Range Rules & Regulations

Download the Range Rules & Regulations form here.

009_web.jpgOur rifle range consists of 4 benches and back stops at 100, 200, 300, and 400 yards. We also have several steel silhouettes at various ranges. There are 3 trap ranges, two of which are overlaid with skeet and one overlaid with a 5 stand. Due to the layout of the new trap and skeet ranges there are times that the longer rifle ranges will be closed while the trap and skeet ranges are in use.

  1. All guns must be considered loaded at all times.

  2. Chamber ammo only at the firing line.

  3. Always wear eye & ear protection.

  4. Keep finger off the trigger until you're ready to fire.

  5. Keep your muzzle below the horizon & pointer down range. When taking a firearm to or from the firing line and when cleaning your gun keep the muzzle pointed in a safe direction.

  6. Absolutely no handling of firearms when shooters are down range.

  7. Never point a gun at anything you do not want to destroy.

  8. When guns are out of your vehicle or out of their case keep actions open.

  9. RIMG0927 317 (2) (1024x576) (400x225).jpgDuring cease fire - when the firing line is closed - guns must be unloaded. Actions must be locked or blocked, bolts open or out.

  10. Shoot only paper targets, steel silhouettes, or clay birds - no breakables (hard plastic, glass, etc). Do not shoot targets that explode unless approved by the club.

  11. Be sure of your target & what is beyond.

  12. No center fire rifles on the pistol or shotgun ranges.

  13. Ask permission of any firearm owner before you touch or handle a member's firearm.

  14. The first person at the shooting benches is the range master. If he leaves the next person that arrived is the range master etc...

  15. We will be installing a range-control flag at the front of the firing line at the rifle/pistol/muzzle loaders & shotgun ranges - all shooters must obey this control signal - flag down, range is open or hot - flag up, range is closed.

  16. The range master is in charge of opening & closing the firing line and range safety.

  17. Make safety a habit!!! Protect yourself, your fellow shooter, family & guests from accidents.

  18. When shooters are downrange on target changes or under closed conditions, no firearm at any firing point is to be touched or handled. This also means do not make any scope adjustments until all parties are behind the firing line.

  19. You may shoot biodegradable clay targets with rifles & pistols on each respective range (do not shoot clay targets in the air with rifle bullets). Do not shoot rifles at the clay target range. The pistol range is for pistols and rimfire rifles only.

  20. traprange_web.jpgThe club discourages driving vehicles down range. If necessary, you may drive to the 200 yard backstop and beyond, please stay on the established trail. Do not drive to the targets during wet conditions or when there is a possibility to damage the trail. All persons are expected to walk to the 100 yard ranges.

  21. Clean, clean, clean all trash you produce. Pick up your brass/trash when finished using the range. Good housekeeping should be followed. Besides the range is owned by someone else.

  22. Do not place loaded rounds in the trash cans (we burn trash).

  23. Do not use the gun club trash cans for personal trash.

  24. It takes a lot of work to replace the rifle range backstops - don't place targets on the wood posts or steel cross bars - only on the rubber belt part of the backstops.

  25. Clean all paper targets from backstops when finished.

  26. The range is bordered by active cattle range - farm animals have the right of way.

  27. No hunting wildlife on the property.

  28. No dogs allowed at the range.

  29. Starting 2003 club membership cards are to be either worn at the range or presented if asked by another club member.

  30. Starting 2003, each member will be required to read, initial and return the rules to the gun club. These are the safety rules that members must follow in conjunction with common sense.

  31. Do not give the gate combination number to non-members.

  32. IMG_0052_web.jpgWhen the club holds organized shoots, the public is welcome. Otherwise non-members are allowed only as a members guest.

  33. Members immediate family are welcome, but limit other guests to two per visit.

  34. Members are responsible for their guests following the clubs rules & regulations.

  35. Range opens 1/2 hour before sun up and closes 1/2 hour after sunset.

  36. No alcohol is to be consumed by a shooter while shooting on the range. After properly storing your firearms, after the event, and when the party starts, firewater may be consumed moderately if at all. Remember - who is driving home? Drinking alcohol while shooting is strictly prohibited.

  37. Please close & lock the gate when entering & leaving the range.

  38. Observe posted signs or directives.

  39. If you see members abusing the range rules or acting unsafely, speak to them in a courteous manner. Hopefully they will respond in a like manner.

  40. If you encounter non-members using the range, ask them to leave. Do not put yourself in harms way - write down a description of their vehicle and license plate number. Turn them into a club officer.

  41. Yellow PVC on steel fence posts marks the range boundaries. Do not trespass on neighbors property.


Emergency Phone Numbers:

Grand County Ambulance & Sheriff - 911 or 970-725-3343
Colorado State Patrol - 970-725-3393
Fire Emergency - 911
Gun Club Member & Neighbor to the Range - 970-724-9368

Events Coming Up

May 19
4:30pm - 5:30pm
May 20
4:30pm - 5:30pm
May 26
4:30pm - 7:00pm
May 27
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Jun 2
4:30pm - 5:30pm


I like being able to shoot and meet people of like mind, and ... you hear great stories.

Randy N.

I think this is a first class place and I'm proud to be a member. We have great amenities.

Rick h.

Blue Valley Sportsman Club is a fun, safe and enjoyable place to shoot and be a member of. The club is a great place to sharpen your shooting skills in the off season.

Dylan F.

It's a good place to shoot with good people.

Dave B.

I've made lots of new friends by being a member!

Sarah N.

As the local supervisor for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Blue Valley Sportsman Club has been a phenomenal partner. From our education events like Hunter Education classes, 4-H Shooting Sports, and ladies Cast and Blast workshops to partnering with Colorado Department of Transportation on the Safe Highway 9 construction project. I'm proud to be a member of the Blue Valley Sportsman Club!

Lyle S.