What is Steel Challenge?

The basics are simple and anyone can play: The shooter stands in front of five steel targets placed at various distances. At the sound of the buzzer, they shoot four in any order, then a designated stop plate last. Repeat this five times and move on to the next series of 5 targets.

The shooting is relatively easy; the hardest target may be a ten-inch circle at twenty yards, you get as many shots as you want, and hitting it anywhere counts.

You also get to throw out your worst run on every stage. How much easier could it get?

The catch is as soon as the starting buzzer sounds, the clock starts and it doesn't stop until you hit the stop plate.

At the end of the match, the times for each stage are added up and the lowest time wins.

We have shooters at every level from beginner on up. Some may be out only to clang some steel, some may be law enforcement officers working on their skills, some may be friends racing to see who buys lunch, but everybody's out for a fun day on the range.

All kinds of different pistols compete in a steel match, from .22's through production and semi-custom guns to space-age race guns. At the end of the day, you'll see where you stand against people shooting similar equipment and also against everybody else.

.22 shooters have the fewest equipment requirements-- A .22, a few magazines and ammo. They start shooting from a low-ready position.

Centerfire shooters shoot everything from 9mm on up to .45 ACP. Centerfire shooters start with the pistol in a holster and the shooters hands must be held above their shoulders before the buzzer sounds.

CJR&PC Steel Match Details

CJ Steel shoots our monthly Steel match at the Central Jersey Rifle & Pistol Club on the 1st Sunday of every month. Match registration begins at 8:30am and the match starts at 9:00am. Please be aware that handling of firearms at the range is prohibited except in designated safe areas so please do not break out the pistols in the parking lot when you show up.

Matches generally consist of 5 stages, mostly Steel Challenge style courses of fire. Each stage usually consists of 5 targets and each shooter usually fires each stage 5 times. The shooters total time is his/her score.

Match entry fees are normally $3 for members, $8 for non-members.

You will need a minimum of 125 rounds of ammunition. We suggest that you bring at least 200 rounds. Holster is recommended, but not required.

You will need at least 5 magazines or speed loaders.

Please allow for 3-6 hours to complete the match.

Divisions for Pistol, Revolver, Single Action & Rimfire. Open sights or optics. Multiple entries allowed.

Prizes paid by Lewis system. Minimum of 5 shooters per division. We reserve the right to combine smaller divisions.

For Guests:

Use gate code '*21911#' for entry. '*11911#' for exit. Note: The * and # symbols must be entered as above.

For more information please contact us: cjsteelmd@gmail.com or 732-599-4676

NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES OR EMPTY ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTAINERS ARE PERMITTED ON THE CLUB PREMISES. VIOLATORS WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM COMPETITION AND REQUIRED TO LEAVE THE PREMISES IMMEDIATELY