Steel Plate Shooting

Steel Plate Shooting

Safety is the hallmark of MRPC. Eye and ear protection are required for all participants and spectators at all Steel Plate matches. MRPC is a cold range – personal carry of loaded firearms is NOT permitted anywhere on club property. There is no handling of firearms at any Steel Match at any time until directed by the Match Director or the Range Safety Officer. Only competitors engaged in a course of fire under the direction of a Range Safety Officer may have a loaded firearm. Spectators are welcome at all Steel Plate matches and must abide by the same safety rules as competitors.

The Miami Rifle and Pistol Club offers Steel Plate shooting throughout the year at multiple times each month. Saturday Steel occurs on the second Saturday of every month except in September when it is on the third Saturday. Wednesday Morning Steel occurs on the second Wednesday of every month. Wednesday Evening Steel occurs on the fourth Wednesday of the month starting in May and ending in September. All matches are open to the public.

Steel Plate shooting at MRPC is an event for all skill levels from novice to expert. If you are looking for an entry level shooting competition, Steel Plate Shooting at MRPC is ideal. There are seven classes including Stock auto, Unlimited, Rimfire, Rimfire Revolver, Rimfire Rifle, Revolver and Single Action Revolver. Note the Single Action class requires a minimum of two guns. A minimum of four magazines are required for semi-automatic pistols and a minimum of 4 speed loaders are required for revolvers – six of either is optimum and more is always better. Many participants will shoot in multiple classes at any given match. Each stage is a timed event. A miss results in a three second penalty and a procedural results in a ten second penalty.

Entry fee is $5 per class for all matches. Payouts are awarded based on Lewis Class. MRPC is a volunteer organization. Assistance with setup, teardown, keeping score, serving as a Range Safety Officer and any other assistance helps the matches run smoother, safer and faster.

Saturday Steel

Saturday Steel matches start promptly at 11:00 am. Set up starts at 9:00 am, Sign-ups begin at 10 AM, and registration closes at 2:00 pm. A typical match will include 4 stages. Stage 1 will be shot 3 times. Stages 2, 3 and 4 are shot 2 times and require a timed reload. A typical match will require approximately 80 rounds per class but you are encouraged to bring extra. Time and weather permitting an optional side match will be available. The side matches typically involve a higher quantity and wider variety of targets than a typical stage and many involve multiple types of firearms. An email is sent out about one week ahead of the monthly match noting the round count and whether or not a side match will be available, along with the firearm type(s) and round count(s) for the side match.

Wednesday AM

Wednesday Morning Steel is held the 2nd Wednesday of the month, year round.  June, July and August we add a shoot on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Set-up is 8 am to 9 am.  Matches start at 9 or as soon as we get set up.  Registration closes at 10 am. We try and end by 11 am to noon. We accommodate for work schedules. There are three stages total with three runs per stage and we shoot as teams.  The round count averages 60 to 70 rounds. This is a friendly shoot complete with apple or blueberry crisp as a morning treat and we especially welcome new shooters, women and teens. We have the same classes as other Steel, however because of the large number of 1911 shooters, we have a class just for 1911, 9mm or 45.

Wednesday PM

Wednesday Evening Steel matches are shot on the 4th Wednesday of the 5 summer months of May through September. Matches start at approximately 5:00. Set-up begins at 4:15. Registration opens at 4:45 and closes at 6:30. The matches consist of three stages. Stage one will be shot three times. Stages 2 and 3 are shot twice and require a timed reload. Round count for the match is typically 55 per class but extra ammunition is encouraged. A reminder email will be sent out a week in advance with an additional reminder being posted in the Steel Shooters Forum. Cancellations due to weather will be made by email and also posted in the forum.

Email questions to: steel@miamirifle-pistol.org. Specify one of the following contacts for a specific match as follows:

Phil Didion for Saturday Steel and Steel Plate Shooting in general

Scott Galloway for Wednesday Evening Steel

Betsy Mitchell for Wednesday Morning Steel

Contact Match Directors
Email steel@miamirifle-pistol.org

Saturday Steel and Steel Plate Shooting in general
Phil Didion

Wednesday AM Matches
Betsy Mitchell

Wednesday PM Matches
Scott Galloway

For email questions contact one of the Match Directors listed above and be sure to add in the subject line which event (Saturday Steel, Wednesday AM, or Wednesday PM) and the name of the Match Director your contacting.