Handgun metallic silhouette is a rimfire and centrefire revolver and pistol shooting discipline where competitors aim to knock down metal animal-shaped targets. The targets are placed on steel stands in group of five and set at several distances, with the competitors having a certain amount of time to knock as many down as they can. Competitors shoot a handgun to knock over the metal targets, which are of varying thicknesses and are placed between 10m and 200m from the firing line, depending on the calibre of the handgun being used. Targets are fired upon in two-minute stages, firing at five targets per stage, in order, from left to right. The target must be knocked over to score.