The term "Black Powder" refers to muzzle-loading pistols and revolvers, which employ a black-powder propellant, round or conical lead projectiles and percussion caps. These are the type of pistols that existed in the 19th Century and many people find great fascination and satisfaction in this type of historically-based shooting.

Modern black powder pistols are well made replicas of the original pistol type or can be of modern design made for black powder. A relatively large number of accessories are necessary for this type of shooting eg powder measures, starter rods, ram rods, cappers, nipple wrenches, cleaning equipment and ball/bullet removal equipment.

Fortunately all of these items are now readily available at gun dealers who handle this type of shooting. If you are a person who loves lots of gadgets and accoutrements in your sport, don't mind getting a bit dirty and would like to get the feel of shooting 100 years ago, then black powder may well be the shooting sport for you.

The 25m (Aggregate) Black Powder event combines both precision and rapid-fire, in two stages each of 20 shots. After all competitors have completed the Precision Stage, they then fire the Rapid Fire Stage. 

PISTOL: maximum 46 calibre, cap and ball revolver

RESTRICTIONS: No scopes or red dot sights however adjustable sights may be used. Other specific restrictions apply and can be found in the rules for this event.

AMMUNITION: Maximum 46 calibre ball or conical projectile

TARGET: Precision stage - ISSF 25/50m Precision target
Rapid fire stage - PA Service Pistol target

COURSE OF FIRE: Precision stage - 20 shots, in four series of 5 shots, each series is 12 minutes
Rapid stage - 20 shots, in four series of 5 shots (5 exposures of the target, each exposure is for 3 seconds)

SCORING:  Maximum score for this match is 400.
RULES: Click here

GRADING: Click here
RANGE OFFICER GUIDE:  Precision Stage - Click here
                                              Rapid Fire Stage - Click here



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