Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sundays 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesdays (Shotgun only) 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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Winchester Canyon Gun Club operates environmentally responsible shooting ranges for its members and the general public, keeping firearm safety paramount. WCGC is a safe, inclusive and friendly place for responsible gun owners, friends and families to learn, practice and challenge your marksmanship skills. WCGC is a non-profit organization located near Santa Barbara, California.

Safely Enjoy Truly Modern Fun With Your Group

If you are thinking about hosting a group event and want to make sure everyone safely enjoys themselves, we’re here to help. Whether you have new shooters or experts in your party, our knowledgeable staff will assist you from start to finish.

Upon your arrival, your dedicated Range Safety Officer (RSO) will take your group through a safety briefing. They will explain the fundamental safety protocols, including proper firearm handling, muzzle discipline, and range etiquette. They will also discuss the specific firearms you will be using, ensuring you understand their operation and safety features.

After the safety briefing, it's time to have some fun! Our experienced RSOs will be stationed throughout the shooting range to closely supervise your group and provide real-time guidance. They will help you with your shooting stance, aiming techniques, and any questions or concerns you may have. Our RSOs are patient and approachable, creating a welcoming environment for everyone. They will take the time to ensure that each participant feels comfortable and confident on the shooting range.

We also offer a variety of shooting packages tailored to meet the preferences and skill levels of your group. Whether you are looking for a basic introduction to shooting, a competitive shooting session, or a customized experience, we have something for everyone.

Come and create unforgettable memories with your group at our shooting range! Our dedicated staff, top-notch facilities, and unwavering commitment to safety will ensure an enjoyable experience for everyone.

Choose one of the packages below, or contact us to craft a custom package for an unforgettable event!

TWO HOUR PRIVATE SHOTGUN EVENT FOR ONE: $250 (1 Person) - Includes: Private use of the Range with WCGC Instructor/Range Safety Officer, Beretta A300 Semi Automatic Shotgun (12 or 20 gauge) Rental if necessary, two boxes of ammunition, and two rounds of Trap or Skeet. 

TWO HOUR GROUP SHOTGUN PRIVATE EVENT: $ 300 (2 People) - $600 (4 People) - $800 (6 People) - $1000 (8 People) - $1200 (10 People) Includes: Private use of the Range with WCGC Instructor/Range Safety Officer, Beretta A300 Semi Automatic Shotgun (12 or 20 gauge) Rental if necessary, two boxes of ammunition per person, and two rounds of Trap or Skeet per person.

Corporate Outings
We host team building exercises where your team can learn to shoot or build on your previous shooting experiences, we are here to help.

Movies and Film
Numerous TV shows and Commercials have been filmed at Winchester Canyon Gun Club's beautiful setting in the Las Padres National Forest just outside Santa Barbara, Ca. Contact us for more information on how we can help you in our beautiful setting. Our facilities include restrooms, trash service and a large private parking area.

Family Reunions
Your loved ones will have the time of their life, and will beg you to make the family reunion a family tradition!

Birthday Parties
A WCGC Shooting Sports Birthday is the perfect Birthday Party! Contact us to set up the perfect party!

Bachelor or Bachelorette Parties
There’s nothing better than being outdoors and shooting guns! Contact us to set up the perfect party!

Talk to our Range Manager Today!

Our Range Manager will handle every detail of your event, and will make it a truly memorable occasion!

Range Manager: Matt Nordin
Phone: 805-689-0667 

CLICK BUTTON below to sign and agree to participate in activities at WCGC. Signing this waiver is voluntary. However, use of range or presence on premises is dependent on signature. Signed waiver is good for one year.



If the weather is foggy, and you can't see the impact berms, it is NOT SAFE to shoot. If you look at this Weather Station and the humidity level is about 90% or higher, the club is fogged in. All WCGC Ranges are closed during rain. Check out this Weather Station to see the current weather at the range.


1. The RANGEMASTER and TRAPMASTER have ABSOLUTE AND FINAL AUTHORITY OVER THE RANGES AND FIELDS, AND MAY EXPEL ANYONE AT THEIR SOLE DISCRETION. Safety is our highest priority. Anyone who sees a violation of these Range Rules or any unsafe activity should inform the Rangemaster or Trapmaster immediately. If neither is available, the person seeing the problem has the responsibility and authority to correct the violation as quickly as safety permits. Safety is EVERYONE’s responsibility.

