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Please check you inbox for the status for all activities and events before going    Or call Hotline @ 719-442-0150 on event day.


CSML Primitive Shoot; Ft Melchert, Penrose, CO.     ON
Buckhorn Skinners Squirrel Rifle Shoot, April 27&27[snow date: May 18 & 19] [flyer]
CSML Memorial Day Shoot; May 25, 26 & 27; Florence City Mountain Park [flyer]
Colorado NMLRA Territorials; June 14, 15, & 16, Ft Lupton CO. [flyer]

NOTE:  An email will be sent to the CSML Shootlist the Friday prior to the Shoot with 'Shoot RFI' [request for information] in the subject line requesting attendance information. An email with be sent on Sunday of the Shoot, using the guidelines that temperature is predicted to be 50 degrees or above at noon, and the Melchert's agree[ Melchert's Rule],  stating whether there will be a shoot or not

CSML Montly Membership Meeting - Generally the first Tuesday of the month.[ see below for address]
Paper Shoots - Generally the first Sunday of the month
Primitive Shoots - Generally the third Sunday of the month

Current activity/event status will be emailed as soon as possible. Or call 719-442-0150.  Shoot Status is will be available after 9am on Shoot Day
To sign up for CSML's Shoot Status Email List: send a [subscribe-shootlist] in the Subject
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was chartered in 1974, by a group of men and women interested in their heritage and dedicated to preserving and promoting the sport of muzzle loading.

Colorado Springs Muzzle Loaders has grown from 10 charter members to over 100 families. Club activities have expanded to include demonstrations of the fur trade era, such as muzzle loading, trapping, and buckskinning. These demonstations are given by CSML members to area schools, scouts and the like.

CSML is a family orientated club which hosts functions such as campouts, and potluck dinners, in addition to shoots.

The Cripple Creek Shoot, now known as the Memorial Day Shoot, is the club's annual project.  It is now held in the area of Florence, Colorado. This event is a matter of some pride, since it draws shooters and spectators from all over the country and is greatly influential in promoting the interests of muzzle loading.

CSML is affiliated with the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association,  the NRA, and the Colorado State Muzzle Loading Association.


General Membership Meetings
First Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm
American Legion Hall
3613 Jeannine Dr, Colorado Springs 80917


Paper Targets

0086 K Street, Penrose, Colorado
First Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM
Pistol shooting at 12:00 noon


0086 K Street, Penrose, Colorado
Third Sunday of each month at 1:00 PM
Pistol shooting at 12:00 noon

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