The Range Report
October 22, 2020
Due to a hard, short rain, (3 inches in one hour) the 100-yard bridge over the creek has been damaged. Therefore, the 100-yard berm is NOT accessible at this time.

UPDATE: We are trying to get an appointment with a local construction company for an onsite review.

We will make an announcement in this spot as to when the bridge will re-open and the 100-yard berm is accessible again.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

PHA Board of Directors




If anyone asks about your badge, do not take it personally.
Just show your badge and thank them for asking.

PHA Board of Directors.
Governor Cooper's Phase 3 does
not change anything for PHA.

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

They are:

  • While shooting outdoors, no more than 50 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 been removed. Please follow the normal limitation, 2 per member, for guests you bring PHA Range.

PHA Board of Directors.
Upcoming Matches
5-Stand Shotgun

The 5-Stand shotgun for this Saturday
will be starting at 9 am.

The 5-Stand shotgun for this Sunday
will start at noon.
Important 5-Stand Shotgun Announcement.

This is the 5-stand schedule effective October 3. We still need volunteers for the 2nd Sunday and additional volunteers for most of the other days.

Saturday 5-stand shotgun:
1st Saturday of each month: 9 am - noon.
2nd Saturday of each month: 9 am - noon.
3rd Saturday of each month: 9 am - noon.
4th Saturday of each month: 9 am - noon.
5th Saturday (4 times a year): NO MATCH

Sunday 5-stand shotgun:
1st Sunday of each month: 12 pm to 3 pm
(Very successful last week)
2nd Sunday of each month: NO MATCH
3rd Sunday of each month: 12 pm - 3 pm
4th Sunday of each month: 12 pm - 3 pm
5th Sunday (4 times a year): 12 pm - 3 pm.
Will You be the one to Help?

If you are interested in helping, please contact Rick Muetzel via email and let him know that you want to help. The entire club thanks you and needs your support!
.22 Bench Rest

This morning, October 22, is the Ron Gearren .22 Shoot that starts at 8:00 am. This is a bench rest match with .22 rim fire rifles at 50 and 80 yards.

Please note: This is the final .22 bench rest match for 2020. This match is scheduled to resume in March of 2021.

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.
Match Notes
PHA High Power Team Match

We will be holding a non-NRA High Power fun team match on Sat, 28 November 2020.
This will be a 30 shot match for each competitor on their 2-man team.

Match set up and start times will be as listed for our NRA matches- gate opens and set up at 0800, safety briefing about 0845, and firing starts at 0900.

Exact details of the match are being worked out, click
on the link below for a brief description of the match.
.22 Bench Rest Match Results

What a great Saturday it was at PHA! Cool temperatures, no wind, and 10 friends to shoot the BR match. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year to shoot.

In my 40 years of competitive shooting in state, regional and national matches, I have seen and shot with a lot of extraordinary shooters, but I have to say, that we have three shooters that can hold their own against anyone. Tom, Vince & Paul are shooting at a very high level of competition with only the "X" count separating the three from first place to third.

Last month my spotting scope fogged up and luckily enough a good friend, Charlie Christian, was there. I asked Charlie if he would spot for me. I told him if I shot 5 rounds out of the X ring to tell me
(the X ring is only 3/8 of an inch on a 23 target) so I wouldn't waste anymore match ammunition. He told me after 10 shots that I could quit. These guys are that good! You can only miss the X ring just so many times. I think the only way I can catch up with these guys is to make it mandatory that everyone shoots Remington Thunderbolt ammunition next year.

We had two new shooters to come out Saturday, Mitchell & Wayne. Wayne has been coming out the last two matches to observe. He finally made a decision to jump-in and went to the
Gun Store in Lexington and met with Charlie. Charlie fixed him up with a rifle, scope & bags. Wayne ended up placing third in the factory gun class in his first match. Congratulations Wayne!

This season is quickly coming to an end. Our last match is today, Thursday, October 22nd, 2020.

Match Results:

Open Class - 80 yards - David Motsinger 250/17X, Suhl M150

Sporter Class - 50 yards - Vince Swicegood 249/13X Winchester 52D

Factory Class - 50 yards - Paul Brinkman 250/13X CZ457
2nd place Al Lastra 249/7X CZ457
3rd place Wayne Dodson 249/6X CZ457

Open Site Class - 50 yards - First place tie -- Vince Swicegood 300/25X Winchester 52D
Paul Brinkman 300/25X Anschutz54
3rd Place - Tom Whitlow 300/23X Remington 40X

The prestigious Harbor Freight award goes to Vince, Al & Tom.

David Motsinger
Match Director
Annual Membership Renewal
is in Overtime.

If you haven't renewed your membership, you're now in the penalty phase.

  • October 1 to December 31. Memberships renewed during this time will incur a $50 late fee 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 
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We're Looking for a Little Help.
The PHA Range Board of Directors is looking for a some part-time volunteers for two of the PHA officers. PHA is growing and that means there is more to do in the "back office" of PHA.

The two officers are: Secretary, Membership Secretary.

If you are interested in any of the two areas, or want more information, click on one of the buttons below and let them know. They will get back to you soon.
PHA Safety Reminder

All firearms must be kept unloaded (except when on the firing line) and muzzles pointed in a safe direction.
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.
Links you might be interested in.
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