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Range Closure Thursday
The range will be Closed All Day Thursday, May 23rd at another attempt to prune the trees. Unforeseen circumstances prevented it last week. We did however get numerous maintenance projects out of the way. We are VERY GRATEFUL for those that came out and helped maintain your range. THANK YOU!!!!
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.
Midvalley Defensive Shooter
2013 Central California Regional Sanctioned IDPA Championship
River Oaks Range will once again be hosting the Central California Regional IDPA Sanctioned Championship Match for 2013 on Sunday, June 30. For match information you can click HERE. We have an Entry Form in PDF format available HERE. “Fill it out, Print it out and send it in”. It can still be printed out blank and filled in by hand later. We hope you to see you here for another day of Great IDPA Shooting.
Month of May Trap Shoot
Trap shooting date is Saturday, May 25th @ 8:00am The fee is $4.00 a round consisting of 25 clays. Women and those under 18 years of age shoot free. 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.
Make a note that beginning June 1st, our trap fee will increase to $5.00 to help offset the increase in clay costs.
Midvalley Defensive Shooters Monthly IDPA Match
Midvalley Defensive Shooters will hold their monthly match Saturday, May 25th.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 TO OPEN SHOOTING DURING THIS EVENT
Bench Rest Sand Bags
We don't usually advertise products for individuals on our website, but these Bench Rest Sand Bags manufactured by Tony Salvador are quickly becoming very popular among the shooters here at River Oaks Range. Our own training department has purchased a large quantity of these quality bags. Because we've been asked about them so many times, we decided to post info on these bags for Tony. Click HERE for a popup information window.
Tea Party Straight Talk on KYOS 1480 Radio
David Thelen, a well know member here at River Oaks Range, is giving a series of interviews at KYOS about the need for firearms in our society. He states his purpose as follows:
"The people of the United States have been called to a "national discussion" about gun violence in the aftermath of Sandy Hook. Instead of focusing on an even-handed dialogue, the conversation lurched toward one thing: gun control/bans. It seems to me that the media and many leaders are stuck in sound bites that provide limited information about this important topic.
My interviews are an attempt to discuss the law and practical issues associated with the consequences of how we, as citizens, either renew or abandon something that even the United States Supreme Court recently concluded is "fundamental" to preserving our country's scheme of "ordered liberty" -- the Second Amendment. There are many ways to address Sandy Hook's varied issues, even guns, that are simply not being pursued or addressed in our "national discussion." If we skip this chance, we may miss our generation's opportunity to talk to our neighbors about the principles that animate liberty in a free country.
While they are available, please follow these links to the interviews: A Note on these broadcast. Some “sections” of these interviews may contain other community information before the actual “Gun Talk” starts.
Information about this new Womens Group is accessible from the logo on the left side. Their upcoming event dates and times have been posted on the Calendar of Events. After a slow start, “LOC” is starting to take off. River Oaks Range welcomes “LOC” and looks forward to providing a facility for your safe and educational firearms training.
***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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“Something, Somewhere” on this Site was Updated on May 21, 2013
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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 “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 .
Changes made include:
:Felon statement about being on the range: :Guest limitations: :General cleanup of unclear statements: :New revised Liability Waiver with felon statement and guest contact info: