Teen shooting academy upgrading, expanding

Teen shooting academy upgrading, expanding – Young people in Western New York have a unique opportunity to learn safe and effective firearms handling in many venues.  The award-winning Teen Shooting Academy (TSA) offers young people of qualifying ages instruction in shotgun, rifle, and hand gun use. Rifle and shotgun classes are held for those ages 12 to 20; handgun instruction is provided for those ages 14 to...

Snowshoe Biathlon Scheduled For March 3 & 4

Snowshoe Biathlon Scheduled For March 3 & 4 – Most of us grew up knowing that when Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett sighted a target, it was going down. Here’s an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to see how they stack up against our folk heroes.  The St. Lawrence Valley Primitive Snowshoe Biathlon, organized by the Fort La Présentation Association and Forsyth’s Rifles and hosted by the Massena Rod & Gun Club, is March 3 and 4.  “In our primitive biathlon, competitors on snowshoes run or walk a measured course,” said Fred Hanss, an event organizer. “They must load and fire two shots from a muzzle-loading firearm at five targets set at well-spaced stations and throw an axe at the sixth...

Syracuse Pistol Club offers winter shooting league

Syracuse Pistol Club offers winter shooting league – It comes down to improving a person’s “shooting proficiency” and the camaraderie.  That’s the main focus of the Syracuse Pistol Club’s winter shooting leagues, which meets Wednesday morning and evenings at the club’s indoor range on Henry Clay Boulevard in...

2012 USA Shooting Jr. Olympic Championships Dates

The following clubs will be hosting sections of this championship in January 2012. To participate in a match, please contact the match sponsor. JANUARY 7th – 3P Smallbore Section at Rotterdam contact Chuck Meyer. JANUARY 8th & 14-15th – 3P Smallbore & International Air Rifle Section at Jamestown, contact Jen Canfield. JANUARY 15th – 3P Smallbore Section at Rochester, contact Don Drexler at 585-321-3300. JANUARY 21-22nd – 3P Smallbore Section at the Roslyn Rifle Club in Westbury, contact Ken Calamia. JANUARY 22nd – International Air Rifle Section at Troy, contact Chuck Meyer. JANUARY 23rd – Air Pistol Section at Rochester, contact Don Drexler at 585-321-3300. Many thanks to Joe Fitzgibbon and Ed Mahecha from the Valley Stream and West Point Sections who hosted well attended events in...

Trapshooters, 17, are world champs

Do It: Trapshooters, 17, are world champs – Christopher Vendel began shooting a shotgun at 10 years old. The son of local trapshooting legend Chris Vendel, you might say he’s a chip off the old gunstock.  “My dad started taking me to the local gun club and I had a youth model shotgun I’d use,” Christopher said. “I actually was so little, I couldn’t hold the gun up so my dad would hold the front of it and I’d shoot it that way.”  Justin Slater and Shane Rodas, Vendel’s friends and fellow competitors on the national junior trapshooting circuit, had a similar upbringing surrounded by flying clay pigeons, the smell of gunpowder and family members who took them under their...

Official Results of the 2011 CMP Highpower National Matches

The Official Results of the 2011 CMP Highpower National Matches at Camp Perry, Ohio.  The members of our NYSRPA Jr. Highpower Team did fantastic over the course of CMP week.  Junior Steve Paci placed 11th overall of 133 total Junior participants in the Marine Clinic and earned his first 4 EIC “Leg” Points toward his Distinguished Rifleman Badge.  He then made the cut during the NTI Match and earned another 10 points!  Kayla Ashley made the cut and placed in the Presidents Hundred.  Steve Hahn and team mate Chris Kepner of the NY-PA Steel Eagles 8 Team were the At-Large Class Winners in the “Freedom’s Fire” National Trophy Junior Team Match.  Our Junior-Senior combined Team, NYSRPA Considine, with members Art Terwilliger, Steve Paci Sr, Steve Paci Jr, Kayla Ashley, Steve Hahn and Ed Hahn, Coach Kay Anderson and Captain Pete Vesey placed 12th of 29 total teams in the out-of-competition category with a 2760-58x.  Great shooting by all the members and parents of the NYSRPA Jr. Highpower Team at the 2011 CMP Highpower National...
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