We are closing the Falcon Range on June 22 & 23. An unfortunate incident occurred between May 16 and 18, a large caliber bullet struck a home next to the microwave tower. The path of the bullet was in direct line with our rifle range. The bullet went through a window and a closet door across a playroom. This is not the first occurrence for these home owners, I talked with them at length, while not admitting fault I told them we would pay for the damages and investigate the incident. The wife was somewhat distraught because they are hosting their grand-daughter’s wedding in the room where the bullet went through; she asked if I would close the range for two days. At the regular Board meeting on Tuesday, we discussed the matter and closure approved.
We cannot afford this type of incident if we want to keep Falcon open. Some member violated basic safety protocols, was it an accidental discharge, was it deliberate, or just plain stupidity? Matters not because we will never know who was at fault, but it is a wake up call for all of us.
Martin Sobieraj, President
Long time Club member #17 William “Bill” MaGee passed away on June 3, 2018
The CMP is giving CMP affiliated clubs the opportunity to notify surrounding area clubs about their upcoming CMP Sanctioned Match.
The Colorado Rifle Club is holding a Carbine Match on June 16,2018. The location of the range is: Colorado Rifle Club in Byers, CO. Registration Begins: 9:00AM.
For more information you may contact the match director: Robert Rathburn at email@example.com.
Civilian Marksmanship Program
Program & Competitions Support
HANOVER RANGE is open! We dodged the fire again. Road closure barricades @ Old Pueblo Rd. and Hanover Rd. we just went around them
Sign up for workdays: firstname.lastname@example.org
FALCON MAY 19, 0900-1300 BBQ to follow
HANOVER JUNE 16 0900-1300
We have purchased a barn for members that do not wish to transport their frames to and from the range at Falcon. It is ready for use, we ask that you put your name and member number on the frame for identification and to ensure someone else doesn’t use them. Prop them against the walls neatly.
This is a honor system, the barn will not be locked.
Range Safety & Improvement Committee – Volunteers needed
At the most recent club meeting the board members heard the numerous concerns of members. With that in mind the FSC board is establishing a committee responsible for the planning and long-term implementation of safety upgrades and best practices. This will include range safety improvements, community outreach, record keeping, and safety plan procedures and documentation.
The committee will consist of at least three member volunteers and one board member.
Volunteers with backgrounds in project management, construction, long term planning and anyone with great organizational skills are preferred but everyone will be considered. Candidates should be good with conflict resolution. To minimize turnover and promote the continuation of the planned projects volunteers should view this as a long-term commitment. Time commitment overall should be minimal but there will be limited occasions requiring more work.
Committee members will be sent to the NRA Range Development & Operations Conference in Denver this coming October 6-8.
The immediate focus of the committee will be the Falcon range; however, this should not be taken as a slight to the Hanover range. The board is committed to the preservation and improvement of both locations. Both locations are necessary for the future of the club.
The point of contact for the committee is board member Neisha Heidelberg.
Note from Neisha: I am excited to be the boards representative for this vital project. I want to ensure the clubs future for my children and I think we have every chance of making it a certainty. There is some serious talent among the membership of Frontier Sportsman’s Club. I know we will do great things together.
We have renewed our Club’s CMP affiliation.
While there is NO construction going on at the 1000-yard range the following applies:
You must have written e-mail permission from the Club President to use the range. Shooters will be scheduled for 2-2 1/2 hrs. at a time, no drive in shooters allowed while scheduled shooter is on site.
Additional requirements/rules will be attached when permission granted.
The Board is trying to make available the resources that we have as soon as possible. We are all frustrated at the length of time that it is taking to construct the 1000-yard range. Please follow these procedures to ensure that the membership can continue to use the 1000-yard range.