This is a challenging Centrefire match in which drawing from the holster and a minimum power factor of 120 is involved. Competitors must undertake a competency and holster safety test before being permitted to compete in the Service Pistol event. NO optical sights are permitted in these matches and the weight of the trigger pull must be at least 1360 grams. Self-loading pistols or Revolvers are permitted, with minimum barrel length being 100 mm for revolvers and 120 mm for self loaders (semi-autos).
There is a less rigorous version of this match known as Service Pistol Unrestricted, and this is the more popular version. The Unrestricted match may be shot from the ‘ready’ position, and there is no restriction on power factor. Shooters without holster qualifications must shoot the Unrestricted match.