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Northern Colorado Rod & Gun Club

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The Northern Colorado Rod & Gun Club (NCRGC) is a private gun club with public shooting events. We promote the shooting sports and safe gun handling for the entire family.

The Club was founded in 1948 through the merger of four sportsmen groups: Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley and Estes Park. The Club moved to its current location in 1970 on Owl Canyon Road off US 287 on the Weaver Ranch north of Fort Collins, Colorado.

The Northern Colorado Rod and Gun Club’s 14 acre outdoor facilities offer five separate ranges including a Rifle Range, Pistol Range, Shotgun Fields, Archery Range, and Tactical Bays.

The objectives of the Club include:  

  1. The encouragement of organized rifle, pistol, shotgun and archery shooting among residents of the County of Larimer and nearby locations, with a view towards a better knowledge on the part of such persons of the safe handling and proper care of firearms, as well as improved marksmanship.
  2. The encouragement of hunting and fishing and related activities and to further the development of those characteristics of honesty, fellowship and good sportsmanship among its members and the public in general.
  3. The promotion and support of conservation programs and wise management of wildlife.
  4. To foster understanding by the general public, and especially its non-hunting members, of the need for game management through regulated hunting, and to build a greater rapport between sportsmen and landowners on whose lands we would like to fish and hunt.
  5. The promotion of the highest degree of sportsmanship and good fellowship among the membership of the Club, and the prevention of unsportsmanlike conduct.

Membership has its privileges...

  • Use of the Club from sunrise to sunset unless an area/range is closed for a scheduled event. This includes the use of the Rifle Range, Pistol Range, Shotgun Fields, Archery Range, and Tactical Bays (certification required). See below for Range details.
  • Reduced fees for public matches and special events.
  • Household memberships that include an adult, 18 years of age or older who can legally posses a firearm, their spouse as defined by Colorado law, and any children under 18 years of age and currently residing in the household.
  • A generous Guest Policy that allows you to bring a total of twelve guests per year (no more than two guests per visit, per badged Regular or Associate member).
  • Use of a a manual clay thrower in the Shotgun field.
  • Discounted Range Safety Officer (RSO) training and certification.
  • The opportunity to participate in the Instructor Program and bring students to the range.
  • A monthly newsletter full of useful information for Club members.
  • The ability to purchase firearms, ammo, etc. from the Civilian Marksmanship Program via the Club's affiliation. 

...and so much more!

Visit our Membership page for additional information or feel free to contact the Membership Committee if you have any questions. (membership@ncrgc.org)

The Ranges

Adrian "Doc" Weaver, Jr. Rifle Range

The Rifle Range has 20 covered firing stations with concrete tables to provide a solid shooting platform. All lanes use pre-made target stands that can be placed at various, pre-set distances.

Lanes #1 through #10 support target stand placement at 7, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50, 75, and 100 yards. In addition to rifle use, handguns may also be used on these lanes.  Lanes #11 through #15 support target stand placement at 25, 50, 75, 100, and 150 yards. Lanes #15 through #20 support target stand placement at 25, 50, 75, 100, 150, and 200 yards.

All shooting lanes on the rifle range have fixed, steel gong lane markers that you can shoot. Please note that you are expressly forbidden from shooting the steel lane markers on Lanes #1 through #10 with any ammunition that exceeds 3,000 fps (this includes most centerfire rifle ammunition and all standard .223, 5.56, and 7.62 cartridges).

Member sheds are placed at each end of the firing line and contain chairs, pre-made target stands, sand bags, and first aid supplies.

Pistol Range

The Pistol Range has 10 covered firing stations and shooting benches for each station. Lanes #1 through #5 have reduced-width benches to allow for drawing from a holster. And, the shooting bench on Lane #7 is set at a lower height to accommodate shooters with disabilities as well as anyone who prefers a lower table height.

All lanes use pre-made target stands that can be placed at distances from 7, 10, 15, 20, and 25 yards.  Additionally, steel gong lane markers, which can also be used as targets, are placed at 35 yards.

A member shed containing chairs, pre-made target stands, sand bags, and first aid supplies is located at the entrance to the Pistol Range.

Shotgun Fields

The NCRGC Shotgun Fields contain one Skeet and one Trap field, which are only open during sanctioned events, and an area where members can throw their own clay targets. Members are allowed to bring their own throwers and there is a fixed manual thrower and hand throwers available for member use.

Due to the possibility of shot overspray, the Shotgun Fields are closed when the Tactical Bays 3-6 are in use and are available on a first-come basis.

Additional information about the Shotgun fields and Skeet and Trap events can be found on the Shotgun Discipline page.

Archery Range

The Archery Range has five firing stations with stationary targets at 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 yards.

Tactical Bays

The Club has six Tactical Bays that are used for sanctioned events such as Steel Challenge, Defensive Pistol, Rimfire Challenge, First Shots, Hunter's Education, etc.

While Tactical Bay #3 through #6 are exclusively reserved for use during sanctioned events, Bay #1 and #2 are available for use by members who have completed the Tactical Bay Certification.  Activities allowed in the Tactical Bays include drawing from a holster, crossing the firing line, engaging multiple targets, rapid fire, transition drills, various shooting positions, shooting on the move, etc. 

Rifles and shotguns may not be used in any Tactical Bay except when specifically allowed or called for in the course of fire during a sanctioned event.  Member use of Tactical Bay #1 and #2 is on a first-come basis unless a sanctioned event is taking place. Be sure to check the calendar as sanctioned events take priority over all other use.

Due to the possibility of shot overspray from the Shotgun Fields, Member use of the Tactical Bays is prohibited when the Shotgun Fields are in service for sanctioned events and on a first-come basis with the Shotgun Fields at all other times.

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