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Capitan High Power X Course League @ Capitan Hi Power Shooting Club
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day
Project Appleseed, Raton, NM @ NRA Whittington Center
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day

Raton, NM – NRA Whittington Center

April 27, 2019 – April 28, 2019

This is a standard two day Appleseed event.

Both Centerfire and 22 Rimfire rifles are allowed at this event.

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Address: 34025 US 64, Raton, NM 87740


Please Read: How to Prepare for an Event

Safety Notice:

Rifles must be cased and left in vehicle until after the Safety Briefing. Do Not bring your firearms out until instructed to bring them to the firing line. No loaded firearms on the range unless on the firing line and load command has been given. Eye and ear protection required. No illegal firearms are allowed. Some ranges are .22 rimfire only. At ranges that allow centerfire no rifle cartridges over 8mm cal or handgun cartridges over .45 cal are allowed.


Range Fee: The NRA Whittington Center stands as a symbol of American freedom. $20 per person per day. NOTE: $25 per person per day for Known & Unknown Distance.

Camping Available:

Camping: Tent, Rooms, Cabins & RV facilities at the NRAWC.
It’s cheaper and more beautiful than in town! Book Early!!
Call or see info about housing/camping here. 

Imagine yourself in wild high mountain country near Raton, New Mexico, where the bright starry nights look like day.
Reminisce back to the days when Ute raiding parties rode over the mesas.
Back to when legendary mountain men like Jim Bridger and Kit Carson knew every trail between Raton and Santa Fe.


Many are in Raton 15 minutes away. Cheapest motels are usually the Robin Hood Motel (575-445-5577) and the Colt Motel (575-445-2305). Book early!


The NRAWC’s world famous, private,  prestigious Jeff Cooper Memorial Range. Located just off Interstate Highway 25 at New Mexico Exit 446. Turn west onto State Highway 64. The NRA Whittington Center is 4 miles down the road on the right side.

See map on range website.

GPS: 36.7735717,-104.4858404

State Laws to be aware of:

State gun laws at the NRA:

It is the responsibility of attendees to know and comply with all State and Federal Firearms Laws.

Open carry or concealed carry of handguns both in automobile and while afoot is legal in the state and at the NRAWC. No handguns on the actual firing line.


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Our shoots are held either at the world famous, private, and prestigious Jeff Cooper Memorial Range or at the Coors Range. The NRAWC is 33,000 acres of rugged western terrain, 10 miles southwest of Raton. It is in the scenic high mesa country of New Mexico. This range abounds with wild turkey, black bear, cougar, deer, elk and antelope. See our After Action Reports below.

22LR preferred – and bring your Centerfire rifle for long range on day 2!

Please make sure to bring the following items:

1 a shooting mat, ear and eye protection
2 a shooting jacket, if you have one
3 a rifle sling if you have one (preferably a GI sling)
4 rain gear and a light jacket
5 a hat and sunscreen
6  snacks/lunch and water for each day – Please bring lunch to range as we will tell the story of April 19th, 1775 during lunch!
7 250 rounds of ammo for your rifle
8 cleaning supplies for your rifle

Please email for further information on how to prepare for this unique and rewarding event.

Unknown Distance Event

Sorry – no free tickets available for this event.

See AAR’s for each event here:

UKD link:

PRC link:

The advanced CENTERFIRE ONLY courses below each require previous attendance of a standard 2 day Appleseed. It is strongly encouraged that the shooter has attained “Expert” status on our 25 Yard AQT. Limited to 10 shooters.  NO WALK ONS.  Please contact us if you have any questions.

1.) Our UKD-Unknown Distance course offers a very realistic dynamic for the Rifleman. It puts into action the “Primary Tasks of a Rifleman”.  A concept simply talked about in our 2 day class. We will actually detect, range and shoot complex and hidden targets in canyons, open fields, shaded woods among the high country buttes.  Distances vary from 100-900 yards.

Bring your bolt or semi-auto rifle of 338 or less. Scopes or iron sights will work, but at this course scoped (with a MIL-DOT or MIL or MOA based marks) bolt actions will do best! Have your rifle zeroed at 25 yards! This is a NON-AQT, field expedient course.  In addition the usual items listed above, bring a small pack, rangefinder, binoculars,  pen notepad, and a calculator plus the usual Rifleman essentials. We will shoot about 300 rounds of ammo.
We will shoot the 1125 yard White Buffalo at the Silhouette Range too!!

2.) Our PRC-Precision Rifle Course is similar to the UKD except we shoot known targets to a distance of 1700 yards. Target size is 2 & 4 MOA on AR-500 steel.
Scoped (with a MIL-DOT or MIL or MOA based marks) centerfire rifles work best.

