America’s Best Gunning for National Speed Shooting Title
Titusville, FL – -(ShootingWire.com)- As many as 150 of the nation’s best competition pistol shooters will compete for the national title in one of the shooting sports’ ultimate displays of speed and accuracy at the 2009 Smith & Wesson U.S. National Steel Championships.
WHAT: The Smith & Wesson U.S. National Steel Championships represent the first major test on the Steel Challenge Shooting Association speed shooting match calendar. The match draws professional shooters from 23 states competing for the title of America’s fastest and their share of over $40,000 in cash and prizes. The event spans three-days pitting the best shooters against eight courses of fire and the clock.
Courses of fire, or stages, are made up of five steel targets which are electronically timed to 1/100th of a second. Competitors shoot each stage five times with their slowest run eliminated. The combined time of the four best runs is their score for that stage and their combined score of all eight stages is their match score.
Championships will be determined in the Women’s, Junior, Super Junior, Senior, Super Senior and Law Enforcement and Military categories and in several divisions including Rimfire, Single Action Revolver, Revolver, Stock Pistol and Open Pistol – the Formula-1 equivalent in the shooting sports.
Additional information and photos from past Speed Shooting competitions can be found in the Steel Challenge Shooting Association online media center at www.steelchallenge.com.
WHY: The best shooters from across the nation compete to determine the best of the best and find out who is indeed the fastest gun in the United States of America.
The Steel Challenge Shooting Association is the governing body of the sport of Speed Shooting and was established in the United States in 1981 to determine the world’s fastest shooter. Each year the SCSA holds matches including the World Speed Shooting Championships – the Steel Challenge – in Piru, California.
WHERE: Titusville Rifle & Pistol Club Ranges
Located 6 miles west of Mims on Hatbill Road off State Road 46 (map http://www.titusvillegun.com/Map.html)
WHEN: Thursday – Saturday, March 26 – 28, 2009
Awards presented on Sunday, March 29, 2009
Competition begins daily at 8:30am
The Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships are one of the crown jewels of the shooting circuit and the premier professional pistol competition in America. With more than 220 of the world’s fastest shooters competing for over $390,000 in cash and prizes in 2007, it has found a permanent place on the shooting schedules of every major competitive shooter.