What is the best 25 caliber pistol


Large caliber pistols and revolvers

In the area of ‚Äč‚Äčlarge-caliber pistols and revolvers, targets are always fired at 25m away. A technical distinction can be made between two subgroups:

  1. Centerfire pistols with a maximum weight of 1400g, which fire centerfire cartridges in caliber 7.62 to 9.65mm (no magnum ammunition) and
  2. Pistols / revolvers with a maximum weight of 1500g, which fire ammunition of the caliber 9mm Luger (9x19), .45ACP, .357 Magnum. Only pistols / revolvers in caliber 44 Magnum may have a maximum weight of 1550g. There is a separate competition for each type of ammunition.

The following disciplines are carried out with the large-caliber pistol revolvers:

  • 25m center fire pistol
  • 25m pistol / revolver with the above distinctions according to ammunition.

These large-caliber revolvers and pistols require a permit and can be acquired as a sports shooter from the age of 21. Up to the age of 25, an official or specialist doctor or specialist psychological certificate of mental aptitude is also required in order to be able to acquire the weapon.

A precision round consisting of six series of five shots in five minutes is followed by a rapid fire round. Here six series are shot, whereby a time window of three seconds is provided for each shot and afterwards it is not allowed to shoot for seven seconds.

These competitions are all shot according to the same pattern. First, four series of five shots are fired in 150 seconds each, followed by four series of five shots each in 20 seconds. Different discs are used in the two runs.