Rifle and Pistol Classes

Rifle and Pistol Classes commonly used in MFC competitions

Rifles

  • Class A: Close range (100 m), short barrel (535mm / 21 inch), centrefire, carbine type rifles

  • Class B: Medium range (2-300 m), bolt/lever action, centrefire, manually operated or self loading, repeating rifles

  • Class C: Long range (500 m+), centrefire rifles (includes Antique Military Rifles).

  • Class D: Breech loading cartridge rifles, such as black powder, single shot centrefire rifles and falling block action centrefire rifles

  • Class F1: Vintage Sniper Rifles (genuine unmodified “as issued” and faithful reproductions as before 1 Jan 1946)

  • Class F2: Sniper Rifles (genuine unmodified “as issued” and faithful reproductions as after 2 Jan 1946 up to 1 Jan 1991)

  • Class T: Tactical rifles are rifles of service calibre fitted with a telescope sight equipped with a range finding reticle, as may be employed by the combined services, intended for precision shooting between 25 and 600 meters. Such rifles may be genuine sniper rifles as issued or may be a rifle built up to meet these requirements from 1 Jan 1991

  • Class H: Modified/Accurised rifles. Rifles of service origin in the original calibre – comprising:

  • Modification beyond service specifications, e.g. plastic stock, floating barrel, glass  bedded barrel, lightened trigger action and so forth; or

  • Modification to enhance accuracy beyond the specification of the original regular service issue rifle and adopted or evaluated for use by Defence / Law Enforcement for special issue, for purposes other than as a Class ‘F’ rifle

  • Class J: Modified / Accurised Telescope Equipped Rifles. Class H rifles which are fitted with telescopic sights

  • Class TR: Training Rifles. Class TR rifles to include, but not limited to, .22 Training Rifles and .310 Martini Cadet provided documentary evidence supports the rifle’s eligibility.

Pistols

  • Pre-46: As-issued service pistols or faithful reproductions of their original calibre e.g. .44 Russian, .45 ACP, .455 Webley

  • Class 1 – Defence: An original issue or faithful reproduction centrefire service handgun (modified barrel length or calibre only, to comply with national and state laws), either a revolver or semi-automatic, which is, or has been, on regular issue to an army, navy or air force

  • Class 2 – Law Enforcement Agency/Police: An original issue or faithful reproduction centrefire service handgun (modified barrel length or calibre only, to comply with national and state laws), either a revolver or semi-automatic, which is, or has been, on general issue to defence/law enforcement organisations

  • Class 3 – Accurised/Modified/Target: Any Class 1 or 2 service issue centrefire handgun or faithful reproduction that has been modified from its original specification, either postproduction or at the factory, e.g. target shooting adjustable sights, hand customised grips, barrels, triggers systems and trigger saddles, compensators, etc.

  • Class 4 – Rimfire: Any rimfire handgun that substantially replicates the functions of a class 1, 2 or 3 handgun.

 

Full lists of approved bolt action rifles, Class 1 and 2 pistols, military calibres (e.g. for Class T rifles), training rifles and scoped tactical rifles (for Classes F1 and F2) are available through the following links:

 

Approved bolt action rifles

 

Approved Class 1 pistols

 

Approved Class 2 pistols

 

Approved Military Calibres

 

Approved Training Rifles

 

Approved Scoped Tactical Rifles