Dec 102013
 

Free Safety Class Logo
Pueblo Municipal Shooters, Inc Board of Directors approved on Monday night a proposal by Chief Range Safety Officer,  Rick Sindeband to have the Free Gun Safety Classes required for all new members starting January 2014. The gun safety program covers range specific rules,gun safety rules,proper gun handling, and general topics that all safe shooters need to understand. Also approved at that time was permission to ask offenders of major rules to attend the class and become trained in the range specific rules and general safety rules that we all should be handling firearms with. In the past each new member was given a summary of the rules during new member orientation, but this was found to be inadequate and needed to be improved. Class takes 2.5-3 hours and will be held several times each month. There is no cost for this program for members and non-members alike. RSO’s (Range Safety Officers) and PMS Certified Instructors will be instructing these classes that do not qualify the attendee for a concealed handgun permit.

Jul 082012
 

Several events have happened this week and I thought maybe a quick review would be in order of some of the safety rules that we have in place at Pueblo Municipal Shooters Inc.

pistol in slide lock

  • First one is the gun out of the holster or gun case anywhere in the building except in the shooting booth. This is a big safety violation. You can not have a naked gun (one that is out of a holster or gun case) anywhere except in the shooting booth. There are no exceptions to this rule. YOU CAN NOT PASS A GUN BETWEEN BOOTHS, or WALK FROM THE BACK BENCH TO THE BOOTH WITH AN UN-CASED OR UN-HOLSTERED GUN.  This includes .22 cal rifles, they must be un-cased in the shooting booth.
  • Second one is muzzle always pointed down range  this one is a problem all the time. People tend to hold semi-auto pistols directions other than down range when loading and unloading. Remember to load and unload with the pistol pointing down range. Some find it easy to turn sideways point the pistol down range and load or unload. Remember when not shooting to have your pistol in slide lock with the ejection port up on the bench. Revolvers should have the cylinder open or in the case of a single action revolver the loading gate should be open. These guns on the bench should always be pointing down range, not left and right.
  • This one may seem simple but you can not go down range to retrieve any brass or targets at any time. Even if the range is empty and no one else is there. We have brooms and rakes if you can not reach with these tools leave the items down range.
  • The last one is an administrative item. If you bring a guest you must fill out a guest form in the wavier book. Do no put them in the sign in rooster for members.
Help keep our range a great place to shoot and remind those around around you of these simple rules.
Sep 072013
 

Springfield XDS Recall Please Read

ATTENTION

Springfield Armory®

3.3 XD-S™ SAFETY RECALL

Springfield has determined that under exceptionally rare circumstances, some 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm and .45ACP caliber pistols could experience an unintended discharge during the loading process when the slide is released, or could experience a double-fire when the trigger is pulled once. The chance of these conditions existing is exceptionally rare, but if they happen, serious injury or death could occur.

STOP USING YOUR 3.3 XD-S™ 9mm or .45ACP PISTOL AND CAREFULLY UNLOAD IT! 

 

Visit www.springfield-armory.com for further information about this safety recall. You can reach the Springfield Armory Call Center at 800-680-6866.  

Aug 052013
 

Women on Target

NRA Foundation

 

 

 

 

       The NRA Foundation and Women on Target™ Presents

A Women Only Firearm Shooting Instructional Clinic

Saturday, September 21, 2013 -7:30 a.m.(sign in) – 5:00 p.m.

At Cactus Flats Shooting Range

4612 County Rd. 123, Penrose, CO

From Pueblo go west on US 50, turn North (right) on Phantom Canyon Rd., go 1 ½ miles, turn right,
and drive ½ mile and turn right and go in under the iron gate of Cactus Flats Range, go to Range office.

Haven’t shot before??  There’s no time like the present … Learn from experienced instructors in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere.  Women of all ages are invited to participate, regardless of skill level or experience. We will cover Rifles, Pistols, Shotguns,  Archery and Survival. Please come join us for learning, fun and meet some new friends!

You will learn: Safe Gun Handling Skills; Ammunition Basics; Fundamentals of Marksmanship and Much More!

A variety of firearms will be available for your use.

Ammunition, targets, ear and eye protection will be provided.

Please dress for the weather and active participation!

 

Class size is limited to 50 Participants

A Fee of $85 is required by September 15, 2013 to confirm your reservation.

Cancellations September 15, 2013 or after will receive 50% refund.

Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

 

For more info:    Application Link

Mail application with $85 fee paid to: Linda Hill, P.O. Box 7200, Pueblo West, CO 81007

Please make checks payable to Linda Hill.

For More Info:

Linda Hill @ 719-547-1934 or 719-568-2491
Cheri Armstrong@ 719-248-3780

Jun 192013
 

concealed carry law and legalConcealed Carry- Law and Legal Education

This training is supplemental training and does not qualify you for a concealed carry permit.

