Steel Challenge

Steel Challenge is completely new to sport shooting in Guyana and has been pioneered locally by the G.S.S.F. The G.S.S.F. became an affiliate of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association in August 2014 and was duly issued with Affiliate Number: SCSA196.

Steel Challenge is the ideal event for people from all backgrounds; professionals, beginners, the young as well as persons that have limited mobility, to shoot at multiple reactive targets and compete in a fun safe environment. It provides what is considered to be a level playing field for most type of pistol shooters.

Steel Challenge is considered to be the fastest shooting competitions in the world.  A standard competition consists of eight (8) different stages where competitors shoot five different steel targets set out at various angles and distances, one of which is designated as a “stop plate” devised to be shot last. Registering a hit on the plate stops the time.

 

Scoring

The total time it takes to hit all five plates is used for the score for a string of fire (Your time is your score.) Misses and penalties add 3 seconds to the time for each. Competitors are scored using an electronic timing device which records the time that every shot is fired. Some stages require 5 strings of which the best 4 are used for score while others require 4 strings and the best 3 are used for the score per stage.

A time of 30.00 seconds is used for each string in any stage that the competitor has not shot. (A total of 120 seconds for a best 4 of 5 strings stage; 90 seconds for a best 3 of 4 strings for specific stages).

The shooter with lowest time wins. 

 

Competition / Matches

Steel Challenge is the perfect way to introduce newer shooters to competitive shooting because it is easy to understand Rules and the instant audible feedback of the bullet hitting the plate is both encouraging and satisfying. 

The competition requirements are as simple as the scoring: the shooter would assume his/her position in the shooting box with hands up above their shoulders. Upon the audible beep of the timer, draw their firearm and shoot at the targets, timer stops when the shooter hits what is designated to be the stop plate. 

The competitor’s best four scores out of five strings of fire on each stage will then be added together for collective score. The lowest total time/score for all stages wins the overall match. 

 

Equipment:

  • Eye and Ear protection.
  • A non-cancelable holster for centrefire pistols. For .22 pistols no holster is required.
  • 9mm /.38 Special is the minimum caliber permitted for all divisions except for the .22 rimfire event and also the Wildcat events which are only shot at lower Tier matches.  
  • Ammunition:

All ammunition used in competition must be safe, serviceable and appropriate for the firearm being used.

         Minimum cartridge for centerfire competitions (38 Special 9X19).

         Rimfire firearms must be .22 Long Rifle (.22LR) only. No powderless cases.

*Total amount of ammunition required with no misses for an eight (8) stage match is 195 rounds.

  • Three to five magazines are recommended and/or speed loading devices for revolvers

 

The G.S.S.F. hopes that Steel Challenge will grow and intends to promote this sport to its members and affiliates nationwide and shall strive to have by the end of 2015 all of their regular Steel Challenge competitors classified and listed with a SCSA world ranking on the SCSA website.

The G.S.S.F. recognises that the training and practice required to participate in steel challenge competitions also provides a solid foundation necessary for other forms of practical shooting sports.

More so the fun element derived from the instant audio feedback of a hit on the steel plate is especially appealing to shooters and spectators at our events and competitions.

Learn more about steel challenge visit their website at www.steelchallenge.com

G.S.S.F. hosts another successful Steel Challenge Shooting Competition sponsored by Jus’ Waters Inc.

Saturday 2nd April, 2016 marked yet another successful Steel Challenge match held by the Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation which was sponsored by Jus Waters Inc. Shooters competed in the Limited Division (requiring the use of 9mm or higher caliber pistols). Trophies were up for grabs for the Overall 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place Winners together with a special Trophy for the best performing and Highest Law Enforcement personnel. 

  

 

MUNESHWERS TRAVEL SERVICE SPONSORED GSSF STEEL CHALLENGE MATCH LANDED SAFELY

As everyone knows, any landing you can walk away from is a ‘good’ one. A ‘great’ landing is one when you can use the airplane again…. in the case of the Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation, it will be the using of the Steel Targets again for the next year.

On the sunny Saturday afternoon of January 30, 2016, local handgun shooters made their way to the GDF Range at Yarrowkabra to compete against fellow shooters in GSSF’s First Competition for the New Year: a Steel Challenge Shooting Match which was been sponsored by Muneshwers Travel Service.

 

 

 

 

 

GSSF SET TO FLY INTO 2016 WITH FIRST STEEL CHALLENGE COMPETITION SPONSORED BY MUNESHWERS TRAVEL SERVICE

MUNESHWERS TRAVELS SPONSORED GSSF STEEL CHALLENGE MATCH GEARED FOR TAKE-OFF THIS WEEKEND

The Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation announced that it is all geared up for take-off this weekend when they will be hosting the First Competition for the New Year: a Steel Challenge Shooting Match which has been sponsored by Muneshwers Travel.

The Match Committee reported that this first match is an eagerly awaited one by members anxious to return to the Range to compete against fellow shooters in two SCSA Divisions: Wildcat and Limited. The prizes up for grabs will be awarded to the top three overall in each division. Wildcat Division will have competitors using .32ACP and any other calibre lesser than a 9mm while those in the Limited Division will shoot 9mm or higher calibre hand guns.

