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Old 02-26-2012, 07:31   #1
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Moving to Denver Area

Would anyone have reccomendations for good outdoor ranges in the north side (westminster, thornton)? I am quite spoiled by having an absolutely great range 3 miles from where I live now and am hoping to find one in my new home.
Web searches are depressingly thin.


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Old 02-26-2012, 07:47   #2
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I was raised in Littleton, but have not lived there for over 25 years.

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Old 02-26-2012, 10:51   #3
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Not much on the Northside of town. The Firing line in Aurora, The shootist in Englewood. (bad ventilation, essentialy in a basement) Blucore in Lakewood (will not let you open or conceal carry in their store, firearms must be cased.
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:24   #4
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There are no gun ranges to be found in Thornton. Your best option is to shoot at one of the public indoor ranges in the area.

The membership on all of the outdoor ranges that are anywhere near the Denver Metro area is capped. For many of them the wait time to be able to join their membership is several years.

There used to be a lot of public land areas where one could shoot for free but most of those have now disappeared.

The good news is that there are plenty of pistol and rifle matches in the Front Range area that are open to the public so that you can get some trigger time while a membership spot becomes available at one of the outdoor ranges.
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Old 02-26-2012, 20:02   #5
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Thank you for the info, and ouch.
Sounds like I either take day trips on the weekend to shoot, or I introduce myself in the match scene.
See you out there.
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Old 02-26-2012, 22:30   #6
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Check this link to the ECO page for information about pistol matches: http://www.ecouspsa.com/eco-new/index.htm

You are going to absolutely love Colorado!!
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Old 02-27-2012, 08:07   #7
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Drucker: For a great outdoor range try the Family Shooting Center at Cherry Creek State Park in Aurora. Unfortunately it is not close to Thorton, but if you go and shoot for a few hours it may be worth the trip. You can find information with a web page search.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:20   #8
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ranges

hey fellow colorado glockers

not sure if you guys and gals have found this place yey but...
there is a new indoor range/store/training facility in centennial
centennial gun store at arap/paris
i went in to take a ppek and see what they had
nice place
very friendly
they have ccw classes
which im taking in apr

drucker i live in thornton so even though its a drive trust me i know i work at arap/jordan area
might be worth checkin out

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Old 03-29-2012, 08:27   #9
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Check out blue core. Run by former cops and dixcount for military and police.
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Old 04-08-2012, 14:10   #10
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Thanks for the info mustangdan, I will check them out this coming weekend
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Old 04-27-2012, 13:54   #11
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See if this will help at all.
http://www.rmgo.org/index.php?Itemid=169

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Old 05-05-2012, 14:57   #12
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It's become harder and harder to find public land/outdoor shooting. Left hand (and all of boulder county) are closed do to fire hazzards

I think from Thornton area, either Pawnee or southsite may be closest
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Old 05-21-2012, 22:07   #13
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While not exactly an outdoor range you can shoot in the National Forest. I have brought a firearm along dispersed camping and got a little shooting in. There are some rules with being so far from trail, not shooting across water, across roads, etc. No range fees. You can check at one of the forest offices for more info. Not sure if fire conditions currently limit shooting, but you might want to check it out.
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Old 05-21-2012, 22:27   #14
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Blucore is pretty nice for indoor. I also highly recommend a trip up to Front Range Gun Club in Loveland. They have day passes and I shoot GSSF indoor there. Very clean. There is a new outdoor place somewhere near tritown I thought...

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Old 05-21-2012, 22:30   #15
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Nevermind its an indoor one called Trigger time. Longmont.

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Old 06-16-2012, 18:19   #16
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Thanks for all the information guys. This turned out to be a great place to live at. Found a few places to shoot and the drive (45min) is well worth it, plus since its in the mountains my wife diggs going with me.

Have to say my next search is finding a good, reasonably priced place to buy ammuntion and firearms locally. I made the mistake today of going into Gander Mountain, and while a good stock. hoooboy the prices, $699.99 for a Gen4 Glock 23. The salesman was none to happy with me when I asked why such a price when $525 was a fair rate, ohh well at least the wife found a floppy hat...
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Old 06-18-2012, 05:56   #17
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Thanks for all the information guys. This turned out to be a great place to live at. Found a few places to shoot and the drive (45min) is well worth it, plus since its in the mountains my wife diggs going with me.

Have to say my next search is finding a good, reasonably priced place to buy ammuntion and firearms locally. I made the mistake today of going into Gander Mountain, and while a good stock. hoooboy the prices, $699.99 for a Gen4 Glock 23. The salesman was none to happy with me when I asked why such a price when $525 was a fair rate, ohh well at least the wife found a floppy hat...
Guys up north seem to like Jensen Arms in Loveland a lot.
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:50   #18
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Jensen's is one of my favorite shops but lately I haven't been able to make it in so I don't know what ammo prices are.

If you're there take a walk down the shopping area and stop in Orchards Ace Hardware. My other favorite shop. Not always the lowest prices but nice people and they'll often bargain on guns.

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Old 06-19-2012, 18:15   #19
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order online buy a couple hundred worth at a time. midway usa is good. usually if you google midway usa promo code you can get 20-30$ off. plus you can order gear and accessories.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:40   #20
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New 877 Acre, State-of-the-Art, Range Coming to Colorado!

OK Colorado shooters - check out this new range that's coming really soon!

http://www.second-amendment.com

This is where I will be hang out as much as I can (at least till the wife realizes that I'm gone!)
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