Shooting Socials

Education and outreach has been a part of who San Diego County Gun Owners is from the very beginning.   Our diverse group of volunteers work to expand the shooting sport community and educate the public.  For just $60/person, we can give you a safe, fun, safe, and educational first-time shooting experience.

Here is what SDCGO can offer a new shooter:

  • 1. One-on-one mentoring with an experienced volunteer
  • 2. Safety briefing in a classroom
  • 3. 2 Hours of range rental
  • 4. Gun(s) to learn with
  • 5. 50 rounds of ammunition
  • 6. A paper target
  • 7. Eye protection
  • 8. Ear protection

This is at least a $100 value and maybe as much as a $250 value.  We offer it for $60 just to cover costs and give you a great experience.


A:  It is an event to introduce people to the shooting sports with a group of people who socialize together in another way like work, church, clubs, etc.

A:  Shooting Socials are by invite only.  Setting up a Shooting Social is easy!  We do all the set-up and you just organize the group.  We can accommodate groups between 5 and 18 people.  People who are not legally permitted to possess a firearm like felons may not participate in these events.

A:  Mentors are the volunteers who work with you, one-on-one, during these events.  Mentors come from all backgrounds.  They are experienced shooters who will show you how to shoot their personal firearm(s).

A:  Yes, but please follow all local laws regarding the transport of firearms.  Firearms should be brought to the range in a locked container, unloaded, and separate from ammunition.

A:  No.  Most of our participants have never shot a gun.  Those with experience have always said they picked up some great tips from our mentors.

A:  Yes.  The minimum age is generally 9 years-old.  Different ranges have different age and height requirements.  This question is best answered on a case by case basis.

A:  Aside from closed heel and closed toe shoes, there are no other requirements.  Avoid shirts with low neck lines.

A:  Everything you need to participate in this event is covered by your fee, along with a safety briefing from experienced range staff, and a mentor who will stay with you throughout the whole shooting process.

Want more information or would you like to set up a Shooting Social and need help?
Email Wendy at for help and more information.