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The SSAA Para ISU Section is affiliated with the International Shooting
Sport Federation (ISSF) and Pistol Australia (PA). This affiliation gives SSAA
Para members who are members of this section the opportunity to reach Olympic,
Commonwealth Games and other international target pistol shooting competitions
if they so desire.
As the SSAA Para ISU section is affiliated with Pistol Australia (PA) there is an additional membership for members who want to participate at higher level competition. Please speak to the section regarding this membership.
Section Contact Details
Captain: Phil Beaumont - (08) 8264 6436
Section Secretary: Warren Gowland - (08) 9522 5945
Description of Matches Shot at Para in the ISU Section
|Air Pistol||10m||60 men & 40 women||10m Air pistol are ISSF events shot by both men and women, at all levels of competition up to and including the Olympics and Paralympics.
The 10m Air Pistol events, and the 50m Pistol event are arguably the most mentally demanding events.
|Free Pistol||50m||60||Formerly known as Free Pistol, the 50m Pistol event is shot at all levels of competition up to and including the Olympics and Paralympics using .22 calibre single-shot pistols.
In this event the pistol may only be loaded with one round of ammunition at a time and must be operated with only one hand, which cannot be supported in any way. There are practically no rules for the pistol itself, trigger force may be as low as the competitor chooses, the grip may be designed in any way provided it does not give support beyond the wrist, and there are no restrictions on size and weight of the pistol.
50m Pistol is described as the purest form of precision shooting amongst the pistol events, which has undergone minimal rule changes over the past 75 years.
|Sport Pistol||25m||30||The 25m Pistol event was introduced in the 1960s.
25m Pistol combines both precision and rapid-fire, in two stages each of 30 shots. Each series consists of 5 exposures of the target, each exposure is for 3 seconds; the shooter fires one shot per exposure.
|Centrefire Pistol||25m||30||Other than the calibre used, the Centre Fire event is exactly the same as the 25m Pistol Sport Pistol events.
The 25m Centre Fire match is shot with a handgun of any calibre between 7.62 mm (.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 speedy series of shots involved. The name Center-Fire comes from the ignition system of these calibers as opposed to the Rimfire of .22 cartridges.
|Standard Pistol||25m||60||25m Standard Pistol is one of the ISSF shooting events introduced at the World Championship level in 1970.
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
|Service Pistol||25m||90||The Service Pistol event for 9mm and ·38/·357 pistols consists of 90 shots fired at distances varying from 50 to 7 yards with the pistol holstered at the commencement of each series. Shooters must hold a current PA Holster Accreditation to compete or train in this event. PA Service Pistol targets are used for this event and set in a bank of four targets per shooter.|
|PA Black Powder Pistol||25m & 50m||60||The 25m (Aggregate) Black Powder event combines both precision and rapid-fire, in two stages each of 20 shots.
The 50m Black Powder event is based on the ISSF 50m Pistol match reduced to 40 shots.
See SSAA Para Black powder section for more details on black powder pistol shooting
|Rapid Fire Pistol||25m||60||In 25m 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.