Youth Shooting @ Ten X

Ten X is proud to host a junior marksmanship program designed to introduce young people to the proper, safe and responsible handing of firearms in a supervised environment.  Since introducing our program in 2017, we have hosted scouting programs and police explorer clubs in addition to our regular program.  We offer both air rifle shooting and 22lr shooting.  Many instructors are National Rifle Association certified instructors, and are assisted by experienced shooters. Several of our program instructors have participated and instructed in Three-Position shooting while others have years of experience in long- range shooting, as well as rifle and shotgun hunting.

Open / Recreational Marksmanship Program (ages nine through 20)

QUICK FACTS:

Days – First & third Fridays of each month, running the third Friday of September through the third Friday of May (see calendar for complete schedule) from 6:30pm to 9:00pm (new shooters arrive at 6:00pm for a safety and firearms orientation)

Format – Open / Recreational Shooting – safety review every session and  instruction for both beginners and experienced shooters.

Firearms – Air rifles. Firearms, ammunition and all safety equipment are supplied for all – participants may provide their own firearms, subject to safety inspection by the Youth Shooting program staff.

Costs – $5.00 per shooter per session.

Location – Ten X indoor range; 853 Ransom Road in Lancaster.

Details

The Open/Recreational program runs on the first and third Friday of every month (the third Friday in September through third Friday in May) from 6:30pm to approximately 9pm, at our indoor facility, located at 853 Ransom Road in Lancaster (see the calendar on this website for exact dates and any exceptions.)

There is a very modest $5.00 range fee to cover consumables.  Range fees may be waived in the event of hardship — no child will be refused to participate if cost is a concern. Membership in the Ten-X Shooting Club is not  required by participants or their parents/guardians, although we encourage parents to join and become active in our adult program for their own enjoyment. Parents are required to remain on-site while the youth are shooting (no “drop-offs” please). Parents/Guardians who have experience in the shooting sports are encouraged to assist in the Air Rifle program as we are always looking for any help we can get to keep the program running smoothly.

If you are interested in learning more about our program, please e-mail our Youth Shooting Program Coordinator, Matt Giansante, at matt@olm1.com. We also open our range for instruction and shooting to organizations that would like to shoot as a group, such as scout troops and Explorer troops. You may e-mail for more information on this, as well.

Instructional Marksmanship Program (ages 12 through 20)

QUICK FACTS

Ages12 through 20. The Instructional Program uses our .22LR rimfire rifles exclusively. Per New York State law, only youths who are age 12 and above may use the .22LR rimfire rifles.

Days – First and third Fridays of each month, starting the third Friday in September and running through the third Friday in May (see calendar for complete schedule) from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. First-time participants should arrive @ 6pm for a safety and firearms orientation.

Format – A combination of instruction in Three-Position, Four-Position and Prone courses, along with shooting for score. This program is for those who have experience in shooting small bore / 22lr rifles. (For those new to the sport, please see our Open/Recreational Shooting program page)

Firearms – .22 LR rimfire rifles. Our 22 rifles include Anschutz target rifles, Ruger American target rifles plus several others. All safety equipment is supplied for all – shooters may provide their own firearms, subject to safety inspection by the Youth Shooting program staff.

Costs – $5.00 per student per session. An additional $5 for ammunition for 22lr shooters (or a shooter may bring their own ammunition) If cost is a hardship we will waive the fees – no one will be unable to shoot due to costs.

Location – Ten X indoor range; 853 Ransom Road in Lancaster.

Additional Information

Shooters need not be familiar with competitive shooting techniques – instruction in those techniques is what is offered in this program. As well, shooters may participate in the program recreationally.

This program is designed for those young shooters who wish to significantly improve their shooting skills, and may ultimately seek to shoot competitively as part of the Ten X Competitive Shooting Team, under the direction of Coach Mark Martzolf

Instructors in the program are experienced three and four position shooters, and will spend significant time teaching the shooters how to safely, properly, and successfully shoot competitively. Parents generally are not involved in the instruction of the small bore shooting program unless they have significant experience as competitive shooters.

************************************************************************

For more information on this or any of our youth shooting programs, contact Matt Giansante, Ten X Youth Shooting Program Coordinator at matt@olm1.com.

In the event of inclement weather, we follow the Lancaster Central School closing policy – if school or after-school activities are cancelled on a shooting day, our program is also cancelled for that day. As well, if there are any travel advisories issued for the area in and around our range, shooting will be cancelled.

Click this link for our program brochure