Praetorian Executive Protection Services Inc.’s STEEL CHALLENGE COMPETITION declared a safe and exciting G.S.S.F. MATCH

The Guyana Sport Shooting Foundation hosted what was declared to be an exciting and safe Steel Challenge Match which was sponsored by Praetorian Executive Protection Services Inc. at the GDF Small Bore Range at Camp Stephenson, Timehri.
Opening remarks were made by Match Director, Captain Gary Sahai who welcomed participants, identified the officials for the afternoon session and declared the Match open.

The two stage match consisted of sanctioned S.C.S.A. stages, namely Smoke and Hope and Outer Limits. With safety and efficiency in mind, shooters were organised in a shooting order and took turns on each stage which gave rise to a lot of tense moments as spectators and competitors were treated to some pinging fun.

The competition requirements were as simple as the scoring: the shooter would assume his/her position in a 4 feet square shooting box with hands above their shoulders, upon the beep of the electronic timer, he/she would then draw their firearm and shoot at the targets, the timer stops when the shooter hits the stop plate. The competition also featured a Wildcat division with the start position being the shooter aiming at a stick in the ground some distance away.

The Stats Officer for this match was Dr. Pravesh Harry, who released the results as follows:

Limited Division
1st – Ryan McKinnon (38.20 seconds)
2nd – Pravesh Harry (40.70 seconds)
3rd – Ray Beharry (44.00 seconds)

Production Division
1st – Matthew Phang (48.09 seconds)
2nd – Lancelot Khan (48.70 seconds)
3rd – Imam Baksh (51.80 seconds)

Wildcat Division
1st – Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon (61.82 seconds)
2nd – Gary Sahai (63.90 seconds)

After the presentation of trophies, a special announcement was made as to a decision made to award medals to the shooters in each division with the fastest time/string on each stage. Top Handgun shooter, Mr. Ryan McKinnon graciously declined from participating in this exercise thereby giving way to the following results:
Limited Division
Fastest time on Smoke & Hope – Pravesh Harry with a time of 3.56 seconds
Fastest time on Outer Limits – Pravesh Harry with a time of 7.28 seconds

Production Division
Fastest time on Smoke & Hope – Kris Marques with a time of 3.25 seconds
Fastest time on Outer Limits – Lancelot Khan with a time of 9.28 seconds

Wildcat Division
Fastest time on Smoke & Hope – Vidushi Persaud-McKinnon with a time of 4.83 seconds
Fastest time on Outer Limits – Gary Sahai with a time of 11.22 seconds

CEO of Praetorian Executive Protection Services Inc. Mr. Dallas Thomas, congratulated the G.S.S.F. on the well-organised and safe event and expressed commitment to make this an annual event.

The Board of Directors wishes to commend the Match Director, Range Master, Stats Officer, Range Officers and the shooters for ensuring an efficient event. Special thanks also to the Guyana Defence Force, Chief of Staff, Commissioner of Police, OC and the ranks of TSU and the Guyana Police Force, the Media and GSSF members for their support in promoting practical shooting locally. Sincere thanks were extended to CEO, Mr. Dallas Thomas, Praetorian Executive Protection Services Inc. and Aquafina Water and Ice Inc.

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The GSSF, an affiliate of the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA), will continue to host this action-packed shooting sport for local pistol shooters by organising such matches on a regular basis.
In photos below:

1st Place Winner of Limited Division Mr. Ryan McKinnon (on right) receiving his Trophy from Mr. Dallas Thomas, CEO of Praetorian Executive Protection Services Inc.