San Luis Obispo Sportsmen's Association - Club Ranges (2024)

San Luis Obispo Sportsmen's Association - Club Ranges (1)


We start with a rifle match at 9:00 A.M. Best to show up around 8 to 8:30 to get acquainted and set out your gear. Any flintlock or caplock rifle or musket is acceptable. We do not shoot in-lines. Single shot pistols and percussion revos may be used for the pistol match which follows.

Rifle matches may be paper target, steel silhouettes or knock down plates. Pistol is usually paper. Sometimes we squad up and hold an "Indian Attack" [4x4 shoot]. Team that cuts theirs in half the fastest wins. That's when you want a guy with minie balls on your team! Most double-ball for maximum effect.

After that is the primitive match, which involves knife and hawk throwing, bow, or sometimes a Seneca Run [which is a skills course involving many different skills, including the above, shooting, setting a trap and making fire with flint & steel].

Sometimes we have a Hot Dog BBQ or a prize drawing following the match. Occasionally a member will bring a black powder mortar and launch a few golf balls or concrete beer cans [depending on bore] for fun. One of the guys has a cannon, but it's too heavy to load for just an afternoon's shooting. We usually head home around 1 or 2 P.M.

San Luis Obispo Sportsmen's Association - Club Ranges (2)

san luis smallbore

RIFLE SILHOUETTE MATCHES are held on the first Sunday of each month. The range will be open on match Sundays at about 7:30 am for practice and sign-ups. Smallbore rifle is shot first, beginning at 8:30 am. The Highpower match may follow after a lunch/sight-in break, but never before 10:30 am. Participation in silhouette shooting has decreased over the years but a smallbore match will be held weather permitting. We do not shoot in the rain.

Silhouette entry fees are being reduced!! Now $5.00 for Smallbore and $10.00 for HighPower.

The competition is opened to all.

The course of fire will consist of ten shots at each of the four animals at the standard rifle silhouette distances for a total of 40 shots per match. Shooters will set animals and then score for the next relay shooter.

All current NRA Silhouette rules will apply.

Advance entries are not required. Please use the names and phone numbers below for further information, range conditions, directions, camping information, etc. Matches may be canceled for rainy conditions, call if driving any distance.

Club officers would like to hear any suggestions to increase match participation.

For further information on matches or other club activity you may contact:

Shari McKelvy 805-772-1719 (early eve)

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central coast long range shooters

We offer shooting positions from tables, prone and barriers such as tank traps out to 900 yards.

Shooters from novice and junior to the seasoned shootist will find our range will provide the experience they need to achieve their goals. Targets from 100 yards to 900 yards.

Daily shooting fees:


Advanced shooters. Those that have proven their knowledge and skillset to safely and accurately engage targets beyond 600 yards without the guidance of an RSO.

Novice Long Range Shooters$20.00

Those shooters that are new to long range shooting. Shooters that have not satisfactorily demonstrated their ability to engage targets beyond 600 yards with a relatively accurate shot placement. This skill is required to safely plan the bullet's trajectory in order to minimize any undue overshot. Without this skill, this shooter will require the direct observation of the on duty RSO.

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chorro valley regulators

The Chorro Valley Regulators, is a venue within The San Luis Obispo Sportsman’s Association, that hosts a Cowboy Action Shooting match every 2nd Sunday and preceding Saturday (same weekend) and most 5th Sundays and preceding Saturday (same weekend) of each month (See Match Schedule below). The Match on Saturday start's at noon after a 11:45pm mandatory shooters meeting. The Match on Sunday start's at 9:10am after a 9:00am mandatory shooters meeting. We normally shoot 5 "stages" each day. Bring your own lunch and drinks. We have running water, restroom facilities, and a hot shower for your pleasure. The summer temperature is usually around 75 degrees with cool ocean breezes. Overnight camping in available at no charge. Saturday following the match we have a pot luck dinner for all with CVR providing the main dish. So please come join us for some great shooting, great times and some great food!

Cowboy Action Shooting (CAS) is a timed, scenario based shooting competition where participants use firearms that are typically associated with The Old West and the American Cowboy. Single Action revolvers, Lever Action rifles, and a "Scattergun" are the order of the day in this shooting sport. Competitors will use authentic or replica revolvers such as Colt’s Peacemaker or Ruger Vaqueros. Rifles are of the lever action type made by Winchester, Marlin and other approved rifles that utilize a pistol cartridge. Both of the aforementioned firearms use ammunition that uses a lead bullet only. No jacketed, copper washed, or gas check bullets are allowed. Shotguns are either a side-by-side double barrel without ejectors or pump action shotguns with an exposed hammer such as were made by Marlin or Winchester. Most participants wear traditional Old West attire. Matches are run according to Single Action Shooting Society (SASS) rules.

If you are new to Cowboy Action Shooting or have a question about our Cowboy Action Club, please contact the CVR Hollywood, by e-mail at:

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