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    Bill prator gun range

    The Trinidad State Junior College Prator Shooting Range is located six and a half miles southeast of Trinidad and features beautiful vistas and state-of-the-art equipment. A five-station trap shooting range was built in 2012 and in 2013 a skeet shooting range was built. Lights make it possible to shoot trap and skeet at night. The range also features a rifle and pistol range with distances up to 100 yards. The 100 yard range has four shooting lanes, eight lanes at 80 yards. The pistol course has movable targets for various distances. Restroom, a classroom and a workbench are provided on site.

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    PRATOR RANGE HOURS

    For further information or to schedule range time:
    Contact Toni DeAngelis, at 719-846-5520

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    PRATOR RANGE FEES

    Lifetime memberships are also available

    Rifle and Pistol Range Daily Rates    
    Range members     no cost
       
    Non-members   $6.00    
    Trap and Skeet        
    Range members   $5.00 for 25 clay targets
    Non-members   $7.00 for 25 clay targets
             
    Annual Membership    
    NRA Members   Individual $40    Family $60
    TSJC employees   Individual $20   Family $30
    Non-NRA Members   Individual $60   Family $90
    TSJC employees
    (Non-NRA)
      Individual $30   Family $45
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    prator gun range HISTORY

    The range was built in 1976 and was named after Bill Prator, a former instructor in the renowned Trinidad State Gunsmithing Program. The range is owned by the Trinidad State Educational Foundation.

    Bill Prator was a machine shop student at TSJC in 1940, then worked for Remington Arms and Army Service prior to a 5-year stint with acclaimed gunsmith P.O. Ackley in his private business until 1950. Ackley was a driving force in establishing the Gunsmithing Program at TSJC in 1947. Prator joined the instructional staff in 1950 and became the program’s second instructor. He was an instructor in the program for 32 years. The gun range, financed by the Trinidad State Educational Foundation in 1978, was dedicated to Prator in 1982 by the Foundation for his countless efforts and perseverance to get the range in working operation. Prator passed away on September 7, 2008. His family made an initial contribution to create the Prator Range Endowment Fund in 2013.

     

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    Find Us

    The range is located at 42013 County Road 24.6. From downtown Trinidad go east on Main Street to Grey Creek Road (County Road 24.6) and turn south for six miles. Grey Creek Road is located between Comi Funeral Home and San Isabel Electric.

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