February 2019
Northern Colorado Rod & Gun Club Newsletter
RIFLE RANGE CLOSURE Important Information!
NCRGC Board of Directors (
The Rifle Range will be closed from May 6, 2019 to August 31, 2019 for the safety improvements. There will be several opportunities for members to attend special range cleanups and receive credit for doing so. The Board has created a web page to keep members informed about the project. 
Bryon Fessler, Project Manager
The Board is looking for members who are also surveyors to furnish a Boundary Survey and Construction Survey for the Rifle Range safety improvements. The Boundary Survey will identify the new boundaries of the Rifle Range, taking full advantage of the terrain and gully area. The Club will provide wooden stakes and flagging tape for this survey. The Construction Survey will identify the permanent boundaries of the range and the various shooting yardages (7, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, 175 and 200). The Club will provide fence post and flagging tape for this survey. A physical inspection of the project site and a review of the Scope of Services is scheduled for March 3, 2019 at 1 pm. Please contact the Board at if you are interested in bidding on this project.
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First Shots Seminars
Bryon Fessler, First Shots Instructor
This is the perfect opportunity for members to invite new shooters to come to the range for some FREE safety instruction and supervised rifle shooting. Invite your co-workers, neighbors, friends, relatives and anyone who wants a safety refresher to one of our upcoming First Shots seminars:
February 3, 2019 (Sunday) at 1 pm
February 9, 2019 (Saturday) at 1 pm
March 3, 2019 (Sunday) at 1 pm
March 9, 2019 (Saturday) at 1 pm
We will have several Range Safety Officers (RSOs) on hand to assist the shooters and we will provide refreshments and take pictures (if you sign an additional waiver). All firearms, ammunition, targets, eye/ear protection, etc. are provided free of charge. First Shots seminars are open to the public. Youth shooters must be at least 9 years old.
Please email to sign up for one of these seminars. For more information, please visit our website at
Courtesy National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF)
Former Army Ranger sniper team leader Ryan Cleckner demonstrates trigger control on a bolt-action rifle. Click here for more information.
The Target Practice and Marksmanship Training Support Act of 2019 in the U.S. Senate, often called the “Range Bill” for short, is a bipartisan bill that provides state fish and game agencies more flexibility to use Pittman-Robertson excise tax dollars raised from the sale of firearms and ammunition to enhance existing public shooting ranges and to build new ones. Since 1937, nearly $12.1 billion has been raised for wildlife conservation from the sale of these products. 
While setting up for the Defensive Pistol shoot, we noticed that someone (in three distinct areas along the firing line) shot .22 at tac bay #1 and failed to pick up their brass before leaving.
Rather than also leave it there, the DP participants opted to pick it up before starting the match.
Here’s an idea of how much was left out there:
Range Clean Ups
Russ Hickman, Range Master
Greetings NCRGC Members!
February is upon us and this year is going to bring some exciting changes to our Club venues! There are Rifle Range improvements on the horizon and every one of us has the opportunity to play a valuable part in the successful and timely completion. Please follow the links you have seen and will continue to see for plans, updates and requests. There will be multiple mid-week opportunities to help with this project and all of the extra day opportunities will offer Range Cleanup credit. I thank you in advance for your support, we truly cannot complete all of this without your help!
The Range Cleanup on February 2 will follow the traditional schedule. The 2nd is the first Saturday of the month, and we will meet from 10 a.m. until noon. We will have refreshments dependent on weather, it is difficult to plan cookouts this time of year but I will watch the forecast. This is a great opportunity to review and discuss Range Safety Rules with each other. Yellow safe lines, Red firing lines, Cold and Hot Range protocol, Range flags and various sundry topics are a great discussion at Range Cleanups. The Board takes your safety very seriously, as we hope you do as well. 
Our day will include, depending on resources, but not limit to:
* Rebuild Pistol and Rifle Targets.
* Cleanup Shotgun Range clays and brass.
* Cleanup brass from all shooting bays.
*Move/create some storage areas preparing for RR improvements.
* General Clean of trash and wind blown debris. 
* Check and tighten fencing as needed.
* Prep areas for spring painting schedules as needed.
It looks now as the temp could be in the mid fifties, a beautiful day in store for us! Please dress in layers because there is the occasion where the weather forecast is slightly incorrect! We still need our PPE, gloves and boots, hats and glasses, probably sunscreen for some as well!
If you have cordless tools there is always a need. Cleaning supplies may come in handy as well, we will cleanup our instructor areas in anticipation of upcoming events. 
Please come up and enjoy time with fellow Members, Range Clean events are a great way to meet new people and share in fellowship. We have a one Range Cleanup annually requirement, but additional Range Clean attendance gets another ticket for a chance at the grand prize at our annual meeting.
Come join us, it will be a great day to be at the club!
Thank you everyone, see you at the Range!
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Monthly Events
Remember that our Club is very active all through the year - check out all of our events on the NCRGC Calendar Page.
Safety Reminders:
  • Do not shoot at target frames, holders, guardrails, posts, cover, livestock, wildlife, etc.
  • Keep your range clean—pick up spent casings, misfired ammunition, used targets, and trash.
  • Failure to observe these rules is cause for suspension or expulsion from the Club.
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