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
November 3 – 2 Standard stages and 2 “Wildcat” stages - will include an optional “BIG BUG” BONUS MATCH! : One string limited to 5 rounds at each stage – right after your main match strings are shot, and scored separately from the main match. Your “BIG BUG” gun with the magazine you plan to use must fit the IDPA test box which will be set up for the CCP Division. $10 credit to the BIG BUG winner on a future CCSC Steel Challenge match!
December 1 – 3 Standard stages and a “Wildcat “ stage called Texas Tree – will include an optional 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 stages and an optional Bonus round for Iron Sight rifles.
March 2 – 4 Standard Steel Challenge stages and an optional Bonus round for Open handguns.
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. 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.