WINCHESTER CANYON GUN CLUB

RANGE NEWS

  • 01 Mar 2022 5:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    March has arrived and Spring is right around the corner. We have some exciting things happening this month. 

    The Board of Directors has approved building a barrier between the handgun range and the 200 yard range. This will eliminate the safety hazard of going down range past the 100 yard mark on the 200 yard range and eliminate the need for both ranges to be on cease fire. We look forward to the installation!

    Sunday, March 20, 2022 is the Spring Equinox. All ranges will be closed for shooting.

    We will be having a WCGC Workday on Sunday, March 20, 2022. A FREE Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch Lunch will be provided by the club and each member who participates will also receive a $25 gift card. Thank you for your help!

    A separate email will be sent out for sign-ups. We hope to see you then!

    The Ventura Gun Show will be March 5th & 6th, 2022. WCGC will have a Booth at the show. We have $1 off coupons at the Club House as well as at the Rifle & Pistol Range Shack. If you go to the Gun Show, stop by and say Hi!

    Remember March 13th, Daylight Savings Time begins. Dont forget to move your clocks forward 1 hour. 

    Pursuant to our use permit with the USFS, all ranges will be closed to all shooting activities on Sunday, March 20, 2022, in recognition of the SPRING EQUINOX. 

    On Sunday, March 20, 2022 WCGC will be having a RANGE WORK DAY starting at 8:00 am. We will be doing needed maintenance to all the ranges along with a much needed painting of the range houses and work on the 200 yard range.

    In appreciation of your participation, all participants will receive a FREE LUNCH along with a $25 WCGC Gift Card. This gift card can be applied to your membership renewal, club merchandise or shooting fees. 

    We will be sending out a reminder email shortly along with a sign up for the WORK DAY.

    Thank you for helping make WCGC a great place to shoot!

    MARCH 2022 EVENTS

    March 5, 2022: Falling Plates • 10 am • 200 yard Range

    March 5, 2022: 5 Stand Practice • 9 am • Trap 3

    March 6, 2022: Multi Gun Practice • 11 am • 200 yard Range

    March 20, 2022: ALL RANGES CLOSED - WCGC WORK DAY

    March 27, 2022: Muzzle Loaders • 11 am • 200 yard Range

    Go to WCGC Events to keep up to date on upcoming events.


    MARCH RANGE CLOSURES

    March 8, 2022:  200 yard Range

    March 20, 2022:  All Ranges Closed for Spring Equinox

    March 22, 2022:  200 yard Range


    WCGC Range Rules

    CLICK HERE: WCGC Range Rules.pdf


  • 01 Feb 2022 3:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    February is here already, seems like the start of the year is flying by. This past month we were able to get the berm at the 100 yard range repaired from the rain erosion we had in December. A huge THANK YOU to Ryan Burns for volunteering his time to do this.

    On Sunday, February 13th, Valentines Eve, WCGC will be offering "Bring your Love" (Spouse, Girlfriend, Boyfriend) to the range and get two for the price of one for Trap or Skeet. Ammo not included. Or two for the price of one at the Rifle & Handgun Range. This will be a great way to spend a day with your partner just before Valentines Day. Remember to come early so you don't miss the Super Bowl!

    On February 19th at WCGC 200 yard Range there will be a Family/Youth "Learn to Shoot" Event. Event to be hosted by Paratus Training and will be a great way to bring the family up and get some great firearms safety and instruction. We understand that the best way to be safe is to be informed. A safe, friendly, and professional environment can make all the difference. Come join us for a day of safety and fun. Contact Rob Holcombe at 805-259-8542 for more information. Event starts at 10 AM sharp.

    Remember when at the Range and you are finished shooting, please CLEAN UP. This includes brass and spent casings, used targets and frames, etc.... As members, we should strive to keep the ranges in as good or better condition as we found them. Thank you!

    Most memberships are due this month, check your membership expiration date and renew today! 

    REMINDER: CLICK HERE FOR MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL

    FEBRUARY 2022 EVENTS

    February 5, 2022: Falling Plates • 10 am • 200 yard Range

    February 5, 2022: 5 Stand Practice • 9 am • Trap 3

    February 6, 2022: 3 Gun Practice • 11 am • 200 yard Range

    February 19, 2022: Family / Youth Shoot • 10 am • 200 yard Range

    February 20, 2022: 5 Stand Fun Shoot • 9 am • Skeet Field 

    February 27, 2022: Muzzle Loader Match • 11 am • 200 yard Range

    Go to WCGC Events to keep up to date on upcoming events.


