STEEL CITY PRECISION is a group of dedicated precision rifle shooters, based out of Birmingham, AL. Our mission is to support the precision rifle community by providing top quality precision rifle competitions and training to law abiding citizens, law enforcement, and military customers. Much of the training and competitions we provide to military and law enforcement members is free, or low cost. This is how we choose to give back to those who protect our nation and local communities.
We are the exclusive producers of the S3AT® System, a Professional Grade AR500 steel target and mounting system. No gimmicks. No comprimises. Simply, the best target system on the planet.
Steel City Precision also believes in supporting service member charities via cash contributions from target systems sales and precision rifle competitions. To date, we have raised over $30,000 for the Army Sniper Association.
Our members' backgrounds include military, law enforcement and small business owners.
JOHN CUCKLER is an affiliate of McRees Precision, Elite Iron, and Nightforce. John was introduced to competitive shooting in order to maintain proficiency with his service weapons as a police officer in Upstate New York. After suffering an injury, John changed careers but continued shooting competitively. 3-gun and USPSA were his focus, but now shoots precision rifle exclusively. John likes "field style" competitions that challenge you to manage your gear while under time and stress. John is the director and lead instructor for Steel City Precision's training program.
FAVORITE GEAR: McRees Precision BR-10 (.243), Elite Iron suppressors and suppressor wraps, Nightforce ATACR F1, Tactical Tailor 3 day plus assault pack, 115 DTAC moly coated bullets
RICHARD CROUSE is an affiliate of McRees Precision, Elite Iron, and Nightforce. Richard is a precision rifle match director at Brocks Gap Training Center in Birmingham, AL with over 11 years of competition experience within precision rifle, USPSA and multigun disciplines. He prefers competitions that are practical and field oriented, where shooting with what you can carry is critical. Richard is a lead instructor for Steel City Precision's training program.
.FAVORITE GEAR: McRees Precision BR-10 (.243), Elite Iron suppressors and suppressor wraps, Nightforce ATACR F1, Tactical Tailor removable operator pack, 115 DTAC moly coated bullets
AUSTIN COOK serves as our local gunsmith. Austin is critical in helping us diagnose and solve minor and major issues that come up with our rifle systems. Austin spent 5 years in the USMC with 3rd BN, 6th MAR, 2nd MARDIV. He deployed for a total of 14 months in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Austin has been shooting precision long range since 2007 and shot in multiple large matches. Austin owns and operates A2 Precision based out of Birmingham, AL.
FAVORITE GEAR: Manners stocks, Nightforce optics, Sierra projectiles, Knights Armament
PATRICK POWELL joined the United States Marine Corps in 2007. He was stationed out of Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, CA and assigned to 2nd BN, 1st MAR, 1st MARDIV. He attended Scout/Sniper Basic Course on Camp Pendleton and graduated with the 0317 MOS. Following graduation he deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. During the workup for his second deployment, he attended SOTG Urban Sniper, Arial Platform, and Mountain Warfare Training. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom before leaving the Marine Corps at the end of 2011. Patrick is the director of engineering and product development.
FAVORITE GEAR: custom built rifle (.308) featuring a Krieger barrel, McMillan stock, Nightforce optic, and Surefire suppressor