Steel Challenge is an international speed shooting competition governed by the rules of SCSA (Steel Challenge Shooting Association). It consists of 8 standard stages referred to as classifiers. Each stage consists of 5 targets, four plates that may be shot in any order, and one stop plate. Shooters will run 5 strings on each stage, the four best times will be combined for score plus any penalties or misses. The worst string is thrown out. Plates are 10, 12 and 18×24 inches. Round count is 125, bring more ammo.
Centerfire handguns require a minimum caliber of 9mm or .38 Special. Gun divisions include pistols or revolvers with optical or iron sights. Centerfire guns begin each string from a holster, with the shooter’s hands visible above the shoulders in what is commonly called the “Surrender Position.” There are no mandatory reloads. All strings are shot from a shooting box with no movement on the stage.
Rimfire handguns .22LR only, pistols or revolvers are divided into optical or iron sight categories. Rimfire handguns start from a low ready position. Rimfire rifles iron sights or optics also start at low ready. Low ready position is indexing on a cone 10′ in front of the shooter.
PCC is also allowed. Carbines in 9mm, .357 SIG, .40 S&W, 10mm and .45 ACP with iron sights or optics, will start from the same low ready position as rimfire rifles.
Matches will consist of 5 stages total, either 2 classifiers and 3 outlaw stages or 3 classifiers and 2 outlaw stages in the SC format (best 4 of 5 strings). Matches will run 3rd Saturdays March thru Oct and possibly in good weather thru the winter months (not necessarily on the 3rd Sat).<br/><br/>
Match fees are $15 for one gun, $20 for two guns. Registration will be available on Practiscore prior to match day. Registration will also be available at the shack morning of match. Registration opens at 8am, shooting will commence at 9am. Shooters will be squaded because all plates need to be painted in between shooters for scoring purposes.
If you register on Practiscore and you are shooting 2 guns, you need to register twice, once for each firearm. You will also be able to squad after you register. Registration is currently open.
Social distancing will be observed. Bring whatever you deem necessary in that regard.