Formerly known as Sport Pistol, 25m Pistol women’s event was introduced in the 1960s.
Internationally 25m Pistol is only shot up to and including the Olympics by women, and up to and including the Paralympics by men and women, and by juniors at the World Championships, In Australia the event is also shot by men at many State competitions.
25m Pistol combines both precision and rapid-fire, in two stages each of 30 shots
Distance: 25 metres
Calibre: .22 long rifle rimfire
Minimum trigger pull: 1000g.
Number of shots/time: 30 shots, in six series of 5 shots, each series is 5 minutes
Precision Stage target: 10 ring of 50 mm diameter, each ring increases by 50 mm
After all competitors have completed the Precision Stage, they then fire the Rapid Fire Stage.
Rapid Fire Stage
Number of shots/time: 30 shots, in six series of 5 shots.
Each series consists of 5 exposures of the target, each exposure is for 3 seconds; the shooter fires one shot per exposure.
Rapid Fire Stage target: 10 ring of 100 mm diameter, each ring increases by 80 mm.
The top 8 contestants having the highest scores progress on to the final, which consists of two stages. After the first stage of five, additional rapid fire stage series of 5 shots each, four of the top scoring finalists then compete for medal contention.