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Key Card Entry Failure
An email was sent out to all members with an email on-file informing you of the temporary pass-code to get into the range. Remember, DO NOT give the code out to non-members. This is a temporary fix. If we can't restore key card access by Monday August 1st, we may assign a new pass-code via email. Check your service providers spam folder if you did not receive this email.
ASSEMBLY BILL 2571 SIGNED INTO LAW TOOK EFFECT IMMEDIATELY- July 1, 2022
In lieu of that law, all post or references to Youth Training and Hunter Education as been removed from the website. We do not yet know how this law effects actual training of those under 18 years of age. Read the Full Bill Language Here. This new law impacts Associations, Camps, Clubs, FFLs, Hunter Education, Instructors, Firearms Trainers, Youth Organizations, Ranges, and those who work in association with any Youth Shooting Program - including Firearm Safety Training. Any promotion of firearms to those under 18 years of age may lead to hefty fines of $25,000 per incident. Thank You Governor Newsom of California!!! Don't forget to vote in our 2022 elections.
Cardboard Target Backing
With the rising cost of the cardboard we supply for you to use as a target backing: we are asking you to please use the cardboard until there is no life left in it. If you can still staple your target to it, then please use it. We want to get the best 'BANG" for our buck in purchasing this cardboard backing before turning it back into the recyclers. Thank You!
Pickup your Spent Casings (Brass)
We do not have a Brass Fairy that follows our members around when you are done shooting. We ask that you PLEASE make an effort to pick up all your spent brass. This does not include .22 casings unless your able to sift them out of the dirt. Don't just leave your spent casings to lay there thinking someone who reloads will pick it up for you. Thank You.
Restrictions on "Black Guns" at the Range
Do to confusion in the laws. All AR or AK style Rifles are not allowed to be brought onto the range except for events on the 2nd Saturday of each month. They will be checked that they conform to California and Federal laws before they can be allowed on the premises. If they do not conform they must be removed from the range. This is for insurance purposes as well as the law. The 2nd Saturday has a carbine tactics clinic (Rifle Range).
Safety First Shooting Association "Training & Education"
For information about Firearms Training & Education, click the "River Oaks, Training & Education" logo at the left of the page and see what is being offered by Safety First or various groups and organizations at River Oaks Range. All courses are offered to the general public (non-membership), and fees if any will vary according to the class requirements. 2nd Saturday of every month by 9:00am.
Women's Range Time
Safety First Shooting Association / River Oaks Range will be offering a FREE "Women's Afternoon on the Range" each month on the 2nd Saturday, 1-4pm. This is an opportunity for the Ladies and their Girlfriend's to practice with their own handguns to get some marksmanship training / practice. An afternoon at the range without the other half! Certified female instructors and range safety officers will assist you if you have questions or need some pointers. If you need a more organized class, we will offer an "Intro to Handguns" class in the mornings from 9-Noon with a $20 cost. To register for the Intro class or if you have any questions on any of the above, contact Dave at 209-614-1718. Eye and ear protection will be provided if you do not have your own. All firearms have to be cased and unloaded upon entering the range.
To physically be present on this range, or to participate in firearms training you must not be restricted or prohibited due to a court order, terms of probation, terms of parole, or violations of certain sections of law from possessing firearms, ammunition, and or dangerous weapons. Due to ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) restrictions on training you must be a United States Citizen, or have permanent resident legal alien status (Green Card). You cannot work for a foreign company, a foreign government, or a foreign governmental agency/organization.
Monthly Trap Shoots
The Trap Range is open on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 8:00am. The fee is, $5.00 for adults and under 18 is $3.00 per round. A round consist of 25 clays. Guns and ammo are not supplied. YouDO NOT have to be a range member for these trap events. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and everyone will be required to sign a release waiver. For safety purposes, please have your shotguns UNLOADED and they MUST be in a gun case, bag or rug. NO OPEN CARRY of your shotgun in the parking lot or across the range. If there is rain, sleet, snow, hail or extreme fog, Dinnie says Trap is canceled.
