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CardinalFJ60
09-22-2011, 11:31 AM
can anyone recommend any firearm safety classes or ranges that offer sessions like that? preferbly northside. I've done the google thing and have a list in front of me...but looking for experiences with one or another or a good referrel.

this club is close... http://www.boulderrifleclub.com/classes.html


After being out in the middle of nowhere/grizzly country - I kinda want to know how to safely use one of them things if needed. :o

Uncle Ben
09-22-2011, 11:53 AM
can anyone recommend any firearm safety classes or ranges that offer sessions like that? preferbly northside. I've done the google thing and have a list in front of me...but looking for experiences with one or another or a good referrel.

this club is close... http://www.boulderrifleclub.com/classes.html


After being out in the middle of nowhere/grizzly country - I kinda want to know how to safely use one of them things if needed. :o

Keep the noise hole opposite of your body!

nuclearlemon
09-22-2011, 12:16 PM
snowrun used to do training. if he can't do it, he'll be able to recommend someone.

Snowrun
09-22-2011, 12:25 PM
I can probably put something together. My issue I run into is getting a range. I am a member of a rifle club that will not allow their facilities to be used for profit.
Also are you more interested in learning safety or getting a certification for a CCW?

AHorseThief
09-22-2011, 12:26 PM
I'm liking the guys at BluCore (http://www.blucoreshootingcenter.com/), but they aren't terribly Northside being at Wadsworth and Jewell.

CardinalFJ60
09-22-2011, 12:44 PM
Also are you more interested in learning safety or getting a certification for a CCW?

Both, really. Any advice or recommendations on either/or/both? I assume the CCW cert. includes the safety stuff (??)

CardinalFJ60
09-22-2011, 12:48 PM
I'm liking the guys at BluCore (http://www.blucoreshootingcenter.com/), but they aren't terribly Northside being at Wadsworth and Jewell.

Lakewood ain't too far away...and they offer some good courses. (nice site, too).

Have you taken any courses through them?

AHorseThief
09-22-2011, 01:27 PM
I haven't personally taken any courses through them, although I likely will this winter. I have a buddy that took their pistol fundamentals class and really enjoyed it. He indicated that the instruction is very hands on and personal.

I've shot at the range a couple of times and can say from personal experience that the staff is great and the facility is really nice.

Snowrun
09-22-2011, 02:07 PM
Both, really. Any advice or recommendations on either/or/both? I assume the CCW cert. includes the safety stuff (??)
I am fond of Gunsmoke in Wheatridge for the CCW classes. Rich is a very experienced instructor(He taught under Jeff Cooper and was a master instructor for a metropolitan police department for years). I would go with one of his 3 day classes they are well worth the money. If you just want the cert for a CCW he teaches a one night glass for just about 100 bucks. Controversy and politics aside when you get him on the range he is one of the best pistol instructors in the country. I would give the class myself however it is a huge pain to find a range and classroom here in Denver. Most of them have instructors of their own and don't care to help the competition. As far a BRC I got a few of my instructor certs through them.

LETSROLL
09-22-2011, 02:09 PM
I did the BRC Personal Protection class last Winter. I liked it becaude they spend more time with you and you actually learn something. It's more than just the minimum you need to get your CCW. If you're on the north side, I'd recommend them strongly.

can anyone recommend any firearm safety classes or ranges that offer sessions like that? preferbly northside. I've done the google thing and have a list in front of me...but looking for experiences with one or another or a good referrel.

this club is close... http://www.boulderrifleclub.com/classes.html


After being out in the middle of nowhere/grizzly country - I kinda want to know how to safely use one of them things if needed. :o

AHorseThief
09-23-2011, 04:55 PM
I am fond of Gunsmoke in Wheatridge for the CCW classes. Rich is a very experienced instructor(He taught under Jeff Cooper and was a master instructor for a metropolitan police department for years). I would go with one of his 3 day classes they are well worth the money. If you just want the cert for a CCW he teaches a one night glass for just about 100 bucks. Controversy and politics aside when you get him on the range he is one of the best pistol instructors in the country. I would give the class myself however it is a huge pain to find a range and classroom here in Denver. Most of them have instructors of their own and don't care to help the competition. As far a BRC I got a few of my instructor certs through them.

How's Gunsmoke now that they are famous (http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2011/09/22/american-guns-tv-show/)? I haven't been up there in a few years, but they are a really good shop.

Snowrun
09-23-2011, 06:01 PM
How's Gunsmoke now that they are famous (http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2011/09/22/american-guns-tv-show/)? I haven't been up there in a few years, but they are a really good shop. I'll have to drop in an find out. If you end up in a class taught by him on the range I know it will be well worth your money.

Inukshuk
09-23-2011, 11:25 PM
After being out in the middle of nowhere/grizzly country - I kinda want to know how to safely use one of them things if needed. :o

Somebody done some shooting in Montana (Wyoming?) and liked it! :hill::hill:

bh4rnnr
09-24-2011, 12:53 AM
Somebody done some shooting in Montana (Wyoming?) and liked it! :hill::hill:

Bam! Bam! Bam!

Think (?) we were still in Montana.....

CardinalFJ60
09-27-2011, 05:54 PM
I just sent in my check to take the 4 session (12 hour) Personal/in home protection class that will also satisfy the CCW requiirements. By the end of Oct. I should have completed them.

Thanks for the advice on BRC (Boulder Rifle Club), as there are other courses without live fire in the area, but for someone like me I need all the practice and hands on experience I can get.

Uncle Ben
09-27-2011, 06:08 PM
Somebody done some shooting in Montana (Wyoming?) and liked it! :hill::hill:

You obviously were not on a Rising Sun trip! :rolleyes: BAM!

wesintl
09-27-2011, 06:11 PM
He's an outlaw...

CardinalFJ60
09-27-2011, 06:13 PM
yes. I'm officially and outlaw. however, I cannot confirm nor deny I was on a Rising Sun trip.

Uncle Ben
09-27-2011, 06:29 PM
yes. I'm officially and outlaw. however, I cannot confirm nor deny I was on a Rising Sun trip.

I absolutely and completely understand! :thumb::thumb: Interesting how more and more "unofficial" things are happening these days! :rolleyes:

Inukshuk
09-28-2011, 12:54 AM
You obviously were not on a Rising Sun trip! :rolleyes: BAM!

"NO" matter, "BY" the way, there's not a whole lotta "LAWS" IN MONTANA.

Legal initerpretations get more creative than Bill Clinton when in Montana on a retainer paid in Knob Creek.

BTW, FWIW, small cartridges with certain powder in them make cool pops when tossed in a Dakota Fire Hole. Just keep your nylon chairs at a fair distance.

JadeRunner
10-05-2011, 05:39 PM
Thanks for the tip Nick. I didn't know this place re-opened. I have been going there off and on since the 80's and they are near me.

I went there today to sight in my 30.06 on the 100 yard range and it was very nice. 30 range fee. A much better experience than Cherry Creek I tell ya. Looks like they give classes also.

I'm liking the guys at BluCore (http://www.blucoreshootingcenter.com/), but they aren't terribly Northside being at Wadsworth and Jewell.