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 distancing is still in effect, the following rules are now in effect:
- If you feel the need to have noisy conversation, please step outside the range or you may be asked to leave.
- The maximum people on Range 4 during Tuesday night shall 8 people at one time.
- Additional people will need to wait outside the range till their name is called. This will also help with hearing the hits on targets.
- Any teaching or demonstrating on how to shoot steel will be moved to Range 5.
- If you are not IPSC, 3-Gun or IDPA trained, I would appreciate you NOT using a holster.
Due to the large turnouts we really don’t have the time or the space to coach new people on the stage, so maybe get some coaching time arranged with one of the more experienced shooters on Range 5 so that when you do step up it won’t be so daunting or time consuming.
We are getting great turnouts but the amount of time between runs isn’t very efficient. Everyone wants to shoot so I’m hoping this may speed up the night. This will hopefully change as I figure it out.
Steel Challenge Director
I have been a member of this range for years. I keep to myself and shoot on my own because of things written like this. This post doesn’t encourage new shooters or experienced shooters to try something new, this post discourages them. You give no information on who to contact to get basic training or even basic do and don’ts. This just sounds very elitist: “If you don’t know how to do this don’t come out! We don’t want you here.”
I would give references to steel match material and basics on what to do in these events. I would also have “experienced” members information available to help new shooters.
I agree with Chad. I helped set up the weekly Steel shoots with Brandon. The purpose is to get experience and training, pushing shooters out is not the way to encourage and grow participation. Each week was meant to highlight a different stage of SCSA. Watching the seasoned shooters helps the new ones and builds camaraderie. Don’t take the fun out of it.
I think the best solution will be to post related videos, in present scenario of COVID.
This way new shooters will have some idea of what to expect. Thanks
I’m confused Chad, did you read Kelly’s entire post? He speaks quite clearly about asking for coaching on Range 5 from one of the experienced shooters there. The night has become wildly popular and due to the current Covid rules people can’t be packed on the range like normal. There is nothing about his post that is elitist at all.
Brandt, the night is still tons of fun but with the new pandemic rules in place there has to be a limited number of people on the range at any one time.
Hi Chad and BT Lewis, there are reasons for these changes, the majority of the reasons are safety. There have been new shooters that have come out that are not experienced with their pistols or holsters. When these people are up to shoot, many of us were on edge as they were not safe. Most ranges require some form of holster training for members to be able to use holsters.There are courses available (Black Badge) or training nights that offer beginners courses. Experienced shooters are more than willing to help out new shooters in range 5.
The other issue was Covid safety. Unfortunately many members were not keeping safe distance. Kelly operates an indoor range and has had to follow the new regulations. His new update included Covid safety and rules about showing up on time to make it fair to everyone.
Kelly has done a great job with steel challenge, making it my favourite night of the week.
I agree with Dave, both Kelly & Rob have done a great job with running Steel Challenge during these unusual times. If we all want to shoot we need to give everyone a break. Since I have been coming to Steel Challenge many shooters have helped me and made me feel welcome.
Remember this is a club for fun and run be volunteers. No one is perfect.