In the March 2023 SCSA rulebook you will notice that we made some changes to the range commands in relation to rimfire pistols and rifles. Let’s talk about what changed and why we made the changes.[Read more…] about About that ‘hammer down’…
I often go to matches and hear folks comment on how it takes 3-4 hours for only a few minutes of shooting. Yes, it’s true that SCSA and USPSA matches are half day events where the competitors spend very little time shooting. The time is spent on stage reset between competitors and socializing with squad mates. However, sometimes there is a lot of time wasted between competitors, especially at local matches which lack stage ROs to keep things moving. Let’s look at how you can be ready to Make Ready and keep your match flowing.[Read more…] about Preparing to Make Ready
Outer Limits is the only SCSA stage with movement on the clock and plate engagement requirements from each box. But what happens if the competitor doesn’t follow the stage procedure? In this Question of the Month we asked: In a SCSA match on the Outer Limits stage, a competitor shoots all plates from the left side shooting box during one string. How many penalties did the competitor earn?[Read more…] about Outer Limits penalties
There seems to be some confusion over what happens if a competitor in a steel challenge match reacts to the start signal, i.e., mounts the gun toward the target, pulls the trigger, etc., and nothing happens. It seems to be a fairly common idea that this competitor gets to restart that string, but there are no rules to support this action.[Read more…] about Steel Challenge: Restart or 30?
Having been the RM for a recently completed SCSA Tier 3 match I got to answer a lot of questions, especially from folks who were not very familiar with SCSA rules. For competitors that are used to USPSA competition, there are some differences between the rules that can cause some confusion which can lead to a lot of questions. Let’s look at a few of the more common ones.[Read more…] about Steel Challenge Q&A:
SCSA, USPSA and NROI are pleased to announce that the Steel Challenge Range Officer Endorsement course is now available online![Read more…] about Online Steel Challenge RO Endorsement Now Available!
Recently, there seems to be a trend developing of parents coaching their kids during their run at Steel Challenge matches. The Steel Challenge rules allow a limited amount of coaching by competitors at Tier 1 matches only, and that’s limited to calling misses, if requested by the competitor. Coaching by competitors or spectators is not permitted at higher tier matches, in any way, shape, or form.[Read more…] about Coaching in Steel Challenge