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Old 02-14-2020, 1:53 PM
Usmc0844spare Usmc0844spare is offline
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Default Sunnyvale Rod and Gun Club Memberships

Any SRGC members on here?

I've shot there during public hours, impressed by the facilities, wish there were more lanes... thought "gee maybe I should join" but in reading the membership page it seems like a whole heckuva lot of hoops to jump through.

Is it really that involved to become a member?

To be clear, not complaining about their rules... their club, they get to make them... but just wondering if it is as imposing as it appears on the website.
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Old 02-14-2020, 4:44 PM
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Default Worth it

The hardest part was getting someone to sponsor me, and then having the patience to wait for an invitation to start the process, because there's a fixed # of available memberships, so you have to wait for an opening on the roster.

Since I live reasonably near by, the rest was easy (some folks come from quite a distance away):

4 monthly meetings: free dinner, enjoyable conversations, then just a fly-on-the-wall while the club conducts a brief business meeting.

5 monthly 4-hour work parties: I'm a home handyman, so it's enjoyable to paint, hammer, drill, sweep, or whatever is needed for routine maintenance and minor update chores for four hours on a Sunday morning (including a free lunch and more enjoyable conversation)

R&P Range Safety Officer training plus a session of ghosting the other Safety Officers to learn the ropes (very useful & informative training - strong emphasis on safety, of course).

Trap Officer training (again, useful, informative, and pretty cool to see how it
all works behind the scenes).

It's nice to have the range access (never or rarely crowded during member hours - it's like having your own private range, sometimes), but for me, an equal, if not better benefit is having a comfortable place to hang out with like-minded Bay Areans and the ability to learn and improve from them, too.

Felt more like a fun, educational, social experience than hoops.
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Old 02-14-2020, 8:12 PM
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Default Best range in these parts

Thanks, Tokuno!

The requirements sound awesome. It sounds like a way of being of service to the range.

This is best place I know of to shoot on the peninsula.

Staff is fantastic.
“Critical thinking terrifies people with false power.”

On wrestling with ego and sin- ”Not only am I not above it, I’m swinging haymakers in the pigsty sometimes”

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Old 02-14-2020, 9:24 PM
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I went here for the first time and I had a blast. Hopefully, I can go enough to get to know some more people.
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