NSSF Rimfire Challenge


TCSA is offering a Rimfire sporting event called National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) Rimfire Challenge. This event is a timed event shooting at large steel plates with both a 22 pistol and a .22 rifle. The sport is intended to create a fun environment for novice and experienced shooters alike. For more information go to the following website http://www.nssf.org/rimfire/#&panel1-1


These events are usually held in one of the Pistol Pits.


Both a .22 pistol and a .22 rifle are required.


Third Saturdays in 2019 [Tentative dates at this time. Subject to change.] : May 16; June 20; July 18; August 15; September 19.
Registration starts at 8:00 AM shooting starts at 9:00 AM

Courses of fire:

  • There will be five stages shot. Each stage may consist of up to 5 strings of rifle and 5 strings of pistol fire.
  • It is recommended that the shooter have multiple magazines for each gun used.
  • There may be rifle only or pistol only stages.
  • You will usually need at least 180 rounds and conceivably 250 rounds. Be prepared.
  • Targets will be steel plates, clay birds or similar targets. Targets are either hit or missed.
  • Targets will be between 21&50 feet. If using a scope, check that it will focus this close.
  • This is a timed event. Score is best time with penalties for missed targets.
  • NY State law prohibits magazines of greater than 10 rounds. Shooters must comply.
  • .22 LR only. No .17 or .22 WRM .
  • Any brand of weapon is fine.
  • Shooters may enter more than one category with appropriate weapons.
  • This is a fun shoot. There will be no prizes awarded.

Classes: 5
  • Open: any sights. Autoloaders & others in separate classes
  • Limited: Iron or fiber sights. No magnification or electronic sights. Autoloaders & others in separate classes.
  • Cowboy/Cowgirl: Iron sights, lever or pump rifle, 2 single action revolvers. Costume not required.
  • All pistols must be bagged or cased. Rifles may be bagged, cased or on a guncart with actions open and FLAGGED except at the firing line or in the “Safe Handling Area”.
  • No live ammo is allowed in the “Safe Handling Area”..
  • A shot over the berm is a match disqualification.
  • All shooters must wear eye and ear protection
  • All shooters must comply with the range officer’s instructions. Failure to do so will result in a match disqualification.
  • Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. No one under 12 may participate

  • $10.00 non TCSA members spouse or significant other 1/2 price
  • $8.00 TCSA members spouse or significant other 1/2 price
  • $4.00 second shooting category Limit 2
  • $4.00 Family members under 18 accompanied with shooting adult
  • $5.00 young adult accompanied by a non-shooting adult.


Call Bob Waite at 215-688-0614 or email batbrown146@gmail.com.

Out of state shooters:

Download a copy of the NRA sanction form required by New York State Penal Law 265.20(13) to show proof of attendance at an organized shooting competition. Click here for the form.


Scores will be posted when available.