Centre Fire

Centre Fire


This match is shot by men at ISSF World Cups.

The pistols

Centre Fire competitors use “Centre Fire” pistols (revolvers or semi-autos) with an allowable calibre of 7.62mm to 9.65mm (.30, .32, .38 and .357 calibre) to shoot precision and rapid-fire competition from a distance of 25 metres. Minimum trigger weight is 1360 grams and the pistol must fit in a box with a specific size.

Course of fire

The precision target has a 5cm 10-ring, while the rapid fire has a 10cm centre.

The 60-shot match is divided into 30 shots precision with preparation time of 5 minutes and 30 shots rapid-fire with the preparation time of 3 minutes. The precision, or slow-fire stage, is fired in six series of five shots and competitors have five minutes per series. In the 30 shot rapid-fire stage, competitors shoot strings of five shots. Three seconds are allotted for each shot, followed by seven seconds of rest. Allowable malfunctions are one per series.

Perfect match score

600 is a perfect score, with 585 being world-class.


Shot every Saturday afternoon with Sport Pistol at 12.00pm