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:

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Junior Program Announcement

Ten X Youth Shooting Program

We are planning to soft launch our Youth Shooting program at the end of August, with an official launch in September. The group will shoot on the second and fourth Fridays of each month, starting at 6:30pm and running until 8:00pm, give or take, based on attendance. In order for this very important initiative to be successful we are going to need several instructors, as well as range officers and other volunteers to make the program work. If you have experience as a three-position shooter, or if you are an NRA Certified Rifle Instructor, we most definitely need your help. We also need certified NRA Range Safety Officers whose only responsibility will be to run/monitor the range. If you aren’t a certified instructor or you are not a certified range officer, we still need your help. Members can help to get the range set up, help the young shooters to set up and break down, etc.

 

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Summer Air Pistol League Starts May 9

The summer Air Pistol League starts Tuesday May 9.  Run by our sister club, Alden Rod and Gun, the League on Tuesday nights starting at 7:30 PM and ends with a banquet on August 1, 2017 (no shooting on Tuesday July 4, 2017).

Course of fire is the 40 round short course, fired at 10 meters, using .177 air pistols.  Pneumatic, pre-compressed air, and CO2 air pistols are all acceptable.

The League is run and maintained by SPL Secretary Carl Leas.  If you would like more information or have questions, please contact Carl at 716-656-0350.

 

 

May 2017 Newsletter

The next General Membership meeting will be Monday, May 1, 2017 at 7:30 pm at the Indoor Range.  The old saying is that April showers bring May flowers.  Hopefully, we will soon be done with showers altogether for a while.  Because the outdoor range looks more like Lake Ontario than a shooting range:

With May upon us, we are moving towards the outdoor shooting season and the WNYOPL League.  We had a clean up party on April 22 to help get the outdoor range into shape.  Thank you to Mitch V. for heading up this project.

Speaking of projects, we have accomplished much in a few short weeks.  More on that in this month’s newsletter, but a public thank you needs to be made to the following members:  Al H., Roy S., Dale S., Matt G., Mitch V., Jim M., Jim G., and Bill F., among many others.

Please take a moment to read this month’s newsletter.  You can download it by clicking this link.

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April 2017 Newsletter

Happy Post-St.-Patrick’s-Day Weekend!  The April Newsletter is attached below for downloading.

Spring is rapidly approaching now, which means we will start shooting outdoors later in April.  A new gate combination will be included in the paper newsletter mailed to members in good standing.  If you do not receive your April newsletter in the mail before the General Meeting on April 3, you either did not pay your dues, pay your work assessment, or your address information needs updating.

Many thanks to member Matt G. who worked very hard to ensure that Ten X won an NRA Development Grant in the amount of $3,000 to fund a junior program.  Matt also was able to secure a monetary donation from Cabella’s to assist the program.  This is why it is important to be a member of the NRA and we would be happy to help renew your membership in NRA or help you join.  Ten X is proud to be an official NRA recruiter club.

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January 2017 Newsletter

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  We hope that everyone enjoys the coming holiday and that every one of our members gets at least one high-powered gift.  The January Newsletter is attached below.  Here are the highlights:

Due to the fact that New Years Day falls on a Sunday, January 2 is a Holiday.  This will push our General Meeting to Monday January 9, 2017. The proposed amendment to the Ten X Constitution will be voted on at this upcoming meeting. There will be updates concerning the Youth Development initiative and this coming year’s range improvement projects.

The 2017 January Newsletter can be downloaded by clicking this link.

The Club will need a couple metalworkers to help fabricate a few air gun pellet traps and we will need to schedule an indoor range repair party to replace vestibule subfloor and replace the linoleum at the door threshold.

 

Introduction to the NSSF Rimfire Challenge

Designed to introduce new shooters to the shooting sports, Ruger Firearms and the National Shooting Sports Foundation recently created a fun program open to shooters at all experience levels.  Rimfire Challenge courses of fire are designed to be challenging enough to separate the top shooters but easy enough for the first time shooter.  It is family friendly, and not uncommon to find young shooters along side older shooters.  Its something Ten X can try out.  Below are two videos designed as an introduction.

 

Erie County Pistol Permit Office Is On The Move

Press Release from Christopher Jacobs, Erie County Clerk:

 

JACOBS TO OFFER SATELLITE LOCATION FOR PISTOL PERMIT HOLDERS County Clerk says Cheektowaga Town Hall Affords Central Location to Customers

Erie County, NY- Erie County Clerk Chris Jacobs announced that the Erie County Pistol Permit Department will offer weekly satellite services to permit holders every Wednesday from 10 a.m.- 3:45p.m. beginning June 1st inside Cheektowaga Town Hall located at 3301 Broadway.

The enactment of the New York State SAFE Act has resulted in an unprecedented increase in the number of new pistol permit transactions in Erie County and since then Jacobs has been working on ways to improve service delivery.

In a recent analysis of pistol permit holders by zip code, Jacobs identified that pistol permit holders are evenly dispersed throughout the county. This study prompted Jacobs to approach Town Supervisor […]

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May 2016 Newsletter

The May 2016 General Membership Meeting will be on Monday May 2 beginning at 7:30pm at the indoor range.  We will be giving an update on the range capital improvement project, a report from the League Banquet, WNYOPL news, new membership applications and more.

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April Newsletter

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Happy Easter and Happy Dyngus day!  Attached below is the April newsletter.  We are moving into the spring shooting season which means moving outdoors to enjoy the sun and fresh air.

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