If you can beat Jerry Miculek at the IRC you can choose to take the cash or walk the prize table..
Steel challenge has cash prizes for fastest times shot as well as side matches where you can win guns and all kinds of other stuff.
At the IRC last year, out of 200 ish shooters, about 70 of us won guns.. I picked up a S&W 657 for a 24th Limited division finish.. and I was shooting a 6-shooter
In the years since I've been putting in my time I've won brass, bullets, a few guns, powder, and various other prizes. If you practice like I do, you never really break even, but you don't do too bad either. in 2007 I fired about 15,000 rounds most of it in my 610.. This year I'll probably fire at least that much, half in my 627, the other half in my 610.. and maybe a few k here and there with a 22, and one or two other calibers.. you never really break even unless you are a sponsored shooter.