Youth Shooting Update: 5/18/18

Our indoor Youth Shooting season is complete. We will be shooting at the outdoor range on the following dates:

June 11th @ 6:30pm (Rain Date: 6/13) July 9th @ 6:30pm (Rain Date: 7/11) August 13th @ 6:30pm (Rain Date: 8/15)

This shooting will be smallbore (.22lr) so it will be limited to our shooters ages 12 and up.

Our indoor shooting for all shooters will resume on September 7th. We have plans to expand to shoot every Friday starting in the fall and we’ll be offering both “recreational” and “instructional” programs, alternating weeks. More details to come as the weeks progress.

2018 Awards Banquet Pictures

Here are the pictures from the 2018 Awards Banquet that was held on Saturday April 28th. This year Tex X Shooting Club was represented very well with two tables and won the Ed Rose Memorial Trophy. The club finished first this year with 26 wins and 6 loses overall. Thanks to all those that came out for the banquet.

  

May 2018 Newsletter

At the risk of jinxing spring, it looks like the snow has finally melted! Which brings us to the May 2018 Newsletter. But first a reminder:  the next General Membership meeting will be Monday, May 7, 2018, at 7:30 pm at the Indoor Range at 853 Ransom Road.

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Scout Troops To Be Hosted in April and May

On April 19, 2018, and May 15, 2018, we will be hosting a special youth shooting night for a pair of local Scout Troops.  On the 19th, the UPSTAIRS indoor range will be restricted to the youth shooting event and the Girl Scouts.  The downstairs range will be open for the regular Thursday evening open shooting.

On Tuesday, May 15th we will be hosting a special youth shooting night for a local Boy Scout Troop. Open shooting will be unavailable to the general membership that evening.

Our Youth Shooting program continues to grow and these special sessions are another way we are introducing the youth of our community to shooting in a safe and educated environment. Our goal is that shooters who attend these sessions will return to participate in both our open youth shooting program and even consider our newly established Competitive Team.

Ten X Youth Rifle Competitive Team Organizational Meeting to be held March 28th

There will be an informational meeting regarding the formation of a Smallbore (22lr) and Air Rifle competitive youth shooting team represented by Ten X on Wednesday, March 28th @ 6pm at the indoor range, which is located at 853 Ransom Road, between Walden & Broadway in Lancaster. Prospective shooters are asked to please bring at least one parent or guardian to the meeting.

We are happy to announce the Mr. Leif Johnson, the Rifle Team Coach at Lancaster High School has agreed to be the primary coach of the program. Other members of Ten X will assist, including several who have shot competitively for many years and/or are NRA certified instructors or coaches.

The purpose of this meeting will be to introduce shooters and their parents/guardians to the club and to Coach Johnson. While we have some ideas as to what the team can do, we want the input of those “founding team members” so that we offer the kind […]

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Youth Shooting Program Receives 2017 NRA Foundation Grant

We are happy to announce that the Ten X Youth Shooting Program has received an NRA Foundation grant for the second year in a row.  The NRA Foundation awarded our program with Five Ruger American .22LR rifles with magazines, five Champion’s Choice shooting mats and five offhand stands. The total value of the grant is over $2,600! Combined with our 2016 grant, we now have eight .22LR rifles for our program. This will allow us to grow the program beyond air rifle shooting. This is especially important now that the Section VI high school sports organization has decided to only offer air rifle shooting for those high schools with rifle teams. Ten X will be able to serve as one of the only places in the area where young shooters can continue to improve their shooting of rimfire rifles.

ATTENTION ALL PISTOL PERMIT HOLDERS!!!!!

 

Are you one of the many that still need to re-certify your pistol permit?  Well if so here are some links that might be helpful for you.

http://www2.erie.gov/clerk/index.php?q=pistol-permit-recertification

Also here is a link to the NYS Pistol Permit Recertification site in case you need any other information.

https://firearms.troopers.ny.gov/pprecert/welcome.faces

Here is an interesting article that was posted in a local newspaper to get an extension:

Ortt urges delay in pistol recertification deadline Submitted Thu, Jan 4th 2018 05:30 pm On Thursday, New York State Sen. Rob Ortt, R-North Tonawanda, called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to delay the NY SAFE Act’s pistol recertification deadline. As outlined in the NY SAFE Act, pistol permitholders who fail to recertify their license by the Jan. 31 deadline will have their license revoked. “Pistol permitholders need to be aware that this deadline is approaching quickly,” Ortt said. “Individuals who are caught with a pistol and an outdated license will be subject to prosecution as outlined by the NY SAFE Act. While […]

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Youth Shooting Resumes Friday January 12th

With the holidays behind us we will resume our regular second and fourth Fridays of the month for the Youth Shooting Program. Shooting starts @ 6:30pm and runs just under two hours. Shooters age eight and above are welcome and training is provided for all new shooters. A $3.00 donation is requested to offset the cost of ammunition. Multiple instructors are available to work with the kids, all with decades of experience and/or NRA rifle coach certification. If you have questions please contact our Youth Shooting Program coordinator, Matt Giansante. His phone number is 716-622-0705 and his e-mail is matt@olm1.com.

Volunteer Hours List

Hey All,

Here is a list of everyone that has put in volunteer hours so far this year. I will also have some sheet available tomorrow night at our general meeting. If anyone is short hours there are things around the club that need to be done so check with Mitch at the General Meeting tomorrow night.

Total Volunteer hours for 2017

Fall Cleanup at Outdoor Range

A really “Big” thank you to all that came out to help with getting the outdoor range fixed up and closed up for the winter. We accomplished so much on Saturday. All the old wood at the 25 yard target stands were removed and and new wood was installed. That in itself was a big job! The stat house was cleaned up and straightened up too. The target stands at 50 yards were dug out so now the stands should be a bit easier to put in. Also a few trees were cut down.

Again, thanks to: Don Kwiatkowski, Bill Frears, Charles Metler, Robert Schweers, James Perry, Richard D’Arcy, Tom Wisiorek, Tom Florkowski, Gene Fechter, Kevin Perry, Mark Bergum, Joe Moronski, Ed Richter, Timothy Colf, Andy Maciejewski, Phil Lanoye,  Al Hopkins, Jim Gerstung, Art Young, and of course our fearless leader Mitch Vogel.

Many hands made all the work go very smoothly fast. Well done everyone!!

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