Air Gun Workshops & Practice:

Bernalillo County:​​

Air Gun Workshop

Get ready for the games. this workshop focuses on basic marksmanship princilples and techniques with emphasis on position and firing procedures.

Saturday January 14, 2017 08:00 AM

Eldorado High School
11300 Montgomery Blvd . NE. 

Air Gun Practices

For beginners interested in learning the sport of Air Guns or those that would like to improve their skills the location for this is held at the Eldorado High School Rifle range

​For Competition, Workshop, and Practice
Contact: Major Jim Koerber, Senior instructor,
Eldorado High school JR ROTC at 296-4871 X1408

For more information on how you can learn to shoot an air gun , contact the 50+ Sports and Fitness office 880-2880. 

​     Air gun is excellent way to enjoy shooting.

It is available for all experience levels and is a   senior sports favorite. Workshops will be held throughout the year and will be posted here. Gun safety is vital for any owner or user of any Air gun whether it is a BB gun or a pellet gun. All Air gun users should carefully read and understand all instructions that come with their particular air gun. 

Air Pistol/ Rifle 

Practices occur on ​Wednesdays  10:00 am to 12:00 pm

No Fee
Coordinator: Nick Blea   450-5300

​LINKs to Neighboring State Games :​

Air Gun​​ Competition:

Albuquerque 50+ Games:

Competitions include: Rifle Bench, Rifle Standing, Pistol Bench, and Pistol Standing.

Saturday January 28,2017 at 8:00 am

Eldorado High School

11300 Montgomery Blvd . NE.

For More Info;

Contact Joel Mahoney


Isleta Pueblo Games:

Competitions include: Airgun Rifle/ Pistol

Friday March 24, 2017   1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Isleta Baseball Field - Big Mama: Chical   

All Age Groups 

For More Info:
Contact Isleta Recreation Center & Elderly Center
Eugene JoJola   505-869-9770

Sandoval County Games:

Competitions include: Rifle and Pistol Stand.

Date: Register thru Albuquerque Games

Please see above

Contact: Joel Mahoney to reserve your spot


Torrance County Games:
Check-In/On-site Registration Saturday March11,2017  9:00 am Rules & Procedures.

​Deadline to register 5 days prior to event
Registration form

Competitions include: M & W Rifle and Pistol Stand ; M & W Rifle and Pistol Bench rest

Saturday March 11, 2017  9:30 am-3:00 pm

MAGS Indoor Shooting Range, Moriarty
Firearms provided

Contact: Jerry Melaragno 

Valencia County Games:
Competitions include: Air Rifle/ Air Pistol

Friday April 7, 2017   9:00 am
Bosque Farms

Registration form
For More Info:
Contact: Nick Blea 450-5300

​​​2017 New Mexico Senior Olympic Summer Games 
Events: ​Held in Albuquerque, New Mexico​

2017 New Mexico Senior Olympics​​

​​This Event is not Open to Out of State Participants

NM Senior Olympics

Air Gun Video:

Fun Facts from Wikipedia:

Air guns represent the oldest pneumatic technology. The oldest existing mechanical air gun, a bellows air gun dating back to about 1580, is in the Livrustkammaren Museum in Stockholm. This is the time most historians recognize as the beginning of the modern air gun.

In the 17th century, air guns, in calibers .30–.51, were used to hunt big game deer and wild boar. These air rifles were charged using a pump to fill an air reservoir and gave velocities from 650 to 1,000 feet per second (200–300 m/s). They were also used in warfare, the most recognized example being the Girandoni air rifle.

At that time, they had compelling advantages over the primitive firearms of the day. For example, air guns could be discharged in wet weather and rain (unlike matchlock muskets), and repeatedly discharged faster than muzzle-loading guns. Moreover, they were quieter than a firearm of similar caliber, had no muzzle flash, and were smokeless. Thus, they did not disclose the shooter's position or obscure the shooter's view, unlike the black powder muskets of the 18th and 19th centuries.

During the 1890s, air rifles were used in Birmingham, England, for competitive target shooting. Matches were held in public houses, which sponsored shooting teams. Prizes, such as a leg of mutton for the winning team, were paid for by the losing team. The sport became so popular that in 1899, the National Smallbore Rifle Association was created. During this time over 4,000 air rifle clubs and associations existed across Great Britain, many of them in Birmingham. During this time, the air gun was associated with poaching because it could deliver a shot without a significant report.

Valencia County: 

Air Gun​​