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

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

G.S.S.F. ‘RINGS’ IN 2015 STEEL CHALLENGE SHOOTING WITH SUCCESSFUL MATCH

On Saturday 28th February, 2015, the air at the GDF Yarrowkabra Range was filled with the sound of gunfire as local handgun sport shooters engaged steel plates in the hope of making melodic ‘ringing’ tones. Competitors came out shooting for top honours in the latest Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation Steel Challenge Tier 1 Match, sponsored by Boodram’s Bakery and Why Pay More Trading.

GSSF is affiliated to the Steel Challenge Shooting Association which promotes the sport as one of
the fastest shooting competitions in the world.
 The competition consisted of two SCSA stages and saw competitors racing for prizes in the Wildcat and Limited Divisions under clear skies and a cool tropical breeze. 

G.S.S.F. SET TO HOST ANOTHER STEEL CHALLENGE MATCH, NEW SPONSORS ON BOARD

The Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation will be hosting a Steel Challenge Tier 1 Shooting Match on Saturday 28th February, 2015 at the GDF Timehri Range, sponsored by Boodram’s Bakery and Why Pay More Trading.

In accepting the kind sponsorship, Asst. Secretary/Treasurer, Mr. Ryan McKinnon noted that as with every GSSF event, strict firearm safety will be observed and wished all the shooters best of luck on Saturday. He further thanked the Match Committee and members of the GSSF who came on board to support the GSSF hosting such matches.

Steel Challenge

Date: 
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Location: 
GDF Ranges, Yarrowkabra

Dear Members,

You are hereby invited to participate in a GSSF Steel Challenge Tier 1 Match, to be held on Saturday 28th February 2015 at the GDF Yarrowcabra Ranges, Timehri, sponsored by Boodram’s Bakery and Why Pay More Trading.

McKinnon wins G.S.S.F. Steel Challenge Shooting Competition

On Saturday 29th November, 2014, the Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation (GSSF) hosted another
Steel Challenge Shooting Match at the GDF Timehri Ranges. In spite of the heavy downpour, local
handgun shooters made their way to the Range to hear the melodic pings of lead impacting steel.
The G.S.S.F. through its affiliation to the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (S.C.S.A.)
continues to pioneering this area of sport shooting to members by organizing such matches on a
regular basis.

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