Category Archives: Training/Instruction

CCGC to Offer NRA Pistol Course in December

The date and time for the NRA Basic Pistol class is Sunday, December 13, 2015, starting at 9am.
The cost is $50 a student, ages 18 and over only
The instructor will provide the NRA Student Packet for the course, cleaning equipment and targets. Students need to bring a pistol, eye and ear protection, and 50 rounds of ammunition.
Per CCGC Policy, firearms must be kept in a case until instructed otherwise. No ammunition will be allowed in the classroom Leave it in your vehicle until you are instructed to retrieve it for your “live fire” exercises.

Important News From the Membership Meeting


If you missed the CCGC Meeting last Friday, you missed quite a night. We inducted five new members who will enhance our membership, but the Board also made a few decisions that impact everyone in a positive way. Let’s recap….

  1. The 4th Annual BBQ/Swap Meet will be held from 11 am-4 pm next Sunday, September 20. This year, the food is free – bring your family and enjoy the delicious options organizers have in mind. Make up your mind quick, though, because today is the deadline to RSVP with Jack Orischak.
  2. Today, right now, is the second Sunday of the month. As such, it is also now Free Day at the range for women. Unless another activity pre-empts the ranges, each CCGC member may bring a woman to shoot free the second Sunday of the month. The shooter must still sign the waiver in the tray by the front door, but just write “FREE DAY” on the waiver before you put in the slot on the vault door.
  3. The Board has yet to define an official policy regarding firearms classes and training at the Club, but a decision was made to conduct two classes on a trial basis. Brett Denison, CCGC member and NRA instructor, will teach a Range Safety Officer (RSO) course and a Refuse To Be A Victim course in the near future. Neither course requires use of the range.

The RSO Course is 8-9 hours in length, and will cost CCGC members $50 per person, including materials. RSO’s are the members currently conducting the Club’s Safety Orientation and Tube Orientation.

Refuse To Be A Victim is a course that stresses personal awareness and self-defense. It will last approximately four hours at a cost of $25 per person, including materials.

Watch for more details in The Firing Line, in another Potshots, and/or right here. To see a trailer of the course, click the link below.

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Paul Market of Student of the Gun

Paul Market of Student of the Gun

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NRA Debuts New Eddie Eagle Video

Watch the new video by clicking the graphic above…..

In 1988, the National Rifle Association set out on a mission to protect children from accidents involving firearms. Since then, the Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program has reached nearly 28 million children.

Today, I’m pleased to unveil a new Eddie and his friends—the Wing Team. Eddie and the Wing Team remain dedicated to keeping children safe, but we’ve modernized the program to keep up with today’s digital trends and expectations.

We’ve also launched a brand new kid-friendly website that encourages children and parents to explore Eddie Eagle’s message together. We hope the new Eddie video and accompanying resources will open a dialogue in families nationwide about a subject that is paramount to our children’s safety. Visit to learn more.

Please help us in spreading this exciting news far and wide. This new milestone for Eddie Eagle is your victory as a member of the National Rifle Association. Thank you for helping us create something truly special that is going to save lives.



Get Super Chicken (Air Gun Silhouette Sunday)

Do you know what this is?

This is Super Chicken.  This chicken survived the entire last Silhouette met without a single hit. Not one hit!
Are you the person to take Super Chicken down?
Your chance is this weekend, Sunday, March 15th, from 9 AM till Noon on the West Range.
If you plan on attending, please let Bill Spinuzzi or myself know.  there is increased pressure to use the range.  If we know everyone who plans on attending has shot, we can close down early to let other club member use the range. In addition, if we know less than 6 or 8 people plan on attending, we can decide whether to hold the meet at all.
I’m sure Super Chicken would be very happy to go home once more un-hit. See you Sunday!
John Lee

Hunting 101 Seminars Scheduled for March and April

Several Hunting 101 seminars are coming up in March and April.
Big Game Applications– Learn how to apply before the April 7 deadline!
Turkey Hunting 101– Learn the basics and how to get started before the spring season!
Note there is a special Ladies Night Out for Big Game Apps and Turkey Hunting 101 as well.  Invite a friend.
Colorado Moose Hunting Basics- The seminar will cover information on hunt planning, a segment on “Share the Woods”, educational tips and discussion on moose habitat and biology.
To view the dates, times, locations, and to register, go to:

Some of You Missed a Good Meeting Friday Night!

If you weren’t at the Friday night monthly meeting, you missed a couple good discussions that will affect the Club over the long term.

More details will be available later this week after the final language is done, but the Guest Fee Policy in use at the Club will change somewhat. The $10 per guest fee will remain, but for ages 17 and over. Youth 16 and under will be allowed to shoot for free. Every guest will still sign the waiver form and wear the red tag for identification purposes. A member may bring up to four (4) guests, but may only use two (2) adjacent lanes at a time, , and must remain with the guests at all times.

Board-sponsored firearms training has been a point of discussion over a year and a half at the Club, and the first major step to see it become a reality took place Friday night. After several attempts to arrive at a policy that includes instructor qualifications and outlines course requirements, a vote occurred to create a committee to work with existing data to create a training program.

The weekly schedule at the Club is booked solid Monday-Thursday evenings with Bullseye, Pin Shooting, and Youth Shooting. Weekends are partially filled in each month with Hunter Education, Airguns, 2700 matches, and the like. What is lacking for most members, especially beginners and intermediates (and their families) is an organized training program offering skill improvement taught by competent, qualified professional instructors.

A few basic criteria the Board will eventually vote to approve will likely include the course instructor being a CCGC member of good standing, have valid certifcations in the course(s) they teach, and carry liability insurance that indemnifies CCGC if a problem should occur. Also important to Board Members is that courses be open to CCGC members and their immediate families on a priority basis,

You will see more about both of these issues in the coming weeks and months in this space, in the newsletter, Potshots, and elsewhere.

Also on the docket Friday night was the acceptance of six new CCGC members. They performed admirably at their Safety Orientation last week. Please welcome Patricia and Danyel McMaster (wife and son of member Jay McMaster), John Ivy (returning after a year away), Charles Lawson, Jennifer Kunugi, and Craig Schottenstein.


CCGC Member Has Hand in Editing Book on Gun Control


Kevin Kay, CCGC member, helped edit the book for an old friend, who “handed Piers Morgan his ass when he was on his show shortly after Newtown”. The author is an attorney and FFL (plus class 3 dealer). Kevin was an editor on the project and, much to his surprise, got a credit on the Amazon listing.

The Kindle Book is selling right now on Amazon for $9.99.