Brief History of the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club
The Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club was founded in 1932, by the same people who build Hoover Dam, as a non-profit club. Shooting originally took place in the desert south of the growing tent city that became Boulder City, NV. The Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club Patch, shown to the right, displays the up-stream side of Hoover Dam before the filling of Lake Mead.
After World War II, the range build to support the U.S. Army unit assigned to guard Hoover Dam, was turned over to the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club by the Bureau of Reclamation. When Boulder City was incorporated, the Bureau of Reclamation required that Boulder City honor the agreement with the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club concerning the range.
Brief History of the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club Range
Our club range was originally built in 1938 by the Army Corp. of Engineers and features one of the few 1,000 yard shooting disciplines in the U.S.A. Between the original construction date and the mid 1990’s the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club added a silhouette rifle range and an open pistol area. Since the mid 1990’s the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club has converted the open pistol area to the current day Courtesy Range, with 10 shooting bays, 3 shotgun shooting stations, 2 dedicated training bays, 1 trap range and 1 duel skeet/trap range. In addition, the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club has created a members only range area with 8 shooting bays, 3 shotgun shooting areas, improved the silhouette range to include steel targets ranging from 200 to 900 meters and the known distance range to include 200, 300, 600, 800, 900 and 1,000 yard firing lines.
All of the shooting bays on the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club range feature covered areas, picnic tables, target key ways, leveled and filled bays plus bench rests. The Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club silhouette range includes a covered area with picnic tables and multiple bench rests.
The road from Boulder City has been paved in 2010 and the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club has paved all of the main roads in the range property along with gravel or chip filled all of the parking areas.
Current Club Information
To this day the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club remains an all volunteer run non-profit club. The Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club membership is renewed annually on January 1. The Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club has two governing bodies; the Board of Directors and the Executive Board. The Board of Directors has five officers, half of which are elected every year for a two-year term at the annual club meeting held in January. The Executive Board is made up of the activities directors and others as appointed by the Board of Directors.
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Current Range Operations
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