Promoting safe and efficient use of guns and equipment suitable for self-defense
and providing opportunities to practice safely in a sporting atmosphere.
IDPA 3-Gun Steel Challenge Match Results Match Info Where We Shoot Contact Us Useful Links
Steel Challenge Divisions
(or at least the ones we will be recognizing)
Steel Challenge has a lot of divisions. So what we have decided to do is instead of opening all the divisions & having just 1 competitor in a division we will be limiting the divisions to the one we think most people will be competing in. We will keep it this way until our members let us know a division needs to be added or removed.
Holsters - As a general rule all holsters will be on the hip, strong side and muzzle down in orientation. Cross draw holsters and shoulder holsters are prohibited! Drawing from concealment is not allowed.
Centerfire Pistol - Any pistol chambered in (9mm/.38 Special) or larger.
Open - This is the race division! All legal firearms are allowed. Optics & Compensators rule this class. Race holsters are allowed.
Iron Sights - Any iron sighted pistol without a compensator, porting or an optical sight. Race holsters are allowed.
IDPA - Gun must meet listed IDPA requirements for these divisions.
USPSA - Gun must meet listed USPSA requirements for these divisions.
Production - Any double action, DA/SA or safe action pistol on the USPSA Production gun list. DA/SA pistols must be shot in DA for the first round. No Race holsters allowed.
IDPA - Gun must meet listed IDPA requirements for this division.
USPSA - Gun must meet listed USPSA requirements for this division.
Centerfire Revolver - Any Revolver chambered in (9mm/.38 Special) or larger.
Optics - Open revolver, with no restrictions for maximum rounds. Optics, Compensators and any safe holster/position allowed. Race holsters are allowed.
Iron Sights - Any iron sighted revolver without a compensator, barrel ports or optical sight. No barrel length or holster restrictions. Race holsters are allowed. No restrictions for maximum rounds.
Rimfire Pistol - Any pistol chambered in .22LR.
Open - This is the rimfire race division! All legal firearms are allowed. Optics & Compensators rule this class.
Iron Sights - Any iron sighted pistol without a compensator, porting or an optical sight.
Other - We will score these divisions but they will not be included.
Rimfire Rifle - Any rifle firing .22 LR.
Carbine - chambered in 9mm, .40S&W or .45acp.
Cowboy Single Action - Any SASS legal single action revolver.
THE 4 LAWS
The 1st Law
All Guns Are
The 2nd Law
Never Point The Muzzle
At Something You Are
Not Willing To Destroy!
The 3rd Law
Keep Your Finger
Off The Trigger
Until Your Sights
Are On The Target!
The 4th Law
Identify Your Target,
And What Is Behind It!