Welcome to River Oaks Range - Dedicated to Firearms Training and Safety to the Community
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"Something, Somewhere" on this WebSite was Updated on July 21, 2017
Rifle Shooting Canceled
Due to issues related to the fire, we have had to cancel the Rifle Range Shoot for this Saturday. Also a reminder that there is no rifle day in August.
4H Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp
The range will be closed all day and night of Saturday July 22, and all day Sunday July 23, for the 4H Outdoor Adventure Summer Camp.
First Timer Youth Dove Hunt Friday Sept 1st - 3-8pm
SFSA will once again be hosting a "First Timer Youth Dove Hunt" at River Oaks Range and on the Bettencourt Family Properties. This hunting experience is intended to allow youth who have never hunted an opportunity to hunt with certified California Hunter Education Instructors and subject matter experts. Point of Contact is Michael Mitchell and you can register your youth for this hunt with him by emailing Michael@eaceng.com. Participating youth must have their hunting license, upland game tag, shotgun and ammunition (7.5 or 8 size shot – commonly referred to as "Dove and Quail" loads). Some shotguns may be available to borrow, check with Michael at registration. Additional safety equipment will be provided by SFSA at no cost to the youth. There is a limit of 12 shooters.
Youth only Shooting Sports Training
Safety First shooting Association, Inc is pleased to announce a new opportunity for our community youth to learn firearm safety and marksmanship! We will be offering classes from 2-4pm on the 2nd Saturday of each month for youth who sign up. These classes are no cost in any way to the youth of our community, we only require that the youth must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who must remain present for the class. We will be offering safety training and instruction over 2 class sessions each: It is intended for youth to attend both training session's to complete the instruction. Youth may sign up for a specific sport or for all of them. Attending youth must be between 5 and 17 years old. If you have younger youth (3-5 years old) needing firearms safety training, please reach out to us as we can assist you in their education.
Choose the Youth Shooting Sports link at the left of this page for more information and the classes being offered.
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 by 9:00am.
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.
Did you Know?
River Oaks Range hosted the 1st ever California State 4-H Western Heritage State Championships on May 6th and 7th 2017.
River Oaks Range is one of the most recognized Youth Firearms Training Facilities in the United States
River Oaks Range through Safety First Shooting Association (SFSA) trains more people about firearms in one year, than any other range in California combined does in five years.
All SFSA training instructors and helpers, certified or not, are all volunteers. They are not paid for all the work, time and effort spent that they put in at the range. Any monies collected are to cover material and range cost spent required to teach certain classes.
This Website has been Designed and Maintained Free by a Volunteer SFSA Member since August of 2006
River Oaks Range will be the practice spot for our newest youth group, the Atwater High School Trap Team.
A couple of times a year, River Oaks Range offers for "FREE" WOMENS ONLY, Introduction to Handguns, Handgun Test Drive Events and Refuse To Be A Victim classes. "FREE" mean Guns and Ammo and Classes provided at no charge.
Safety First Shooting Association (SFSA), is pleased to announce a new opportunity for our community's youth to learn firearm safety and marksmanship training through our new "Youth only Shooting Sports Training" program starting July 2017.
Action Shooters Monthly Match Due to HOT temps, all times are "for awhile" one hour earlier
Saturday, August 19th is our next planned monthly match.
Present fees are: $15 Adults - $5 age 17 and under
Registration Starts at 7:00AM Registration after 8:00AM pays $5 more Walk Through begins at 8:00AM Safety Briefing starts at 8:15AM. Registration is closed Upon completion the Squads report to the bays and the Match begins at 8:30PM..
The Action Shooting Committee is comprised of the following persons; Paul Lehmann, Don Reponte, and Robert Fraguglia. If you have questions and or suggestions for matches feel free to email the Actionshootingcommittee@hotmail.com
A reminder that the entire range is CLOSED to open shooting on match day until it is completed.
Monthly Trap Shoots New Trap Starting time is now 8:00AM
The Trap Range is open on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 8:00am to 1:00pm. The fee is, $5.00 for adults and under 18 is $3.00 per round. A round consist of 25 clays. Guns and ammo are not supplied. YouDO 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. With the ability to extend to 1000 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 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.