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Los Altos Rod & Gun Club

A Safe Place to Shoot Since 1953

Organizing Group Events

The following are some of our guidelines and rules pertaining to your group's use of our facilities.

What the Range Offers

Range Hours and Rules

The Range is open to the public Thursday-Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm (4 pm during the winter months of November-March). We are closed Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. On rare occasions, we close due to poor weather.

Free Admission for Youth Organizations

Members, leaders, and instructors of non-profit organizations, such as Scouts, church youth groups, and youth shooting clubs who conduct training in gun handling, safety, and shooting skills, will be permitted free admission and use of Range facilities (excluding the Electric Trap range and members-only areas), up to once per year per group, and at the sole discretion of the Los Altos Rod and Gun Club. We request that groups such as Scouts wear their colors, as we enjoy seeing these groups in uniform on the Range.

Picnic Area

Our picnic area is available to you. If you would like to use the BBQ pit, please indicate in your Letter of Request so we can ensure it is reserved for your group. We also sell sodas and snacks.

Pro Shop

For your convenience, we sell at competitive prices a variety of ammunition, targets, personal protective equipment, and convenience items, and rent staplers and spotting scopes. We encourage your patronage here, which helps support operation of the Range.

Before Your Visit

Before arriving, please review our Range Safety Rules, and check the weather and driving routes.

Requesting Free Group Entry

Requests must be made in writing, for review by the Range Master and Director of Operations. The request must substantiate the requesting organization's status, number of participants, and training/activity to be conducted. This request will be required for each use and should be submitted at least 45 days before the desired date and time. This will allow sufficient time for consideration and approval, and scheduling.

~ Download the group request form as a printer-friendly PDF file. ~

Permission Forms

The Los Altos Rod and Gun Club requires that anyone under the age of eighteen (18) be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or have written consent signed by their parent or legal guardian designating a person over 21 years of age who will accompany and supervise the minor. (Please see our Range Safety Rules and youth policy and permission form).

Anyone between the ages of 18 and 21 planning to shoot a handgun must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or have written consent signed by their parent or legal guardian to shoot a handgun at the Range. (This is not required for rifle or shotgun).

You can print and make copies of our permission form for use with each participant.

~ This may be downloaded as a printer-friendly PDF file. ~

Eye and Hearing Protection

Eye and ear protection is mandatory for all persons going to our range, including those persons who are merely observing. For your convenience, we sell eye protection and ear plugs, and both sell and rent ear muffs.

When You Arrive

When you arrive on your scheduled day, assemble your group on the lawn area adjacent to the office. When your entire group has arrived, send one person to notify the office staff.

Your group will be given its own sign-in sheet. Each person must sign in. Please note on the sign-in sheet how many youths and how many adults are in your group.

Our Range Master and/or a Range Safety Officer will meet your group and provide instruction our procedures and our Range Safety Rules.

Once this meeting has taken place, and any questions addressed, the Range Master will accompany your group to the appropriate range, and stay with you as you set up and begin your session. You will be allocated a reasonable number of shooting positions based on your group's size and the number of customers at the Range on that day.

Supervision

Group members are guests at our facility, and must exhibit proper behavior including obeying all rules. The group must be supervised by qualified adults in the group, such as NRA-certified instructors. As specified in our Range Safety Rules, young shooters must be under the direct supervision of a responsible adult at all times. One adult for every 3 or 4 youths usually works well, with direct one-on-one coaching of each youth when shooting.

After Your Visit

We take pride in our facility and the service we offer, and always appreciate hearing about good experiences at the Range and about anything that could have been better. Please consider taking a few moments to let us know how we did by sharing any comments or suggestions, whether in person or by telephone or email.

If you would like to return again in the future, please remember to contact us in advance for scheduling.

We hope that you will have an enjoyable session at our Range.

Very Truly Yours,

Los Altos Rod and Gun Club

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