Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club

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BRPC Office

The history of the Boulder Rifle and Pistol Club (BRPC) property seems to be a little blurry.  I have talked with 7 people in my attempt to gain background info on this Boulder City, NV shooting location and have received the same number of variations on the story.  The one thing that each story has in common is that the range was developed sometime in the 1930’s by the Army Corp. of Engineers.  Some stories claim the site was set up as a Military base to aid in the security and construction of the Hoover Dam but other stories state that the site wasn’t established until 1938, two years after Hoover Dam was completed.

This somewhat remote club is located about 20 minutes S.E. of Las Vegas and features one of the few 1,000 yard ranges in the area, allowing them to host high power long range precision rifle competitions.  The BRPC also plays host to a variety of other events, “details of which can be seen on their website.”

ariel 600x453 Boulder Rifle and Pistol ClubBRPC has multiple ranges for both rifle and pistol shooting as well as some shotgun options.  Most of the ranges are equipped with cover and seating.  They have a series of courtesy ranges which are open to the public from 8am until 4pm on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday, and Mondays that are holidays.

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As far as any kind of service goes, don’t expect much.  Be sure to bring a cooler full of ice and beverages as well as your own T.P. should you need to make use one of their outhouses.  Although the staff can be friendly, they have proven to be less than helpful during each of my four visits.  Most of them love to talk but I attribute that to sitting in a hot office for hours at a time with little or no conversation.  When it comes to answering questions about their club, the most popular answers I received were either “I’m not sure, you will have to ask somebody else.” or “you can find all that on our website.”

I had been out to BRPC three times this year in attempts to gather photos, video, and information about the club.  I was turned away each time.  The only reason I went out a fourth time is because somebody (I’d still like to know who) dropped a bunch of our business cards throughout the ranges and one of the board members contacted me to find out why “I” was dropping our cards there but had not listed them on this site.  Never mind that I had left only 2 cards there on previous visits along with the polite request for somebody to contact me…Which were ignored.

As you have seen from our other write-ups and reviews, some places have great customer service while others prefer to drive customers away.  When your business is literally located in a hole in the desert, one would think you could find a way to entice visitors instead of dismissing them. ~2 cents

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oldschoolshooter August 8, 2010 at 3:28 pm

The employees here are as old as the location itself and their website was made around the 1930′s too. Do they really expect anybody to go there in search of information? I noticed you didn’t link to it in the review. I went there to check the place out on one of there courtesy range days and noticed that they had a flag pole but no flag. When I asked about that the guy pulled the flag off the shelf and huffed around while he went outside and put it up. As a veteran this didn’t sit well with me and neither did the fact that they had obviously not bothered to fold the flag when the took it down last. I see in your photo of the office that they didn’t have the flag up that day either.

JFComfort August 8, 2010 at 9:55 pm

I’m surprised to hear that. Boulder City honor’s veterans and I would think that flying our nations flag would be important to them. I’m pretty disappointing to hear about your experience.

failblazer July 26, 2011 at 9:41 am

not entirely surprised by this review, ive been looking for a club to possibly join, and i liked the idea of this one cause of the age group and wanting to avoid inexperienced shooters at the range. but i went out there to start seasoning my new ar15 barrel. supposedly they open at 8. finally the range master showed up at 9:30 cause he slept in. very unprofessional.

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