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Old 06-25-2019, 8:28 PM
SJZ_Katsu SJZ_Katsu is offline
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Default 7/6 Santa Clara County Range Day (New Shooters Welcome!)

San Jose Zouaves is a high-power rifle club with the aim of encouraging organized rifle competition among civilian shooters with an emphasis on safety, fundamental marksmanship, firearms knowledge, and good sportsmanship.

We offer CMP matches for new and returning shooters two times a month, and a junior's match once a month.


On the first Saturday of the month (The NEXT next one is July 6th, after the June 30th "open house" the county is hosting which is also open to newcomers), the club partners with Santa Clara County and hosts an introductory course in high powered rifle fundamentals. Basic training on the operation and accurate firing of rifles is provided first, followed by a scored, 50 round competition.

Completion of this course also serves as "proof of skill" to join the Zouaves as a club member, which means you may join Third Saturday competitions, and special themed matches. Completion of some government recognized competition is required for safety reasons, and this counts as that. I post more about Club Matches a week before the next one, but you can PM me with questions.


When: July 6th. Check-in is at 8:00am.

Where: Santa Clara Field Sports Park (Metcalf) 200 yard range. Pay at the County Range office by the 100 yard range first, then bring the receipt to the competition.

Cost: $20 and bring 60 rounds of appropriate ammo (See below).

Rifles: You can bring your own, but the club has AR-15s and M1 Garands to rent for free. Please e-mail if you intend to borrow one, so the club can ensure enough rifles are on hand.

AR Ammo: If you are shooting our ARs, they'll take commercial 55-75grain 5.56 or .223.

M1 Ammo: If you intend to shoot our Garands, three are able to handle commercial loads while four can only fire "Garand Safe" ammo. Some stores sell boxes that are specifically labeled for the Garand, but 150 grain, 2700fps loads will work. If you cannot find any, buy some 147-150 grain FMJ and we'll trade you.

What to bring: Pants and closed toe shoes are recommended. Long sleeves and sunscreen can be handy, but the firing line is covered. Natural breaks come up while targets are swapped out so bring water and a snack. If you have ear and eye protection, and a shooting mat bring them along, but we have free loaners if you don't!

There's an FAQ here with more info for first time attendees.


It's a fun time, and you not only get to meet and shoot with other South Bay rifle enthusiasts, but it is also a great opportunity to fire an AR-15 or an M1 Garand with support staff if you haven't before.
If you're interested in attending, feel free to PM me, check out our website, or e-mail us at

Unfortunately I will be missing this one too. It's my brother's wedding!

You can still pm me or email the above address if you have questions. Hope you guys have fun on the range!

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