To add to the excitement of this first Match for the year, Mr. Colin Changur, renowned Travel Consultant of Muneshwers Travel announced that a Special Prize of Electronic Ear-muffs will be presented to the Shooter with the best time in 2 of the stages to be announced by the Match Director at the start of the Match.

GSSF INAUGURAL COSTUME STEEL CHALLENGE MATCH A SUCCESS WITH B.M. SOAT AUTO SALES SPONSORSHIP

  

Halloween in Guyana has been changing over the past few years….. but after last Saturday 31st October, 2015, handgun shooters in Guyana will never be the same. History was created as the Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation hosted its Inaugural Costume Steel Challenge Shooting Match which was exclusively sponsored by B.M Soat Auto Sales. This first themed competition at the GDF Range at Yarrowkabra saw participants taking part donning costumes of their liking and included a Joker, Pocahontas, Superman, a Cowboy and a Male Stripper.

Shooters and spectators in attendance deemed it a fun and successful event and the competitors who were apprehensive about dressing in costume vowed to make it a memorable one come next year.

The local pistol shooters competed in two Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) Divisions: Wildcat and Limited. Up for grabs were Halloween themed trophies for the top three shooters in each division. Wildcat Division consisted of competitors using .32ACP and lower calibre firearms whereas those in the Limited Division shot 9mm or higher calibre firearms. The match consisted of three sanctioned S.C.S.A. stages (Smoke & Hope, Speed Option and Five to Go) with the action being monitored by the Range Officers.

B.M. SOAT AUTO SALES SPONSORS GSSF COSTUME STEEL CHALLENGE MATCH

The Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation will be hosting the first Costume Steel Challenge Shooting Match on Halloween, Saturday 31st October, 2015 at the GDF Timehri Range. The themed competition has been exclusively sponsored by B.M Soat Auto Sales and is expected to be a keenly contested one. Participants invited are expected to take part donning costumes of their liking.

Costumes can range from very simple such as funny hats, special shoes, to the more elaborate and even terrifying in keeping with the theme. The rules of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association a sister body of the United States Practical Shooting Association are expected to be adhered to along with safe firearm handling throughout.

GSSF STEEL CHALLENGE MATCH BOOMING WITH QUEENSWAY SPONSORSHIP

 

The Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation hosted yet another Steel Challenge Shooting Match sponsored by Queensway on Saturday 29th August, 2015 at the GDF Timehri Range. In spite of 40 minutes being lost to heavy rainfall, the entire match was completed safely. Shooters on hand deemed it a fun and successful event which ended in a surreal tropical sunset.

McKINNON First to Hoist The EL DORADO TRADING STEEL CHALLENGE CUP J. CHIN Second & V. PERSAUD Third

The Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation (G.S.S.F.) in commemoration of their 1st Anniversary, on Saturday 27th June, 2015, hosted a Steel Challenge Shooting Association Tier 1 Match which was exclusively sponsored by El Dorado Trading of Lot 136 Young Street, Kingston, Georgetown.

One of the attractions of this GSSF’s First Anniversary Match, was that members shooting full power handguns (Limited Division) were competing for the privilege of holding the El Dorado Trading Steel Challenge Cup.

EL DORADO TRADING SPONSORED GSSF STEEL CHALLENGE COMPETITION SET FOR THIS WEEKEND

The Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation in commemoration of their 1st Anniversary will be hosting a Steel Challenge Shooting Match on Saturday 27th June, 2015 at the GDF Timehri Range. The match which has been exclusively sponsored by El Dorado Trading will be an eagerly contested one.

As an affiliate of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association, a sister body of the United States Practical Shooting Association, the GSSF over the last year has been organising matches following their strict safety policies. This simple, yet action-packed shooting sport attracts Guyanese pistol shooters from all around the country on a regular basis. 

G.S.S.F. hosts another successful Steel Challenge Shooting Competition

The fascinating thing about sport shooting is that is draws persons together from all walks of life. This was demonstrated on Saturday 18th April, 2015 when a diverse group of local handgun shooters (comprising of criminal attorneys-at-law, civil attorneys, businessmen, civil engineers, IT consultants, a farmer, dentist, pilot and psychiatrist) braved the rains of that day and made their way to the GDF Timehri Ranges to be part of some safe shooting competition when the Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation hosted another Steel Challenge Shooting Match. The competition on Saturday consisted of three sanctioned SCSA stages: Accelerator, 5 to Go and Smoke and Hope. 

Tier 1 Steel Challenge Match

Date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Location: 
Timehri Rifle Ranges

 

Dear Member,

You are hereby invited to participate in a GSSF Steel Challenge Tier 1 Match, to be held on Saturday 18th April 2015 at the GDF Yarrowcabra Ranges, Timehri.

  • Match: 3 stages (75 rounds minimum)

  • Start Time: 13:30Hrs

  • Registration fee: $1,500

  • Required: Ear & Eye protection, completion of the GSSF Range Discipline & Firearm Safety Course.

  • Registration: Can be done via email or in person on match day, deadline is Match start time

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