    FEBRUARY 2022 CLOSURES
    February 8, 2022: 200 yard Range • All Day

    February 18, 2022: 200 yard Range

    February 20, 2022: Skeet Range

    February 22, 2022: 200 yard Range


    WCGC Range Rules

    CLICK HERE: WCGC Range Rules
  • 01 Jan 2022 1:06 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)



    We would like to wish a Happy New Year to all our members! We are looking forward to another exciting New Year filled with safe shooting! We have some great events for January with even more events in the works.

    We have recently updated our website (www.wcgc.org). Check out our updated site, especially the new information on Firearm Safety (www.wcgc.org/Firearm-Safety). We have posted important Firearm Safety Information to share with you. Please pass on this important information to friends and family.

    WCGC would like to THANK everyone who participated in the Food Drive in December! We were able to bring over 10 LARGE BOXES filled with Food Items to Local Families in need. Thank you kindly!

    The Gate Combination will be changing on January 2, 2022. A separate email will be sent to all qualifying members. Please check your email tomorrow for the updated Gate Code for those who qualify.

    Reminder, it is a violation of Club Rules to give the combination out to anyone. If someone arrives at the Range and asks for the Gate Code, please refer them to the Range Manager. We have had a couple instances in December where non-qualifying members obtained the Gate Code. Please help keep the Club secure on member days.

    Another Reminder, Handguns are prohibited on the 100 yard Range. Please only use Handguns on the Handgun Range.

    Thank you to all Members keeping our Range Safe and Secure for all of us!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!

    JANUARY 2022 EVENTS

    January 2, 2022: 3 Gun Practice • 11 am • 200 yard Range

    January 16, 2022: 5 Stand Fun Shoot • 9 am • Skeet Range

    January 23, 2022: Muzzle Loaders • 11 am • 200 yard Range

    Note: Falling Plates and 5 Stand Practice is Cancelled for January 2022.


    Go to WCGC Events to keep up to date on upcoming events.


    RANGE CLOSURES

    January 1, 2022: All Ranges will be closed to the Public

    January 1, 2022: 200 Yard Range Closed

    January 16, 2022: Skeet Range Closed

    WCGC Range Rules

    CLICK HERE: WCGC Range Rules.pdf
  • 01 Dec 2021 11:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello!

    Wow! It is December already. Seems like this year has flown by quickly. We have had many accomplishments this year at the club. This January we had our road to the rifle and handgun range repaved. In March we had our work day with over 45 members attending. We were able to get many projects completed. This summer we were able to get the berms at the 100 yard and handgun range rebuilt and a layer of soil to cover the exposed rock on the 200 yard range. All this has helped reduce ricochets at the range. This past October we has our 1st Community Safety Day with a great turnout. Thank you to everyone who helped, attended and cooperated with all these things. We look forward to more accomplishments this next year. 

    We currently have our food drive going on. Bring your non-perishable goods to the range to help local families this month. See more information below...

    Reminder: All ranges will be closed December 21st for the Winter Solstice.

    We have been able to acquire some shotgun ammunition and it should arrive by December 8th. An email will be sent out after delivery.

    Its that time of year again, and a good number of our members will be up for renewal in February. You can come in now or go online and renew for 2022 and beat the end of the year rush. 

    Management and staff would like to wish a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all the members of Winchester Canyon Gun Club! We have some great events for December, see the schedule below. We are looking forward to a New Year filled with great events and safe shooting!

    PS: If you are looking for gifts or stocking stuffers, stop by the clubhouse to check out our collection of hats, visors, t-shirts, sweatshirts and gift cards. You can also go online at SHOP HERE to order Gift Cards and WCGC Merchandise to be shipped to you.

    DECEMBER EVENTS

    December 4, 2021: Falling Plates • 10 am • 200 yard Range

    December 4, 2021: Five Stand Practice • 9 am • Skeet Field

    December 5, 2021: 3 Gun Practice • 11 am • 200 yard Range

    December 19, 2021: Five Stand Trap Fun Shoot • 9 am • Skeet Field

    December 26, 2021: Muzzle Loaders • 11 am • 200 yard Range

    Go to WCGC Events to keep up to date on upcoming events.

    RANGE CLOSURES

    December 2, 2021:  200 Yard Range closed all day

    December 14, 2021:  200 Yard Range closed all day

    December 19, 2021: Skeet Range closed for Five Stand

    December 21, 2021: All ranges CLOSED for shooting • Winter Solstice

    WCGC Range Rules

    WCGC Range Rules.pdf

    Remember to have your 2022 Membership Card with you while at the club. Say "Hi" to your fellow shooters while your there and introduce yourself. It's a great way to meet and get to know other members.

