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:

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.

 

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!

Local Teen With Connection to Ten X Competes at 4H Nationals

Congratulations to Rebekah Spicer of Pavilion, NY, for competing in the 4H National Junior Shooting Competition, which was held on June 26-29 in Lincoln, Nebraska!

Ten X Wins 2018 Ed Rose Trophy

Ten X Shooting Club wins the 2018 Ed Rose Memorial Trophy.

The most prestigious trophy in the Suburban Pistol League was awarded to Ten X at the combined Suburban Pistol League and Niagara Frontier Pistol League awards banquet, held on April 28 2018. 

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Indoor Range Improvement Committee Meeting March 20, 2018

The Indoor Range Improvement Committee will have its first meeting of of the year this coming Tuesday – March 20, 2018 – at the Indoor Range.  The meeting starts at 7:30 pm.  The Committee is meeting to discuss what improvements and construction projects should be on the Club’s priority list.  We expect the meeting to last an hour.

Any member interested in contributing ideas about what our priorities should be for improving the indoor range should consider attending this meeting.  You do not need to be on any of the League teams or on the Board or any other committee to contribute.   We are looking for a broad range of interests. 

If You Have a Pistol Permit, You Must Re-Certify Now

THE RIGHT SIDE BY BUDD SCHROEDER JANUARY 24, 2018

 

IF YOU HAVE A PISTOL PERMIT, YOU MUST RE-CERTIFY  NOW

 

 

You must obey the laws.  This is a simple statement and it is true even when the law is flawed or unjust.  People had to obey the law regarding Prohibition and many did not do that.  However, it was the law during the Roaring Twenties and it caused great confusion, corruption and destruction.

If you made alcohol, transported, sold or possessed it, you committed a federal crime.  It was a constitutional amendment and a serious crime.  The big problem is that a high portion of our population didn’t like the law, didn’t obey it and it made organized crime more profitable.  It was an abject failure and was finally repealed.

It made criminals out of “formerly” honest citizens.  It also provided the funding for corrupting politicians and law enforcement as well as making the bootleggers and criminals rich.  One would think that politicians would have learned […]

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WNYOPL Match

Hi Gang,

Just a heads up that this Sunday Ten X is host a WNYOPL Match and we are in need of volunteers again for this match. Remember this is a great way to get your volunteer hours in. Please signup on this site or contact me (Gail@gfechter85@gmail.com) to sign up. Jim could really use all the help he could get at this point. Thanks again for all you do.

Target outdoor range

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.

 

There will be an initial meeting of […]

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