
those who wish to use their "Standard Pistol" for these other events. Excellent practice,
great fun! The World Record stands at 584 points.

PISTOL: Any .22 calibre (5.6 mm.) rim fire pistol chambered for the long rifle
cartridge may be used, except for single shot pistols. The weight, size, dimensions and
trigger pull weight of the pistols are limited by the rules for the match. No “muzzle
brakes” are allowed.

AMMUNITION: Any .22 cal. rimfire ammunition may be used.

COURSE OF FIRE & TIME LIMIT: The program for the event is 60 competition shots,
divided into 3 stages of 20 shots each (4 series of 5 shots each). At the start of the
match the competitor may fire 5 sighting shot within the time limit of 150 sec.

Stage 1: Time limit of 150 seconds for each five shot series.
Stage 2 Time limit of 20 seconds for each five shot series.
Stage 3: Time limit of 10 seconds for each five shot series.