Practical Pistol

Action Match is a fast-paced pistol shooting discipline requiring the use of self-loading pistols or revolvers to shoot at various targets. It includes four firearm classes (Open, Open Modified, Metallic Sight and Production) and consists of four competition ‘stages’ or events (Practical, Barricade, Moving Target and Falling Plate).

At the club our Practical Pistol shoot is a quick and energetic discipline that caters to rimfire and centrefire pistols and revolvers. Most matches comprise a minimum of three stages and the courses of fire are designed to offer challenging and active scenarios that test the capacity of the shooter and their equipment. The targets are mainly paper, cardboard or steel and the competitor is scored on their accuracy and time in comparison with all the scores and times shot on the day.