Liberty Firearms Institute Joins NSSF’s Five-Star Range Family

Located in Johnstown, Colorado, a town of nearly 10,000 just 41 miles north of Denver, Liberty Firearms Institute opened in May 2016. This exceptional, family-owned and -operated facility sprawls over 100,000 square feet. Firearms shooters can take advantage of 52 lanes across six bays that permit shooting at 25, 50, and 100 yards, while archery shooters have an eight-lane 45-yard range. There are pro shops for both sports, and for firearms enthusiasts, there’s an abundant selection of rental firearms, including a selection of full autos and the range’s biggest draw, its .45-70 Gov’t. five-barrel Gatling gun.

An intense focus on firearms education and community safety is immediately clear to anyone who visits Liberty Firearms Institute. Numerous classrooms equipped with smartboards are where a wide selection of classes—from youth firearms education and concealed carry to advanced tactical skills and specialty curriculums for women and families—take place. Classes are provided by world-class instructors from Liberty’s professional in-house training company, Makhaira Group, with the occasional guest instructor brought in for special sessions. There is onsite firearms storage for the range’s members via 262 fortified personal safes that are further secured in the facility’s built-in vault room. As an added method of security and safety to their patrons, Liberty Firearms Institute requires a one-time background check and safety video for anyone using the facility for the first time.