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.



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. 



  • 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

Steel Challenge

Saturday, February 28, 2015
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.


On September 20th, the Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation hosted their Inaugural Steel Challenge Tier 1 Match at the GDF Timehri Range. The GSSF as an affiliate of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), is seeking to promote this completely new type of sport shooting to local competitive pistol shooters by organising such matches on a regular basis.
In her opening remarks GSSF President Ms. Vidushi Persaud paid tribute to the members who came out to take part in the event and praised the outstanding effort that was put in by the match committee to ensure that everything was organised for this Inaugural Match. She noted that the success of the events of any sporting organizations depends primarily on commitment and the co-operation of all: there is no substitute for good relations and teamwork. 

GSSF Steel Challenge Tier 1 Match

Saturday, November 29, 2014
Timehri Rifle Ranges

GSSF members are hereby invited to participate in GSSF Steel Challenge Tier 1 Match, to be held on Saturday 29th November 2014 at the GDF Yarrowcabra Ranges, Timehri.