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    Ole Ed is offline Junior Member
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    What is the most practical gun to use on Steel Challanges???

    I am completely new to competition shooting. Been shooting for years (24 yrs retired Army(of which 10 yrs in the Marines)), hunter and lately target shooting. Tired of punching holes.

    I own a .357 SW 586, a Browning buck mark, and some single action.22s, a SW 442, blk pwdr .45 pistol, and the excess long guns as my wife puts it.....

    I am planning to try to shoot at a steel challenge range outside Ft Leonard Wood, MO. I am planning to take my 357 and Browning.

    I am just curious as to what most of you competitive shooters consider as a decent standard non-customized weapon for a complete newbie? I would prefer to review your suggestions as to hear from competitors at the range espouse what I have to have.

    This is just for local shooting for me as I am totally retired now, dropped totally out of competitive bass fishing and have no aspirations to go beyond local shooting.

    Thank you in advance. Ole Ed

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    You can use most anything you wish. In the stock divison I seen a lot of Glocks and S&W- M&P's. Here's a link that might help you to get started. The local club here has a shoot once a month that is open for everybody.

    US National Steel Championship US Steel Shoot Steel Challenge USPSA IDPA Speed Steel US National Steel Championship Smith & Wesson Tactical Solutions

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    Ole Ed is offline Junior Member
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    Thank you "Baldy"

    I didn't know where to go to get the info. I just hate to go cold into something new. Knowing the rules is the way to go. Again, Thank you.

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    I went to my first one about 3 weeks ago. I even borrowed one of the club member's .22 Ruger w/red dot sight because I didn't have a holster nor enough mags for my Sig P226 9mm. It was fun. When I go next time I will use my 9mm.
    I also plan on participating in the other competitions, not sure what they are called. I am 57 and nearing retirement myself. Punching paper is good practice but I want to improve my reaction time.
    Have fun.

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