Reckless & Dangerous Issue at the Range

During the annual range clean-up activities at the range on Saturday, May 18th, a reckless & dangerous issue was uncovered at the range. Two of our NO Trespassing signs mounted on our fence line HAVE BEEN SHOT FROM INSIDE THE RANGE, and it was determined that they were definitely shot intentionally, and in the general direction of the new houses (southeast of the range). The projectiles glanced off of the signs and did not puncture either.

Of course this is a serious safety issue, not to mention a member or their guests treating the range with the utmost disrespect. This behavior cannot be tolerated, and if the perpetrator(s) is found, their membership will be revoked and criminal referrals could be made to the Sheriff’s office.

We ask that anyone with definitive proof of who has committed these acts to contact the SSSC via our club president Grant Lewinski [Tel: 719-371-6236 Email:] under the protection of complete anonymity.

Remember…this is YOUR RANGE. This kind of reckless behavior could result in us losing our range or, much worse, result in injury or death to an innocent resident.


2019 Custer County Friends of the NRA Banquet

Friends of NRA is the fundraising program under The NRA Foundation. Friends of NRA events raise money to provide grants for organizations dedicated to the shooting sports. The NRA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, is the philanthropic arm of the National Rifle Association. Fundraising efforts through the Friends of NRA program allow The NRA Foundation to provide critical funding to educational firearm programs on the local, state, and national levels. Fifty percent of the funds raised at this event will be used to provide grant funds for local organizations.

There is something for everyone at a Friends of NRA event. Whether you’re trying your luck at the game tables, or just dining on some delicious food, you’ll be sure to have a good time. It’s a family-friendly event chock-full of everything from exclusive, limited edition merchandise and firearms to knives, art, jewelry, and more. Not to mention all the great people you’ll meet in the process! The dinner is being catered by local favorite Chef Richard Kastendieck and the Alpine Lodge.

Banquet tickets can be purchased at:

Sheriff Dept Training – Biweekly Range Closure

The range is closed the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month ALL DAY [from 7:00am to midnight] for Custer County Sheriff Department training.

4-H Club Training — Partial Range Closures

The SSSC is hosting a series of 4-H Club training sessions in 2019. During these sessions, either the pistol or long range side of the range will be closed to general use. The opposite side will remain open. Please check-in with the on-site 4-H Club range safety officer–Bill Baker or Beth Cartwright–before bringing your firearm to the shooting line. The 2019 4-H Club training schedule will be held on the following Fridays from 9:00am until 2:00pm:

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

April 5, 12, 19, 26

May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

June 7, 14, 21, 28

July 5



1) The 2019 schedule for Range & Safety Orientations classes is as follows:

Saturday, February 2nd…10:00am-Noon

Saturday, March 2nd…10:00am-Noon

Saturday, April 13th…9:00am-11:00am

2) 2019 Range Clean-up & Improvement Day…Saturday, May 18

3)  Every 2nd & 4th Wednesday  ALL DAY –> Range Completely Closed for Custer Sheriff Dept Training

4) 4-H Club 2019 Training Schedule on the following Fridays:

     March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

      April 5, 12, 19, 26

      May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

      June 7, 14, 21, 28

      July 5







M1 Shoot – June 2011

Prone Stages

Prone Stages

Can you see the 200 yard targets ?

Can you see the 200 yard targets ?




Top 3 Shooters

Top 3 Shooters


Father passes on to son shooting's Safety, Fun, Proficiency
Father passes on to son shooting’s
Safety, Fun, Proficiency

Mike Allen Training Session

Proud students

Proud instructor & students



General Q & A

1. How can I communicate with the SSSC Board members ?

Before contacting a club officer with a question, please review these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) in the below sections.

Questions may be asked, or inputs may be made in the following ways:

  • Visit the Contact Us page on the SSSC Web site… 
  • Send us an e-mail…
  • Attend the annual SSSC general membership meeting in January.

2. Is the SSSC registered with the Civilian Marksmanship Program ?
Yes. We are listed as an affiliated club on the CMP web site
SSSC members are able to purchase surplus rifles, ammunition, accessories, etc. via the CMP program. Our CMP # is 051079

3. Can I host a special event at the SSSC range ?
Yes. Special events—training classes, shooting programs—can be accommodated. The Club’s board of directors must review and approve all requests in advance.
Refer to the Forms section of the web site for an Event Request & Authorization  form to complete and submit to the SSSC board.

