The Buffalo Target Shooters Association (BTSA)
is pleased to welcome you to
Canadian National Steel Challenge 2019!

Sponsors of Canadian National Steel Challenge

This is a three day event being held September at the Homestead range on the edge of the beautiful Canadian Rocky Mountains, just west of Calgary, AB.

Match starts: July 12, 2019

We will be shooting the 8 standard Steel Challenge stages in the Main and Rimfire events while also recognizing “Steel Master”.

There is a maximum of 2 main guns and 2 rimfire guns.


Up to 2 guns will be shot per day.

If you are shooting 1 or 2 guns, you may request a preferred shooting day on the registration form.

If you are shooting 3 or 4 guns you will be shooting 2 or possibly 3 days.
First gun is $40 CAD, additional guns are $10 CAD each.

No refund of match fees after cut-off date of June 15, 2019.


Max Michel shooting Steel Challenge

Buffalo Target Shooters Association

What is a Steel Challenge Match:
BTSA Steel Challenge matches are fun for young and old. These matches have a round count of approximately 250 rounds. A 22 RF handgun or rifle or larger handgun are used, be sure to bring at least 5 magazines or loaders. This discipline of shooting offers a port of entry to the pistol shooting sports and is an excellent starting place for young or beginner shooters. It also provides a ‘soft’ way for those who have begun to suffer the problems associated with aging to remain involved in the shooting sports. All this provides an alternative for those who might otherwise be lost to shooting. This competition is a level playing field for shooters of all backgrounds. Regardless of your shooting background or skill level, all shooters walk away smiling after shooting Steel Challenge.

Steel Challenge is shot mostly from a stationary position at five static steel plates per stage. Outer Limits is the only stage that has movement of about 3 meters between shooting boxes. Each competitor shoots seven stages five times, and add their best four times to become their stage score, Outer Limits has only four runs that are shot and the top three counted for the stage score. Competitors are scored based solely on the time it takes them to shoot each stage. The eight stages shot in the Steel Challenge match are Accelerator, Five to Go, Outer Limits, Pendulum, Roundabout, Showdown, Smoke & Hope and Speed Option. Each stage is unique in its design and offers a different challenge to the shooter. The last target that is shot is known as the “stop plate”, which stops the timer. Any plates missed during the course of fire, have a scored additional 3 second penalty each. The maximum time permitted for a run is 30 seconds and a competitor will be stopped and asked to reload if they reach the 30 second limit. The winner is the competitor with the lowest overall time

The Rule Book: