Since 1883, the Martinez Gun Club has been based in the Martinez, CA area and is America's oldest permanent running gun club! The club is a non-profit organization which owns 33 acres of shotgun sports and shooting facilities and manages them. They aspire to make the club a place to be appreciated by the whole family. Membership for all is accessible.
The club itself is incredible. It's like a scenic park with a lot of shade and great facilities, with plenty of outdoor seating, plus a clubhouse and bar. For new shooters, everybody who works there and the members all seem to be very supportive and welcoming. There are lots of families and shooters for women ... Not just "a club for guys."
The place is a bit of a drive, but it's well worth it. You walk into the range front store after parking, which has a huge amount of seating, huge TVs, and an open beverage counter.
On a Saturday afternoon, there were many regions to choose to shoot in. The facility is tall, tidy, and very open. It's still a lot of fun watching the clay discs break as each individual fired, even though it doesn't have the best view. The unit is also excellent at firing the clay discs in random directions, making it even more enjoyable.
You have to give it a try if you haven't shot Trap before. It is certainly a sport of technique and skill. It's a fun way to socialize as well.
On Wednesdays, the club has a nice "night shoot" with dinner, too. Even if you are not a member, it's great that you can take advantage of the range and clubhouse, but the membership pays for itself in savings on the range fees.
The club grounds are wide and well maintained, wide clubhouse, polite people, uncrowded. Blake will walk you through the shotgun basics (safety, stance, loading / unloading, targeting, etc.), the club shooting rules and etiquette, and the mechanics of running the trap equipment. Blake will loan you a shell holder to wear.
He specifically describes gun safety and handling. He is really good at teaching and showing how to fire a trap. His excitement is contagious for the sport. He 's taken follow-up sessions and is going to stick with the sport. The facilities at the Martinez Gun Club are really good and the staff are polite and helpful.
The National Rifle Association is the longest-standing civil rights group in America and a proud champion of the Second Amendment's patriots and diligent protectors of heritage.
The Martinez Gun Club is proud to be a member of the NRA, encouraging all hunters, families, and everyone to become a member of the NRA.
This amazing landmark in Martinez, California is located near some other must-see places of interest:
- John Muir House
- John Muir National Historic Site
- Radke Martinez Regional Shoreline Park
- Mount Wanda
- Waterfront Park
- Hidden Lakes Park
- Rankin Park
- Suisun Bay
All of these wonderful landmarks are located just a short distance from our location at 1261 Locust Street in Walnut Creek California! Stop by for a visit anytime!