There are two Black Powder matches, the Aggregate Match and the 50 Metre match. Cap and ball revolvers must be used in the Aggregate match, while single shot handguns are permitted in the 50 metre match. The calibre is restricted to 0.46 maximum and projectiles must be round balls or conical pointed bullets.
The Aggregate match is identical to the Centre Fire match except that it consists of 20 Precision shots at 25 metres on a standard Precision target and 20 shots Rapid Fire on a standard Rapid Fire target.
The 50 Metre Match consists of four series of 10 shots, fired in 2 hours on an NRA 50 yard target which has a larger Ten-Ring than the standard 50 metre target. The 50 metre match can be shot with revolvers, but some interesting hybrid single shots have been put together by black powder enthusiasts out of single shot cartridge handguns like the Thompson Contender.