September Events at Bristlecone Shooting, Training & Retail Center in Lakewood, CO

It’s September and it feels like “Back to School” at Bristlecone because we have so many new and exciting classes on our calendar!  Training has been top-of-mind with most of our customers this summer, and we’ve stepped up to the plate with more class availability for our most popular beginner curriculum, as well as more options for those looking to advance their skills through next-level classes.  Check out the details on select classes below, or link to our full training calendar and register here.

NEW! Bristlecone Concealed Carry for Beginners $125

This is our standard Concealed Carry curriculum, except geared towards true beginners.  Our instructor will spend more time on the basics of pistol handling than they typically would in a CCW class in this special class created with new firearms owners in mind. So, in addition to learning what you need to know about carrying in Colorado, you’ll also gain some basic firearms knowledge. Register here.

NEW! Beginner Pistol Red Dot Class $145, Special Introductory Price of $125

This course is designed to help you take your precision and defensive shooting to the next level by incorporating an optic.  Just 2 hours and you’ll be on your way with more knowledge in this area.  Classroom and range time included.  Rental firearms with optics are available. Register here.

NEW! Basic Shotgun Cleaning $100

A shotgun is a great choice for sport shooting, hunting and home defense.  But if you don’t know how to clean and maintain it, it won’t do its job for you.  Join our Gunsmith, Nick DiPirro, as he teaches you the fundamentals.  Comprehensive cleaning kit included in the price of the class. Register here.

NEW! Intro to Reloading $100

Tired of the ammo shortage?  Looking to explore a new area of the shooting sports?  Instructor Lee Royse will walk you through this rewarding and cost-effective method of reloading your own ammunition.  If you have never reloaded before, this is the class to get you started. Register here.

Other things to check out on our calendar:

Glock Matches are back!  GSSF (Glock Shooting Sports Foundation) competitions are great for those who are new to competitive shooting.  Check them out and sign up here.

Bowling Pins are COMING BACK this fall!  Stay tuned to our social media channels for more details on dates and times…

“First Shots” programs for pistol, shotgun and rifle continue through September and October and are a great place to start as a new shooter!  For just $50, you get 2 hours of instruction, range time, firearm rentals and ammo included to help you get on your way to enjoying the shooting sports.

Watch for the October Zombie Shoots in our Shoot House Environment!


Whew! That’s a lot of new classes and matches returning to our calendar.  But that’s not all that’s happening at Bristlecone….

On the Range:

Sick of COVID-19?  Come in and shoot some virus targets!  Proceeds from these special target sales go to first responders, AND you get to take some aggression out doing what you love!  Virus targets are now available at the Bristlecone Range – come in and check them out!  


All month in September, our Gunsmiths are offering a $25 scope mounting when you purchase everything through Bristlecone.  That’s half price!  Just show proof of purchase at the Gunsmith window for the deal.


Did you know that The Reloading Zone offers Memberships?  And did you know that Bristlecone Members can add a Membership to The Reloading Zone for just $59 a year?  The Reloading Zone Membership gets you 5% off most merchandise that The Reloading Zone sells!  Call or come into The Reloading Zone for more details.