Cameo Shooting and Education Complex


Welcome to the Cameo Shooting and Education Complex Homepage.

The Cameo Shooting and Education Complex (CSEC), opened in August 2018, provides some of Colorado’s finest shooting and archery ranges. Indeed, it is  one of the finest, world class shooting ranges in the USA. CSEC is located a few miles east of Grand Junction Colorado, at exit 45 off of Interstate 70.


Be sure to visit our What’s New page to see what’s happening at Cameo

CSEC is open to the public

The Cameo Shooting and Education Complex is open to the public. CSEC offers great outdoor social distancing opportunities. We encourage you to get outside and enjoy our facility.

No Reservations Needed for the Public Shooting Bays

Reservations are necessary for the Long Range Precision Range, which is available on public days (see the Calendar of Events) or by special reservation.

Summer Hours Are In Effect

As of March 15th, CSEC is observing Summer Hours of Operation:

    • Public Shooting Bays, Archery Bay and 3D Archery Courses: 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, 7 days a week.
    • Sporting Clays Courses: 7:00 AM to 6:30 PM, 7 days a week.
    • 5-Stand: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM every Saturday.
    • LRP: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday, (unless closed for an event, please check the calendar for range availability) Call the range office at (970) 464-1339 to make a reservation at least two days in advance. Reservations are not accepted for dates more than one month in advance. The LRP is also available for private reservations on non-public days.

Ammunition Reminder

It is especially important to remember that no tracer, incendiary, armor-piercing (black tip) or penetrator (green tip) ammunition is permitted on the ranges at CSEC as they constitute a fire hazard. This includes M855 surplus ammunition.

Armor-piercing and penetrator rounds have steel cores which cause sparks when they impact steel targets. Additionally, these rounds damage our steel targets, requiring their replacement.

Generally, if the projectile in the round attracts a magnet, it is not permitted. If you have any questions regarding the suitability of your ammunition, please ask a Range Safety Officer or inquire at the range office.

Please take note: Not all steel-cored penetrator ammunition is marked. Recent 5.56mm Australian imports look just like conventional rounds. Know your ammo!

The image at the top of this and each of the other pages taken by Mike Nevins