Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex

Open to the public. 

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Summer season runs from April 1-Aug. 31. Winter season runs from Sept. 1-March 31.

Hours of Operation (April 1-Aug. 31)

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Contact

7790 Route 1
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Tel:
+1 (719)896-6196

Military DSN Tel:
(312)691-6196

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Hours of Operation (Sept. 1-March 31)

Monday Closed
Tuesday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex (CMSC) is a partnership between the U.S. Army, El Paso County, the El Paso County Sheriff and Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the U.S. Forest Service. The 400 acre site sits on Army land near Interstate 25 just off mile marker 132. The entrance is located just outside Fort Carson's Gate 20 security perimeter. Shooters using the range will not have to enter Fort Carson to use the range.

 

Rates and Fees

Daily Rates

Rates Category
$6 Children 6-12
$8.50 Active Duty
$10 Retired Military
$10 DOD Civilian
$12 Civilian

 

5 Visit Punch Pass

Rates Category
$37.50 Active Duty
$45 Retired Military
$45 DOD Civilian
$55 Civilian

 

10 Visit Punch Pass

Cost Category
$75 Active Duty
$90 Retired Military
$90 DOD Civilian
$110 Civilian

 

25 Visit Punch Pass

Cost Category
$185 Active Duty
$220 Retired Military
$220 DOD Civilian
$250 Civilian

 

  • Card and badge carrying law enforcement officers (active and retired) receive a 10% discount on all range fees
  • Visa, Mastercard and Discover card accepted 
  • No reservations required
Range Regulations
  • No concealed carry
  • No children under the age of 6 years old allowed on the range.
  • No shooter under 18 may use the range facilities without adult supervision
  • Shooters under the age of 21 must have an adult present to use the pistol range
  • Know and obey ALL range commands and instructions given by your RSOʻs (Range Safety Officers) at all times
  • Empty Chamber Indicators (ECI) must be inserted in the chamber of all cleared firearms during all “SAFE” or “COLD” conditions on the range
  • Shooting takes place on designated ranges only
  • All firearms must remain in a carrying case or in a holster, unloaded and with the magazine removed prior to reporting to your assigned range 
  • Only remove your firearms from its carrying case or holster once you have been instructed to do so by the RSO
  • Once firearms are removed from the carrying case or the holster, shooter then places the firearm on the shooting table that has been assigned to them with the magazine removed or cylinder open, lock the bolt to the rear, place selector on safe and barrel pointed down range
  • No armor piercing, tracer, or incendiary ammunition may be used on any range.
  • No consumption of alcohol prior is allowed. No alcoholic beverages allowed. Violators are asked to leave the premises and fees are not refunded. 
  • Range One is limited to use by the El Paso County Sheriff’s personnel and other law enforcement Monday through Friday. 
  • Ear and eye protection must be worn by everyone on the firing line.

 

Range Information
  • 1 range (Range No. 1)  is designated as a Law Enforcement Range and is available to the public only on weekends.
  • 1 range is a combination rifle and pistol range.
  • 2 ranges are designated specifically for rifles and allow for firing points between 100 and 600 yards.
  • 2 ranges are designed specifically for pistols and allow for firing points up to 50 yards.
  • 1 range is designated as an instructional range.

Please call for additional information.

Restricted Caliber Information

.300 Winchester Magnums and .338 caliber rifles are authorized under the following restrictions:

  • 50 yards, 100 yards, 300 yards on paper.

  • Absolutely no steel target shooting.

  • .50 caliber cartridge rifles are still not authorized. 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

Is there an option to shoot at night?

  • Not currently. Future plans include a lighted Trap and Skeet Range and possible lighting for one of the pistol ranges.

What if I pay my range fee and it rains?

  • In case of rain or inclement weather, rainchecks are offered to patrons who have been on the range for less than an hour.

What are civilians allowed to purchase at the range?

  • Targets, apparel, basic supplies and limited quantities of ammunition.

What volunteer opportunities are available at the range?

  • Call the range for information and you’ll be put in touch with the Lead Volunteer Coordinator for available volunteer opportunities.

Do weapons need to be registered on Fort Carson before using the range?

  • No, you do not need to register your weapons on Fort Carson to use the ranges at Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex.

I’m an NRA Instructor, can I bring my students to the range and charge for lessons?

