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
WHO CAN JOIN? Boys and Girls Ages 10-20 are welcome to come (providing younger children meet size requirements). Parents are encouraged to attend if they like.
WHAT IS THE COST? Dues of $5.00 are paid before each practice.
All levels of shooters are welcome. Beginning shooters are taught the NRA Basic Rifle Safety course. We supply all equipment necessary to get started. If you are an experienced shooter you may bring your own equipment. Some shooters end up purchasing their own equipment as they become more advanced in the program.
Our current coaches: Ed Bishop, Lance Nicholson Jr., Lorenzo Marangoni, Brian Huber and two NRA CERTIFIED Rifle Instructors: Brian Huber and Aaron Clark.
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.