Steel Challenge

The Steel Challenge is a speed shooting competition governed by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) that consists of eight standardized stages with steel targets, ranging in size from 10″ (25 cm) round plates to 18×24″ (45×60 cm) square plates.  Competitors are scored solely by the time it takes them to complete each stage, and the match winner is the competitor with the lowest overall time.

There are 8 stages with 5 steel targets on each.  Shooters get five runs on each stage.  Each competitor shoots each stage five times, with their slowest run dropped, excluding the stage Outer Limits where only four runs are shot and the top three counted.  The counting times are totaled for their stage score, and the eight stage scores are added together to establish the competitor’s match score.

For each run, one hit per target is required, with an unlimited number of rounds. The last target to be shot is known as the “stop plate”, which stops the timer.  All primary target hits made after the stop plate has been struck, will be scored with a 3 second penalty each.  The maximum time permitted for a run is 30 seconds and a competitor will be stopped and asked to reload if they reach the 30 second limit.

For a complete list of stages, rules, and equipment requirements, please see the Steel Challenge Shooting Association web site.

   We are currently running this match as a non-sanctioned “Outlaw” match.

This match will be held on the 4th Saturday of each month.  Match will begin at 9:00 am.  Sign-up for the match by 8:30 am.  Anyone wishing to help set-up (volunteers always welcome!) be at the club no later than 8:00 am

Match fees are as follows:

  • HCGC members – $10.00

  • Non-members – $15.00

  • Ladies & Juniors (under 18) – $5.00

  • Law Enforcement & Activity Duty Military – $10.00

  • Non-members working a monthly match as SO’s – $10.00

  • Re-entry with a second gun – $5.00

The first time you shoot with us at Henry County Gun Club, you shoot for free!

We encourage you to bring new shooters, inexperienced shooters, young shooters, spouses, children, or any other interested persons regardless of their skill, ability, or equipment.  We will make every effort to accommodate anyone who wants to try this exciting shooting sport as long as they can shoot safely.

Point of Contact for this event is Joe Heffley at or (502) 552-2241.