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.
You must read and follow the Range Safety Rules for these ranges as well as any special rules as posted near their respective entrances. Remember to raise the range flag when the range is in use and lower the range flag when the range is not in use. This will be the first and last thing you do when using any particular range. Additionally, all ranges are closed during any range clean-up event and some ranges are closed or have restricted use during sanctioned events. Be sure to check the calendar for more information regarding range closures and other Club activities.
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KNOW YOUR LOADS. Please do not shoot the steel lane markers on the Rifle Range in lanes 1-10 if your firearm has a muzzle velocity of 3,000 fps or greater. Please shoot only the paper targets in these lanes to avoid damaging the steel.
The Rifle Range has twenty (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. Click here to learn more about Range Rules specifically regarding the Rifle Range.
The Pistol Range has ten (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. Click here to learn more about Range Rules specifically regarding the Pistol Range.
The Shotgun Fields contain skeet (eight stations) and trap (five stations). Skeet is a recreational and competitive activity where participants, using shotguns, attempt to break clay disks automatically flung into the air from two fixed stations at high speed from a variety of angles. Trap shooting was originally developed, in part, to augment bird hunting and to provide a method of practice for bird hunters. Members are allowed to bring their own throwers. Due to the possibility of shot overspray, the Shotgun Fields are closed for use when the Tactical Bays are in service for sanctioned events and on a first-come basis with the Tactical Bays at all other times. Click here to learn more about Range Rules specifically regarding use of the Shotgun Fields.
The Archery Range has five (5) firing stations with stationary targets at 10, 20, 30, 40, and 50 yards. Click here to learn more about Range Rules specifically regarding the Archery Range.
The Club has six (6) 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. Click here to learn more about Range Rules specifically regarding use of the Tactical Bays.