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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.

Colorado: Legislature Convenes for its 2017 Legislative Session

On Wednesday, January 11, the Colorado General Assembly begins its 2017 Legislative Session.  It is important that gun owners and sportsmen across the state of Colorado stay actively involved throughout the New Year as well as stay-tuned to NRA-ILA email alerts and www.NRAILA.org as the session progresses.

Your NRA-ILA will continue to work hard to promote and protect your Second Amendment rights, and keep you updated on the status of legislation impacting your Second Amendment rights in Colorado.

Have You Ever Wondered About All That Safety “Stuff” Surrounding Guns?

Do you get frustrated with all those pesky safety rules when you shoot your gun at the range or take it hunting? Do you dislike having to remember all those safety practices drilled into you when you took a training course?

Did you ever take a training course? Maybe this guy should have!! THIS is why safety is so important when you carry, handle or shoot a loaded gun.


Source: Clashdaily.com