Youth Shooting Update: April 15, 2019

Our session this past Friday the 12th was our most well-attended session in our history! We were joined by four young ladies from the Rochester area, as well as a couple of additional high-school competitive shooters. It says a lot about our program that we have kids coming a distance just to participate – there really are very few programs like ours anywhere in Western New York and the parents of the kids from Rochester were very complementary and grateful for our efforts. The club should truly be proud of what we’re doing for kids and their families.

One challenge we did have was that someone broke the white folding table in the upstairs range that we use as part of our program. Because of that we were limited to eight kids on the line, instead of ten. This resulted in kids having to take shifts for their shooting. We would have been able to let more kids put more rounds down range had we been made aware and been […]

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Tuesday Night Shoot Results

April 9th – Centerfire Revolver

1st Place – 77 – Al H.

2nd Place – 71 – Jim W. & Joe Mc. (tie)

April 16th – Mid Caliber

1st Place – 67 – Carl B.

2nd Place – 64 – Mitch V. & Al H. (tie)

April 23rd – .45 Caliber

1st Place – 77 – Carl B.

2nd Place – 70 – Jim M.

3rd place – 67 – Al H.

April 30 – Carry gun

1st Place – 69 – Walt C.

2nd Place – 52 – Jim W.

3rd place – 47 – Al H.

 

 

Ten X and the Youth Shooting program on TV!

For Spectrum cable subscribers in Erie & Niagara counties, tune in to channel 1303 (LCTV) on Wednesday, April 3rd @ 4pm when Ten X President Peter Vasilion and Ten X Competitive Team Coach Leif Johnson are interviewed on Outdoor Beat with Bill Hilts, Jr. Bill writes on outdoor sports and news for The Buffalo News and is a regular contributor on WBEN and WLVL radio. Peter and Leif will be discussing the youth shooting program at Ten X, the changes that have occurred in the NY State High School shooting sports programs, as well as how and why we started a youth program at Ten X. This is fantastic publicity for both the club and our youth program. Bill has already invited us to return as guests on the show later in the year. We also hope to have Bill come speak to a general membership meeting in the coming months, where he will discuss issues of interest for shooters, hunters, fishermen and general outdoor enthusiasts.

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Youth Shooting Program Update – March 17th, 2019

Lots happening with our Youth Shooting Program!

First, thanks to Walt Conley, Jim Wieberg and Tim Colf for assembling our new safe that we received from this year’s NRA Foundation grant. This is a major addition to our program, allowing us to safely store our growing collection of rifles, while also serving as an instructional tool for the kids in the proper and safe storage of firearms. Thanks again to members Dave & Doug Scranton from Scranton’s Thruway Builders for taking delivery of the safe for us at their loading docks. Thanks also to Charlie Fissler who picked up the safe from Scranton’s and delivered it over to the club. And thanks as well to those who were “volunteered” as they came into our March 4th General Membership meeting, to carry the modular safe parts into the club. Check out the photo of the assembled safe:

In other news, several of our shooters continue to receive performance awards for their marksmanship with both pellet rifles and BB guns. Shooters […]

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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 thanks to Charlie Fissler for delivering 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 […]

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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 […]

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