This is around on a few forums... for those pistol shooters here it might be of interest.
Modern Pentathlon authorities have decided to substitute a laser pointing event instead.
There's a 'test' of the new laser system here
Personally I don't think it's shooting, and the event should be renamed as 'pointing' and perhaps sponsored by Nintendo... the logic of using converted pistols bemuses me to the point where I wonder why they need to even be pistols and not glorified playstation controllers... but there we go.
No, it's not a wind up.