Steel Challenge­s Fastest Stage Again Sponsored By Bar-Sto Precision

­­Steel Challenge­’s Fastest Stage Again Sponsored By Bar-Sto Precision

Steel Challenge Shooting Association
Steel Challenge Shooting Association

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. — -( Bar-Sto Precision, the most recognized name in custom aftermarket pistol barrels, has returned to sponsor the fastest and most exciting stage of the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships, Smoke & Hope, according to Steel Challenge officials.

“Since the early days of the Steel Challenge, Bar-Sto Precision has been supporting the match. They are one of a few companies that have sponsored the competition from day one and we’re proud to again have them sponsoring Smoke & Hope, perhaps the quintessential Steel Challenge stage,” said Scott Moore, Steel Challenge sponsor relations.

For over 40 years Bar-Sto Precision Machine has been making the finest auto-pistol barrels. Headquartered in Twentynine Palms, Calif., Bar-Sto has supplied barrels to the U.S. Marine Corps Marksmanship Unit, U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit as well as the National Guard and Air Force teams. Bar-Sto barrels have won every major pistol tournament worldwide, including Camp Perry, the USPSA Nationals, the Steel Challenge, the Masters, and more.

“We have been involved since the inception of the Steel Challenge and are proud to continue as a stage sponsor,” said Irv Stone, president of Bar-Sto Precision. “Being the oldest and one of the most respected barrel manufactures with a reputation for unparalleled accuracy, we’ve always felt that the Steel Challenge was a great fit for us as a company.”

“The Steel Challenge is all about the intersection of speed and accuracy and the shooter’s ability to push those envelopes. As a shooter I’ve always personally enjoyed shooting the match, but it’s as a spectator where you truly appreciate the accomplishments of the world’s best.”

Since the first Steel Challenge in 1981, the World Spee­d Shooting Championships have grown into the world’s premier exhibition of speed shooting and routinely draws the fastest shooters from around the globe.­ This year’s match will take place August 13-15 in Piru, Calif. For more information on the the Steel Challenge Shooting Association and the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships please visit the SCSA online media center.

About SCSA:
The Steel Challenge Shooting Association (SCSA) is the governing body of the sport of Speed Shooting and organizer of the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships. To learn more about the Steel Challenge Shooting Association and the Steel Challenge visit the Web site at There you will find diagrams of the stages of fire, complete listing of past results, a list of past champions, world record times and more.

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