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896
11-18-2009, 2:32 PM
Hello. I just got a membership to sac valley, and would like to know if others from this site shoot there.
My son has shot trap there it looks like a very nice place,
Brian

3GunFunShooter
11-18-2009, 5:10 PM
One of the best ranges in Northern California.
Lots of shooting sports there, SASS, IDPA, USPSA, long range rifle, 1000 yard range, black powder clubs, military rifle. Last time I checked there were over 25 shooting clubs that use the range.

GlockGuy
11-18-2009, 5:41 PM
Yep, I'm a member there also. Great facility, nice folks.

CSDGuy
11-18-2009, 7:30 PM
I was a member... I just haven't renewed as I haven't been out there to shoot in a long time. Great place! When I can renew... I'll definitely be going out to shoot there.

Membership vs. having to pay non-member prices is a great value if you go there more than about 10 or 12 times per year. That's about the break-even point. You can also renew your NRA membership for $10 off... I really do enjoy shooting there. I just can't afford shooting right now. :(

jb7706
11-18-2009, 9:55 PM
Hi Brian-
Welcome to the club, hope to see you at a board meeting sometime. Please go to the club web page and sign up for the Google Group so that you can keep up on happenings.

jb

polygunner
11-19-2009, 7:30 AM
Great place to shoot.
I'm there about 1 to 2 times a month, sometimes more sometimes less.
Usualy on the rifle side, 100 or 300 yards, handgun range is good and the .22 area is a blast.
Full size steel silouette range is always fun, and the "private" ranges are a good escape from the sometimes lacking safety practices on the public side.
Shotgun and action pistol too.
Don't forget cowboy town and 1000yd range.
So much to do so little time.
pg

Pthfndr
11-19-2009, 8:30 PM
I think you'll find that most people on this board who live near Sac go to there occasionally.

I run the monthly tactical long range match the 1st Sunday of each month. Shoot milsurp silhouette and high power. Don't spend as much time on the public ranges as I used to except to do load development and zero sights/scopes.

Davis
11-26-2009, 6:41 PM
Me too. Welcome to the club!
Mostly pistol now that the action pistol is restricted. I don't have the schedule to meet the new requirements to be a member of the special groups


I have had 4 co workers sign up just this year too

3GunFunShooter
11-27-2009, 8:20 AM
Reason the action pistol bay are restricted is people were shooting up the
action clubs props.

Davis
11-27-2009, 8:44 AM
I know,jerks ruin it for everyone Seriously doubt those who did it were members of the club, probably some "special group" that was giving permission to use the section .

still it would be nice to have a preset area, bay with a few steel plates to practice.

Kinda like the SASS area but smaller

Pthfndr
11-27-2009, 7:00 PM
I know,jerks ruin it for everyone Seriously doubt those who did it were members of the club, probably some "special group" that was giving permission to use the section .

still it would be nice to have a preset area, bay with a few steel plates to practice.

Kinda like the SASS area but smaller

As a member you also have access to bays 10 and 11 (last 2 before the 1000 yard range) when they are not being used. You would have to bring your own targets/frames, or ask Jack (the GM) if you could borrow a few from the public pistol range.

Still need 2 people minimum, but all you have to do is ask if they are available.

Davis
11-27-2009, 7:31 PM
great news .....will work on that !
Thanks

896
11-28-2009, 3:49 PM
My son and I went there today for the first time. It was very windy My son did not want to stay long due to the wind. We shot on the public side, I did not know what areas I could go to as being a member. It was a very nice place to shoot. The only thing was that the benches are close together and my brass was flying at the fellow shooting next to me I did not want to cause any damage to wood on his firearm.
I think we will go again on Sunday.

Brian

Davis
11-28-2009, 8:14 PM
today was a tough day , when the wind is up, it blows right into your face usually

Give it another day when the wind is not blowing...the range can be a great day.

Some days I pack a lunch and I'll be there all day if the weather is good.

I like shooting the rifle in the uncovered area

mostly since the sound doesn't reverb as much and gives me space with my brass.

I get a nice "lowie the lobster" look after a summer day too if I forget my sunscreen


my daughter loves the 22 rimfire area too

896
11-28-2009, 9:26 PM
If you are a member do you just go to other areas to shoot or do you need someone that works there escort you to the private areas.? There was alot of people there today and only one lady behind the counter so I did not ask her.

Pthfndr
11-28-2009, 9:57 PM
If you are a member do you just go to other areas to shoot or do you need someone that works there escort you to the private areas.? There was alot of people there today and only one lady behind the counter so I did not ask her.

Brian

You don't need someone to escort you to another range, but there is a procedure.

Here's the info I sent to Davis in a PM

If you are a member of the Sac Valley range you can use the non public ranges if no one else is using them, i.e no matches on them or no one else has them reserved for their use.

