TR Weekly      A weekly update of all things Teller Rifles      June 14, 2023             We Keep growing! The Teller Rifles website went live sixteen months ago and we continue to attract new members.      Then, 238 people got our emails. Today? 536!      So, we may include some of our more popular posts of the past for the benefit of newer members.                     Do You Know Someone Who’d Be a Good Rifle? Forward this to them and tell them to email us at and ask to be added to our email list. This’ll make them a member. Tell them not to worry…it doesn’t cost anything to become a Rifle! Upcoming TR Events and Classes             TR is either heading up these events or is involved: Friday Night Target Practice at Victor Elks – 16 June Introduction to Handguns – 24 June Off-Grid Cooking Without Power – 25 June TR Board Meeting – 26 June Saturday Shooting at Victor Elks – 01 July CCW Class – 08 July National Night Out – 01 August Bullseye Shooting Competition – 05 August Donkey Derby Days – 11/13 August Annual TR Shoot-Fest – 20/21 October Home Meat Processing – TBA Backyard Animal Husbandry - TBA Gun/Militaria Show and Auction - TBA        Watch for future announcements or reply to this email with questions.  Blackout? Be Prepared for Anything! That motto applies to many life situations, including the need to cook without electricity or natural gas.  Many factors can affect electricity or other utilities that we now take for granted. At this survival / off-grid cooking class, you will to learn how to build seven different open fire lays and how to construct / use 10 different cooking "devices."  You will engage in hands-on practice building an open fire, building a cook device and actually cooking food for lunch. Lunch is included with the class.   Don't go hungry.  Learn advanced fire building and cooking skills with Teller Rifles! Sunday, 25 June. RSVP by return email. Read More  Introduction to Handguns Saturday, 24 June 2023, 9:00am, at the indoor shooting range at Victor Elks. This training is designed to provide a hands-on introduction to the safe handling and proper orientation of handguns. Includes classroom and range-time learning to provide you with the knowledge, skills and attitude necessary to safely handle a handgun. Never shot a handgun? This is your chance! Not sure if you want a single-shot, revolver, or auto-loader? Find out! Fire one of each! Attendance is free, but limited! For more information, email to . RSVP by return email now. 


More Coloradans Carrying

According to recent data recently released by the County Sheriffs of Colorado, 27,031 new concealed carry permitswere issued statewide in 2022, with another 26,622 existing permits renewed.  That is down from 2020 and 2021when permits skyrocketed in Colorado and around the country, but it is 14 percent increase over 2019 (23,250)and a 6 percent increase over 2018 (25,643). Read More  Some of You Rifles may think You’re Bad,  But you’ll never be this Bad!  4-H Shooting Sports can Improve your Child’s Mental Health!

Regular training can reduce stress, improve focus, and boost self-confidence.

Having a supportive community reduces feelings of isolation, boosts motivation, and promotes accountability.

Guidance from a Shooting Sports Instructor promotes feelings of self-efficacy, provides personalized support and improves physical performance.

All of these benefits positively impact mental health by helping people experience a greater sense of accomplishment, balance, and well-being. 4-H Shooting Sports is open to ages from 8 to 18.  You can register on line by going onto Teller County 4-H.  We meet for air rifle at 5:00pm Monday at the pikes Peak Community Center in Divide.  For .22 rifle we meet at Victor Elks Club on Wednesday and Friday at 6:00pm.  Stop by and we will introduce you to our program.  The Rifles Kitchen CROCK POT OLD FASHIONED MEATLOAF Chocolate Chip Pie Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu  Friday Night Shooting and Tacos at Elks You not only get to shoot Friday night at the Victor Elks but you can now get Tacos. Please join the Victor Elks at their lodge for a taco dinner and great conversation on Friday. We will start at 500pm and go until the tacos run out. The range goes live at 600pm. Eat dinner and go shooting? It doesn’t get better!  The T R Marketplace is Growing! Got guns, ammo, and other gear you want to sell? Email a description, photos, and price, and we’ll list. Members only, goods only, and all dealings are directly between the buyer and the seller! There is no fee. If you sell it through TR, make a donation! See More  Plant Sale Colorado State University Extension is at it again. The Teller County Master Gardeners will be selling vegetables, herbs, and flowers this week at the farmers market (June 16) in Woodland Park from 8:00 – noon.  TR Board Meetings Have you ever wondered how-in-the-hell some jury or other group arrived at some hair-brained decision or nutcase policy? Well wonder no longer! You can view our April TR Board Meeting here and the passcode is: gT@m*C1B . The next Board meeting is scheduled for 26 June and will be Zoomed. TR members are welcomed to attend. Just let us know, by return email, that you’re coming so we don’t overload the venue.  Volunteers Needed! We have committed to have a presence at a number of upcoming events and need volunteers. At these events we enlist new members, sell swag, Root-Beer Floats, and generally have a good time. Let us know if you are interested in helping.  

Who Says, Girls Can’t Shoot.11???!!!

 See More  Come Shooting Saturday Shooting at Victor Elks! Our first Saturday shooting session had four Rifles turn out. Our second had eight! Our third, nine!!Come for the Elks pancake breakfast and stay and shoot afterward. Our next Saturday shoot is 01 July. Breakfast starts at 700am. The range goes live at 1000am. It doesn’t get much better!   Family Guns Christmas Morning – Southern California – 1956 My father, aka 'Chief', hamming it up on Christmas morning. Seemingly a rite of passage back in the old days, your 10th or 11th Christmas usually was the occasion of getting your BB gun. This was your first chance to show how responsible and thoughtful you were becoming on the way to manhood. So how did you demonstrate this budding maturity? By joining all of your other pals in the neighborhood (who also seemed to get their Red Ryders at about the same time in their lives), divide up into sides, and have BB gun wars! Who knew what epic battles could be fought over a buddy's front yard?  (If you have photos of guns in your family, send them along with some narrative, to .We’ll be happy to share your Family Guns stories!)     Read More                    Marketplace – Razor Wire – 50’ Rolls       120 rolls arrived and 44 have been sold. $50 per roll. You may be asking ‘Why do I Need Razor Wire???!!!’. This video may help answer that question. If a collapse comes it may be next to impossible to get it when you really will need it. Reserve yours by replying to this email.            Razor Wire                     OPINION GUNNIES  We've been asked, "What are Gunnies?" Gunnies are funnies that involve guns. Get it?! Some of you have no sense of humor.       If you have any cartoons or memes you think are worthy, send them along.       Keep it clean as befitting a family-oriented organization,  as well as non-political to keep things friendly.             See More             Email us at

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