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


Hurray for Fall!  It’s a great time of year to be in Colorado – cooler weather, the Broncos and Avs are back in action, and here at Bristlecone we start gearing up for our busy retail and holiday season!  October is full of great deals and events for you to take advantage of at our facility.  Check out all the details below and make sure we’re part of your Fall plans this month!



October is a great time to join our Membership community.  This month only, we’re upping the ante on our referral bonus to $50!  Range time is so much more fun with friends and family.  If you’re already a Member, why not encourage someone to join this month and take advantage of this amazing opportunity.  Both the referring Member and the new Member will each get $50 when the new Member joins our community.  Check out all the different Membership options and benefits here, and then get together and come in and see us!


Ruger Days are 10/22 and 10/23 at Bristlecone!

Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. is one of the nation’s leading manufacturers of rugged, reliable firearms for the commercial sporting market. With products made in America, Ruger offers consumers almost 800 variations of more than 40 product lines. For more than 70 years, Ruger has been a model of corporate and community responsibility. Their motto, “Arms Makers for Responsible Citizens®,” echoes their commitment to these principles.  Did you know that Ruger is also the proud sponsor of several Bristlecone’s Youth Program classes?

We are excited to dedicate the weekend of 10/22 to this outstanding brand.  Ruger Firearms has declared 10/22 as the official day of Ruger paying homage to their historically phenomenal rimfire rifle!  Join us 10/22 and 10/23 (10/21 is Member preview day on the sale!) for a store-wide sale on everything “Ruger”, free Ruger rentals on the range, giveaways, a competition in the range and more!  Stay tuned to our social media channels and your email (if you’re on our mailing list!) for more details as we prepare to bring you an amazing weekend later this month.


As with every month, we’ve got a wide variety of classes, events and seminars for you to take advantage of this October.  Training is a big part of what we do at Bristlecone, and we’re dedicated to bringing you the best in curriculum and instruction available in the State. Here are a few classes and events happening this month outside of our regularly taught Intro, Intermediate and Concealed Carry classes that you may want to check out.  You can view our entire calendar by clicking here.

Classes and Calendar Events to consider this month:

Pistol Speed Dating October 5th, 8PM or 9PM

Pistol Speed Dating is an opportunity to find the perfect gun for yourself in an educational environment. Come for an hour and compare the fit, feel, and try some of the most popular guns on the market.


Clay Shooting Fundamentals October 16th, 9AM at Colorado Clays

The Clay Shooting Fundamentals class builds on the concepts learned in Intro to Shotgun and is then applied to shooting moving clay targets at our partner range Colorado Clays! Join us to find out why so many people enjoy this sport!


Shoot House ZOMBIE Shoot October 22, 5PM

At Bristlecone, we have our own Shoot House training environment to provide unique and translatable training to further your journey of self-defense… and it’s not every day that you get to shoot Zombies in it!


Halloween Low Light Bowling Pins October 24th, 5PM

Come have some fun and get in to the Halloween spirit during our regular Monday pin shoot turned “Halloween” on October 24th!  Registration opens 2 weeks prior to the event.


Read more and register for these fun events and classes here.



FREE Member’s Only Seminar:

Finding the Right Gun for You 

October 3rd  @ 6pm

One thing we love about the gun industry is that there are so many firearms out there for you to pick! But how do you choose the right gun for you? Figuring out which handgun you would like buy can be daunting and sometimes confusing! Come join us and learn tips and tricks on how to make the most informed choice when purchasing your next handgun.

**Registration required. Click here to register.**



FREE Member’s Only Seminar:

Concealed Carry Methods: Hands-On Demo

October 10th  @ 6pm

Now that you have your CCW permit, are you ready to carry your firearm? Come learn about the different ways you can safely conceal a firearm and you’ll get to see a demonstration of different types of holsters, on-body carry methods, and off-body carry methods. You’ll be able to put your hands on these different accessories and try them out with our plastic training guns. This will be a great opportunity for you to try before you buy!

**Registration required. Click here to register.**



Firearms Legal Protection Seminar

What Happens After the Shoot

(Open to everyone!!)

October 23rd  @ 10am     $10

There are many considerations after an event where you must protect yourself. Be prepared with accurate and effective knowledge to help you if you’re in that situation. Join us at Bristlecone for the Firearms Legal Protection seminar – What Happens After the Shoot and learn how to be better prepared for the aftermath of an incident.

**Registration required. Click here to register.**



We have an exciting announcement about a new program for Veteran’s that Bristlecone will be facilitating later this month.  Stay tuned to our social media channels and your email (if you’re on our newsletter list!) for more details on this amazing initiative with a Veteran’s Day 2022 official launch!