Fort Carson Colorado Range Update!

Fort Carson Colorado Range Update!

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    Great local news!

    Gun enthusiasts should rejoice as three years of planning pays off Monday when work begins on the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Range, expected to open by the end of October.

    A joint project between El Paso County and Fort Carson, the public facility will be operated by military personnel.

    “It’s a win-win for all of us,” said Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson, Fort Carson’s commander. “Everybody gets to use it. It’ll be the best deal in town.”

    The shooting range is badly needed, said county commissioner chairwoman Amy Lathen.

    “The public will greatly benefit from this, as will our Sheriff’s Office,” Lathen said. “Deputies will have a quality place to practice.”
    Construction will occur in three phases. The first will include improving the access road to the facility and building six shooting ranges — three for pistols and three for rifles — with a total of 90 shooting positions. Firearms will be rented at the range and ammunition sold. A double-wide trailer will serve as the office for registration.

    The second phase will add a 10,000-square foot building with a restaurant, gift shop, lockers and classrooms for instruction in gun safety and usage.

    The third phase will add six shotgun ranges for trap and skeet.

    The county will set up a nonprofit called the Soldiers Friend Foundation to raise money for the next two phases of the range. A website will be created to handle donations.

    Barness said daily ($8-$10) and annual ($100-$150) passes will be available.
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    Great news! Nice to see positive collaboration between the mil and civilian sectors.
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    Much needed. A godsend to shooters in the area. My Castle Rock based kid is bound to love it.
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    Awesome! It'll be a trek but I might have to check it out when it opens. Thanks for the info!
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    My wife and I spend a lot of time in the Springs, we'll definitely check it out when it opens!

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