    4 Cardinal Rules of Firearms Safety

    RULE #1
    Treat all firearms as if they are always loaded.

    RULE #2
    Never allow the muzzle of your firearm to point toward anything you do not intend to shoot.

    RULE #3
    Keep you finger off the trigger until your sights are aligned with the target and you have made the conscious mental decision to shoot.

    RULE #4
    Be sure of your target and its surroundings.


  • 28 Nov 2021 12:10 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    19TH ANNUAL PHEASANT HUNT IN MEMORIAL AND
    REMEMBRANCE OF DEBRA TAKAYAMA

    JUNIOR PHEASANT HUNT
    FEBRUARY 5, 2022

    Santa Barbara County - “Near Lake Cachuma”
    REGISTRATION at 7:00am
    HUNT STARTS at 8:00am

    APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY DECEMBER 31, 2021
    Applications can be submitted starting October 1, 2021

    **Read Carefully! Only 12 and 20 gauge ammunition will be provided.  If hunter’s personal ammunition is (16, 28, .410) shot size can be no larger than 7 ½ shot.

    * Appropriate clothing must be worn (i.e.,) boots, and pants,
    NO SHORTS.  NO TENNIS SHOES.

     *Blaze Orange vests, eye and ear protection will be provided.

        *2021-2022 Junior Hunting License not required to send in application. But Junior Hunting License is required on hunt day

    Last day to sign up is December 31, 2021.
    Any Application Received after December 31, 2021 will be added to the wait list 
    Notification of selection results will be emailed by January 10.

    Fill out an application to be a part of our 19th annual pheasant hunt in memorial and remembrance of Debra Takayama

    https://www.debshunt.org


  • 18 Nov 2021 11:04 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    WCGC’s Annual Food Drive

    Most of us, including myself, have a large “Prep Food” stash. We all know that we should be rotating through this food to keep it fresh, however none of us do. Let’s take some time to go through our food prep, and pull out items that will be expiring in 2022. WCGC will collect and donate to a local Food Bank focusing on helping families and children. 

    What a great way to help local families who need the food immediately this holiday season. Food will be collected at both clubhouses starting this weekend and running thru December 19. See attached flyer below for collection details and dates. 

    Dayton Aldrich
    WCGC President


  • 01 Nov 2021 10:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We had a great turnout for our Fall Safety Day. Thank you to Dr. Bailey & Kyle Fleher for an informative presentation on how to manage injuries should they ever occur. We also would like to thank the US Forestry Service, San Marcos Volunteer Fire Department, Paratis Training, and California Fish & Wildlife for having booths and sharing good information with us. A special thank you to our sponsors, Mission Security and Sol Wave Water. And of course, Shalhoob for a great lunch! We are looking forward to having more events like this in the future. 


    Our Dime Shoot had a nice turn out. Congratulations to Shelby Williams for being the top shot. She was the top shooter of the day!

    REMINDER: WCGC still has a good supply of PMC 223 55gr and PMC 308 147gr in stock. 223 $12 a box (limit 1000 rounds) & 308 $20 box (no limit).

    I have been in contact with Linda Lender from Earplugs USA. Linda makes custom earplugs custom fitted to your ear. She told me that she would come and make earplugs at the range if there were enough people interested. Please e-mail me at rangemanager@wcgc.org if you are interested. 

    Shotgun Ammunition

    We are in critical shape on Shotgun Shells. We are actively trying to find new inventory consistently. In an effort to keep the Shotgun Range open, we are temporarily limiting Shotgun Shell purchases to two boxes per day, for members only. Non-members will have to supply their own ammunition. Once we receive a new shipment, the limits will be ended. We will contact membership as soon as this happens. Thank you for your understanding.

    NOVEMBER EVENTS

    November 6, 2021: Five Stand Trap • 9 am • Trap Field #3

    November 6, 2021: Falling Plates • 10 am • 200 yard Range

    November 7, 2021: 3 Gun Monthly Gun Match • 11 am • 200 yard Range

    November 21, 2021: Five Stand Fun Shoot • 9 am • Skeet Field

    November 28, 2021: Muzzle Loader Shoot • 11am • 200 yard Range

    Go to WCGC Events to keep up to date on upcoming events.

    RANGE CLOSURES

    November 1 thru 5, 2021: 200 Yard Range closed all day

    November 9, 2021: 200 Yard Range closed all day

    November 11, 2021: 200 Yard Range closed all day

    November 12, 2021: 200 Yard Range closed all day

    November 16, 2021: 200 Yard Range closed all day

    November 21, 2021: Skeet Range Closed

    On behalf of the President, Board of Directors, Range Management and staff, we would like to wish everyone a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving!

