Black Powder and International Black Powder

25m Black Powder

The 25m Black Powder event combines both precision and rapid-fire, in two stages each of 20 shots

Calibre maximum ·46 calibre, cap and ball revolver.

Precision Stage

Number of shots/time: 20 shots, in four series of 5 shots, each series is 12 minutes

After all competitors have completed the Precision Stage, they then fire the Rapid Fire Stage.

Rapid Fire Stage

Number of shots/time: 20 shots, in four 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.

50m Black Powder

The 50m Black Powder event is based on the ISSF 50m Pistol match reduced to 40 shots:

Distance: 50 metres

Calibre: maximum ·46 calibre, cap and ball

Number of shots/time: 40 shots in four series of 10 shots, each series is 30 minutes. The PA Black Powder Target is used for this event.

The 13-shot events

The 13-shot events provide a 13-shot event for virtually every type of black powder ‘cap and ball’ pistols.

Although this is an event of 13 shots, only the ten best scoring shots are counted for the shooter’s score.

There are four suggested ‘categories’: Replica single-shot, Fixed-sight revolver, Adjustable-sight revolver, and Modern single-shot pistol.

Pistols must be black powder:

Distance: 25 metres

Number of shots/time: 13 shots in 30 minutes

Precision targets are used for this match.