This video created by Pistol New Zealand gives a quick overview as to what to expect with regards to ISSF Pistol competitions. Details on each competition are below, click through to read more detail.
10M Air Pistol
10M Air Pistol Competitors use .177 calibre pistols to fire lead pellets at targets 10 meters. The trigger must have a minimum trigger pull weight of 500g.
25M Pistol combines both precision and rapid fire stages each consisting of 20 shots using a .22 rimfire pistol.
25M Cetrefire uses semi auto pistols or revolvers using .32 or .38 calibre ammunition with a barrel no longer than 150mm and combines precision and rapid fire stages of 30 shots each.
25M Standard Pistol
25M Standard Pistol match is shot with a .22 rimfire semi auto pistol using a precision target in a timed series of five shots on turning targets.
25M Rapid Fire
25M Rapid Fire is shot using a .22 rimfire semi auto pistol with a barrel length of no longer than 150mm and a trigger pull no lighter than 1000g. It is a 60 shot match with 5 targets that turn in 8, 6 and 4 seconds.
50M competitors use a .22 caliber single shot long pistol with very light triggers in a high precision match of 60 single shots over a distance of 50m
25M Black Powder
25M Black Powder combines both precision and rapid-fire in two stages of 20 shots each. Maximum calibre is .46 with a cap and ball revolver.