Smallbore Competitive Shooting

UPDATED JULY 2019

(Our Smallbore Competition Program is undergoing some changes at the present time.  The following information may not be current.  Please contact us for current program offerings.)

Days – Practices: generally September to June on Sunday mornings 9 to noon; match nights:  Wednesdays from 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm from September to March at the Lockport Conservation Club, Buffalo Rifle and Revolver Club and Ten X on a rotating basis.  Check our the Niagara Frontier Rifle League Page found on the Masthead, above.

Format – a competitive program – think “travel” sports – the team competes against other teams at regional matches as well as via postal matches.

Grades – Grade Eight and above; Ages 13 and up

Firearms – Smallbore / 22lr target rifles. While some firearms are available to borrow, shooters are encouraged to purchase and provide their own firearms, subject to safety inspection by the Youth Shooting program staff.  Students are expected to furnish their own hearing and eye protection, as well as their own standard velocity target ammunition (CCI Standard, Aguilla Super Extra, Eley Target or equivalent – contact us for sources and more information). 

Range Fee – $6.00 per session.

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

Coach –  Peter Vasilion (tenxpeter@hotmail.com) (716-316-6119)

Ten X Shooting Club is the only club in Erie or Niagara counties that hosts a competitive shooting team in both small bore / 22lr and air rifle. In 2016 New York State Section VI Athletics (Buffalo area) ended small bore shooting on rifles teams in the Section. As a result, hundreds of shooters lost the opportunity to participate in small bore shooting. For those who seek college scholarships or those who simply wish to participate in their sport of choice, this was a significant loss. By starting our program in the Winter of 2018, Ten X sought to fill the void left by the decision by Section VI to abandon 22lr shooting.

Peter Vasilion is formerly the Varsity Rifle Coach at Clarence High School from 1995 to 2001.  During his tenure at Clarence, Coach Vasilion’s teams won four Section VI Championships, had three individuals attend the State Championships as individual competitors, and had two students invited to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado for evaluations.

Coach Vasilion has Expert or Master qualifications in Smallbore Rifle, Air Rifle, High Power Rifle, Conventional Pistol, International Pistol and International Rifle competitons has has won numerous local and state awards.