50m Pistol (Free)

50m Pistol (Free)


This match is shot by men at the Summer Olympics, Commonwealth Games and ISSF World Cups.

The pistols

A free pistol is easily identified by its grip, which may completely envelope and stabilizes the shooter’s hand. Regulations require only that it fires .22 calibre long rifle cartridges, has metallic sights and does not lock the wrist. The pistol’s barrel is longer than that of other pistols providing longer sight radius at this longer shooting distance.

Course of fire

Competitors fire 60 shots plus sighters in two hours. Competitors shoot .22 calibre pistols from 50 metres at precision targets with a 5cm 10 ring.

Perfect match score

600 is a perfect score, and 565 is world class.


Available to be shot on alternating Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings.