Rimfire Challenge

The NSSF Rimfire Challenge introduces participants to the fun and excitement of competitive shooting in a safe, low-pressure, family-friendly format.


The NSSF Rimfire Challenge was developed with safety in mind. Shooters are required to compete using both a rifle and handgun chambered in the .22 Long Rifle caliber. The targets are steel plates that are set in a course of fire that is no less than 5 plates and no more than 7 plates. The course of fire is designed to be completed by even the most inexperienced shooter using one 10-round magazine without the need to reload “on the clock.” Steel plates were chosen as the targets because they provide the shooter with immediate visual and audio feedback.

Additionally, NSSF Rimfire matches are a great entry sport and practice for IDPASteel Challenge and other action shooting competitions.

Check-in: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Safety Briefing: 1:00 p.m.
Shooting starts: 1:10 p.m.

Registration:
  • $25 in person the day of the match
  • $20 online in advance (online registration closes at 3:00 p.m. the Friday prior to the match)

Register online

Range information

  • All shooters should know and be able to independently demonstrate safe firearm handling and operation.
  • Eye and ear protection is required at all times in the vicinity of the Event Bays.
  • Observers and participants must sign in at the front office.
  • Before participating in matches, please visit the NSSF Rimfire page and go over the rules and courses of fire.