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"Something, Somewhere" on this WebSite was Updated on April 15, 2014
The Annual Range Orientation will be held at the River Oaks Range between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM on the following dates:
April 12, 13, 19 and May 10, 2014
A picture Identification and proof of current NRA membership is required. If you do not attend the orientation or are unable to provide proof of a current NRA membership, your range privileges will be suspended and your membership may be forfeit.
Rick Blackwell - SFSA Secretary
RANGE ENTRANCE ROAD CHANGE
The Bettencourt Family has requested all Range Members and Visitors to start using the Princeton Road entrance to gain access to and from the range. New directions have been posted on the Range Directions page if you are not familiar with this new entrance. DO NOT USE THE DRIVEWAY OFF SHAFFER ROAD
Safety First Shooting Association "Training & Education"
For information about Firearms Training & Education, click the "River Oaks, Training & Education" logo at the left of the page and see what is being offered by Safety First or various groups and organizations at River Oaks Range. All courses are offered to the general public (non-membership), and fees if any will vary according to the class requirements. 2nd Saturday of every month.
Ladies Basic Defensive Handgun Introduction. Saturday, May 10th. See the Training link for info.
Private Event Range Closure
On Sunday April 27th, the range will be closed to Open Shooting from 8:00am - 5:00pm for a Private Event.
Hammer Stryke First Aid Class
Hammer Stryke will be offering a First Aid / CPR / Gunshot Trauma Class on April 19th, 8:00am - 5:00pm. This class is highly recommended for Range Safety Officers and Firearm Instructors but open to anyone wishing to take it. If you may be interested in attending this class or want more information, see Hammer Stryke's Class info by clicking HERE.
Midvalley Defensive Shooters Monthly IDPA Match
Midvalley Defensive Shooters will be holding their monthly IDPA match Saturday, April 19th.
You need to be here at least by 8:30am to Sign-in, Pay Up and be Prepared for the Match. Our safety briefing and walk-through starts at 9:00am and shooting starts shortly afterwards. River Oaks Range or IDPA membership is not required to attend our matches. Fees are $15 for Range or IDPA members, $25 for all others. As always, women and those under 18 years of age shoot free and are highly encouraged to participate. For more information about IDPA, click the Midvalley Defensive Shooters - IDPA link on the left side of this page
THE RANGE WILL BE CLOSED THE FRIDAY BEFORE IDPA AND THE DAY OF THE IDPA EVENT TO OPEN SHOOTING
Month of April Trap Shoot
Trap Shooting dates for April are Saturday the 5th at 8:00am, and Saturday the 19th at 8:00am.The adult fee is $5.00 per round and under 18 is $3.00 per round. A round consist of 25 clays. Guns and ammo are not supplied. You DO NOT have to be a range member for these trap events, families with children are encouraged to attend. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and everyone will be required to sign a release waiver. For safety purposes, please have your shotguns UNLOADED and they MUST be in a gun case, bag or rug. NO OPEN CARRY or your shotgun in the parking lot or across the range.
!! IF IT IS RAINING or RAIN IS IMMINENT, TRAP WILL BE CANCELED !!
Mock Glock Matches for 2014
We are planning four Mock Glock Matches for 2014. Our second match is scheduled for Saturday, May 31th starting at 9:00am. Range membership is not required. Fee is $5.00 per division, women and under 18 shoot free for this event. There are no prizes but we will score the match. We remind you to please have your guns unloaded and properly bagged, holstered, cased or in a gun rug. Do Not handle your guns at any time until you are in a Safe Area or on the Firing Line and instructed to do so by the Match Safety Officer. For more information about our Mock Glock Matches, please follow the Mock Glock link at the left of the page.
THE RANGE WILL BE CLOSED FOR OPEN SHOOTING DURING THESE EVENTS
Long Distance Rifle Shooting
The Long Distance Rifle Range is open on the 4th Saturday of each month (except for August) from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Cost is $10 all day. You bring your firearms and ammunition. Everything else is provided, but feel free to bring your own stuff or if you'd like or want a special target. Normal shooting distance is 25 to 300 yards. We meet at the pistol range parking lot about 8:30am and caravan out to the rifle range. Call Dave at 209-614-1718 for more info if needed. Membership not Required.
***River Oaks Range Preamble ***
Safety First Shooting Association is a 501(c)4 nonprofit corporation which operates the River Oaks Range on private property. The Association was formed to promote Firearms Training and Safety to the Community. To this end we are organized to provide training opportunities and venues to support Firearms classes, public service events, various outreach programs to the general public, and educational opportunities related to the shooting sports. While we do operate a shooting range, our purpose is to provide education and training. Membership is not required to participate in the education and training opportunities presented by this Association. As an Association, Members are encouraged to attend any or all training's they desire or have an interest in. All education and training opportunities take precedence over general range activities. While our intent is to keep class fees to a minimum, some course materials will have a small cost associated, although this may be alleviated by grants and donations to the education aims of the Association.
This Association is dedicated to the promotion of the shooting sports and firearms safety. Our membership provides specific training in the use of firearms and firearms safety, while conducting classes and events in several shooting sport disciplines for the general public and our community.
The range and all it's activities are run by "VOLUNTEER" Range & Non-Range Members,Board Members and Staff
Range Mailing Address Safety First Shooting Association - P.O. Box 1378 - Atwater, CA 95301-1378
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RANGE GUEST RELEASE WAIVER
Download and Print out the "Range Guest Release Waiver" in advance. You will still need to sign yourself and your guest in on the shooters log just inside the range entrance. An address is required for the quest. For security reasons, guest whom are "Law Enforcement" need only indicate their department such as "Atwater PD, Merced PD, Merced County Sheriff" etc.
RANGE USE REQUEST FORM
To request the use of the River Oaks Range for your event or class, please fill out this "Range Use Form" and either email it by clicking on the embedded email link at the top of the form, or USPS it to Safety First Shooting Association - P.O. Box 1378 - Atwater, CA 95301-1378. Your request to use the range will be on a first come, first served basis, as well as how does your event fit into our mission. If you have questions or problems, please email or phone him at 209-614-1718.
SFSA and River Oaks Range "Standard Operating Procedures" (SOP)
The SFSA and River Oaks Range Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are available at the range in the Range Operations Room and the Range Safety Officers Room. As a member, you are responsible for understanding the contents of the SOP and for following the range rules and procedures. If you would like a copy of the Standard Operating Procedures for SFSA and River Oaks Range emailed to you to save as a file or print as a hard copy, please contact .