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REDHORSE
05-22-2006, 4:29 PM
I thought I would start a little Google Earth project for our fellow Cali shooters.

Objective: Mark and locate all the indoor/outdoor shooting facilities in California on Google Earth.

Google Earth can be downloaded from here: http://earth.google.com/downloads.html

For those that haven't used GE (Google Earth), it is a mapping program utilizing satelite photos. It has many neat features, which include 3D elevation & GPS coordinates. You can use it just like MapQuest, Yahoo Maps, etc.. to get directions.

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PLEASE feel free to ADD any new shooting facility or shooting area: other indoor ranges, outdoor ranges, and your favorite desert/mountain spots to shoot that are legal.

If you are marking an outdoor shooting spot that isn't a range, please try to include BLM or US Forestry links showing that shooting area is an authorized shooting spot.

I will try to incorporate the updated placemarks and NEW locations onto a master (*.kmz) file.

There is a couple of ways you can help with updating the master file.
* You can post the GPS coordinates & info on this thread and I can manually input them onto the master file.
* You can SAVE (File => Save As...) your Placemarks as a *.kmz file and then host or email the file to me. I will then import them into the master file.

To get the GPS coordinates. Put a Placemarks onto the spot your trying to mark on Google Earth. Try to be as accurate as possible. There are several ways on placing a Placemarks. Click the thumbtack pin on the lower right or [CTRL] + N : To insert a new Placemark. You then have Name & Description field you can fill. Click OK to place the pin.

You can right-click the Placemarks to move the pin or edit the info. If you click the "Advanced" check box, you will see a "Location" tab that will have the GPS coordinates.

DOWNLOAD this file to get the current master list.

Shooting Ranges SOCAL.kmz Ver 0.07 (June 1, 2006) Link: http://www.freewebs.com/socal_webshooters/SOCALranges.kmz

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/8069/cali8eb.th.jpg (http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cali8eb.jpg) http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/8022/cali27ek.th.jpg (http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=cali27ek.jpg)

REDHORSE
05-22-2006, 4:29 PM
Angeles Shooting Range
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/2710/angeles4hg.th.jpg (http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=angeles4hg.jpg)

Piru Shooting Range:
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/1224/piru7tc.th.jpg (http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=piru7tc.jpg)

West End Gun Club
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/7025/wegc4hb.th.jpg (http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=wegc4hb.jpg)

Lytle Creek Shooting Range
http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/3674/lytle1ow.th.jpg (http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=lytle1ow.jpg)

ocabj
05-22-2006, 5:09 PM
I didn't see IFG on the list:

http://www.ocabj.net/files/inland_fish_and_game.kmz

REDHORSE
05-22-2006, 5:20 PM
I didn't see IFG on the list:

http://www.ocabj.net/files/inland_fish_and_game.kmz

I actually have that one already. It is in the *.kmz file (it has 37 placemarks on it) I posted in my first post.

I was just posting a few screenshots of some of the shooting ranges to get people interested in Google Earth. I'm not going to post a screenshot of every range though.. lol

I appreciate your post very much, as that's exactly how I would like others to add new placemarks to the main file. It will make adding other points of interest very easy. :)

bear308
05-22-2006, 5:31 PM
sounds like a good idea, however I can't get the link for your .kmz file to work.

REDHORSE
05-22-2006, 6:35 PM
sounds like a good idea, however I can't get the link for your .kmz file to work.
Update:
First post will always have the most recent version of the Google Earth file.

bear308
05-22-2006, 10:10 PM
pm sent;)

my god why do we need seven characters?

subway
05-29-2006, 2:26 PM
sorry for being the dumb guy, but what kind of software can open a ".kmz" file? My PC asks me what software to use as soon as I click on that link.

thanks

REDHORSE
05-29-2006, 6:43 PM
sorry for being the dumb guy, but what kind of software can open a ".kmz" file? My PC asks me what software to use as soon as I click on that link.

thanks

That is a Google Earth extention ".kmz". Download the software below.

Google Earth can be downloaded from here: http://earth.google.com/downloads.html

REDHORSE
06-01-2006, 9:11 PM
Updated file once again.

Over 140 California shooting ranges marked!