Long Distance Rifle Shooting
The Long Distance Rifle Range is open on the 2nd Saturday of each month (except annually every August) from 9:00am to 3:00pm, Cost is $10 all day. You bring your firearms and ammunition. Everything else is provided, but feel free to bring your own stuff or if you'd like or want a special target. Normal shooting distance is 25 to 300 yards. With the ability to extend to 1000 yards. We meet at the pistol range parking lot about 8:30am and caravan out to the rifle range. Call Dave at 209-614-1718 for more info if needed. Membership not Required.
TRAINING CENTER "USE REQUEST FORM"
To request the use of the River Oaks Firearms Training Center for your event or class, please email Dave Givens at email@example.com or phone him at 209-614-1718. He will email you the form to send back.
Did you Know?
The 4H State Archery Tournament was held at our range on Sunday, May 29th 2022.
The 4H National Training Conference was held at our range on Monday, May 2nd, through Thursday, May 5th 2022
The Girl Scouts of America have opted to start training their new opportunities to learning at River Oaks starting in 2020.
River Oaks hosted the 4-H California State and National Western Heritage Championships on July 30 - August 1 of 2019.
River Oaks Firearms Training Center hosted the 1st ever California State 4-H Western Heritage State Championships on May 6th and 7th 2017.
River Oaks Firearms Training Center through Safety First Shooting Association (SFSA) trains more people about firearms in one year, than any other range in California combined does in five years.
All SFSA training instructors and helpers, certified or not, are all volunteers. They are not paid for all the work, time and effort spent that they put in at the range. Any monies collected are to cover material and range cost spent required to teach certain classes.
This Website has been Designed and Maintained Free by a Volunteer SFSA Member since August of 2006
A couple of times a year, River Oaks Firearms Training Center offers for "FREE" WOMENS ONLY, Introduction to Handguns, Handgun Test Drive Events and Refuse To Be A Victim classes. "FREE" mean Guns and Ammo and Classes provided at no charge.
Safety First Shooting Association (SFSA), is pleased to announce a new opportunity for our community's youth to learn firearm safety and marksmanship training through our new "Youth only Shooting Sports Training" program starting July 2017.
Donations to Safety First Shooting Association are Tax Deductible
Friends of Safety First Shooting Association is now an official 501(c) 3 non profit. We are organized to receive charitable donations to directly support the work of the Safety First Shooting Association. This means, that if you make a monetary or material contribution, you may now qualify for a tax deduction. We have been planning this and working on it for a few years now and we now have it ready! Life just got better in that we can get some credit while supporting our favorite cause! You may donate directly via the PayPal link or by seeing either Dave Givens or Talia Costa at the range or contacting Dave Givens at 209-614-1718 or email firstname.lastname@example.org If you have any questions, please contact Dave directly anytime. Any River Oaks Range or Safety First Shooting Association officials can assist you as well. Please use the PayPal "Friends of Safety First" Donations link at the left.
***River Oaks Firearms Training Center - Preamble ***
Safety First Shooting Association is a 501(c) 4 nonprofit corporation which operates the River Oaks Firearms Training Center on private property. The Association was formed to promote Firearms Training and Safety to the Community. To this end we are organized to provide training opportunities and venues to support Firearms classes, public service events, various outreach programs to the general public, and educational opportunities related to the shooting sports. While we do operate a shooting range, our purpose is to provide education and training. Membership is not required to participate in the education and training opportunities presented by this Association. As an Association, Members are encouraged to attend any or all training's they desire or have an interest in. All education and training opportunities take precedence over general range activities. While our intent is to keep class fees to a minimum, some course materials will have a small cost associated, although this may be alleviated by grants and donations to the education aims of the Association.
This Association is dedicated to the promotion of the shooting sports and firearms safety. Our membership provides specific training in the use of firearms and firearms safety, while conducting classes and events in several shooting sport disciplines for the general public and our community.
The range and all it's activities are run by "VOLUNTEER" SFSA Members & Non-SFSA Members,Board Members and Staff
Our Range Mailing Address is Safety First Shooting Association - P.O. Box 1378 - Atwater, CA 95301-1378
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