In addition to competing within your own class of firearm, shooters are also graded in conjunction with their shooting experience in both pistol and rifle events. After shooting 3 matches every shooter receives a grade within which they compete with others at their level, those that improve can move up a grade by shooting three successive scores that surpass the minimum score for the next grade.

This ensures that shooters are matched with others at the same experience level – so that they have a fair competition, but also are challenged to improve over time.