Steel Challenge

//Steel Challenge

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.

Chairman: Kelly Abram

08 December

Steel Challenge Back Every Week

By |2015-12-08T09:35:30-07:00December 8th, 2015|Steel Challenge|Comments Off on Steel Challenge Back Every Week

Steel Challenge Practice Nights is now back every week through the winter. We will be alternating between Tuesday and Wednesday nights. Please check the calendar for the schedule. Tuesday's will be run by Chris Fredin, and Wednesday nights will be run by Brennan Sheremeto. We would love to see some new faces out there, and if [...]

06 November

Steel Challenge Sub Club Report November 2015

By |2015-11-06T13:49:10-07:00November 6th, 2015|Steel Challenge|Comments Off on Steel Challenge Sub Club Report November 2015

We have had good attendance at the weekly practice night, change we will be moving to Wednesday from Tuesday as usual. We will also be changing to every other Wednesday for now starting on the 4th of November. It's getting chillier but a couple layers and we are all still comfy, the heaters take the [...]

30 October

Steel Challenge Date Changes

By |2015-11-01T11:15:53-07:00October 30th, 2015|Steel Challenge|Comments Off on Steel Challenge Date Changes

Attention Members, please note that Steel Challenge nights will now be running every second Wednesday night starting on November 4th and continuing until March 9th, 2016. We would love to see some new faces out there, and if you're looking to vastly improve your handgun speed and accuracy in a casual and friendly atmosphere, Steel Challenge is [...]

05 January

Steel Challenge Goes Through Winter

By |2015-01-05T21:34:06-07:00January 5th, 2015|Steel Challenge|Comments Off on Steel Challenge Goes Through Winter

Hi, I just wanted to remind everyone that steel challenge practice nights go through the winter on Wednesdays nights. Bring out a .22 pistol or rifle if you don't want to chase brass and make some noise. there are also a couple working heaters on range 4 to help take the edge off so bring [...]

10 September

Head To Head Match Videos

By |2014-09-14T13:05:13-07:00September 10th, 2014|Steel Challenge|Comments Off on Head To Head Match Videos

Well these took a while... but they are up! Big thanks to Sterling Cross Defense Systems for the frangible ammo as prizes, very cool stuff for shooting steel. Shotgun Relay Revolver Relay

06 June

New IPSC Practice Nights

By |2014-06-06T10:19:53-07:00June 6th, 2014|IPSC, Steel Challenge|Comments Off on New IPSC Practice Nights

Due to a lack of local matches this year (nationals taking up everyone’s time), The IPSC Club and Steel Challenge have decided that we will alternate Tuesdays for practice. So every other Tuesday will be full IPSC practice where we will run a stage or two and a few times, take scores, calculate hit factors etc. [...]

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