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welcome to winchester canyon gun club

WCGC operates shooting ranges for its members and the general public. The Winchester Canyon Gun Club is located near Santa Barbara, California. The club has over 1000 members and operates shooting ranges for rifle, pistol, archery, trap and skeet.

Safe, friendly and affordable place for responsible gun owners, friends and families to learn, practice and challenge your marksmanship skills.


•100 Yard Rifle Range
•200 Yard Rifle Range

RIFLE  RANGE
Open to the public: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00AM - 3:30PM. 

*200 Yard Rifle Range is not available on public days.


•50 Yard Pistol Range

PISTOL RANGE
Open to the public: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00AM - 3:30PM. 


•3 Trap Ranges
•1 Skeet Range

TRAP & SKEET FIELDS
Open to the public: Saturday, Sunday & Wednesdays:
9:00AM - 3:30PM


  • One 40 Yard Range at the Shotgun Range and one 40 Yard Range at the Rifle/Pistol Range.
  • Straw bales are provided.
  • An archery target is available for rent on Public Days.

REMINDER
Our Friday summer hours are in effect. We are open 1:00p-7:00p every Friday through August.


general information

EVENTS

WEATHER

If the weather is foggy, and you can't see the impact berms, it is NOT SAFE to shoot. Some members had to be reminded of this recently. If you look at this weather station and the humidity level is about 90% or higher, the club is fogged in. We are working on getting a weather camera set up so you will be able to take a look at the current range conditions. We are making progress on getting our weather station back online, and are hopeful it will be back operational soon.


LOCATION

Winchester Canyon Gun Club
6620 West Camino Cielo
Santa Barbara, CA 


Upcoming events

    • 25 Oct 2015
    • 26 Dec 2021
    • 71 sessions
    • Winchester Canyon Gun Club

    Muzzle-loading rifles match. All levels of shooters welcome!

    Set up at 11:00a and match starts at Noon.

    • 15 Nov 2015
    • 15 Dec 2019
    • 32 sessions
    • Winchester Canyon Gun Club

    Five Stand is very similar to Sporting Clays in that a wide variety of targets are thrown. No two five-stand events are exactly alike. There are five “stands” or stations to shoot from. There are 6 traps that throw targets in different presentations. Participants shoot in turn at each of the 5 stands and various combinations of targets are thrown from the traps. There is a menu card that will advise the shooter of the sequence of targets and whether its a single, report or true pair.

    Five Stand is a great way to get a Sporting Clays like experience in a small amount of space, with very little walking.

    • 05 Dec 2015
    • 04 Oct 2025
    • 117 sessions
    • Winchester Canyon Gun Club

    Falling Plates - 10:00 AM -3:00 PM - 200 Yard Range

    • 17 Feb 2016
    • 17 Dec 2019
    • 80 sessions
    • 200 Yard Range

    The 200 yard range is unavailable for use by members/guests due to a special event. Please use the 100 yard Rifle Range and/or the 50 Yard Pistol Range.

    • 05 Mar 2016
    • 05 Dec 2020
    • 23 sessions
    • Shotgun Range, Winchester Canyon Gun Club

    The Winchester Canyon Gun Club will be hosting a Sporting Clays. Registration begins at 8:00 AM with shooting starting at 9:00 AM. Late registration closes at 10:00 AM

    Ammunition will be awarded to the top shooters in each category (number of categories dependent on number of participants).

    A BBQ Tri-Tip lunch is included!

    Cost is $90.00, which includes ammo.

    • 19 Mar 2016
    • 21 Dec 2022
    • 28 sessions
    • Winchester Canyon Gun Club

    All ranges are closed all day to all shooting activities.

    • 02 Apr 2016
    • 02 Nov 2019
    • 19 sessions
    • Winchester Canyon Gun Club

    Five Stand is very similar to Sporting Clays in that a wide variety of targets are thrown. No two five-stand events are exactly alike. There are five “stands” or stations to shoot from. There are 6 traps that throw targets in different presentations. Participants shoot in turn at each of the 5 stands and various combinations of targets are thrown from the traps. There is a menu card that will advise the shooter of the sequence of targets and whether its a single, report or true pair.

    Five Stand is a great way to get a Sporting Clays like experience in a small amount of space, with very little walking.

    • 08 Jun 2018
    • 29 Dec 2019
    • 113 sessions
    • Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun Ranges

    All regular ranges are open to the public. Regular fees apply for members and non-members.

    • 17 Nov 2018
    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 11 sessions
    • 200 Yard Range

    This course will focus on the fundamentals of practical carbine employment. We will start from the ground up with basic marksmanship and manipulations skills. Fundamentals will be instructed and demonstrated in a stair step progression. Exercises will be instructed live as well as given in a dry-fire format in order to work mechanics when not on the range. Courses of fire will progress at the class level with instruction provided to push each individual to their maximum potential.

