Facilities at the Association’s property include:
- Clubhouse with attached 50 foot indoor pistol range
- Trap range with 4 houses
- Skeet range with 1 field
- Rifle range with target stands at 25, 100 and 200 yards plus heated indoor and outdoor concrete shooting benches
- Long-range rifle range equipped with concrete benches and target stands at 300 and 600 yards
- Outdoor pistol range with electronic turning target stands at 25 and 50 yards. Includes shooter position shelter.
- At the west end of the complex are five earthen berm bays of varying width and depth for handgun and light rifle shooters, principally used by the IPSC group and law enforcement agencies for training.
- Archery range is a work in progress.
Members have full access to all facilities with the exception of Trap and Skeet. Equipment at those ranges requires knowledge and familiarity prior to use.
Some ranges may be closed on a daily basis because of scheduled events or other use conflicts.
Four trap houses, 3 of which house the older Winchester hand-load trap with the fourth housing a relatively new (2006) automatic PatTrap.
This range is named the Keith Stegall Trap Range in memory of one of the founding fathers of the Association. Keith was a local gun maker who made custom rifles in his small home-based shop. He was also a dedicated Trap shooter and organized and ran registered trap meets twice a year for many years. The meets were hugely successful and often attracted up to 100 shooters from all over Colorado and nearby states.
Only informal trap shooting is presently held on the range. During the summer months, May to September, we shoot at 5:30 each Wednesday afternoon. Ladies shoot trap Thursday afternoons at 5:30.
A single skeet range was constructed during late summer 2005. The skeet machines were upgraded to Mattarelli machines in the spring of 2008.
Construction is on-going at the range.
We shoot informal skeet on Saturdays and Sundays. During the cooler spring, fall, and winter days, we shoot at 1:00 p.m. and switch to 9:00 a.m. once the weather warms up. During spring, summer, and fall months, we also shoot skeet on Thursday afternoons at 5:30.
There are two separate rifle ranges. One has target stands at 25, 50, 100 and 200 yards and includes a rifle house with concrete shooting benches as well as an exterior bench and concrete walkway to the 100 yard targets.
The 600 yard range has target stands at 300, 400, and 600 yards with shooting benches at the parking area. Be alert accessing the range and assure it is not in use before you drive onto the range. The range is open anytime except when skeet and trap are being used.
There are two separate pistol ranges, an outdoor and an indoor.
The outdoor range has target stands at 25 and 50 yards along with a sheltered firing line. It is principally set up for Bullseye Pistol but hosts other disciplines as well.
Our 9-position 50 foot indoor pistol range is used mainly during the winter months and for training (Pee-Wee Gun Club and others). The range is heated and has an air-handling system for fume removal. The initial backstop is special ballistic rubber blocks with an additional steel backstop.
Both ranges are open for Members and guests.
At the west end of the complex is five earthen berm bays of varying width and depth for handgun and light rifle shooters. Some have steel targets in place. Only handguns can be used on the steel targets. Plan on bringing your own targets, target standards and backers.
The Gunnison Sportsmen’s Association is pleased to announce that we have received a grant from the Friends of the NRA for establishment of an Archery range. The range is located between the clubhouse and outdoor pistol range. There you will find static targets from 20 to 40 yards.
Archery is a life time sport for all ages. It can be enjoyed at the club with separate access from the regular shooting areas, so both young and old can enjoy the experience without worry. We have attracted our local youth archers from 4H, the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP), and the Boy/Girl Scouts. We also envision having the facilities in the future to have formal and impromptu 3D shoots and tournaments, which provide great practice and entertainment for all involved.
Access to the Archery range is available to all dues paying members.
The Archery range is a work in progress. Members are encouraged to participate in its development.