Summary

Falling plates is a sport which pits speed against accuracy. At the sound of the buzzer, the shooter begins to shoot down the plates in any order the shooter prefers. The time it takes to knock down all the plates is your time for that string. Each round consists of three strings where you shoot the plates down. Your score is the sum of all your strings.

Falling Plates Match at Falls

Match Facts

  • The match is held on the indoor range.
  • Match is held on the 1st Wednesday 6:30-9:00PM on the indoor range. Participants can arrive later and still shoot.
  • Cost is $3.00 per shooter per round. Guests are welcome. The guest fee is waived, but match fee is still required. Mark your guest as attending a match in the sign in book.
  • The purpose of this match is to have fun.

Divisions

Centerfire Pistol
Any centerfire pistol with iron sights.

Centerfire Pistol Optics
Any centerfire pistol with optical sights.

Single Stack
Any pistol that holds less than 10 rounds, except revolvers. You can also shoot in Centerfire Pistol if you want.

Pistol Caliber Carbine
Any centerfire or rimfire rifles which fires pistol caliber rounds and has iron sights. Rifles firing rifle calibers are not permitted in this match.

Pistol Caliber Carbine Optics
Any centerfire or rimfire rifles which fires pistol caliber rounds and has an optical sight. Rifles firing rifle calibers are not permitted in this match.

Rimfire Pistol
Any rimfire pistol which fires rimfire rounds (such as the .22LR) and has iron sights.

Rimfire Pistol Optics
Any rimfire pistol which fires rimfire rounds (such as the .22LR) and has optical sights.

Recommendations

  • Wear good eye protection. Fragments can come back from the plates. Usually this is not fast enough to be more than an annoyance, but you want to be sure your eyes are well protected.
  • Each turn to the plates it’s a good idea to bring 50 rounds. You’ll be unlikely to use that much, but it’s best to be prepared. You will use less ammo as you get better.
  • It’s a good idea to bring at least three full magazines when you get up to the plates. If you’re shooting a single stack, you should probably have four if you can swing it. Don’t sweat it if you don’t have that many. We’ll wait. But if you do, it will help the match run faster.
  • It is better to only shoot as fast as you can hit the plates. Misses are costly. Speed will come with experience.

Contact

Members of the Steel Committee are Keith Milligan, Tom Parrey, Matt Bowker, and Jeff Goldman. You can contact the Steel Committee at steel@ftrpa.com if you are interested in this match.