NSSF Rimfire Challenge – 2014

NSSF Rimfire Challenge

Rockford Sportsman’s Club (RSC) plans to again host it’s annual “Ruger Rimfire Challenge” match, which is scheduled for 10-May-2014. Please note that these matches are now sanctioned and managed by the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), and will be referred to as the “NSSF Rimfire Challenge”. Ruger will maintain its support as a sponsor and contributor.

“The NSSF Rimfire Challenge is a .22 rifle and pistol program created to introduce new people to the shooting sports and provide a pathway to shooting competition. The NSSF Rimfire Challenge can provide individuals or families with a fun and exciting first-time competitive-shooting experience. Shooting ranges can utilize the concept as a Second Round component to NSSF’s First Shots program.”1


NSSF Rimfire Challenge (formerly Ruger® Rimfire Challenge) – Saturday, May 10, 2014

Rockford Sportsman’s Club (RSC)  – 11115 Northland Drive NE, Rockford, MI 49341                          

NOTICE: The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is now managing the former “Ruger Rimfire Challenge” matches.  Match schedules, formats and rules are similar to the earlier Ruger matches, and can be found at (www.nssf.org/Rimfire/)

The RSC match will consist of 6 Stages – 3 Pistol, 3 Rifle, All Steel Targets, 150 Rounds (Minimum) “22 Rimfire Only”. Classes are Open and Limited, and Special Recognition Award categories include Adult Ladies, Senior Men (65+), Senior Ladies (65+), Juniors (13-16), Youth (12 and under), and Cowboy/Cowgirl. 

Door prizes will be awarded by random drawing, and will include several firearms and many other shooting related items. Plaques will be awarded for the top three finishers in Open and Limited Divisions and the top finisher in each Special Recognition category with at least three shooters.

Entry fees are: Adults $45, Senior, Junior, and Youth $15. Lunch (hamburgs, hot dogs) is included in the shoot fee, and will be served from 11:30-12:30. Special Needs shooters will be accommodated to the degree possible.  Please indicate on the entry form if you have special needs. 

Match is limited to the first 96 registrants.  Match volunteer workers who pay the full entry fee may also participate in the match and receive awards or prizes.

A portion of the match proceeds will be donated to one or more U.S. Veteran’s group(s), such as Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA), Wounded Warriors Project, and/or others.

Registration may be done on the RSC website:

Register for the 9:30 AM Event

Register for the 1:00 PM Event  

Payment may be made electronically via Paypal. 

Manual entries can also be made by sending a filled-out hardcopy of this form for each shooter, plus a check for entry fees payable to the “Rockford Sportsman’s Club” to:   Steven Gardner, 6175 Woodmark Ave. NE, Rockford, MI 49341.  All entries must be received by May 1, 2013 to be eligible. 

2014 NSSF Rimfire Challenge Flyer

Please contact Steve Gardner at shc2010@att.net or (616) 866-3043 if you have further questions.

Day-of-Match sign-in will begin at 8:00A. Shooters must arrive at least 1 hour before their start time to allow for sign-in and safety briefing.  During sign-in, all shooters must sign a RSC Liability & Photo Waiver, and minor shooters (under 18) must have a signed parent/guardian consent form. Squadding will be done at time of sign-in, so please advise the registrar if you wish to be squadded with another shooter.


NSSF Official Rule Book

NSSF Fast Facts



RSC NSSF Rimfire Challenge Match Committee