Alexandria Chapter of the Izaak Walton League

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Steel Challenge

Upcoming Events:

Shooting Ranges Open this week [9:00 AM-] (except as noted in events)

9/26 NRL22 Match [9:00 AM-2:00 PM]

10/2 CMP Rifle Match [9:00 AM-1:00 PM]

10/24 NRL22 Match [9:00 AM-2:00 PM]

11/6 USPSA/Steel Challenge Match [9:00 AM-3:00 PM]

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Our next IWLA Shooting Sports event will be a standard steel challenge held on, Saturday, 4 September 2021. Please show up at the rifle range at 0800-0815 to register and attend the safety brief at 0830, we will begin at 0900. If you are not present for the safety brief you may not shoot the match. If you would like to help set up, come down at 0730. You may use a pistol, pistol caliber carbine, rimfire pistol or rimfire rifle. If you're using a pistol, bring a holster and 5 magazines, if you are using a PCC or rimfire rifle/pistol bring an ECI and a case. If you don't have these accessories, we will help you out. Bring 150-200 rounds of ammo, eyes, ears, brimmed hat and any food and water you may need. *****We are fully aware of the ammo situation therefore we have lowered the round count and will run just 4 stages. I would encourage you to shoot a .22 if you are able. ********** You may bring guests and family members. As always, it's $20. for members, $30. for nonmembers and juniors are free.

Steel Match - October 2017

Competitors firing - Steel Match Dec 2017

Ed MacBride delivers quick, well-aimed shots

Top competitors - Steel Match Dec 2017
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The Steel Challenge match draws top shooters from a broad spectrum of shooting sports, including USPSA, IDPA, SASS, GSSF and others.

The match is highly spectator-friendly and the competition is easy to understand - it is all about the speed. And by maintaining consistent challenges from year to year, the competition lends itself to the notion of setting - and breaking - speed records, which greatly adds to the excitement for shooters, spectators and media.

Steel shooting offers a port of entry to the shooting sports that is far less intimidating than practical shooting. Steel shooting provides an excellent starting place for young or beginning shooters. It also provides a soft way for those who have begun to suffer the problems associated with ageing a vehicle to remain involved in the shooting sports. All this provides an alternative for those who might otherwise be lost to shooting.

For more information, contact:
Ed Macbride, Rifle & Pistol Range Committee Chair , Send Message , (Log in to see additional contact info)