View Full Version : New from San Diego

07-26-2009, 10:06 PM
Hi, Im new to calguns and guns period. My interest comes from being a history buff and am interested in milsurp ww2 rifles. Ive never shot a gun in my life other than bb guns. Ive done some research and found some ranges to check out. Where can I go for a class or some training. Should I just ask the particular ranges if they have classes? Im only interested in rifles at this time. Thanks.

itchy finger
07-26-2009, 10:23 PM
Welcome. Great place to pick up info

07-27-2009, 3:04 AM

07-27-2009, 6:28 AM
If you're looking for a pistol class, try the Miramar College police pistol class. It's once a week at the SDPD/San Diego Revolver club range down off Federal Blvd, so it could be a bit of a drive depending on where you live. They have loaner pistols and reasonable prices on ammo to train with, if you don't have either of your own. For something specific to WW2 vintage rifles, there's CMP shooting matches.

shootin' nuke
07-27-2009, 8:24 AM
Welcome! If you are in in the East County area, check out Project 2000 Range. Nice folks with a good selection of weapons for rent. www.p2krange.com

07-27-2009, 6:18 PM
Welcome! I am new here too (and also in SD). Most of the people here have been sooo nice and all the guys I have met in SD have been great!
I am partial to Fine Firearms in La Mesa for getting info.
Taloft teaches classes and is a really nice guy. Good luck!

07-27-2009, 8:12 PM
Welcome Nino.

:iagree:...P2K and Fine Firearms are both good places to do business with!

07-27-2009, 8:42 PM
Welcome to Calguns from another SD member. I'm here in La Mesa and would be glad to help with information.

B Strong
07-28-2009, 7:11 AM
Welcome to Calguns.

If you're primarily interested in rifles, the best place to start for training is the California Hunter Safety program:


For information about WWII surplus rifles (curio & relics) try:


and please be sure to check out:


And get involved with the fight for the Second Amedment rights here in California.

07-29-2009, 4:18 PM
Welcome aboard, we have several San Diego members, so see if you can connect with them (some have already replied in this thread) to help you out.


07-29-2009, 8:45 PM
Hello to all of the new members!

Maybe we should hold a BBQ some time before summer ends for all the SoCal people!

07-29-2009, 11:20 PM
Welcome! Where in SD are you located?

I am in NC and a member of the Pala club...you are welcome to join me at the Pala range (also shoot occasionally at ASC in Kearney Mesa or Iron Sights in Oceanside), I have several Garands and Enfields you can shoot (bring your own ammo or replace mine), though these days I mostly bring out my cowboy and IPSC/IPDA guns (Rugers/Marlins in .38/.357 and .40 Glock).