Shooting Camp 2017 
Cloudcroft New Mexico
August 13th – August 19th

Escape the brutal heat of Texas in August and take a chance to detox from this busy, busy life we all live. Join us in the lush mountains of New Mexico, where you definitely need a coat in the middle of August and cell phone service is VERY spotty at the camp.

Come relax, make some new friends, enjoy the great outdoors, and bring lots of ammo. The Camp will consist of three days of handgun instruction, including night shooting, and then two days of rifle instruction.

The camp facilities are located just outside Cloudcroft, New Mexico, within 6 million acres of National Forest. You will stay in dried-in cabins; somewhat rustic accommodations, with a 70 year history and the names of hundreds of 4H campers scrawled on the walls.  Enjoy excellent home cooked meals (not your typical camp food).  Bring your ATV’s and explore the surrounding countryside when we take a break from the range.

Early Bird registration is open until July 15th. Our spots are very limited, and once registrations are full, we won’t be able to take anyone else due to limited accommodation space.  Reserve your spot today!


Camp Experiences




Pistol Classes

  • Pistol Foundations …………….. $150
  • Situational Pistol ……………….. $150
  • Adaptive Pistol ………………….. $150

Pistol Clinics

  • Vehicle Defensive Course …… $100
  • Long-Range Pistol ……………… $100
  • Night/Low-Light Shooting ……. $100

Total cost of individual pistol classes … $750
COMBINATION PACKAGE “ALL THINGS PISTOL”… $675

Rifle Classes

  • Situational Rifle ………………….. $100
  • Practical Rifle …………………….. $150
  • Adventure Rifle ………………….. $150

Total cost of individual rifle classes … $400
COMBINATION PACKAGE “ALL THINGS RIFLE”… $350

“The Ultimate Experience” – Pistol & Rifle … $950.00 
(Savings of $200) 

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT PRICE* – $925.00
*Price applies if registration and payment are received in full by 07/15/17

ALL CLASSES AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON THE “ALA CARTE” PLAN.   WE DO ASK THAT EACH PARTICIPANT ELECT AT LEAST TWO CLASSES FOR EACH SECTION ATTENDED (RIFLE AND/OR PISTOL) AND THEN ADDITIONAL SELECTIONS CAN BE ADDED ON AS DESIRED. 

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Bunkhouse Cabins
Enjoy the rustic camping experience with the benefit of a comfy bed at night. Wake up in the morning and step out your door to the beautiful sights of the Lincoln National Forest. Bunkhouse Cabins are convenient to the central bathhouse an dining hall. Bring your own bedding and towels.

  • Large Bunkhouse – sleeps 20 people with 10 bunks
  • Medium Bunkhouse – sleeps 8 people, two twin beds and 3 bunks
  • Small Bunkhouse – ideal for 6 or less people, with a queen bed and 4 twin beds
  • Small Group Cabin – includes 4 twin beds and one queen

Premium 2 Bedroom Cabins
Surrounded by 100 foot tall pine trees in the Lincoln National Forest, these are the perfect cabins for your family or small group. Sleeps 4 to 6 comfortably, private bath with shower, kitchen, dining area, living area, washer/dryer and wood burning stove. Bedding and towels included.

  • Cabin 1 – sleeps 6 comfortably, one queen bedroom with the second bedroom having two bunk beds, private covered deck.
  • Cabin 8 – sleeps 4 comfortably, one queen bedroom with the second bedroom having two twin beds

Meals:
Three hearty meals are served daily in Wade Dining Hall. Meals are adult friendly and will provide the carbohydrates and calories needed to meet the physical demands of active campers. Our emphasis is on variety, balance, freshness, quality and taste. Most meals have vegetarian options with a salad bar. People with restrictions (such as vegan, gluten-free or diabetic) should plan to supplement their meals with their favorite food items. Water will be provided throughout the day and at support stations. Campers should bring their own favorite snack items and beverages of choice. Refrigerators are limited, so you may want to bring an ice chest.

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR LODGING AND MEALS

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Full Class Descriptions

The Foundations Pistol Course is designed for the Concealed Handgun licensee and/or the gun owner interested in obtaining and retaining the necessary skills to use a handgun in a self-defense situation.  The class covers the safety rules, proper loading and unloading of the firearm and fundamentals such as sight picture, sight alignment, grip, stance and trigger usage.   The instruction then progresses to the safe and efficient use of the holster for carrying the handgun, both concealed and unconcealed.   Other items covered during the class include one-handed shooting, using both strong and weak hands while firing multiple shots at different target areas; shooting moving targets and shooting while we are moving.   This is our foundational course upon which all of our other courses of instruction are built.  We utilize the building block concept to achieve the ultimate goal of complex movements and skill sets.   This course is ideal for all age levels and abilities, and most students have a great deal of fun along the way to learning new skills and enhancing current ones.   The course is designed to teach and enhance safe gun handling skills as well as differing tactics and exercises designed to develop muscle memory.   Our belief is that if we properly prepare our students and instill self-confidence, most situations that might lead to the use of a firearm can be avoided. The course requires 150 rounds of ammunition and is 4 hours in length.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Handgun that is 9 mm caliber or larger; Glock or Springfield striker fired guns provide a quick rate of learning.
  • Two magazines for your handgun.  Revolvers are welcomed, but speed loaders or speed strips are nice to have.
  • Holster that will retain its shape for reholstering with one hand.  There are several good ones on the market;  Uncle Mikes, Fobus, or a quality leather holster are all good choices.   If there is any doubt as to your holster, please contact us, especially prior to purchasing one.   We do have holsters and firearms available for rent.
  • Hearing and eye protection.   Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap, heavy leather belt and pants that have belt loops.
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes.
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.

