Skip to comments.Teen shooting academy upgrading, expanding(NY)
Posted on 02/06/2012 7:01:14 AM PST by marktwain
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 20.
The 8-session rifle class begins Feb. 20 at Mohawk Rifle and Pistol Club, 857 Sheridan Drive, Town of Tonawanda. Instruction goes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month.
The Mohawk club is also the site for a handgun class, starting Feb. 27 and meeting for 8 sessions on the second and fourth Mondays.
The West Falls Conservation Society clubhouse hosts the TSA Shotgun Class, which meets on the first and third Mondays for 8 weeks starting Feb. 20.
The West Falls club received grant money from the Niagara Frontier Friends of NRA and with volunteer assistance has just completed an entire replacement of the clubs trap house. The existing trap house had been in service to club members and guest shooters for more than 60 years.
The new trap house features an automatic feeding carousel along with new manual feeders in a precast structure. This trap house will be used by the Teen Shooting Academy during its spring and fall shotgun courses, youth development, firearms education and open trap Wednesday night for West Falls club members and walk-on shooters.
A $30 fee is set for the rifle and handgun classes; the shotgun class has a $50 registration fee.
Following a most successful Ladies Rifle Training Class held during the fall of 2011, another class is planned at the Mohawk Rifle and Pistol Club some time in 2012.
Check the website for details on this ladies class and forthcoming TSA classes. For February class formats and registration information, check with Robert Church at 592-7211.
All Chinese young people are trained to use firearms.