Click on this link to find the current formats – these will be used for the NT Nationals but are subject to minor changes if testing between now and next May shows up any problems that can be easily fixed.

Finals on Paper Targets – 3 matches

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 (GTRs)PA GTRs January 2020

2. Special Technical Rules for the Service matchesService Rules 2023

    For a Summary of the 2022 rule changes Click here for 2022 changes

    For a Summary of the 2023 rule changes (formatted to be pasted into the current 2022 rulebook)  Click here for 2023 changes

3. Rules for the Black Powder matchesBlack Powder Rules 2023

   For a Summary of the 2023 rule change (formatted to be pasted into the current 2020 rulebook)  Click here for 2023 changes

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 NRA Action Pistol rules Click here

9. 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