October at Bristlecone Shooting, Training & Retail Center in Lakewood, CO

There’s lots going on this month at Bristlecone!  From Halloween-themed range activities and competitions to new retail offerings, a Membership referral special and more – you’re sure to find something that piques your interest at your favorite range and retailer in CO!  Check out all the details below:

Range and Training

It’s all about “spooky” recreational shooting at Bristlecone in October!  We’ve got fun shoots and competitions for participants of all levels this month.  All of these events require pre-registration.  Spots are limited so that we can maintain appropriate social distancing, so don’t wait!  Sign up now and make sure you’re part of the fun in October.


ReACT (Recurrent Armed Combat Training) Shoot House  Zombie-fest

Our Shoot House is typically used for scenario-based training with Simmunitions modified firearms and ammunition.  But this month it’s been infested with Zombies!  Put your training to the test and battle your way through the shoot house environment, where our instructors and role-players are zombie-fied.  Simmunition firearms and ammunition provided and included in the price.  Read more and register here.

3-Gun Haunt

Come out and have some fun with all three firearms platforms on our haunted tactical range.  Beginners welcome.  You’ll be running through a modified and guided set of 3-gun stages on our Halloween-themed range.  Rental handguns, shotguns and rifles as well as ammunition are included in the price of admission.  Early sessions are “fun shoots”, last session is a competitive shoot.  Also, look for a special youth session on the calendar. Read more and register here

‘Rona Shoot

Sick of COVID?  So are we.  Fight back by coming in and slinging some lead for a good cause.  Our special “virus” targets are available all month for purchase (proceeds go to First Responders), but if you sign up for one of the ‘Rona Shoot events at the end of October, you’ll be participating in a competitive course of fire with targets set at 5, 12 and 19 yards.  Prizes awareded at the end of the night.  Great for all ages (10 and up).  Read more and register here. 

Rattling the Bones

*Must be holster qualified at Bristlecone to register and participate.  Hosted by Kevin McDonald, our Lunchtime Locked & Loaded and Tactical Pistol instructor.  Join us for a downrange, move and shoot adventure with a spooky theme.  Competitive stage design, black lights and more!  Read more and register here.

Glock Matches are Back!

We’ve been missing all of our Glock-fanatic competitive shooters.  Now that we’ve developed a socially responsible way to run these matches, they are back on the calendar!  10/14, 10/28 and 11/11.  Sign up here.  For those of you that aren’t familiar with this type of competition, Glock matches (sponsored by GSSF – Glock Sport Shooting Foundation) are a great place to start if you’re looking to enter the world of competitive shooting.  All courses of fire are run from the shooting booth.  You have to be shooting a Glock, but we have plenty to rent if you don’t have your own.  You can check out a lot more details on the GSSF website here.

Bowling Pin Matches are Back!

We’ve ALSO been missing our bowling pin Monday night crew!  Again, now that we have a socially responsible way to run these regular shoots, they are back on the schedule EVERY OTHER MONDAY.  Make sure you’re signing up in advance by calling 303.985.0989 to secure your spot.  AND… check out our special Glow in the Dark Halloween week Bowling Pin Shoot on 10/26.



We love our Members at Bristlecone!  And… we love when they share us with their friends and family.  Remember to take advantage of our Fall referral special; in addition to our regular $25 gift card bonus for referring a new Member, until October 15th we are offering both the new and existing Member three (3) additional guest passes!  That’s a total of $85 in incentives!  Reach out to our Director of Membership, Jennifer Stitt (jstitt@bristleconeshooting.com), with questions or to redeem your gift card and guest passes.

As the weather gets cooler, our range gets “hotter” with more activity.  Remember that Members can make reservations up to two weeks in advance.  Make sure your lane is ready and waiting for you when you arrive!

If you’re interested in a Membership, our Director of Membership, Jennifer Stitt, is always willing to set an appointment to give you a tour.  You can reach out to her with all of your questions at jstitt@bristleconeshooting.com.

And… as a special “Thank You” to our Members and all of our customers, keep an eye on our social media channels for a special “Thank You Thursday, Glocktober-Style” later this month.


Keep an eye on our retail area for more firearms inventory, a great new selection of Bristlecone apparel, new product lines and more – all coming in October.


October is Glocktober in our Gunsmith Shop.  To support one of our favorite manufacturers this month, our Gunsmiths are offering a $20 sight installation on Glocks  when the sights are purchased at Bristlecone. This offer is good 10/12 – 10/17 or while supplies last.  All you need to do is bring the proof of purchase for your sights to show the Gunsmith.

Looking Towards November….

Bristlecone is partnering with Houses for Warriors to host a socially responsible fundraiser on November 8th.  Stay tuned for information on how to register for the event and competition, as well as how to contribute.