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Pistol Range Info

Rifle & Pistol Fees

Open to the Public: Saturdays and Sundays: 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM.  
Open to Members: 7 Days a week - Sunrise to Sunset. 

Members $5 on Saturday and Sunday. 
(Annual & Life Members may use R&P range when not open to the public, during daylight hours, for no fee.) 

Non-Members $20 for all day when open to the public.
(non-member guests in attendance with a member $15*
*note limit 2 guests/member. 

Ammunition: Available for the most popular handgun/rifle calibers. Prices vary by caliber.

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.

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Active duty military, First Responders and Public Safety Dispatchers inquire about special daily use rates (Photo ID required). Please email rangemanager@wcgc.org for more information.

PISTOL RANGE:  20 Position Pistol Range - This covered firing line is very popular with local families, re-loaders, and competitive shooters. The WCGC handgun range is split into two separate ranges. 50 Yard Range (Range A) and 25 yard Range (Range B).

For Instruction at Winchester Canyon Gun Club, Please contact Mike Morrison -  RangeManager@wcgc.org or Phone # 805-964-5606. 

*WCGC Does NOT have Pistols for Rent.

For current dates and times, see our Calendar!

FALLING PLATES Action Pistol Match takes place once a month on the 200 yard pistol range. Contestants compete against the clock to knock down six steel plates mounted on racks located at the 25 yard line. Competition starts 10 yards from the plates and progresses backward to distances of 15, 20 and 25 yards. We sometimes also shoot bowling pins at this match.

Safety rules are strictly enforced, and no one handles any firearm after the match starts except the people whose turn it is to shoot.

MUZZLE LOADING BLACK POWDER RIFLE AND PISTOL MATCHES take place once a month on the 200 yard rifle range. Competition is from the firing line out to 100 yards and 200 yards. Targets are steel gongs, with paper targets, located between 50 and 200 yards. Safe handling of old style muzzle loading arms and period dress and costumes are promoted.

WCGC Handgun Rules and Protocols

    The WCGC handgun range is split into two separate ranges. 
    50 Yard Range (Range A) and 25 yard Range (Range B).

    Rules and Protocols for Handgun Range A (50 Yard Range)

      1.     Always keep gun muzzle pointed down range.
      2.     Keep finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
      3.     Always keep firearm unloaded until ready to use.
      4.     No “Cross Range” shooting. (Only fire at target on your assigned lane)
      5.     Unused handguns will be completely unloaded, with actions open, and placed on a bench or cased.
      6.     At no time will a firearm be loaded except when shooting on the firing line
      7.     Call “Cease Fire” prior to walking onto range.
      8.     When you hear “Cease Fire” unload your firearm, actions must be open, leave your weapon facing down range and step behind yellow line. 
      9.     During “Cease Fire” you must stay behind the yellow line unless you are down range with your target.
      10.  Take flag and place into ground pocket during all “Cease Fires” before going down range.
      11.  All persons not down range must stay behind the yellow line. Handling of firearms, ammunition or components is prohibited for any reason whenever anyone is forward of the firing line.
      12.  Do not go past the 25 yard range mark unless both Handgun Ranges A & B are on “Cease Fire”.
      13.  When you are done setting up the targets, and have checked that there are no persons down range, remove flag and place back in storage pipe and call out “RANGE IS CLEAR”
      14.  Drawing from a holster is prohibited unless training with a WCGC Approved Instructor.
      15. Rifles shooting .22 Long Rifle ammunition can be used. However, any other caliber, even if it’s classified as a “handgun” cartridge, must be used at the Rifle Range.
      16. If you observe an unsafe act, depending on severity, inform the person of their actions and educate them on safe firearm handling and/or contact the on-duty RSO on public days. If act warrants it, call a cease fire until the situation is no longer a safety hazard. On non-public days, attempt to identify the person and inform the range manager of the incident at rangemanager@wcgc.org.


      Rules and Protocols for Handgun Range B (25 Yard Range)

      1.     Always keep gun muzzle pointed down range.
      2.     Keep finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
      3.     Always keep firearm unloaded until ready to use.
      4.     No “Cross Range” shooting. (Only fire at target on your assigned lane)
      5.     Unused handguns will be completely unloaded, with actions open, and placed on a bench or cased.
      6.     At no time will a firearm be loaded except when shooting on the firing line
      7.     Call “Cease Fire” prior to walking onto range.
      8.     When you hear “Cease Fire” unload your firearm, actions must be open, leave your weapon facing down range and step behind yellow line. 
      9.     During “Cease Fire” you must stay behind the yellow line unless you are down range with your target.
      10.  Take flag and place into ground pocket during all “Cease Fires” before going down range.
      11.  All persons not down range must stay behind the yellow line. Handling of firearms, ammunition or components is prohibited for any reason whenever anyone is forward of the firing line.
      12.  When you are done setting up the targets, and have checked that there are no persons down range, remove flag and place back in storage pipe and call out “RANGE IS CLEAR”
      13.  Drawing from a holster is prohibited.
      14. Rifles shooting .22 Long Rifle ammunition can be used. However, any other caliber, even if it’s classified as a “handgun” cartridge, must be used at the Rifle Range.

      15. If you observe an unsafe act, depending on severity, inform the person of their actions and educate them on safe firearm handling and/or contact the on-duty RSO on public days. If act warrants it, call a cease fire until the situation is no longer a safety hazard. On non-public days, attempt to identify the person and inform the range manager of the incident at rangemanager@wcgc.org.

      Target Schematics

      Winchester Canyon Gun Club:  Target Schematics
      Click here to download the Pistol and Rifle Target Stand Schematics .pdf

      THE CLUB WILL BE CLOSED TO ALL SHOOTING ON THE EQUINOXES AND SOLSTICES. Activities such as work parties are permitted but discharging of all firearms is strictly prohibited.

      Hours and fees are subject to change throughout the year. Current fees are posted at the range. All events are subject to change due to weather or range conditions. See Calendar for full information.

      Winchester Canyon Gun Club

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


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