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San Jose Pink Pistols Meetup
Welcome to our "Pink Pistol" social shoot. Privacy of attendees will be respected, no photography, video or any other recording media without asking permission first. OUR GROUP LEASES USE OF THE RANGE FROM THE SANTA CLARA RIFLE CLUB, TO COVER THE COSTS OF LEASING THE RANGE, WE HAVE A 10 DOLLAR COVER CHARGE. THE RANGE FEE COVERS THE USE OF THE RANGE, TARGETS AND EAR/EYE PROTECTION. THE RANGE FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE GUNS and AMMO. THE RANGE DOES NOT RENT GUNS OR SELL AMMO. A few of us do bring extra guns and ammo, it is our custom that reimburse people for any ammo you use. Average retail cost of 9mm ammo is approximately 15 dollars per box of 50. On average most people shoot between 50 to 100 rounds of ammo. On average, attendees typically spends between 30 to 70 dollars, just depends on how much ammo you shoot. Contact us if you have questions. DUE TO SAFETY ISSUES, AMMUNITION IS LIMITED TO 22LR THRU 45 ACP. NO MAGNUM POWERED HANDGUNS: NO CENTERFIRE RIFLES, 22 RIMFIRE OKAY: NO SHOTGUNS: We are a social group, not a business, we operate "CASH ONLY". For people who have never fired firearms, it is strongly suggested that you attend the coordinated beginner shoot we have with the Santa Clara rifle club on the Second Saturday of each month. That event is designed specifically for new shooters, we have coaches, for the first 2 hours the range limits firearms to 22 cal firearms only, so it isn't as loud. The second Saturday events typically run all afternoon and into the early evenings, generally it runs from 2pm till 7pm or later. That event is limited to 40 people, I suggest arriving at 1:45PM, the event is popular. The Club waives range fees, club members donate their use of their time, loan their guns and supply ammo. If you were to go to a commercial range, rent guns, buy ammo, pay range fees and hire a gun trainer, your cost would be least 70 dollars. Officially it is a "no cost event", I encourage people who attend to donate so the event will continue for others in the future. We recognize that some people can't make the 2nd Saturday event and we set aside the first hour of our shoot for new shooters. SAFETY IS OUR NUMBER ONE ISSUE, WE ARE USING GUNS WITH LIVE AMMO, FOR US SAFETY IS A MUST. WE HAVE HAD NO ACCIDENTS AND WE INTEND TO KEEP IT THAT WAY. FOR NEW ATTENDEES TO OUR EVENTS, TO SHOOT AT OUR EVENT YOU MUST BE PRESENT AT 10AM SHARP, SO THAT WE CAN GO OVER FIREARMS SAFETY RULES AND OUR RANGE RULES. WE ARE ON A TIME SCHEDULE, IF YOU MISS OUR FIREARMS SAFETY AND RANGE RULE ORIENTATION, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO SHOOT. Our people start arriving between 9:45am and 10am. A few of us are willing to do some coaching of new shooters in the first hour of our shoot, after that we do our own thing. Please recognize that this is our monthly social event, for some of us it is the only time we get to the range to shoot our guns. Our schedule: 1. 10:00am to 10:15am: Inspection of range, uncasing of firearms and set up for event. New shooter orientation will be done concurrently. 2. 10:15 to 11:00 am :New shooters, if any will be coached on shooting and will proceed to shoot. If we have open firing lanes, our regulars will begin shooting. 3. 11:00 am to 12:45pm: Our social shoot will be running, we have 5 shooting stations and we rotate depending on how many of us are attending and shooting. 4. 12:45pm: We will close down the Pink Pistol shoot, clean up the range. There is another group that has leased the range for their monthly event, so we have to shut down, clean up and have range ready for next group. Post shoot, we have been getting together for post shoot lunches, for new members, you are welcome to join us. We try to hit sit down restaurants that are in the 15 to 20 dollar price range. Nicki

City of San Jose: Rifle Range

1580 South 10th Street · San Jose, CA

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.

Nicki

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