The Range Report
July 23, 2020




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PHA Board of Directors.

All PHA matches will resume their normal schedule. However, we still must still follow a few NC restrictions while shooting matches.

They are:

  • While shooting outdoors, no more than 25 people will be allowed to participate in ANY PHA match.
  • Everyone shooting the match must maintain the 6-foot separation.
  • All match shooters, match directors, and RSO's must wear protective masks.
  • No food can be provided at any match.

If these requirements cannot be complied with at any match, then the match must be canceled. These requirements will remain in place until the NC Governor relaxes them again. And we'll report those changes in the Range Report.

Also, the guest restriction has now been removed. Please follow the normal limitation, 2 per member, for guests you bring PHA Range.

PHA Board of Directors.
Upcoming Matches
.22 Bench Rest

On Thursday, July 23, the Ron Gearren .22 Shoot starts at 8:00 am. This is a bench rest match with .22 rim fire rifles at 50 and 80 yards. 

5-Stand Shotgun

The 5-Stand shotgun for this Saturday
will be starting at 8 am. 

The 5-Stand shotgun for this Sunday
will start at noon.
Call for Volunteers.

OK everybody, listen up.

We are sorely in need of volunteers for the 5-Stand Shotgun.

PHA was built based on volunteers and donations.

Now we're asking for volunteers to
help keep the 5-stand venue going.

Volunteers are needed for Saturday and for Sunday. Unless some of you volunteer (it's only a few hours on 1 day a month) for this venue on Saturday and Sunday, we will have to cut back the schedules for both days. Saturday shoots each Saturday except for a 5th Saturday. Sunday has already cut back to the 3rd and 4th Sunday of each month. We also shoot on the 5th Sunday of a month.

Please contact Rick Muetzel via email and let him know that you would like to help. The entire club thanks you for your support!
NRA High Power Match

On Saturday, all competitors (per PHA rules) will be required to attend the safety briefing prior to firing in the match. If someone fails to be there at the time of the briefing, they will not be allowed to compete.

All competitors are expected to arrive early in order to assist in the set up of targets and get the range ready for the match.

The gate will open at 8:00 am, set up will start by 8:20 am. Safety Briefing will be at 8:45 am. Match will start at 9:00 am.
Air Gun Field Target Match

The Air Gun Field Target Match is on Saturday. Sight-in will be at 8 am at the .22 range.  The .22 range will be closed to firearms from 8 am to 9 am.  The safety meeting will start at 8:45 am and then we will move to the Field Target range.

The course is set up for .177 caliber air guns. There are 15 lanes with 2 targets per lane, and 2 shots per target. Targets are randomly set between 10 and 50 yards. Hole kill sizes are between 3/8" and 1 1/2" depending on distance. The Troyer difficulty rating is a 34, not counting wind and elevation etc. There will be 2 shooters per lane. New shooters will be paired with experienced shooters to help and instruct them. 

Fees are $10 for non members and $8 for PHA members, payable at check-in for the match.
For more information and to register, please contact the Match Director, Artie Claudino, or call 336-470-9579.
Defensive Pistol

Defensive Pistol matches will not resume until all corona virus restrictions are lifted.
Match Results
Bench Rest Match -- July 18th

Conditions for the BR match Saturday was almost perfect. 80 degrees at 8:00 with no wind.

We had a great turnout for our 3rd match of the year with eleven shooters. Two new shooters and two of our veteran shooters came out for the first time this year. It was great to see Paul and Vince back shooting with us. Al, one of our new shooters, came all the way from Durham. Chris, a PHA member who usually shoots high-power rifles, came out to test his skills with 
bench rest. Chris shot an impressive score in his first match.

Match Results:

Factory class: Paul Brinkman 250-12X using a CZ457, Vince Swicegood 250-11X using a CZ452, Bobby Hall 250-60X using a CZ455.

Sporter 50 yards: Dennis Mueller 248-5X using a Cooper 57M

Sporter 80 yards: Tom Whitlow 249-23X using a Remington 40X

Open-Site: Tom Whitlow 150-12X using a Winchester 52, Paul Brinkman 150-10X using a Anschutz 54.

The Harbor Freight award -- Paul Brinkman

NOTICE :  If you planning to shoot or be a spectator at the BR Match, be sure to bring your Mask. If you do not have one you will be provided with one.

To ensure a safe environment for our shooters, we are enforcing the mask and distancing rule set forth by our Board.

Thank you to all those who came out early to help set up for the match.

David Motsinger
Match Director
Buffalo Match Results

The July 19, 2020, PHA shoot was sunny, hot, but bearable. We had 7 shooters for this match.
Things ran very smoothly, but we sure missed some of the old pros that used to join us. So get off your duffs, load some ammo and come shoot with us.

Contributed by Jed Norris
Click below for match results.
Air Rifle Range Notice
Attention all members using
the Field Target Range.

Only .177 caliber air guns are allowed on this range.


When resetting targets, if the string breaks, do not pull the string all the way back to the firing line. Instead follow the line to the target or to where it broke, and re-attach it. If you are not able to re-attach it, call or text Art at 336-470-9579, and he will take care of it.

