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Steel Plate 


Meets Monday Nights
6:00pm to 9:00pm
Range 2

Steel Plates The objective of DCPAís Steel Challengeģ program is to provide an introduction to reflex shooting to novice shooters and above who wish to get acquainted with steel plate shooting in a non-competitive environment. For the experienced shooter, we also provide competitive classes for Production Center Fire Pistol and Open Center Fire Pistol (optical sights and compensators) which can be fired either from the appropriate holster or from the Ready position.

Times are recorded for those shooters requesting it (and can be used in a future club classification system). To record times, a shooter goes through the stage 5 times and each stage time is recorded. The slowest time is deleted, leaving 4 runs for record/stage, which are then averaged for score.

DCPA offers an 8-week shooting program with pre-registration. Contact Richard at the email address below to register. The cost is $24 for an 8 week program.

What Equipment Do I Need To Shoot The Steel Challenge?
  • A Rimfire or Centerfire Pistol and/or .22 Rifle
  • 125 Rounds of Ammunition
  • Safety Glasses
  • Ear Protection
  • Gun Box or Bag
  • Baseball type Cap

What If All I Have Is An Ordinary Pistol?
That is all you need. The pistol just needs to be able to reliably feed through a magazine. You can use a revolver, but a semi-automatic is preferable. Ideally, you should have 6 magazines to facilitate easier reloading. If you donít have 6, someone can help you reload.

What If I'm Just A Novice Shooter?
In order to shoot the Steel Challenge, you should have some basic familiarity with bullseye shooting. If you need to get some practice with bullseye shooting, we offer a bullseye shooting program to get you up to speed before going to the steel plates. This is held on Monday nights on Range 1 at 6:30. For more information, please click this link: Bullseye Shooting.

Is Steel Challenge Shooting Only For .22 Pistols and .22 Rifles?
No. We also offer classifications in centerfire pistols, open and production, as in the Steel Challenge program.

What Time Do I Need To Be At The Range?
Shooting begins at 6:00 p.m. You need to help set up or break down (or both). Plan to be at the range about 5:45 p.m. for set up. If you canít make it that early, then you should plan to stay to help break down the steel plates. Shooting is completed between 8 and 9 p.m. depending on the number of shooters present.

Is Steel Challenge on Monday Evenings Open to the Public?
The Steel Challenge on Monday Evening program is a DCPA member-only benefit. The Weekly Participation Fee is $5. Throughout the shooting season, DCPA offers 3 Steel Challenge matches that are open to the public. Please see the calendar for more details. For DCPA membership information, please click the following link: Membership Info

For More Information:
Contact: Richard Stasko
Phone: (845) 463-3844

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