What is Steel Challenge?
Steel Challenge is an action pistol match that requires the competitor to hit 5 static steel targets as quickly as possible. Most stages specify a specific steel target to be shot last (Stop Plate) This format is friendly to all skill levels and is a great event to introduce new shooters to action pistol event. Each competitor will shoot each stage 5 times, commonly referred to as a string. The highest string time per stage is thrown out. The 4 lowest string times are totaled to give a total stage time. All stage times are then combined for a total match time. Lowest time gets bragging rights.
BGSL Steel Challenge is affiliated with the Steel Challenge Shooting Association and follows the rules and practices of SCSA. Our club matches typically consist of two of the Steel Challenge standard classifier stages and three “outlaw” stages of challenging steel shooting.
When: Second Saturday – Set up 8:30 , Registration Starts 9:00, New Shooter Check out 9:30, Match starts 10:00.
**** New Shooters – (i.e. Any Shooter who has not had a new shooter check out at a BGSL Pistol Event) must attend a new shooters check out – or they will not be able to shoot. (New Shooter Check starts at 9:30am)
Cost: ** Match fee is $20. BGSL members receive a $5 discount off the match fee. Junior shooters (17 and under) will receive an additional $5 discount when accompanied by a paying adult shooter.
Equipment: Any safe centerfire pistol / revolver .355 (9mm) or above or Rim-Fire (.22 ) We recommend a minimum of 3 magazines – 5 being better for magazine holding 10 rds. or less. Holsters must be a strong side and cover the trigger when the pistol is holstered **Rim-Fire pistols may start at a low ready but must be bagged at the completion of each stage. Eye and hearing protection is required for shooters and spectators. Ammo – a typical match would require 150 – this is with no misses – BRING EXTRA -Recommend 250rds!!!
Notice for JUNIOR SHOOTERS and their parents or guardians
In recognition of the provisions of the Youth Handgun Safety Act as set forth in the Gun Control Act of 1968, 18 U.S.C. Chapter 44, (see pg. 55 – 18 U.S.C. 922(x)) beginning immediately, before anyone under the age of 18 who is not accompanied by their parent or legal guardian may shoot in one of our matches, we must have a Youth Handgun Consent Form on file. This form must be signed by the parent or legal guardian of the Junior shooter and their signature must be notarized if it is sent with the Junior shooter, or alternatively, it may be signed and witnessed at the time of match sign-in the first time it is presented. This form will be valid for the remainder of the calendar year in which it is executed, unless it is revoked in writing and said revocation is mailed to the address on the form. Youth Handgun Consent Form. Adobe Acrobat reader is required to view and/or print this form.
Safety Reminder: Handling of Firearms is limited to designated “Safe Areas” or under the Supervision of a Range Officer. Ammo can NOT be handled in Safe Areas. (Guns must be Bagged or Holstered, Rifles must have ECI or be Bagged when not in Safe area or under supervision of Safety Officer)
This is an outdoor event – Plan accordingly
Pistol / Rifle Categories
- Centerfire pistol Open
- Centerfire pistol Limited
- Single Stack
- Pistol Caliber Carbine – Iron Sights or Optics (No magnum Calibers)
- Revolver – Iron Sights or Optics
- Rim-Fire Rifle – Iron Sights or Optics
- Rim-Fire Revolver – Iron Sights or Optics
- (**Rifle must be BAGGED or have an Empty Chamber Indicator**)
We do shoot in the Rain – We do NOT Shoot if there is Lightning
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