Don’t Look Now….It’s November!

November and the holiday season are upon us!  Have you seen your first holiday commercial or heard that first bit of music yet?  We feel like it gets earlier and earlier every year.  We can’t wait to get in to “full holiday mode”, but we’ve got some important things happening at your favorite range and retailer in Lakewood before we can officially shift gears.  Take a look at everything that’s happening in November below!


Veterans Day Event 11/11 5-8PM

Join us on Friday 11/11 from 5-8pm at Bristlecone Shooting for an evening dedicated to recognizing our local Veteran community and launching VetStore, a community-based initiative benefitting local Veterans and their families.


Enjoy delicious food from Chey Fu’s and Street Eats food trucks on-premises, as well as brews from Launch Pad Brewery who will be pouring a great selection for you after you’re finished having fun in the range!


Register here for a special competition in the range with proceeds going to Colorado Veterans Project, a 501c3 whose mission is to enhance pride and patriotism in all Coloradans by building a stronger, more supportive community around our Veterans. Prizes for the winner of each division include Bristlecone Gift Cards, SWAG and ammo!


About VetStore:

VetStore is a community-based initiative aimed at providing flexible, secure storage solutions to Veterans and their families.  Through this program, local firearm stores and ranges can provide free in-home and out-of-home secure storage options facilitated by a trusted community partner.


Bristlecone Black Friday Blowout

Holiday Kick-off Manufacturer Day 11/19!

This is going to be an event for the history books to kick off our week of Black Friday deals and get your holiday season rolling!  You don’t want to miss it, so mark your calendars.  We’ll have the following exciting manufacturers on site on 11/19, with demos, special pricing and more….

  • Vortex
  • Smith & Wesson
  • Sig Sauer
  • Staccato
  • Springfield Armory
  • Mossberg
  • HK
  • Shadow Systems
  • Streamlight

You’ll want to be here on 11/19 to meet the manufacturer reps and try their latest and greatest on the range, but if you can’t make it, don’t worry!  We’ll still have all of their special pricing in place through Sunday 11/20.

Black Friday Deals! all. week. long.

Starting 11/21, we’re all in on tons of amazing Black Friday deals throughout the store!  Shop anytime 11/21 through 11/27 for great pricing on everything under our roof.*

Black Friday Competition Sponsored by Vortex

Join us on Friday 11/25 to burn off some of that Turkey in the range with a fixed position match (similar to GSSF). The match will start at 10:00am and run until 1:30pm. Prizes will start at 2:00pm.

You have 2 options to pay your registration fee ($25 per division entry)
Call – 303-985-0989
In Store- 12105 W Cedar Drive Lakewood Co 80228
Be sure to notify the sales associate how many divisions you are paying for.

If you have questions in the meantime, please email

4 divisions: Iron sights pistol, red dot pistol, PCC, rifle. Each participant can shoot the course of fire once per division entry. The average score will be taken. No .22LR permitted at this match.

Required equipment:
– Firearm most appropriate for your division
– 100 rounds of ammo
– At least 2 magazines (3-4 preferred)
– Eye/ear protection
– Range appropriate clothing

Volunteers needed to help score targets – if you volunteer, you get 1 free division entry. Contact to sign up to volunteer or if you have questions.

November Membership Deal

Not much out there beats a Bristlecone Membership as the “perfect gift”.  This year, we’re offering our most popular Membership promotion for THE WHOLE MONTH OF NOVEMBER -not just during our Black Friday Extravaganza!  Purchase any Membership in November and get 3 extra guest passes on top of the standard 6!  That’s a $60 value and a total of 9 times that you can share the Bristlecone experience with friends and family for FREE.

You can take a look at all the Membership benefits and options here.  Or, come in and we’ll give you a tour!  Whether you’re considering a Membership for yourself or your family, or thinking about a Membership as a gift, this deal is the best one we offer all year.



Training Gift Cards

We rolled out our new Training Gift Cards in October and they’ve been a big hit!  These cards give you the opportunity to give the gift of training this year with confidence.  Training Gift Cards are good for Bristlecone classes or private instruction, and are perfect when you’re not sure which class or training style would be best for the recipient.  You can pick them up in-store or on our website here.

Reloading Zone Classes

Did you know that The Reloading Zone offers classes?  They can teach you the fundamentals of pistol, rifle and precision rifle reloading in the classes they teach each month.  You’ll learn the basics of reloading ammunition from cleaning and preparing the casings to actually loading rounds!  Check out the training calendar here for all the details and to register.

Tactical Pistol Training

Our regular Tactical Sustainment Pistol sessions are moving back to midday Thursdays, and Lunchtime Locked and Loaded is back!  If you know, you know….. and if you don’t but you’re interested in taking your pistol training to the next level, definitely check out these sessions.

Be sure to check our Training Calendar for all the details on the time and session structure updates.

Here some general info on these sessions:  Want to practice the skills you learned in our Tactical Pistol classes? Come work with our instructors and learn new drills! During each sustainment session, the instructors run various downrange drills that reinforce specific skills taught in Bristlecone’s Tactical Pistol classes. These are exercises that you don’t get to do on your regular trip to the range so join our expert instructors for an hour to practice and have fun!


*The Bristlecone facility will be closed on Thanksgiving day (11/24).