The Jr. Rifle League – the October Mountain Sharpshooters (OMS) is an educational program for teenagers, designed to teach gun safety, and 3-position Olympic Style small-bore precision rifle shooting.
The Coaches use the NRA Marksmanship Qualification for small-bore rifle to award shooters as they improve their skill level. The Jr. Rifle League (OMS) was started by Richard Wisenbaker with grants from the NRA, and help from the Lenox Sportsmen’s Club.
TO SIGN UP: Contact Ed Bishop 413-738-5246, or Jeff Litishin 413-528-1343
WHO CAN JOIN? Boys and Girls Ages 10-20 are welcome to come. Parents are encouraged to attend if they like.
WHAT IS THE COST? Dues of $3.00 are paid before each practice.
All levels of shooters are welcome. Beginning shooters are taught the NRA Basic Safety course. We supply all equipment necessary to get started, but you can bring your own equipment if you are an experienced shooter.
Our current coaches, Ed Bishop, Chuck Jones, and Brady Kerr, have received Level 1 coach’s training from the NRA and USA shooting.
We hold all practices at the Lenox Sportsmen’s Club, which generously sponsors us with space and financial support. The coaches and parents who run the team are volunteers, who donate their time and energy for the kids.