As some of you may remember, I have been looking for a Denver area rifle range to sight in at for over a year. I'm somewhat shocked not to have found anything decent, but I guess I'm just spoiled by the Phoenix area.
Anyway, I heard that K2 had a rifle range, and they were close to me. I knew going in that they were overpriced, but I really needed to get my post-post ban project rifles sighted in. Being a younger guy (I'll be 20 in January), I thought I'd try to get some information on range policy, etc. I emailed Scott Wolff, one of the range partners and got the following response:
I have a big shoot coming, so I went in today to sight in. As I entered the range, the first thing I saw was a sign saying something like: "No shooters under the age of 21 unless accompanied by an adult." I figured I'd still give it a try, and they actually didn't care that I'm under 21, nor should they, especially after what Mr. Wolff told me.
They rang me up, and I was thinking that it would be fine. The range itself was OK, though firing an AR15 and an AR10 underground is never particularly great. I got my AR15 sighted in, and pulled out my AR10 to do it. At that point(1 hour into shooting), one of the employees tapped me on the back of the shoulder to say my time was up.
I went with him back out to the counter to get another hour, and he informed me that during hunting season, it was $15/half hour. Apparently hunting season goes from now until march... Also during hunting season, each shoorer is only allowed to shoot for 1/2 hour, and they were being nice to me for letting me stay longer.
I hadn't finished yet, so I asked to pay for another half hour. He had to go check with someone, but let me, for another $15. I quickly finished sighting the '10 and left. On the way out though, I saw a sign saying something like: "It is against the law for anyone under the age of 21 to be in possesion of a handgun. This facility will work with law enforcement to enforce this" which is just not true. Thankfully I had not brought a pistol, or I might have had to deal with the police.
So to all who want to shoot in Denver-- Avoid K2. I still don't know where I will go in the future. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know.
Thanks for the heads-up. I've never been in there, have the $ for a new rifle and am going shopping tomorrow. They were on my list to visit. Not now.