2. All shooters and guests of shooters (members or non-members) MUST sign a waiver prior to any shooting on the ranges. This includes all events. Adult parent/guardian must sign a waiver for all minors that they accompany.  Adult Shooters must be over the age of 21 or over the age of 18 with a valid & unexpired Hunting License. Signed waiver is good for one year. https://wildlife.ca.gov/Hunter-Education 

3. Minors under the age of 18 MUST be under the direct control and immediate close supervision of a responsible accompanying adult at all times on any range. IN ADDITION, in order to shoot a handgun at WCGC, a person under 18 MUST be under the direct control of a parent or legal guardian. WCGC employees will NOT act as an accompanying adult.  Adult Shooters must be over the age of 21 or over the age of 18 with a valid & unexpired Hunting License.  https://wildlife.ca.gov/Hunter-Education 

4. Instruction. A certified firearms instructor approved by the Board MUST be present whenever live fire instruction is given at any Club sponsored event.

5. BOTH EYE AND HEARING PROTECTION ARE MANDATORY for anyone on or nearby any Range or firing line.

6. Use only handguns on the Handgun Range, rifles on the Rifle Range, and only shotguns on the Trap and Skeet Fields. Handguns and shotguns are permitted on the 200 yard range IF REQUIRED DURING A BOARD APPROVED EVENT. .22 rimfire rifles are permitted on the handgun range or rifle range. Class III firearms are permitted only for board-approved events such as Law Enforcement training. Firing modern rifles chambered for caliber .50 BMG and larger is prohibited. This prohibition does not apply to handguns, muzzle loading firearms or rifles chambered for one of the early black powder cartridges.

7. Point muzzles in a safe direction. All firing lines must be in one direction only. When not on the firing line, all firearms will be unloaded, with action open and muzzle pointed in a safe direction (usually pointed down on the shotgun fields and up on rifle and handgun ranges). Rifles not in use will be completely unloaded, with actions open and racked or cased. Unused handguns will be completely unloaded, with actions open, and placed on a bench or cased. Leaving the range area with a holstered handgun may be allowed at the discretion of the Rangemaster. At no time will a firearm be loaded except when shooting on the firing line or on command during a match or event. Drawing and firing a handgun from a holster is allowed only if required by the certified instructor or event chair.

8. Targets. It is prohibited to shoot at structures, walls, exploding targets, glass, rocks, hard flat surfaces, or trash. Only items designed as a target are to be used as a target. Steel targets can be used with the following limitations: Must be AR500 steel or harder. Must be hanging/swinging or mounted in a way to deflect the projectile downwards. Shooter should not be closer than 15 yards. If excessive spall or bounce back is occurring, the target shall not be used. Absolutely no ground targets. No airborne targets. Only bio-degradable clay targets are allowed on the shotgun fields.

9. Aimed fire only. Poorly aimed rapid fire (Spray and Pray) is prohibited on all ranges at all times.

10. Stay behind the firing line. No one shall go forward of the rifle or handgun bay pads or shotgun shooting stations for any reason while the range is live. The range or field must be closed and the red flag properly posted in front of the firing lines before going downrange.

11. Cease fires. When a cease fire is called, all firearms must be completely unloaded, actions must be opened, rifles must be placed in a rack, and handguns must be placed on a bench or in a case. Handling of firearms is absolutely forbidden for any reason whenever anyone is forward of the firing line.

12. Use of the club by members: The club is closed to all shooting on the equinoxes, solstices, and board-approved Native American ceremonial days. Use of the ranges by members and their guest(s) is allowed on all other days from sunrise to sunset. Members must be present with their guest(s). Lending WCGC membership cards or gate combinations is prohibited. Gates shall be kept locked except when the ranges are open to the general public. Only Board authorized personnel may open containers, or club buildings.

13. Use of the 200 yard range is restricted. During public hours of operation, access to the 200 yard range is limited to board authorized events and under control of the Rangemaster with coordination of the event chair. Individual shooters may be allowed to use the 200 yard range at the sole discretion of the Rangemaster.  See full WCGC 200 Yard Range Protocols HERE.

14. Clean-up. Leave the range in better condition than you found it. Clean up brass, empty shells, and targets. Put unfired or DUD rounds in the appropriate containers or take them with you. Do NOT put them in the regular trash.

15. NO ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY BE CONSUMED ON THE FIRING LINE. Persons under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not permitted on any firing line. ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN ON THE RIFLE AND HANDGUN RANGES. 

16. Respect those around you! Keep ALL pets on a leash or contained at all times. Pets are NOT allowed on any firing line or shotgun station at any time. Behavior that disturbs or distracts others is dangerous and prohibited. Follow the RULES specific to any range, field or event. Comply immediately with direction from the Rangemasters, Trapmasters or event chairs. Your life and the safety and lives of those around you depend on it.


Winchester Canyon Gun Club

6620 West Camino Cielo, 
Santa Barbara, CA 93105 
(do not send mail to this address)

Map & Directions HERE

Ranges Open to the Public
Saturdays 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sundays 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesdays (Shotgun only) 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Ranges Open to Members
Seven days a week - Sunrise to Sunset


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