The laser pistol is now used in modern pentathlon. It is environmentally friendly and safe.
Shooting takes place in four series, the targets are 10 m away. In each series 5 targets with a diameter of 59.5 mm must be hit in any as many attempts within the maximum allotted time of 50 seconds. The fastest-firing pentathletes “close” five targets in 10-15 seconds. As soon as the athlete hits 5 targets or the time limit is out, the athlete can start the 800 meters run.