    Class size is limited to the first 10 confirmed participants. We will provide a minimum of two instructors to ensure individual attention.

    Time; 10am to 6pm
    Location; Exclusive use of WCGC 200yrd. Range
    Cost; $220 (includes range fee)

    Ammunition; Round count will be approximately 200 rounds (ammunition can be purchased on site).

    Students will need;

    -AR15, (iron sights, red-dot, or variable power optic), ammunition, and related accessories*(rifles , ammunition, and other necessities can be provided with prior registration)
    -Appropriate clothing for athletic activity
    -Water, snacks,
    -Sunscreen, bug repellent, etc.
    -Good attitude

    Please contact Rob at 805-259-8542 or email rob@paratustraining.com with any questions or to register for this months training clinics.

    • 06 Jan 2019
    • 01 Dec 2019
    • 12 sessions
    • 200 Yard Range

    Competitors use three different firearms -- a modern sporting rifle (MSR), that is, a rifle built on an AR-platform; a pistol; and a shotgun. Matches generally involve courses where the shooter must move through different stages and engage targets in a variety of different positions. Each stage will generally require the use of different firearms and require the shooter to transition between them.

    The targets might include clay pigeons, cardboard silhouettes, steel targets of varying sizes and anything else the match organizer designates as a target. Distances of the targets might vary from 1 yard to 200 yards or anything in between. The shooter who hits the most targets -- and avoids certain "no shoot" ones -- in the least amount of time is the winner.

    Match rules abide closely by those set up by the International Multi-Gun Association (IMGA) or the United States Practical Shooting Association 

    (USPSA), which regulates some matches. Each of these organizations has guidelines and rules, but the ability to adapt them for specific matches is what makes 3-gun competition dynamic and exciting.

    Just as it is with the practical pistol matches, 3-gun simulates combat or self-defense situations. A stage provides a certain scenario for using one or more of the guns in a specific sequence. Each stage is each match will usually be different than any you've shot before.

    Equipment

    • Rifles:
      Most serious competitors choose MSRs in .223 caliber with fairly short barrels in the 18- to 20-inch range and 10-round magazines. But any semi-auto that will handle larger magazines are normally permitted.
    • Shotguns:
      Any reliable autoloading or pump-action shotgun will work. For serious competition, it should have an extended magazine tube, a good set of sights and interchangeable chokes. Both shotshells and slugs are used in most 3-Gun matches.
    • Pistols:
      Most shooters use 9mm semi-autos, but the .38 Super and .40 S&W are also popular in some divisions.
    • Accessories:
      Each shooter needs a holster for the pistol and some sort of belt/pouch system to carry extra magazines and ammo.
    • Ammo requirement will vary by match. Contact Rob Holcombe prior to the match for the current month's ammo requirement.
    • 17 Mar 2019
    • 22 Dec 2019
    • 14 sessions
    • Skeet Field

    Skeet Field closed for a special event.

    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 28 Dec 2019
    • 65 sessions
    • WCGC Clubhouse (Shotgun Range)
    • 6

    This orientation is designed for new members (or those who have let their membership lapse). It covers the 4 basic rules of safe firearms handling, club and range specific rules/policies/procedures, and a hands on demonstration of proficiency of safe firearms handling. A tour of the facility and ranges is included. Generally takes 1.5-2 hours to complete.

    Mandated for all new members.

    Encouraged for all current members.

    Registration is required, as space is limited.

    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 25 Dec 2019
    • 38 sessions
    • Shotgun Range

    Shotgun ranges are open to the public. Regular fees apply for members and non-members.

    Rifle and Pistol Ranges are not open to the public on Wednesdays.

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Winchester Canyon Gun Club
    • 20
    THE CLASS WILL COVER:

    - Firearms Safety / Gun Handling
    - Range Use / Etiquette
    - Handgun Familiarization
    - Basic Loading / Unloading
    - Fundamentals of Marksmanship
    - Firearm Cleaning / Maintenance

    STUDENTS WILL NEED:
    - Handgun, ammunition, and related accessories. (*Handguns, ammunition, and other necessities can be provided with prior registration.)
    - Appropriate clothing for athletic activity
    - Water, snacks, lunch
    - Sunscreen, bug repellent, etc.
    - Good attitude

    *Firearms can be provided at no charge, ammunition will be made available for current market prices.

    COST: $100 for members, $110 for guests of members, and $125 for non-members


    REGISTRATION & QUESTIONS:
    Register for these events with our Training Supervisor, Rob Holcombe via email training@wcgc.org.

     

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