1st Saturday of Each Month
Steel Challenge is a speed shooting competition, consisting of standardized stages with varying steel targets. Shooters are scored by the time it takes them to complete each stage. Each shooter will shoot a stage five times and drop the lowest time. The match winner is the competitor with the lowest overall time. To learn more about Steel Challenge, click the above logo.
UPCOMING STEEL CHALLENGE MATCHES AT
CENTRAL CAROLINAS SHOOTING CLUB
September 1 – 3 Standard stages and 1 ”Wildcat” stage called Zig Zag – will include an optional Bonus
round for both Iron Sight and Open Rifles on Showdown.
October 6 – 3 Standard stages and 1 “Wildcat” stage called Sliver – will include an optional Bonus round
for Iron Sight Pistols on Sliver.
November 3 – will include an optional BUG MATCH! : One string limited to 5 rounds at each stage –
after your main match strings are shot. (All stages will be BUG gun friendly so you might want to try your
BUG for the main match as well.) Your Back Up Gun must meet the criteria for the IDPA BUG division.
Caliber .380 or larger Barrel 3.5” max for semi-auto, 2.5” max for revolvers With largest
magazine you plan to use inserted, all BUGs must fit IDPA test box: 6.5” x 4.625” x 1.375” Start
Position Low Ready Single Action cocked, safety on DA/SA cocked with safety on, or decocked
Scored separately from the main match using Steel Challenge rules Winner gets a $10 credit on their
next CCSC Steel Challenge match.
December 1 – 3 Standard stages and a “Wildcat “ stage called Texas Tree – will include an Iron Sight
pistol Bonus round on Texas Tree.
January 5 will start 2019 with 2 Standard stages, 2 “Wildcat” stages, and an optional 1 ROUND Bonus
round for both handguns and rifles.
February 2 – Look for 4 Standard Steel Challenge stages and a Bonus round for Iron Sight Rifles.
For all matches: After you sign in you must confirm your squad assignment in Bay 2. Remember that it
is your responsibility to review your times on the scoring device before they are saved, and if you
want your scores to go toward SCSA classification, we must have a valid USPSA/SCSA membership
number when you register.
Go to steel challenge.com for information on rules, classification, match locations and scores, member
resources, etc. Login with your USPSA/SCSA number and password.
Join at USPSA.org as that membership now covers both USPSA and SCSA disciplines.
ONLINE REGISTRATION for Steel Challenge Matches will be available during the week prior to each match. Participants must register online via PractiScore. Online registration will close at 9:00 PM on the day prior to the match. Walk-in registration is not guaranteed and completed on a first-come, first served basis until the match is at capacity.
Match Location: 4955 Tinker Creek Rd. Edgemoor SC
Match Schedule: 9:00 AM -Registration Opens
9:45 AM- Shooter Briefing
10:00 AM- Match Start
Match Price: $10 for CCSC members / $15 for non-members
Second gun is a full match price and can only be registered on match day, if space is available.
The 2018 Steel Challenge rule book is now in effect. Some of the highlights of the new rules and a few old ones are below. You can see the full revised version at the Steel Challenge Shooting Association website.
-All rifles must have the bolt closed on a chamber flag, indicating an empty chamber, and they must be cased or secured in a cart.
-Compensators are permitted on PCC’s and all rimfire
-PCC and rimfire in the start position: Safety may be off, but the finger must be outside the trigger guard.
-Eye and ear protection are required for all participants and spectators
-Timers are not to be backed up; time stops with the last shot fired
-Maximum score for any string is 30 seconds
-It is the competitor’s responsibility to review their times prior to being saved and to personally click the Approve button on the Nook.
-For club matches a competitor may request that the scoring RO/SO or other squad member call misses, but reshoots may not be given if that person mistakenly calls a hit a miss or a miss a hit.
-After the “If clear, hammer down, flag” command, close bolt and pull the trigger (if PCC) (not necessary to pull trigger if Rimfire Rifle), then close bolt on a chamber flag (both PCC and RFR).
-Transport/All Rifles: Bolt closed on a chamber flag and in a case (preferred) or on a cart. Muzzle must be in a safe direction if on a cart. A sling may be used during the course of fire but may not be used for transport.
-Finger inside the trigger guard while moving (taking more than one step) or during loading, reload, unloading, or remedial action is a safety violation and grounds for automatic disqualification.