Holyoke Revolver Club

HRC Steel Challenge

Steel Challenge Shooting Association
Mission Statement

Our mission is to promote safe, fair and fun participation in Steel Shooting competition, for members of all ages and skill levels, through effective leadership, education, communication and administration.

This is the competition style that our Junior Team Shoots.  

Click here to see Steel Challenge Shooting Association page.

A Steel Challenge match features 8 courses of fire with 5 steel targets per stage. Targets range in distance from 21 feet all the way out to the 35-yard line. The smallest steel targets used in the sport are 10-inch round plates, with the largest 18x24 rectangular steel.
The goal is simple: Shoot the plates as fast as you can.

Pictures from our first Steel Challenge Match

Results from our first match:

The Steel Challenge is once a month on the 3rd Sunday of the month.  

Please come at 10:00 am to help with the setup.  Shooting will start at 10:30 am. 

If you have not done the Steel Challenge before come early to get familiarized with the stages and rules of Steel Challenge. 

All shooters, regardless of caliber will start from the low ready position.
All Non-Magnum calibers are allowed. Pistols, Revolvers, 22LR Rifles or PCC-Pistol Caliber Carbines.


Practical matches are held on the second Saturday of each month. New shooters should arrive at 9 a.m. for safety instruction. Participants should bring a centerfire pistol or revolver and 100-150 rounds of ammunition, extra magazines and speedloaders, an OWB Holster (outside the waistband), a baseball cap along with eye and ear protection. Dan Jones is in charge. Volunteers are always needed to set up the stages please arrive at 8 a.m.


Bench Rest Rifle shooting season in now underway.
Bench rest shooting is a sport in which very accurate and precise rifles are shot at paper targets from a rest or bench from a sitting position.
Bench-rest competitions are held on the first and second Saturday (and the 5th Saturday if there is one).
Set up time is 9am. Matches start at 10am sharp.
The cost of the competition is $1.00 per target.
Please go to the Bench Rest page for more information. Check the Calendar for the latest dates.


The Holyoke Revolver Club has affiliations with both the National Rifle Association and the Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts. We highly recommend that our members support these two valuable Associations.

Please check Club Info & News for more information.


Dave Sparko conducts fun shoots on Tuesday evenings at the club. Competitors shoot .22 pistols at steel plates and a “Dueling Tree” of spinning targets, trying to move all of the discs to the opponent’s side of the tree. Match schedules will be posted on the club’s website and calenda

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