Guam - The Guam Sports Shooting Federation is holding their 2013 Steel Challenge this Sunday at the Piti Gun Range. Show time is at 8:00 am with shooting set to get under way at 9:00 am. There will be 4 courses of fire with two divisions.
Dennis Larsen with the Guam Sports Shooting Federation told KUAM Sports, "One is what we call an open division, that's a gun that has an optical sight on it and has all kind of different bells and whistles on it. They can get way up there in price. The standard division includes service guns that police officers would use for instance or just anything without an optical sight. This weekend we'll see shooters from both sides. The ones with the race guns we call them and the standard guns competing in the Steel Challenge. The event is actually structured around shooting steel plates and it's speed shooting. You will see a lot of these guys coming out doing 3 and 4 second runs on 6 falling plates. That's drawing the pistol and taking aim on the target and squeezing off 6 rounds, hitting the targets less than a second per target."
The Steel Challenge is a Firing Line sponsored event and you will need 105 rounds of ammo if you are perfect so you are asked to bring a minimum of 150 rounds. Entry fee is $20.00 with all entry fees going back to the shooters as cash prizes once the range fees have been paid.
Larsen added, "We are trying to get as many people as possible interested with the shooting sports in light of what happened in the states. We are trying to promote a strong awareness for firearms safety and understanding of how to use them properly. The club offers that in a controlled environment and we would like everyone to come out and take a look or take part in the event."