PA Dress Guidelines – click here

Pistol Australia Grades – click here for the current list of PA grades

[Grades are set by the National Coaching Council – they are included here for the convenience of officials involved in producing results of competition.

The following rules and regulations are the current versions

1. Pistol Australia General Technical Regulations – PA GTRs January 2020

2. Special Technical Rules for the Service matches –Service Rules January 2020

3. Rules for the Black Powder matches – Black Powder Rules January 2020

4. ISSF General and Specific Pistol Rules with PA variations – PAPrint-ISSFRules-2017 v2    (NOTE: on page 10 the words “or NON ALLOWABLE” should be deleted – thus it will read “Only one (1) malfunction (ALLOWABLE) may be refired…………”

5. ISSF Supported Rest Shooting Rules 2017 Click here

6. Link to ISSF website for all ISSF rules Click here

7. Link to WA1500 website for all WA1500 rules Click here

8. Link to the other NRC site NRC website

ISSF Rules 2017 – PA Version

1. All rules specific to paper targets will be found at the end of Section 6

2. Rules that are not enforced at Pistol Australia competitions are highlighted – the PA version of that rule will be found in the addendum at the front of the book

3. There will no longer be any shoot-offs for ISSF matches – all done on X count


Due to an inadvertent error Rule was added and is WRONG. The version on this page is now correct. The correct wording of this rule is

S25/ If a competitor places less than the number of rounds in their pocket required for that stage, they are NOT permitted to make up to the required number of rounds. Doing so will incur a 10point penalty for each round so added.

As NRC Director I apologize for this error and also thank the Service Judge B who, in querying the interpretation, actually alerted me to the fact that it was new and was wrong.