The rapid fire match is also one of the older matches, but is still very popular, including being one of the shooting disciplines in Olympics and Commonwealth Games.
The match is shot using semi-automatic rimfire (22LR) pistols on five turning targets, spaced 75cm apart. The match consists of four series of five shots each in 8 seconds, 6 seconds and 4 seconds.
The course of fire includes 60 shot across multiple stages. The shooter must wait with the shooting arm at 45 degrees until the targets start to turn.
Rapid fire handguns are the same as Standard Pistols. When the handgun is raised to the shooting position, it must point and recover from recoil with a minimum of effort, as the shooter has little time to make corrections in the faster time series. Well fitting orthopaedic grips, adjustable triggers and reliable functioning are characteristics of a good Rapid Fire handgun.