For more information contact:

Name: NM State Coordinator Email Address:

Name: Gillian Fryer Email Address: Phone: 575-770-2806

Instructors Resources: PDF

Picacho Posse SASS @ Butterfield Shooting Range
Apr 27 @ 8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Butterfield Shooting Range
12 miles West of Las Cruces NM. Take Exit 127. Map

Fourth Saturday of each month

Phone: 575-647-3434

Register 8:30 AM

Safety Meeting 9:15 AM

Shooting time 9:30 AM


Del Norte Cowboy Action SASS @ Del Norte Gun Club
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Cowboy Action

Members and Newcomers Welcome

The Del Norte Gun Club features a range that is dedicated to Cowboy Action shooting. We have frequent events and competitions and encourage both seasoned shooters and new attendees to participate.


Join the fun:

Please check the Event Calendar for dates, times and details.


Repeats 4th Saturday of every month.
Pricing Info $5.00 for DNGC and DND Members, $7.00 for members of only one club, $9.00 for Guests
Contact Chimayo Red


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Sante Fe Friends of NRA Banquet @ Hilton Santa Fe Plaza
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Santa Fe Friends of NRA
SATURDAY, APRIL 27, 2019 6:00 PM
Hilton Santa Fe
100 Sandoval St
Santa Fe, NM 87501
Jay Groseclose
Phone:(505) 470-4862
Del Norte 1000 F-Class Long Range @ Del Norte Gun Club
Apr 28 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

1000 Yard F-Class

The Del Norte F-class match is held on the second Sunday of the month on the 1000 yard range. Starting time is 8AM with set up the half hour prior. Match fees are $5. In addition to a rifle with ECI (empty chamber indicator), eye/ear protection, and ammo (50 to 60 rounds), equipment includes ground mat, front rest or bipod, rear bag, and clipboard with pencil for scorecard. Some shooters will bring chairs and spotting scopes to use while scoring. Rifles must be capable of hitting the six foot square target board every shot and have barrels heavy enough to dissipate the heat of all of the shots in the string.Most rifle scopes will need to be canted (usually done with a 20 MOA rail) to have enough adjustment to hit at 1000 yards.

F-class is a match where shooting is prone and every shot is marked/scored. This makes for a good way to learn the effects of the wind. Participants are divided into groups called relays where one relay will shoot and another pull targets. Generally unlimited sighter shots are allowed before the first string and two sighters are allowed for subsequent strings. The normal format is two 20 shot strings at 1000 yards. Other formats used include three 15 shot strings at 800/900/1000 yards or one 15 shot string at 600 yards along with two more fifteen shot strings at 1000 yards. Classes are F T/R for 223 and 308 rifles fired from a bipod rest and Open for the others. Often there is another class of shooters using slings and iron sights. Beginning shooters will be paired with an experienced shooter to learn the match formats and shooting skills. Visitors are welcome as long they check in with the match director.

A good option if the shooter is not ready for shooting at 1000 yards is the Full Bore Match as the distances shot are generally shorter. Full Bore matches have similar rules and formats and are held on the third Sunday of the month also on the DNGC 1000 yard range.

For information about scheduled events including competitions and classes, please check the calendar or contact Kevin Beem.

Capitan Hi Power Shooting Club X Course League Garand, Springfield and Vintage Military @ Capitan Hi Power Shooting Club
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am – 8:30 am

Capitan High Power Club

Capitan Hi Power Shooting Club X Course League Garand, Springfield and Vintage Military


Valencia Gun Show @ Elks Lodge
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

H2 Academic Solutions Scholarship Fund is hosting a Gun Show on April 28th from 9 am – 5 pm at 19513 NM-314, Belen, NM 87002.

The Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to youth, pre-k through 12th, in need of tutoring.

Valencia Gun Show Flyer- one page
Sandia Gun Club Indoor Bullseye League @ Calibers Shooters Sports Center
Apr 30 @ 4:45 pm – 7:45 pm
Calibers Shooters Sports Center
4340 Cutler Ave NE,
Albuquerque, NM 87110 (map)
Every Tuesday evening at Calibers Cutler location from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Generally, two relays are held. The first one starts at 5:00 and the second one starts at 6:00pm.
Twelve lanes are dedicated to this event. A 900 event (slow, timed, and rapid fire) can be shot with .22 or the caliber of your choice. Targets are placed at 25-yards. 5:00 to 6:00 PM – First Relay 6:00 to 7:00 PM – Second Relay
Held at Caliber’s indoor range: 4340 Cutler Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87110 505-797-9715
Sandia Gun Club Monthly Membership Meeting @ Furr's Fresh Buffet
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


TIME: 6:30PM