The class will be held Sunday July 28th at 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Pueblo Municipal Shooters. If you have never experienced a class put on by Patrick Watts you have missed some great Concealed Carry training. His criminal code and concealed class is one you will want to attend. Patrick is a retired Deputy Sheriff from Arizona and as such has trained close to 5000 people in his 32 year law enforcement stint in Arizona. He is an NRA Certified Police Firearm Instructor, an Arizona Post Certified Police Firearms Instructor, an Arizona Department of Public Safety Certified CCW Instructor,and a Bondurant Certified High Speed /Pursuit Driving Instructor just to name a few. The Concealed Carry law and legal class is raw and real. Some of the stories he tells and the verbage used are just to good to be true. You definitely will come away with some information that you need to know.

Concealed Carry Law and Legal Info you Need to Know

One of the things I preach to my students is that every individual that carries a concealed handgun or keeps a gun for self protection needs to know the rules.  It is each individual’s responsibility to be sure what they are doing is within the law and with that knowledge be more articulate about these issues and be better able to explain one’s actions should that time ever come.

Concealed Carry Law and Legal education for $15……

This training is supplemental training and does not qualify you for a concealed carry permit.

Pueblo Municipal Shooters sponsors this class about once every 3 months and Patrick does it for a fund raiser for them. At $15 its a steal and a lot of information for the buck. A concealed carry law and legal class like this would cost much more money if you took it somewhere else.

NEW COLORADO LAWS EFFECTIVE 7/1 WILL BE COVERED

This is a prerequisite for some advanced NRA Courses.

Please register below no phone calls please class size will be limited to the first 40 people.

You must be pre-registered for this class. Sign Up today.

 

 

Apr 282013
 

Gun SafetyGun Safety at Public Ranges

At the beginning of the year, our (RSOs) Range Safety Officers met and decided they would like to see some form of gun safety training available to the public that shoots on public nights (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 7-9 pm). We decided as a group that the NSSF (National Sports Shooting Foundation) Range Safety video should be available to watch on those nights so we installed a TV to do that and it has worked well. The second part of our plan was to have 3 Hours of Gun Safety Training at no cost covering things such as range specific safety rules, general gun safety rules , and proper gun handling skills both revolver and semi-automatic. In March and April we held 2 classes of 10 people mostly made up of members from (PMS) Pueblo Mnicipal Shooters Inc.  to test our program and see what would be necessary to run it. The program was a big success and everybody thought it was great. The first 20 people who were mostly members said that they had learned some very beneficial safety information and that they thought it was going to make them better members and more aware of how members and public shooters should be safe at a public range. Most commented that they wondered why it was not mandatory for members to have this training? We will be working the program in the future by running one class a month with the help of our volunteers. This first test program was developed by Rick Sindeband, Linda Hill, Steve Worley, and Dan Heaney. Sign up for the next class we will be starting a new one soon

Mar 172013
 

Women on Target

NRA Foundation

 

 

 

The NRA Foundation and Women on Target™ Presents A Women Only Firearm Shooting Instructional Clinic

Saturday, May 11, 2013 -7:30 a.m.(sign in) – 5:00 p.m.
4612 County Rd. 123, Penrose, CO
From Pueblo go west on US 50, turn North (right) on Phantom Canyon Rd., go 1 ½ miles, turn right,
and drive ½ mile and turn right and go in under the iron gate of Cactus Flats Range, go to Range office.

Haven’t shot before?? There’s no time like the present … Learn from experienced instructors in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere. Women of all ages are invited to participate, regardless of skill level or experience. We will cover Rifles, Pistols, Shotguns, Archery and Survival. Please come join us for learning, fun and meet some new friends! You will learn: Safe Gun Handling Skills; Ammunition Basics; Fundamentals of Marksmanship and Much More!
A variety of firearms will be available for your use. Ammunition, targets, ear and eye protection will be provided.

At Cactus Flats Shooting Range

Please dress for the weather and active participation!

FOR Advanced/Returning Participants: We will be offering a full day NRA Shotgun course with a certificate. Cost will be the same as the event cost. Maximum of 10 participants: your firearm, our ammo. 1st come, 1st served. Class size is limited to 50 + 10 in Shotgun Class

A Fee of $85 is required by May 1, 2013 to confirm your reservation. Cancellations May 1, 2013 or after will receive 50% refund.Spaces will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

For more info:    Application Link

Mail application with $85 fee paid to: Linda Hill, P.O. Box 7200, Pueblo West, CO 81007

Linda Hill @ 719-547-1934 or 719-568-2491
Chris Lytle @ 719-647-1908 or 719-338-3930