We're pleased to announce a new event on the JP Blue Steel Ranch calendar for 2017: Butch's NMLRS presented by Butch's Reloading
Scheduled for September 30th - October 1st, registration is now open. You can find more details about the match here.
We're also now pleased to offer gift certificates for our Precision Rifle Courses at the JP Blue Steel Ranch. These certificates are available in any denomination you prefer or for the entire tuition for a class. Contact us to order.
We're very pleased to announce that author Larry Correia will be attending our PR-1 introductory precision rifle class at the JP Blue Steel Ranch, held on October 6-8. He'll be lugging his personal Cazador LRP-07 down for the class, and you're invited to train with him and our top-notch instructor, Brian Whalen. Enrollment is limited, so if you're interested, act fast! We expect this class to fill up quickly.
New for 2017, tuition for all JP Precision Rifle Courses is only $995, plus optional lodging in the newly renovated BSR bunkhouse for $200 (plus applicable state and local taxes). We're also making precision long-range ammo available for purchase with advanced notice in the following calibers: .223, .308, 6.5 Creedmoor and .260 Remington.
I won a shooting class at the JP Blue Steel Ranch at the 2016 Resurgence 3-Gun Match. With it, I just attended the Intermediate Precision Rifle course.
Wow! Brian, Dave and the ranch as our classroom: what a great overall experience! Amazing being immersed in long-range shooting with people smarter than I am! I'm happy to be the dumbest guy in the room—happy to be among the people that know and do. I'm not a new gun person but I became a better one this weekend and got some pretty good hits on some tiny lil plates with the JP 6.5 CM barrel in my build.
This was more than just a class. We all went out to dinner Friday night and talked more about shooting, loading, and so. I was immersed in valuable Information that is way above normal gun talk with the masses. All this learning will take a long time to sink all in on my part as I apply many new things and refine some of what I learned in the course. For example, truing data to what the bullet does on target really is a combination of science, swag, and reality. I don't see myself becoming a precision competitor, but I will be able to use this in my 3-gun game.
The fact that John Paul is a shooter and a competitor with a passion shows! The products that you make are proof. Again, Brian and Dave are great! They are real! They know and do. Their knowledge, experience, and demeanor are a great reflection on your brand!
Thank you for all that you do! I've already sent my money for the 2017 Resurgence match and can't wait!
Owned and operated by JP Enterprises, the Blue Steel Ranch is a premiere shooting destination providing:
The facility itself features seven square ranges and unlimited natural terrain shooting off canyon rims. Over 400 steel targets are positioned throughout the property, making the BSR a true shooting paradise.
The JP Blue Steel Ranch is located about 12 miles south of Logan, NM and 30 miles east of Tucumcari, NM. Both towns offer good lodging and restaurants for competitors and students.
The developed ranges include a main general purpose range with one section dedicated to rim fire steel, one section for pistol and the center corridor for centerfire rifle with permanent steel in place out to nearly 500 yards. The KD range has permanent steel in place starting at 400, every 100 yards out to 1000 yards with an additional target at 1350 and one at a full mile! There is also a 50 yard pit range sunk into the GP range that can be used for a 360 pistol/carbine/shotgun scenario. In addition there are two 50 yards pistol ranges to the west of the GP range and finally, a 100x100 yard pistol/carbine training range with high berms on three sides located one mile to the north of the GP range.
However, the real draw here is the natural terrain shooting capability. The facility is mostly canyon country on the edge of the Revelto river and this provides a fantastic back drop for canyon rim and high angle shooting with natural back stops and containment. Over 100 targets are arranged in over 25 shooting points on the rims creating miles of walking courses with a wide variety of precision shooting problems for the advanced marksmen.
John Paul of JP Enterprises Inc. recently completed six instructional segments for Jim Scoutten's "Shooting USA" program at the Blue Steel Ranch. These segments are repeating on the show presently and can be viewed here. These segments lay some of the foundation blocks of precision long range shooting and other pertinent technical information such as a discussion of reticles in various optics and parallax correction. This is just a sample of the valuable knowledge that will be gained at the BSR and actually put into practice.
Initially, we will offer two courses. These will comprise an entry level and advanced level long range precision shooting regimen. The intro level will take as student through basic ballistics, reticle vs dial up techniques; precision shooting technique on both manual and gas operated precision rifles, rifle prep, data preparation on the student rifle, building a position, basic wind doping and the ability to hit targets out to 1K. Students may use their personal gear but may also make arrangements to rent a JP rifle for course competition.
The advanced course will take students through the verification process on their rifle, establishing a data card on the KD range and on to natural terrain shooting off the canyon rims.
As we want to promote the synergy between the “hardware and the software” , any student enrolling in a course at the BSR will be allowed a discount on any JP rifle and conversely, any customer purchasing a JP rifle will be allowed a discount on a JP Precision Rifle course at the Blue Steel Ranch. There is a reason that JP rifles have earned their reputation. We understand how to design and build great rifles because first and foremost, we know how to use a rifle.
Currently, there are two annual competitions presented at the JP Blue Steel Ranch. In June, the Steel Safari involves a hunting based scenario for the long range shooter, featuring three days of challenging shooting, all in the natural terrain positions. Each day consists of a walking course of approximately one mile and 7-8 shooting positions, each with 6 long range engagements. The second competition is the Team Challenge offered in October which requires a two man team, one shooter using a “carbine” the other a “rifle” and working as a team to solve the natural terrain shooting points. In addition, there would be additional medium range carbine/pistol courses required in the PM of each of three days. Both events are extremely challenging and tremendously satisfying for the serious marksman. We hope to offer a third event in November or December of 2015. Stay tuned!
LE and military training by reservation, with or without JP supplied instructors.
Guest courses to be put on by “traveling schools” such as CRTC (Crisis Resolution Training Consultants) featuring champion shooter Bennie Cooley.
The BSR can also be retained as a location for in situ video material to showcase products by other manufacturers in the firearms industry. The back drop provides real “eye candy” for a photo or video shoot. Contact us for specifics and to make a reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org