Those ranges would be:
5A & 5B, also called the NRA range, 1st range to the right of the public pistol/Rimfire plinking range.

Range 6A/6B, the steel silhouette range.

Ranges 9, 10 and 11 (the 200 yard bench rest range), all down towards the 1000 yard range.

Use of the 1000 yard range is limited. You can find out info on that in the pinned thread I have in the Centerfire Rifle forum.

You already know about the restrictions on the action pistol bays.

To use one of those ranges all you need do is a) check the monthly calender at the Sac Valley website
http://www.sacvalley.org/SacVal/Monthly_Calendars.html, and if no one is scheduled to use one of them, call the range office during business hours, or stop in while you are at the range, ask to speak with Jack the range general manager. Ask him if the range you would like to use on such and such a date is available. If he says yes, then you just tell him to reserve it for your use on that day.

If you are already at the range you can simply drive by those ranges to see if they are in use that day. If not and you want to use one, just go talk to Jack or whoever is minding the store at the time. Show your membership card, and go have fun.

You can take your own paper targets, and your own steel targets if you have some. No plinking targets though, such as bottles, cans, food, etc.



All non public ranges have a 2 person rule. You need to have at least 2 people there. Both do not have to be shooters. One can simply be an observer. The 2 person rule is for safety reasons. In case something bad happens the second person can go to the office to get help coming.

Ranges 5A/5B is a pistol/small bore range, the others are all rifle ranges. But you can still shoot hand guns on the rifle ranges. You just set up close to the impact berm.

I, and lots of people I know use those ranges a lot for practice just so they don't have to deal with the crowds on the public ranges.

If I can be of further help just ask.

jb7706
11-29-2009, 6:30 PM
Nice writeup Rob. Care to get the range SOP written/updated? :)

Pthfndr
11-29-2009, 6:48 PM
Nice writeup Rob. Care to get the range SOP written/updated? :)

Jim

If you are serious, sure I'll do it.

Have you read the write up I did on the 1000 yard range?

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=217649

jb7706
11-30-2009, 9:13 PM
Heck yeah I'm serious! Let's work on it together and get it ready for approval by Jack and the Board. Once done we can have it available on the club web site and maybe do a Cliff Notes version for a new member packet. Between us I think we have most ranges covered with personal experience and I think knowing a board member or two will help. ;)

Jim

If you are serious, sure I'll do it.

Have you read the write up I did on the 1000 yard range?

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=217649

Wombat25
12-01-2009, 7:54 AM
Heck yeah I'm serious! Let's work on it together and get it ready for approval by Jack and the Board. Once done we can have it available on the club web site and maybe do a Cliff Notes version for a new member packet. Between us I think we have most ranges covered with personal experience and I think knowing a board member or two will help. ;)

Great idea. I shoot at Sac Valley 10-15 times a year and am seriously considering becoming a member. Biggest challenge for me is that I'm always by myself (which makes shooting the non-public ranges very difficult) but I would love to see a 'potential new member packet.'

jb7706
12-01-2009, 8:47 AM
I shoot at Sac Valley 10-15 times a year and am seriously considering becoming a member.

Even if you are not using the private ranges you should join. That many trips a year pays for your membership and then some.

jafount
12-06-2009, 10:44 PM
My son and I went there today for the first time. It was very windy My son did not want to stay long due to the wind. We shot on the public side, I did not know what areas I could go to as being a member. It was a very nice place to shoot. The only thing was that the benches are close together and my brass was flying at the fellow shooting next to me I did not want to cause any damage to wood on his firearm.
I think we will go again on Sunday.

Brian

Were you shooting a Mini 14 with a Leupold 1-4 on it?

ck867
12-07-2009, 1:22 AM
what's it take and cost to become a member?

896
12-07-2009, 7:38 AM
Were you shooting a Mini 14 with a Leupold 1-4 on it?
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No we where shooting a Stag 2t.

jb7706
12-07-2009, 11:16 AM
what's it take and cost to become a member?

Currently $100/year for Regular members, $50 for seniors. Your wife/husband is included on your membership but does not have a vote unless they are full dues paying members.

With the recent changes to our bylaws we added a working class to our membership that will reduce your membership dues in return for volunteer hours spent working at the range. Since that change was just ratified by the members on Saturday to Board has not yet implemented the new costing at the range office. We will begin addressing that stuff soon.

9mmepiphany
12-07-2009, 12:08 PM
$100/ a year is very reasonable

what does it take to qualify as a senior?

ck867
12-07-2009, 12:30 PM
If you are a member, can you bring guests and do the guest receive the low entrance fee or is it full price for them?

jb7706
12-08-2009, 12:13 PM
If you are a member, can you bring guests and do the guest receive the low entrance fee or is it full price for them?

Member and spouse pay member rates. Guests pay full price.

I believe senior is 60+.