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Speed Steel Shooting

Discussion in 'Competitive Shooting' started by bruzer, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Last Saturday I got to shoot a little speed steel at one of the local ranges. There were 5 stages but I was only able to shoot two of the stages because of a prior commitment. Good fun but I have to say those steel targets will move on you. I think it might be the mighty blast from the Glock that scared them because I did much better when shooting .22's at them.
    5 steel targets at 5 different distances shooting them each once for time. You get to do that 4 or 5 times. If you miss one target you have to keep shooting until you get it or you take a 5 second penalty. My last string of fire it felt like I emptied a 17 round magazine to get those 5 targets. With all the misses, I mean moving targets, I did get some magazine change practice in. The Tactical Solutions .22 slide conversion did well. Had two fail to fire but a quick rack of the slide got it back on target. No failures from the 40-9 conversion barrel. Only misses from those pesky metal targets. You know the ones that kept moving because they were scared. I know some of those targets moved because the .22 rifle shooters missed too. Hope to do that again.
    Mike
     
  2. SmellsFishy

    SmellsFishy Hood River, OR Member

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    Good stuff! I love to hear that "clang" after the "pop"....
     
  3. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Steel plates are fun. Moving targets even funner.
     
  4. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    I"m gonna give it a try,at tri country range .Fella was telling me about it,and it sure sounds like fun.
     
  5. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Throckmorton, Let me know when you are going to go and I'll go with you. Got 5 mags for my 22/45. Was going to go last month but Canby SASS wore me out from the cold.
     
  6. Withemsgunshop

    Withemsgunshop Murphy, Oregon New Member

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    Mike I have never gotten a chace to do this. Maybe we can get together and go shoot a few rounds...Russ
     
  7. thewhitebuffalo83

    thewhitebuffalo83 Gresham/Boring Well-Known Member

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    Are there any clubs near Gresham that have speed steel? I would really like to try this out.
     
  8. BillM

    BillM Amity OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Tri-County this Sunday, 1/1/12. Can't think of a better way to start off the new year. Weather guessers are saying cold but dry.
    I'll be there!
     
  9. Bruin

    Bruin oregon Member

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    Mike, shooting steel plates is fun and a great way to improve your speed and accuracy.
    Some of the guys on that range can draw and hit all five steel plates in three seconds or less. I am the guy who made most of the steel targets and equipment on that range.

    Dennis
     
  10. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Russ,
    Next match is Sunday 1-8-2012.

    Dennis,
    Thanks for the targets. There is a lot of steel out there and heavy too!
    Mike
     
  11. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    waitaminute ! my calendar shows this coming sunday as speed steel. ????

    that is from the 'old' calendar, I need a name and pssword to get to the 'new' calendar,what the heck is that all about?
     
  12. coupeowner

    coupeowner SW Portland Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Throck,
    Bruzer is down in Grants Pass. I doubt he is talking about tri-county. I just checked tri-county's calender and it is this Sunday. If you are a member and need the password for the calender, just drop me a PM.

    EDIT - Actually, don't PM me, I don't have it. I plugged it in once from the newsletter this past summer and now it just shows up as ********. I guess you will have to email TCGC to get it.
     
  13. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    not a memeber.the fact that the celendar needs a pssword makes me thinik they are heading towards going' members only' there.I see that the shotgun are is going to be 'mmebers only and their guests' after the 1st. Sure hope not, I like shooting there occasionaly,but my home range is my fav. place to shoot.
     
  14. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Yea, I am all the way down here in GP.
    Medford Rifle & Pistol Club shoots the speed steel at the Rogue Valley Shooting Sports Association Range in White City the second Sunday of the month. $12 fee includes the range and match.
    Medford Rifle and Pistol Club
    Mike
     
  15. halmbarte

    halmbarte PDX Active Member

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    The TCGC Speed Steel match is still open to non-members, as are all the matches I know of.

    I will be there with the Uzi, cuz I gotta be contradictory.

    H
     
  16. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    TCGC Sunday Jan 1st 9:00 to 3:00.

    I'll be there with my Mk II

    DSC_5826.jpg
     
  17. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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    Jeepers! That looks like a super duper steel target shooter!!!
    Mike
     
  18. Key-Hay

    Key-Hay North Carolina Active Member

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    Thanks Mike, Didn't build it for Speed Steel but we'll see how well it works tomorrow. This has always been my kids favorite gun to shoot cause it looks cool. That was their main reason. Mine is because you can make one raggady hole at 25 yds with it.
     
  19. Throckmorton

    Throckmorton Florence,Ore ah gone Well-Known Member

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    taking the 10-22 with hicaps,and 'smith .22 pistol,semi auto,may slap the red dot on it..nope,no holster for the red dot combo,dang it. just irons I guess. 10-22 has red dot tho.
     
  20. SnackCracker

    SnackCracker Lake oswego, OR Member

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    Hopefully I'll be "in shape" to shoot speed steel tomorrow. If so, I just have to decide what to shoot.... .45, .22/45, or the newly "tactical'd" 10/22 with a red dot.... hmmmm
    Either way I'll be at TCGC tomorrow playing in the Action Range.