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SITUATIONAL PISTOL 

The Situational Pistol course is designed to pick up where Foundations Pistol finished.   We begin with working with the holster in order to improve our use and speed.    We then progress to reloads of the handgun, emphasizing both speed and tactical reloads.   We work on firearm manipulation skills in order to improve economy of motion and time.   Malfunction clearances are our next order of business, as it is imperative that in the case of our firearm running out of ammunition or in the event of a malfunction we can make our firearm functional again under the stress of a self-defense or time constrained situation.   We then progress to shooting from behind cover while we are shooting at moving targets.  These exercises are the best to prepare us for possible real-life defensive situations, and therefore we begin to build this skill set and emphasize repetition in future classes.   During this course we will fire 150 rounds of ammunition and the class is 4 hours in length.   The cost of this class is $150.00.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Handgun that is 9 mm caliber or larger; Glock or Springfield striker fired guns provide a quick rate of learning.
  • Two magazines for your handgun.  Revolvers are welcomed, but speed loaders or speed strips are nice to have.
  • Holster that will retain its shape for reholstering with one hand.  There are several good ones on the market;  Uncle Mikes, Fobus, or a quality leather holster are all good choices.   If there is any doubt as to your holster, please contact us, especially prior to purchasing one.   We do have holsters and firearms available for rent.
  • Hearing and eye protection.   Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap, heavy leather belt and pants that have belt loops.
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes.
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.

In Addition:

  • Dummy rounds or snap caps for malfunction practice.  We do have these for sale if you don’t want to purchase them elsewhere.

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Adaptive Pistol

The Adaptive Pistol course, again, picks up where the Situational Pistol course finished.   We will continue building upon the skill sets learned.   We begin with shooting on the move, emphasizing moving off of the line of attack as well as continual movement toward cover and/or leaving the danger area.  The student will learn how to shoot at a moving target while he/she is on the move, all while seeking cover to hide behind or an exit strategy from the defensive situation.  This class requires the ability to speed load as well as malfunction clearance and manipulation skills learned during previous courses.    The topic of team shooting is addressed during this course, preparing students to work with a spouse or another person during a defensive situation. Students are then taught ground fighting tactics so that targets can be safely engaged from the ground.  Students must be prepared for every scenario, including the possibility of being pushed or knocked to the ground during a defensive situation.   Students will fire 150 rounds of ammunition during this 4-hour class.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Handgun that is 9 mm caliber or larger; Glock or Springfield striker fired guns provide a quick rate of learning.
  • Two magazines for your handgun.  Revolvers are welcomed, but speed loaders or speed strips are nice to have.
  • Holster that will retain its shape for reholstering with one hand.  There are several good ones on the market;  Uncle Mikes, Fobus, or a quality leather holster are all good choices.   If there is any doubt as to your holster, please contact us, especially prior to purchasing one.   We do have holsters and firearms available for rent.
  • Hearing and eye protection.   Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap, heavy leather belt and pants that have belt loops.
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes.
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.

In Addition:

  • Wear clothing that you do not mind getting dirty, as we will be on the ground some during the last part of this course.

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Vehicle Defensive Solutions

During this course the student will be taught how to defend from a vehicle and all of the special concerns and nuances that are involved in this type of defensive situation.   This particular scenario is becoming increasingly common and so tactics to counter it are becoming a mandatory skill set to possess.  Many of the instances involve car jacking, and citizens must learn how to either shoot and defend from the vehicle or escape.    During this course students will be taught how to work around the vehicle, using it for cover, as well as how to shoot from around it and within it.  As vehicles are part of our day in and day out lives, we believe that everyone should avail himself or herself of this knowledge and develop this skill set.  It could prove to be the deciding factor in a life or death situation.   This is a non-shooting course.  The course lasts for 2 hours.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Handgun that is 9 mm caliber or larger; Glock or Springfield striker fired guns provide a quick rate of learning.
  • Two magazines for your handgun.  Revolvers are welcomed, but speed loaders or speed strips are nice to have.
  • Holster that will retain its shape for reholstering with one hand.  There are several good ones on the market;  Uncle Mikes, Fobus, or a quality leather holster are all good choices.   If there is any doubt as to your holster, please contact us, especially prior to purchasing one.   We do have holsters and firearms available for rent.
  • Hearing and eye protection.   Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap, heavy leather belt and pants that have belt loops.
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes.
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.

