England's James Huckle and Kenny Parr savoured their shooting silver medal in the 10m air rifle pairs in Delhi.
Gold went to Indian favourites, Olympic champion Abhinav Bindra and world champion Gagan Narang at the Dr Karni Singh Shooting Range.
But Huckle and Parr were delighted to claim their silver.
"That was hard," said Huckle, a 19-year-old from Harlow, who won three golds at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune two years ago. "Against those two, silver was the best we could do. We're really happy."
Parr, a 22-year-old civil servant from Thornton Heath, added: "We are very pleased with our performance."
The competition for silver was tough enough, as the Bangladeshi pair finished just one point adrift of the English on 1173 points on a day when India's first gold winners set a Games record of 1193.
Gorgs Geikie and Julia Lydall added bronze to the Huckle and Parr's silver as they finished third in the 25m pistol pairs with 1112 points, where the Indian pairing of Anisa Sayyed and Rahi Sarnobat set a Games record of 1156 points, 10 more than the second-placed Australians.
But Mick Gault will have to wait to add to his total of 15 Commonwealth medals as he seeks four more to set an all-time Games record.
He and his partner Nick Baxter could only manage fifth place in the 50m pistol pairs, finishing with a total of 1073 in an event where they earned bronze four years ago and gold in 1998.
This year's gold went to the Singapore pair of Bin Gai and Swee Hon Lim with 1094 points.
Gault, who will retire after these Games at the age of 56, has another seven medal chances left.
Geikie, a 25-year-old from Dereham, and Lydall, a 24-year-old student from Leicester, were in third place after the first half of their event, the precision shooting, where competitors have half an hour to fire 30 shots at a small target.
Malaysia were just five points behind, and although both English shooters had trained more thoroughly in the precision, they maintained third place by two points at the end of the rapid fire section, where competitors fire another 30 shots at targets which are live for only three seconds in 10.
"We always knew we had a really good chance of a medal," said Geikie. "It was really nerve-wracking at the end, so we had to concentrate hard. It was a very workmanlike performance in the end.
"I didn't think I had done well enough when I finished, but Julie was ecstatic when I saw her, saying 'We got bronze, we got bronze!"'
Lydall added: "I finished shooting before Gorgs, and I saw a member of our team in the crowd holding up three fingers and jumping up and down, and then I checked on the scoreboard."
Geikie explained that her unusual first name was in fact her nickname.
"I am called Georgina, which is what I put down on the competitors' form before I came here. But in the space where it asked for a preferred name I put down 'Gorgs', which is what everyone calls me.
"Now I'm Gorgs on my accreditation, and in all the official lists. I think it's a nice thing to happen at the Friendly Games."