Steel hosts a ".22 Caliber Pistol Only match" the 4th
Saturday of every month at the Cedar Ridge Range.
Welcome The RSC 22LR Rim-fire Steel
Match. This match introduces participants to the fun and excitement
of competitive shooting in a safe, low-pressure, family-friendly
format. All levels of target shooters, new, novice and experienced,
are welcome to compete. Each will find a challenge appropriate to
his or her level of marksmanship. The RSC 22LR Rim-fire Steel Match
is a safety oriented match. Shooters are required to compete using a
handgun from any manufacturer in .22 Long Rifle caliber. The targets
are steel plates that are set in a minimum of five stages, with a
course of fire that is no less than 5 plates. No paper targets are
allowed. Matches emphasize the friendly, supportive aspects of
target shooting and competition. These matches are designed to be
fun for the whole family, so kids, bring your parents along! Obedient, attentive, and firearm safe children above the age of 8
are welcome to participate along with parent or guardian. This a
great event for beginner shooters, as well as a a challenge
for the experienced competitor too.
The .22 caliber steel target Match
(no .22 magnums
rifles) is similar to the Texas Steel Match. The plates are a little smaller and
lighter. The same safety rules apply, however some rules,
other than safety, will be allowed or required. All shooters are
expected to understand the rules of the range and TSC prior to
participating. Lack of knowledge is not an acceptable excuse for
deviating from the rules.
of our youngest competitors, Vanessa and Faith compete in
their own division/class and learn the right way early, the
safe handling of a firearm. If you have young ones that you
would like to learn learn shooting safely, this is the place
to come. Our Range Officers officers observe and instruct
the proper range commands...THE RIGHT WAY. Many young
shooters do not get the benefit of learning the correct
handling and safety procedures without qualified guidance.
position is always in the "start box", facing down range. Upon
the Range Officer's command "Make Ready" the gun may be removed
from a gun bag or holster. The firearm may be checked over by
the shooter, including aiming, dry firing and loading and then
brought to the ready position.
"ready" position is facing down range, with the charged
firearm facing a point no less than 8 feet in front of the
shooter (pointed 45 degrees up from ground vertically).
from a holster by experienced shooters is an option allowed
unless excepted in the stage description. The holster must be
securely attached to a belt on the strong side, and must cover
the complete trigger area. The Range officer may deem any
holster as unsafe or outside the rules as necessary.
minimum of five 10 round magazines is recommended, but more may
be used. It is recommended the magazines be attached to
the belt opposite the holster (if any) However, you may
optionally place extra magazines in your pockets, or on a
table or other raised surface if provided.
magazines are limited to 10 rounds and so-called "Bunny, Barney
or or Top-off rounds are allowed (i.e., a round loaded in
the chamber in addition to the 10 rounds in the magazine. Any
exceptions to this rule will be plainly stated in the "Stage
Design" (course of fire). Extended magazines are not
recommended, however if used they are subject to the same 10
round maximum and non-top-off round as above.
being given the command "Make Ready" by the Range Officer,
aiming the firearm down range, the slide may be charged,
bringing the top magazine round into the chamber. Reminder: any
exceptions will be stated on the Stage Design, or stated by the
Match Director prior to the start. No other exceptions will be
questions by the shooter should be directed first to the Range
Officer, and if necessary, to the Range Master.
Failure to read or understand the stage design or directive by
the Range Officer or Range Master shall not be used as an
The .22 pistols
shall be divided into the following 5 divisions:
any firearm with optics or compensators.
stack: w/10 round .22 magazines
any production firearm with 10 round magazine or loaded with
only 10 rounds.
The following are some common safety or
administrative infractions for a competitor
being disqualified from a match.
Sweeping any part of their body while
Trigger finger on the trigger and not
clearly outside of the trigger guard
when not actually engaging the steel
Dropping a loaded firearm at any time or
a loaded or unloaded firearm during the
course of fire
Handling ammunition in the designated
Having a magazine in the firearm anytime
other than after the Make Ready command,
or after the range is clear.
Handling a firearm anywhere except at
the safety table or prior to being given
the command "Make Ready".
Failure to follow the range commands
(i.e., continued shooting OR movement
after a command of "STOP".
Carrying a loaded firearm
Breaking the 180 degree rule
Accidental discharge that results in a
round going over the berm (or over the
back berm) or in any
Any other action deemed unsafe at
anytime by any Range official.
Any shooter that
has not formerly participated in a TSC match must attend
an orientation/safety briefing
prior to the match.
you don't have a holster please bring a gun bag to carry
your pistol at all times except when ready to shoot by the