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Usmc0844spare 02-14-2020 12:53 PM

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.

tokuno 02-14-2020 3:44 PM

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.

Grouchy Bear 02-14-2020 7:12 PM

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.

Jeffy1c 02-14-2020 8:24 PM

I went here for the first time and I had a blast. Hopefully, I can go enough to get to know some more people.

abrahamfh 02-21-2020 7:11 PM

Thank you for the info tokuno, Iím in Union City and always looking for a good place to shoot. Iíll have to check them out

Quote:

Originally Posted by tokuno (Post 23888888)
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.


sigguy552 02-22-2020 10:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by abrahamfh (Post 23910579)
Thank you for the info tokuno, Iím in Union City and always looking for a good place to shoot. Iíll have to check them out

If you're in Union City, come check out Richmond Rod & Gun.

abrahamfh 02-24-2020 10:18 PM

Thank you for the tip @sigguy, I will have to take my SIGS out there to check them out.

Will be interesting to see what traffic is like since I do not usually travel any further north than Hayward.

Quote:

Originally Posted by sigguy552 (Post 23914031)
If you're in Union City, come check out Richmond Rod & Gun.


Jocflier 03-13-2020 11:34 AM

It also cost $350.00 to join, and $65.00 a year. You also need to be a NRA member. The first couple of months is the most time consuming for a new probate. You must complete all your safety training in two months.

The best way to find out everything is to come out on the first Thursday of the month to a club meeting. BBQ, ect. There is a membership meeting right after the club meeting which end about 7:30.

There is a waiting list, and currently the club is closed to the public until at least April 20th due to the virus problem going on.

Good luck


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