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.

Men take 60 shots plus sighters in one hour and 45 minutes, while women, and juniors have one hour and 15 minutes for 40 shots and sighters.

Perfect match score

For men, 600 is perfect and 585 is world class. For women, 400 is perfect and 385 is world class.


Range A for Air Pistol,  is open with lights and power Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm and all day Saturday & Sunday.