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Bowling Pin Shooting Competition

**Our Bowling Pin Matches have been suspended until further notice due to COVID-19**

Every Monday 5PM and 7PM.  Call 303-985-0989 to register. $15 for Monday Night Pin Shoot. Due to limited capacity, no shows will not receive a refund, however substitutions are allowed. Bowling pin practice is held every Monday from 4-5PM on the range.

What you’ll need:

  • Pistol or revolver of your choice. Caliber must be 9mm or greater for semi-automatics and .38 special or greater for revolvers
  • 100 – 150 rounds

What is not permitted:

  • Optics
  • Compensators
  • Silencers

How the match works:

Bowling Pin matches are bracketed head-to-head double elimination competitions.  There will be 2 brackets (winner and loser), with the main bracket consisting of 24 shooters. There is a handicap system in place to ensure a fair match.

Shooters are required to wait at the firing line in the “high ready” position with their firearm safely pointed down range, safety on, and index finger outside the trigger guard until the start is signaled.  The competitor that knocks all of their pins completely off the table first wins the head to head round. The winner moves to the winner bracket and the loser moves to the loser bracket, but can still compete until he/she has 2 losses.

Prizes will be provided by Bristlecone Shooting nightly.  Come show us your competitive side!

USPSA Matches

**Our USPSA Matches will resume beginning 5/21 under our new Social Distancing-appropriate structure.  Read more here

Third Thursday of each month at 6PM.  $22.50 for Members, $25 for Non-Members. Call 303-985-0989 to register.

What you’ll need:

  • Your safety card for USPSA matches.  Bristlecone offers a Introduction to Competitive Shooting class that will teach you the necessary skills and get you your safety card if you don’t already have one.

How the match works:

USPSA sanctioned match.  4 stages run on our tactical and pistol bays.  Shooters should arrive at 5:30 for registration with a Shooter’s Meeting starting promptly at 6PM.

GSSF League Matches

We are excited to introduce GSSF Matches at Bristlecone! The GSSF League Match is a series of three matches conducted over a 3-month period. Participants must be current GSSF members and compete in two of the three matches to qualify for plaques and prizes. If you are not currently a member, you may join on-line at this web-site (, or upon registration at a GSSF League Match. An annual GSSF membership costs only $35.00 for new members and $25.00 for renewing members and allows you to compete in any GSSF match. Competitors may shoot ANY GLOCK pistol. The Lewis Prize Allocation system is used to distribute awards as equitably as possible. Each separate pistol used during the match will be a separate entry. Your two best scores of each entry during the series will be totaled and averaged at the end of the 3-match series. If a shooter competes in only two matches, his/her scores for each entry are totaled and divided by two. If a shooter competes in all three matches, his/her best two scores for each entry are totaled and divided by 2. The result is one final score for each entry, which is then listed in the overall order in which he/she finished. The overall list is then divided into thirds, with the top one-third considered “A Class,” the second one-third is “B Class,” and the final one-third is “C Class.” Plaques are awarded to the top competitor of each class. Unlimited Class is available for non-stock GLOCK Pistols. Call 303.985.0989 to register 1 gun BSTRC Member $182 guns BSTRC Member $251 gun BSTRC non Member $202 gun BSTRC non Member $30