Steel Challenge (SCSA) @ New Bedford 3/29/2014


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Dec 23, 2005
South Eastern Massachusetts
What: Steel Challenge (SCSA) - 5 stages
Where: Rod & Gun Club of New Bedford ( in Dartmouth, MA
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Time: 9:30am start (registration begins at 8:30am; no pre-registration prior to the match)
Match fee: $15 (Juniors $10)
Flyer: Challenge Flyer_2014.pdf

Additional details:
Only one entry per shooter, no multiple entries.

Steel Challenge info can be found here:

Info and directions to the club are here:

Many, MANY different divisions to choose from:
Center Fire - Open
Center Fire - Iron Sights
Center Fire - Production
Revolver - Open
Revolver - Iron Sights
Revolver - Cowboy Single Action
Rimfire Pistol - Open
Rimfire Pistol - Iron Sights
Rimfire Rifle - Open
Rimfire Rifle - Iron Sights
Pistol Caliber Carbine - Open
Pistol Caliber Carbine - Iron Sights

Minimum caliber for Center Fire divisions is 9x19 / .38 Special. Rimfire division must be .22LR only. No armor piercing or tracer ammo allowed.

Rimfire pistol, Rimfire rifle and Pistol Caliber Carbine start from the low-ready. All other divisions start from a holster. If you don’t have a holster, you can still play, you will just be assessed a small time penalty per run to make up for it.

Steel Challenge is lots of fun, involves very little or no movement, great for new shooters and kids (as long as they are safe and have good gun handling skills - parent or guardian must be present). Shooters of all skill levels will enjoy this sport, from the most basic novice to the most experienced grand masters. New shooters welcome, as are spectators. Everyone on the range must wear eye and ear protection at ALL TIMES.

The match runs with a COLD RANGE: All firearms will be kept UNLOADED except on the firing line under the direct supervision of a Match Officials.

Gun handling at Safe tables only (can NOT handle ammo at the safe tables) and must be brought to the firing line unloaded and in a holster or case (for rifles, must be muzzle up with empty chamber flag installed)

Eye and ear protection is required for all shooters and spectators.

Holsters: In general, holsters shall be mounted in the general vicinity of the waist, must cover the trigger, and must safely hold/retain the gun.

Each competitor is expected to come to the firing line ready to shoot, with an appropriate amount of ammunition in an appropriate number of magazines or speed-loaders or other loading devices.

Any standard plate which has not been hit before the stop plate will count as a Miss. Each Miss on a standard plate will result in a 3 (three) second penalty, added to the shooter’s time for that string.

If the stop plate is not hit, the score for that string is 30 seconds.

New shooters welcome. If you've not participated in an action shooting event in the past, please ask lots of questions along the way. We want you to have a safe and enjoyable time.

If you haven't seen Steel Challenge yet, check out this YouTube video:
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Apr 4, 2008
Westford, MA
Just out of curiosity why the steel challenge membership #'s instead of USPSA? I thought the absorption of steel challenge into USPSA was finally complete (according to latest front site).
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Nov 6, 2011
raynham , ma
First steel challenge I loved it because it showed me what I needed to improve on and seasoned shooters gave me tips. Good match and ran good by the best


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May 28, 2006
Dang it -- "missed it by that much!" Sorry I was in Georgia officiating the SEC Swimming Championships @ UGA. At least it was 72 and sunny (even tho' we were indoors).

But I probably coulda' won the Rimfire Rifle Open Division for once! [rofl]

"Point Blank" Frank
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