Welcome to River Oaks Range - Dedicated to Safety and Firearms Training to the Community
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"Something, Somewhere" on this WebSite was Updated on June 29, 2015
Range Maintenance Help
We will be doing sprinkler maintenance this coming Tuesday the 30th at 8 am. We have approximately 28 sprinkler heads that need to be pulled and flushed of debris. We need some volunteers to come out and assist. Again this project will be on Tuesday, June 30th at 8 am. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Get Trained and Practice
If you currently own or plan to purchase a firearm for personal, home, or business defense/protection, for your own safety, and the safety of all others, it is imperative that you become familiar with, and proficient in, the proper operation and safe use of the firearm(s) you select.
Whatever your reason for purchasing or owning a firearm, without the ability to properly and safely use that firearm is a recipe for disaster! Proper training and practice to hone your shooting skills, plus the knowledge of the current laws pertaining to the use of firearms in your state/county is solely your responsibility as a firearm owner.
As an association that defends the Second Amendment to the constitution, we at Safety First Shooting Association urge you to seek out proper firearms training and defensive skills workshops.
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 (approximately starting at 9:00 am).
Reminder Time Again to Check the Calendar of Events the last half of the year is filing up
A reminder to check the Calendar of Events before you "just decide" to come down to the range and shoot. Since we are a Firearms Training Facility, you will find most weekend days or Shooting Bays are filled up with training activities or events. Many of which you can be part of either at no charge or a minimal fee to cover cost.
Don't forget, the range is open Monday - Friday as well. There is always before or after work which many members take advantage of. But yes, even some weekdays have closure or minimal use restrictions. Again, check the Calendar of Events! Even with all the members we have, there is usually plenty of open time between training periods to be the only person at the range.
If you are using a shooting bay and a Scheduled Group or an Authorized Reserved Event Holder shows up, you must relinquish your time to them. Many events are scheduled months to a previous year in advance.
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July Trap Shoot
Trap Shooting dates reserved for July are Saturday the 4th andon Saturday the 18th 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 of your shotgun in the parking lot or across the range.
Long Distance Rifle Shooting
The Long Distance Rifle Range is open on the 4th Saturday of each month (except annually every 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" SFSA Members & Non-SFSA Members,Board Members and Staff
Our Range Mailing Address is Safety First Shooting Association - P.O. Box 1378 - Atwater, CA 95301-1378
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If you have a question, comments or concerns, you can now email the SFSA Board of Directors at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you discover any outdated or dead links on any of our pages, please let the know which one it is.
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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.