A Brief History of Picacho Gun Club


In 1965  Picacho Gun Club was organized as a New Mexico not-for-profit corporation to promote shooting sports in Las Cruces.  We are affiliated with the National Rifle Association and the New Mexico Shooting Sports Association. 


One of the main objectives of this organization is to encourage organized rifle, pistol, shotgun and airgun shooting competitions and to promote safe firearm handling as well as improve marksmanship.


In 1975 Picacho Gun Club and Dona Ana County Associated Sportsmen worked with the city of Las Cruces and the Bureau of Land Management to establish the Butterfield Trail Shooting Range.  Since that time we have helped maintain and improve range to provide a safe place for recreational and competition shooting.  This is a work in progress and new projects are set up each year.


 What Are We Doing Now!!
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  • Monthly Shooting matches

  • Monthly meetings with programs of interest to shooters.

  • Help maintain and improve Butterfield Trail Shooting Range

  • We support:

  • We Promote:

    • Senior Olympics Airgun county/state games

    • Shooting skills/training through fun shoots and women's programs

  • We provide:

    • Training for beginning shooters

    • Gun safety programs

    • Safety officers for special matches at the range

    • Displays for

      • Hunting and Fishing Day

      • Gun shows to promote shooting

And much, much, much more!!