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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What should I wear to the shooting clinic?

A: Please wear a high-necked, tighter fitting top along with a layer or two of outer clothing. The outermost layer should be wind and moisture resistant as the event is rain or shine. There is a small chance some oil from the firearms might get on your clothing, so please take this into consideration.


Q: What should I bring?

A: Please bring a baseball-style cap and sunglasses if you have them. Otherwise, a cap and glasses will be available for you to use. Beverages and lunch are provided, but feel free to bring any special snacks you like to enjoy during breaks.

Q: What is going to happen at the clinic?

A: In the morning, we will be discussing firearm safety and an introduction to handguns, rifles, and shotguns. This will all be held under a big tent at the range. After breaking for lunch, we will divide up into three groups and you can visit any one, two, or all three of the firearm ranges. One will be for handguns, the other for rifles, and the third will be a trap/shotgun range (flying orange clays). NRA-certified Instructors will be available at every range to provide firearm instruction.

If you do not want to shoot a particular type of firearm, that is completely OK! You decide what you want do after lunch. You are encouraged to only participate in activities with which are you most comfortable.

Q: What types of firearms are provided for me to use?

A: On the handgun range, there will be 22 caliber (low noise, low recoil) handguns available. There may also be larger caliber handguns available if you would like to try one of those. On the rifle range, they will also be 22 caliber in size making it very comfortable to shoot a rifle. Again, larger caliber rifles may be available to try if you would like.

On the shotgun range, there will be a selection of low-recoil shotguns available. These include 20 gauge and low-recoil 12 gauge shotguns.

All ammunition for the provided firearms is provided as part of the clinic.

Q: Can you show me how to use my new gun at the clinic?

A: Absolutely! please bring it to the range inside a case and ask an instructor for help before removing from the case. Please also bring along at least 50 rounds of range ammo (e.g. 'full metal jacket') which is made for your gun (e.g. 38 Special, 9mm, 40 S&W, 380 ACP).

If your gun has never been fired before, please read over the manual and perform a first-time cleaning and lubrication before you bring it to the range. This is not mandatory, but is highly recommended. We can show you how to clean your gun during the clinic - just ask!

Q: I can't make this clinic. Will you offer this again?

A: The Summit Range Assoc. is expecting to offer this clinic again. However, no specific dates have been set at this time. Please check out the NRA Women on Target site to find other clinics in Colorado and around the nation.