     

  • 31 Oct 2021 12:05 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I would like to thank everyone who participated in WCGC Fall Safety Day and made it a success. ER trauma Dr. Caleb Baily and veteran Navy nurse Kyle Fleher, gave a tremendously educational free gunshot medical care and CPR demonstration. The US Forest Service showed up in force with a huge green firetruck for the kids to play on. The California Fish & Game Department, the San Marcos Volunteer Fire Department, and the San Marcos Wildland Residence Association all set up booths and gave out great fire prevention and safety info. We were even graced by Lt. Ugo (Butch) Arnoldi, of the Santa Barbara  Sheriff’s Office, who oversees the Carpinteria Station. 

    Paratus Training and WCGC staff provided knowledgeable gun/range safety training. Shalhoob Meats provided the best tri-tip sandwiches in Santa Barbara, and Sol Wave Water was on hand with free water and hydration tips. 

    All made possible by our amazing local sponsor, Mission Security.  

    Thank you to all those who participated!

  • 09 Oct 2021 12:01 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    FALL SAFETY DAY OCTOBER 30, 2021 

    AT THE WINCHESTER CANYON GUN CLUB

    FALL SAFETY DAY AND OPEN HOUSE!

    The Winchester Canyon Gun Club will host an Open House & Community Safety Event from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at the Winchester Canyon Gun Club, 6620 W. Camino Cielo, Santa Barbara, CA. 

    The event, which is free and open to the public, will feature safety demonstrations and information from Dr. Caleb Baily, Cottage ER Nurses and other agencies. 

    Experts will also be on hand to offer fire safety instructions, gun safety and much more.

    During the safety event, Winchester Canyon Gun Club will host a lunch provided by Shalhoob Meats for $12.00 per person. Please RSVP for lunch here

    IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING AND WOULD LIKE TO ORDER LUNCH: PLEASE ORDER HERE!

    Winchester Canyon Gun Club would like to thank Mission Security, Sol Wave Water and Shalhoob for helping sponsor this important event. For additional information, please email president@wcgc.org or for more information go HERE.


  • 01 Oct 2021 11:58 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


    Welcome to October!

    Fall is upon us and that means shorter days and cooler temperatures. The range is open now after 3 weeks being closed by order of the Forest Service. I want to thank everyone for your understanding and cooperation. 

    Check out the new berm work and improved driveway at the range. Ricochets have been reduced dramatically and the driveway is ready for the winter rains.

    On October 23, 2021 we will be having a Dime Shoot at the 200 yard Range. For more information, contact Tony Urwick @ 805-451-8661.

    October 30, 2021 we will be having a Fall Community Safety Day at the Range. The shotgun range will be closed that day to all shooting. Look for more information about the Fall Community Safety Day coming soon. You will definitely want to SAVE THE DATE!

    Also on October 30, 2021 we will have Lunch at the Range! Hosted by Shaloob Meats, $12 per Lunch. Don't Miss out!

    We still have some handgun and rifle ammunition available. Sorry, 9mm is sold out.

    We have in stock:

    380 acp $24.00 a box limit 6 boxes
    223 rem 55 gr $12.00 a box limit 1000 rounds
    308 win 142 gr $20.00 a box no limit

    The GATE CODE will be changing on October 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM.
    A separate email will be sent to qualified members with the new code.

    Thank you for helping make WCGC a great place to shoot!

    OCTOBER 2021 EVENTS

    October 2, 2021: 5 Stand Practice • 9 am • Skeet Field 

    October 2, 2021: Falling Plates • 10 am • 200 yard Range

    October 3, 2021: 3 Gun Practice Match • 11 am • 200 Yard Range

    October 17, 2021: 5 Stand Fun Shoot • 9 am • Skeet Field 

    October 23, 2021: Dime Shoot • 9 am • 200 Yard Range

    October 24, 2021: Muzzle Loaders • 11 am • 200 Yard Range

    October 30, 2021: Fall Community Safety Day • 10 am • Shotgun Range

    October 30, 2021: Lunch at the Range • 11 am - 1 pm • Shotgun Range


    Go to WCGC Events to keep up to date on upcoming events.


    OCTOBER RANGE CLOSURES

    October 13, 2021: 200 Yard Range Closed (Special Event)

    October 17, 2021: 200 Yard Range Closed (Special Event)

    October 17, 2021: Skeet Range Closed for 5 Stand Fun Shoot

    October 25 - 30, 2021: 200 Yard Range Closed (Special Event)

    October 30, 2021: Shotgun Range Closed for Fall Community Safety Day


    WCGC Range Rules

    CLICK HERE: WCGC Range Rules.pdf

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