Answers to some commonly asked questions
Q) What are the range hours and prices?
A) There are three main public ranges: Rifle-Pistol, Shotgun, and Archery. You can find the hours for the main ranges listed on the main SLOSA page ( www.slosa.org ) or by clicking here.
There are also a large variety of monthly matches held at the range including a high power match, cowboy action shooting, a variety of action pistol matches, muzzleloader and others! For the times and other details about any of those matches, please visit the match page. When viewing this website in desktop mode, click on the link for the match you want in the blue "bubble" along the top of the page.
Q) Where is the range located?
A) We are on HIghway 1 between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay, about 2 miles north of Cuesta College.
To navigate to the range using your GPS or smartphone, use: 3270 Gilardi Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
When you exit the highway, you will be on a short driveway which splits.
If you are coming to the Rifle-Pistol, Shotgun, or Archery ranges, turn left and head down the road about 1/10th of a mile.
For action pistol matches, you will find the Hogue Action Pistol range directly in front of you. Park in the dirt parking lot just to the right of the driveway where you exited the highway.
For Cowboy Action Shooting, Muzzleloader and other back range matches, turn right from the highway exit driveway and follow the road to the back range.
Q) Do you rent guns? Do you sell ammo?
A) We do not rent rifles or pistols. The Shotgun range does have guns available (see the Shotgun page
for more info). We are not allowed to sell ammo at the range. The Archery range
also does have equipment available, please see the Archery page for details.
Q) What sort of introduction or instruction is available?
A) The range safety officers (the men and women who run the range) are happy to give informal instruction on safety and techniques as time allows during normal business hours. In addition, SLOSA hosts Hunter Safety classes
and a women-focused introductory program called GALS
. You can also search this link
for NRA sponsored classes taught at our range or elsewhere
Q) Is membership required?
A) You do not need to be a member to shoot at the SLOSA range. However, SLOSA members do pay a discounted price. See the page for the specific venue/match for more information on pricing. In addition to discounted range fees, you be helping to keep SLOSA growing and healthy. If you like, you will also receive occasional emails informing you about upcoming range events and matches.
Q) How much is a membership and who does it cover?
A) All SLOSA memberships are "family" memberships. It covers you, your spouse, and any of your children under the age of 18. Memberships start on the day you join and are good either for 12-months (1 year), 5 years, or Lifetime depending on the option you choose. Membership prices are $75 for 1 year; $300 for 5 years; $750 for Lifetime.
Q) How do I join? How do I renew?
A) You can join or renew online using secure credit card payment. You can also join by cash or check at the Archery, Shotgun, or Rifle-Pistol ranges during their normal business hours. To join online using a desktop, click "Member Signup" along the left side menu. On a mobile device, click the Menu icon at the bottom and choose "Member Signup". For detailed explanation of renewing online, follow this link for how to renew online.
Q) I just joined. Will I get a membership card?
Yes. Each member will receive a welcome l
etter with a peel-off membership card attached. These membership letters are printed in batches about once a week, so please allow 2-3 weeks after joining for your membership card to arrive.
Q) How do I change my membership info (address, email, phone, etc)
A) Keeping your contact information up to date will help us inform you about upcoming events, changes in range schedle or activites as well as to be able to get your membership card to you when you renew. Please follow this link for instructions on updating your membership contact details.
Q) It is my first time visiting the SLOSA Rifle-Pistol range. What should I know?
A) Please see the description available at this link.
Q) Do you take reservations?
A) The Shotgun range can arrange special hours for groups of 15 or more. The Archery range requests you make reservations for groups of 10 or more. During normal hours at the Rifle-Pistol and Shotgun ranges, it is first-come, first-served. Please see the SHOTGUN
pages for more information about group reservations on those two ranges.
Q) Do you take credit cards?
A) At this time, we can ONLY accept credit/debit card payments at the range for shooting fees. We can accept check or cash for memberships only.
Q) Do you have gift certificates or gift cards?
A) Yes, we have a gift certificate/card program.
Q) Why isn't the road paved?
A) In a word: Money! Doing a proper paving job of even just the road from the highway to rifle-pistol & shotgun/archery would be an expensive project. We have chosen instead to focus keeping the range fees reasonable and improving the shooting experience at the range.