Falling Plate Match | Piedmont Handgunners Association
PHA Plate Matches are held the 1st Saturday of every month at 9:30 AM under the direction of Daniel Jones. Matches are not held in rain, snow, or temperatures below 30°F. The entry fees are $10.00 for the first gun fired and $5.00 for each additional gun entered by the same competitor.
In order to compete, you will need any center fire or rimfire handgun (stock and race guns are scored separately), 96 rounds of ammunition, and preferably a holster and extra magazines.
The match consists of 96 shots, two rounds of 48 shots at 10, 15, 20, and 25 yards. There are two stages of six plates at each yard line. The ten-yard line has a par time of six seconds and par time increases one second with each increasing distance. Centerfire guns must make the plate fall, Rimfires have to strike the plate and are visually scored.
If you arrive late and miss the safety briefing, you will not be allowed to compete.
When the safety briefing has started, the gates will be locked and will be unlocked for 15 minutes after the match ends. If you are not a member of PHA and need to leave during the match, please let the match directors know. We will assist you with the gate.