Important Update – Please Read

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in order to comply with the Governor’s stay-at-home instruction:


The cancellation of all events includes monthly club meetings, as the Town of Edgewood has closed the community center for now.

This announcement will be updated as we have additional information to share.  

The range is currently only open to casual shooters. Please remember to continue practicing social distancing, and take care of yourselves and your families during this unprecedented situation.

Please stay healthy and safe! We look forward to resuming scheduled events soon!

THE RANGE ORIENTATION FOR JANUARY 9. 2021 IS CURRENTLY FULL. If you are scheduled to attend the January 9th orientation, please be aware there may be a cancellation due to inclement weather. Please check back here before you head to the range.

RANGE ORIENTATION FOR FEBRUARY 13, 2021 is now open for reservations. Please call either Tim Schilling or Karma Whelchel to register. Since the weather may be an issue, please check back here to make sure it has not been cancelled.

Please note that the orientations may be cancelled in the event of inclement weather. Please check back here often for updated information. For questions, call either Tim Schilling at 514-8100 or Karma Whelchel at 385-4895. Morning classes start promptly at 9:00 am. Please be at the gate no later than 8:45. PLEASE NOTE: THE RANGE WILL BE CLOSED DURING THIS ORIENTATION AS THE SECOND CLASS WILL BE MEETING ON THE RANGE.

The ENTIRE RANGE WILL BE CLOSED on February 5, 2021. No one will be allowed on the range during that day as the gate will be locked to everyone.

The conceal carry range will be closed at the following times: January 22nd, January 23rd, and January 30th

Please see News below for information about 2021 event planning.


The New Mexico Big Horn Gun Club (NMBHGC) was founded by several local black powder shooters in 1977. The club is a non-profit organization, and is an NRA affiliated club. Club membership is open to the public, and new members are always welcomed. Our members come from all surrounding communities, including Edgewood, Moriarty, Tijeras, Santa Fe and Albuquerque.

The purpose of the NMBHGC is to promote the shooting sports and to provide a safe range facility for the enjoyment of its membership. The club sponsors various special events and activities throughout the year, including it’s annual black powder rendezvous, “The Cache Le Plew.”

Upcoming Events

– No Current Events –

Club Meeting
The next meeting scheduled for April 2nd has been cancelled.
» Board meeting at 6:30 – will not happen
» General member meeting at 7:00 – will not happen

Range Orientation & Range Cleanup
Saturday, April 11, 2020, 9 – 11 am.
» Range may be closed during cleanup.


2021 Event Planning

The board will be meeting in early February to tentatively plan events for the year. Due to ongoing restrictions on mass gatherings, some or all of these events may not actually occur, however we will be planning them out as usual in case restrictions are lessened or dismissed entirely.

As an in-person meeting is not currently possible, this planning session will unfortunately not be open to club members. If you would like to submit an event for consideration, please send an email message to with “2021 Planning” in the subject line. Be sure to include all pertinent event details and contact information in your message. You will be notified regarding the disposition of your request in early February. Please keep in mind, events that are not club sponsored may only utilize the Concealed Carry bay.

In the event that restrictions on gatherings are lifted and events are allowed to take place, announcements will be made on the front page of this site. Until then, all scheduled events including tentatively planned events for 2021 are still currently cancelled.

Civilian Marksmanship Program Update

A second round of purchasing will soon be available for the CMP 1911 program. Orders will be accepted from January 4, 2021 until March 4, 2021. Please see for additional information.

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