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Pro Tip: Stage Planning for Steel Challenge Shooting Competitions [VIDEO]

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Planning out how you are going to shoot a stage in Steel Challenge can be tough. Here is how one professional shooter does it.

Ever wonder how a professional shooter will break down a stage in Steel Challenge to try to find the fastest way to shoot it? I have at times.

This video from National Shooting Sports Foundation | NSSF and Doug Koenig breaks down the thought process behind choosing which plates to shoot and when, so as to follow the fastest pattern.

Here, I will let Doug explain it better in the video below.

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After watching this video, I was able to apply some of the techniques to break down a stage at my local matches. I use the same techniques for both Steel Challenge and IDPA matches.

In case you didn’t know, Doug Koenig shoots for the Smith and Wesson Shooting Team and holds numerous Speed Shooting and Action Pistol Championships (see his list of accomplishments here). He has done some work with the NSSF and made some other videos with tips for competitive shooters.

Do you compete in shooting matches? Did this video help you in planning your stages? Let us know in the comments below.

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