June 2019 Newsletter

The next General Membership meeting will be Monday June  3, 2019 at 7:30 pm at 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster.

● The June 3, 2019, meeting will be our last meeting until September barring any emergencies or special meeting. If you are sponsoring a prospective member, please get their membership application to a Board Member, preferably Al Hopkins, ASAP so we can act on it at the June meeting.

● Tuesdays and Thursdays continue to be open practice nights. Steel Plate shooting is runs every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at the Outdoor Range. In the event of poor weather, the rain-date for Steel Plate will be the following week. Al Hopkins is the point of contact for Steel Plate. Precision pistol shooting practices are every Thursday at both the indoor and outdoor ranges. Bruce Matthies and Mitch Vogel are points of contact for precision pistol.

● The Western New York Outdoor Pistol League (WNYOPL) continues this month:

The current standings are available for download at WNYOPL tab, […]

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Final Youth Shooting Session of the Season this Friday May 10th!

We’ll be wrapping up another successful season of our Youth Shooting program this Friday, May 10th @ 6:30pm. As always, new shooters please arrive @ 6pm for safety training and orientation. We’ll be having a pizza party following our shooting and Dan DeKruger will be awarding more of the youth shooting achievement awards.

It truly has been a good season. We really feel like we’ve got things set up and running smoothly as we complete our second full year. We’ve also had special sessions for Boy Scout groups, individual sessions for a group from Rochester, and now we’re learning that the Girl Scouts are ready to start to allow their girls to participate in the shooting sports as individual troops. We’re optimistic that starting in the fall we’ll be able to get the Girls Scouts active in our program.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of our instructors, other members who have helped us out, and the Board of Directors for their continued support of the […]

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2018-2019 LEAGUE AWARDS

Team awards

Niagara Frontier Pistol League

Divisional – Team actual wins – First Place

Divisional – Team handicap wins – Second Place

Suburban Pistol League

Divisional – Team actual wins – First Place

Divisional – Team handicap wins – First Place

 

Individual awards

Jim Gerstung

Sportsman of the Year

 

Peter Vasilion

Highest score of the season – Expert

Highest average of the season – Expert

Possible award – 100 target

Highest individual average – Second place

 

Jim Zemla

Most Improved Shooter Award

Highest average of the season – Promarksman.

Highest handicap of the season – Promarksman

 

Doug Scranton

Possible award – 100 target

NRA 900 MK – Slow fire match – Third Place

 

Al Hopkins

NRA 900 MK – Aggregate overall score – First Place

NRA 900 MK – National Gallery Match Course – First Place

NRA 900 MK – Slow fire match – First […]

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May 2019 Newsletter

We hope each of our members and readers will have had a happy and blessed Easter and Passover.  Hopefully, too, spring will be here shortly and the wet and cold will be behind us.  The coming membership meeting will be an important one, so without further delay, let’s get to the news:

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Youth Shooting Update: April 15, 2019

Our session this past Friday the 12th was our most well-attended session in our history! We were joined by four young ladies from the Rochester area, as well as a couple of additional high-school competitive shooters. It says a lot about our program that we have kids coming a distance just to participate – there really are very few programs like ours anywhere in Western New York and the parents of the kids from Rochester were very complementary and grateful for our efforts. The club should truly be proud of what we’re doing for kids and their families.

One challenge we did have was that someone broke the white folding table in the upstairs range that we use as part of our program. Because of that we were limited to eight kids on the line, instead of ten. This resulted in kids having to take shifts for their shooting. We would have been able to let more kids put more rounds down range had we been made aware and been […]

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Tuesday Night Shoot Results

April 9th – Centerfire Revolver

1st Place – 77 – Al H.

2nd Place – 71 – Jim W. & Joe Mc. (tie)

April 16th – Mid Caliber

1st Place – 67 – Carl B.

2nd Place – 64 – Mitch V. & Al H. (tie)

April 23rd – .45 Caliber

1st Place – 77 – Carl B.

2nd Place – 70 – Jim M.

3rd place – 67 – Al H.

April 30 – Carry gun

1st Place – 69 – Walt C.

2nd Place – 52 – Jim W.

3rd place – 47 – Al H.

 

 

Ten X and the Youth Shooting program on TV!

For Spectrum cable subscribers in Erie & Niagara counties, tune in to channel 1303 (LCTV) on Wednesday, April 3rd @ 4pm when Ten X President Peter Vasilion and Ten X Competitive Team Coach Leif Johnson are interviewed on Outdoor Beat with Bill Hilts, Jr. Bill writes on outdoor sports and news for The Buffalo News and is a regular contributor on WBEN and WLVL radio. Peter and Leif will be discussing the youth shooting program at Ten X, the changes that have occurred in the NY State High School shooting sports programs, as well as how and why we started a youth program at Ten X. This is fantastic publicity for both the club and our youth program. Bill has already invited us to return as guests on the show later in the year. We also hope to have Bill come speak to a general membership meeting in the coming months, where he will discuss issues of interest for shooters, hunters, fishermen and general outdoor enthusiasts.

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April 2019 Newsletter

Happy near-spring to our members!  Our next general membership meeting will be April 1, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the indoor range.   As always, a printable PDF version of this newsletter can be downloaded by clicking this link.

● Effective April 1, the new gate combination for the outdoor range will be:

[OMITTED FROM THE ELECTRONIC NEWSLETTER]

A paper paper newsletter will be mailed out this month with the combination to all members in good standing.  If you read this, but do not receive a newsletter in the mail in April, that means that you owe dues or work assessments.  Please contact our Treasurer, Martin, who can help make things right.  His email is tenxtreasurer@hotmail.com.

● The recent storms caused much havoc at the outdoor range with at least four trees uprooted and power lines pulled down. Even the access road was blocked. Fortunately, with the help of several members, we have been able to get the range cleaned up and reopened. Special thanks go out to […]

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Youth Shooting Program Update – March 17th, 2019

Lots happening with our Youth Shooting Program!

First, thanks to Walt Conley, Jim Wieberg and Tim Colf for assembling our new safe that we received from this year’s NRA Foundation grant. This is a major addition to our program, allowing us to safely store our growing collection of rifles, while also serving as an instructional tool for the kids in the proper and safe storage of firearms. Thanks again to members Dave & Doug Scranton from Scranton’s Thruway Builders for taking delivery of the safe for us at their loading docks. Thanks also to Charlie Fissler who picked up the safe from Scranton’s and delivered it over to the club. And thanks as well to those who were “volunteered” as they came into our March 4th General Membership meeting, to carry the modular safe parts into the club. Check out the photo of the assembled safe:

In other news, several of our shooters continue to receive performance awards for their marksmanship with both pellet rifles and BB guns. Shooters are […]

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2019 NRA Pistol Sectional Preliminary Results

The Preliminary Bulletin for the 2019 NRA Precision Pistol Sectional is posted below. We will be submitting scores to the NRA on or about March 18, so shooters are encouraged to review the results and advise if they have any discrepancies.  Discrepancy reports received after 3/18/19 may not be honored.

Please mark your calendars for our upcoming matches:

June 9 & August 11, 2019 – NRA Conventional “2700″ Pistol Match September 14, 2018 – New York State Pistol Championship and CMP EIC Match September 15, 2018 – NRA Distinguished Revolver and CMP EIC Match

We are still concerned about slipping attendance. We really would like your feedback on the Match. What did we do wrong? What did we do right? If you want to submit comments anonymously, send them to our PO Box address: Ten X Shooting Club, PO Box 226, Lancaster, NY 14086.

A printable PDF copy of of the results can be downloaded by clicking this link.

Congratulations to all our award winners and we […]

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