Open / Recreational Shooting Program (ages eight and up)


Days – Second and Fourth Fridays of each month, September through May (see calendar for complete schedule) from 6:30pm to 9:00pm (new shooters arrive at 6:00pm for a safety orientation)

Format – Open / Recreational Shooting – safety review every session and introductory instruction in shooting for those who are new to the sport.

Firearms – BB Guns (ages nine through eleven) Pellet Guns (ages nine and up) Smallbore / 22lr (ages 12 and up) 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.

Suggested Donation – $3.00 per session.

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


Additional Details

The Ten-X Youth Shooting Program was established to introduce young people to the sport of shooting,  in a safe and properly equipped and supervised environment. 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.

Our program is primarily focused on rifle shooting, with bb guns and air rifles (ages nine and up) and .22lr rimfire rifle instruction provided (age 12 and up). Participants need not have any previous experience with a rifle and safety equipment and  firearms are provided. Experienced shooters are encouraged to participate and may bring their properly  operating rifles to use when participating in the program (subject to inspection by the attending range officer and instructors.) The minimum age to participate is nine (BB-gun program only until age 12), and the instructors reserve the right to determine if a participant is capable of participating in a safe and effective manner.

Our program runs on the second and fourth Friday of every month (September through second 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.)   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.

There is a very modest $3.00 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 BB Gun and Air Rifle program as we are always looking for any help we can get to keep the program running smoothly. Parents generally are not involved in the participation of the small bore shooting program.

If you are interested in learning more about our program, please e-mail our Youth Shooting Program Coordinator, Matt Giansante, at 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.

Click this link for our program brochure

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