What is the Women's Program?
The women's practice is a dedicated time for women to build their pistol shooting skills on the indoor range at the Boulder Rifle Club. There will be targets set up, and female program directors there to assist with any pointers or other educational feedback. Since this is a program for women designed by women - your feedback is always important as we continue to design the program to fit your needs!
Do I need to be an experienced shooter to participate?
While this program is designed to build your skills on the range, a basic knowledge of the safe handling of your pistol is required. This program is not intended for first-time shooters and we would recommend seeking some preliminary one-on-one instruction on basic pistol handling before attending this program as a participant. It is not necessary that you are an expert, but you should be able to safely load, unload, fire and otherwise handle your gun and other equipment.
How old must you be to participate in the woman's programcw?
As a general rule, we prefer that the young woman be at least 14 years old to participate. Exceptions may be made for younger shooters if they have participated in an instructional program like the Boulder Rifle Club's Junior Small Bore or Junior High Power programs. As mentioned earlier, we are not set up as an instructional program, so any shooter that participates in the program must already know how to safely handle, load, unload and fire their firearm. If you are wanting your daughter to learn how to shoot, we recommend the Junior Small Bore or Junior High Power Programs. Another excellent learning resource is Project Appleseed. In addition, for participants under the age of 18, a parent must be present during the entire practice
Can I come and watch before I participate?
Absolutely! Please bring hearing and eye protection ("eyes & ears").
When is it?
How much does it cost?
There is a $10 range fee for this program, payable by cash or by check (made out to the Boulder Rifle Club). This fee covers both the cost of reserving the range for a dedicated event as well as for targets and other supplies needed to run this program.
Do I need to be a member of the Boulder Rifle Club to participate?
No. This event is open to both members and non-members.
Can I bring my son/nephew/husband/boyfriend/etc?
Because of the nature of this event, only women are allowed on the range so as to maintain the integrity of the program. Please feel free to bring your sisters, daughters, and girlfriends - this is a girls-only event.
What do I need to bring with regards to equipment?
You will need to bring your pistol, ammunition, hearing and eye protection ("eyes & ears"), and any other equipment needed to safely shoot your pistol. While this practice is not designed to be a holstered practice, holsters will be allowed on a case-by-case basis depending on the experience of the shooter.
What should I wear?
For your own safety on the range, please wear a high-necked shirt (No v-necks. Tshirts or sweatshirts are best!) and closed-toe athletic shoes. Because of the dirt and the lead, it is best to wear "range clothing" that you don't mind getting a little bit dirty.
Here is what can happen if you wear a v-neck. Notice several unsafe things happened, first the hot brass down the shirt (OUCH!), then she kept her finger on the trigger and her muzzle was all over the place!
If I don't have my own gun, do you have one that I can rent?
The Boulder Rifle Club does not provide guns or magazines. Please bring your own equipment with you. For more information on what to bring, please see What do I need to bring with regards to equipment?".
Is ammunition provided?
No, the Boulder Rifle Club does not provide or sell ammunition. Please bring an adequate amount of ammunition for your practice needs.
I want to practice with the ammunition I use for personal protection. Is it ok to shoot magnum ammunition on the indoor range?
No, the Boulder Rifle Club does not allow the use of magnum ammunition on the indoor range.
Wait a minute, I thought you said no men, but there's a man helping out! What gives?
You can ignore him, he's just there to clean the place.