July 2017 Newsletter

Happy Independence Day!  We hope you celebrated freedom and the foundation of our Republic by getting out to the range.  The Club is publishing this newsletter online only.  Starting with the October newsletter, we will be going entirely paperless.  There will be a few paper copies of the newsletter posted at the indoor range or outdoor range, but the membership voted to eliminate the postage, printing and mailing costs for our normal business.  Exceptions will be for the Annual Ballot (December) Roster (April) and Annual Reorganization (September) newsletters or if there is a vote to amend the Club Constitution or bylaws.  With that, here is the news:

  • Ransom Road Construction.  Starting July 8, CSX is re-constructing the double track crossing on Ransom.  Traffic from the north will be forced to use Pavement or Townline Roads until the project is done.  Construction is expected to last 10 days.
  • Ten X Club Picnic.  We will once again host a members and guests picnic at the outdoor range.  The date will be August 27, 2017, starting at 12:00 noon.  The club traditionally provides burgers and hot dogs, corn on the cob, and water and pop.  You are welcome to bring a dish to pass, either an appetizer, a side dish, or dessert.  Adult beverages are welcome, but bring some to share. The outdoor range is closed during the picnic, but the horseshoe pits and cornhole boards will be open.
  • Pistol Permit Office changes.  As you might have seen in the Buffalo News, Will Fowler retired on July 5.  He was the Supervisor in charge of the permit office and has been the only Supervisor in the Pistol Permit Bureau’s 30 year existence.  Due to the fact that the office is appointed by the County Executive, and due to the fact that Will accumulated so much sick time he never used, I expect the office to be vacant until at least October.  Expect pistol permit upgrades and original applications to be further delayed.  The Permit Office is processing approximately 450 new applications or upgrades per month and issuing about 250 new permit per month.  Processing times are 12 to 18 months for new permits, 6 to 12 months for upgrades.  Will Fowler recently turned 80 and was a member of the original 1960 Buffalo Bills team (#23) with 93 receptions for approximately 370 yards.
  •   Junior Shooting Program.  Matt G. is leading the formation of this program for our club.  He has reached out to the Boy Scouts and received positive response.  We are going to make a commitment to run a regular junior shooting program on the second and fourth Fridays of the month, from approximately 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  The program will have two levels: an introductory level which focuses on safe gun handling and basic shooting fundamentals.  The second level will introduce and focus participants to improving marksmanship.  We will be following the Winchester/NRA Marksmanship Qualification program.  If you are interested in learning more about our Junior Shooting Program, please contact Matt at matt@olm1.com.

All for now.  Good Shooting,

Peter  Vasilion, President (716-316-6119)

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1 comment to July 2017 Newsletter

  • Martin Gorman

    there was talk at our latest “Stogies & Steel” that the Club’s orientation/safety video is complete. will it be posted on our website or will it only be available during special in-service presentations at Club facilities?

    also, kudos to the Club – and especially to Matt G. – for all the progress regarding the Junior Shooting Program . . . nicely done!



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