The objective is to place a series of shots inside the centre ring of the bulls-eye of the target. The target is comprised of 10 concentric scoring rings with a score grade from one to 10 from the outside ring in; the centre ring earns 10 points. In the final round, the rings are subdivided into more scoring zones with 10.9 being the highest possible score.
Each weapon division features both air gun and 22-calibre events. Competitors compete from a standing position or wheelchair at three different distances: 10, 25 and 50 metres. They accumulate points based on the value of each shot. Each competition consists of a qualification and a final round. The score in the final round is added to the athlete's score in the qualification round. The winner is the competitor who gathers the most points by the end of the competition.
Shooters compete in all male, all female, or mixed-gender competitions. The rules of each event are dependent on the gun, distance, target, shooting position, number of shots and the time limit used. They take into account the differences that exist between shooting for the able-bodied and shooting for persons with a disability.