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stagolee
11-12-2007, 9:30 PM
Their website says:
The range started operation on Sep. 19, 1962, hosting a contingent of 32 officers representing all the County's police department.

Today, the range is under the direction of the San Mateo County Sheriff's Department...

http://www.coyotepointrpc.org/index.html

So, what exactly is the relationship of the SMC Sheriff's Dept.?

Do they own and operate Coyote Point?

The range is listed as a non-profit and is exempt from State and Federal tax (according to the documents hosted on the website).

But I still can't make sense of it all. Anybody able to explain?

AR-shogun
11-15-2007, 8:12 PM
As Far as I know it is county property. The Sheriff has overall responsibility for running the range. It has been that way, well for long long time. There is a non profit club that uses the range on weekends.
Police officers do train there and do their Qualifications.

Civilians can use the range on certain evenings but they are limited to rifles and rim fired cartridges for hand guns.. However as I understand it, Club members can shoot center fire pistols on certain days.

Jan

hoffmang
11-15-2007, 9:00 PM
There is an RO that posts here from time to time. I understand them to be OLL friendly as well.

-Gene

bwiese
11-24-2007, 2:34 PM
Coyote Pt Firing Range is formally under supervision of San Mateo Co. Sheriffs.

However, daily range oversight is done by (club) volunteer rangemaster/staff.

[I haven't seen a sheriff in the range booth for ~8-9 years, perhaps when no volunteers were available.]

The range is open Mon/Wed/Fri, 7pm-10pm.

They are OLL friendly, saw a guy shooting a 22LR AR there three weeks ago.

If you have a reg'd AW, bring your reg papers.

Mnort10x
11-27-2007, 9:58 PM
Their website says:


http://www.coyotepointrpc.org/index.html

So, what exactly is the relationship of the SMC Sheriff's Dept.?

Do they own and operate Coyote Point?

The range is listed as a non-profit and is exempt from State and Federal tax (according to the documents hosted on the website).

But I still can't make sense of it all. Anybody able to explain?

The County Park and Rec. Department transferred control of the Range operations to the Sheriff's Department in 1997. At that time the Club (which is a civilian group of shooters that were always associated with the range from the time the range opened in 1962) established a MOU with the Sheriff's Dept. for their rent and works. (aka RSO volunteer staffing for public hours) The Club has provided the shooters of San Mateo and surrounding communities the only public range in a park on the Peninsula. Quite a nice symbionic relationship I must say.

http://www.coyotepointrpc.org/PDF/Mission.pdf