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If you shoot regularly, join the club to maximize your shooting opportunities and value! Membership is open to anyone who is a legal resident of the United States, has never been convicted of a crime of violence involving a firearm or other weapon, and is legally qualified to own or possess a firearm in the State of California.
All membership applications are reviewed by the Board of Directors and are contingent on completion of the New Member Orientation and Board Approval. This review process may take 2 to 4 weeks from time of application.
One of the greatest benefits is access during the times when the club is not open to the public. Members also enjoy the following privileges:
Annual membership is valid for 12 months from date of application/renewal. The initiation fee is waived for Active Military and full time Law Enforcement Personnel. Student memberships are available for full-time students over the age of 18 for $50 dues per year. Student members are limited and do not have the same privileges and access as regular Annual members.
Please JOIN by completing the steps below.
STEP ONE: Fill out online New Membership Application below.
STEP TWO: Fill out a New Membership Waiver Here:
STEP THREE: Pay your New Membership Application dues upon applying.
STEP FOUR: Attend Orientation: Once the above three steps are done, the Board will look at your application and you will start receiving emails from us with the last step. The last step is to attend one of our orientations (safety briefing). Our orientations are one hour long and all new members must attend. Once you pass the Orientation/Safety Briefing & Board Approval you will receive a membership card and the gate code to the range for non-public hours. Membership is good for one calendar year on the anniversary date of your application. CLICK HERE to view the WCGC New Member Orientation Power Point.
Thank you for your interest in WCGC. We hope to see you at the range!
New Membership Application Form
To RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP, you can visit the Range on public days and renew in person with range personnel, or you can renew your membership online. All RENEWAL MEMBERSHIPS must complete the Online Membership Renewal Form.
Annual membership is valid for 12 months from anniversary date of original application/renewal. The Renewal Process may take 1 to 2 weeks from time of application/renewal.
Q. Who may become a member of the Winchester Canyon Gun Club?
A. Article 3.01 of our club bylaws states: Any person who agrees with the objectives of this Club and is willing to give a share of his or her time toward the fulfillment of these objectives, may be considered for membership.
Q. What are the benefits of becoming a member?
A. There are several benefits to membership in the WCGC. Perhaps the most important is that, subject to certain restrictions, a qualified member may shoot at the Club's ranges and fields any time between sunrise and sunset seven days a week, 361 days a year. There is NO SHOOTING ON SOLSTICES AND EQUINOXES (4 days per year) based on our agreement with the USFS and the Chumash. In addition, when the Club is open to the public, members can shoot at fees that are substantially lower than those charged the general public. Members also participate in the various events at reduced rates.
Q. What levels of membership are available in the WCGC?
A. The Club has several levels of membership. Each has the same basic privileges when the club is open to the public. Only regular annual, senior and life members have access to the club when it's not open to the public. All memberships valid for one year from the date you join.
Q. What is the requirement for this Senior discount?
A. The Club allows Senior annual members to renew for only $10. To qualify a Senior must have attained the age of 80 years and have been an annual member for at least the most recent 5 year period.
Q. Is there an initiation fee??
A. Yes. But, it is waived or reduced for some membership levels. See info above.
Q. Is there a special deal for Active Military or Law Enforcement Officers?
A. YES! We waive the initiation fee. See info above.
Q. How do I go about becoming a member of the WCGC?
A. Membership is controlled under Article III of the Club's Bylaws.
3.02. Application for Club membership shall be made on printed or electronic forms provided.
3.03. The Board must approve all memberships
As a practical matter, the above requires the following steps be followed:
STEP ONE: Fill out online Membership Application above.
STEP TWO: Fill out a New Membership Waiver Here: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/61d77e0a97869/web/
STEP THREE: Pay your New Membership Application dues when applying.
STEP FOUR: Attend Orientation: Once the above three steps are done, the Board will look at your application and you will start receiving emails from us with the last step. The last step is to attend one of our orientations (safety briefing). Our orientations are one hour long and all new members must attend. They are held two weekends a month. Once you pass the Orientation/Safety Briefing & Board Approval you will receive a membership card and the gate code to the range for non-public hours. Membership is good for one calendar year on the anniversary date of you joining.
Q. OK, I've submitted my application, how long before I receive my membership?
A. This is all a matter of timing. It can vary from about 2 weeks to about 4 weeks.
As stated above, the Bylaws require that all memberships be approved by the Board of Directors, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month. The following procedure is used to process an application for membership:
1. Each application is reviewed by the Membership Chair and an email is sent to the proposed member explaining the next step in the process. This can take up to 2 weeks from date of submission, usually sooner. The club conducts most of it's business correspondence via email.
2. The applicant shall attend a New Member Orientation at the club. As part of the orientation, the applicant must demonstrate a proficiency in the safe handling of firearms. The Range Safety Officer has sole discretion at the evaluation of an applicants safe weapon handling skill. Applicants who are proficient in the safe handling of firearms will be presented for Board Approval. Any applicant who doesn't possess the safe firearms handling skills to the satisfaction of Range Management will need additional instruction in the safe handling of firearms and must demonstrate safe firearms handling skills before being approved for membership.
3. If approved, and level of membership eligible, you should receive the notice of acceptance, gate combination and membership card within 1 week following board approval.
Q. What can I do to assure that my application will be approved, and my membership will arrive as soon as possible?
The most important things that you can do is to submit your application completely, submit the proper fees and sign the waiver. Be sure to include a valid email address. The club will e-mail new member orientation information.