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

 

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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 to deliver 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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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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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!

Youth Shooting Update – finishing up 2018 and looking forward to 2019

Our youth program started up again the first Friday in September. This year we are shooting all Fridays, with the first and third Fridays being our Instructional Program and the second and fourth Fridays being our Recreational Program (no shooting on the “fifth” Fridays). Both programs are off to a solid start. Fall activities and sports may have kept attendance down a bit more than we had expected and for next year we’re considering delaying the start of the program to October (still to be determined).

For November and December our schedule will vary slightly. In November, the Recreational Program will not shoot on the fourth Friday (due to the Thanksgiving holiday) and in December the Instructional Program will not shoot on Friday December 21st and the Recreational Program will not shoot on Friday December 28th. Starting in January we’ll be back on our regular schedule. Our upcoming shooting days are as follows:

Instructional Program:

November 2nd and 16th December 7th

Recreational Program

November 9th December 14th

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Stop The Bleed

On Monday October 1, 2018 Ten X Shooting Club held the Stop The Bleed program at the indoor range. We would like to thank Barb Mann, Beth Moses, and Dianna Volt for taking time out of their busy schedules to teach this class. Around 20+ participants attended this class and received a certificate after the hands on training was completed. This class was held instead of the regular monthly meeting.