Category Archives: Training/Instruction

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.


Rifle Tube Refresh Update!

Shooting room 8-16-2016 (Medium)
First!  Thanks again for all of you who have helped on the rifle tube refresh.

I have done an orientation with about 70 % of the qualified rifle tube shooters at the club and in the tube so far.  If you have not done it yet, then please get down to one of my planned orientations and let me go over with you.  If you have schedule issues, then please contact me and I will set up to meet you.   I still have not had time to get the online stuff written and set up.

We have had a lot of shooters through since we opened Saturday 7/23/2016.  As of Tuesday, 8/30/2016,  members had recorded 159 different firearms used in the tube.  (hopefully that is all of them being recorded)  I am working on getting the totals of the number of rounds and weights into a spread sheet.

We have had both the target holding sticks shot once and one shot hit on the upper bullet deflector and one shot hit the roof of the tube in front of the antenna for the camera network.  ???  The west chronograph light frame has been shot once and pieces are stuck in the wall insulation just past the end of it.

Target Picturre 8-16-16 (Medium)The camera has really been a big hit with most shooters.  We have really found it to be useful at the 25 yard line and in the room when we did a couple of tube qualifications.  I installed an additional power plug and a Wi-Fi extender over the inside of the tube door and now we have really good signal all the way to the parking lot.  It will show up as BullseyeCam112057_Ext and uses the same password as the base Wi-Fi: 
) when you go to connect to the camera system.

Clean and dirty filtr 8-22-16 #1 (Medium)The original two air filters completely blocked up in a month. We had expected the first set to block early due to all new dusty rubber and the powdered chemical being loose at the beginning.    I changed them Monday, 8/22/2016, and the new ones are already black on the bottom   We may eventually need to change to a four filter array if they keep blocking up so fast.  We have the space, just a half day of work to remove the existing one and make the new one.

Rubber 8-28-2016 #1 (Medium)
The rubber has not moved nearly as much as I feared and does not show a real need so far to be shoveled or pushed back up.  There are the two side hot spots and one in the center (as quite a few people put a target there) that show up but are not big pits yet..

This is a unique rifle tube  and backstop and vent system and we will be tweaking  things for a while.  Let me know if you notice anything that needs work or to be changed.  If you don’t let us know about it, we can’t fix or improve it.

I put a new record book in for ONLY guests to sign in and to record any damage or maintenance that needs to be done.

We have a lot of little things still to do when we get time in the future.  If you want to do any more just let me know when and what you can help do.

David Burch
Rifle Tube Coordinator


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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