If you have a range that isn't yet marked, please pass the info (address or GPS coordinates) and I'll add it.

kennisonxgs
06-01-2006, 11:35 PM
Beautiful. I love it!

speacock
06-02-2006, 1:57 PM
Got one more:

Santa Margarita Gun Club
http://www.santamargaritagunclub.org/

33 17 53 N 117 22 34 W

Sean

REDHORSE
06-05-2006, 7:01 AM
Thanks Sean, added that range...

anotherted
06-06-2006, 7:08 PM
Is it just me or is there no Burro Canyon (34 14 54N 117 50 36W) or SGVGC (34 09 25N 117 55 17W)??

REDHORSE
06-06-2006, 10:01 PM
Is it just me or is there no Burro Canyon (34 14 54N 117 50 36W) or SGVGC (34 09 25N 117 55 17W)??

Those were some of the first ones I added. Did you download the file and look at it?

anotherted
06-06-2006, 10:23 PM
:o :eek: :o

Randomebayguy
06-08-2006, 2:14 PM
having to come back to this thread and have to upload or re-download google earth files seems like kinda a pain.. i just implemented a custom mapping app for my company that uses google maps to map locations of shipping destinations for our truck drivers. the google maps API is really easy to use. im sure i and anyone else that feels like helping could come up with some sort of web page that shows all these gun range and BLM coordinates along with the info with them. dunno if calguns would be interested in hosting it or if this is even an idea anyone thinks would be handy.

*shrug* just throwin that out there.

SDJim
06-08-2006, 3:44 PM
If you have a range that isn't yet marked, please pass the info (address or GPS coordinates) and I'll add it.

Project 2000 Shooting Range
2082 Willow Glen Dr
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 442-9971

32 45.58N
116 53.3466W

Yes it looks like it's in the middle of a quarry. Because it is. Well off to the side at least.

REDHORSE
06-09-2006, 12:20 PM
Project 2000 Shooting Range
2082 Willow Glen Dr
El Cajon, CA 92019
(619) 442-9971

32 45.58N
116 53.3466W

Yes it looks like it's in the middle of a quarry. Because it is. Well off to the side at least.

Yea, I've looked at that one a few times. I just wasn't sure if that was the range bldg or it belonged to the Quarry. Thanks for clearing that up. Can you confirm that I got it right in the picture below. Thanks!

Added to the database.

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/2839/p20008pn.th.jpg (http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p20008pn.jpg)

SDJim
06-09-2006, 12:30 PM
Yea, I've looked at that one a few times. I just wasn't sure if that was the range bldg or it belonged to the Quarry. Thanks for clearing that up. Can you confirm that I got it right in the picture below. Thanks!

Added to the database.

http://img48.imageshack.us/img48/2839/p20008pn.th.jpg (http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p20008pn.jpg)

That's it. From looking at it, you'd never guess it was out there, let alone a 100yd indoor range.

I've never used it, but they appear to have a nice setup.

REDHORSE
03-30-2007, 8:15 PM
Just bumping this thread.

Anyone have any more ranges or shooting spots to add??

I know there have been some closures of the outdoor areas in San Diego areas. I will have to go back and add some notes to the next update to reflect the changes.

PistolPete75
03-31-2007, 11:27 AM
http://www.aplacetoshoot.net/

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Saugus, CA 91350
(661) 296-5552

this is my local range where i like to shoot.

PistolPete75
03-31-2007, 11:31 AM
and then there is FIRING LINE when it's after hours!

Firing Line Indoor Shooting
(818) 349-1420
18348 Eddy St
Northridge, CA 91325

and Agoura Hills Target Range (great PPT transfer fees) $35
5040 Cornell Rd
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
(818) 706-1710

maurice05
03-31-2007, 12:02 PM
is there any blm land listed on this im tryng to find some as close to los angeles as possible and if any one can recommend some please im me or post it

Fjold
03-31-2007, 1:04 PM
5 Dogs Range - Bakersfield

35 degrees 36'26.85
118 degrees 55'58.15

Mute
03-31-2007, 3:08 PM
Nicely done.

REDHORSE
03-31-2007, 8:39 PM
http://www.aplacetoshoot.net/

33951 San Francisquito Canyon Road, Saugus, CA 91350
(661) 296-5552

Already in the database

and then there is FIRING LINE when it's after hours!

Firing Line Indoor Shooting
(818) 349-1420
18348 Eddy St
Northridge, CA 91325

and Agoura Hills Target Range (great PPT transfer fees) $35
5040 Cornell Rd
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
(818) 706-1710
Both already in the database

5 Dogs Range - Bakersfield

35 degrees 36'26.85
118 degrees 55'58.15
Already in the database

Thanks guys, but I already had all those in the database. Like I posted on the first page, I think the list is over 156 ranges, so I have most of the regular, well known ranges already on there. Still looking for more to add to the list, so your input is appreciated.