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Night/Low-Light Shooting Course

During this 2-hour clinic we will explore the many nuances involved in low-light/night shooting scenarios.   The student will learn the challenges of seeing at night and how the physiology of the eyes works in low light conditions.  There will also be a discussion of the different types of sights and how they work at night versus those used in the daytime.  We will demonstrate several different types of flashlights and various techniques utilized in conjunction with shooting with a flashlight.  The students will have an opportunity to practice with the flashlights and will also be involved in live fire shooting at night-time under various lighting conditions – ranging from ambient lighting to car headlight illumination to no lighting at all.   The student will shoot between 50 and 75 rounds during this 2-hour course.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Handgun that is 9 mm caliber or larger; Glock or Springfield striker fired guns provide a quick rate of learning.
  • Two magazines for your handgun.  Revolvers are welcomed, but speed loaders or speed strips are nice to have.
  • Holster that will retain its shape for reholstering with one hand.  There are several good ones on the market;  Uncle Mikes, Fobus, or a quality leather holster are all good choices.   If there is any doubt as to your holster, please contact us, especially prior to purchasing one.   We do have holsters and firearms available for rent.
  • Hearing and eye protection.   Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap, heavy leather belt and pants that have belt loops.
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes.
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.

In Addition:

  • Suitable flashlight (must be push button on/off).  If you have a question about your flashlight, please contact us.   We do have some flashlights available for purchase if desired.

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Long Range Pistol

During this course each student will be involved in pistol shooting beginning at 25 yards and working back until they are shooting from between 100 and 125 yards.

This class will deal with specifics related to long-range pistol shooting, including breath control and sighting challenges.   While there may not be a great deal of self-defense application, this skill is definitely a plus to have in your toolbox.  A bonus is that this class always proves to be a lot of fun, and, if the student proves competent at the long-range distances, it can prove to be a real ego booster!!

The student will shoot between 50 and 75 rounds during this 2-hour class.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Handgun that is 9 mm caliber or larger; Glock or Springfield striker fired guns provide a quick rate of learning.
  • Two magazines for your handgun.  Revolvers are welcomed, but speed loaders or speed strips are nice to have.
  • Holster that will retain its shape for reholstering with one hand.  There are several good ones on the market;  Uncle Mikes, Fobus, or a quality leather holster are all good choices.   If there is any doubt as to your holster, please contact us, especially prior to purchasing one.   We do have holsters and firearms available for rent.
  • Hearing and eye protection.   Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap, heavy leather belt and pants that have belt loops.
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes.
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.

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Practical Rifle

During this course we will discuss and practice field shooting positions, which might be encountered by hunters in the woods.  We will have explanations and discussion of long-range riflery and scope usage.

This course will involve shooting from ranges between 200 and 250 yards.  The student can expect to fire 50 rounds during this 4-hour course of instruction.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Rifle with optic (red dot).
  • Binoculars
  • Backpack
  • Carrying sling for your rifle, preferably one that can suffice as a shooting sling also.
  • Hearing and eye protection.   Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap.
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes.
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.

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Situational Rifle

During this course the student will be involved in close-range shooting (within 25 yards), which will adapt more to a self-defensive rifle situation.   This class will address topics such as manipulation of the rifle, rapid sight acquisition, prescribed methods for loading and unloading quickly, and shooting multiple targets while moving.  The student will need 50 rounds of ammunition for a  bolt/lever action rifle, and 100 rounds for a semi-automatic rifle with 2 magazines.   This course is 2 hours in length.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Rifle with optic (red dot).
  • Binoculars
  • Backpack
  • Carrying sling for your rifle, preferably one that can suffice as a shooting sling also.
  • Hearing and eye protection.   Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap.
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes.
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.

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Adventure Rifle

 

This course will encompass long-range rifle shooting, beginning at 200 yards and advancing to between 400 and 500 yards at the end of the class.

We will begin our class by taking an adventure hike through the beautiful Sacramento mountains.  Following along an elk trail, we will meander our way through the beautiful flora and fauna indigenous to this region, arriving at our destination after an invigorating, breathtaking yet relaxing hike in the mountains.   For those less adventurous, there will be transportation available to the shooting site.  We will have lunch upon our arrival and then proceed to shoot long distance rifle rounds in the solitude and peacefulness of the mountains.

There will be approximately 50 rounds fired during this course.   The course will probably run 6 hours (including hiking time).

Equipment Requirements:

  • Rifle with optic (red dot).
  • Binoculars
  • Backpack
  • Carrying sling for your rifle, preferably one that can suffice as a shooting sling also.
  • Hearing and eye protection.   Prescription glasses do serve as allowed eye protection.
  • Ball cap.
  • Hiking boots or tennis shoes.
  • High necked shirts to protect from hot brass.
  • Water and a light snack if needed.
  • Layered clothing usually works best so that you can adapt to weather conditions.

Camp Experiences




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