The Range Report
September 24, 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.

We are awaiting a proposal from a contractor for the necessary repairs and also exploring alternatives.

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
Open House Announcement
Due to the current Covid Restrictions, there will NOT be an Open House on Saturday, September 26.

If you have not yet turned in your annual renewal information, you may do so if you are attending the Kind Heart Raffle.
Kind Heart Raffle

The Kind Heart raffle WILL take place on
Saturday, September 26 at 1 pm (note time change).

You must turn in your ticket
stubs prior to the drawing.

You may attend this drawing at the Ram building. However, you must adhere to Covid restrictions. No more than a total of 25 people inside the building and no more than 50 people outside the building. Everyone must have masks on.

If you win a firearm at the raffle, you will not be able to take it with you. You will have to pick it up at a designated local gun dealer and complete the necessary Federal paperwork prior to taking delivery of the firearm. (Details will be provided.)

If you are present and have won one of the other prizes, you may claim it and take it with you.

If you are not present and have won one of the prizes, you will be contacted and arrangements will be made to get the prize to you.




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

PHA Board of Directors.
Ballot Results
Here are the voting results for the
Internet Access Services project:

In favor: 653
Against: 87

122 comments were made. All comments were reviewed by the Board of Directors. The identity of those making comments are not revealed.

Thanks you for those comments.

And thanks to all of you that voted.
EFFECTIVE Friday, September 4

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 now 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 8 am.

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

OK everybody, listen up.

We now need somone to run the 2nd Sunday match.

Please contact Rick Muetzel via email and let him know that you would like to help. The entire club thanks you for your support!
1st Sunday 5-Stand Shotgun

We are pleased to announce that 2 members have stepped forward and volunteered to run the 1st Sunday of each month 5-stand shotgun. They will start on Sunday, October 4, 12 - 3 pm.

A big "Thank You" to Kevin Huff and
Paul Van Valen for stepping up.
.22 Bench Rest

On Thursday, September 24, is the Ron Gearren .22 Shoot that starts at 8 am.

These are bench rest matches with .22 rim fire rifles at 50 and 80 yards.
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 Results
Buffalo Match

Eleven shooters welcomed some much-needed cooler temperatures. It was a great day for a Buffalo Match. Our next match is October 18. Come see us!

PHA BUFFALO MATCH – Sept 20, 2020

Contributed by Jed Norris

Click on the link below for match results
Saturday .22 Bench
Rest Match Results

Fall came Saturday early for the BR match with cool temperatures and windy conditions. Cool temperatures make little difference in the scope but the wind, at times, made you favor about 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch. You would not think that a 40gr bullet going 1085 fps would move that much at 50 yards, but it does.

I asked Vince Swicegood if he was having any trouble with the Wind. Vince said, "what wind"? That is why he doubled up with wins in the open site class and sporter class at 50 yards.

If you are planning to shoot a BR match this year, time is running out. October matches are the last ones we shoot this year. Match dates of Oct. 17th & 22nd.

Match Results:

Factory Class - 50 yards
1st place - Harold Fullum, Remington 541T, 250 15x's,
2nd place - David Motsinger, CZ452, 250 14x's

Sporter Class - 50 yards
1st place - Vince Swicegood, Winchester 52, 249 10x's
2nd place - Dennis Mueller, Cooper 57M, 248 9x's

Open Sight Class - 50 yards
1st place - Vince Swicegood, Winchester 52, 150 13x"s

Open Class - 80 yard
1st place - Derick Harden, Custom built rifle, 243 9x's

The prestigious Harbor Freight Award - Dennis Mueller

Thanks to Harold & Vince for coming out early to help set up.

David Motsinger
Match Director
Annual Membership Renewal
is Underway.

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

The annual membership renewal is underway.

Everything has been mailed in an envelope via US Mail from PHA. This envelope contains all the forms that you 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.

If you haven't renewed your membership, you're almost out of time.

  • September 1. PHA membership renewals are due on this day.

  • September 26. Open House. Due to the current Covid restrictions, there will not be an Open House this year.

  • September 30. This is the final day to renew your membership without penalty. Your renewal information must be postmarked September 30 or before in order to avoid a 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 

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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 prior to the drawing on Sept 26. Please return any unused tickets.
The drawing for the prizes will be on Saturday, September 26,2020, at the Ram Building at 1:00 pm. (Note time change.)
Contributed by Nancy Mueller
Mossberg 464
Tactical .30-.30
Anschutz MSR
Smith&Wesson 442 Performance Center
Sig Sauer
Tactical Light
Crimson Trace Linq
M1 Garand
Lanyard Set
Knives by Mike Sturm
Sig Sauer Whiskey 3 Scope
Browning Alps Sleeping Bag
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 targets must be placed directly in front of berms.

Do not place targets between firing point and the leading edge of the berms since that can cause dangerous ricochets.

This is becoming a problem at the .22 range. If you are asked by a PHA Board Member to move your target, please do so immediately.

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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