Youth Shooting Update – December

Our final shooting session for 2019 is this coming Friday @ 6:30pm. New shooters, as always, please arrive @ 6pm. We will not be shooting on December 27th due to the holidays.

Looking ahead to 2020, here are the remaining dates we’ll be shooting:

January 10th & 24th (note that January is another five-Friday month so it will actually be a three week gap between our second shooting day in January and our first shooting day in February February 14th & 28th March 13th & 27th April 24th (no shooting on April 10th due to Good Friday) May 8th – final shooting day of the shooting season

A reminder that in the case of inclement weather we follow the Lancaster Central School District closing policy. If the district closes school on a shooting day, our shooting is cancelled. If the distract cancels after school activities, again our shooting is cancelled.

We are off to a great start this year. We’ve had almost a dozen brand new shooters, in addition […]

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Youth Shooting Update – November 3rd

Our youth shooting program is off to a great start this year. In our first three sessions we’ve had eight brand new shooters, along with many returning shooters. Thanks to the efforts of Mark Martzoff (who promoted our program with some of our other members @ the Elma Conservation Club) and to great publicity by Bill Hilts, Jr. in The Buffalo News (both print and online) we are seeing many new faces. As well, an aggressive outreach to local clubs that we undertook this summer is also resulting in new interest.

Our sessions for the balance of 2019 are Friday November 8th, Friday November 22nd and Friday December 13th (no shooting on Friday December 27th.) As always first round downrange is @ 6:30pm but new shooters should arrive @ 6pm for safety and orientation training.

Youth Shooting Update: 10/8/19

Our first session of the new season was on September 27th and attendance was very good. We had three new shooters plus several of our past shooters attend. As the summer turns to fall (and turns to winter) we know that attendance will continue to increase as it always does, so we’re optimistic for another very successful season.

We have submitted a grant request again this year to the NRA Foundation. The Foundation has been extremely generous to us for two years in a row and we’re optimistic that the continued success of the program, combined with the great support from our Board and members, will help us to receive another grant in 2020.

Thanks to Mark Martzolf for organizing our group to be at the Elma Conservation Club on September 28th to promote our youth shooting program. Mark, along with Tim Colf, Jim Weiberg and Mark’s son, all were on hand to let youngsters take a few shots down range with our air rifles. We’ve already received inquiries […]

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New Sheriff in town

The club record was broken again by our very own Joe McDonald. Joe was able to draw his firearm and hit 5 out of 5 steel targets in just 3.62 seconds. Nice shooting Joe !

Volunteers Needed – September 28th

On Saturday September 28th our club has the opportunity to be a part of the Elma Conservation Club’s annual National Hunting & Fishing Day event. We have the opportunity to man their 50 foot outdoor rifle shooting range and give kids who are attending the chance to take a few shots at a target. The hope is that this will generate some interest in our program and help to grow our attendance. It will also be a good opportunity for us to promote the club as a whole.

Mark Martzolf, who is also a member @ Elma, is coordinating this. He is in need of some additional volunteers to help out that day. It runs from 9am to 4pm. If we could get people to take two hour shifts, it would be a huge help. If you can help please reach out to him. His e-mail is mtmartzolf@hotmail.com

Youth Shooting 2019 / 2020 Season

As the calendar turns from August to September our youth shooting program will be getting under way. Our instructors met twice over the summer, discussing ideas on how to fine-tune our program and making sure all our equipment is ready for the new season.

Our first indoor session will be Friday, September 27th (all sessions are on the website calendar.) While we have a great group of instructors we do need additional help. If you can commit to be a part of the team on a regular basis, great. If you can come a few times, that would be helpful too. It’s a great way to get in your required work hours, but even more it’s truly a rewarding experience, seeing kids learn to shoot safely and accurately while coming to appreciate the sport as much as we all do.

This year we’ll be adding some “reaction” targets where the kids can shoot at targets other than paper. We also plan to increase use of the BB guns, […]

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New Club Record

Martin broke the club’s Steel challenge record (formerly held by Don K) at last nights event. Martin drew from a holster and recorded hits on five out of five steel targets of varying sizes, heights and distances in 3.81 seconds. Wow. Martin is at the outdoor range practicing every Tuesday night should you need some pointers.

WE DO STEEL, TOO!

Summer is well under way and that means that so too is Ten X’s very own version of Steel Challenge Shooting . . . we call it Stogies & Steel!

Though the moniker implies that a good cigar is a requirement for participation, most of you will be happy to learn that it is not! Anybody who may legally possess a handgun in the State of New York can join us for an entertaining and educational opportunity to work on some of the fundamental aspects of tactical pistol shooting.

Just know that there will likely be a fair number of decent puros polluting up all the air in Newstead as a good smoke always makes everything better!

Inspired by the Steel Challenge Shooting Association, our Club’s very informal meets provide a safe, supervised environment and a relaxed atmosphere to practice with the gun of your choice. As long as you bring adequate eye and ear protection, you can use any type […]

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Good News for Youth Shooting in New York State

Some good news came out of Albany recently regarding youth shooting programs in the state. A bill up for consideration in the state Assembly and Senate would have effectively ended youth shooting programs for those under age 16. Thankfully the final bill provided an exemption that will allow youth shooting (including programs like ours at Ten X) to continue in the state. Here is an article about the issue: https://www.thedailynewsonline.com/bdn01/supervised-youth-access-to-firearms-safe-under-amended-state-law-20190622

Final Youth Shooting Session of the Season this Friday May 10th!

We’ll be wrapping up another successful season of our Youth Shooting program this Friday, May 10th @ 6:30pm. As always, new shooters please arrive @ 6pm for safety training and orientation. We’ll be having a pizza party following our shooting and Dan DeKruger will be awarding more of the youth shooting achievement awards.

It truly has been a good season. We really feel like we’ve got things set up and running smoothly as we complete our second full year. We’ve also had special sessions for Boy Scout groups, individual sessions for a group from Rochester, and now we’re learning that the Girl Scouts are ready to start to allow their girls to participate in the shooting sports as individual troops. We’re optimistic that starting in the fall we’ll be able to get the Girls Scouts active in our program.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank all of our instructors, other members who have helped us out, and the Board of Directors for their continued support of the […]

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