The Steel Challenge is a speed shooting sport governed by the Steel Challenge Association (SCSA.) The targets, all made of steel, range in size from 10″ round plates to 18″ x 24″ rectangular plates. Competitors are scored based solely on the time it takes them to shoot each stage. The last target that is shot is known as the “stop plate,” which stops the timer. All primary target hits made after the stop plate has been struck are scored with a 3 second penalty each. The maximum time permitted for a run is 30 seconds. Each competitor shoots each stage five times and the slowest run is dropped. The match winner is the competitor with the lowest overall time.