2019 Winter Newsletter

Membership Meetings

Meetings are held the 3rd Monday of the month. Please try to attend & offer your voice & ideas. This is your club! Meet your fellow enthusiasts.

Next meetings: 1/21, 2/18, 3/18, 4/15 @ 7:30 pm

Come on an empty stomach, there is always a good meal afterwards. $2 beers!! 50/50 raffle!!


Our swearing in of officers will be at the January 21st meeting but our BVCS DINNER & CHINESE AUCTION will be Saturday, April 6th, 2019.


Membership applications can be printed from the BVCS web site https://bostonvalleycs.com. Dave Brooks, our membership chairman, may be reached at 649-8762 or email at daveb45cal[at]yahoo[dot]com.

What's Happening @ Your Club?

Open Pistol Shooting

Tuesday nights; doors open @ 7pm. Members’ range fee is $4 and nonmembers’ fee is $8 per night. All are welcome but we encourage frequent non-members to become members and support the club. Please be aware that non-members must fill out a one-time waiver. Forms are on hand at the range.


The winter season is well upon us. It is hoped every member had a great Christmas & a safe New Year.

The trap program returns this January; Sunday the 27th & Sunday, February 3rd. These are the dates for the WNY Winter League that brings a great number of shooters to our facilities. The Young Guns, once again will dazzle the shooters with epicurean delights from our kitchen. The cost of material will be covered by the Trap Committee once again. Trap help will come from our shooters, bar help will be needed. If any amounts of snow occurs, any and ALL help will be needed the Saturdays before the shoots to insure the ability to gain access to the trap fields. These dates are literally a crap shoot weather wise. NO ACCESS - NO SHOOT!

After a short period of shut down, the regular shooting season will commence on Sunday, March 24th. Shooting sign up times remain the same. Sunday; 9:00am - 12:00 noon & Thursday; 6:00pm - 8:00pm. Teams, individual, new, old & practice shooters are all welcome. As of now, prices will still be $4.00 per round with a member having the ability to purchase a shooting card covering 10 rounds for $35.00. Such a DEAL!!! Targets will be ordered late spring or early summer. Depending on price of targets, it may be necessary to change the cost of shooting.

Questions, remarks (smart or otherwise), volunteers -649-4651.

Thank You! Trap Person: Ernie

Winter Pistol League

Dear Pistol Shooters,

I am planning on starting the winter league January 31st, 2019. The first relay begins at 6pm, a second starting at 7pm and a third relay starting at 8pm. Tuesday will be open shooting only with Thursday reserved for league shooting. Each week two national matches per relay will be shot for score at the 25 yard line. You can shoot one gun (22 CAL.) or two guns (22 CAL. and C.F.) for a score each week.

Come out, have fun and shoot the league. It will be great to see you again.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 337-3555 or e-mail cwfjr45[at]gmail[dot]com.


Winter Schedule - 10 weeks

  • Thursday - January 31
  • Thursday - February 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Thursday - March 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Thursday - April 4

  • Thursday - April 11th: Make-up

Suburban Pistol League

It's time again for a night of fun shooting against other club in the area. We shoot on Wednesday night at 7pm - 9pm. It's a 30-round match 22 CAL. only. We need a new shooter and junior shooter (they can be age 14 to 21). Schedule is below and on the site calendar.

For more information call Jim Bugenhagen at 716-200-3466 or email me at jimbuggie[at]aol[dot]com.

Suburban Pistol League Schedule

  • 10/3/2018: Tonawanda
  • 10/10/2018: Bye
  • 10/17/2018: Alden
  • 10/24/2018: Fredonia
  • 10/31/20108: Clarence
  • 11/7/2018: Niagara Frontiermen
  • 11/14/2018: Niagara County
  • 11/28/2018: Ten X
  • 12/5/2018: Lockport
  • 12/12/2018: Tonawanda
  • 12/19/2018: Bye
  • 1/9/2019: Alden
  • 1/16/2019: Fredonia
  • 1/23/2019: Clarence
  • 1/30/2019: Niagara Frontiermen
  • 2/6/2019: Niagara County
  • 2/13/2019: Ten X
  • 2/20/2019: Lockport

Air Pistol: 2019 Schedule

Relay starts at 6pm, with a second at 7pm, and third at 8pm on Wednesdays. Cost is $4.00 to shoot per score. A prepay $40.00 for 8 weeks will secure a time slot and range position. Any additional scores would be $4.00 (unlimited shoots, top 8 scores used). Pellets available to purchase as needed. If you need to borrow an air pistol, call first, 867-4814. Distance is 33 feet. Sighters shots & 40 shots for record.


  • August 7, 14, 21, 28
  • September 4, 11, 18, 25

Pizza party after the matches on the 25th! Any questions call Jerry & Betty Dobson 867-4814.

Light Rifle & Heavy Rifle: 2019 Schedule

Matches using .22 CAL. rim fire rifles & air rifles. Shooting position is off-hand standing with the target 50 feet. The sport is designed so that expensive special equipment is NOT required. It is possible to be competitive with equipment you may already own. There is a maximum weight on scoped or open sight guns of 8.5 pounds for Light Rifle, any heavier would be considered Heavy Rifle.

We will have 2 classes of competitors: Light Rifle & Heavy Rifle. Slings or other devices that provide artificial support are not allowed. A match consists of one completed target with 30 record shots per target. Each target has two sighter targets & ten record targets with three shots on each. Shooters are given 5 minutes for sighters. Shooters are given 40 minutes for record shots on 10 bulls. Target used is the NRA Official Light Rifle Target A-32 (2 together). A perfect match score is 300.

Registration and a one time weigh in of each rifle is required before shooting the matches. Cost per match is $4.00 (paid before shooting). A prepay $40.00 for 8 matches to secure a time slot and range position is available. Any additional scores would be $4.00. You may shoot ahead or behind for all dates. You may shoot unlimited matches & your top 8 scores will be for record. Prizes based on number of competitors.

Relays: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm


  • March: 6, 13, 20, 27
  • April: 3, 10, 17, 24

Pizza Party ($5.00) after the matches on the 24th!

REMINDER: non-members MUST sign insurance waiver forms

REMINDER: you may compete in BOTH Light & Heavy Rifle matches but required to pay $4.00 for each match

REMINDER: shooting positions are on a first come paid basis unless you are a prepay $40.00 for 8 weeks reserving a time slot and range position.

ANY questions call: Jerry or Betty Dobson at 867-4814

Young Guns

For information on Young Guns contact Howard Hoelscher at 649-3432.


We try to keep the website as current as possible. Please check it out as it has a calendar of events posted as well as the newsletter and other information. https://bostonvalleycs.com


The next Newsletter will be out in mid-April; deadline for information will be April 5th, 2019. Please email information you would like to have published, or to add/edit/remove your email address, to Ryan Rosiek at ryan.rosiek[at]gmail[dot]com. A copy of the current newsletter will be posted at the club.

Elected Officials

Hon. Charles Schumer, U.S. Senate, 846-4111

Hon. Kirsten Gillibrand, U.S. Senate, 854-9725

Hon. Chris Collins, U.S. Congress, 634-2324

Hon. Andrew Cuomo, Governor, 518-474-8390

Hon. Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General, 853-8400

Hon. Thomas DiNapoli, Comptroller, 518-474-4044

Hon. Patrick Gallivan, NY Senate, 656-8544

Hon. Timothy Kennedy, NY Senate, 826-2683

Hon. David DiPietro, NY Assembly, 585-786-0190

Hon. Michael Kearns, NY Assembly, 826-0152

Hon. Mark Poloncarz, County Executive, 858-8500