Air Pistol

Air Pistol


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

The pistols

World class air pistols (e.g. Feinwerkbau, Walther, Steyr and Morini) are air or gas-powered pistols. Trigger weight can be no lighter than 500 grams; the width of the grip and length of the barrel are also limited.

Course of fire

Competitors use .177 calibre pistols to fire lead pellets at targets 10 metres away. The bulls-eye has a 10mm 10 ring, with the entire target being just 15cm across.

Match rules allow 15 minutes for preparation and sighters, then one hour and 30 minutes for 60 shots.

Perfect match score

600 is a perfect score with 585 being world class.


Range A for Air Pistol, is open with lights and power Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm and all day Saturday & Sunday. The range is available for practice during the day at other times so long as there at least two members present, with one acting as a range officer (members may take this in turns).