The Guyana Sport Shooting Federation (GSSF) hosted another Steel Challenge Shooting
Match on Saturday last at the GDF Timehri Ranges. In spite of the heavy downpour, local handgun shooters made their way to the Range to hear the melodic pings of led impacting steel.
The challenging first stage named “Speed Option” saw the Stop Plate being located some 35 yards away, hitting this was made easy-looking by match favourite Ryan McKinnon who set the bar high causing the other competitors to follow sometimes doubling and even tripling his time total.
Needless to say, a lot of extra rounds were needed as several seasoned competitors relentlessly
strove to secure hits on the steel plates thus causing them to ring with that ‘ping’. The second stage named “Roundabout” saw targets set at closer distances but in somewhat of a
tricky arrangement, this caused shooters to engage them in random orders as they each felt was
Ray Beharry won this stage by showing resilience and not backing down from the challenge of
the dominating McKinnon. The competitor’s best four scores out of five strings of fire on each stage was then added together for the collective score. The lowest total time/score for all stages won the match overall and that was McKinnon.
Meanwhile, in his opening remarks, Match Director, Dr. Pravesh Harry welcomed members who came out to take part in the event through the inclement weather and encouraged shooters to have fun while keeping safety paramount throughout the Match.
Stage 1 Speed Option
Position Name Score
1st Ryan McKinnon 26.9
2nd Pravesh Harry 37.03
3rd Ray Beharry 48.77
Stage 2 Roundabout
1st Ray Beharry 23.27
2nd Ryan McKinnon 23.57
3rd Pravesh Harry 28.95
1st Ryan McKinnon 50.47
2nd Pravesh Harry 65.98
3rd Ray Beharry 72.04
GSSF President, Ms. Vidushi Persaud presented copies of “Front Sight” Magazine the official
journal of the United States Practical Shooting Association to the new members for participating.
Steel Challenge is the perfect way to introduce newer shooters to competitive shooting because of the easy to understand Rules and the instant audible feedback of the bullet hitting the plate is
encouraging and satisfying.
The Guyana Sport Shooting Federation wishes to thank the Chief of Staff of the GDF, Brigadier
Mark Phillips, Director of Sport Mr. Neil Kumar, the National Sports Commission, the Ministry of Culture Youth & Sport and the members of the GSSF for their usual support.
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