4. What is the policy regarding use of the new electrical power at SSSC range ?
Installation of electrical power to the range was completed in October, 2016. In addition to power receptacles along the shooting line, lights were installed along the shooting line, and heaters installed in the clubhouse. The range light switches and the clubhouse are locked, but are available for approved events. The unlocked power receptacles along the shooting line are active and available for member use.


Membership Q & A

1. What are the requirements for a NEW SSSC individual membership ?
The following are the steps for a NEW individual member application:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be an on-going NRA member. Can be a life member. If you renew your NRA membership annually, you must ensure that the NRA membership remains active/renewed throughout the entire SSSC membership period)
  • Successfully complete an SSSC Range Safety Orientation Class…refer to the Club’s Web site (
  • Complete & submit the NEW Membership Application form that is available from the Club’s web site (
  • Complete & submit the NRA Pledge, Release Agreement & Waiver of Liability form that is available from the Club’s web site (
  • Submit payment of the $40 annual membership fee (check payable to Sangre Shooting Sports Club)

2. What are the requirements for a RENEWAL of a current SSSC individual membership ?
The following are the steps for a RENEWAL of current individual member application [including NRA & SSSC life members]:

  • Must be an on-going NRA member. Can be a life member. If you renew your NRA membership annually, you must ensure that the NRA membership remains active/renewed throughout the entire SSSC membership period)
  • Complete & submit the Renewal Membership Application form that is available from the Club’s web site (
  • Submit payment of the $40 annual membership fee prior to February 28th. After that date, the fee is $50.00. (check payable to Sangre Shooting Sports Club)

3. What are the requirements for an SSSC individual membership for a PREVIOUS MEMBER that allowed their membership to expire ?
For previous members who are not currently active and wish to rejoin [including NRA & SSSC life members] the application process is as follows:

  • Previous members who have allowed their membership to lapse and wish to rejoin–but have never attended a Safety Orientation class–must follow the NEW MEMBER application procedure, including attending a Safety Orientation class.
  • Previous members who have allowed their membership to lapse and wish to rejoin–and are confirmed to have previously attended a Safety Orientation class–must follow the NEW MEMBER application procedure, but are not required to attend another Safety Orientation class.

4. If I am a life member of the NRA or a life member of the SSSC, previously filled out the SSSC membership paperwork, and my personal information has not changed, why do I have to complete more paperwork each year to continue my membership ?

All new applicants, renewing applicants, previous members who are reapplying after an interruption in membership, NRA life members, and SSSC life members are required to follow the procedures for on-going SSSC membership. The annual membership procedures can be found on the club’s Web site (

These parameters are in place to protect our privileged status with and allegiance to the NRA, to frequently remind participants of the more important safety rules, and to keep our membership informed of changes and updates. Member safety, our insurance policy and legal responsibilities that relate to keeping our range, and staying up on policy changes, are some of the justifications for the implemented procedures. But, most importantly and simply, these are the club’s policies and procedures for membership. To a few of our associates the procedures might seem cumbersome. To the vast majority they are understood, accepted and followed.

The SSSC policies & procedures and range rules are frequently reviewed, updated as necessary and  implemented by the elected board of directors, as well as communicated to the membership at annual meetings. They are also published on the club’s Web site (, and the range rules are posted at the range.

5. Is the annual fee amount prorated if I join during the year ?

6. What types of memberships are available ?
Only individual memberships are offered at this time.
An individual membership affords the member all Club benefits, including: unsupervised access to the SSSC range facility and use of all range resources; participation in SSSC sponsored events; access to the Civilian marksmanship Program (CMP); and hosting of guests at the range, including up to two actively shooting guests.

7. Is there a special fee for family or other special memberships ?
Only individual memberships are offered at this time.

8. As a new member applicant, how do I arrange for a range safety orientation class ?
Following the January annual membership meeting, multiple safety orientations will be scheduled in February and March to accommodate new member applications…refer to the Club’s Web site (
Throughout the remainder of the year, the Range Safety Officer will schedule additional safety orientations as needed to accommodate new applicants. A schedule of orientation classes will be published on the Club’s web site…watch for announcements on the Club’s Home page (

9. After I’ve satisfied all of the new membership requirements, how soon will I be able to access the range ?
Typically within 10-days of completion of all membership requirements, an individual range electronic gate code will be communicated to you via e-mail.