Monthly Archives: November 2017

CCGC is Active as the New Year Approaches

The newsletter for December is coming together nicely, and will be e-mailed to members in a few days.
The caliber map is included again so you can be sure the bullets you’re shooting are SAFE, and don’t do any damage to the range.
Don’t forget the Concealed Carry class December 3rd! It’s advertised below. This may be the last chance to take it for a while – I doubt it’s going to be a monthly offering.
We have a full slate of candidates for the Board of Directors for 2018. We had two resignations, but had new people step up to take their places. Short bios and statements of goals for the club are in the newsletter so you can learn a little more about them.
Finally (for now!), members have inquired about changing club policies to allow shotguns and bows on the ranges. A detailed set of policies is provided for you to get a handle on shooting shot slugs (NO pellets or shot) in the Rifle Tube. We are taking comments and the Board will make a decision early next year.
I’ve heard the arguments about CCGC being a GUN club, so I won’t argue bows here, other than to say a lot of members shoot them and might be able to shoot them at the club, too, without interfering with pistol shooters. An opportunity for feedback will be provided on this issue, too.

New Concealed Carry Class December 3

You asked for it… got it!

CCGC will offer its second concealed carry course on Sunday, December 3, 9 am., at the Club. The first class was well-received, so Brett decided to do it again.

Concealed Carry Course – December 3 – Sign up Now!

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 Sunday, December 3, beginning at 9 am.

The concealed carry course covers the following areas:

Handgun Safety
Handgun Parts & Operation
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

Brett Denison

As We Observe This Veterans Day…..

Submitted by a member –

As I came out of the supermarket that sunny day, pushing my cart of groceries towards my car, I saw an old man with the hood of his car up and a lady sitting inside the car, with the door open. The old man was looking at the engine. I put my groceries away in my car, and continued to watch the old gentleman from about twenty five feet away.

I saw a young man in his early twenties with a grocery bag in his arm walking towards the old man. The old gentleman saw him coming too, and took a few steps towards him.

I saw the old gentleman point to his open hood and say something. The young man put his grocery bag into what looked like a brand new Cadillac Escalade. He then turned back to the old man. I heard him yell at the old gentleman saying:   ‘You shouldn’t even be allowed to drive a car at your age.’ And then with a wave of his hand, he got in his car and peeled rubber out of the parking lot.

I saw the old gentleman pull out his handkerchief, and mop his brow as he went back to his car and again looked at the engine. He then went to his wife and spoke with her; he appeared to tell her it would  b e okay. I had seen enough, and I approached the old man. He saw me coming and stood straight, and as I got near him I said, ‘Looks like you’re having a problem.’

He smiled sheepishly, and quietly nodded his head. I looked under the hood myself, and knew that whatever the problem was, it was beyond me. Looking around, I saw a gas station up the road, and I told the old man that I would be right back. I drove to the station and went inside. I saw three attendants working on cars. I approached one of them, and related the problem the old man had with his car. I offered to pay them if they could follow me back down and help him.

The old man had pushed the heavy car under the shade of a tree and appeared to be comforting his wife. When he saw us he straightened up and thanked me for my help. As the mechanics diagnosed the problem (overheated engine), I spoke with the old gentleman.

When I shook hands with him earlier, he had noticed my Marine Corps ring and had commented about it, telling me that he had been a Marine too. I nodded and asked the usual question, ‘What outfit did you serve with?’

He said that he served with the First Marine Division at Guadalcanal , Pelieliu, and Okinawa . He had hit three of the worst ones, and retired from the Corps after the war was over. As we talked we heard the car engine come on and saw the mechanics lower the hood. They came over to us as the old man reached for his wallet, but was stopped by me. I told him I would just put the bill on my AAA card.

He still reached for the wallet and handed me a card that I assumed had his name and address on it, and I stuck it in my pocket. We all shook hands all around again, and I said my goodbye’s to his wife.

I then told the two mechanics that I would follow them back up to the station. Once at the station, I told them that they had interrupted their own jobs to come along with me and help the old man. I said I wanted to pay for the help, but they refused to charge me.  One of them pulled out a card from his pocket, looking exactly like the card the old man had given to me. Both of the men told me then that they were Marine Corps Reserves. Once again we shook hands all around and as I was leaving, one of them told me I should look at the card the old man had given to me. I said I would and drove off.

For some reason I had gone about two blocks, when I pulled over and took the card out of my pocket and looked at it for a long, long time. The name of the old gentleman was on the card in golden leaf and under his name was written: ‘Congressional Medal of Honor Society.’

I sat there motionless, looking at the card and reading it over and over. I looked up from the card and smiled to no one but myself and marveled that on this day, four Marines had all come together because one of us needed help. He was an old man all right, but it felt good to have stood next to greatness and courage, and an honor to have been in his presence.

Remember, as we approach another Veterans Day, OLD men like him gave you, and all of us, FREEDOM for America .

Thanks to those who served and still serve, and to all of those who supported them, and who continue to support them. America is not at war. The U.S. Military is at war. America is at the Mall.

If you don’t stand behind our troops, PLEASE feel free to stand in front of them! Remember, Freedom isn’t Free. Thousands have paid the price, so that you can enjoy what you have today.


New Membership/Board Meeting Next Friday

The next Membership/Board Meeting of CCGC will be held Friday evening, November 10, at 7 pm.
I will put out an agenda for Board Members early next week, but the past several months have been full of interesting topics for discussion and/or decisions.
We have recently filled three VERY important positions in the Club, and are looking forward to Board Elections for 2018 in December.
The Club is only as good as its membership. Please find a way to contribute some special time for the benefit of the group.