Category Archives: Training/Instruction

Rifle Tube Orientation Schedule for the End of August

Please attend an orientation if you want access to the rifle tube soon.  I will be giving orientations at the following times and dates:

Saturday:    8/27/2016        At 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00

Sunday:      8/28/2016        At 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00

Monday:    8/29/2016        At 18:00 and 19:00

David Burch – 720-635-7286

Rifle Tube is Now Open! New Orientation Schedule is Released

Rifle Tube is Open as of 7/23/2016 to all who have gone through the new orientation.

 There has been a delay in getting the online orientation started.

 If you want to start shooting again soon, please attend one of the orientations at the club in person. These take about 45 minutes to an hour depending on questions. We will give them every hour on the hour at the times listed below.

 If you plan to shoot in the tube at these times then plan on having a one half hour interruption each hour during these time for others to get their orientations done.

 Saturday, 7/30/2016:             08:00 to 14:00
Sunday,    7/31/2016:              09:00 to 14:00
Monday, 8/1/2016:                17:00 to 21:00
Saturday, 8/6/2016:              08:00 to 14:00
Saturday, 8/13/2016:           13:00 to 17:00
Sunday,    8/14/2016:            09:00 to 14:00

Questions?  Contact David Burch

Rifle Tube Re-opening Plan

After three months of hard work by a few members, we have the Rifle Tube ready to re-open, starting this Saturday, 7/23/2016.

The Tube now has an improved bullet trap/ backstop, improved lighting, ventilation system with filters, a video system for the targets, and many other small improvements.

All current Tube-qualified  members must either attend an orientation at the Club or review all the old and new rules and procedures and answer some questions before your access to the tube will be turned back on.  This WILL NOT require a shooting test.

Members who are not currently qualified  to shoot in the Rifle Tube must schedule to do this orientation in person, plus do the shooting portion when they request to be qualified, as is the procedure now.

I have been very busy trying to get the Tube done and do not have the written orientation and questions ready to post online ready. This will happen next week. Once you have read the procedures and answered the questions and replied back to the Tube address, expect 24-48 hours before your badge is turned back on. I will send another message out when the online process is active. The reply address for this will will be at a different email address than mine.  

Come to the on-site days if you want to get access soonest.

The on-site orientation will take 20-30 minutes to cover the rules and physically show you how to use the video system and the new target backstop system. If you do the online it will take as long as you need.  But the on-line will only have the written instructions for the video system and links to the vendor’s site.

We will be doing orientations at the Club this Saturday and Sunday (7/23 and 7/24) from 08:00 to 17:00.

We will be doing orientations at the club on Saturdays (7/30 & 8/6) from 09:00 to 13:00. If enough members show interest, this time may run later.

We will be doing orientations at the club Monday nights  (7/25 & 8/1) from  17:00.  to 21:00

After that it will be online or by special request and availability of a trainer or the online one.

David Burch

Mark Your Calendars!! Rifle Tube Shuts Down for Maintenance April 10th!

More details here, in the newsletter, and in Potshots as we get closer to the date, but be forewarned the Rifle Tube will be closed Sunday evening, April 10, for clean-up and maintenance that is scheduled to last a few weeks, at minimum.

The Tube hasn’t been cleaned completely in nearly 14 years, and range technology has changed in that time. The old railroad ties used as a backstop will be replaced with shredded rubber, similar to that used in newer ranges around town.

Members are being sought for a variety of work-related activities. This is a good way to get a refund on $60 of the fees you paid to join or renew. More details later….stay tuned!


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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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