Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

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Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

Postby solidgun on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:09 am

I would like to know more about this match. Can anyone share with me details regarding this style of match?

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Re: Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

Postby goatroper on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:22 am

It’s a basic steel challenge competion. If you have never shot competion before it is a perfect place to start. You have to be SAFE and know basic handling skills. You will have fun.
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Re: Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

Postby solidgun on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:25 am

What is the format used? Similar to USPSA or IDPA?
I was told that you can use 22LR rifles. I figure that is the only open Saturday I see that conflicts with no other matches so I wanted to do something as my free Saturdays are usually reserved for other matches.
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Re: Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

Postby Pat Cannon on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:40 am

Yeah, you can google "Steel Challenge" for the basics of this style of competition, and here's a search to narrow down the bazillion posts about it here: search.php?keywords=bang+ping&terms=all&author=selurcspi&sc=1&sf=titleonly&sr=posts&sk=t&sd=d&st=0&ch=300&t=0&submit=Search

But all you really need to know is, do what the RO tells you and you will have fun.

There's a lot of time waiting for your turn to shoot, but that's not all bad 'cause you can see how the other guys do it, and ask questions. The gun & gear people are wearing is a great conversation starter:

"I see you're carrying what looks like 300 rounds worth of mags on your belt. You must really miss a lot!"

"That's a beautiful gun! Are you rich or do you just not care about anything else?"

"I see you are shooting a revolver against all these semiautos. Are you really cheap or just dumb?"
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Re: Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

Postby goatroper on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:44 am

Just read this one viewtopic.php?f=17&t=49818
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Re: Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

Postby ex-LT on Wed Apr 02, 2014 11:46 am

solidgun wrote:What is the format used? Similar to USPSA or IDPA?
I was told that you can use 22LR rifles. I figure that is the only open Saturday I see that conflicts with no other matches so I wanted to do something as my free Saturdays are usually reserved for other matches.

Just about everything you need to know about it can be found in this thread

As for using 22lr rifles, I don't know who told you that, but they're WAAAAAY off base. You need something that will knock down a medium sized popper (large popper if you shoot Man v Man), and a .22lr just doesn't have that kind of oomph. I wouldn't go with anything less than a .38 spl (possibly a .380 if you don't plan on shooting the MvM).
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Re: Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

Postby Scratch on Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:31 pm

ex-LT wrote:
solidgun wrote:What is the format used? Similar to USPSA or IDPA?
I was told that you can use 22LR rifles. I figure that is the only open Saturday I see that conflicts with no other matches so I wanted to do something as my free Saturdays are usually reserved for other matches.

Just about everything you need to know about it can be found in this thread

As for using 22lr rifles, I don't know who told you that, but they're WAAAAAY off base. You need something that will knock down a medium sized popper (large popper if you shoot Man v Man), and a .22lr just doesn't have that kind of oomph. I wouldn't go with anything less than a .38 spl (possibly a .380 if you don't plan on shooting the MvM).

Maybe someone was thinking about the ruger rimfire challenge...
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Re: Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

Postby Keith on Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:34 pm

solidgun wrote:What is the format used? Similar to USPSA or IDPA?
I was told that you can use 22LR rifles. I figure that is the only open Saturday I see that conflicts with no other matches so I wanted to do something as my free Saturdays are usually reserved for other matches.



You may be thinking of the steel matches up in Harris at Gopher Rifle and Revolver.
22 rifles and pistols are allowed as there are no falling steel targets. Pistol caliber carbines are also welcome.
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Re: Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

Postby Sigfan220 on Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:41 pm

4 targets and one stop plate(target), fastest man wins. Sometimes there is a bonus target way off in the corner. There are 4 individual stages of targets, each a little different. Some may require strong hang or weak hand use. Most are free style. Very few rules, just be safe. Plan on 9mm minimum.

Nothing like IDPA or USPSA, more similar to steel challenge.
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Re: Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

Postby shooter115 on Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:17 pm

They are a fun little match. I made it over to the last one of the season last fall. Really enjoyed the man V. man portion of the match. If you've ever wanted to try out a 3GN style shoot off using only a pistol, this is the place to go.
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Re: Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

Postby selurcspi on Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:47 pm

Pat Cannon wrote:
"I see you are shooting a revolver against all these semiautos. Are you really cheap or just dumb?"


:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

I so want to answer that for you Pat.
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Re: Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

Postby Pat Cannon on Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:30 pm

selurcspi wrote:
Pat Cannon wrote:
"I see you are shooting a revolver against all these semiautos. Are you really cheap or just dumb?"


:rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

I so want to answer that for you Pat.

Hey, we both know it's "both", but thanks for sparing my delicate feelings. You are a kind and sensitive man.
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Re: Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

Postby CarRacer on Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:00 pm

4 stages, 4 strings of fire at each stage, best 3 times at each stage. No power factor, no classes, no movement just a shooting box.

Once the 4 stages are complete, they run a man vs man competition with a tournament style bracket. Run to a shooting box, draw and engage three poppers, mandatory reload, and then engage a final popper. First final steel to fall wins.
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Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

Postby Ron Burgundy on Wed Apr 02, 2014 8:57 pm

I go for the prize table
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Re: Tell me more about 4/19 Steel Shoot - Gopher match

Postby Drizzle on Thu Apr 03, 2014 12:19 pm

Ron Burgundy wrote:I go for the prize table


AKA Benny's lunch box...
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