When you load the Google Earth file. The shooting ranges are divided into three categories: Indoor Range (41), Outdoor Range (92), and Outdoor (desert/forest) shooting spots (23). Make sure the three categories are check marked so they show up on your Google Map as pin marks. Then check to see if the ranges you know of, are marked or not. If they're not marked...let me know and I'll add them to the next version of the file.

I found a bunch a large list of skeet & sporting clays ranges. I'll have to cross reference that list with my Google Earth database to see which ones I don't have. http://www.claytargetsonline.com/list.php/CA

dfalcon217
09-07-2007, 10:07 AM
It'd be nice to see more open multi caliber BLM land on there. Any ideas?

acousticmood
09-07-2007, 12:17 PM
Very Cool!

FYI San Gabriel Valley Gun Range is deceased.

Nefarious
09-07-2007, 12:39 PM
It'd be nice to see more open multi caliber BLM land on there. Any ideas?

BLM and Desert shooting areas, although BLM should not be too hard to find... those little off the beaten path desert areas are. Would love to have those added into the list.
I now must download google earth at home ;) instead of just using it here at work

dfalcon217
09-07-2007, 1:26 PM
BLM and Desert shooting areas, although BLM should not be too hard to find... those little off the beaten path desert areas are. Would love to have those added into the list.
I now must download google earth at home ;) instead of just using it here at work

I saw those, nearest is only about 6o miles away. not bad at all

REDHORSE
09-07-2007, 1:37 PM
Very Cool!

FYI San Gabriel Valley Gun Range is deceased.

Yea, sad that SGVGC was close. I really liked that range.

I have an updated Google Earth file, I just haven't provided a link to it yet. I was in the middle of adding more ranges, from a list I found. But, I forgot where I left off, from the list I was using.

It can take me a while to find some of these ranges, as the directions are hard to follow.... as most of the directions are for locals to follow... that know the area. I have to follow roads, as if I was actually driving...to find many of the remote gun clubs/ ranges.

I'll post a link to the updated file soon.

acousticmood
09-08-2007, 8:22 AM
I saw those, nearest is only about 6o miles away. not bad at all

OT?
What's the best way to definitelfy map out BLM land? I'm just paranoid that I'll be shooting or hunting in the wrong spot. Being in Rancho I'm not far from the outer areas and really want to know. Esp. with coordinates that I could plug into the gps.

Signed,

Lost in Cucamonga

acousticmood
09-08-2007, 8:23 AM
Yea, sad that SGVGC was close. I really liked that range.

I have an updated Google Earth file, I just haven't provided a link to it yet. I was in the middle of adding more ranges, from a list I found. But, I forgot where I left off, from the list I was using.

It can take me a while to find some of these ranges, as the directions are hard to follow.... as most of the directions are for locals to follow... that know the area. I have to follow roads, as if I was actually driving...to find many of the remote gun clubs/ ranges.

I'll post a link to the updated file soon.

Thanks for going through this effort - This is a great resource for home and for when I travel.

rod
09-10-2007, 11:54 AM
33-44' 52"
116-50'01"

or anywhere along the truck trail

dfalcon217
09-10-2007, 12:04 PM
33-44' 52"
116-50'01"

or anywhere along the truck trail

Is this where you are talking about?

Mapquest Find (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=address&latlongtype=decimal&latitude=33.747778&longitude=-116.833611)

double_action
09-10-2007, 12:23 PM
Glass Factory

3430'21.64"N
11945'11.92"W

rod
09-11-2007, 8:48 AM
Is this where you are talking about?

Mapquest Find (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=address&latlongtype=decimal&latitude=33.747778&longitude=-116.833611)

Yup.

acousticmood
09-11-2007, 10:50 AM
Cool Thanks

brettbarbaro
10-08-2007, 10:30 AM
What a great idea, and what a great service to the community! I just wanted to say thanks.:cool2:

Bassxhead
12-10-2007, 8:39 AM
When was the last these files were updated?

tgun
03-21-2008, 10:43 AM
If you don't want to download Google Earth, you can view this file directly on Google Maps by putting the URL into Google maps, like this:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=http:%2F%2Fwww.freewebs.com%2Fsocal_webshooters% 2FSOCALranges.kmz&ie=UTF8&z=6

