LIGHTNING RELEASES (8/19/2014) – World champion shooters, free firearms classes, food, live bands and giveaways of guns and ammo will highlight the First Annual Colorado Firearms Festival on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  at Centennial Gun Club, 11800 E. Peakview Avenue.

“We’re expecting more than 50 vendors, and we’ll also have two live bands, a bounce house, a Gun Sway-Trade, an obstacle course, a climbing wall, K-9 demonstrations, face painters, balloon artists, DJs from KYGO DJs, SWAT and Bomb squad members, a demonstration of the latest firearms and silencers, and a Harley-Davidson display,” Centennial Gun Club Operations Manager Paul Stanley said.

On Saturday, Rob Leatham, six-time International Practical Shooting Confederation world champion, will put on demonstrations. Randi Rogers, winner of 40 national and international shooting titles and considered one of the world’s most accomplished female shooters, will put on demonstrations on Friday as part of other events the club is hosting.

“We are very privileged to have these world-class shooters at Centennial Gun Club to demonstrate their skills and provide tips and instruction to our customers,” Stanley said.

Stanley said the club will be offering free classes to everyone, and also offering Colorado educators the opportunity to sign up for a special free conceal carry class.

“We want to use our platform of excellent training, education and range to ensure that all Colorado educators who choose to become equipped, prepared and practiced are afforded that opportunity,” he said. “So, we are offering a free conceal carry class to help them gain increased familiarization, confidence and competency with firearms.”

The educators’ class will be offered in September, and educators can enroll at the festival on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The festival will be capped with an 8:30 p.m. showing of the movie “The Princess Bride” on a large inflatable screen.

In additional to the festival, the gun club will host other events Friday though Sunday, when firearms representatives will be on hand to answer questions and offer other information about their products.

On Saturday and Sunday, the club will host a gun swap, where people can buy, sell or swap their firearms with other people.

All firearms brought to the event must cleared and in a holster or cased, Stanley said, and transactions are subject to a background check and other required paperwork.

James Wall, 303-894-3130
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