With seperate events for men and women, Air Pistol shooting joined the Olympic program in 1988.Competitors use .177 calibre pistols to fire lead pellets at targets 10 meters away. The bullseye has a 11.5mm 10-ring, with the entire target being just 15cm across.
This event is a 60 shot match. 15 minutes Equipment setup followed by 15 minutes Preparation time
and Unlimited sighters. The actual match is then shot over 90 minutes.
Air pistol is a great match to begin your shooting career. It teaches you all of the basics including grip, stance, sight picture and trigger control.