New Concealed Carry Course to be Offered November 5th – Sign up Now!

Concealed Carry Course

The Concealed Carry Class is an intense six to eight-hour comprehensive review of handgun safety and concealed carry law. This class is designed for all levels of shooters, and will be presented November 5th beginning at 10 am.

The concealed carry course covers the following areas:

  • Handgun Safety
  • Handgun Parts & Operation
  • Ammunition
  • Fundamentals of Shooting
  • Defensive handgun selection
  • Strategies for Personal Safety
  • Threatening Encounters
  • Aftermath of a Defensive Shooting
  • Methods of Carry
  • Principles of Concealed Carry
  • Local laws and Legal Aspects of Concealed Carry

This course meets the training requirements to apply for a concealed carry permit in Colorado.

There will be NO LIVE FIRE in this course, but we will address how to train, and how to gauge your progress and development, and can arrange live fire separately as desired.

For CCGC members this course will be $75.  To register for the course, please email b-denison@comcast.net.

Open Volunteer Positions Are Now Filled

Long meeting last night, but the Board got a lot done.
Welcome and thanks to the members who stepped forward to work on the following positions:
Membership Coordinators – Loralee and Cory Fryer;
Door Access Coordinator – Robert Oberle.
Also thanks to long-time volunteer, Bill Spinuzzi, who used to do BOTH of those jobs. I did Membership one year and couldn’t get rid of it fast enough!
Membership renewals are being stuffed in envelopes this morning and will be mailed out later this month. Nominations are still open for new Board Members for 2018. Let me know if you would like to be considered.

October Newsletter is Out, plus Other News

Sharp Club members will note the range procedures and caliber map were sent out again this month. The CCGC Board has decided to declare the procedures and calibers part of a “living document” that can be changed as necessary. The version last month garnered a lot of interest and comments, resulting in the newest version  you find here.

The Board has asked me to re-activate the Club’s Facebook page. It wasn’t getting much use, so I stopped using it and sent people here to the Club’s web page, instead. We will now use Facebook as a way of announcing upcoming events and items of interest to members and other visitors, so be sure you use the CORRECT address:
https://www.facebook.com/CherryCreekGunClubInc

Any other pages you may have seen or looked at are imposters.

Finally, as we begin to wrap up another year of business, the Board is still seeking volunteer assistance with a number of important positions in the Club. If you are interested, just let me know by responding to this e-mail and I’ll forward your name on to the Board. We are seeking 1) a Membership Coordinator; 2) a Door Access Coordinator; 3) a Bookkeeper; and 4) Members interested in a Board Member position for 2018. Each position is a rewarding way to give back to the Club that offers so much more than most other clubs in the area for so little investment.

Natl. Shooting Sports Foundation Sponsors Shooting Sports Month in August

August is National Shooting Sports Month!

We know you don’t need an excuse to go target shooting, but beginning August 1 you’ll have one. The first National Shooting Sports Month will focus attention on the fun and excitement of recreational shooting. Enjoy a round of trap or sporting clays, improve your handgun skills or give precision rifle a try.  Experienced shooters are asked to introduce family members and friends to this rewarding lifetime activity. Don’t have a mentor? CCGC members would be glad to get involved, or another range near you will help you get started. Share your experience with #LETSGOSHOOTING.

Preliminary Plan Could Close Public Lands to Target Shooting

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is in the process of developing a management plan for 658,200 acres of surface land in eastern Colorado within the BLM Royal Gorge Field Office.  It recently released a document that provides an early look at how it could manage these public lands for the future.  The BLM is seeking public comment through May 5th.  Following analysis of the comments, the BLM will develop a draft management plan that will later be released for additional public comment.

This early review is a very important opportunity for all those who enjoy target shooting on these lands to let the agency know at this early planning stage how proposed management alternatives (Alternatives A through D) could positively or negatively affect recreation opportunities.  Hunting is not affected by any of the Alternatives.

The “Preliminary Alternatives Report and Draft Basis for Analysis” can be reviewed online at: http://on.doi.gov/1HVULcA.  Click on “Documents and Reports” in the left hand column. How each of the four Alternatives addresses target shooting is shown in the chart on pages 178 and 179.  Other pages addressing target shooting are pages 193, 200, and 340.

Comments may be submitted to the BLM online at blm_co_rg_rmp_comments@blm.gov

Those who recreate on these lands are the most knowledgeable as to how management decisions will shape their own future use of these public lands.  Please take the time to review the document and submit your comments to the BLM.

Rifle Tube Update

Rifle Tube Update from reopening on July 23, 2016 –  January 31, 2017

Different caliber/types recorded as fired: 99
Rounds recorded as fired: 22,597

Grains of projectiles recorded as fired:        2,071,637
Pounds of projectiles recorded as fired:      295.95     (Average of approximately 47.5 pounds per month. Add approx. 15% for non recorded shots = approx. 52 pounds per month.

Next best guess at a scheduled clean out of the backstop at approximately
2500 pounds of projectiles in the backstop would be in the Spring of 2020)

Air Filters changed 10 times.

Camera antenna hit twice, cut the cable.
Camera Power cable hit and cut once
Target holder sticks shot 3 time each
Both Chrono Light mounts hit at least twice

There is an update to the Bullseye Camera Target Manager Software. Be sure to update the one on your phone as it allows you to record screen shots of the targets at each round.

House Committee “Kills” Magazine Bill

Yesterday, the House State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee considered House Bill 1097, legislation to repeal the 2013 anti-self-defense law that limits the amount of ammunition a firearm magazine can hold.  Unfortunately, the House committee voted on a party-line vote to defeat the bill and continue to prevent law-abiding Coloradans from being able to effectively defend themselves and their loved ones.

Magazine Limit Repeal Bill Approved by Senate Committee

On January 31, the Senate State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Committee approved Senate Bill 7 by a 3-2 vote (Yes: Marble, Neville, and Scott – No: Court and Fenberg).  Thank you to Senator Vicki Marble for sponsoring Senate Bill 7.  SB 7 would repeal the misguided 2013 law that limited the amount of ammunition a firearm magazine can hold, now heads to the Senate floor where it will await a vote by the full chamber.

Please continue to contact your state Senator and state Representative and politely urge them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 7 when it comes up for a vote.


SB 7 would remove this restriction so that law-abiding Coloradans are not limited in their ability to protect themselves and their loved ones.  Please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Senator and state Representative, and politely urge them to support Senate Bill 7 when it comes up for a vote.