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

The purpose of the NMBHGC is to promote the shooting sports and to provide safe range facilities 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

The Rosary for Marilynn Raupfer, the wife of Top Hat Bill Raupfer (our range manager) will be Friday, September 21st at 6 pm at French’s Mortuary on Lomas and Eubank. Mass and Funeral will be Saturday, September 22nd at 10 am at Mount Calvary Cemetery, 1900 Edith Blvd NE. The NM Bighorn Gun Club would like to give our deepest sympathy to Bill. Our prayers are with the family during this tough time.

Club Meeting
The Club Meeting will be held on Thursday, October 4.  The board meets at 6:30 and the general meeting for members starts at 7:00.  Nominations for officers will be held at this meeting. REMEMBER – This Club Meeting will be held at the Mountainview Elementary School located at 2422 State Hwy 333, on route 66 across from Lexco.

Range Orientation and Cleanup
Saturday October 13, 9 AM to 11 AM
» Range may be closed during cleanup.


Civilian Marksmanship Program Cerification

We are pleased to announce that the club has obtained certification with the Civilian Marksmanship Program. This certification will allow club members to purchase 1911 Handguns from the CMP up until October 4th. For more information on this program, visit the Civilian Marksmanship Program site. You may also view the club’s CMP Certiciation.

Women and Handguns

The Torrance County Women and Handguns class will be held soon! This series of classes will begin on Wednesday, October 10th. The class will be each Wednesday for three weeks, followed by a shooting event at the range on Saturday, October 27th. For additional information, including class dates/times and location, please see this flyer.

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