April 9 match will raise money

to elect pro-gun candidates around NC!


Elect Pro-Gun Candidates in 2022 Elections!


Meet pro-gun candidates:

  • Congressman Ted Budd, gun shop owner and pro-gun candidate for U.S. Senate
  • Judge Richard Dietz, strong constitutionalist for the NC Supreme Court
  • Judge Michael Stading for NC Court of Appeals
  • Other pro-Second Amendment candidates

Redistricting lawsuits by the left have cost us 2 congressional seats, a prime demonstration of the importance of controlling the judiciary.

Win Prizes!

Rub elbows with the GRNC volunteers who have been kicking tail for decades!

Frequently Asked Questions about the event are below

Details & signup at www.GRNC.org 

  • Date/time:    April 9, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM
  • Sign-in: 10:30 AM -- 11:00 AM
  • Steel plate match: 11:00 AM -- 2:30 PM
  • Awards/meet-and-greet w/ Rep. Ted Budd: 2:30 PM -- 3:00 PM
  • BBQ: 3:00 PM -- 4:30 PM
  • Location: Hyatt Farms Shooting Complex, 990 Burnsville Church Rd, Polkton, NC 28135
  • Cost: $95 for 1st person, $75 for 2nd & subsequent, $55 for under age 18, incl. match fee & BBQ


Additional prizes

if, you can beat GRNC President, Paul Valone!

First, anybody who beats his cumulative time to clear all the plates gets a GRNC challenge coin.

But it gets better….

 Anybody who beats GRNC President Paul Valone also gets entered into a drawing, with the winner getting his or her choice of 1,000 rounds of 9mm ammunition or 500 rounds of .223/5.56mm ammunition and not steel case. Reloadable brass FMJ ammunition worth nearly $400.

Remember:  With ‘Brandon’ ruining the country, ammunition prices are expected to skyrocket once again! 


FAQs about the “Ring Steel for Freedom” event

EVERYBODY can enter and shoot, but here seems to be some confusion about who can shoot the event and what skills and equipment are required, so here are some commonly asked questions with answers.

Why didn’t GRNC run a full Steel Challenge match?

Please understand that the objective of the match is to raise money for the GRNC Political Victory Fund, our federally registered political action committee, in order to elect pro-2A candidates around the state in this critical election year, as well as allowing you to meet candidates to assess for yourself who will best defend your rights. In the interest of being as inclusive as possible, and in bringing out gun rights supporters who are not necessarily serious competitors, we set up a “fun match” that gives some of the thrill of ringing steel without the stress of hard core competition.

Do I need to be an experienced firearm competitor?

Absolutely not. This is a fun shoot for which we ask only that each shooter be safe with his or her firearm. In the interest of safety, it will be run as a “cold range,” meaning all firearms must be unloaded until the competitor is on the firing line and has been given the command to load by the range officer.

What type of firearm do I need?

Any centerfire handgun, rimfire handgun, or rimfire rifle, using either iron sights or optics. We will mirror Steel Challenge divisions with the exception that we will not have a pistol caliber carbine division.

How much ammo do I need?

Obviously, the more accurate you are, the fewer rounds you will need. The minimum (assuming no misses) is 15 rounds per stage (three runs of five rounds each). A reasonable minimum to have on hand might be 100 rounds. 

What if I don’t have an appropriate firearm or ammunition?

No problem. Hyatt Guns will have both firearms and ammunition available at reasonable prices. 

Will I have to move between shooting positions?

No. Per Steel Challenge rules, each stage will have only one shooting position. We fully understand that we are appealing to all age levels, including some for whom “running and gunning” might not be possible. 

Do I need to draw from a holster?

No. In the interest of keeping this as inclusive as possible, each stage will begin from a low ready position, meaning no draw from a holster will be required. 

What do the stages look like?

For each stage, 5 steel plates between 8” and 12” or rectangular plates 18”x24” in size will be set up between 7 yds and 18 yds. Your objective is merely to shoot the five plates, ending with the stop plate, as quickly as your skill will permit. We will shoot three Steel Challenge “classifier” stages: Five to Go, Smoke and Hope, and Pendulum. You will have three runs on each stage, with your best time as your score.

Can I just attend the BBQ without shooting the match?

Absolutely. Use the “under 18” option of $55 for the BBQ and social event only. 

Isn’t there is a competing USPSA event that weekend?

We offer apologies that coordinating schedules between the range owner, attending politicians and GRNC personnel limited the number of available weekends, not to mention the fact that the primary election date has changed repeatedly due to leftist lawsuits invalidating political districts drawn by the Republican-led General Assembly. We hope you will try to work with us.



As you may know, GRNC is restricted by law from using membership funds to impact elections. To elect constitutional candidates, we created our federally registered political action committee, the GRNC Political Victory Fund. But the law requires us to raise money separately, and the Ring Steel for Freedom April 9 event is designed to do just that.

Incidentally, leftist judges just defied the will of voters who elected a Republican majority by overturning Republican-drawn political districts yet again! We cannot over-emphasize the importance of gaining a conservative majority on the NC Supreme Court. Come meet Judge Dietz!

PLEASE HELP by signing up for the event at: www.GRNC.org


Paid for by Grass Roots North Carolina Political Victory Fund. Not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee