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Old 07-22-2018, 11:23 AM
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Default So is SMGC dead, or what?

Is SMGC dead?

If so, it would be nice if somebody posted the death notice, so we can have some closure and move on.
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:28 AM
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Iíve read that they were re upping their permission to use the base ranges, and that it was anticipated to be rolling in May.

Havenít seen anything since then.
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Old 07-26-2018, 10:24 AM
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I am not an expert on the details but it appears the USMC or the United States Government is requiring a very expensive environmental impact study from SMGC as a condition to use the ranges on the base. We are talking roughly $10,000.00 a year.

The added rounds SMGC would put down range above what the Corp puts down range is perhaps 1% of the total rounds. Also, range availability is very low as units previously deployed are now home, and training requires more range time.

The club isn't dead as there is always hope, but for the foreseeable future the schedule looks very thin.

You can still shoot in The Pac Fleet and navy matches. That's two solid weeks of shooting on the west coasts premium

Putting on a match at pendleton was a very laborious exercise. You were required to have two certified RSO's, a corpman or medic, an OIC, constant comm with range control, plus paperwork befitting the IRS, and strict adherence to archaic SOPs. Truly a nightmare scenario to shoot a match, yet SMGC did it for 30 years. It was a great experience and a deep well of nationally ranked shooters.

What we need now is a box canyon like west end gun club. With the advent of cheap electronic targets pits are no longer required, making the development of a proper range very cheap indeed. If you know of a property for sale that fits the bill please contact me.
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Old 08-01-2018, 7:58 AM
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Default Alpine Range

There is a range for sale just outside of Alpine (San Diego County).
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:40 AM
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Good news! A break in the do-loop!

Check the club’s Facebook page!
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