What we're about
Begun in 2006, the San Jose Pink Pistols came into existence to encourage, educate and train the LBGT community for Self Defense.
San Jose Pink Pistols welcomes everyone comfortable with diversity.
San Jose Pink Pistols emphasizes firearms safety, skills development and conviviality.
We are a friendly, informal group of shooting enthusiasts with a reserved range event on the 4th Sunday of each month and a shared outreach beginner shooting event on the 2nd Saturday of each month..
The San Jose Municipal 10th street range is our "home range", it is at 1580 South 10th Street, San Jose California 95112.
In addition to our regular monthly events, we will have other outings where we will travel to other ranges.
Due to the social nature of our group, most of us have multiple guns and typically we always try out each others guns. The custom in our group is if you are shooting someone else's gun, reimburse them for their ammunition.
For our events, we have been getting together for lunch or dinner after shooting so that we can socialize, where we go depends on mood of the group.
Interested, but don't have a firearm? If so, this is the group to join. In our group you will find a welcoming environment for beginners, our members especially enjoy mentoring new shooters.
Typically between all of us who attend we have a wide variety of firearms and experience.
For someone who is new to anything, often many times a new person won't even know what questions to even ask, we will help guide you to figure what questions to ask and hopefully we will have satisfactory answers to your questions.
We will show you how to shoot "Safely" and have a lot of "Fun" doing so.
And for those of you who are "experienced shooters", of course you are welcome and we welcome you to come share your experiences so that all of us can grow.
For those of you looking for more "advanced training", as a group we will be making 2 plus road trips to Front Sight Training in Pahrump, Nevada. Front Sight is 70 miles from Las Vegas. It is "legal" to transport firearms on commercial planes in "screened and checked in" baggage.
We will either buy ammo at Front Sight or one of us will drive to Pahrump.
We have a "new sister chapter", the Las Vegas Pink Pistols that some of their members may join us on our road trips to Front Sight.
Other Pink Pistol chapters do exist in the United States and it is our intention to link and meet up with as many active chapters as possible. We are about growing Pink Pistols nationwide.