Host City: Los Angeles, United States
Venue(s): Los Angeles Police Pistol Range, Elysian Park, Los Angeles, California
Date Started: August 12, 1932
Date Finished: August 12, 1932
Format: 25 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.
|7T||José Maria Ferreira||Portugal||POR||29||18||6||5|
|7T||Rafael de Sousa||Portugal||POR||29||18||6||5|
|7T||Luther Roberts||30||United States||USA||29||18||6||5|
|12||Thomas Carr||26||United States||USA||23||18||5|
|13T||Eugenio do Amaral||Brazil||BRA||17||17|
|16||Ernest Tippin||42||United States||USA||16||16|
|17T||Antônio da Silveira||36||Brazil||BRA||15||15|