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This statement is the most up-to-date information we have as of May 31, 2020:

In response to the COVID-19 "shelter-at-home" order issued by the County Health Department on March 18th, the range is closed.  The range is located on state land administered by the Department of Fish and Wildlife.   SLOSA is a non-profit whose employees and volunteers manage and operate the range.   As such, the end date of the closure depends on decisions by both the County Health Department and the Dept of Fish and Wildlife.     On May 29th, Mr Bob Stafford at DFW asked us to share this message with the membership:

At present, the Department is working with staff from our wildlife areas throughout the state to safely begin reopening our facilities which have been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Part of this effort is developing a protocol for reopening facilities so that appropriate measures are in place to prevent further spread of the virus.  We requested that our contractor, San Luis Obispo Sportsmen’s Association (SLOSA), provide us with a draft reopening plan to help the Department facilitate the reopening process.  In our ongoing communications with SLOSA, we received the initial draft plan last week. Further, we are also reviewing the measures in the draft plan to determine their consistency with Statewide guidance, including specific guidance for both indoor and outdoor facilities.   We will continue to work with SLOSA to develop a plan which provides for public safety while moving towards a phased reopening.

Thanks and have a good morning.


Bob Stafford

Environmental Program Manager - Wildlife and Lands Program

Central Region

 As of this update, there is no additional guidance on a reopening date.    When we have more information, we will update this page and share it via an email message to the membership.

Thank you & stay healthy!

Welcome to the San Luis Obispo Sportsmen's Association.
     See the About Us section for an introduction to our club and the many activities at our range..

News and Upcoming Events:


Please explore our website and come visit our range.    We have world class Rifle-Pistol, Trap & Skeet, and Archery ranges.   We offer safety and introduction education through the Hunter Safety classes and GALS program.  We have a variety of monthly matches including Muzzleloader, Cowboy Action Shooting, High Power, and a variety of action pistol and related matches (IDPA, ICORE, Steel Challenge, USPSA, Rimfire, 3-gun and Tactical Shotgun).    You will find more information about each by clicking on the blue bubbles across the top of this website. 

Thanks to Dave Pabinquit and his drone, we have some amazing photos of the rifle-pistol range.    Click here to see Dave's photos

SLOSA operates a number of different ranges (Rifle-Pistol, Shotgun, Archery) as well as many monthly or weekly matches.   Each range and match has its own schedule.   Below are the hours for our three main public ranges along with links for more info.    Need info on one of the other matches or event?   Look across the top of the screen for the blue "bubble" with the topic of interest. 
Hours for Rifle-Pistol
   Monday, Saturday, Sunday:  8AM to 4PM
   Thursday, Friday: 8AM to 9PM
      Closed Tuesday & Wednesday
        805-541-3338 (answered only when range is open)

Hours for Shotgun (Trap & Skeet)
   Monday 9AM - 2PM
   Tuesday & Wednesday CLOSED
   Thursday  9AM-2PM & 3PM-8PM
   Friday 9AM-2PM & 3PM-8PM
,  Saturday & Sunday 9AM - 3PM 
        805-547-1209 (answered only when range is open)
Hours for Archery
Saturday & Sunday: 9AM - 2PM
Currently closed weekdays
See the Archery page for details about backrange shoots
But Google says your hours are...
Unfortunately, the Google business summary page seems to only allow one set of hours to be shown for a business.   We have a variety of ranges (rifle-pistol, shotgun, archery, action pistol, cowboy action, muzzleloader) each with their own hours.   We are looking into it but it doesn't appear that the Google Business summary will allow that level of detail in the hours listed.  So we had to pick one set of hours to list and we picked Rifle-pistol because that is by far our most visited range.   You will always find the detailed hours for each range listed here at and we apologize for any confusion that the Google listing creates.
Student Night on the Rifle-Pistol and Shotgun ranges
Friday Night is Student Night at the Rifle/Pistol range.   Bring your student ID to the Friday night session (6PM-9PM) and shoot for $10 even if you aren't a member.  And on the Shotgun range, students can shoot for the member price of $8/round on Thursdays.   In 2017, student pricing at Shotgun expands to Thursdays, Fridays and Mondays!
Popgun Night
Popgun Night is our monthly family-oriented rimfire-only evening at the rifle range.   We start Popgun night at 5 PM and it goes until about 8.  Popgun Night is the first Saturday of each month at 5PM at the SLOSA Rifle-Pistol range.  See the  Youth Activities page  for additional information. 


Consider a SLOSA membership.    In addition to helping us create and maintain our world-class facility, your membership will get you a discount on range fees and will give you first access to information about upcoming events at the range.    A memberships is valid for the family (you, your spouse and any minor children).   Memberships are $75 for a year (12 months from the date you join) or $300 for 5 years or $750 for a lifetime membership.  You can join online here:  Member Signup / Information    You can also join at the rifle/pistol or shotgun/archery ranges during their normal operating hours.   Are you an existing member who wants to renew online?  Click here for help with renewing online. 
Come by and check us out!
Stop by and check our our world class Rifle/Pistol,  Shotgun, and Archery ranges and all the other events and matches.   Visitors are always welcome during any of the range's normal operating hours.   Hearing and eye protection is required when the range is in operation.  It is available for loan if you do not have it -- ask!      
"What else is going on?"
Our three main public ranges are rifle&pistol, trap&skeet,  and archery.  In addition to those three ranges, there are a wide variety of specialty venues/matches at SLOSA.   If you want more information about any of these matches, follow the highlighted links here:   Chorro Valley Regulators   Muzzleloaders   and the various matches at the Hogue Action Pistol range:   IDPA   ICORE   USPSA   Steel Challenge   USPSA-3-Gun   USPSA Tactical Shotgun   Rimfire Match     You can also find detailed information about other programs by following these links:   Hunter Safety   High Power Match   GALs   Youth Activities       

The range is located off of Highway 1 between San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay.    To find us, map our physical address: 3270 Gilardi Road, San Luis Obispo, CA or follow this link: