25M Rapid Fire Pistol
In 25m Rapid Fire Pistol-competitors 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.
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.
Target: 10 ring of 100 mm diameter, each ring increases by 80 mm
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.