Duh - of course. I appear to be older than I thought. I'm loosing my internet vocabulary
Having never been to a speed steel match I can clearly tell you in my unbiased opinion - we're much more fun
Seems like speed steel is pistol only and you can shoot .22 or center fire. We're rimfire only and have 4 stages for rifle and 4 for pistol. You can shoot one or the other or all of the above. We're geared to new to competitive shooting crowd. No move and shoot, reloads or tricky courses of fire. On the fire command you shoot the steel targets, when you hit the stop plate we stop the clock. You shoot each stage 5x and we throw out your worst score. The other 4 add together to make your score for that stage. Prizes awarded for overall champion, top lady, top youth, top senior and top new shooter. We also do a raffle at the end of the day with anything leftover on the prize table.
And of course I serve BBQ lunch that is worth at least half of what you pay to shoot the match
Kimber can correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe at the DRRC match you are limited to 10 rounds per string. I could be wrong though....Just to add to the above, there are no round count restrictions for magazines (at TCGC or ARPC). You can load as many rounds into the mag as it will hold or shoot as many rounds as needed to complete the stage.
So glad it worked out for you to come out. I also appreciate the comprehensive review - I really appreciate constructive feedback. Quirky is a good word for it. It's really hard to use stop watches instead of shot timers but it's the only way I can run 4 shooters at a time on one range. Unless/until the club gets actions bays we will stay 'based on' NSSF.Well considering I work nights, making it to this match makes it darn near impossible, but last night I rolled the dice and checked Practiscore to see if there was still room. There was, and I saw some familiar speed steel ladies and jumped on their squad.
I got home from work and proceeded to clean my guns for the match. I actually made it out and had a great time! Having said that though, I do prefer the speed steel matches at TCGC and ARPC. This match is a little quirky and not what I’m used to shooting. I did like that half the stages were for rifle and the other half for pistols. It’s nice because it forces you to be a more rounded shooter. I held my own with my pistol but several malfunctions cost me dearly. Yes, Conner is fast! Just wish I would had had a chance to watch him in action!
The safety briefing/walkthrough was spot on. As an NRA RSO (my brother and I actually got our RSO certs while members at DRRC a few years ago), it’s refreshing to see a match director actually go over all the details and not just gloss over them.
Having lunch provided was a nice touch. It really does add to the “family” feel at the match. So glad I was able to persevere and attend the match. It has been on my “to do” list at least the past couple of years.
So @Kimber Custom, I shot your match, how about you come shoot one of mine?
I can be found on Squad 4 at Tri County and ARPC. Hope to see you at some point in the future!
Well done! TCGC speed steel shooters were well represented today- Top Lady, Top Senior and Top New Shooter. Glad you made the match. Maybe it's a little quirky, but I really enjoy it. I like that it's low key.Totally spaced it and forgot to introduce myself today. I was on Squad 5 and placed 6th. I also got a prize for being top in the “1st time at this match” division. That was cool and I was not expecting that. Lol