Bullseye Pistol is an extremely challenging course of fire consisting of three different stages.

  • 1st stage: slow fire, which is 10 shots on one target in 10 minutes.
  • 2nd stage: timed fire, which is two 5-shot strings on one target, each string being 20 seconds.
  • 3rd stage: rapid fire, which is two 5-shot strings on one target, each string being 10 seconds.

For timed and rapid fire, the target is initially on edge and is faced to the shooter for 10 or 20 seconds respectively.

The targets have X, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, and 4 rings. Scoring is done by adding up the score of the ten shots with the best possible score being 100 – 10x.

For indoor matches, the distance to the targets is either 50 feet or 75 feet depending on the range limitations.

For outdoor matches, the distance to slow fire targets is 50 yards and the distance to timed and rapid fire targets is 25 yards.

The pistols used are .22 caliber, any centerfire pistol caliber and particularly the .45 caliber.

Open sights and any form of telescopic or lighted sight is legal.

Most competitive shooters use just two guns, the .22 and the .45.

There are minimum weights for trigger pull:

.22 = 2 lb
Centerfire = 2 ½ lb
.45 = 3 ½ lb

Matches are usually a 1800 (180 shots) or 2700 (270 shots) and consist of 20- or 30-shot strings shot in combination of slow, timed, and rapid fire.

You can learn more about this discipline in the Encyclopedia of Bullseye Pistol.