1. Area of Validity

Pistol shooting competitions regulated by these rules are those of an ATOMIADE.

2. Participation

For participation at these competitions in pistol shooting at an ATOMIADE see chapter A 9 of this Vademecum.

3. Age Categories

The age categories listed in section B 1.3 of the Vademecum are valid for the classification and possible combination of age categories.

4. Competition Evaluation

There is an individual as well as a team evaluation.  Female and male participants are evaluated seperately.

The individual evaluation is divided into age categories. The team evaluation has no age classification.

A team consists of three competitors to be named to the organiser prior to the competition.

5. Tournament Rules

Depending on the facilities available to the organizer, competitions can be offered for

  • air pistol
  • sport pistol
  • free pistol
a) Air Pistol
  • The pistol can be an air pistol or a CO2 pistol with cal. 4.5 mm. The max. weight of the pistol is 1500 g.The trigger weight should be more than 500 g.
  • The distance to the target is 10 m.
  • 40 competition shots are fired within 75 minutes maximum, one shot to every target.
  • Within the given time there is no limit to the amount of test shots (4 targets max are authorised). The test firing must be finished before the first evaluated shot.
  • If at the end of the competition two ore more participants have equal scores, the highest result of the last ten shot series working backward by 10 shot series in full ring scoring are decisive until the equality is broken. If the is still an equal score remaining then the highest number of 10’s, 9’s, 8’s , etc. is taking into account.
  • If the equal scores take place in a team competition the situation must be decided by totalling the results of all members of each team with equal results and following the rules settled for case of individual participants.
  • The commands will always be given in English and they are:
    "Start shooting"
    "Stop shooting"
b) Sport pistol
  • Any calibre 5.6 mm (.22”) rim fire pistol, chambered for Long Rifle cartridges, except single shot, may be used. The weight of the unloaded weapon is no more than 1400 g including magazine and cartridge catching.The trigger weight is more than 1000 g. Lead bullets are to be used.
  • The distance to the target is 25 m.
  • 60 shots are fired in the total evaluation.
    These are:
    30 precision shots and 30 duel shots:
    Precision: Each participant has 5 test shots by series.
    The 30 evaluated shots are fired in 6 series with 5 shots during 5 minutes.
    Duel: Each participant has 5 test shots by series.
    The 30 evaluated shots are fired in 6 series with 5 shots. There is 3 minutes for preparing between each series.
    The targets are turned off for 7 seconds, the target time is 3 seconds.
  • If at the end of the competition the first three participants are identically evaluated, the classification is to be decided by shoot-off series in the duel program.
  • The commands will always be given in English and they are:
    "Load your pistol"
    "Are you ready"
    "Unload your pistol"
    "Bench your pistol"
c) Free pistol
  • Any calibre 5.6 mm (.22”) rim fire pistol, chambered for long rifle cartridges, may be used.
    Lead bullets are to be used.
  • The distance to the target is 50 m.
  • 60 competition shots are fired within 120 minutes with 5 scoring shots for each target.
  • During the time of firing, test shots can be fired as many as desired (2 targets max are authorized). The test firing is to be finished before the first competition shot.
  • The rules for determining the places of participants in case of equal scores in individual and team competitions are the same as for Air Pistol.
  • The commands will always be given in English and they are:
    "Start shooting"
    "Stop shooting"