BlkWgn
04-21-2009, 9:58 AM
Thanks for the work on putting together the map. I went out yesterday in search of the area off of 3n14 near the Big Pine Camp Grounds in SBNF. I stoped in at the ranger station on the way out, and was told that 3n14 was still partially closed due to last years fires, but that 2n09 was open and to take that to 3n16, hang a left and that will bring you around the closed area back to 3n14. They also said that the shooting area was open and that there were signs. Well, I got to the junction, right where the map from the ranger showed it, and could not find the shooting area for the life of me, I looked all over with no luck. Does anyone have the Coordinates for the area and not just the start of 3n14? I ended up heading out 2n02, and did find one of the Arrastre sites, I think it was number 2. Pretty easy to find, just off the road to the right. It was a fairly small area, but the only ones there were the wife and myself. There were some targets left out there, some trash, and a lot sf spent brass. When we were done we picked up some brass, but there is still a lot out there, needed maybe a rake and a shovel, but did not have either. I am hoping to camp up there next weekend and will try and find the spot off 3n14 again.

ar15barrels
04-21-2009, 10:32 AM
Are you talking about this?

1N09 Target Shooting Zone @34.167940,-117.135449

San Bernardino National Forest Forest Adventure Pass is required.
Pin location on Google Earth marks the STARTING point for the numberedshooting bays.
Drive on dirt road for a bit to see the other shootingbays (18 total).
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardino/documents/1n09_012006.pdf
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardino/recreation/target/
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardino/ap/maps/sbnf-arrowhead-east.shtml

screaming pete
04-21-2009, 3:02 PM
does anyone know of a indoor shooting range that you can shoot 100yd in san diego open to the public

ar15barrels
04-21-2009, 3:23 PM
does anyone know of a indoor shooting range that you can shoot 100yd in san diego open to the public

I think it's called project 2000.

www.project2000range.com

BlkWgn
04-21-2009, 8:26 PM
No, the place I could not find is supposed to be off of 3n14, the points shown on the map are the start and end of the road, but not where shooting is allowed


Are you talking about this?

1N09 Target Shooting Zone @34.167940,-117.135449

San Bernardino National Forest Forest Adventure Pass is required.
Pin location on Google Earth marks the STARTING point for the numberedshooting bays.
Drive on dirt road for a bit to see the other shootingbays (18 total).
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardino/documents/1n09_012006.pdf
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardino/recreation/target/
http://www.fs.fed.us/r5/sanbernardino/ap/maps/sbnf-arrowhead-east.shtml

obeygiant
05-27-2009, 9:43 PM
Just curious if anyone out there would be interested in an updated Google Earth File that would contain southern,central and northern california shooting ranges? I'd also like to update the BLM and National Forest shooting areas as well.


Here is a spreadsheet of all the ranges listed by RedHorse as well as ones that I was able to find on various sites online.

California Shooting Ranges (http://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=rwStC4rFeZyNu-ahT6j-FFg)

If there is any interest and you would be willing to help, click on the link above to enter any updated information. Here's what I need in order to update the existing kmz file:


Addresses or GPS (Lat. & Long) for the ones that only have a P.O. Box.
If you know of a range that is not on the list please add it to the spreadsheet.
If any of these ranges are no longer open or have changed their name please update the spreadsheet where applicable.

REDHORSE
05-27-2009, 9:52 PM
Need to remove (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=188176) San Gabriel Gun Club (Duarte CA) from the spreadsheet. That range is closed.

obeygiant
05-27-2009, 9:59 PM
Need to remove (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=188176) San Gabriel Gun Club (Duarte CA) from the spreadsheet. That range is closed.

Thanks. It has been removed.

obeygiant
05-28-2009, 6:44 PM
Please see this thread (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?p=2548130&posted=1#post2548130) for the updated list and discussion.

RAAK_FJ
03-19-2010, 10:28 PM
updated...?

CHS
01-20-2011, 3:15 PM
When was the last time the KMZ was updated? I'll be out in Palm Desert this week/weekend and want to do some shooting, but I know most of SB/Riverside counties are closed to anything but shotgun now. Want to make sure I'm good and legal (or find a public range).

j411701
01-20-2011, 5:43 PM
If they have not all ready been added,
Ojai Valley Gun Club
www.ovgc.net
Outdoor
34 36' 42.71" N
119 11'04.55" W

Cherry Creek
Outdoor: Forest Service Road
34 36' 21.75" N
119 21' 25.07" W