Ventura Co. Shooters Have Strong Showing At World Speed Shooting Championships

Two Ventura County shooters have reason to celebrate after their strong showing in the Steel Challenge World Speed Shooting Championships held this past weekend in Piru, California. Taran Butler of Simi Valley won the title of world’s fastest in the Enhanced Service Pistol and Shotgun matches while also claiming a fourth place finish in the Rimfire Rifle event. In the Custom Defensive Pistol match nobody was faster than JT Tedder of Moorpark who also placed third in the Iron Sighted Revolver match.
Butler shot the Enhanced Service Pistol match in a winning time of 119.63 seconds, the Shotgun match in 20.25 seconds and the Rimfire Rifle match in 30.89. Tedder outpaced the competition in Custom Defensive Pistol with a time of 137.38 and shot a time of 128.52 in the Iron Sighted Revolver competition.
More than 200 top competition shooters from 19 states and 4 foreign countries competed for a share of the $350,000 in cash and prizes at the Steel Challenge which is the premier event in the sport of Speed Shooting.
About the 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 their Web site at There you will find diagrams of the stages of fire, complete listing of the 2007 results, a list of past champions, world record times and more.