ISSF 25M

International Shooting Sport Federation

The traditional matches involve the use of rimfire .22LR and Centre Fire pistols that are shot at a standard ISSF target from 25M distance.

 

There are a number of courses in 25M ISSF that are shot at SSPC and they include;

 

25M Rapid Fire Pistol

In 25 m Rapid Fire Pistol competitors use semi-automatic pistols in .22 calibre (5.6mm) at all levels of competition up to and including the Olympics.

A series (or string) consists of five (5) shots fired, one at each of five target within a limited time.

Five targets stand next to each other at a 25m distance from the shooter.

When the targets appear, the competitor must raise his/her arm from a 45-degree angle and fire his/her five shots. If a shot is too late, it will score as a miss.

There are three different time limits: 8 seconds, 6 seconds and 4 seconds for the series.

A stage consists of two series in each time, and a full course of fire comprises two such stages.

  • Distance = 25 m
  • Calibre = .22 long rifle rimfire
  • Minimum trigger pull = 1000g
  • Number of shots/time = 60 competition shots, fired as two stages of 30 shots.
  • Target = 10-ring of 100 mm diameter, each ring increases by 100 mm

 

25M Centre Fire Pistol

25m Centre Fire Pistol is one of the ISSF shooting events and is normally a men-only event.

Other than the calibre used, the Centre Fire event is exactly the same as the 25m Pistol Women, and Mens Sport Pistol events.

The 25m Centre Fire match is shot with a handgun of any calibre between 7.62mm (.30″) and 9.65 mm (.38″).

The most popular choices by far are specially-designed sport pistols and revolvers in .32 calibre.

Using a revolver is not a disadvantage because there are no speed series of shots involved.

The name Centre-Fire comes from the ignition system of these calibers as opposed to the Rimfire of .22 cartridges.

  • Distance = 25 m
  • Calibre = any between 7.62mm (.30″) and 9.65 mm (.38″)
  • For Womens Pistol and Mens Sports events, .22 calibres are used
  • Minimum trigger pull = 1000g
  • Number of shots/time:
    Precision Stage = 30 shots, in six series of 5 shots, each series is 5 minutes
    Rapid Fire Stage = 30 shots, in six series of 5 shots. Each series consists of 5 exposures of the target, each exposure is for 3 seconds; the shooter fires one shot per exposure.
  • Target:
    Precision Stage = 10 ring of 50 mm diameter, each ring increases by 50 mm
    Rapid Fire Stage = 10 ring of 100 mm diameter, each ring increases by 100 mm.

 

25M Pistol

25m Pistol Women’s event is similar to Centre Fire. Internationally, 25m Pistol is only shot up to and including the Olympics by women, and up to and including the Paralympics by men and women, and by juniors at the World Championships, In Australia the event is also shot by men at many State competitions. After all competitors have completed the Precision Stage, they then fire the Rapid Fire Stage. There is a total of 60 shots fired.

  • Distance = 25 m
  • Calibre = .22 long rifle rimfire
  • Minimum trigger pull = 1000g
  • Number of shots/time:
    Precision Stage = 30 shots, in six series of 5 shots, each series is 5 minutes
    Rapid Fire Stage = 30 shots, in six series of 5 shots. Each series consists of 5 exposures of the target, each exposure is for 3 seconds; the shooter fires one shot per exposure.
  • Target:
    Precision Stage = 10 ring of 50 mm diameter, each ring increases by 50 mm
    Rapid Fire Stage = 10 ring of 100 mm diameter, each ring increases by 100 mm.

 

25M Standard Pistol

25m Standard Pistol is one of the ISSF shooting events introduced at the World Championship level in 1970.

Standard Match uses .22 caliber pistols over 25 meters.

The match consists of 3 separate time stages.

5 shots in 150 seconds,

5 shots in 20 seconds and

5 shots in 10 seconds.

A total of 60 shots are fired.

  • Distance = 25 m
  • Calibre = .22 long rifle rimfire
  • Minimum trigger pull = 1000g
  • Number of shots/time = the 60-shot match is divided into 5-shot series with different timings:
    ◦    4 series of 5 shots within 150 seconds for each series
    ◦    4 series of 5 shots within 20 seconds for each series
    ◦    4 series of 5 shots within 10 seconds for each series
  • Target = 10 ring of 50 mm diameter, each ring increases by 50 mm

 

Standard ISSF Rimfire/Centrefire Target @ 25M

.

The SPPC shoot the ISSF 25m Practice on Monday nights and Matches every other weeknight excluding Wednesdays, also on Saturday and Sunday so (check the Events Calendar for details).

.

Does this interest you?   then please contact us for more at info@sspc.org.au