After shooting a target, do not reset it if you are not going to shoot it again. Leave it down.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Artie Claudino
Lexington Air Guns 
Annual Membership Renewal
is Underway.

This is for all members in all PHA organizations.
Everything you need to know.

The annual membership renewal has started
with the mailing of forms on July 3.

Everything was mailed in an envelope via US Mail from PHA. This envelope contains all the forms that you will need to renew your membership for the coming year.

Your Membership Renewal envelope contains the following:

  • Membership Renewal form. Be sure to fill in all the required information and sign and date it near the bottom of the form.
  • Range Rules form. Be sure to fill in all the required information and sign and date it near the bottom of the form.
  • Ballot. There is an election for PHA Club Officers and At-Large Board Members. You may also receive a ballot for PHA Range and/or PHA Range II if you are a stockholder in one or both of those organizations. Be sure to mark your ballots.
  • Raffle/Donation Tickets. There are 12 raffle/donation tickets included for the Kind Heart program. When you buy your tickets, please issue a separate check. Please return any unused tickets. (See article below for more information about Kind Heart.)
  • A pre-addressed return envelope is included for you to return all your documents to PHA.

After you have signed your documents and marked your ballot(s), and entered the Kind Heart raffle/donation, place everything in the included pre-addressed envelope, put a stamp(s) on it, and mail it.

NOTE : PHA Annual Club members (NOT stockholders) must also include a check for $125 for their annual dues.

NOTE : If you do not sign all your renewal documents and/or if you do not include your annual dues payment, if required, your new membership card will not be issued to you. All your documents will be returned to you to be completed. You will have to re-submit everything. This will delay the issuance of your new membership card.

NOTE:  If a PHA Club member anticipates a difficulty, due to job, medical reasons, or any other reason, in paying their annual dues, contact President Ray Owens prior to September 1, 2020 .

Here are important dates for you to remember.

  • July 20. If you have NOT received your renewal envelope by NOW, you must contact the MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY immediately and let him know that you have NOT received your renewal information.
  • August 10. All election ballots for PHA Club must be received by the end of this day.
  • August 12. All election ballots for PHA Range must be received by the end of this day.
  • August 13. PHA Club Annual General Meeting. Election results will be announced.
  • August 15. PHA Range will have their Annual Meeting at the Ram building on PHA property. Election results will be announced.
  • August 17. All election ballots for PHA Range II must be returned by the end of this day.
  • August 19. PHA Range II will have their Annual Meeting at the Ram building on PHA property. Election results will be announced.
  • September 1. PHA membership renewals are due on this day.
  • September 26. Open House. You can bring your renewal papers and turn them in at the Ram building.
  • September 30. This is the final day to renew your membership without penalty.
  • October 1 to December 31. Memberships renewed during this time will incur a $50 penalty in addition to the $125 annual dues.
  • December 31. This is the final day that dues + penalty will be accepted. If you have not renewed by this date, you will be officially dropped from the PHA membership rolls. If you renew after this date, you must re-apply as a brand-new member and pay the new member fees.

If you have any questions, please contact the  

Cut this out and tape it on the refrigerator.

The Kind Heart Fund
PHA has started a Kind Heart Fund.

The Kind Heart Fund is off to a great start. I appreciate the excitement and the many kind words from you.
I have already received several requests for extra tickets. If you need more tickets for yourself or to sell, contact:

Chairperson for Kind Heart.
Please enter your info on the ticket stubs and return them with your  separate check  made to  PHA Kind Heart Fund.  You may return the stubs and check with your Renewal Form, mail it to PHA, PO Box 913, Thomasville, NC 27360 (postmarked no later than Sept. 20) or bring them to the Open House on Sept 26. Please return any unused tickets.
The drawing for these prizes will be at the Open House on Saturday, September 26,2020, at the Ram Building at 2:00 pm.
Prizes include:
  •  M-1 Garand
  •  S&W 442 Performance Center .38 Spcl handgun
  •  Mossberg 464 Tactical Shotgun
  •  Anschutz MSR .22 rifle
  •  Sig Sauer Whiskey Scope 3-9x 40
  •  3 Custom-made knives by Mike Sturms (separate drawings for each)
  •  Browning blow-up sleeping bag
  •  Sig Sauer light/laser
  • Rifle sling/lariat/key fob set made by Richard Moore.
  • and more.

The drawing for these prizes will be at the Open House on Saturday, September 26,2020, at the Ram Building at 2:00 pm. You do not have to be present to win. 

Contributed by Nancy Mueller
It's Official.
We have adopted a highway.

We just received our official papers from NCDOT that we have been approved to adopt a 1.8 mile section of Hwy 150. It starts at Wilson Road and ends at Wilson Road. We are obligated to do a litter pickup 4 times a year. We will be scheduling our first pickup soon. And yes, we will need a few volunteers. Stay tuned.

PHA Board of Directors
PHA Safety Reminder

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates Are Available!
If you would like to give someone a gift certificate for a new membership or for annual renewal, we can help you to do that. Just contact the PHA Secretary for details.
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