Steel Plate Shooting

Steel Plate Shooting

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. Wednesday Morning Steel occurs on the first and third 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 15 classes ranging from .22 handgun to Pistol Caliber Carbine (PCC)

Click here for a list of classes and which matches allow them.

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.

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.

Saturday Steel

Saturday Steel matches start promptly at 11:00 am after the safety briefing **All new shooters MUST attend the safety briefing**. Set up starts at 9:00 am, sign-ups begin at 10:00 am, and registration closes at noon. 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 round count 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 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month year round. Set-up starts at 8:45 am. Registration opens at 8:45 am and closes at 9:20 am.  The match begins at 9:30 am. We generally end by noon.  There are three stages total and we shoot as teams.  The round count averages 50 rounds. This is a friendly shoot and we welcome new shooters.  Reminder emails will be sent out on the Monday before each match.  In the event of cancellation due to weather, an email will be sent out that morning or earlier.

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Wednesday PM

Wednesday Evening Steel matches are shot on the 4th Wednesday of the 5 summer months of May through September. Set-up begins at 4:00. Registration opens at 4:30 and closes at 6:30. Matches start at approximately 5:00.  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 and cancellations due to weather will also be made by email.