CENTRE FIRE, is another ISSF sanctioned event. Competitors use 'centre fire' pistols (.32, .38, 9mm, .357 calibre) to shoot precision and rapid-fire competition from a distance of 25 meters. The precision target has a 5 cm 10-ring, while the rapid-fire target has a 10cm centre. Centre Fire pistols shoot .32, .38 or .357 calibre ammunition from a five-shot 'semi automatic' pistols or revolvers with a trigger pressure of at least 1000g.
Course of Fire: The 60-shot match is divided into 30 shots precision and 30 shots rapid-fire. The precision, or slow-fire stage, is fired in six series of five shots, and competitors have five minutes per series. In the 30-shot rapid-fire stage, competitors shoot strings of five shots. Targets face for 3 seconds for each shot, and turn away for seven seconds of rest between shots, in each series of 5 shots.