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Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men

Date12 August 1932 — 9:00
LocationLos Angeles Police Pistol Range, Elysian Park, Los Angeles, California
Participants18 from 7 countries
Format25 metres. Six-shot series with targets exposed for 8 seconds in rounds one, two, and three, 6 seconds in round four, 4 seconds in round five, 3 seconds in round six, and then 2 seconds in subsequent rounds until ties broken.

The weather on the day of the pistol match was bright and clear. The event consisted of the shooters firing three sets of 6 shots with the target visible for 8 seconds. Ties were broken by 6-shot strings fired in 6 seconds, and then 4 seconds, 3 seconds, and 2 seconds. Of the 18 shooters competing, 12 scored perfect 18s in the opening round contested over 8-second strings. The 6-second string did little to break the tie, as only Tom Carr (USA) failed to hit all 6 targets and was eliminated. In the 4-second string, six shooters scored prefect 6s and five shooters were eliminated. All three of the Italian shooters advanced to the next stage. Renzo Morigi and Domenico Matteucci were joined by Germany’s Heinrich Hax in hitting all six targets in 3 seconds, and they contested the final competition over 2 seconds. Morigi again recorded a perfect score to win the gold medal, hitting his final target as it was turning away, with Hax taking second with 4 targets, and Matteucci third with 3 targets. Most of the foreign shooters came with German Walther and Spanish Star pistols, but after watching the Americans using .22 Colt Woodsman pistols, they all went and bought that pistol, and it was used by all shooters in the competition.

PosNumberCompetitorNOCPointsRound 1 PointsRound 2 PointsRound 3 PointsRound 4 PointsRound 5 Points
1Renzo MorigiITA42186666Gold
2Heinz HaxGER40186664Silver
3Domenico MatteucciITA39186663Bronze
=4Walter BoninsegniITA3518665
=4José GonzálezESP3518665
=4Arturo VillanuevaMEX3518665
=7José Maria FerreiraPOR291865
=7Arnulfo HernándezMEX291865
=7Rafael de SousaPOR291865
=7Luther RobertsUSA291865
=7Gustavo SalinasMEX291865
12Thomas CarrUSA23185
=13Manuel CorralesESP1717
=13Luis CalvetESP1717
=13Eugênio do AmaralBRA1717
16Ernest TippinUSA1616
=17Bráz MagaldiBRA1515
=17Antônio da SilveiraBRA1515