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Old August 11th, 2011, 09:35 AM   #1
 
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Old August 11th, 2011, 07:30 PM   #2
 
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I recently bought a 22/45 for Steel Challenge shooting, but want to pick up a few more mags before I go to an event. I typically shoot IDPA, but thought I'd enjoy SC as well. My gun club usually has a few SC stages set up on some of the bays and it's been fun to plink away at them. I think I'll enjoy it. Here's what I picked up:

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Old August 11th, 2011, 09:27 PM   #3
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A club here just started steel challenge, but I haven't had a chance to try it out. Looks fun.

I was thinking about using my 22/45. Does SC require mag exchanges? That would be slow in my 22/45.

May use the conversion kit for my Sig 226.
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A club here just started steel challenge, but I haven't had a chance to try it out. Looks fun.

I was thinking about using my 22/45. Does SC require mag exchanges? That would be slow in my 22/45.

May use the conversion kit for my Sig 226.
You don't change mags on the clock like I do in IDPA, but you get multiple attempts at each stage (I think 5). So it's generally considerate to the other shooters to have 5 mags already loaded and ready to go instead of making everyone behind you stand around and wait for you to reload your mag after each run. Keeps the event moving more smoothly.
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Here's my steel challenge set up


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Nice set up ChopperDOC. I have a 22/45 with a delta point and volc trigger. I will post some pics when I have more time. How do you like that Upper?
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Old August 12th, 2011, 06:09 PM   #7
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You don't change mags on the clock like I do in IDPA, but you get multiple attempts at each stage (I think 5).
Great, if mag changes are "off the clock" then the 22/45 could be a good competitor.

I may even try a match with my old Standard with that awful European bottom mag latch.

A club where I shoot is running Steel Challenge after the IDPA match. Should be fun.
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local club hosts a Steel Challenge once per month - I always enjoy it

usually shoot bone stock 22/45, have also shot my XD9 and my Browning HP. Back in May after I got my SR1911 just had to try it too.

But with minimum 190 rounds, 22 rimfire is cheapest and is my favorite - added bonus that don't have to sweep smaller brass at local club

Just this past Sunday my son shot his first match (he had attended with me before). He shot our 22/45 (it is 'ours' because I bought it to 'graduate' him from rifle to handgun). I shot SC with his 10/22 for first time - that was a fun change for me.

As Lethalchem wrote above, best to have at least five loaded mags, one for each string, five strings at each of eight stages. Of course fewer mags needed for higher capacity mags - for example I used one 25 round banana style for 10/22, plus a few stock mags.

My advise - try Steel Challenge if you have not done it - you'll most likely have a ton of fun

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I have done some competitive IDPA and CAS shooting but a couple of my co-workers want to shoot the steel challenge. So it was a good excuse to buy a new handgun. Like I really need one, so here is my new 22/45 and Bushnell optic I added.



I have not decided if I will use my 10/22 or my CMMG .22 AR.

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