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 […]

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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.

Youth Shooting Starts September 7th

I’ll skip the stuff about Summer soon ending and Fall being right around the corner. That said, September is just a week away and we’ll be resuming our youth shooting program on Friday, September 7th. Here are the updates and improvements we’re making/adding for this season:

We will shoot every Friday from September through mid-May (with a few Friday’s off for holidays and “fifth” Fridays) Start time is 6:30pm (for new shooters in our Open/Recreational shooting, please arrive @ 6pm for a safety orientation)

 

The second and fourth Fridays (when we shot last year) will be for ALL shooters ages eight and up, and will be our “Open/Recreational” shooting days. This year we’ll be adding in BB guns, along with Pellet Guns. This is for our youngest shooters AND those who are not looking for more detailed instruction. Ten X member Dan DeKruger will be coordinating our Open/Recreational Program this year.

 

This year we’re adding what we’re calling “Instructional” shooting on the first and third Fridays. This will […]

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Youth Shooting Update – June 23, 2018

Unfortunately, we did not have any youth shooters attend our first outdoor shooting date on June 11th. We realize that school exams were happening at this time, along with concerts, recitals, etc. Our next session is on July 9th, with a rain date of July 11th. If attendance is sparse or none, then we’ll cancel the session for August and resume with our indoor sessions starting in September.

Speaking of our indoor season, starting this coming September, we will be shooting EVERY Friday, with a few nights off during the holiday season, and when there is a “fifth” Friday in a month. The program is evolving and the changes will allow for our youngest shooters (ages nine through eleven and older) to fire both BB and pellet guns, with a program in place that will have the shooters work to achieve certain scores. They will receive certificates and badges for each level they achieve. Thanks to Ten X member Dan DeKruger for taking on this program. Our shooters 12 and […]

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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.