August is National Shooting Sports Month!

August is here and we are happy to be celebrating the joy of the shooting sports alongside ranges and retailers all over the country! 

People can go target shooting year-round, but the month of August is National Shooting Sports Month— a time for the community of firearms owners to celebrate and enjoy the shooting sports with friends,
family and newcomers they want to introduce to these lifetime activities.  So, grab a friend or family member and bring them to Bristlecone for one of the many events, classes and specials we have planned this month!


Refer a Friend or Family Member

Coming to the range is so much more fun with someone you enjoy hanging out with.  This month if you’re a Bristlecone Member and you refer someone who ends up joining too, we’ll give you both a $50 Bristlecone Gift Card!*  You both win when you introduce someone to the range with the most Member benefits in the State, so don’t miss out on the opportunity to make some extra money in the process.


Youth and Community Opportunities

Youth Pistol, Youth Rifle, and Youth Shotgun

Bristlecone offers multiple levels of classes across each of these platforms.  With sessions throughout the month of August, you have lots of options to get your young shooting sports enthusiasts involved this summer.  When kids start asking questions, it is time to start teaching them about firearm safety. By allowing them to learn in a fun and safe environment, kids will learn to appreciate safety, care, and explore the fun aspects of shooting.  Each 2-hour class is run by our certified instructors and includes both classroom and time on the range.  Participants must be at least 10 years old.  Read more and register here.

Family Intro to Firearms Course Sponsored by Ruger – $50 August 4th, 13th, and 29th.

During this class, students will learn how to safely handle Pistols, Rifles, Shotguns, and Muzzleloaders. The curriculum is geared towards beginner shooters of all ages (10 and up) with limited to no experience with firearms handling. Classroom and live fire range time included. Students will gain a fundamental understanding of the different types of firearms, as well as respect for safety, operations of various actions, safe storage options, and basics of ballistics.  More details and register here.

NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation) First Shots Events – $50 August 21st (rifle), 28th (shotgun), and 29th (handgun)

You never forget your First Shots! Learn about the sport of target shooting at Bristlecone Shooting, Training & Retail Center. Take your first leap in to this exciting and educational sport in a non-intimidating, customer service and safety focused environment at Denver’s best upscale indoor shooting range, retail and training center!

These 2-hour courses with range time are sponsored by the National Sports Shooting Foundation! Firearms, ammunition, eye and ear protection, and targets are all included in the price of the classes! We only ask you wear range appropriate clothing (closed toed shoes and shirts with crew neck or higher).  More details and register here.


FREE Members-Only Educational Seminars

We love our Members at Bristlecone!  One way we are “showing the love” this month, is by bringing back our free Members-only Educational Seminars.  These 1-hour sessions focus on hot training topics and are exclusively for our Members – just one of the many perks that they enjoy here at the club.  Our August topics include:

Tactical Pistol Series 8/8 5PM

Why is it important to perform techniques a specific way? What are good exercises I can do at home to get ready for the next level? What do we learn in Tac Pistol?

If you have asked yourself any of the questions about pistol shooting, come to the Seminar with Kevin McDonald, our Tactical Pistol Series Instructor and we will cover some of the ways you can train at home and grow your skill set with handguns both inside and outside of the classroom.


Concealed Carry and Biological Responses to Stress 8/8 6PM

What is it like to be in a life-threatening situation? What will I feel? How do I overcome the some of the challenges I will experience, like loss of gross motor skills, time dilation, and memory distortion?

As Concealed Carry Permit Holders, defenders of households, and competitive shooters, we face stresses every day. Being able to function through stressful situations is not something people rise to, rather we fall back to the level of our training. If you have asked yourself any of the questions above, come to the Seminar with Steve Hartel, one of our Senior Concealed Carry Instructors and we will cover some of the ways you can train at home and on the range.


Home Defense – Home Security Assessment 8/15 5PM

What does it mean to diagram a home? How can I make it more secure without it costing me a fortune? When do break-ins typically occur, night or day?

When it comes to home defense, there are a lot of things we can do to protect our houses, townhomes, and apartments. Come to our one-hour seminar with Filipp Dedogryuk, one of our Home Defense Instructors and learn about diagraming a home, understanding a target package, and grab a worksheet on how to design your home defense plan and employ preventative measures of home defense.


Registration is required for the FREE events.  Members Only – please register here.  Stay tuned to learn more about topics in September and October!


Summer Member Special

We’ve loved having our Summer Members as part of our family these last few months!  If you’re a Summer Member, we hope you enjoyed your time at Bristlecone so much that you won’t want to leave when your Summer Membership expires after Labor Day.  To give you some extra incentive to stay a part of our community and join as a year-round Member, we’ll apply the $75 you spent on your Summer Membership to your year-round Membership fees if you choose to stay!  Just convert your Membership before September 7th to take advantage of this deal.


*Referral bonus applies to new members only.  Does not apply to renewals or Summer Memberships.  Not valid with any other offers.