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Golden Gun Club

Golden Gun Club

Denver's Premier Shooting Facility


  • [April. 2, 2020]

    ***** RANGE CLOSURE UPDATE, APRIL 1, 2020 *****

    The range will remain closed through the expiration of Colorado's Stay at Home Order. Some have emailed the Board to state that ranges are classified as essential services in Department of Homeland Security (DHS) guidelines. We are aware of this information.

    The DHS guidelines are suggestions to state and local governments and do not carry with them legal authority or force of law. From the first page of the DHS document (bold in original):

    This list is intended to help State, local, tribal and territorial officials as they work to protect their communities, while ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety, as well as economic and national security. Decisions informed by this list should also take into consideration additional public health considerations based on the specific COVID-19-related concerns of particular jurisdictions.

    This list is advisory in nature. It is not, nor should it be considered, a federal directive or standard. Additionally, this advisory list is not intended to be the exclusive list of critical infrastructure sectors, workers, and functions that should continue during the COVID-19 response across all jurisdictions. Individual jurisdictions should add or subtract essential workforce categories based on their own requirements and discretion.

    The guideline identifying ranges as a critical function was not adopted by the State of Colorado. While gun shops are considered critical retail, Colorado's order does not exempt shooting ranges. We understand that various enforcement measures may be implemented. The Board's duty is to the health, safety and longevity of the Club. As such, the Board voted to remain closed during the Stay at Home Order. As the Order evolves or is amended, the Board will consider the same. Please check this site for updates, and a reminder that the Range Information Line (303-512-9742) is the official source of closure and cancellation notices.

    David J. Thrower
    President, Golden Gun Club

  • [March. 25, 2020]

    **** All Golden Gun Club Facilities Closed, Due To Shelter In Place Order ****

    Due to the Arapahoe County Shelter in Place Order, all Golden Gun Club facilities shall be closed immediately through April 17, 2020. This applies to the rifle range as well as the shotgun and clubhouse facility. Please check this page and the range information line for further information.

    Range Information Line: 303-512-9742

  • [April. 1, 2020]

    **** April Newsletter ****

    The April newsletter has been published. Read or download it from the Newsletter Page.

  • [March. 1, 2020]

    **** Accepting Applications for New Members 2020 ****

    Golden Gun Club is now accepting applications for new members. See instructions for applying on the Membership Information Page.

    If you have questions, please contact Paul Pedri by phone: 303-366-6970, or E-Mail.

Golden Gun Club is located in Watkins, CO, approximately 22 miles east of Downtown Denver (see location or map). We have an eight field Trap and Skeet range, and a 75 point Rifle/Pistol range out to 500 yards. Our Rifle/Pistol range is members only, but our Trap and Skeet range is open to the public. Trap and Skeet hours of operation, prices, and phone numbers are listed at the Trap & Skeet Site.

For those interested in becoming members, we have a full membership which allows access to our Rifle/Pistol range, and discounts on our Trap and Skeet Range. For those only interested in trap and skeet, we offer a shotgun membership which grants you discount rates on trap and skeet range fees. For information on becoming member, see our Membership Information Page.

If you are seeking information about the club or the range, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

Be sure and call the Range Information Line 303-512-9742 or the clubhouse 303-366-6970 to confirm trap and skeet hours and for rifle range schedule and closures.


Golden Gun Club hosts monthly matches in the following of shooting disciplines: Muzzleloaders, Black Powder Cartridge Silhouette, Service Rifle, Cowboy Silhouette, Junior Program and Smallbore Rifle. These matches are open to the public.


Golden Gun Club
1503 S. Watkins Road
Watkins, CO 80137
Clubhouse Phone: 303-366-6970
If you have phone problems with 303-366-6970, please use 303-366-0340 instead.
Range Information Line: 303-512-9742


Take I-70 East 8 miles past the DIA exit (Pena Blvd.) to the Watkins/Front Range Airport exit. Go South 3 miles on Watkins Road. The club is on the west side of Watkins Rd.

From the northwest metro area (Boulder, Broomfield, Westminster), take US 36 East past I-25 to I-70. Take I-70 Eastbound 8 miles past the DIA exit (Pena Blvd.) to the Watkins/Front Range Airport exit. Go South 3 miles on Watkins Road. The club is on the west side of Watkins Rd.

From the southern metro area (Parker, Centennial), take E-470 North, exit on Quincy Avenue. Go 6 miles East. Turn left (North) on Watkins Road and proceed 3.2 miles. The club is on the west side of Watkins Rd.

From the northern metro area (Thornton, Brighton), take E-470 South, exit on I-70 Eastbound. Go 6 miles East. Exit at Watkins/Front Range Airport exit, and proceed south 3.2 miles. The club is on the west side of Watkins Rd.

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