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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More State Gun Control on the Horizon

The following is passed to us from the Shooters Committee on Political Education (“SCOPE”) and we are forwarding it to  our members without editing.  If you are so inclined, you can and should do your part to write your legislators and let them know how you feel about these proposals.  You should all be prepared for whats coming over the horizon.  Members interest in joining SCOPE can click this link for more information.

 

What’s On the Horizon for 2019

Albany Legislation: This is a general overview of what we expect in terms of gun legislation coming out of Albany when the legislature convenes in January. Of course, the legislative season is fluid and this list isn’t necessarily complete and can change as circumstances evolve. Given the 2 to 1 majority Democrats have in both houses, turning back anti-gun legislation this year will be formidable, if not impossible to say the least. 

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Pistol Permit Pre-Licensing Safety Class January 12

Courtesy of member Gail Fechter, we will be hosting a pistol permit pre-licensing safety course.  This is the NRA Basic Pistol course that fulfills the safety training requirement for new pistol permit applicants in Erie and Niagara County.  This is intended to be a “For Women Only” course, and will be taught by a female instructor.

Interested persons should contact Gail Fechter (gfechter85@gmail.com) for more information and to sign up.

 

December 2018 Newsletter

Good Holiday Tidings!

As our SPL Team Captain pointed out in the previous update, we still have some good news and things to be thankful for, even if our local elections did not give us pro-Second Amendment victories!  So on to our December 2018 newsletter.  As always, a printable copy can be downloaded by clicking this linkEvery member that we have a current address for will receive a paper copy and paper ballot with a random serial number by November 25.  Completed ballots should be mailed back by November 30.

THE NEXT GENERAL MEETING WILL BE MONDAY DECEMBER 3, 2018, AT 7:30 PM

● The Election of Officers for 2019 will take place at the December meeting. The official ballot is enclosed with this newsletter. You may vote in person or by mail-in/absentee ballot.

To send in mail-in ballots, mail them to Ten X, PO Box 226, Lancaster, NY 14086. Ballots must be received by Friday November 30 to count! Only ballots with a stickered serial number […]

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Team Captains Report

Congratulations go out to Ten X’s own Doug Scranton for shooting his first 100 target at last night’s Suburban Pistol League Match. Doug finished with a combined score of 279 – 8X  placing him second on the team behind only Peter. Peter shot a mere 295 – 9X. My compliments go out to each of these two competitors, nice shooting!

November 2018 Newsletter

We are returning to our regular meeting format this month and so the November General Membership Meeting will be Monday, November 5, 2018, at 7:30.

As usual, the printable version of this newsletter can be downloaded by clicking this link.

●  Thank you to Barb Mann, Beth Moses and Dianna Voit of the Erie County Medical Center Trauma Department’s Stop The Bleed program who presented at the October 1 meeting.  Members who attended received credit for completing the Bleeding Control Basic Course v. 1.0 (“BCon”) program and a certificate.  Stop The Bleed program is intended to give everyone knowledge on how to be part of the first response to mass casualty incidents like the Las Vegas shooting.  The lessons are also good for every-day situations that you might encounter, like car accidents or cuts in the home or at work.  Overall, the class appeared to be well received and a change from the ordinary meeting format.  If members have topics or ideas for other presentations, please let us know.

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