Gibraltar Pistol

 Association

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Full Bore Competitions


Typical competitions run by the Gibraltar Pistol Association are below along with the handgun type used:

  • Police Pistol One - Revolver
  • PPC480 - Revolver
  • Service B - Revolver/Semi-Auto
  • Man vs Man - Revolver/Semi-Auto
  • IPSC (Open, Standard & Production Divisions) - Semi-Auto


Our annual League Competitions usually take place on Saturday mornings. Each is shot 7 times over the year with the best 5 counting towards your total league score.


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Typical Revolver: Smith & Wesson Model 686
Calibre: .357 Magnum


Typical Semi-Auto Pistol: CZ-75 SP-01 Shadow
Calibre: 9mm


The Gibraltar Pistol Association (GPA) was created just before the start of the Gibraltar Hosted Island Games which were held between the 15th - 22nd July 1995 in Gibraltar, where 17 islands competed in a wide variety of sports including Pistol Shooting.


The origins of the GPA stem from the Rock Rifle and Pistol Club (RRPC) and all its founder members were once members the RRPC. The GPA forms part of the Gibraltar Shooting Federation, along with two other sport shooting associations, the Gibraltar Clay Pigeon Association and the Gibraltar Target Shooting Association.

Full Bore Shooting

Full Bore shooting at the Gibraltar Pistol Association involves the use of a sports handgun of a calibre 9mm or above. Normally sports handguns differ from normal firearms because they have been designed specifically for better performance in terms of accuracy and handling in competition.


Full Bore shooting has the added challenge of being able to fire accurately whilst controlling the power of the larger calibre rounds. The sport has a wide variety of competitions and an equally wide variety of handgun types.


Common calibres are 9mm, .38 Special, 38 Super and 40 S&W, and handgun types used come under two main categories:

  • Revolver
  • Semi-Automatic Pistol