  • Only instructors contracted through Fort Carson DFMWR are authorized to teach on the range. Freelance instruction is prohibited. If you are interested in providing NRA instruction, please call the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex for more information.

Is an ECI (Empty Chamber Indicator) needed?

  • Yes, and they are supplied to you by the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex.

Is there a gun smith on staff at Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex?

  • Currently, there is no gun smith on staff.

What kinds of events can be held at Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex?

  • Tournaments, leagues, competitions, birthday parties, stress reduction classes, group training, private lessons and more. Call for more information.

If I have a Class C license, can I shoot my fully automatic equipment?

  • Currently, shooting fully automatic equipment is not allowed.
Special Offers, Events and Monthly Activities
  • 1st Saturday of the month (April-September): Kids' Marksmanship Camp
  • 2nd Saturday of the month (April-September): Annie Get Your Gun - Women shoot for free
  • 3rd Saturday of month (all year): Customers possessing a Concealed Handgun Permit - shoot for half price
  • 4th Saturday of month (all year): Youth Shooting Day
  • 5th Saturday of month (all year): Military Retirees shoot for free
  • Tuesdays (all year): First Responders $8 Fee
  • Wednesdays (all year): Military Veterans $8 Fee
  • Thursdays (all year): Senior Day $8 Fee
  • Fridays (all year): DOD Contractor/DOD Civilians $8 Fee
  • February: Cupid Shuffle Shoot
  • April: Easter Egg Shoot
  • May: Mother's Day Shoot, Memorial Day Shoot
  • June: Father's Day Shoot
  • July: Independence Day Shoot
  • September: Labor Day Shoot
  • October: Columbus Day Shoot, The Great Pumpkin Shoot
  • November: Veteran's Day Shoot, Turkey Shoot
NRA Instructional Programs

       Student Level

  • NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course
  • NRA Basic Rifle Course 
  • NRA Basic Shotgun Course
  • NRA First Steps Pistol Orientation Course
  • NRA First Steps Rifle Orientation Course
  • NRA First Steps Shotgun Orientation Course
  • NRA Home Firearms Safety Course
  • NRA Personal Protection In The Home Course
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Course
  • NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar
  • NRA Range Safety Officer Course
  • NRA Shotgun Shell Reloading Course
  • NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course
  • Colorado & Utah Concealed Carry Permit Class
  • Legal Aftermath of a Defensive Shooting Class
  • Private Personalized Firearms Instruction

       Instructor Level

  • NRA Basic Instructor Training (BIT) Course
  • NRA Basic Pistol Shooting Course
  • NRA Basic Rifle Course
  • NRA Basic Shotgun Course
  • NRA Home Firearms Safety Course
  • NRA Personal Protection In The Home Course
  • NRA Personal Protection Outside The Home Course
  • NRA Chief Range Safety Officer Course
  • NRA Refuse To Be A Victim Course (IDW)
  • NRA Metallic Cartridge Reloading Course
  • NRA Shotgun Shell Reloading Course

 

Range Target Stand
  • This is a photo of the type of target frames which are used at the Cheyenne Mountain Shooting Complex
  • They fit into a pair of 'U' brackets permanently fixed into the ground
  • The dimensions to build your own target stand are below
  • They are constructed using 1" x 4" lumber planks. In order to fit into the 'U' brackets, the outside dimension must be exactly 27", outside edge to outside edge
  • The height can be as tall as you want (the one shown here is 6'6" tall.)
  • If you do not want to build your own target frame, CMSC will sell you one for $6

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Gun Rentals

The Range is now equipped for gun rentals.  We have a limited amount of handguns and rifles for rent.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the range office for more information.

  • Must have valid ID
  • Must be 21 years of age to rent handguns
  • Must be 18 to rent rifles
  • Must purchase ammo on site for our rentals

Ruger P89DC 9MM

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Glock 17 Gen 4 9MM

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CZ 75 B 9MM

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1911 A-1 45 CAL

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HK P30L 9MM

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Prieto Beretta 9MM

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Smith & Wesson 22A-1

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 Bushmaster .223-5.56

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 AK-47 7.62 X 39

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 Smith & Wesson Springfield 22LR

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 Ruger SR-556

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 MK-4 CMMG 9mm Carbine

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