Steel Challenge is a pistol shooting Action Match competition shot from a stationary position at five static steel plates per stage. Competitors shoot each of the eight stages five times and add their best four times to become their stage score. The lowest score is the winner. The eight stages shot in the Steel Challenge match are Accelerator, Five to Go, Outer Limits, Pendulum, Roundabout, Showdown, Smoke & Hope and Speed Option. Each stage is unique in its design and offers a different challenge to the shooter.

Steel shooting offers a port of entry to the pistol shooting sports and is an excellent starting place for young or beginner shooters. It also provides a ‘soft’ way for those who have begun to suffer the problems associated with aging to remain involved in the shooting sports. All this provides an alternative for those who might otherwise be lost to shooting. Regardless of your shooting background or skill level, all shooters walk away smiling after shooting Steel Challenge. This competition is a level playing field for shooters of all backgrounds.

Competitors are scored based solely on the time it takes them to shoot each stage. The last target that is shot is known as the “stop plate”, which stops the timer. All primary target hits made after the stop plate has been struck, will be scored with a 3 second penalty each. The maximum time permitted for a run is 30 seconds and a competitor will be stopped and asked to reload if they reach the 30 second limit. Each competitor shoots each stage five times, with their slowest run dropped, excluding the stage Outer Limits where only four runs are shot and the top three counted. The competitor’s best four out of five runs are totaled for their stage score and the eight stage scores are added together to establish the competitor’s match score. The winner is the competitor with the lowest overall time.


Steel Challenge Report June 2022

Tuesdays have been going great, with many of our regulars returning and also some new faces showing up. We’ll be running a 4 week match in the fall, where each week we will shoot two of the stages, for score and then after we’ve shot all 8 matches, awards will be given. If you are [...]

By |2022-06-03T08:35:02-07:00June 3rd, 2022|Steel Challenge|0 Comments

Steel Challenge Update

Members, please be aware of some Steel Challenge Rules updates for Tuesday evenings. Tuesday night steel will start promptly at 7:15 pm. Those arriving late may not be able to shoot depending on that night's turn out. Drop in fees for members is still $5, but for non-members the fee is now $10. While COVID physical [...]

By |2020-07-07T15:58:32-07:00July 7th, 2020|Steel Challenge|6 Comments

Steel Challenge Finished Until New Year

Attention Members, Steel Challenge on Thursday nights is now finished for the year with the holidays quickly approaching. We will be back at in starting again on Tuesday, January 7th. Thank you for making this past year so successful, we look forward to another great year of Steel ahead of us. Merry Christmas and [...]

By |2019-12-18T12:00:18-08:00December 18th, 2019|Steel Challenge|Comments Off on Steel Challenge Finished Until New Year

Steel Challenge Report September 2019

September 17th, there won't be any speed steel as I will be away hunting. Over the next 8 Tuesdays (excluding 17th) we will only be shooting steel challenge stages with a shoot off in November. Date will be set closer within the next couple of weeks and then we will have a shoot off.  [...]

By |2019-09-06T09:13:44-07:00September 6th, 2019|Steel Challenge|Comments Off on Steel Challenge Report September 2019

Steel Challenge Update

Please note that Steel Challenge is cancelled for February 19th due to weather. The new steel targets are in and they ring!! We will start keeping score on February 26th, come on out and join us on Tuesday nights starting at 7:00 pm. We have lights and heaters on Range 4. Drop in for [...]

By |2019-02-19T09:24:21-08:00February 19th, 2019|Steel Challenge|Comments Off on Steel Challenge Update
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