The black powder events use, as the name suggests, black powder revolvers. Competitors load the chambers with black powder and the ball, then install the firing cap. What this match lacks in speed, it makes up with excessive amounts of smoke and noise!
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.
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.
Distance: 25 metres
Number of shots/time: 13 shots in 30 minutes
Precision targets are used for this match.