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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March 2019 Newsletter

The next general membership meeting will be held on March 4, 2019 at 7:30 PM at 853 Ransom Road, Lancaster.

● We are hosting the NRA Conventional Pistol Sectional from Friday March 1 to Sunday March 3. We will need volunteers. Members may sign up for volunteer slots on our web I am page under the Volunteer Sign-Up tab on the masthead. Our member’s commitment to Ten X makes us one of the premier clubs in the State and helps us to run a program that people want to come to year after year. Thank you to all our members who work to make us a great club to belong to.

● The Suburban Pistol ended the match season in February against Tonawanda Sportsmens Club. All of the season’s results are or will be posted on the website.

The NFPL season will continue though his month. The last set of matches are as follows:

March 7 vs. Bison City March 14 at BR&R March 21 vs. Clarence

 

● The […]

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Youth Shooting Program – News and Update – February 17th, 2019

We received some great news this past week for our program. Our grant request to the NRA Foundation has been awarded and we will be receiving a 36 gun safe for the program. This is our third NRA grant in three years and to receive an item as significant as a safe means that we’ll be able to continue to receive additional firearms that we are pursuing from some now defunct programs. We are extremely grateful to the NRA Foundation. We also want to give a special thanks to Ten X Member and Youth Program Instructor Dave Scranton, whose company Scranton’s Thruway Builders Supply has graciously agreed to take delivery of the safe for us and thanks to Charlie Fissler for delivering it over to the club. This saved us a significant out of pocket expense.

Our next youth shooting session will be this coming Friday the 22nd starting @ 6:30pm. Air rifle shooting and BB gun shooting in the upstairs range and 22lr smallbore in the lower range.

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Youth Shooting Program Update – January 21st

Our youth program runs again on Friday the 25th of January @ 6:30pm. Air rifle shooting AND BB gun shooting in the upstairs range (we now have BB’s that we can use indoors) and 22lr smallbore in the lower range. We have several young shooters who have achieved their required targets for their first NRA awards and Dan DeKruger will be handling those out this Friday.  New shooters for air rifle/bb gun should arrive @ 6pm for safety instruction and orientation.

Our combining of the air rifle and 22 shooting proved to be helpful back on January 11th – we had total attendance of nine, which is a nice increase over what we’ve been seeing so far this shooting season.

One other note now that we’re really into the winter weather – in the event of inclement weather please remember that we follow the Lancaster School District closing protocol. If you hear on the radio or other media that the Lancaster schools have cancelled activities for that evening (or if school […]

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NRA Basic Pistol Permit Course

This coming Saturday, January 12th at 10:30am at the club, Gail Fechter will be holding the NRA basic Pistol Permit Course. The cost for this course is $65 and includes all the necessary forms that you will need to start the process to apply for your NYS Pistol Permit. If you are interested in attending, please contact me at gfechter85@gmail.com no later than Thursday so I will have enough packets with all the information.

I look forward to seeing all.

Youth Shooting Update – December 30, 2018

Earlier this month I sent an e-mail to our attendee distriubtion list regarding our 22lr/smallbore “Instructional” program and the lack of attendance/interest so far this year. Based on feedback from both respondents and our instructors we have made the decision to combine the 22lr/Smallbore with the Air Rifle (Pellet)/BB Gun sessions on the second and fourth Fridays. This will be effective starting in the new year. Those who want to shoot 22lr will still be able to do so – the sessions will now be on the second and fourth Fridays of each month, rather than the first and the third. We will run both our upstairs and downstairs ranges simultaneously, with the Air Rifles & BB guns upstairs, and the 22lr downstairs.  As our program continues to evolve we may eventually return to having the 22 shooters come on the first and third Monday’s, but going forward we are confident that combining both groups in one night will be the best use of the club resources and provide our […]

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January 2019 Newsletter

Happy New Year, everyone! The next general meeting is January 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM at the Indoor Range at 853 Ransom Road.

● Happy New Year to all our members! We had an eventful December with the club elections resulting in some

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Sometimes, it takes time

The most frequent complaints heard at the club is “I’ll never be that good”.  This past monday, a fellow bullseye pistol competitor (and Ohio resident) John Bickar sent along a lesson that sometimes, good things take time… and persistence… and practice:

Youth Shooting – end of year update and thank yous

We wrapped up our youth shooting sessions for 2018 last night (December 14th). We had a good turnout, especially considering we’re into the holiday season. We are seeing an overall uptick in attendance for our Open Shooting sessions, which we’re glad to see as these are the new and youngest shooters. We resume shooting in the new year on January 4th with our Instructional Shooting sessions and January 11th with our Open Shooting sessions. Please be an advocate for our program to anyone you know with kids ages nine to 17. If you have kids or grandkids those ages, we’d love to have them (and you) join us.

As we complete the year, I want to offer a few thanks to people who have been helpful to the program. First, thank you to the board for their ongoing support. Second, thank you to our instructors who have been there from the start: Jim Weiberg, Tim Colf, Walt Conley, Rick D’Arcy, Chuck Metler, Charlie Fissler and Peter Vasilion. Thanks to Dave Scranton […]

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