NRA Winchester Pistol Program
The Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club is proud to sponsor an NRA Pistol skill building program. Winter shooting season begins on the second Sunday of November and runs through the end of March. Shooting begins at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 1:00 p.m. Open pistol shooting begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 11:00 a.m.
If, after reading the information below, you have questions please contact
Elvin Wrede at 634-8948 or 630-7790.
Here’s a link to the NRA which discusses this program in greater length
Where is the program held?
The program will be held at the indoor range, 2621 East 7th St., Cheyenne, WY
Who can participate?
The NRA Pistol Program is open to all CRPC members and non-members, including juniors! All juniors (ages 12-17) MUST be accompanied on the shooting line at all times by a non-shooting adult, and the adult must wear eye and hearing protection.
It this a shooting competition?
NO!! The intent of the program is to encourage the shooter to “practice with a purpose.” There are seven different courses of fire. You are competing against yourself and the target. You are not competing against other shooters. This purpose of the course is to build your shooting skill!
What kind of handgun can I use to shoot the course of fire?
You may shoot any safe semi-automatic or revolver style handgun. The instructors strongly advise using a .22 caliber rim-fire handgun in order to lower the cost of the ammunition as well as for instructional purposes.
What caliber(s) can I shoot?
You can shoot .22 caliber rim-fire all the way up to a .45 ACP. All other calibers are subject to our indoor range caliber restrictions. Please check with the program facilitators to make sure your handgun is safe for our range!
How difficult are the courses of fire?
All courses are shot from the 15 foot mark.
Does the program provide ammunition?
No. It is the shooter’s responsibility to provide both the handgun as well as the ammunition.
Beside a handgun and ammunition, what else do I need to bring?
Everyone in the indoor portion of the firing range is required to bring and wear both safety glasses and adequate hearing protection. You can NOT shoot without these items! There are no exceptions unless you wear prescription eyeglasses and they meet the firearm safety standards. Adults accompanying juniors on the firing line are also required to bring and wear eye and hearing protection.
Do I need to bring targets?
No. All targets are provided as part of your paid fees.
Can I bring a friend to watch?
Yes, but they must watch from our observation area.
What if I am NOT an experienced shooter?
The program is supervised by two NRA Certified Pistol instructors and they can help you build your skill set. These practice sessions are no substitute for taking an NRA Basic Pistol Course to learn more about the fundamentals of firearms as well as correct shooting methods. Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club offers an excellent NRA Basic Pistol course. Information about this course can be found by clicking on “Classes & Education” link at the top of this page.
How much does the program cost?
CRPC members with an NRA membership – $40.00
CRPC members without an NRA membership – $55.00
Non-CRPC members with an NRA membership – $60.00
Non-CRPC members without an NRA membership – $75.00
How do I register and pay for this program?
Begin by downloading the application form here. Complete the entire application and enclose a check for the appropriate fee. Make checks payable to “Cheyenne Rifle and Pistol Club.” Mail the completed application and check to Elvin Wrede at 1956 Road 124, Cheyenne, WY 82009. Please make a notation on the memo portion of the check showing “NRA/Winchester Pistol Program.” If you are paying by cash, please call Elvin Wrede at 634-8948 or 630-7790 to make arrangements.
What happens after I register?
A pre-shooting meeting and orientation will be scheduled at which time you will be given the following:
- NRA / Winchester Qualification catalog which explains each course of fire.
- You will receive an NRA Handgun Qualification patch.
- You will be told how the program works and shown the awards for each course of fire.
- You will be given Range rules along with the range commands and how to respond to those commands.
Please join us this winter for this fun and educational experience!
CLICK HERE to access the NRA Winchester Pistol Program Application.
The application is a “fillable” PDF form!