Read the BTSA Covid procedures before going any further: https://www.btsa.ca/Covid-19
DUE TO LOGISTICAL ISSUES AND COSTS, THIS WILL BE RUN DIFFERENTLY THAN THE COVID PROCEDURES TEST MATCH. YOUR (MAX 3) REGISTERED GUNS ARE USED FOR THE FULL MATCH. WE WILL NOT BE SPLITTING SCORES INTO 2 SEPARATE MATCHES.
New steel competitors: Please email email@example.com prior to registering to confirm your level of experience and whether we have enough experienced staff to accommodate you at this even.
Our weekend 8 stage matches are a chance for shooters to compete using all 8 official stages. Steel challenge involves shooting 5 steel targets in 8 configurations several times each with the shooter’s cumulative time being their score. Time is added for misses and certain procedural infractions.
Steel challenge may be shot with either centre fire handguns, .22 rimfire handguns, .22 rimfire rifles, or pistol caliber carbines. No magnum calibres, steel core/steel jacketed ammo, or hyper velocity .22 (stingers, velocitors, etc) are permitted.
We will shoot 4 stages, change them over, break for lunch, then shoot the remaining 4. Shooters with current USPSA membership will be able to receive a classification, provided they complete all 4 stages, when the classification system updates the following Wednesday.
BTSA range. 50-meter East/west bays. Shooters may drop their gear at the top but please park down the road or in the lot as parking at the top is needed for match staff. The main road gate and BTSA gates will be opened at about 8:30am to allow non-members in. Please be on time or you may be locked out.
Setup begins at 8:30am with first shots at 9am. All competitors are expected to be present for setup and to remain for tear down. If you may end up running late, please send firstname.lastname@example.org an email as early as possible. There is limited cell service on the range.
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BTSA members- $5 per gun, max 3 guns
Non-members- $10 per gun, max 3 guns
Juniors (under 18, member and non-member)- Not currently able to participate due to covid restrictions and requiring a Pal/Rpal.
How to register:
Registration is through Practiscore. Please create one registration and list the guns you will be shooting. This is different from last year as we need to manage the number of competitors on the range more than the number of guns. Please ensure to place yourself in a squad before this time if you have a preference, otherwise you will be assigned to a squad. If you are flexible on squadding, no need to pick one. We usually need to move squadding around a little if there are too many shooters, or too many new steel shooters on a squad, to ensure the proper flow of the match.
Who to contact with questions:
Please email Dan B at email@example.com
What to bring:
Eye/ear protection (required to participate)
Timer if you have one
5+ mags: You may participate with as many as you have. Someone on your squad will be able to help you reload as you shoot if you have 3-4 mags. Shooters with 1-2 mags will only be able to shoot there loaded magazines as reloading this much on the course will slow down the evening too much. 10 round magazines are strongly recommended for pcc shooters. Please pre-load your magazines at home when possible.
Ammo: 100 rounds minimum for 4 stages. Experienced shooters should bring 150-200. Novice shooters should bring 250.
Holster: belt holster for any Center fire handguns that fully covers the trigger. No thigh rigs are permitted. New shooters will start from low ready if the are not experienced in holster use. We can coach you in holster use once you have demonstrated basic gun handling competence. Rimfire guns arm not drawn from the holster. It is best to bring a case for these.
Gun belt if drawing from a holster
Cash for match fee. Exact change only please.
Match results will be posted to PractiScore, usually the same night.
First time competitors/new to steel challenge:
You must contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you will be coming out for your first steel challenge. We need to know what your previous experience level is and if we will have enough experienced staff to accommodate you. When you arrive, please leave all your gear in your vehicle and identify yourself to a match official/person in charge. Ask for one of the Dan's, Derek, or Lyall. We will place you on a squad with some experienced shooters to help get you started. Please note, when a family member is on the line, they are under the care of the range officer. Please do not distract them from following the RO’s instructions. If the RO is unfamiliar with your particular firearm, they will ask for input as needed. If you would like coaching or advice while you are shooting, please let the RO know and they should be happy to oblige.
A note regarding classifications:
Classifications are used to help competitors measure their success against shooter shooting with a similar ability and skill set. A D class production shooter and a Grand Master rimfire rifle open shooter can’t be equally compared. In order to earn a classification, you must be a current USPSA member and complete any 4 stages using one of the recognized equipment divisions. Most equipment will work with the exception of Center fire handguns from low ready.
The official steel challenge rule book governs our Wednesday night matches please make sure to give it a read through so that you are familiar with the rules, commands, and equipment divisions.